Why do I love and advocate for Scandinavian style homes? I fell in love with this style when we were living in Jakarta, but never got to apply it until we moved to Berlin, where I was able to fulfill my dreams of #whiteliving in an 100 year old apartment called an Altbau. I love how light, white, understated yet chic and functional Scandinavian Interiors look. It is perfectly aligned with the MinimaLUXE life that I advocate.
Well now you can get similar shelves in three different sizes below from Home Folk or any EDIA store. Please note that these are made with compressed/MDF wood, just like the ones I have at home. However because they are white, it’s easy to keep them clean using products like this.
I like the layout of the store, and how they present the different products that helps you envision how pieces can be styled in your home. I hope you enjoy the pictures below. Scandinavian Design inspired items assembled in China are at lower price points, but you can also find pieces that are made in Denmark or Italy at a higher price points, but still comparatively affordable. Feel free to ask the helpful staff!
Scandinavian living is all about a laid back and cozy style that will make you want to relax and make memories with family and loved ones. It’s not too precious, so it’s comfortable and made for living.
FURNITURE SHOPPING TIPS:
Always ask if the wood is made of
- MDF/Compressed Wood
- Solid Wood
Personally I recommend solid wood, just because they can last for generations, and it’s better for the environment in a sense that it can be reused for decades, while other woods when not recycled, just end up in the landfills. Home Folk has some solid wood options.
My second choice would be MDF/Compressed in white color because you can easily fill and repaint the whole piece white.
I totally avoid veneers because they are super expensive, and once it’s scratched/gauged, there really is no good way to fix them. They also end up in the landfill in places like the Philippines that don’t have the infrastructure for proper disposal of wood, which can be recycled into mulch for landscaping, pulp for paper making, used as a fuel or turned into a sustainable energy source.
Another important tip, always ask to sit on the chair/couch before buying to make sure it’s comfortable. There are a lot of good looking couches which might not be padded very well, and not survive for long.
When buying desks, closets or shelves, always open and close the drawers. A soft close, should be standard.
TD and I noticed this rocking chair as we were leaving the store. Isn’t it super cute and a nice modern take on a rocking chair?
Have you ever been to Home Folk or any of the other EDIA stores? What do you think of their stuff?
Be sure to visit these nearby Scandi stores:
DESIGN STORIES for HAY DENMARK pieces
KRAKKI Finland Pinewood
GLORIETTA 43rd Floor Google Maps
11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
T: (632) 729-4435 • M: (639) 17-327-4287
MEGAMALL B 4th Floor Google Maps
11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
T: (632) 637-4590 • M: (639) 17-324-5240
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