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  • How To Create Hygge In Your Home

    Pash Classics Oslo City SofaHygge stands for a quality of cosiness and comfortability that induces a feeling of contentment and well-being, it is considered to be one of the characteristics of Danish culture.

    Practicality and simplicity are two of the greatest principles of Scandinavian design, this can be associated with the 1950s and ‘60s where a lot of Scandinavian home were traditionally small. Due to the lack of space in homes they didn’t allow space for extravagant amounts of decorative items, they had a stripped-back style where all furniture had a purpose in the home.

    The Icons That Inspired The Furniture Design Industry

    Influential Scandinavian designers of the era include Arne Jacobsen, renowned for his curvaceous, sleek designs such as the Egg Chair and Swan Chair. Along with Verner Panton who can be recognised for his fluid, futuristic shapes seen in the S-Chair and then Hans Wegner, who mastered the Danish modernism of the period with designs like the Shell Chair. These designers started the trend that would lead to globally inspire the industry.

    Mid-Century Designer Replica PK20 Chairs

    Scandinavian homes offer an understated elegance that is centred around warmth, clean lines and flawless craftsmanship which creates a pure style. It can be characterised by the use of earthy, soft tones, minimal ornamentation and honest materials.

    A Substantial Impact On Interior And Furniture Design

    A blend of textures, contrasts and soft hues are applied to create a sleek, modern feel to their interior, this is what makes the style renowned for its beauty. It's understandable why Scandinavian décor has made an undeniable impact on interior designers approach to space.

    Their mantra complements the art of living well as it promotes a simple home environment that enhances an uplifting lifestyle, which embodies the main desire of Scandinavian design that is to improve daily life.

    What We Love About Scandinavian Design

    There seems to be nothing about Scandinavian Design that isn't to be loved? The ability to create a cosy, content home that is found to help your well-being, the care for nature and the environment so possessions are made to last rather than easily be replaced, along with sophisticated and modern designs that seem to be constantly in style.

    The important balance that the design follows, it seems to take the most valuable parts of interior design to provide the perfect compromise. It delivers functionality yet comfort into spaces. Ultimately, we love how it embraces a variety of principles and characteristics to achieve this.

    Mid Century Designer Replica Sofa

    How You Can Recreate It In Your Home...

     

    1. A Functional yet Inviting Living Space

    Create a living space that’s clean and functional but still inviting, to accomplish this make use of straight lines and minimal, modern furniture combined with cosy elements such as throw blankets, cushions and plush area rugs.

    2. The Key To Any Living Space… The Sofa

    Try looking for a sofa that has a mid-century modern aesthetic, commonly incorporating wooden angled legs and consisting of muted colours such as the Finn Juhl Poet Sofa. As it's the heart of any living area, it is important to find a sofa that you will find comfortable and easy to relax in.

    Eames DSW Chair in a Scandinavian Inspired Dining Room

    3. Dine Comfortably

    The key to a Scandinavian inspired dining area is to strike a balance in creating a sophisticated yet casual enough space that you will dine comfortably. Create a space that feels open with the use of light colours and wood, Eames DSW & DAW Chairs will fit these conditions well.

    4. Neutral Colour Scheme

    Winters are long and dark in Northern Europe, so the design utilises light, neutral colours to make space feel bright and consistent. With a considerably large neutral colour palette, often bold colours are loosely incorporated throughout their home to bring some colour.

    5. May There Be Light

    The use of light is regarded to be extremely important, that is typically why Scandinavian interiors have white walls to attract the light. Natural lighting can be used to make your home feel brighter and bigger.

    Even though it is preferred to have a lot of natural light, there is still a need for artificial light and in this case, it is best to use pendant lighting as it complements the aesthetic of Scandinavian design and is a great modern alternative to a chandelier. Poul Henningsen Artichoke Lamps enhances the style, creates a striking look compared to other pendant lighting and also helps to spread light over the room that's achieved by layering reflective materials to complete Henningsen's vision of a perfectly lit room.

    6. Declutter

    Follow a less is more design mantra by scaling back on accessories, make your décor visually lightweight with small amounts of decoration. Plants, flowers and other botanicals are the vital decorations as they incorporate nature and will brighten up your space.

    If you would like to add artwork, go for monochrome pieces such as ink drawings, black and white photography or charcoal sketches to complement the principles of Scandinavian design.

    Scandinavian Design

    7. Hard Flooring

    Carpets never became popular in Sweden, instead, you will commonly find the use of light wood flooring throughout homes, apart from in the bathroom. The use of wooden flooring helps to provide a connection with nature that Swedes love.

    8. Make The Most Of Your Outdoor Space

    Entertaining outdoors during the late summer nights in Sweden is so popular that even the smallest of apartments will have a balcony and terrace so they can host outside. This relationship with nature is in line with the idea of your home bringing you a feeling of content, as spending time outside has been closely linked to a better, healthier mind and body.

    Important Principles

    Even if you don't want to recreate the Scandinavian look in your home, there are principles you could take away that you can apply to your interior, such as creating a space that makes you feel at peace and comforted along with being more sustainable to help the environment.

  • 2020 Trending Colours You Will Want To Look Out For

    Pantone Colour Of The Year 2020 Classic Blue

    The Reigning Colour Over 2020

    Colour experts, Pantone, hold an immense influence over various industries, which makes naming the colour of the year an important trend forecast.

    Appearing in diverse areas such as the beauty industry, art market, automotive manufacturing and tech, it seems like Pantone made the right choice in naming the colour of 2020 Classic Blue.

    Attentive to distinguish 2020's colour from Deep Navy, a Bright Ultramarine, or past Pantone colours of the years such as Turquoise, Blue Iris and Cerulean.

    Shades of Blue

    Emotions Behind Colours

    Eiseman, Executive Director Of The Pantone Colour Institute, explains “When we look at the world around us, we know that we’re living with a lot of unrest, where some days we don’t feel quite as secure, blue, from an emotional, psychological standpoint, has always represented a certain amount of calm and dependability. It’s a colour that you can rely on.”

    And we agree, with blue having a long association with peace and evoking a feeling of reliability.

    How This Impacts Interior Design.

    Blue unites classic designs and is perfectly aligned with interior design's continuous return to traditional decorating styles. This is where our beloved mid-century design replicas can complement the colour of the year. Timeless designs paired with the classic colour can create a well-devised home.

    Our Response

    Carefully curated at Pash Classics by our new member to the team, Lydia who's an in-house interior designer, to show what works with the beautiful, deep colour. She suggests that "Working with subtle tones of white, pink and daffodil yellow effortlessly complements the depth in the colour. Classic blue is an immersing colour so paired with these subtle hues it creates a well-balanced mix."

    Or if you want to make a statement "Contrasting reds, oranges and tan browns can create a different emotion paired with the Classic Blue. It feels daring and bold, suitable for some peoples individual style, but not all."

    Pantone Classic Blue Contrasting and Complementing Interior Colour Schemes

    Designs such as Jacobsen’s Egg Chair, Eames DSW Eiffel Chair, Knoll Sofas and more can make a flawless pairing.

    Our Blue Cashmere, Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair Replica is in keeping with the chosen colour of the year. An accent, rich tone that paired with the minimalist shape and sophisticated high winged back of the Egg Chair, could create a chic centre-piece for your home.

    Rethinking The Conventional Idea Of Colour

    Along with the naming of the 2020 colour of the year, Pantone proposed a new marketing technique where they collaborated with several brands to produce the senses of Classic Blue, including smell, sound, taste and texture.

    The result was a swatch of suede-like fabric, a musk-and-sea-salt-scented candle, a blue, berry-flavoured jelly, and a three-minute audio track titled “Vivid Nostalgia.”

    Eiseman’s aspiration is that the exercise will inspire designers and consumers to rethink the idea of colour in the decade ahead.

    Our team worked together to come up with our own 5 senses for the colour of the year. The results were a soft cashmere swatch, luxurious and comforting relating to the emotions that the colour evokes. A beach, sea salt scent similar to the one devised by Pantone, the deep blue colour couldn’t get us away from the idea of the sea. A warm blueberry pie, bringing the idea back to comfort, and finally the track Spectra by Oh Lascar. If you had to reimagine colour, what would you think of?

    Classic Blue Isn’t The Only Colour Trend To Focus On

    Classic Blue and Tranquil Dawn Colours Uninspired by the 2020 Classic Blue colour? Pantone isn't the only one with an impact on interior trends, paint specialists and top international design experts gather at Dulux's Global Aesthetic Centre to discuss worldwide trends that will affect the upcoming year. The outcome, Dulux develop their own colour of the year by transforming these insights into one essential colour trend.

    For 2020, they decided with the start of the new decade and it being seen as a fresh start, that this could be looked upon as a new dawn. The colour experts created an inspiring new shade, Tranquil Dawn.

    Influenced by colours of the morning sky, Tranquil Dawn falls somewhere between blue, green and grey. The colour has been described to adapt according to the shades and tones it's paired with. Dulux released different interior colour palettes to evoke different feelings.

    With a common opinion to Pantone, that individuals lives are continually becoming more hectic and digital, there is a common hope among people for compassion and contentment. The colour Tranquil Dawn is believed to convey an emotion of peace which seems to be desired in this day and age.

    Emotions Behind Interior Colour Schemes

    How Tranquil Dawn Has Inspired Us?

    Lydia, our interior designer, has been working on endless cohesive pairings with the versatile colour. “The subtle tone works effortlessly with light woods such as beech and walnut. You can produce an urban aspect to the shade through the use of brighter colours such as blue, mustard and red. Overall Tranquil Dawn, seems to work well with a wide range of different hues making it an easy colour to work within your home”.

    Tranquil Dawn Complementing Furniture

    What You Can Take Away

    Trends come and go and aren't always individuals style preference. However, one thing to take away from these upcoming trends is the need to have a place to feel relaxed and at peace, make your home somewhere you can get away from a forever rising, hectic lifestyle. You can reflect your interior on what you need in your life by using colours that bring emotion, rather than just following the trends.

  • Pash Classics Competition

    Win a £200 Gift Card

    To enter simply take a photo of how you’ve styled your Pash Classics products in your home, send in your photo to competitions@pash-classics.com or share the photo on Facebook or Instagram using #pashclassics to be in the draw to win a £200 gift voucher off your next purchase with us.

    The competition will close on the 30th September 2019 at midnight and the winner will be chosen at random and contacted on the 1st October with their exclusive voucher. This gift voucher can be used site-wide, is valid for one year and can be used on multiple transactions.

    Struggling to get a good photo to enter? Follow these tips to help you to get an eye-catching image.

    Lighting- this can make or break a good photo, the right lighting can help bring out the best of your home. Natural light is usually best, however, sometimes a little extra can help bring out an image. It will be best to take the photos when the sun is still out. If you think your photo is still a bit too dark try using the flash or turning on a lamp or other source of light.

    Angles- be adventurous and have a play around with different angles, then have a look back and see what works best, you could find something that you didn’t expect to work.

    Don’t be blindsided by the product- we want to see how the products fit in with your home, this can also be a great way to show off your style, but also take into consideration the surroundings of the products and what they look like in the image.

    Try 2 hands instead of one - sometimes holding your phone or camera with 2 hands can help you take a steady photo with no blur from moving.

    Wipe your camera - if the lens is dirty this can really decrease the quality of a good photo, so make sure no fingerprint marks are ruining your homes time to shine.

    Find inspiration for home images at

    Show off your style and test your luck to see whether you win.

  • September's Mid-Century Roundup

    Mid-century advertisements are fascinating. They're a unique glimpse in to the minds of the first consumer decade where the moral compass was sometimes off and everyone looked towards the future. AdSausage holds the greatest archive of these mid-century advertisements that cover just about any industry one can imagine, from clothing to tobacco and automobiles to cosmetics.
  • Your Guide to the Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair Replica

    Out of all the designs synonymous with mid-century furniture, perhaps none are more revered and certainly none more influential on pop culture than Arne Jacobsen’s Egg Chair. The Pash Classics replica of this iconic design is available at a fraction of the cost of a Fritz Hansen version, from £559.
  • August's Mid-Century Roundup

    Mid-Century modern is as alive and well today as it was 70 years ago and its extent continues to reach all four corners of the globe. To help provide your fix of this iconic design movement straight to your screen we find the best to read, watch and experience every month. Welcome to our August Mid-Century Roundup.
  • Your Guide to the Noguchi Coffee Table Replica

    As much a piece of sculptural art as functional furniture, the Noguchi Coffee Table is one of Mid-Century’s most iconic and admired designs. In fact, it is so well celebrated that a Herman Miller version costs in excess of £1400. Whilst that might not seem like much for something that is considered a piece of art, it certainly goes against the Mid-Century philosophy of great design being accessible to all.
  • July's Mid-Century Roundup

    Explore our selection of the best mid-century gems from across the internet. Whether you're looking to get inspired, learn something new or if you are simply curious about the history behind your furniture, there's always something that tickles your fancy. Explore this month's selection below:
  • Your Guide to Eames Dining Chairs

    Out of all the dining chairs that have ever been designed, how many do you remember? I would assume it’s a handful at best. However, I’m certain that of that handful two would be Eames Dining Chairs. More specifically whether you know them by name of not, these would be the Eames DSW and the Eames DAW.
  • June's Mid-Century Roundup

    Rarely a day goes by without a new revelation or discovery in the world of mid-century modern furniture and design. The month of June was no exception. This month we have rounded up our favourites which include some amazing archive footage and a reincarnation of one of the past-century's most iconic buildings. Take a read below and click the links to explore further:

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