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We all do it. Read endless blog posts about décor and the latest ways to be minimal. This post is all about finding the right resources to guide you on that balanced path without clogging up the Favorites File on your computer.

These books have stuck around for the long haul in the design industry and fall perfectly in line with North Hem’s vision of Mid-century Modern, Scandinavian, and Minimalistic design.
Sit back, pull up a Nordic-build chair next to your over-sized windows, and enjoy the read…

1. Dysthe Design, edited by Widar Halén

A biography on Sven Ivar Dysthe and how he discovered the inspiration for the Norwegian Pop Design founded in the 1960s.

2. Grete Prytz Kittelsen edited by Karianne Bjellås Gilje Editor

A comprehensive presentation of the iconic, and still vital, decorative design of “the queen of Scandinavian design”, Grete Prytz Kittelsen.

3. The Furniture of Poul Kjaerholm by Michael Sheridan

A compilation of the furniture produced by Danish designer Poul Kjaerholm (1951-1980).

4. Hans J. Wegner by Jens Bernsen

A compilation of the renowned mid-century Danish furniture designer Hans Wegner (1914-2007).

5. Marimekko by Marianne Aav and others

An examination of the design inspiration of the Marimekko Corporation. A husband and wife revolution in pattern making that created a new trend world-wide.

6. Modern Swedish Design by Lucy Creagh, Helena Kåberg, and Barbara Miller Lane

The first translation by three Scandinavian designers on the education and inspiration that brought about an international change in interior furnishings.

7. Neoclassicism in the North by Håkan Groth

Plans, original drawings and photos of 20 Scandinavian royal residences, manors and mansions.

8. Planetveien 12: The Korsmo House-A Scandinavian Icon by Elisabeth Tostrup

The 1955 Korsmo House, a Scandinavian icon and experiment in architecture that inspired an entire generation of designers. This home was elected one of the ten most significant buildings in Norwegian twentieth century architecture.

9. Scandinavian Modern by Magnus Englund and Chrystina Schmidt

Introducing a collection of the most important Scandinavian designers and their work. This volume explores some of the most interesting homes in Scandinavian design.

There they are. Nine books all about the best ways to design Scandi-style (with a little Mid-century Modern thrown in).

Which book will you add to your Fall reading list?

Drop a line in the comments below and let us know.

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