Can you think of any better combination than the cool, crispness of white Scandinavian decor married to the warmth and ethnicity of Moroccan inspired interiors? It sounds like a contradiction in terms but when done right it can be absolutely stunning. The chunky woods, beaten metals, embossed silver bowls, and patterned pottery, stand out like punctuation marks against the stark white. Each item, whether standing alone so that it has room to breathe, or piled high in a glorious collection of texture and materials, invites closer inspection. The fingers itch to caress and investigate. To turn over, and feel the love and hand-hewn quality of each and every piece.
And the secret to making this work? The absence of colour. It’s a carefully curated collection of artisan objects relying on texture and pattern but in a very edited range of shades. The bright colours of traditional Berber rugs, the vibrant silks, and the coloured pots have been left out, leaving the blacks, the whites, the greys and the natural colours of wood and metal.
And then there are the touches of cooler climes. It’s not just a question of painting the walls and floor white. The absence of any window treatment is a very Scandinavian trait. All the better to let that precious light in. And then there are the trestle tables, the understated furniture and the casual fur throws adorning the chairs.
This wonderful edit of hot and cold is the work of Johanna Weckström who is the owner of a Finnish – Spanish based decoration company, Zoco Home. She operates from her home in southern Spain where she lives with her family and creates this marriage made in heaven. Have a look at her shop and resist the temptation. I dare you.