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Sunny Scandinavian: The Full Home Tour (And Everything You Need To Get The Look)

We’ve already brought you the full home tours of our Black & Bold and Modern Boho projects, and today we’re taking you into one more space from the Vista Santa Fe community. And this time, it’s all about interpreting Scandinavian design for sunny, Southern California. 

Working again with Pardee Homes, the starting point for this project was the simple lines and minimalism that is synonymous with Scandinavian design.  And since this space is located in (almost always) sunny San Diego, we wanted to keep the interiors bright, airy, and maintain a strong connection to the outdoors. We chose a color palette of crisp white and grays, along with deep teal and seafoam green accents that would reference nature and contrast with the light tones. And no Nordic-inspired space is complete without lots of light toned wood and modern furnishings and lighting.

To keep things interesting, we used black accents, graphic patterns, and a few unexpected details (blue terrazzo wallpaper and a floor to ceiling wine rack). And since this is Southern California, the outdoor space became a year-round extension of the home, with a wall of sliding glass doors that open to a lounge area.


Overall, this is a home that takes the best of minimal design, adds a touch of nature, and re-interprets it for a light and bright location. Keep scrolling to see all the pics of this luminous space, and to shop the products you need to bring sunny, Scandinavian style to your space – no matter where you live!

In case you missed them, check out the posts on our other Vista Santa Fe projects: Modern Boho: The Full Home Tour, Bold & Black: The Full Home Tour and Bold & Black: A Kitchen Reveal.

    1. I LOVE the bathroom wallpaper the mosaic looking one. Just spectacular and really fun. If you dont wake up and want to spend time in there getting pumped for the day oh my godness…lol!

      1. Isn’t it great? And it’s totally temporary too. -B

  1. I loooooove your take on the canopy bed, it’s absolutely stunning! It gives such attention to the high ceilings. And those stools look like it giant corks and I am absolutely here for it! Keep designing, your work bring some much join and inspiration into the world ❤️

    1. Aren’t they great? Thanks so much for reading. -B

  2. My Husband, Son and I live in Northern Ca and will be in the process of building our new home in the near future!
    This info was sent by my daughter who lives in Sweden, and we love the ideas we have seen there.
    Love the look of your Modern Boho design!!!
    I am a big fan of Wallpaper and happy to see it making a comeback here in the states!
    Love everything you have done!

    1. Thanks so much! I love wallpaper too. -B

  3. Great Scandinavian design kitchen. What is the color, name, brand of bottom cabinet island?

  4. Love it!!! Love your work Bobby! You are such an inspiration! Can’t wait to see more!

    P.S.- say Hi to the rest of the Fab5 for me all the way from Texas!!!

  5. Is there a link where we can see mire info in the furniture—brand, where to buy etc?

    1. You can shop all my furniture picks here. Thanks for reading! xx -B

  6. Hi Bobby! I as a student in interior design, i am really inspired by this design and aesthetic. Loving everything about this specially the bedroom and kitchen area. 🙂

    1. Thanks for reading! Hope you’re able to find more inspiration from our stories. xx -B

  7. Inspiring Design! Can I ask where the light above the living room is sourced from? I would love to use this in a new build I am designing. Thank you!

    1. You can shop the light fixture here. Thanks for reading! xx -B

      1. Hi! Where did you source the island pendants? Love them, want them! Thanks, JJ

        1. The island pendant we used are no longer available, but you can find a similar option here. xx -B

  8. Absolutely love these cabinets! What wood/finish are they made of? And what color paint is above the cabinets? I love the idea of an accent color there. Thanks!

    1. The cabinetry is all oak with a bleached finish. The island is painted in Salamander by Benjamin Moore. Thanks for your comment! xx -B

      1. Thanks for the help! And lastly what about the color above the upper cabinets (where a soffit may be)?

  9. Hi Bobby,
    Love the primary bedroom walls and the wood treatment on the wall and ceiling. My questions are: what two colors did you paint the walls? And is the grey/.green accent color on the bed wall, the ceiling AND the opposite wall to the bed or just the bed wall and ceiling?

    1. The gray color is just on the bed wall and ceiling (to really accent the wood treatment and create a focal point). We used Simply White and Gray Owl. Thanks so much for your comment. xx -B