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Home Tour: A Minnesota Home Makeover Celebrating Simple Scandinavian Designs

A young, Minnesota couple desired an open floor plan for entertaining and a modern aesthetic in their suburban home. With a commitment to minimalism, this traditional rambler was transformed into an airy, spacious single-family home known for its stylish simplicity and Scandinavian designs.

This simple Scandinavian home was brought to life with thoughtful decorating, soft furnishings and functional Scandinavian designs. The full remodel of this single-family home consisted of updating a dull, dark space into a bright, Nordic-style home. For just over $100,000, the design team at Martha O'Hara Interiors removed interior walls, added floor-to-ceiling windows and carefully selected minimalist furnishings to complete the look of this stunning Scandinavian home.


"From our initial conversation with any potential client to the final installation, we always listen closely to what they need from their interior designer," says the designers at Martha O'Hara Interiors. "We continually bring new and fresh ideas to the table and convert their wishes and dreams into a gorgeous home."


Take a tour of this peaceful, Scandinavian home full of effortless style and calm, comforting interiors.

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The Living Room

Wood flooring flows throughout the entire home. White oak with a custom stain paired with Benjamin Moore Super White PM-1 paint balances warmth with brightness. Natural daylight pours in from the floor-to-ceiling windows that open up to views of the scenic creek in the backyard.


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The Kitchen

Contemporary and functional, the all-white kitchen features modern glass pendants above a sleek, marble countertop. Stainless steel appliances and chrome accents against a clean, white brick pattern subway tile backsplash provide a polished and practical design.


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The Sitting Room

Adjacent to the kitchen, a nature-inspired design topped with a dazzling light fixture gives this room new life. Promoting relaxation and well-being, the white wood-plank ceiling adds character to the airy atmosphere.


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The Dining Room

Combining old and new trends, the dining room possesses the best of Scandinavian designs by incorporating both charm and comfort. A large wood table, white walls, greenery and a sparkling chandelier mix together to create a minimalist design.


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The Guest Bathroom

A soapstone countertop pairs perfectly with walnut wood cabinets in the guest bathroom. Hanging pendant lights and an oversized industrial mirror add a decorative touch to this fresh, uncluttered space.

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The Master Bedroom

In order to achieve a Scandinavian style master suite full of cleanliness, relaxation and serenity, the design team at Martha O'Hara Interiors chose white and wood interiors, with a pop of blue and a patterned pillow as an accent. The large, modern chandelier adds interest and texture to the classic Scandinavian designs.


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The Master Bathroom

A gorgeous, well-designed master bathroom provides the ultimate retreat for the homeowners. An all-glass shower with herringbone marble mosaic walls, marble countertop, wood cabinets and a large soaking tub are just a few of the highlights in the master bath. A sheepskin rug on top of pure white floors and walls is a simple touch of Scandinavian style not to be missed.

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The Mudroom

The Scandinavian designs continue throughout the home, even in the dog room. The mudroom doubles as a dog room with a customized dog shower, ample storage space and metallic touches designed for the couple's furry friend.


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Photos courtesy of Gaffer Photography