Every space tells a story and renowned Norwegian interior designer Kristin Lindhjem, with her 8-year journey in the industry, believes the floor is the biggest storyteller. Here we share insights into her design philosophy and her involvement in the creation of our hardened wood floor, LARVIK.
With a background in communications, Kristin’s journey into full-time interior design was prompted by winning ‘Norway's most beautiful home’ in 2017. Since then, she has wholeheartedly embraced the role of an interior designer. She believes that an interior should narrate a compelling story and evoke emotions, be it energy or peacefulness.
Beyond her design work, Kristin is actively involved in trendspotting, conducting her own research. She predicts a shift towards more nostalgia in interior design, with an emphasis on the inclusion of textiles and lamps.
Kristin’s involvement in crafting LARVIK stemmed from a personal quest for the perfect flooring. She yearned for a warm, inviting floor that exuded tranquillity without the obvious gloss of traditional coatings. “I wanted something as natural as possible in a light shade because that takes longer to change colour,” she says. It was this pursuit of natural elegance that led her to LARVIK, named after the town where it was first installed.
Kristin emphasises that the LARVIK floor serves as the foundational element of a room, seamlessly blending in while still leaving a lasting impression. “After all, the floor is the biggest piece of furniture in a house.” She hopes customers will appreciate LARVIK’s beauty and believes that its neutral elegance sets it apart in a crowded market.
As an interior designer, Kristin understands the significance of choosing the right floor. She suggests that homeowners look beyond trends and consider what truly resonates with their personal taste. “Check the wall colour and see how you can create a red thread throughout the design,” she says.
Kristin Lindhjem’s expertise and keen eye for design have won her two awards. In 2017, her home was honoured as ‘Norway's most beautiful home.’ Recently, she received the prestigious Gullfjaeren Interior Award for ‘Kitchen of the Year’ in 2022. These accolades were based on readers' votes, a testament to her unique design sensibilities.
In the world of interior design, Kristin Lindhjem is not just an interior designer; she’s a storyteller who crafts spaces. Her work with LARVIK shows her commitment to creating interiors that stand the test of time, where every room has a story to tell, and the floor is its foundation.
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