Jeffrey Lopatin | Seminole Real Estate, Belleair Beach Real Estate, Clearwater Real Estate


Want to get the sleek and stylish Scandinavian look in your new home? It’s much easier than you might think. And it doesn’t require buying all your furniture from Ikea. I’ve got a few tips for you to create a warm, welcoming home that could grace the pages of any home design magazine.

When attempting to recreate this look most go wrong by painting everything black and white. The real secret to this look, however, is in the details. Less is always more so a serious decluttering project will start you off on the right foot. And don’t think that the only way to recreate this look is to replace all your furniture. In fact, working with existing pieces will make the look feel more natural and unassuming.

You probably already know to reach for shades of grays, whites, and creams when choosing your color palette. But having some color is crucial. Blue is the perfect addition of color for this look especially for a sofa, some throw pillows or your kitchen table chairs. When adding other colors do so sparingly to really make a statement. For example, a yellow lamp in the kitchen, green chairs in the dining room or pink throw pillows on the couch.  

To avoid a cold, sterile environment natural elements like wood, stone, and glass add warmth back into the room. Copper and gold accents also warm up a room while keeping a modern touch. Think a natural wood table top where the grain takes center stage or copper hardware that pops when placed against blacks and whites.

Give your space a welcoming homey feel by reaching for texture to create visual interest. Think furry pillows, woven textiles, and chunky knits. Monochrome artwork breaks up blank walls without looking out of place and furniture pieces are the main attraction. There’s no need for knick-knacks here, in fact, they’re best donated or stored away. To stay true to this look each piece you add to the room should have a function.

Another key to this look is lighting. During the day you want to let in as much of it as you can. While curtains and blinds are often skipped altogether pleated and roman blinds maintain privacy and a clean look. When choosing curtains stick to your neutral palette and avoid prints or dramatic drapery. For the night you can create perfect ambiance with string lights and paper lanterns. As a bonus, a paper lantern floor lamp pulls double duty by adding natural texture to the room.

The sleek clean lines of Scandinavian design, especially those you see in catalogs, can seem impossible to replicate. At least not without replacing everything you own. But the truth is it is easily achievable to recreate with your existing furniture. With a little creativity, a few cans of paint and a lot of decluttering you’ll have a cozy, modern home before you know it.  


219 OSCEOLA RD, BELLEAIR, FL 33756  

$850,000
Price
$850,000
Sale Price
5
Bedrooms
5/1
Full/Half Baths
Located in the heart of Belleair,custom 5 bedroom 4.5 bath executive home is ideal for a growing family, extended family or those who love to entertain.Gourmet style stainless appliances, walk in pantry, stone counters & wrap around breakfast bar,the family-centered kitchen is a chef’s dream.Elegant formal dining room, gentleman's bar with wine coolers & the four-sided glass fireplace enhance the feeling of warmth & hospitality.Grand family room features hard wood flooring,volume ceiling,dentile moulding,custom lighting. Hamptons inspired sunroom provides extra space for play or conversation.Spacious master suite, 2 junior master suites,2 additional bedrooms w/shared bath, provide ample space for family & guests.Wood paneled study w/separate computer room is ideal for in-home office, playroom, or homework space.Half bath lies adjacent.Large laundry room w/counters, cabinets & sink, provides extra space for caterers, exercise, or crafts.Garage features custom floor, separate utility room w/sink & extra storage closet.New roof April 2016.Ceiling fans, crown moulding, plantation shutters, ample storage, two car garage, two Amana AC units, exterior lighting, sprinkler system, grill area & circular drive finish this picture perfect home.Room for a pool.As a Belleair resident, take advantage of the Belleair Rec Center, two golf courses, nearby shopping & dining.Sporting, cultural venues are within an hour's drive.Tampa International Airport 30 minutes.Orlando theme parks 90 minutes.Gulf Beaches with 15 minutes.



This listing recently sold for $850,000.

219 OSCEOLA RD, BELLEAIR, FL 33756  

$850,000
Price
$850,000
Sale Price
5
Bedrooms
5/1
Full/Half Baths
Located in the heart of Belleair,custom 5 bedroom 4.5 bath executive home is ideal for a growing family, extended family or those who love to entertain.Gourmet style stainless appliances, walk in pantry, stone counters & wrap around breakfast bar,the family-centered kitchen is a chef’s dream.Elegant formal dining room, gentleman's bar with wine coolers & the four-sided glass fireplace enhance the feeling of warmth & hospitality.Grand family room features hard wood flooring,volume ceiling,dentile moulding,custom lighting. Hamptons inspired sunroom provides extra space for play or conversation.Spacious master suite, 2 junior master suites,2 additional bedrooms w/shared bath, provide ample space for family & guests.Wood paneled study w/separate computer room is ideal for in-home office, playroom, or homework space.Half bath lies adjacent.Large laundry room w/counters, cabinets & sink, provides extra space for caterers, exercise, or crafts.Garage features custom floor, separate utility room w/sink & extra storage closet.New roof April 2016.Ceiling fans, crown moulding, plantation shutters, ample storage, two car garage, two Amana AC units, exterior lighting, sprinkler system, grill area & circular drive finish this picture perfect home.Room for a pool.As a Belleair resident, take advantage of the Belleair Rec Center, two golf courses, nearby shopping & dining.Sporting, cultural venues are within an hour's drive.Tampa International Airport 30 minutes.Orlando theme parks 90 minutes.Gulf Beaches with 15 minutes.


Available for January 2018 !!!This 2 bedroom 2 bath offers the best of the beach. Wonderful Beach and Bay water views are yours!. Enjoy the ever changing water scene, watching dolphins play, sunrises over the bay and sunsets from your balcony. Walk the beautiful beach Updated open kitchen, newer windows, ceiling fans, and totally furnished and ready for you. Under building parking. Complex offers security, heated pool and more. Lovely Sand Key offers restaurants and shops across the street and just a short ride to the world famous Clearwater Beach. Available Janurary 2018 only!! Price does not include cleaning and sales tax(13%)

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1270 GULF BLVD #1203, CLEARWATER BEACH, FL 33767  

$3,500
Price
2
Bedrooms
2
Baths
Available for January 2018 !!!This 2 bedroom 2 bath offers the best of the beach. Wonderful Beach and Bay water views are yours!. Enjoy the ever changing water scene, watching dolphins play, sunrises over the bay and sunsets from your balcony. Walk the beautiful beach Updated open kitchen, newer windows, ceiling fans, and totally furnished and ready for you. Under building parking. Complex offers security, heated pool and more. Lovely Sand Key offers restaurants and shops across the street and just a short ride to the world famous Clearwater Beach. Available Janurary 2018 only!! Price does not include cleaning and sales tax(13%)




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