Samantha Gluck, a writer and founder of Modern House, traveled to Scandinavia and examined the houses of leading Scandi designers such as Avner Einger, Mattias Ekstrand, Håkan Blomqvist, and Nils Yungfors. She visited Oslo, where she stayed in a home by Yungfors, and briefly lived in Sweden to sample its architectural inspirations, including the house of author and politician Anna Kinberg Batra.
Samantha Gluck’s book, “Bright, Minimal Scandi-Inspired House Tour: Sleek Scandinavian Style” is a fresh, interesting look at Scandinavian interior design. It also offers some ideas for the type of rooms that can be designed in this type of house, including an outdoor reading room with a fireplace. Here is a sneak preview of Gluck’s main text, “Bright, Minimal Scandi-Inspired House Tour: Sleek Scandinavian Style.”
The residence of Sara Gluck was called “The Fishbowl.” It has never been sold, and it is now for sale on the Internet. The house looks so nice, in fact, that it would make a very good living space. This in turn might allow Sara to save money by having less spending money. The story of how Gluck bought The Fishbowl illustrates her thinking about how to keep her house in shape.
Sara Gluck looked around at the things she could do with the house. She liked a lot of the plans; she didn’t like the kitchen plan, but that’s another story. When she found a better house plan, she found out the owner was in his early seventies. He was wearing great and had never had a headache, but he was always on the computer. For some reason, hehated the house plan she had found. Still, Gluck was impressed by what she saw in The Fishbowl.
Sara Gluck found a house plan that was not for a female client, but the author discovered that there were more houses designed for a female clientele than for male clients. And, in this case, she wanted a boy for a client. She spent five minutes talking to him about why she wanted to buy the house, but the man was unwilling to go through with the sale. He had a career and kids, and the house seemed like too much of a hassle. He said he was retired, but he didn’t look like it. Gluck ended up buying the house, but she gave it a clean bill of health.
Gluck’s house in Copenhagen looked more like what a child might imagine an architectural masterpiece to look like. In the future, children might be able to visit Sara Gluck’s future houses. A glance at this book shows the same kind of imagining on the part of Gluck, one of the brightest minds in contemporary interior design. She says that Scandinavian houses are inspired by the way people live, because Scandinavians live differently. The author describes a few of her own views on architecture and design, one of which she calls “an impenetrable defense against human eyes.”
Gluck’s book provides an intriguing look at ideas for how a home should look. Though the reader might wonder if she has anything interesting to say about how to live, the quality of the writing is both entertaining and enlightening. Gluck’s ability to talk about difficult topics in an entertaining way is what makes her book popular among younger readers. It is so well written that a young lady who enjoys reading about Scandinavia might wish her or his mother could have read it.
Gluck has been accused of writing about homes for people who don’t want them, but the reader will love the book and agree with Gluck. about where to get houses and where to find inspiration for designs.