Buzzer 22: Let in a Little Northern Light


With the glorious spring weather, there’s no better time to start sprucing up your home—and happy, bright hues abound at Just Scandinavian (161 Hudson, at Laight). I can’t help but smile every time I walk by the store. Just Scandinavian embraces the clean, crisp, and modern, but anyone who thinks that Scandinavian design is chilly is in for a surprise. My firm is all about fresh color and that’s exactly why the store is such a wonderful inspiration. I especially recommend the Asplund wool rugs, customizable in an array of vibrant colors (and shapes and sizes, too). One of my favorite dining chairs, the Wegner Wishbone, is also available in a variety of poppy hues. All it takes is two jolts of the same color to turn a monochromatic, dull room from drab to fab.

c2a9jvinas_gvinas_portrait_2-resize31About the author: “Buzzer 22″ is a new column by Ghislaine van Loosbroek Viñas, who was born in the Netherlands, schooled in South Africa, and has called Tribeca home for 20 years. (Want to guess which buzzer is hers?) Her firm, Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design, has been designing residential and commercial spaces—half of them in Tribeca—since 2000. She also blogs for Interior Design.


Previous “Buzzer 22” columns:
Seeing the Light at trans.LUXE
Looking Upward for More Space



  1. If I had 12 ft. ceilings, I would put one of those candles in my home. Stunning!!! I’m definitely making a trip to that store the next time I’m in NYC.

  2. I love this store. Just picked up a Pappelina blanket in turquoise/white. It also comes in green/white. It added a splash of color to my neutral sofa.

  3. I was in the store J.S last week, staff is very friendly and helpful, fantastic gifts they have for X-mas.
    Love Love,love the store.Eric