Showroom Style: Scandinavian Design Gallery
Scandinavian Design Gallery has been a Birmingham staple for more than 30 years. Co-owner Theresa Thornton explains how they continue to bring color and modern flair to our homes and lives.
What is Scandinavian Design & Leather Gallery?
We are a classic contemporary furniture store based on the clean, tailored lines of Scandinavian style. Located in the Riverchase area of Hoover, we service clients throughout the Birmingham area. Scandinavian Design Gallery distinguishes itself from other furniture and design shops by focusing on high quality, unique designs.
I feel like I’m in an art museum when I enter your showroom. How do you blend such sophistication with clients’ homes and preexisting furniture?
Many of our clients want to change their home to a more tailored style yet have family heirlooms and antiques that they would like to have blended into their new home décor. Our design service offers everything from basic accessorizing to full remodels, so we can accommodate any combination of pieces. We add just the right touches to the interiors to bring out a simple sophistication that highlights all the best features of a room.
How many different lines do you carry, and can a client mix and match products?
We are the exclusive dealer for many Danish, Norwegian, American, and Italian furniture makers. Some of the world’s top furniture designers are featured in our showroom, including American Leather, Natuzzi, Calligaris, and Palliser. We offer a combination of modern, transitional, mid-century, and urban contemporary lines that can all work together to create one-of-a-kind interiors.
What are some of the major trends going into 2017?
Mid-century modern remains on trend in a large way. Waves and pops of color are replacing a predictable neutral palette, and even neutrals are showing increasingly more flair. Channeling a more durable and decidedly futuristic inspiration, lacquer surfaces as well as molded plastic and acrylic are making their way to the forefront of home design—and we’ve got the selections to stay current with these trends.