Welcome to our Life & homes Inspired By Scandinavia community!

I started this group as an offshoot of the website for my readers to have a place to hang out, connect and exchange with other people from all over the world sharing a love for Scandinavian design, interiors, décor and home styling.

This group is for inspiration and education primarily focused on interior design, decoration and home styling. It is a space where we can gush over the beautiful homes, and celebrate the philosophy at the core of the style we love: A deep respect for functionality, simplicity, sustainability, quality, craftsmanship, and longevity.

You are welcome to share pictures, décor tips, DIYs, fab finds, interesting and relevant links, gifs, stories from anywhere on the web, etc. – Anything you want, really, so long as your post is focused on houses and what’s inside them, and that is in line with the theme of the group. Lifestyle –the Nordic way of life- and design-led travel tips/discussions are also welcomed. There is no advertising, selling, or buying allowed in the group.

This group is all about inspiring and helping each other out. So, please enjoy learning from one another and sharing tips. Let’s foster smart conversations, discuss ideas, ask or share advice, and help each other on a journey to make our homes more beautiful.

Now let’s connect and have some fun, shall we? Join us over at Life & homes Inspired By Scandinavia!

Please take the time to read the group guidelines below before posting or commenting, to help make your experience here on the group the best it can be.

Note: You must answer the membership question when submitting your request to join the group. Only the admins and moderators will see your answers. We do not accept Facebook profiles with business names, fake names, or that were created less than three months ago to keep fake accounts and spammers out of the group.

Rules & Guidelines

No Self-Promotions or Spam or Items for sale

Self-promotion, spam, affiliate links, irrelevant links, adverts or promotions aren’t allowed. This includes links to Instagram, contests, or other Facebook pages/groups. You will however have the opportunity to do so occasionally, when an admin or moderator invites to comment on a “let’s share” post.

Listing of items for sale is NOT allowed. You can now post your items for sale in our private Insiders Group (members only – See https://nordicdesign.ca/insiders-club for more info).

Group Content

Keep the content of the group in keeping with the theme: home/garden. Lifestyle –the Nordic way of life- and design-led travel tips/discussions are also welcomed.

Scandinavian interior design has many variations, and in this group we prefer a modern, minimal but warm, elegant yet approachable style. But we don’t mind the occasional Parisian-, boho- or country-chic, as long as it’s refined, curated and well designed. Posts outside of this may be removed.

We also reserve the right to remove posts or members we deem offensive.

Please post completed projects pictures

In other words, no “progress” posts, unless you’re stuck and have a question. We do encourage that you share all photos of the project (before, during, and after) in one post.

Shared Pictures

By sharing your photos of your home, you are giving Nordic Design permission to use your photos in their posts across our social media outlets. No pictures of minor children for safety reasons.

Posting videos & watch parties

Videos are fun and can be a great way to inspire, inform or educate, but let’s keep them to a minimum. We only accepts videos relevant to the group’s themes. We will not accept videos for self-promotion.

We do not allow watch parties. Only an admin or moderator may post live video. This helps keep the community from getting overwhelmed with notifications and content.

Be Kind

We’re all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let’s treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates and constructive criticism are Ok, but kindness is required. We do not allow rants, calling people out, or complaints around how someone chooses to decorate their home. Just be nice. It’s that simple. If you have a complaint, please email [email protected] and we will be all ears.

Be helpful (good karma!)

Provide genuine and helpful feedback and suggestions to others. Ask questions, give answers, and be kind (see above). Remember: We are all here to inspire and help each other.

No Hate Speech or Bullying or cursing

Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn’t allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated and will result in a ban.

Respect Everyone’s Privacy

Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What’s shared in the group should stay in the group. Please refrain to sending friends requests to other group members.

No Post Deletion, Commenting Turned Off or Blocking an Admin

Please do not delete posts, or turn something off on posts as other members may actively be using the post. Instead, click the three dots at the top of the post and ‘turn off notifications for post’.

Blocking an admin or moderator is NOT allowed Violation on any of the above is cause for immediate removal with no warning. Also please refrain from sending friend requests to the admin or moderators. Thank you for your understanding!

Contacting admins or moderators

Of course Catherine and our community manager wants to hear from you. However, there are a lot of you in the group and we ask you respect the time and privacy of our team, and refrain from sending them Direct Messages. If you have complaints, questions that are not relevant to the group’s themes or content not allowed by our rules & guidelines (ex. a sales pitch), please contact [email protected] and we will be ready to help.

Please note that these guidelines are subject to change as needed.