Home Story: The Scandinavian Home of Ingvild, Simba and Nala

Interior Blogger Ingvild Bottenvik lives with her family in the southern part of Norway. In our Home Story, the design lover tells us where she finds inspiration for her home, and what she looks for when choosing furniture and accessories for her cats Simba and Nala.

How would you describe your interior style in 3 words?

Minimalistic, Scandinavian, Modern.

What inspires your interior design choices?

I love to get inspired by Instagram and interior magazines. I love to get new ideas, and to see how others choose to style and decorate their homes.

Ingvild is a physical therapist with a passion for interior design
Ingvild is a physical therapist with a passion for interior design

Especially how people with pets are able to combine functional furniture for their pets with a modern Scandinavian interior style.

Which materials and colours fit your home’s aesthetic?

I especially love marble, wood and wool. My favourite colours are black, white, grey and beige. I like to keep the colours and materials in the whole house the same.

What is important to you when choosing furniture and accessories for your cats?

For me, it is really important that my cats’ furniture and equipment is functional, but it also needs to look good and blend in with my interior style. It’s important for me to have a common theme throughout the house, so every room kind of matches each other and the rest of the house. This includes the cats’ room and their furniture that is placed around the house.

Sweet dreams on top of the Torre post
Sweet dreams on top of the Torre post

Do your cats have a favourite place in the house?

My cats actually have their own bedroom (the biggest bedroom in the house). They have a big window with a view to the garden. I guess their favourite place is to sit at the window and look outside. The cats also love to lie on top of their Torre towers. The cushion is so soft and comfy, and they just love the shape of it. This is also a very functional furniture as it is also a scratching post. Especially Simba loves to scratch and climb on it. And as any other cat, they love to snuggle on the couch together with us.

Good to go with the stylish Tosca cat travel bag
Good to go with the stylish Tosca cat travel bag

What are your favourite MiaCara products, and why?

The Tosca travel bag is one of my favourite products. I love the colours, the shape and materials. It has made it a lot easier for us to travel with the cats. Plus the bag looks really good. I also love the Torre scratching and sleeping towers. I’m so lucky to have it in both sizes. They blend in so perfectly with my interior style! And I love that they come in different colours.

The timeless Desco cat feeder blends in perfectly with the kitchen
The timeless Desco cat feeder blends in perfectly with the kitchen

The Desco feeder is also a big favourite. It is easy to clean and to use, and it also blends in so perfectly with the kitchen. The Sito litter box is off course a favourite as well. I have never ever found a better looking litter box! It is easy to use and clean, and I love how you can use it as a chair as well. It looks perfect in the hallway. My last favourite product must be the Covo cat bed for dogs and cats. I love the design and materials. The Covo bed is on top of my wish list – it would fit perfectly under my hanging cabinet in the living room.

Both of Ingvild's cats were adopted from the local animal rescue
Both of Ingvild's cats were adopted from the local animal rescue

I guess I love every MiaCara product there is. I have never found a brand with better looking pet furniture. And not only good looking, but made of solid materials with good quality – and products that really fit most interior styles, especially every modern and minimalistic style! I’m so happy I discovered MiaCara.

Ingvild is an interior blogger from Norway. She shares her passion for design on her Instagram. She also runs an account for her cats Simba and Nala.

Ingvild's Favourite Products

Torre Cat Tower

“The cats love to lie on top of their Torre towers. Especially Simba loves to scratch and climb on it.”

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