Scandinavian Designs x Orlando Soria

January 14, 2021 3 min read


Orlando Soria has a rich background in interior design, and his expertise shows in every detail of his work. Whether filming for his successful show Build Me Up on HGTV or working on turning his new mountainside house into a home we’re all coveting, Orlando’s interior designs at the “Londo Lodge” are fresh, clear and undeniably stylish.


As Orlando works from room to room in his new home, he’s promised avid followers that he will “be doing a number of approachable mini-makeovers around Londo Lodge to show you how you can improve your space on a budget without a major overhaul.“ One such makeover, although perhaps not so mini, was that of the “high-meets-low” guest room Orlando lovingly designed with his parents in mind.

Orlando Soria The Makeovers


Orlando’s overall “formal Cape Cod meets Craftsman” aesthetic goes hand-in-hand with the same natural materials and cozy furnishings so well-known to classic Scandinavian design. “There’s actually a lot of really pretty light neutral wood tones all over this house and I’m getting a lot of inspiration from them.” In his blog detailing the renovation of this guest room, Orlando breaks down his choices into two categories: “splurge” or “save”. While the natural wood tones of the dresser and nightstands blend beautifully with the rest of Orlando’s thoughtfully chosen decor, these choices were about more than just style. Orlando says: “The dresser was about $800, which for a solid wood dresser of this quality, white glove delivered into place, seems like a pretty good price.” He continues on to say: “…considering the quality of the construction, they look like mid-century pieces I’d pay a lot more for if I bought them vintage at a shop….”


Mid-century in its design, the Holfred dresser is created with equal amounts of storage space and style. No detail is forgotten: smooth wood grain brings a natural warmth to Orlando’s room, while rounded edges, precise drawer pull cutouts, and brass-capped feet lend this piece the air of a true classic.


The pair of matching Bolig nightstands play an important transitional role in Orlando’s design. The clean, simple lines of these pieces harmonize artfully with his hand-picked Japanese accents. Every detail of these nightstands is quintessentially mid-century, from their minimal lines to their angled, tapered legs and brass capped feet. An open shelf design and single drawer provide just the right amount of bedside storage, while a clean, carved drawer pull evokes welcome Scandinavian sensibility, completing Orlando’s bedside dreamspace with ease.


The Janelle mirror attracts light and movement, and is designed to be a subtle yet undeniable presence in any space. A slim, circular frame with a lacquered brass finish speaks to fresh modern decor. The deliberate placement of this lovely mirror in Orlando’s room is not only convenient, it beautifully reflects his soft, dynamic mural, adding dimension and space to his space seamlessly.

It’s easy to be inspired by Orlando’s joie de vivre and clear talent for interior design. We await eagerly as he skillfully turns his mountainside house into a true home.


Learn more about Orlando’s Guest Bedroom makeover on his blog:
Mixing High Low In a Londo Lodge Guest Bedroom

Keep up with Orlando’s home makeovers and inspiring style tips:
Orlando’s Instagram

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