It’s that time of year where candlelight come into its own. And in my house we have a lit candle on the table at all mealtimes. The calming flame signals that it is time to settle down, relax and connect with each other.
Lots of households use kitchen paper towels so it’s nice to see a kitchen towel holder that’s not only functional but also good looking. This beauty is made from a combination of metal, leather and cork giving it a contemporary design expression. Apart from black it’s also available in white and grey.
'm really looking forward to the moment this pretty porcelain desk lamp lands on our shelves. It's a significant new addition to the collection from Moebe and all made from porcelain! All the ceramic parts of the lamp are handmade, unglazed and left raw, with colour pigment blended into the porcelain itself. Love it!
A throwback to a Sunday spent in my friend’s lovely Østerbro flat in Copenhagen. I love these old flats with their high ceilings, wooden floors and feeling of grandeur. The rooms are airy and flow effortlessly into one another making them a dream to decorate.
These stylish and minimalist ceramic pendant lights from the Danish company Moebe will soon be on their way! The shades are made from porcelain and are handmade making each shade unique. It’s been a while since a lamp has made me this excited!
This week signals the start of the new school year with everything it brings - a strange mix of excitement and trepidation. It’s been a loooong time since my school years but I still remember the feeling of anticipation and have since experienced it with my own children. Even though I no longer have children of school age, I still feel that the summer holidays are special, everything slows down to a laid back pace and I definitely go down a gear or two. As September now is in sight I’ve started to sharpen my pencils and get excited about the new season with all it brings of product launches, design festivals and trade shows @l_d_f_official @thedesignjunction @100percentdesign . And I quite fancy myself behind this lovely desk by Moebe too ...
I remember the first time it was cool to have houseplants. Not lots of them but a chosen few - like the “Domestic Peace” plant (husfred ☺️) less celebrated in the UK as the “Mind-your-own-business” accompanied by massive ferns of course! Now plants are everywhere again and I love bringing a bit of the natural world inside too. The joy of seeing plants grow and thrive makes the house seem more vibrant and they make me happy. And one of my favourite things to do on a Sunday morning is to grab brunch @columbiaroad flower market and swing by the amazing @conservatory_archives . . . . . #houseplants #husfred #indoorplants #planthorder #greenliving #fermliving #joyofplants #skandivisathome
At times I see Scandinavian design described simply as a trend. From experience this could not be further from the truth. Scandinavian design is not a trend but a way of life - a lifestyle. My style has changed little if at all during my adult life. My first flat was shared with a good friend in my Danish hometown. Pretty much the first thing we did was to paint the floorboards white and invest in two daybeds that had seen better days, they were simply draped in cotton fabric. My friend had some simple pine shelving units, and we made our own dining table using a plank of wood, a pair of Ikea trestles and added a few cane Le Corbusier chairs. A massive industrial tin planted up with a small palm tree completed the very minimalist look. Stylish, functional , minimal and pretty cool we thought. Admittedly, today I’d go for higher quality designs but my style is essentially the same - clear lines, functional, mainly classic design that will be as relevant in twenty years as it is today.
This is pretty much my dream summerhouse 😍. I love the functional open plan living space, the connection to the outside and the use of natural materials throughout. The house sits comfortably in its surroundings which for me is essential for a summerhouse. I’ve previously posted about the kind summer house I spent my childhood summer hols in. For me this is the contemporary equivalent ... The house was designed by the fab design company @barlbycarlsson Image via @bobedredk Photo @andreasmikkeldk