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
It’s been one of those days where I’ve worked as little as I could possibly get away with. I mean it’s been so hot 🥵. I started the day energetically enough with a lovely swim in the Ladies Pond on Hampstead Heath. After that felt fairly refreshed so did sit down for a bit of work. Got sidetracked in the garden and only mustered up enough energy to pack and ship today’s orders. It’s 9pm and feel it’s time for a G&T served up in our lovely Long drink glasses from Ferm Living of course! Here’s to a cool night... #summerinthecity
This image conjures up all sorts of memories of summer and my childhood in Denmark. To me it is all a summerhouse should be! It has the look and feel of the black stained small house we rented each summer. It was basic and even had a water pump in the garden but everything we needed was right there! What’s more the sea was just a stones throw away. .. . . Image via @boligmagasinetdk styling @julie_lowenstein Photo @anittabehrendt
In the shop today... The lovely Oak and leather hook. Also available in black. Have sunshiny day all!
As I’ve already had my coffee kick this morning I thought I’d give green tea a go! Only it really doesn’t look that green ...🤔. Have a great weekend all!
Glorious Ferm Living glassware. Who knew that a glass teapot could look so good! . . . . . . #nordichome #glassteapot #danishdesign #minimalist
What a gorgeous day it’s been! I guess I’ll be swinging this cool watering again. . . . . #greenliving #coolgarden #wateringcan #fermliving #mygarden
Catching a quiet moment before the world wakes up. Happy Sunday lovely peeps! . . . . . #sundaymorning #danishdesign #mydanishhome