Scandinavian New Year’s

As New Year Eve is upon us once again, I thought I would share how the Scandinavian countries celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of another. Andy Higgis from the Grown-up Travel Guide has put together a lovely post on how each of the Scandinavian countries celebrate.

Here are some photos from New Years where I will be celebrating it this year, Hong Kong.

Scandinavian New Year's



Design Trends 2015

Who else is getting excited for the up and coming  design trends 2015?

The talented Jan Rundgren shares with us the four styles we can watch out for in 2015.

A mix of old and new will create beautiful warm atmospheres, it’s all about individualism this year. Shades of grey will continue to be prevalent and mixed with matte pastels. I’ve already noticed the trend towards white marble at the end of 2014, lookout for a lot more of it in 2015, as well as gold and bronze metals.

Design trends 2015

by Dieter Vander Velpen Architect

This is one I’m really looking forward to seeing in the spring. Lots of floral, and shades of green on white. As lots of us in recent years have tried to create a lovely outdoor living space, we will see many of the products that can work both indoor and outdoors.

Colour Trends 2015

Floral Colour Trend by Haymes

Design trends 2015 Canada Scandinavia

Normann Copenhagen Light House

Watch out for lots of glass, wood, and stone as the Nordic landscape becomes a big inspiration. Furniture and fitting will have many natural materials in the coming season. Natural colours such as shades of brown, and leafy greens will be prevalent.

Colour trends 2015 Natural


 Fill your home with inspiration coming from the ocean with a stunning mix of blues, greens and turquoise! People will be able to decorate and get excited for the summer holidays ahead with the fresh blue and green colour tones. Also watch out for the ‘driftwood’ colour furniture that will become more popular this season.

Blue design trends 2015

Blue, Blue, Blue

This is a summary of what to expect, to read more from Jan visit:

Check out our shop for lots of great products to create your perfect home this year!


Minimalist Christmas Tree

As the third Advent Sunday is fast approaching I thought I would do a post on the Minimalist Christmas Tree.

I’m a big fan of the minimalist Christmas tree, it’s extremely simple and creates a very festive and elegant look for the holidays.

These pictures are full of inspiration, especially for those who don’t like a lot of glitter and lights. If you don’t have a lot of extra space for a big tree, this is a perfect way to  still create that lovely Christmas atmosphere in your home!

Here are a few other ways to bring a Nature Inspired Christmas into your home this year.



Light and Airy Apartment

I came across this apartment about a month ago, and fell in love with it! So when I came across it again this morning I decided I just had to share it! I love all the natural light in this Scandinavian apartment, it makes it feel much bigger than it is. I also love all the prints scattered throughout, we just received new prints in our store today, they’re gorgeous!  I also love all the curves and arches, it adds a lovely flow the the space.


Normann Copenhagen Pocket Organizer

The talented Deborah from Ollie & Sebs Haus Blog has done such a wonderful job styling and photographing our Normann Copenhagen Pocket Organizer. Her blog is full of so much inspiration, if you haven’t already checked it out I highly recommend you do.

As you can see these handy Pocket Organizers are great for storing items that you don’t want totally hidden away and still close at hand!  The list goes on for all the different uses of the Pocket Organizer, check out some ideas we’ve put together  here.

Styling and photography by Deborah, for more visit her website at