Interior decorating

For the Love of Iconic Designs

As you are probably aware, my love for iconic Scandinavian design goes back many years. Over time, I have accumulated a few classic pieces that I intend to keep for as long as I can. I have a tremendous amount of appreciation for the craftsmanship that goes into these pieces and I never underestimate the high quality and timelessness of their design. A great example of this is the iconic Bølling Tray Table designed in 1963 by Danish architect Hans Bølling.

Today, the Tray Table is crafted in Brdr. Krüger’s workshop in Denmark. An icon itself, Brdr. Krüger was founded by the Krüger brothers in the late 19th century. What was originally a woodturning workshop, has now become a self-producing design company that is still committed to the same high level of quality and craftsmanship.

This table is a great example of functional and honest design. It is so easy to put together, you won’t need any instructions. The materials, the finish and the assembly are the highest quality. It is also incredibly versatile; it works as well as a side table as it does as a serving trolley. You could even use the tray on its own for serving.

I apologise in advance for the frequency this table will feature in my photos from now on! It has quickly become an essential part of our home and I can easily see us enjoying it for years to come. The table was generously gifted to me by Brdr Krüger, but as always, these opinions are honest and my own.

Learn more about Brdr Krüger
Learn more about The Bølling Tray Table

Long Weekend Favourites

A little late, but the Easter weekend flew past in such a hurry I had no time to post! It was relaxing, yet hectic (!) with family activities and other engagements. We had the most amazing weather; I don’t remember Easter being this warm and sunny in a long time. Summer is still here with little signs of autumn in the air. I cannot wait for the cooler weather – you can take the girl out of Lapland…

Stay tuned for another update later this week! And more about these beautiful candles a little later, too.

Weekend Mood

It’s almost time for the weekend and after an overcast week, we are expecting a warm and sunny couple of days. I’ve spent quite a bit of time on our balcony this summer, re-potting some of my plants, getting rid of others and just organising the space so it’s inviting at all times. As a result, we’ve ended up spending a lot more time here, which is exactly what we wanted!

Since we are located so close to the ocean, I have to be mindful of the materials I use outside (indoors as well, to some extent); salty air is pretty good at ruining everything very quickly! Metal lanterns (like the one in the photo) get rusty if I leave them out for too long, and salt coats all surfaces, even textiles.

Looks like we have a few more days of summer left, so you’ll find me here this weekend. Have a good one!

CULT 20

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the CULT 20 event that celebrated the extended showroom and the 20th anniversary of Cult. Cult hosts some of my all time favourite brands, including Fritz Hansen, Louis Poulsen and Carl Hansen & Son. With the extended showroom these brands, along with many others, are getting the breathing space they deserve.

The new showroom is airy and structured, and I loved the subtle branding and clever use of the space. The brands flow from one to another, each completing a story. Some of these pieces I’ve never seen “in flesh”, so it felt like I was in a room full of celebrities!

Thank you Cult for having me and here’s to another 20 years!

(all images by Cult)

Vintage Fritz Hansen

I spent most of Saturday restoring these three vintage Fritz Hansen chairs. They are the series 7 chairs, originally designed by Arne Jacobsen. I love the iconic shape, and together with the Super Elliptical dining table (Piet Hein for Fritz Hansen) they are my favourite. The table is also secondhand; it had been in one family for over twenty years and now hopefully in my home for the next twenty.