Interior Design

Skagerak Georg Stool from the Finnish Design Shop

My go-to online store for furniture and homeware has for years been the Finnish Design Shop. Their product selection covers pretty much everything I could possibly want for my home, and I could spend hours just browsing the website, day dreaming. I love their vast selection of Finnish design, but they also cover an extensive range of Scandinavian and international brands. Founded in 2004, the Finnish Design Shop first focused on just Finnish design (hence the name), but quickly expanded to cover nearly 200 design brands suited for the Nordic lifestyle. With the head office and a warehouse based in Turku, Finland, this mighty online store delivers to 180 countries worldwide – Australia included!

“We see less as more, and so everything, however small, should be chosen with care. Quality is not elitism, but sustainability.”

Authenticity is a big thing for me, and all products at the Finnish Design Shop are 100% authentic (Australia still has a thing or two to learn about this, but I digress). Conveniently, and unlike in some Australian design stores, stock is almost always on hand making ordering and delivery easy and fast. Take this Skagerak stool, for instance. I have had it on my wishlist from the day it was launched and was so happy to find it available at the Finnish Design Shop. Stock was available, ordering was simple and prices are very compatible (even with shipping included!) with the Australian prices. They also look after collecting and paying the GST for the Australian customers, meaning you don’t have to worry about paying it at the customs.

This stool has quickly become the most versatile piece of furniture in our home. From the bedside to the living room, to an occasional chair at the dining table or the hallway, the Skagerak Georg stool is as beautiful as it is functional. I love its minimalist design and its Scandinavian-Japanese aesthetics – sounds like a pretty perfect match for our home!

PS. Don’t forget to check out the Design Stories, highly recommend! An inspiring mix of design news, interviews and house tours, the Design Stories are amongst my most-visited websites every week.

Weekend Mood

It’s Father’s Day weekend here in Australia and whilst we haven’t planned anything special, it’s nice to just spend some time with the family. I have had a busy couple of weeks at work, so I’m looking forward to a relaxing weekend! I have new books to read and plenty of green tea on hand.

I rearranged our bedroom a bit today to make room for the beautiful Anno bedspread and rug (which I will share photos of soon!) I absolutely love this Finnish brand; their mission of creating products that feel good to live with, and their use of natural materials is right up my alley.

This beautiful bedspread is lightweight and soft and has a lovely texture that adds a layered feel without looking cluttered. Needless to say the Sand colour fits perfectly in our grey and beige colour scheme.

Wishing you a lovely weekend!

PS. This product was sent to me as a gift, but as always, all opinions are my own.