Hübsch | Danish Home Interior + Design

1.29.2015

The kids are back at school next week which brings a sense of relief, especially as the workload increases and the year starts to build momentum. Today has been all about getting organised, picking up the school stationery order and buying a new school uniform. Next up I'd like to get the house in order. The endless picking-up-after-kids has worn very thin and I'm looking forward to having some time to de-clutter and sort out the mountain of toys! 

A recent discovery, Hübsch is a home interiors range designed in Denmark. With a strong focus on simple, functional and beautiful products that can enrich everyday life and make your home calm and simple, this is the perfect inspiration right now. Moving into the new year with their latest collection Tendencies, it includes 500 new designs that represent their evolving style, in a mix of materials, shapes and colours. Pretty ceramics in a palette of dusty blues, pale greens and soft greys sit alongside geometric designs peppered with metallic accents. There is also a stunning range of clean lined oak furniture, providing the perfect injection of warmth. 

Images via Hübsch / take a look at the full catalogue here

Naturally I'm hoping this beautiful brand will one day make its way to NZ!


Incy Interiors | Bed Collections

1.28.2015

Initially specialising in beautiful designer furniture for babies and children, Australian company Incy Interiors have recently branched out to include beds for people of all ages. Something that founder Kristy Withers says was in response to the requests of their fans, this is great news for children and parents alike. I've picked out a few of their gorgeous beds to share with you. 

The Mia bed, just one of many designs on offer, is available in single, king single and queen size. Timeless in style and classic in white, this bed provides the perfect canvas for adding gorgeous layers of bedding and as much personality as you wish. Of course I'm partial to the monochrome styling below, but I'm fairly certain the pink and blush combo would be a dream for any little girl! What's more, you can purchase all of the bedding shown here from Incy Interiors. Along with their own signature collections, Incy stock a huge range of children's interior brands including Kip & Co, Kate & Kate, Aura and La De Dah Kids.


The expertly crafted metal and metallic beds come in a range of styles and colours. The Mae bed above takes me back to my childhood when yellow was my favourite colour. Oh how I would've loved this bed!

In really exciting news, Incy Interiors have recently collaborated with renowned interior stylist Megan Morton to create a Four-poster bed range for all ages. Giving this classic style bed a modern makeover without losing any of its luxurious appeal, I love its simplistic design and clean lines. Designed to compliment both classic and contemporary style rooms, Megan views the bed as the ‘little black dress’ of the interiors world. It's versatility means you can dress it up one day and give it a completely different look the next, demonstrated beautifully below. Made from aluminium that is cleverly flat packed, the beds are available in black, white and a range of custom colours

Images courtesy of Incy Interiors

In addition to the online store, Incy has retail stores in Bathurst and Chatswood, NSW, and a growing number of stockists. Incy Interiors will also be exhibiting at Life Instyle Trade Event, Australia’s destination for homewares and trends, Hordern Pavilion, 19-22 February, 2015.


Ikea Livet Hemma | New for 2015

1.27.2015

If you haven't yet discovered IKEA Livet Hemma you will no doubt be pleasantly surprised. In particular I love seeing their collaborations with different stylists who show their expertise by styling even the most basic IKEA products to maximum effect. While IKEA has not yet reached us here in NZ, there are a growing number of companies who ship in products to order. One is online store Akia who lucky for me have recently opened their first retail store near to where I live. I've since been popping in regularly and rarely leave empty-handed! 

Kicking off 2015 with loads of inspiration, here are my latest picks from Livet Hemma, where you will find all of the product details for each image below.  

Newly renovated this pretty kitchen belongs to stylist Frida who has mixed pastels with black accents and light wood. I especially love the two-toned wall and relaxed family vibe.

Styling and photography by Frida Eklund Edman @fridasfina  

A breakfast meeting at a fashion magazine was the inspiration behind this lovely styling by Maria Riazzoli of RIAZZOLI. It features calm colours, natural materials and the light that everyone is craving after a long dark winter in Scandinavia.

Styling and photography by Maria Riazzoli of RIAZZOLI

A must-have item in the 70's and 80's, the glass table is making a comeback as seen here with the IKEA VITTSJÖ.  A nest of tables in glass with dark graphite grey steel frame, I really like the minimalist design. The graphic picture wall in black and white is also spot on!  

Styling by Anna L-B and photo by Ragnar Ómarsson

Arriving in stores February, IKEA VALJE is a range of bookcases and wall units that can be easily combined into decorative and personal storage solutions. Easily assembled thanks to the clever construction of wooden dowels and cut-outs that simply click together, I predict these will be very popular, especially that pale grey wood.


Photo by Ragnar Ómarsson

This bathroom styling is a standout with it's bold monochrome palette and classic elements like the claw foot bath and subway tiles. It features the IKEA HEMNES series designed to organise your bathroom, regardless of size. I also love the smaller details like the GRUNDTAL round mirrors and the NORDRANA storage bags which would be perfect above our kids bath!


Styling by Hans Blomqvist and photo by Marcus Lawett 

All images via Livet Hemma


Homes to Inspire | Danish Summer House

1.26.2015

It's Auckland Anniversary weekend and we spent a glorious day up at Omaha beach yesterday visiting friends. With very little on the agenda today, I'm stopping by to share this beautiful home with you, which seems very fitting during right now. An old summer cottage built in 1926, it has undergone a huge transformation by owner jewellery designer Charlotte Lynggaard and her family. Located on the East cost of the Danish island of Zealand, it is surrounded water and trees and bathed in natural light. The stunning light streaming in from the expansive windows of the living room below is what initially caught my eye. That and the breathtaking view which actually takes in the Øresund Ocean for as far as the eye can see, and a vague outline of Sweden on the horizon. Bliss!


Also light-filled, the generous kitchen has two dining room tables to accommodate big parties. The pitched roof, wood panelled ceiling and beams further enhance the space, while the beautiful wood flooring adds warmth to the monochrome palette. Elegant and restrained, the interior of this home features some interesting contrasts which add to its overall charm. Touches of Japanese minimalism mixed with classic design pieces such as Arne Jacobsen’s Egg chair are mixed with vintage furniture, marble accents and a touch of blue. The overall feeling is one of relaxed calm, perfectly in fitting with the surroundings. 

Photography Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer via The Horserider's Journal and Nina Visits

Wooden decking runs around the house leads down the hip, to a small pier allowing the family to enjoy the ocean. All in all a dream summer house, wouldn't you agree?


by Lassen | New for SS 2015

1.23.2015

I love waking up to find exciting press releases in my inbox. Danish brand by Lassen will be presenting their new Spring-Summer 2015 collection at the upcoming Maison & Objet and Stockholm Furniture Fair with two stunning new furniture pieces.

Designed by the visionary designer and architect Mogens Lassen in 1955, Saxe is a distinctive and timeless folding chair. Newly launched by by Lassen to mark the 60th anniversary of its design, the chair unites function and aesthetics with an affectionate nod to the Nordic region's materials. Mogens Lassen was strongly inspired and influenced by his surroundings, constantly experimenting with styles, basic shapes and materials. I love the chair's leather and wood elements and minimal, organic form.


A new version of the by Lassen Twin Table (first introduced to you in this post) has launched with the characteristic reversible table top in brass and misty green. I've always loved the signature cube style of the Twin and its beautifully minimalist form. The raw, yet elegant allure of brass combined with the deep green surface flawlessly compliment the warmth of Nordic wooden floors.



Images courtesy of by Lassen




New + Noted

1.21.2015

Looking through the Menu Spring Summer 2015 collection it's fair to say I am in with love everything. When it comes to crisp Scandinavian design and what they describe as "soft-minimalism" Menu continually takes it to the next level, collaborating with designers from around the world, and coming out with exceptionally beautiful products. 

Images via Menu

Of course I want everything, but right now the Norm Wall Mirror, Peek Table Lamp by Jonas Wagell and Optical Candlestick by StokkeAusgad would make my heart and home sing. 

A recent Instagram discovery (with an exquisite feed and impressive following), Another Feather is run by Portland-based designer and jeweller Hannah Ferrara. Inspired by her travels, simplistic design, ancient relics, and an appreciation for well made objects and heirlooms, Another Feather includes handcrafted metal made jewellery and simple everyday adornments paired down to their most minimal forms. If like me you're a less-is-more kind of girl, her designs which are often described as ‘jewellery for the non-jewellery wearer’ will really appeal. 

Images via Another Feather 

It's so much fun this time of year seeing all the new collections emerge, and these talented Danish brands certainly keep us on the edge of our seats. The Ferm Living Spring Summer 2015 collection is bright and cheerful, with some highly covetable pieces, such as the stunning black and white Kelim Rug and must-have homewares like these gorgeous pots.

Images via Ferm Living

Having gained a dedicated following and earned its reputation as a coveted beauty essential overseas, bkr, the beautifully sleek glass water bottles have arrived in NZ! Now available from Paper Plane, bkr was created by two San Francisco based friends and lawyers, Tal Winter and Kate Cutler, who as intelligent, fashionable, cultured women realised they were drinking out of cheap, disposable plastic water bottles. Wanting something clean, clear, soft and beautiful that felt like a couture accessory and not camping equipment, bkr was born. Each glass bottle comes in a silicone sleeve, which looks gorgeous in every colour. I'm currently deciding which one to choose. Shop the range at Paper Plane.

Images via bkr and Paper Plane

 

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