Now that summer is officially over, my focus from daily sea swimming has turned back to cosy interiors. I’m more than happy curling under a blanket with some soft lighting and good book, or Netflix series. This season I’ve been drawn towards the softer side to minimalism. A calmer lighter tonal palette and one that can bring in warmth to my white box of a house. In preparation I’ve created a mood board to inspire this soft minimal Season.
Piccolo table lamp | Gravel Rug | SOFT plaid throw | Anza bench | Twine cushion | Oblique stool | Roo lounge (2009)
Skagerak have expanded their furniture range to include lighting. When I found out during 3 days of design I gasped with excitement! The Piccolo table lights designed by John Astbury is super cute. With a simple push of the shade the light can be turned on and off. Beautifully minimal.
Nina Bruun, an incredibly talented Danish designer has created a rug for Menu that I now dream of. Inspired by nature it’s beautifully tactile and visually soft. The Gravel rug made of 75% Wool/25% Cotton, there’s no colour dying, keeping the natural tonal hues of the fibres. Also no fringing, thank goodness! Just a simple and clean loop boarder. How perfect!
Soft plaid throw designed by Helene Blanche for as part of the SOFT collection for Paustian. It truly is soft, woven in pure baby alpaca wool from Peru. The muted tones of the grid pattern inspired by the “classic ‘horse cloth’ textile, that the founder of Paustian, Ole Paustian, started using back in the 1960’s.”
The Anza pouffe for Danish furniture brand Please wait to be seated. I’ve been quite taken by this collection, in particular the pouffe and bench. The bold shapes, simplistic lines and incredibly high quality of materials and craftsmanship.
The Twine cushion for Muuto in collaboration with Aiayu, a Copenhagen based sustainable materials brand. This new cushion is part of a collection by Aiayu, all made with ethically sourced natural materials and ethical production. The Twine cushion is made with baby llama wool sustainable sourced in Bolivia. The factory cleans 100% of it’s water post-production while reusing 75% of it. “The factory also holds the WRAP-certification, ensuring production under lawful, humane and ethical conditions.”
An obsession with Japanese furniture and production is rife in Denmark right now. This includes my own interest in Japanese design. Ferm Living are also with me on this which leads me onto their new Oblique stool. A very simple and sculptural piece which can be used as a side table or indeed stool.
Ok you caught me, this last product is not new. In fact it’s about 10 years old. However, I never thought the days of the beanbag would perk my interest again but Finnish company Woodnotes had it on display during my visit to Habitare in Helsinki. I couldn’t resist it and I jumped straight on the Roo lounge chair. It’s the kind of laid back, simple and stylish piece I think needs to be back.
A cosy and calm selection for cosier days at home.
Love reading your inspirational and quite informative blog posts. I simply love the style and how you present it in your post. Keep up the good work. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.