Category Archives: Interiors

Home tour | A house of contrasts near Copenhagen

March 22, 2017

Home tour | A house of contrasts near Copenhagen | These Four Walls blog

It’s time for another home tour and, inspired by the contemporary Suffolk farmhouse which I featured back in January, I’ve decided to share another beautiful house from Danish design gurus Norm Architects.

Set in the seaside town of Vedbæk, to the north of Copenhagen, it was originally built in 1853 and retains many period features, including exposed rafters and a stunning staircase which sweeps up to the first floor. Throughout, Norm Architects have paired them with modern elements such as concrete mantelpieces, pristine white walls and embedded ceiling lights. They’ve also added a new extension to house the kitchen and dining area, with walls of windows that let daylight flood into the once-gloomy interior, plus a glass floor that provides a peek down to the basement (now a wine cellar) below.

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Relaxed spring-summer styling from Tina K Home

March 17, 2017

Relaxed spring-summer styling from Tina K Home | These Four Walls blog

Today’s dose of interiors inspiration comes from Danish designer Tine Kjeldsen of Tina K Home. She’s just released details of her spring-summer 2017 collection, and it’s a real beauty.

Entitled ‘Boho’, it was inspired by the idea of slowing down, enjoying everyday life and focusing on the things which really matter – a theme that’s becoming ever more popular in this turbulent world of ours, and which has formed the basis of quite a few new-season ranges this year.

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Hotel Danmark | Copenhagen

March 13, 2017

Hotel Danmark | Copenhagen | These Four Walls blog

I have a bit of design-related travel news to start the week, as I’ve just discovered that Brochner Hotels, owner of long-time Copenhagen favourite Hotel SP34, is about to launch a brand-new base in the Danish capital.

Called Hotel Danmark, it’s due to open its doors to guests in April and, from the look of the press photos, it’s going to be stunning. The interiors blend sleek Scandinavian lines and mid-century modern classics with decadent touches, including four-poster beds, forest-green walls and brass accents. I particularly love the leather-padded headboards, which are softened by snuggly cushions in pale grey and mint green, and the striking dome-shaped bedside lamps.

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Six of the best…. Scandinavian shelving systems

March 10, 2017

'String' shelving | Six of the best... Scandinavian shelving systems | These Four Walls blog

Shelving may not be the most exciting item of furniture, but it’s perhaps one of the most essential – particularly if you yearn for minimal, clutter-free interiors. With that in mind, I decided to make versatile shelving systems the focus of my second ‘Six of the best’ round-up (you can see the first one here).

As usual, Scandinavia has produced some of the most stylish designs, all with the perfect blend of form and function. And once you’ve chosen your favourite, take a look at my recent guest post on Habitat’s brilliant blog for a few tips on styling it.

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Spring table styling from House Doctor

March 1, 2017

Spring table styling from House Doctor | These Four Walls blog

To mark the first day of March, I wanted to share a bit of spring styling inspiration from Danish homeware brand House Doctor, which has just released its latest catalogue.

These images show pieces from House Doctor’s tableware range, and I was instantly drawn to the calmness and simplicity on display. The collection was inspired by the idea of slowing down and savouring every moment – from that first sip of steaming coffee when you wake, to lazy evening meals with family and friends. It has a relaxed, organic look, with irregular shapes, mottled textures and natural imperfections. I particularly love the white glazed mug, with its curved form that fits snugly in your hand, and the matte grey plates and bowls, designed to resemble stone.

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New furniture & homeware finds | February 2017

February 24, 2017

Hans J. Wegner's CH23 dining chair for Carl Hansen & Son | New furniture & homeware finds | February 2017

Over the past few weeks I’ve been sharing some of the fantastic new-season homeware collections that have emerged from Scandinavia and elsewhere, but there are a few individual product launches which I feel deserve some attention, too. So, time for another round-up of the designs that have appeared on my radar recently…

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How to introduce pink into your home

February 21, 2017

How to add pops of pink to your home | These Four Walls blog

Pink is most definitely having a bit of a moment. I’m not talking about bright fuschia pink, but more muted, sophisticated shades – pale blush pink, powdery rose pink, and earthy pink with a hint of terracotta (think the colour of Moroccan adobe walls). They’ve been popping up all over the place for a while now, and with good reason: they’re both warming and calming, and they look fantastic against ever-popular neutrals such as grey, beige and white. They’re also perfect for minimalist, Scandinavian-style schemes where brighter hues might jar.

Here are a few easy ways to add a hint of pink to your home, even if you’re an interior colour-phobe like me…

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Review | The Emma mattress

February 15, 2017

Review | The Emma mattress | These Four Walls blog

Chris and I have a dilemma which I’m sure many couples share: he sleeps on his front and prefers a soft mattress, whereas I tend to sleep on my back and prefer a firmer one. We’ve always ended up compromising with something in the middle, which means that neither of us is ever truly comfortable. So, when I was asked to review the Emma mattress, which is designed to suit every body type and sleeping position, I agreed straight away.

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Spring-summer 2017 collection from Ferm Living

February 8, 2017

Spring-summer 2017 collection from Ferm Living | These Four Walls blog

Today I have images of another fantastic new-season collection from Scandinavia to delight your eyes, this time from Danish brand Ferm Living.

This year, Ferm has blended contemporary Nordic style with influences from bygone eras. The result is a mix of decadent materials and sleek Scandinavian lines which is somehow both extravagant and highly functional.

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Home tour | Ancient meets modern in Girona

February 6, 2017

Home tour | Ancient meets modern in Girona | These Four Walls blog

Another week, another beautiful abode to feast your eyes upon. Today I’m taking you to Girona in Catalonia, northern Spain, for a peek at not one but two wonderful apartments.

Set in a 16th-century house in the shadow of the city’s cathedral, they were designed by Barcelona-based architect Anna Noguera, who now lets them out as holiday rentals. Both are a beautiful combination of ancient and modern, with old stonework and gnarled wooden beams sitting side by side with exposed iron forgings and swathes of polished concrete.

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