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4 products for 4 rooms

January 30, 2014

I’m running a series of blog posts each covering product recommendations. Continuing our Nordic theme of this week I am featuring Norwegian products and designers today. Each post in this series features 4 products for 4 different rooms.

Living

In a country where clean and simple design is key this Aksel armchair is a perfect champion of the style. Manufactured in solid wood and in a variety of colours this dark version would look perfect in the on trend grey focused interiors that are very popular now. The chair could be dressed with a colourful cushion or left plain to enjoy you to the beauty of the natural materials.

Dining

Wik & Walsøe was formed near ten years ago by two Norwegian women who left their regular jobs to open a design studio. Their unique porcelain is instantly recognisable as Scandinavian due to its simple unfussy design. The Alveskog range features abstract woodland scenes that take me right back to the natural beauty of Norway.

Kitchen

From Northern Lighting the “Bake Me a Cake” light fitting would be perfect for mood lighting in a kitchen. Manufactured in oak wood and smoked tinted glass this fitting is actually made by inmates at a prison near Bergen in Norway. The name is inspired by the tale of a mother baking a cake for her son in prison which includes a file inside it! Such a clever simple design, I’d love one of these in my kitchen.

Study

Drawing on the strong design ethic of Scandinavia, Fjordfiesta was launched in 2001 by architect Paul Lunder. The Alto desk was added to their product range in 2013 and clearly embraced the design ethics of the region. It is available in either a natural or black stained oak.

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Room of the Week

January 29, 2014

We are relaunching the blog today after a short New Year break and a trip away to Norway last week. Today’s Room of the Week is a nod to the design delights seen in the Nordic region and also a hint that Spring will soon be on the way as the table is decorated with beautiful spring flowers.

Nordic interiors are known for their simple pared down elegance. In this dining room the base decoration scheme is very neutral and this look is enhanced by the plain white chairs and crisp white linen tablecloth. If you like to inject colour into your interior this look also allows you to easily update for the seasons. Choose fresh greens as a compliment as we approach spring, then move into rich berry colours for the cooler months.

Finding accessories from the Nordic region is definitely easier now that online stores like Nordic House allow you to browse for products from your own home. After working in Sweden for many years the owners of Nordic House have a real understanding of the design aesthetic unique to this region. The simple style of this bench and candlesticks is perfect if you are trying to create a slice of Scandinavia in your own home.

Nordic House 2

This room was originally featured in the extensive galleries of House to Home. Take a look over at their website for room inspiration, and be sure to check back here every week to find which one of the rooms has been showcased.

Interiors Advent Calendar – 24th

December 24, 2013

Today we are opening the final window on our annual Interiors Advent Calendar as we reach December 24th. Behind each window this year we’ve found products launched in 2013 and costing under £100. Behind our last window we have found the beautiful Christmas range from Holmegaard.

Holmegaard glassworks began production in 1825 in Denmark and their annual Christmas collection always shows typical scenes of the festive period. These glass mugs would be ideal for serving mulled wine to your guests over Christmas. And as there is always lots of home baking at this time of year the biscuit tin is bound to be full! These are special items to be treasured every year, packed away in January and stored safely until the following Christmas. Enjoy the festive season friends, have a great time – Happy Christmas from the APD Interiors team.

All of the products featured on our 2013 Interiors Advent calendar will be added to our Pinterest board. You can also find inspiration on our Facebook page, or follow me for my regular updates on twitter. Full details of all our Interior Design and Build services can be found on our website.  

Interiors Advent Calendar – 23rd

December 23, 2013

Today we are opening the twenty-third window on our annual Interiors Advent Calendar. This year we are featuring products launched in 2013 and costing under £100. Behind today’s window we found some lovely homewares from Folklore featuring a mix of wood and glass.

Folklore is based in Islington and their products are also available online. They choose to sell products that are created with love and care, and also ones that feature craftsmanship. This range launched this year features the warmth of Acacia wood in kitchen products. The humble storage jar is lifted to new heights when it features a beautiful wooden top. I particularly like the honey jar, it’s a perfect excuse to indulge in fresh toast and honey in the morning.

All of the products featured on our 2013 Interiors Advent calendar will be added to our Pinterest board. You can also find inspiration on our Facebook page, or follow me for my regular updates on twitter. Full details of all our Interior Design and Build services can be found on our website.  

Interiors Advent Calendar – 22nd

December 22, 2013

Today we are opening the twenty-second window on our annual Interiors Advent Calendar. This year we are featuring products launched in 2013 and costing under £100 so expect lots of great gifts ideas. Every interior needs well designed soft furnishings so it’s great to find a smart cushion from Lorna Syson behind today’s window.

Lorna Syson

Lorna Syson started her business in 2009 with help from the Princes Trust and since then has grown into an internationally recognised brand. The new Willow Tit cushion is an addition to her popular Songbirds range, which feature on cushions, wallpaper, fabric and lampshades.  The new bird compliments the three other Songbirds designs already available. Lorna also makes amazing fabric wallflowers, take a look at them online – I want one of these in my own home!

All of the products featured on our 2013 Interiors Advent calendar will be added to our Pinterest board. You can also find inspiration on our Facebook page, or follow me for my regular updates on twitter. Full details of all our Interior Design and Build services can be found on our website.  

Interiors Advent Calendar – 21st

December 21, 2013

It’s time to open the twenty-first window on our annual Interiors Advent Calendar. This year all the products are new in 2013 and cost under £100 so you’ll see lots of great present ideas. With Christmas Day almost upon us and fine dining on our mind, we found a gorgeous gold cutlery set from Rose & Grey today.

Rose & Grey is a fantastic online store with a great mix of unique products covering every area of the home. This 24 carat gold-plated cutlery set is made of stainless steel and has a gentle teardrop shaped handle. The set features 4 place settings and it would certainly add a sparkle to your Christmas table.

All of the products featured on our 2013 Interiors Advent calendar will be added to our Pinterest board. You can also find inspiration on our Facebook page, or follow me for my regular updates on twitter. Full details of all our Interior Design and Build services can be found on our website.  

Interiors Advent Calendar – 20th

December 20, 2013

Today we are opening the twentieth window on our annual Interiors Advent Calendar. Behind each window this year we will find a new product launched in 2013 and costing under £100 so lots of great present ideas. Today we have found the fantastic paper sculptures from Helen Friel, claimed to be impossible gifts for impossible people!

Helen Friel is a paper engineer and illustrator who graduated from Central St Martins in 2009. Her latest sculptures feature Hoakes & Co products designed to make people’s life easier, in a fun way. We could all do with some elbow grease in a jar, or what about 40 highest quality winks in a pot? At £14 these are perfect presents for anyone you know who needs a helping hand. Take a look online to find the full range, I’ll have those winks please.

All of the products featured on our 2013 Interiors Advent calendar will be added to our Pinterest board. You can also find inspiration on our Facebook page, or follow me for my regular updates on twitter. Full details of all our Interior Design and Build services can be found on our website.  

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