Fall is coming

Bedroom via that nordic feeling

I went back to work yesterday after a lovely but (too) short summer holiday. All of a sudden it feels like summer is over. It’s been raining for the last two days and I can feel autumn in the air. As sad as that makes me (I’m summer’s biggest fan! And I’m still hoping for an Indian summer in September – who is with me?) I am also a little bit excited. Because this time a year means, that all the brands are releasing their new AW14 collections (AW stands for Autumn Winter, if you have no clue :)). My mailbox is booming with news and my head is spinning with new ideas. I can’t wait to share them all with you.

Also it is time for the big interior fairs. This year I am attending Design Trade in Copenhagen at the end of this week and I can’t wait to share all the new designs and inspiration I will bring home with me. Remember my post from last season?

I have a list of brands I want to visit at the fair. If you have a tip for me or you represent a brand who’s stall I should stop by, please feel free to drop me a line. There’s a contact form in the menu at the top of the page ^^

Bedroom via that nordic feeling

Bedroom via that nordic feeling

A few recent snaps from my bedroom.

Want to see more of my bedroom? Check this, this and this post.

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Updated window sill

Yesterday I shared my love of plants with you. I’ve been updating the living room with a bunch of new plants along with some old ones. The window sill had a make over too – and I had to include plants here as well. The small plant is actually a cutting from an old plant, that I’ve cut and planted myself. The bigger one is new.

I know that many of you find it difficult to decorate your window sills – it’s one of the questions I get asked again and again. I hope you can use mine for inspiration. Maybe it’s time for a post with inspiration for window sills soon?

On a totally different note (see what I did there?) I was mentioned by the Danish interior magazine Mad & Bolig as one of their five favourite interior blogs. Features like this always make me happy and proud. I am so thankful that I get to share my passion on here and especially the part where you, my dear readers, find inspiration in the universe I’ve created. So thank you to you too – for coming back and leaving kind and sweet comments. You’re awesome!

Window sill via that nordic feeling

Window sill via that nordic feeling

Window sill via that nordic feeling

Window sill via that nordic feeling

Lamp: Flowerpot, &Tradition / candle holder: Kubus, by Lassen / matches: Hay / jar: H&M Home

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Plant mania

I’ve gone green. Maybe summer and sunshine has gone to my head, but I’ve been craving plants – and lots of them – lately. So I went plant shopping this weekend and came home with a bunch of new ones, mostly succulents. I also bought a new Corokia tree (it’s the big one that looks like it’s straight out of Lord of the Rings). This is the third one I get (3 is the charm, right?). I hope I can keep this one alive. It’s the only plant I’ve ever managed to kill apart from a few herbs here and there. I am usually known for my green thumb, so I have to give it another try. If this one doesn’t make it, I’ll give up.

As I told you yesterday, I’ve been moving the furniture around (again). I want to create a new picture wall too, and while this is going on, the frames are taking up some of the room, where I want to put the plants. So they are a bit squeezed together. But I decided to arrange them anyway yesterday as I was cleaning up and getting everything into its right place after the rearrangement. I love all this green!

Btw, someone asked to see, what the living room looked like before I moved the furniture back. Check this and this post.

Plants via that nordic feeling

Plants via that nordic feeling

Plants via that nordic feeling

Plants via that nordic feeling

Plants via that nordic feeling

Andy Warhol poster: Moderna Museet / birds: Architectmade / candle: Granit / tray: Nur Design / matches: Lagerhaus

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Time for a change

Things never stay the same around here for long. I’ve always been like this even as a kid I liked to move around the furniture and redecorate my room. So I started my summer holidays with rearranging the furniture in the living room. The sofa is now back where it started, the Montana bookcase is up on a new wall and the TV too.

I’ve been filling out holes and painting the patches and the walls are looking good again. I have a lot of new ideas. I want to make a new picture wall, so the hunt for new posters and prints is on – know any good artist, I should have a look at?

Today is all about getting things into its new places and sorting out cords (the nightmare of rearranging) – right now it’s a mess! I’ll show you more soon.

Happy day, guys x

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The Kristina Krogh poster I blogged about here is finally up on the wall.

Home via that nordic feeling

Want a lamp like that? Here’s my DIY guide to making the wall lamp.

Home via that nordic feeling

Roses from our garden at the summer house that I picked this weekend.

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The baskets are back

Hallway via that nordic feeling

Last fall I showed you a basket in this post, that I had picked up at IKEA and use for storage in the hall. The basket was discontinued and I know that many of you went looking for one without any luck. So I wanted to tell you, that IKEA is introducing a new basket called GADDIS, that looks a lot like the old one – this time they even have it in a dip dyed version in black, orange and purple. They will hit the stores in August, so look out for it next time you go to IKEA.

IKEA basket via that nordic feeling

IKEA basket via that nordic feeling

IKEA basket via that nordic feeling

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Sneak peek: IKEA catalogue 2015

I’ve been quiet for a few days while I enjoyed a long weekend at the summer house. O boy did that feel good! Lots of beach time, swimming in the sea, naps in the hammock, lots of ice cream and seafood (although not at the same time) and good old relaxing offline. Much needed – I’m now back to work with only three more days to go till my summer holidays starts (!).

There is one special event I always look forward to each year – the new IKEA catalogue. When I moved last year I found a stack of old IKEA catalogues going back to 2004! And even though I find some of the images way to crowded, noisy and colourful to my taste, I still love the IKEA universe. And I love that they stay true to their own voice. Also I love all their gadgets for keeping order.

I’ve selected some of my favourite images from the new catalogue – it will hit the streets in just a few weeks (at least here in Denmark). Enjoy x

IKEA catalogue 15 sneak peek via that nordic feeling

IKEA catalogue 15 sneak peek via that nordic feeling

IKEA catalogue 15 sneak peek via that nordic feeling

IKEA catalogue 15 sneak peek via that nordic feeling

IKEA catalogue 15 sneak peek via that nordic feeling

IKEA catalogue 15 sneak peek via that nordic feeling

IKEA catalogue 15 sneak peek via that nordic feeling

IKEA catalogue 15 sneak peek via that nordic feeling

IKEA catalogue 15 sneak peek via that nordic feeling

IKEA catalogue 15 sneak peek via that nordic feeling

IKEA catalogue 15 sneak peek via that nordic feeling

All photos: IKEA

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This weekend…

summer feeling via that nordic feeling

I am spending this weekend at my family’s summer house in Rørvig. I am working from home today, so you will find me in the garden – in the shadow as it is still stinking hot in Denmark (did I mention how much I love it?) – with my laptop and phone. I can’t wait to turn the computer off and hit the beach this afternoon! I fully intend to fill this weekend with trips to the beach, ice cold white wine, reading a good book in the shadow, soaking up some sun, eating too many ice creams and good food. Ahhh! I’ve got one week to go till I’m off on summer holiday. I fully intend to spend this weekend pretending, summer holiday is already on. Here are a few pictures I snapped last night.

Have the happiest of weekends, dear friends xx

Summer feeling via that nordic feeling

Summer feeling via that nordic feeling

Summer feeling via that nordic feeling

Summer feeling via that nordic feeling

Summer feeling via that nordic feeling

Summer feeling via that nordic feeling

Summer feeling via that nordic feeling

Summer feeling via that nordic feeling

Summer feeling via that nordic feeling

Summer feeling via that nordic feeling

Summer feeling via that nordic feeling

summer feeling via that nordic feeling

Click right here if you want to see more from the summer house.

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My summer crushes

Summer favourites via that nor

I hope you are enjoying summer as much as I am! Here’s a little collection of some of my summer crushes.

1 // Chapeau by Lyngby Porcelæn
2 // Balance by Kristina Krogh Studio
3 // Silk Plaid by SemiBasic
4 // Tiles bedding by Louise Roe
5 // Vases by Nina Melgaard

Btw are you on Twitter? I’ve started tweeting – feel free to follow me, if you would like.

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Which glasses should I pick? + A discount code

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Remember when I told you, I was looking for new glasses? Foof sent me 5 pairs to try on at home – and I need your help picking out the perfect pair.

When the 5 pairs arrived, I grabbed a friend and my camera. You see it’s not that easy being both in front of and behind the camera at the same time, so I needed a little help with this one. My friend is not a photographer, in fact I don’t think she’s even used a big camera like mine before. But she got away with it, I think! We had a lot of fun shooting these – I don’t feel very comfortable in front of the camera, so I tend to look a bit (read: a lot) stiff. So Vicky kept bossing me around trying to get me to loosen up. Also it kept starting to rain so we had to run for cover over and over again – hence the frizzy hair and rainbow coloured glasses (note that the test pairs don’t have reflective glass, like the end product will have). Did we get away with it? I’ll let you be the judge!

Discount code

As a little gift to you, Foof have decided to provide my lovely readers with a special discount code. If you enter ‘thatnordicfeeling’ at check out, you’ll get 10 % off your new glasses or sunglasses – or both. It’s good for as many pairs as you want. The code is valid through August 9th. Mind you the glasses come pretty cheap to begin with, so this is the perfect time to update your eyewear. Read more about Foof, the concept and the prices in my first post.

Here we go – get ready to laugh!

Okay, so first up is Damon:
foof glasses via that nordic feeling

foof glasses via that nordic feeling

Then we have Cruise:
foof glasses via that nordic feeling

foof glasses via that nordic feeling

Here’s Depp, which I tried on in this and this colour:
foof glasses vi that nordic feeling

foof glasses vi that nordic feeling

foof glasses via that nordic feeling

I’ve got a bit of a Harry Potter look going on here, don’t I?

Last but not least we have Hanks:
foof glasses via that nordic feeling

foof glasses via that nordic feeling

Okay boys any girls – what do you think? Which ones should I pick? I myself am leaning towards Cruise. I love how they’ve all got Hollywood star names! Can’t wait to hear what you think. Thank you x

This one’s for you, Vicky – thanks for cracking me up! I know this wasn’t easy (I’ll have the model agency send someone more trained next time). Thank you for the help and for a fun day! x

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*This post is sponsored by Foof. As always thank you for reading this blog and supporting my sponsors. They make it possible for me to do what I love.

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New in – kitchen favourites

Nur trays via that nordic feeling

I am always looking for ways to improve my kitchen. I love to cook, so this is a room I spend a lot of time in every day of the week. Anything that will make cooking easier or the kitchen look more tidy is always very welcome in my world.

You might remember this post, where I highlighted new designers to keep an eye on after visiting the Formland Trade in the beginning of the year. One of the new designers, I noticed, was Maja Bøgh Vindbjerg from nur design.

Maja is 27 years old, studying for a master’s degree in Architecture and lives in Århus, Denmark. She started nur design last year as an outlet for her passion for Nordic architecture and design. I had my eye on the trays from the first time I saw them. I knew they would be brilliant in the kitchen. They come in three different sizes and a range of different colours – including a copper one. I have found the perfect spot for all three sizes in my kitchen. Maja sent me some trays to try out, and I have been testing them for a few months now, and my enthusiasm for the trays are still intact.

Nur trays via that nordic feeling

Nur trays via that nordic feeling

My kitchen top table is made of wood. A light wood even – and even though I’ve stained the surfaces with white oil, they are still very delicate. I always have to be ware not to leave any water – or even worse a coloured liquid – lying around. Even dishwasher soap can leave marks. This is where the trays come in handy! The small one is the perfect size for my dishwasher soap, the middle one fits perfect as a tray for some of my herbs and the big one can hold all my oils and vinegar etc.

Nur trays via that nordic feeling - nur

Nur trays via that nordic feeling - nur

I used to store my oils, spices etc. on a black and white tray, but this white one is just so much easier on the eyes. My Smeg fridge is big and red – and very noticeable to say the least, so I like to keep the rest of the room quite simple. Anything that is both functional, elegant and simple is always a winner in my book. It doesn’t take me long to get sick of items with too much detail or colour on – they are just too noisy for me. More from my kitchen here and here.

Nur trays via that nordic feeling

Nur trays via that nordic feeling

Here is a list of the shops, who carry Maja’s designs. You can also email Maja directly if you can’t find a shop near you, I’m sure she will be happy to help you out.

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What do you have in your kitchen that makes your life easier?

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