A close friend of mine is fortunate to be visiting Copenhagen this month. He’s been touring around, getting to know the city and came across Normann Copenhagen, a lifestyle store filled with some really interesting Scandinavian designs. I’m really glad he brought this shop to my attention because I always enjoy taking a look at design around the world, it gets my creative juices going and gives me a fresh perspective on decorating and design.
My friend, Brenda, recently asked for help with her basement family room. Unfortunately there had been a water leak and some of the walls and carpet were ruined. Since she was going to have to re-paint and re-carpet it seemed like an opportune time to update the room overall.
The room has low ceilings, no windows and one wall that’s not square with the others, throwing the balance off a little. Brenda loves turquoise, so she hoped to work that colour into the room, and she also wanted a fresh airy feeling. A sofa and TV were a must and she hoped to continue to store her family’s book collection in that space.
I’m a catalogue (a.k.a “catalog”, for my American friends) kind of girl. I love leafing through through them both in print and online, but do have a preference for a meaty hard copy with which I can curl up on the couch and immerse myself.
I love them all and will never say no to browsing through jewellery, clothes, museum finds, gifts, gadgets… you get the picture. Of course, the furniture and decor ones are my favorites and I have no trouble gazing at page after page of rooms, styled to the max with not a speck of dust, pile of dishes or paper mountain in sight. Most of the time the pages are so inspiring and inviting that I wish I could move in, if only for a day.