Life & Style | Summer 2019 | Sample Edition

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In this volume we celebrate the fullness of summer and all its gifts, from alfresco dining and food foraging to the magic of Scandinavian midsummer traditions. Join us for style inspiration, travel ideas and the joy of slow summer living.

Summer 2019

Summer breeze... Dear reader What a wonderful ritual our seasonal Life & Style magazine is turning out to be! With spring turning reliably into summer, we’re delighted to bring you a new issue of inspiration, wisdom and beauty inside and out. As you explore the pages ahead, you’ll discover the beautiful results of our recent lifestyle photoshoot, filled with gorgeous new ranges from our collection, including ceramics by artisan maker Sue Pryke and stunning new linen. Gather inspiration from one of our favourite people and stylists, Sally Denning. We chatted with Sally about her incredible styling career, and how she always loves a relaxed space. Midsummer in Scandinavia is a huge occasion, full of friends and family, delicious food and a real zest for life. We’ve collected our favourite Nordic rituals and worldwide traditions, and plenty of inspiration to help you plan your own summer festivities. It really is a season to celebrate! At home, I’ll be taking my own inspiration from Scandinavian culture by updating colours and textures for the new season. These subtle yet powerful changes keep me connected to the seasons and my surroundings; they’re how I cultivate meaning in my own home and life. May this be the season we fall in love with life itself, in full bloom,

Sandie xx


With special thanks to

Design by Kristian

Cover Image by

Content by Sandie

Selection of stock images courtesy of, IB Laursen

Writing by Jenny Photography by Polly Wreford Product Styling by Sally Denning

Additional Photography by Paul Ryan Goff, Sue Pryke, Sally Denning Product images copyright © 2019 Nordic House Ltd.

All products shown available from Nordic House

Alfresco Dining THE TABLE IS SET Gather, graze and get back to nature

“As sunlight dances like bubbles rising in a glass, our spirits feel lighter, our bodies calmer, our days full of ease.�

Tapas Bowls | £38.50 set of 4


he table is set. The drinks are chilled. Music plays behind the gentle chatter of voices. You raise a

glass above a glorious spread of home-cooked food. “Bon appetit!” The relaxed atmosphere of alfresco dining is one of the summer’s great blessings. Daytime gatherings and long lunches give us time to really spend time with the people we care about.

Kids can run around. Friends can drop in or stay all day. Dishes can be prepared and shared. And evenings seem to lengthen under gorgeous sunsets. Conversation flows, as does the wine, and you all breathe in the changing fragrances of summer nights.

Get your garden ready Choose pretty linen placemats, napkins and table runners in summer hues for an easy elegance to your outdoor table. Create sharing platters that everyone can reach and enjoy with our exclusive rustic tapas board. Having two layers to play with is so handy! Embrace the enthusiasm for terracotta tones – and dream of the Med – with our British made bowls, tumblers and carafe.

Reclaimed Wood Tapas Board | £48 Reclaimed Wood Ser ving Board | £29

Timeless white china, like our Nordic Touch collection, contrasts beautifully with natural wood and nautical stripes.

Nordic Touch Oval Plate | £11.50

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