Life & Style | Autumn 2020 | Sample Edition

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l i fe & st yle Autumn 2020

At home

Find time for self care Gather around loved ones Inspire young minds Light up your home

Seasonal

Embrace autumn Use gorgeous colours and textures Bring the outdoors in Relax over brunch

The Edit

Candlelight Home dĂŠcor Kitchenware Soft furnishings Furniture Tableware & dining


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Welcome This edition is very special – not only is it two years since we launched Life & Style, but we've worked with a wonderful creative team to bring you an elegant new look. When we launched this magazine, my vision was to create something beautiful, that would inspire a way of life while showing just how gorgeous our products are. I have always had this deep-rooted, long-held belief that our homes have a vital part to play in our happiness and wellbeing. I believe that the spaces we live can be truly healing if we allow them to be. This was true back in 2009 when I launched Nordic House with my husband Alan, yet how poignant and topical does this very sentiment seem all these years later? May this be the season we can go back to being with our loved ones again… Sandie x

L I F E & ST Y L E Founder Sandie Wallman

Photography Polly Wreford, Dan Duchars

Editor Jennifer Morgan

Stylists Sally Denning, Sara Bird

Art Director Jo Craig

Styling assistant Rebecca Etheridge

Product images: Copyright ©2020 Nordic House Ltd. Unsplash: page 4 Eberhard Grossgasteiger, page 10 Peter Bucks, page 31 Paje Victoria, page 32 Linda-sondergaard, page 42 Caroline Hernandez, page 66 Illiya Vjestica, page 76 Nikola Johnny, page 79 Evan Leith, p80 Annie Spratt, Nachelle Nocom, page 81 Cara Fuller, page 86 Emma Jane hobden, page 96 Fi Bell

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D É C O R D E TA I L S

BY CANDLELIGHT

Find out why we love this time of year

Shop for those beautiful finishing touches

Add a warm glow that's perfect for autumn

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S AV I O U R T H O S E PRECIOUS TIMES

FEED THEIR I M AG I N AT I O N S

ON THE SMALL SIDE

Create a relaxed dine-at-home scheme

Discover our new Mini Eco collection for kids

Explore the world of the Tiny House Movement

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FURNITURE FINDS

Look for those Scandi pieces that can transform a room

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SCANDI PEOPLE: NIKI BRANTMARK

W H AT I E AT D U R I N G T H E D AY

Be inspired by Niki's love of nature in her styling

Pick up some great recipes from Trine Hahnemann

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FIND TIME FOR SELF CARE

SO F T TO U C H

Pamper yourself at home, with a little spa moment

Plump up a cushion or two and layer with a throw

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B O TA N I C A L S T U DY

RAISING THE BAR

Read the story of our gorgeous leaf coasters

Say "cheers" to our exclusive range of glassware

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LIGHT UP AUTUMN

Banish dark corners with our mood and task lighting

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KITCHEN & DINING

Update your eating space with Nordic-style touches

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AUTUMN NOTES

Take time to enjoy the season with our top tips



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FA L L I N T O THIS SPECIAL S E A S O N, F U L L O F WA R M T H A N D WON DER Autumn is one of Scandinavia's best-kept secrets. Once summer crowds have left, the forests and lakes are yours to explore. Try embracing its ever-changing colours, slower pace and sense of calm at home


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“And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves,” Virginia Woolf

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he Nordic way of life is so closely related to nature and the changing seasons, and autumn, with its weekends spent gathering berries, mushrooms, apples and pears, offers an abundance to be shared. It's a time when local farmers markets offer their best delights as families stock up before heading into the dark, cold, long winter to come. Be inspired to do the same and shop local, eating the delights of the season.

Birgitta. Visit then and you may be lucky to experience that (usually) one crisp week of autumn sunshine – its Indian Summer – that really shows off the changing colours at their best. Back at home, become a weather watcher and make the most of any autumnal sunshine to get out and explore your surrounding area. It's easy to bring these gorgeous colours into your autumn home too. Replace flowers with dried grasses, arrange faux pumpkins of varying sizes and scatter a few dried leaves. When you are out, capture the season with photographs, looking for that often elusive blue-sky-meets-autumntrees shot. Frame it as a reminder of what many Scandinavians claim is the best of all seasons.

There's so much colour to appreciate too. In Finland, they talk of ruska, the autumn foliage of glorious reds, yellows, oranges and browns. It's seen as nature's last show before the snow covers the landscape once more. Sweden celebrates Brittsommar on the 7 October, which is named after Saint

Decorative Pumkins, small, set of six | £30

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AT HOME

Find time for self care Hide away with an at-home spa, creating a space made for pampering… after all, we all deserve a little ‘me time’. Start your own spa rituals – light a scented candle, slip on that comforting robe and prepare to pamper with some indulgent products. Keep the look simple with crisp white and charcoal grey, working in touches of natural wood to boost warmth.


Linen Mix Waffle Bathrobe in White | £120

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By candlelight

Find comfort and calm in those everyday moments with beautiful candles around your home – it’s amazing how the smallest of touches can bring an opportunity to pause Dillie Stoneware Candle Holder | £12 Exquisite Glass Tealight Holders | £10 each


“You’ll love the glass beading around the outside of our glass tealight holders. It’s just made to twinkle”



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