Monday, January 18, 2016

Bring back color

We’re inveterate devotees of our own version of French/Nordic country style and stay very true to the style, a fact for which we’ve received much praise throughout the past almost 12 years of working with it. And we definitely intend to stick with it – not only because we believe that you should practice your main talent but also because people tend to excel at the things that they enjoy doing, after all.

Nevertheless, we sometimes feel an urge to develop new sides to the style, perhaps by taking the best part of other styles and implementing them so they fit in.

Right now, we really want to bring back color. For many, many years we’ve gone through an almost colorless period and couldn’t get enough of everything white and weathered.

We still really like the weathered look and light and bright remains dominant as well, but we feel that adding color to the décor provides an interesting twist. Some colors are stronger than others but they’re all a bit faded and thus fit in really well with the style. Some of the colors we’ve included are various shades of green, vintage red and turquoise in varying degrees of intensity.

What do you think? Have you jumped on the bandwagon of color? You’re more than welcome to send us your pictures and stories either to the editorial office or through our Facebook page! /Vivian

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Happy New Year

A new year is ahead of us and the expectations for what it might bring are always great. It most often turns out that things don’t go quite according to plan. But luckily it frequently turns out that the plans change for the better. We already know a little about what you as a reader can expect however. We have a lot of exciting plans for the year 2016 here at the editorial office. One of the things we’re working on at the moment is an exciting series of articles that follows the renovation of ’Tinghøjgaard’, which we purchased in the fall. You can follow the restoration one room at a time to see how we renovate the old farmhouse and furnish it entirely in the French-Nordic country style. The first article of the series will be featured at the end of the summer. But until then you can follow the remodel of the 2nd floor of Jørgen and Lonnie’s farmhouse, Lindely, starting in our next issue. Here you’ll find plenty of tips for how to bring daylight into your rooms without adding skylights. We’re also working on a new book about our ’Vintage Paint’, which has particularly captured all of our hearts. The book will be released in the course of 2016. In this first issue of the magazine for 2016, you can read about some of the brand new trends within the style that we believe are coming in 2016. It’s about decorating with even more vintage textiles and accessories in both brown and black as well as more colorful elements such as pink and blue. We think it adds an interesting perspective to the style which goes really well with either the light and feminine style or the more raw variety if that’s what you prefer. Of course you’ll still find plenty of inspiration for the more traditional variety of the style as well along with plenty of wonderful homes with each their own charm, DIY articles and, as always, lovely dishes that are easy to make. /Vivian

Happy New Year and happy reading!