Last week we starting off Tuesday by hosting the inspiring group of Build Dubai members for a delicious Scandinavian breakfast and presentation in our showroom!
Keeping in line with our heritage and culture, we served a Scandinavian breakfast created by Smørrebrød - including the famous open-faced sandwiches and fresh smoothies.
The breakfast also included three inspirational talks and lots of mingling and networking. Overall a really successful event, and we look forward to hosting more of them in the future!
We are feeling inspired by interiors with an earthy palette of golden straw balanced off with dramatic stone greys and airy whites. This combination of hues, especially when in contrasting textures, creates a depth that reflects an understated, minimalistic luxe that we love.
Our new Floor of the Month, Kährs Oak Vinga, has a beautiful pale grey hue with natural warm undertones - resulting in a temperate expression. Occasional saw marks accentuate the floor’s restored appearance. Each board is meticulously hand-scraped and carefully brushed to bring out the character of the grain and highlight the natural texture of the timber.
Whether meat, chicken, vegetarian or vegan versions- Swedes love their meatballs! Traditionally served with potato, brown gravy, lingonberries and pressed cucumbers, this meal is a staple in every Swedish household. Therefore it comes as no surprise it has been given it's own day on August 23rd.
Happy Swedish Meatball Day! 🇸🇪
Yesterday we held a presentation over a Lunch & Learn for the lovely team from Kinnersley Kent Design, hosted by our Commercial Sales team, Jasna and James.
As we always strive to give our visitors a real "taste of Sweden" when they visit our showroom, it's only natural that we choose to serve authentic Swedish open-faced sandwiches, handmade by our favourite caterers at Smørrebrød!
We're loving deep emerald greens in combination with smokey brown wood and contrasting whites and brass. Interiors inspired by the iconic mid-century modern era and its nature-focused colour and material palette. Where the linear meets the organic - blurring out the lines between feminine and masculine. An interior that creates a sense of cosy comfort and timeless sophistication at the same time.
Our new Floor of the Month Kährs Oak Smoke has beautiful tobacco-brown hues enhanced by its richly smoked finish. Each board is carefully brushed to bring out the character of the grain and highlight the natural texture of the wood.
We are really loving how Dubai-based food photographer Makiti Mila created this lovely flatlay of the "Green Gazpacho Goodness" recipe for Spinneys Dubai, and staged it beautifully on top of our rustic grey Kährs Maple Bruma wood flooring. The combination of colours and textures is perfection!Image via Makiti Mila
You know that saying "every time you buy from a small business an actual person does a happy dance"? Well, that's us. We dance, we cheer, we high-five each other. We're a small team with a boutique service and take great pride in our work here at Nordic Homeworx. Receiving positive feedback from our clients is a true testament to everything we strive for everyday. Thank you Nilou for your kind words!
See images of Nilou's beautiful home in The Lakes here.
Last week we got the chance to stay at a recently renovated apartment in Stockholm, Sweden, which had a generous influx of natural light through large windows, high ceilings and open spaces, beautiful wall colours by Jotun paints, elegant high skirting panels and our rustic Kährs Oak Sture wood flooring.
The apartment lies within a building that was built in 1883, and although it has recently been renovated, the owners have made sure pay homage to the charming old features while giving it a fresh and updated look.
Classic muted tones in greens, greys and browns have been used, while all ceilings, fixtures, frames and mouldings are kept white - enhancing that airy feeling that ties together the space. The use of contrasting materials (e.g. natural wood, stainless steel and marble) creates depth and a layered feeling. Inspiration deluxe!
Get the look..
Oak Sture, Kährs | 7163 "Minty Breeze", Jotun | 1624 "Skylight", Jotun | Pineapple Cushion Cover, H&M Home | Grey/Green Blanket, H&M Home | Seagrass Baskets, e.g. IKEA | Savage Rose Candle, Anine Bing | The New Yorker Poster, posterlounge.co.uk | "Tundra" Marble Countertop, Dekton | Scandinavia Sofa in Grey/White Mode Fabric, Bolia
We're currently having Swedish singer Tommy Nilsson's hit "Dina Färger Var Blå" (a classic summer song) on repeat, dreaming of the beautiful Swedish summer!
And one of the most iconic summer spots in Sweden is the beautiful island Gotland, known for its medieval architecture, rugged beaches with azure waters lapping the shoreline, sand dunes and mile upon mile of beach with panoramic views of the Baltic Sea.
And therefore, this month the colours we're loving are the azure blue, creamy white, sandy beige and stone grey colours of Gotland.
Our Floor of the Month for July, Kährs Oak Dew, is the perfect ode to the Swedish summer and rustic nature of Gotland. It's white oil patina enhances the distinctive texture found in the oak for a fresh, coastal look. It's the perfect floor that will warm up a more modern scheme while it's rustic nature will accentuate a more "country" interior. A truly versatile floor that works for any scheme.
This apartment in the sustainable Hammarby Sjöstad in Stockholm features very bright, light-filled interiors and elegant luxurious textures in wood, marble, velvet and brass.
The Kährs Oak Limestone wood floor enhances the natural light in the apartment with its whisper-white finish and clean and even expression. Each board is carefully brushed to bring out the character of the grain and highlight the natural texture of the timber. The matt lacquer finish eliminates glare while protecting the wood from daily wear.
Images via Fantastic Frank