Denmark's Nordic Interior + Design Show




This show surpassed it's claim to be inspiring!  

I have a serious love for Danish design and the Nordic lifestyle philosophy as a whole, and this show was all of that.  It was exactly what I needed, and when I needed it!

Looking for inspiration, outside my bubble where I connect to the design and lifestyle also took me back to Denmark just this past May.  The time I was there provided me with the reminder(s) I needed and started shaping this new direction of Lofty Living.  And of course if the timing and match were ever right working with and bringing a Danish brand(s) to some of our favourite shops here would be dreamy, so I'm always looking for that "right" connection as well!  

I found this show to be a great reminder of the importance of trends and being on trend (and how fun that can be!).  Holly Becker, decor8 founder and author of the "Decorate" series spoke about what she sees currently trending, but more importantly about what trends mean to her and the deeper role they play in our lives and in design.   I wouldn't say trends are nearly as important to me as good design is, but as she pointed out, we attribute an era with "wall to wall shag rug" to name one of many trends, and these trends do "mark" time and play an interesting role of "remember when" for all of us.

For me, the combination of clean lines, uncluttered spaces, natural textures and materials combined with the "lifestyle" in traditional Danish and Nordic design will always be my first love, and plays as important of a role in my personal design choices as trends do.

As most people know, I believe our homes are a reflection of who we are, what we feel, and how we want the people in our homes and around us to feel, our homes reflect us as individuals and families.  

Most of the time we don't even think of how beautifully complicated design is!

To "describe" a design show, isn't really possible, as design and spaces give us "feelings".  However below will give you a glimpse of the traditional Danish design, the Nordic lifestyle influence, design trends and a little of what this show was about and why I can't wait for the next one!



All shows, are made up of lot of walking + talking, FORMLAND made sure that taking a rest to replenish was also an experience.  



I really connected with this curated space! We all need the reminder to silence the noise (and our devices), take pleasure in the simpler things, to connect nature and the people that matter.  This space, complete with a book shop, paint shop, cooking inspiration, elements of nature such as gravol under our feet and images of the ocean, and an all-day embroidery workshop promoted "hygge" and what Life on Sundays should be. 

We should all try to make it a little more Sunday every day, in someway.  

Needless to say, I'm looking forward to my next FORMLAND experience!  


xo Shelagh

fashionShelagh Anderson