It might be a cliché, but the kitchen truly is the heart of the home – the place where we gather after a long day to catch up, pour a glass of wine, cook and enjoy dinner with our loved ones. The Scandis share our passion for this hardworking room, and in true Nordic style, their kitchens are known for their efficiency and style – the perfect combination of form and function.
Creating a welcoming kitchen that’s also a joy to use is one of the best ways of increasing your home’s value – and even the smallest touches such as storage jars and butter dishes can make a world of difference to the look and feel of the room. At Nordic House, we’re known for our beautiful tableware, which has always proved incredibly popular with customers. So this year, I decided to increase our kitchen and dining collections to include some truly wonderful Scandi kitchenware pieces – from classic marble serving boards to timeless cast iron trivets. They were all spotted during my regular buying trips to Scandinavia, and many of them are exclusive to us in the UK.
In this blog, I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite products – all of which are both incredibly useful and the epitome of understated style! Click on the pictures to find out more…
Combining beautiful natural raw materials, this tapas board is full of Scandinavian chic. The board itself is hand-made from reclaimed teak and the small containers from 100% marble. The marble jars are perfect for olive tapenade, pesto and hummus.
Practical and stylish, this beautiful marble serving board will make an eye-catching addition to your kitchen! As well as using it simply as a cutting board, it also makes a lovely trivet or table centrepiece for serving cheeses, sushi and more.
Part of our Marble collection and complementing the serving board above, this cook book holder is simply and beautifully designed, and would make a great gift for all foodies!
Use these beautiful stackable storage bowls from Denmark to organise your cupboards or fridge. Made from organic bamboo fibre, the bowls are formed and moulded at very high temperatures, making them incredibly durable and dishwasher safe.
Bring a dash of Scandi chic to your worktop with this marble kitchen roll holder from Sweden. With a simple silver stem, this kitchen roll holder has a contrasting asymmetric top and base of solid white marble. Stylish and contemporary, it’s a great way to give your kitchen an instant refresh.
Add a little touch of glamour to your dinning table with this stylish butter dish. Ideal for serving and storing your butter, this dish is suitable for use in the microwave and is dishwasher safe.
Ergonomically shaped and beautifully designed, our butter knife is perfect for butter, pates and spreads. It’s just the thing for adding a touch of finesse and sophistication to your breakfast or afternoon tea table.
A team favourite already – this clever brunch board is specially designed for your boiled egg and soldiers! Made from natural untreated birch wood, each wooden board has rounded edges and a perfectly sized hole for holding your boiled egg.
This fabulous heavy round cast iron vintage trivet is ideal for the busy kitchen. Perfect for oven to tableware items, where you can place your hot cookware onto your worktop or table for easy serving.
A nautical serving dish to show off to all your guests. This pretty shell dish is ideal used for serving a starter or for putting all your nibbles in. Made from white porcelain, it is a lovely addition to any kitchen or table. Alternatively, it is equally great used as a soap dish!
This clever Danish design utility set is a must-have for washing up and keeping everything tidy! The set includes: a contemporary grey bucket, matching soap dispenser, dish brush with a replaceable brush head and a soft microfibre cloth. The T-shaped handle makes the bucket easy to carry, even when full.
Last but definitely not least! Celebrating the craft of a bygone era, this wooden dish brush adds a touch of retro style to any kitchen. The brush is made from beech wood and horse hair which is soft and gentle for effective non-scratch cleaning.
What I love about these pieces is that so many of them feature natural materials – ensuring they will always remain timelessly stylish. If you like what you see please do sign up to receive our latest catalogue! It features all our Spring / Summer 2016 products and is out now! Also, remember to keep up to date with all our new collections by liking our Facebook page, and following us on Pinterest and Twitter!
Till next time,