"Earthy colours and textures add warmth and personality to every home"
— Hans Blomquist, The Natural Home.
With summer entertaining on our minds, we're starting to source fresh inspiration from our favourite books and people. Hans Blomquist is an interior designer we thouroughly resonate with. His approach to living is as aestheitcally satisfying as it is functional, and longevity is always in mind.
The Natural Home has us looking at our dining room set up through fresh eyes. We want our kitchens to breathe with working space, be somewhat orderly (with a few projects on the go), and for our homeware collections of plates and cookware to be on display for all to enjoy. Whether they are hand-me-downs, vintage finds, or freshly glazed ceramics, cookware always looks beautiful stacked up and gathered into bunches. And to quote Mr Blomquist again, "Mixing the old with the new successfully combines matrials, giving your space a very natural feel." We couldn't agree more.
Clockwise from left to right: White Marble Cutting Board. Think fresh grapes, delicious cheese and crackers on a sturdy marble background, $89. The beautiful and irregular shaped Every Day Plate by Morgan Haines make plating food an enjoyable ritual, $39. We love the organic handcrafted shapes of La Chamba Square Dishes, and the natural properties of the unglazed clay, from $42. Rewarewa Salad Servers by Tom Muir are made to be loved and used, and passed on through generations, $242. These classic preserving Weck Jars 750mlfrom Germany have multiple uses, in and out of the kitchen, from $11.50. Red Beech Small Bowl, salvaged from an Ohakune log, is handmade in New Zealand by artist Tom Muir, $82.