Monday, January 12, 2009

Honning & Flora

Check out this amazing place, Honning & Flora, in Denmark. I was on the Laurel Hedge & I saw her favorite sunroom (above) & followed the link to the Honning & Flora site. Now I don't speak Danish so I'm not exactly sure what type of store it is, but I think it's a home shop & maybe a garden center too? (Haha I might so be barking up the wrong tree! If anyone knows anything about it, please let me know!) The room (above) is one version of Heaven for me. From all the white to the chandelier to the linen roman shades, to the sink-in comfort of the furnishings... a perfect "base" room!

Queen Anne's lace may be my all-time favorite flower (followed closely by hydrangea & peonies- look below!) What a pretty summer arrangement!!!

Look how beautiful their display is... I love how they're selling beauty products out of a medicine cabinet!
I'd love a powder room sink like this one (below). It would be so simple to make out of thrift-store finds. (The pot of roses on the left side of the sink is gorgeous although I'd probably kill them... roses are tough for me!) Check out the hanging wire basket on the right- what a great idea!

These cute little blue cannisters (below) just made me think of how easy it would be to paint thrift shop cannisters. I had such a tough time finding cannisters I loved (and the white Fireking ones I did find were out of my price range!) but painting some old uglies would definitely do the trick!

Pretty shot (below) of crystals & a lovely little portrait... The basket reminds me of the fact that I was going to ditch all my plastic laundry baskets & switch to pretty ones so my room looks better with the pile of clean laundry in it is waiting to be put away.. (ha! I know myself well enough to know that that's one habit I'll have a tough time breaking!)

How bright & pretty is this room?!! Ah I love it! All the natural elements... the linen, the rough baskets... The aged finishes... The chairs that look like mine (hee hee)... The walls are also a really beautiful beigey-white that sets off all the white furniture.

A little cauldron of horns : (I love quirky)
GREAT chandelier... It's so out of place which I think it makes the room.

I also have a thing for hutches & this one doesn't disappoint:

Just so pretty (below) and vintage-looking. I'd love it if all my beauty products were in bottles like these:

The street (sign) below reminds me of a client's home I was just in who had a few in her kitchen & they were just such a fun element. I usually don't think to do stuff like this but it's great.

Garden cloches are so pretty to me. They showcase perfectly whatever is inside of them & if they're empty (like below) you appreciate the elegant form of the glass. I don't have any & have been looking for a couple of years. (I want a steal & I haven't found one yet! :)

Below, the beautiful chandelier again (looking even better in daylight!) The juxtaposition of the chandelier against all of the rustic elements is amazing.

And, finally one last picture. The little tree adds just the right touch of green & is a sculptural silhouette that looks beautiful in these spare elegant interiors. And the pale gray walls- wish I knew that color! I love all the rough wood & white painted pieces... And the white throw on the chair is a must. (I add throws everywhere because I always like to cuddle up)

And the best part is I emailed my friend who lives in Denmark & he says he lives right near this place!!!! We've been meaning to visit him for a while now, so when we go (probably still another year or so off) I know where my first stop will be!!!