I can’t believe it was 4 weekends ago that I was in Copenhagen and I haven’t written a word about it here! Though, to be fair to myself, the 1 year anniversary of the Alice in Scandiland Shop, then flying to Denmark the next day, walking about 100 miles that weekend, straight home and into prep at the shop for a magazine shoot at the shop that week really took it’s toll on me. But I wanted to get something down here now, whilst I’ve got a spare second.
We’re heading off on holiday tomorrow, to Mallorca, I can’t bloody wait! As well as a bit of a break, I also hope to catch up on some writing, there are a few blog posts that have been waiting in the wings, but first I want to escape back to one particular Copenhagen highlight, Hay House.
Located on the second and third floor of the completely beautiful 1890s Højbrohusin building, on Østergade, otherwise know as the Strøget shopping street. Hay House is an absolutely breathtaking immersion in design.
I think the thing I love so much about Hay’s designs are that they are simple, but not in a boring way, rather in a way that is timeless. It isn’t about following a trend, something that eventually always ends, it’s about function, but always with an eye on the aesthetics.
It was so lovely to have so much space whilst browsing, everyone was just drifting around, in a trance, absorbing the truly inspiring surroundings. I really wish I had a bedroom big enough to have the bed smack bang in the middle!
Imagine this being your actual home, coming down these stairs in the morning, pure heaven.
Visiting Hay House was for 2 reasons, 1 because I had heard how inspiring and beautiful it was and it was a Copenhagen must see. But secondly because I hope to stock Hay at the Alice in Scandiland Shop one day in the future, so it was really great to visit their whole collection and really get a sense of the quality and overall aesthetic.
Looking down the street towards Illum Bolighus, another absolutely overwhelming, almost headache inducing show of design (I’ll be sharing more about there soon).
I’ve been coveting the Palissade Garden furniture for quite some time, I think this green is just absolute perfection.
I was very well behaved, mostly because I had already got rather spendy in Illum Bolighus, but I had wanted the Sowden water bottle for a forever, so it would have been rude not to!