I don't deny, the past seven months have been pretty hectic what with launching Natural Calico whilst maintaining our "core" work - shooting homes for magazines - and also commercial hotel shoots too.
But I have tried to stand back and analyse where Natural Calico is heading - and somewhere along the line, I came upon the wonderful Swedish word 'Lagom' - which essentially means 'just enough'. The nearest word we have in the English language is 'adequate' - but this can be such a dreary word by comparison ....... whereas the clever Scandi's have elevated 'balance' to an accolade.
'Adequate' really isn't enough - is it !!!!
It's no coincidence that my thinking here coincides with us about to launch our beautiful new stock from the very wonderful Danish Company - Lene Bjerre. I have admired this Company for many years and can't wait to show you our stunning new stock.
For example ....
"Just enough" don't you think :)
We shall be stocking the lovely navy and white cushions and tea lights - and we carry a range of silk Hydrangeas and pitchers.
The Lene Bjerre cushions are beautiful - so crisp, fresh and timeless ......
I love their earthenware bottles ..... we photographed this against pristine white panelling.
....... and this one too
...... it is large enough to make a little bit of a 'statement' without being ostentatious. 'Just enough'.
If you look at our new home page, you will see some of our lovely new stock in both a kitchen setting .....
And in a living room setting ...... (this is my own living room and kitchen - so you see, I truly believe in this style and product!!)
We shall be stocking the fab Olive Trees and Olive branches too btw as seen in both of these images !! I love to introduce a little splash of greenery in a neutral scheme. It's a great way to add a touch of contrast, texture and depth.
Some rooms need a little bit more 'filling' - whereas others suit a more 'pared down' look ...... it truly is a case of finding what is 'just enough' for you and for your home.
'Himself' and I are heading off shortly for a little break in the sun - yay !! And when I come back I promise, we shall start downloading our lovely new Lene Bjerre stock to the site.
Right - I'm off ....... Rioja, Paella, good books and coastal walks await :)
Adios mis amigos