Author: Ulla Kloster

  • How to beat January blues with bright colours indoors

    How to beat January blues with bright colours indoors

    There was plenty of cool paintings on display at the London Art Fair this week. In our article on how to beat beat January blues with bright colours indoors we pick our favourite wall art of the moment. White walls, pale curtains and even a white floor make the natural light coming through the windows…

  • Skagen holidays, the St Tropez of Scandinavia

    Skagen holidays, the St Tropez of Scandinavia

    It’s now some time ago but still a holiday to remember forever. Back in May I returned to Skagen, also known in July as the St Tropez of Scandinavia. The remote Danish fishing village I last visited nearly 50 years ago is now a jet set haven for the Scandi elite. Here in the most…

  • How to decorate with Scandi daisies

    How to decorate with Scandi daisies

    The daisy is the national flower of Scandinavia (certainly Denmark and Sweden) so it’s a nice surprise to see the daisy featuring in lots of paintings this winter. And paintings by Damien Hirst of all people. Some in the North will know that the Queen of Denmark’s nick name is Daisy, so we know how…

  • How to brighten up the staircase

    How to brighten up the staircase

    A staircase adds character to a house or a flat. There are so many ways to maximise this space, but too often I’ve seen it wasted with coats, boots and bare wall. Not much else. Here we show how to brighten up a staircase. One of the most popular tricks to make the most of…

  • The cool Scandi look before the big Frieze

    The cool Scandi look before the big Frieze

    We’re seconds from the annual art extravaganza Frieze London, one of the best fun weeks, spoiling us with exciting home decor ideas. But before that, amongst the wacky, colourful and thought provoking pieces, we’ll be looking for the Scandi look before the big Frieze. Galleries have been gearing up with pre-Frieze shows and we’ve been…

  • How to view art and interiors with a Scandinavian eye

    How to view art and interiors with a Scandinavian eye

    There was a moment over Easter when the design world stood still. But it’s back with a new look – and it’s a look that those of us who view art and interiors with a Scandinavian eye like very much. There is so much on offer: fun, colourful, witty and thought provoking works of art…