Fiskerhus i EspergærdeScandinavian Dining Room, Copenhagen
What Houzz contributors are saying:
“On the Scandi scene, wood is a big trend, partly for its eco credentials,” Kasper says. “It’s sustainable and, for that reason, it’s a ‘trustworthy’ material; it adds authenticity.”Jennifer agrees. “At last year’s [Cambridge] Home + Garden Show, many consumers were saying they didn’t want uPVC windows and were willing to invest in timber-framed ones,” she says.“There’s also been a revival of interest in the design classics from the 1950s and 60s,” Kasper adds. “I’d argue that this has something to do with the proven longevity of such pieces. It’s sustainable to buy something you know will stand the test of time. “I think homeowners will increasingly look for piece that are classic in style rather than ‘cool’ and, in some cases, designers are actually going back into their archives to reissue old designs,” he says.
“Clear your plates off the table”Finally, you can understand your own mum’s frustration at those soggy plates being left to languish on the table. Removing your dirty dishes after someone else has cooked a meal for you is hardly arduous, and only polite. It takes a few seconds, yet makes a big difference to the person/general dogsbody in charge of meal-making. Unfortunately, nobody else in your household ever seems to manage it. Which is why you still find yourself issuing this reminder robotically at the end of every family mealtime.
The case for matching chairs: Exhibit 4Why they’re a contender: They can be a shortcut to grown-up eleganceWhen your dining chair of choice is plush and upholstered, it’s likely to be a statement enough on its own, without jostling amid a mixed collection – especially if you want every chair to be as luxuriously comfy as these bum-hugging pink perches.Go for a bank of rich fabric in the same colour and style, and the expanse of material will appear almost uninterrupted, meaning you’ll maximise the feeling of luxury.Browse dining chairs in the Houzz Shop