We love collaborating with creatives, designers and visionaries who have a similar passion for mid century, vintage and timeworn. So, we were thrilled when Scandinavian interior designer, Cat Dal, offered to share the inspirations and design tips that influence her delightful blog.
Having been awarded top ‘Interior Designer’ at New Design Britain 2015, Cat has recently designed new jewellery store, Jessica De Lotz and it’s no wonder that she is proud of the outcome. Check out the quirky and inviting space on Cat’s blog.
For now, we’ll leave you to soak up these words of wisdom….
What is your blog in a nutshell?
An inspiring blog featuring a melting pot of Scandinavian and mid century design for the obsessed interior lovers!
How would you describe your interiors style?
I love rustic luxe, combining salvaged materials with a luxury ‘feel’. Being a Scandi, that style is in my bones, but I also lived in NYC and London, and that rock ‘n roll attitude was very aspirational. I generally veer towards light palettes, but always pair it against something bold or fun.
What would be your top interior design tip for our readers?
Lighting is like the jewellery for your home – it can really change the overall feel of a space. Use lighting with several different heights around the room to create cosy moments. Dimmable low hanging pendants over a dining table feels atmospheric.
Where is your happy place in the home?
My dining table. I love working from it, it’s made of old scaffolding boards and steel legs. I also have my large fig leaf tree in the corner with a Danish leather chair which is the perfect place to enjoy my morning coffee.
A perfect Sunday is….
Either a furniture market in east London or a walk in the Heath, and then home to cook a roast dinner and raw brownies.
Who should we be following on Instagram/Twitter? Who are your inspirations in the design world?
My ultimate heroes are Roman & Williams, so I follow them on Instagram, UrbanJungleBlog
If you could have one piece of furniture from our website, what would it be and why? Where would it be placed?
I’m head over heels for this mirror which I would put in our hallway and stare at it all day.