Adding a touch of Copenhagen with John Lewis

I instantly jumped at the chance to choose a selection of items from the new Copenhagen collection at John Lewis, with the challenge of adding a touch of Scandi style to my home.

When I re-decorated my home office recently, a lot of my inspiration came from the clean lines of Scandinavian interiors, set against a bright white canvas. This style is very different to the rest of my home but I absolutely love it’s simplicity and freshness. I have been wanting to add more black and white accessories to the room, which are so synonymous with the Copenhagen trend, so this was the perfect opportunity. The black cuts through the white background of the room and adds some definition.

My first choice from the collection is this Marimekko crockery, which is the perfect addition to my desk for stationery supplies – I always prefer to store things in cups, jugs and bowls that I love instead of hiding them in kitchen cupboards.

Marimekko mug and bowl | Apartment Apothecary

The Scandinavian String shelving that we chose for the home office has oak shelves so I immediately honed in on John Lewis’s Oak task lamp, which brings warmth to the Copenhagen trend and softens the hard edges of the black and white. You’ve got to love a good bit of flex cable too.

Copenhagen style Oak lamp | Apartment Apothecary

Another addition is the Listrado rug, which adds interest to the white floor and makes more of a design statement. I have positioned it behind my desk and it is now Otto’s favourite spot in the house – those black stripes will be completely covered in white fur very soon!

Black and white striped rug | Apartment Apothecary

Black and white striped rug | Apartment Apothecary

So totally jealous that my mum is off to the real Copenhagen this weekend. I might have to ask her to bring me home a treat or two 😉

Katy x

Disclosure: This post was written in collaboration with John Lewis but the views and opinions are my own.


  1. 25th September 2014 / 9:53 am

    I love your home office! It’s so clean and fresh. Scandi style is my favourite too, and I love the Marimekko crockery.

    Are the baskets from BODIE and FOU by any chance? 🙂 I like how you’ve used them to store wrapping papers.

    • katy
      6th October 2014 / 11:06 am

      I didn’t get them from Bodie and Fou – I will next time though (I want loads more of them!) 😉

  2. Helene
    25th September 2014 / 2:31 pm

    I love what you chose, katy. The lamp is beautiful and thanks for introducing me to Marimekko 🙂

    • katy
      6th October 2014 / 11:04 am

      The lamp and the Marimekko are my faves too x

  3. Caryn
    25th September 2014 / 8:03 pm

    I long to fill my house with black and white decor. It looks so stylish and simple. Great post!

    • katy
      6th October 2014 / 11:04 am

      Thank you, Caryn. I’d really like to introduce more Scandi style into my home, too. I think if I moved into a new home now, it would be the predominant style x

  4. 26th September 2014 / 3:49 pm

    Whereas those baskets from? They are fab!

    • katy
      6th October 2014 / 11:03 am

      They’re from Tea and Kate. Love them x

  5. 26th September 2014 / 3:49 pm

    *Where are

  6. 26th September 2014 / 8:30 pm

    I’m a huge fan if Scandi style these days, it’s funny how your tastes evolve. Love the rug you’ve chosen. Hope you are feeling a lot better xx

    • katy
      6th October 2014 / 11:03 am

      Thanks, Emma. My tastes are constantly evolving, which is probably why I’m forever redecorating! x

  7. 29th September 2014 / 7:09 pm

    Love marimekko products and those baskets are ace! Good choices lovely x

    • katy
      6th October 2014 / 11:01 am

      Thanks, Lori. I feel I now need more Marimekko in my life! x

  8. 30th September 2014 / 5:05 pm

    Lovely black and white inspiration!

    • katy
      6th October 2014 / 11:01 am

      I loved your post too, Jeska. Inspiring styling as always x

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