My Nordic Moods

After a short (as in really short!) break, we’re back home sweet home💚 Feeling reinvigorated nonetheless. We've been out and about, having ourselves inspired by interesting countries and cultures, vibrant cities, overwhelming nature...and last but not least, beautiful design. So back to business it is!


We’re in the process of adding new, genuine and high quality Nordic design items to our collection. While doing so, the aim of our very own ballot committee always remain the same: only items which are pure, simple, basic, sustainable and organic, are allowed in 😉 Furthermore they should make us happy just looking at them. An example of our latest addition is the wooden design by SPRING COPENHAGEN

In the meantime, we just might have some interesting Scandinavian design items in store for you. Now and again it's time to rearrange the collection and clear our heads. Visit our section of Discontinued Items and see if you agree with our choices ;-) Oh, and don't forget the discount on the Kähler collection. See you there!

Wishing you all a great 2020! 

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Elise Hernes | owner | founder | web designer | visual merchandiser | interior decorator | @nordicmoods 

As the daughter of a Dutch mother and a Norwegian father (tough sailor - yes indeed) my childhood is drenched with Norway. The summer holidays are dedicated to freedom, the outdoors, joy, water and more water and - especially - back to basics. The smell of wood, forest, salt water and rocks always give me goosebumps. This is my home.

The smell of rocks? My rock is large and adjacent to the salt water, heated by the sun and it smells of salt, lime and seaweed. The smell is accompanied by the cries of seagulls... and one cannot be disconnected from the other.


Our hytte in Telemark is both our safe haven and our base. Our Norwegian home without frills and luxury, far from our Dutch regulated life,  in the middle of the woods and yet only a two minute walk from a beautiful lake. The days consist mainly of swimming, fishing, reading, drawing, climbing mountains, looking for moose, foxes, remains of small rodents in lynx caves, picking blueberries, baking wafles and lots of daydreaming on the side. Every now and again there is a trip to civilization or to relatives after which we hurry back to our self inflicted solitude.​


This is where, when, why and how it originates, my Nordic state of mind, my intense love for Scandinavia, the language, the culture, the Saabs and Volvos - and for the design, the beautiful, simple, timeless design, the organic shapes - inspired by the overwhelming beauty of nature. A love that turned into a passion .... A passion I enjoy sharing.  Why not join me on a journey through my NORDIC MOODS? 

Elise Hernes

January 2011

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