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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? 

More about (life in) Norway and other Scandinavian adventures is found in the BLOG section.



As often, 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 remains 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.  

Do remember to visit the Promo section and see if there's something in store for you or your loved ones! 


Oh, and don't forget to follow us on Instagram and on Facebook, where our posts are updated on a regular basis. 

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

Estd 2011
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Sofa Palo with blanket Kattefot


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