Memories of Summer with Broste Copenhagen SS20

22nd May 2020

I sat looking at these shots from the new Broste Copenhagen look book with signs of early summer streaming in from the garden and had to share it. We’re just on the verge of it here, as I sit at my desk, barefoot in a t-shirt dress with a warm breeze floating through the back door.

Described by Broste as an ode to memories of summer, you can almost smell the sun-warmed pavements from a window of this beautiful 1800s apartment in Copenhagen where it was shot. The former watchmakers has been lovingly restored, taking great care to honour the building’s original fabric, whilst stylist Marie Graunbøl carries the collection off fusing modernity and tradition.

But enough of the location with its gorgeously rustic, plaster walls. Let’s get onto the collection, which is aptly centred around our basic need to connect with calm and comfort at home.

Chunky curved furniture continues to make its mark. This irresistibly sculptural Fibre table is actually from Broste’s outdoor collection but I think it has a far greater impact indoors. That’s a statement table, however you look at it.

One of my go-to brands when I’m working on a kitchen project, Broste always hits the mark for organically finished tableware. From unique pale salt glazes, to dark and moody, matt and minimal, their mix and match collections bring a sense of occasion to the every day.

I particularly love the Vig oven and microwave-ready stoneware for easy stove-to-table serving in style. Which is what you’d expect from laid-back Scandinavian entertaining. Alongside the staple Esrum Night collection, it creates a look all about effortless, rustic minimalism.

I’ve noticed a lot of deep reds coming through across the board lately. The Ole steel chair with retro appeal in ‘ginger’ is a prime example of how Nordic interiors are connecting with warmer shades. There’s also a collection of soft furnishings along the line of this colourway.

The timeless Oeko-Tex certified Wind sofa and chair are designed to weather the years, easily updated with on-trend accessories. I love the clean, upright lines and the option to change the feet for stained wood or metal finishes depending on your own aesthetic.

…even when our lives are far from perfect, our homes should

help us overcome the chaos and embrace us lovingly.

And it looks like rattan is going nowhere, paired with brass for the Ruben floor lamp and sized up with over-stitched edging for a pendant light.

I think you’ll agree, it’s a warm and nurturing collection to feed to soul. Is it making you itch for those effortlessly simple summer days now?

UK stockists of Broste Copenhagen include Amara, John Lewis and Heal’s.

Photography © Line Thit Klein | Styling by Marie Graunbøl, courtesy of Broste Copenhagen.