How to Recreate Our

Highland and Nordic Table setting at The Old School Beauly

For many years, we have been specialising in the fusion of Highland and Nordic Home Wares. Our Home Wares Room is a treasure trove of what's gorgeous and trending in both Scottish and Scandi interiors. This photo, taken in the Orchard at the back of our Old School building in Beauly, the Highlands, sets out some of our best selling pieces.

So, here are our top tips to help you recreate your own cosy, yet uncluttered, Nordic-Scottish fusion in your own home. 

1. Invest in great ceramics

Your ceramics should be multi-use, beautiful, durable and have excellent provenance. We stock a variety of ceramics makers, including Highland Stoneware, a much loved and admired group of potters based right here in the Highlands. These incredibly talented crafts people are constantly innovating and we can confirm, from personal experience, that their pottery is durable and not prone to being easily chipped or cracked. We also stock Broste Copenhagen ceramics and glass wear. These pieces are great for every day, easy dining and usage. They wash well and are extremely well priced.

 Highland Stoneware Presentation Bowl

 

 Stag Bowls

 

2. Incorporate Some Cosiness

No Highland home is complete without soft and cosy throws. Living this far North, we fully appreciate the need to keep warm so one essential element of the Nordic-Scottish look is to incorporate throws and cushions throughout your interior. We have a range of cosy knits, from muted plaids and checks to faux fur and cable knits. 

   

3. Add a Touch of the Majestic Stag

We specialise in stag themed objet d'art and we know how much our Highland customers appreciate the beauty and majesty of the stag. Our stag candelabra look stunning when fully lit and placed as the centre piece on a dining table. We also offer a range of smaller stag themed ornaments and bowls. 

   

4. Upcycle Where You Can

The Scottish-Scandi approach to interiors includes a desire to upcycle products where possible and to minimise buying something for the sake of it is you can repurpose something that already exists. We love to upcycle larger pieces of furniture and we always have a range of items available for purchase in the shop which we have lovingly refurbished. The white table in our photograph is an example of that. It is rewarding to know that you can give an already existing table or chair a new lease of life by stripping it down and repainting.

5. Don't be Scared to Experiment.

The Nordic-Scottish look does not shy away from new or iconic design when it's beautiful! We love the Ghost chairs in our picture, a classic and iconic design which sits beautifully in our setting. Don't be scared to experiment and introduce your own love of a certain style into the mix.

 

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