Last month we gave you a guided tour of the Nest.co.uk teams homes. This month, you returned the favour and gave us an insight into what, where and why your forever pieces are homed. From log cabins with forest views to contemporary open-plan apartments, there’s one thing you consistently showed us – you love timeless design just as much as we do…
SUSANA OLIVEIRA @citrusandorange
My favourite choice is the Round Copper Tom Dixon Pendant mainly due to their size and finish; they really shine when hanging from our high ceilings and compliment the medallion beautifully.
ROAR SOLEM @casasolstad
We have a cabin in Norway which was designed by ourselves from scratch even down to the smallest of details. We really have a sense of outdoors, even whilst being inside the cabin as it features large scale windows that view out to a beautiful landscape of pine tree forests and mountains.
When choosing materials for lighting and furniture it was important for us to opt for materials and textures which gave us the feel of our cabin whilst also being contemporary.
The dining table and bench I made myself of some Dinesen planks and black ash trestles. For a contrast to the white floors and light walls, we chose the Carl Hansen CH88T Dining Chairs designed by Hans Wegner in dark smoked oak, combined with a masculine Gubi Masculo in cognac leather.
To accompany this, we found the beautiful Concrete Heavy Pendants by Decode; We love the natural variations of the texture and pattern within the concrete inside the pendants. They give a wonderful glow and light to our table.
YOON MIKY @yoonmiky
I first discovered the Louis Poulsen PH5 Pendant on a weekend trip to London and simply fell in love with it at first glance. A few years later, married with my own home, I’d not forgotten the PH5 and it’s now perfectly installed above my dining table.
ELAINE WILSON @ejn64
I like to buy designs with a timeless quality, pieces like the String Pocket Shelving Unit are built to withstand years of use whilst remaining contemporary with their classic look.
One of my favourite pieces is the Vitra Eames Chair in grey upholstery (although I do also have the same in red).
I am now saving for my dream Egg Chair by Fritz Hansen; I just love it. Nest.co.uk is one of my favourite online stores, I’ve visited your showroom a few times now (even though I’m based in Scotland!).
Hayley French @mylittlehousenz
The Normann Copenhagen Block Side Table appeals to the transient nature of my home. From a coffee table, bedside table to a trolley, it’s a perfect transitional piece of furniture.
The Hay Tray Tables are two of my most treasured pieces as they’re so easy to style without losing their function. They have over time occupied a space in my informal living room and also my more ‘formal’ living room, working singularly or alone.
The Muuto Dots were a ‘want’ buy, I didn’t need them; I don’t use my entry way to hang jackets as I rarely wear big outdoor coats. Regardless, they’ve become an integral part of a nook in the hallway (which is partially visible on entry to my home) and I use them as a home for bags, hats, and cuttings from the garden. They add a little ‘joosh’ to my day.
The Menu Bollard Light was again a piece I didn’t technically ‘need’ but the shape and the versatility of it captured my interest as a stylist, with its ability to hang, wrap or rest. Again, it is a transient piece that occupies a side table, my desk and even my Muuto Dots from time to time…
GAYLE MANSFIELD @gaylemansfielddesigns
The simplicity of the iconic Artek H55 cushion was our main reason for choosing it. As a considered accessory, it enhanced our living space without drawing attention away from other key elements in the room.
We didn’t just want a pendant to sit above our dining table; we needed one. We again fell in love with the simplicity of the Muuto Unfold's form, my husband selected the black as he was particularly keen on a monochromatic option.
My Anglepoise 1227 Desk Lamp is the key piece in my home. As soon as I plugged it in and switched it on the lamp became one of my favourite objects. It’s a timeless design that I know I’ll use for a very long time. I love to invest in design classics in general, especially when it comes to lighting.
On my wish-list is one particular classic, it’s always in the back of my mind - the beautiful Wishbone Chair from Carl Hansen. I like them especially in oiled oak and I think they would look great with our big white table.