Northern lights

Photography: Julie Crespel

Looking for winter inspiration? It makes sense to turn to the experts.

Our cousins in Scandinavia have had plenty of practice getting through winter's dark with their sanity intact, and they can lay a good-looking table for the season accordingly. Capture a little of the cosy magic the Danes like to call "hygge" with richly detailed and textured wares in a range of natural materials.

1 West Elm enamel teapot, $169. 

2 Bridge Room 20cm felt trivet, $22, from Funkis

3 West Elm glass oil and vinegar bottle with wooden stopper, $24 for set of two. 

4 Oak salt dish, $26, from Funkis

5 Vedel small bird, $69, from Great Dane

6 Lindform vase bottle, $42, from Funkis

7 Lindform vase bottle, $51, from Funkis

8 Bridge Room 20cm felt trivet, $22, from Funkis

9 Iittala 9.5cm vase in white, $120, from Funkis.

10 Bengt & Lotta small ash curve candle holder, $88, from Nordic Fusion

11 Cumulas medium felt bowls, $19 each, from Koskela

12 Vedel tall bird, $89, from Great Dane

13 West Elm Damascus steel knives, $309 for five-piece set. 

14 Oak butter knife (left), $7, and round butter knife, $9, from Funkis

15 Marimekko 25cm "Oiva" flower plate, $46, from Nordic Fusion

16 Bridge Room 28cm felt placemat, $32, from Funkis

17 West Elm wood and glass medium-sized storage jar, $29. 

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