For those who accompany a seasonal spring clean with the longing for simplicity, the desire to pare down and a need to usher in unobtrusive objects and a neutral palette, Tine K Home will be a rewarding discovery. The Danish design emporium is the creation of Tine Kjeldsen and her business partner and husband, Jacob Fossum. Together they have created a collection that focuses on natural materials – jute, wool, silk, glass and ceramic – in pale and subdued hues from almond and crisp white to muted indigo and aubergine.
Many of Tine K Home’s objects are influenced by the aesthetic of countries including Morocco (hand-painted bowls with vegetal motifs, from €7), Turkey (reinterpretations of traditional hammam towels, from €10) and southern France (woven market baskets, second picture, €100 for a set of three), with many Scandinavian-inspired pieces inevitably in the mix, too.
Of the four main categories – Interior, Furniture, Textiles, Clothes & Accessories, each broken into subsections that are easy to navigate – the Interiors area is the most robust, with highlights including shallow, sculptural bowls (third picture, €70), exquisite pendant lampshades in pleated silk (€163) and glass and iron lanterns (first picture, €80). Here you’ll also find chic basics for a well-stocked kitchen and bathroom – from simple vases (€40) to fig soap (€10). Balls of ribbon – in satin and cotton, greys and browns and in varying widths and lengths (€18-€400) – have an understated elegance, and sit alongside batik wrapping paper (€8).
Furniture runs the gamut from enormous aluminum trays (€235) that could easily double as tabletops, to bamboo sunbeds (€675) and chairs in various sizes (from €338; sold on request). The Textiles area is full of tablecloths, napkins and graphic kitchen towels (€12), as well as cushions (from €55) and quilts (€100) in an array of sizes and patterns.
Finally, items grouped in the Clothing & Accessories section are quirky yet useful – think rough-edged ponchos for kids (from €50), chic metallic purses (€71) and white tea hand cream in a minimalist gift bag (€28) – in subtle, washed-out shades.
The overall aesthetic and content is wholesome, calming, natural, pure – in short, just what a spring clean should feel like.