Styling String Shelves For London Design Festival 2017


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I was really honoured to take part in London Design Festival this year, as String Furniture and Skandium joined forces for a brand new series of in-store 'String shelfies'. String & Skandium asked three design bloggers to curate and style a String shelf using products that you can purchase in the very delightful new Skandium store in South Kensington. The styled shelves were to be on display throughout London Design Festival, and guess what? Yup - I was one of the three! The other ladies in question being the delightful Little Big Bell, and one of my favourite bloggers, Design Soda.

String furniture create component shelving systems, which were originally designed by the Swedish architect Nils Strinning in 1949. He essentially was one of the people who started what we now know so well as 'Scandinavian design'. The concept behind String shelving is that it is simple to move the shelves up and down the system so they are your desired height for whatever you would like to display on them. 

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My empty String shelves! All ready for styling.

My empty String shelves! All ready for styling.

Before styling the shelves on the Monday of London Design Festival, I spent a vast amount of time scouring the Skandium website for my perfect products. At first I was told I had 15 shelves to fill and I wondered how on earth I was going to choose enough stuff for 15 shelves, but OH MY DAYS Skandium stuff is incredible! They stock such a range of the most beautiful pieces by Scandi designers, I actually over-ordered. Just look at all these bits below that I picked for styling!

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I'm a huge fan of ceramic vases that are different shapes and sizes, but generally all one colour, being grouped together on one shelf. I therefore picked some beautiful vases in pastel and white by Marimekko and Iittala.

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This butterfly print above by Liljebergs was an absolute favourite. I think I'm going to have to buy one for my living room. 

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As well as lots of pink and pastel colours, I also added in a lot of gold objects. For a bit of fun, these super cute sparrows by Rosendahl also took pride of place:

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So here is my finished styled shelfie, all ready for London Design Week 2017!

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Also included on the shelf were colourful bright trays by HAY, a table lamp by Muuto and a beautiful large green vase by Georg Jensen.

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What do you think of my shelfie? What is your favourite piece that I picked for my shelf? Let me know in the comments section below! 

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