Yesterday we went exploring and headed to Lillesand, a little coastal town on the south coast of Norway that’s a thriving busy tourist town in Summer. When I visit a new place I’m not really drawn to the typical tourist things like museums and galleries but I do love hunting down beautiful places to eat great food (doesn’t have to be fancy just good down to earth food that tastes amazing), trawling through vintage stores, heading for little independent interior stores or browsing little local markets. Well I was super excited to get home and write this post because I came across THEEEEE most AMAZING florist store EVER “Lillesand Blomster”
OMG you just know a shop is going to be great when you enter and get the best feeling. For me beautiful stores should leave you with a great feeling and lasting impression. This stunning florist was tucked away behind the marina at Strandgt. 6 on a street that’s dotted with beautiful little white wood houses and shops. As you approach there are some hints of what the inside will be like and you know your going to be in for a real treat. Unlike much of Scandinavia’s typical interior of bright whites and in keeping with current interior trends towards darker spaces the latter is the case in this floral haven. It looks like every piece in here has been lovingly handpicked and the collection has been curated to within an inch of its life. Every flower has its own perfect place complimented by the flowers that sit alongside them so it all works beautifully together. The selection of flowers is also something else that is worthy of its own blog post.
A great big stand filled with tapered candles (which I’m sure fly off the stand at the rate that Scandinavians use candles – especially in Winter).
Cushions and baskets, candle holders, little pots, big pots, hanging pots and huge pots like the statement piece outside the front. Backdrops in the form of doors to create so many points of interest. Botanical prints , velvet Georgian chairs. This beautiful florist has it all but it’s one thing to have a space with so many interesting things but to style it in such a way that everything works cohesively really is something else.
Old pieces of furniture such as sideboards, huge trunks and console tables in their original wood state or some that seem to have been up cycled are dotted throughout the store and are home to candles, potted plants and many beautiful gift ideas.
A beautiful store full of nooks and crannies with something new and interesting around each corner. The charming and chatty owner Jeanine has indeed the most beautiful florist store and she is obviously oozing talent for her craft and extremely creative with an incredible eye to create a little shop filled with magic.