If you know me, you know I have an absolute unconditional love for all things Scandinavian. Not just the stunning, clean, simple and functional designs but the people, the culture and the weather (yes I’m crazy and LOVE the snow and winter), all draw me in and give me that warm cosy feeling of being home.
We lived in Sweden for a few years and loved every minute of it. Even with the dark, cold, wet and snowy winters, there was something so warming about strolling down the streets with every window lit up with candles or at Christmas time the adventsljusstake, seeing all the gorgeously decorated shop windows with candles lit up outside welcoming you in. It’s the most romantic place we’ve ever lived. Stunning!
This weekend thanks to our beautiful friends who got married, we managed to have a baby free weekend…hello sleep in! With a very late breakfast on the cards we headed across to Albert Park to unfortunately the most horrid breakfast out we’ve ever had in Melbourne, which is hard considering Melbourne is renowned for a breakfast outing. After the world’s most disappointing breakfast we took a stroll along Bridport street and came across a piece of Scandinavian heaven.
Retropia is owned and run by the lovely Pia. Super friendly, welcoming and knowledgable about Danish furniture, it made for the perfect find on lovely sunny Sunday.
In Australia we do have a love for mid-century Scandinavian furniture, with so much of it in showrooms, it can be hard to navigate through the real and the replicas but you can be rest assured that all pieces sourced by Pia are 100% authentic. Who would want to spend their time creating a replica piece when you could jump on a plane and spend yours days sourcing authentic pieces in Europe!
With so many beautiful pieces it was hard to narrow it down, but here are my three favourites.
Retropia has two locations, the main showroom in Williamstown and a pop-up store in Albert Park, if you’re not nearby, check out her website for more gorgeous Danish pieces.