Nordic Summer Living with Blue & White Company

We are being well and truly spoilt with this glorious weather in the UK at the moment and our gardens are looking more beautiful than ever after a quick dash for hanging baskets and rose bushes galore. You could say we’ve neglected our outdoor space somewhat over the past few years, but what with the current balmy climate its given us all the inspo to turn our outdoor living space into a Nordic dream!

Dinner al fresco, picnics in the garden and late night conversations on the decking with a glass of red in hand, it’s what summer is made for, no? No need to book flights to the Canary Islands, you can bring all the fun to your home and make your space both relaxing and appealing for playing hostess in the sunshine.

Our recent YCB team picnic was styled with the lovely Blue & White Company, a lifestyle brand you absolutely need to know about! They stock, you guessed it, blue and white gorgeous homeware that’s sure to add a touch of Scandinavian chicness to your living space. Think nautical designs, beautiful decorative vases and traditional picnic rugs all in your favourite shades of blue. It’s a Nordic dream!

Each product you find on the Blue & White Company has been handpicked for it’s uniqueness, practicality and style.

“Blue has long been associated with wisdom, trust and loyalty, beneficial to the mind and body, capable of producing a calming effect to the human metabolism.”

We’ve picked out our favourite products from the collection to decorate your home and outdoor space with this summer!

Picnic Rug

An absolute summer essential! This picnic rug is perfect for your next jaunt to the park, weekend away or even at home! Take lunch outside and enjoy the sunshine with plenty of delicious food, a good book and your BFF. It’s the perfect way to spend a lazy summer afternoon.

Vintage Daisy Jug

The prettiest floral pattern we ever did see! We adore this vintage daisy jug, and it can double up as either a gorgeous vase to hold your fleurs or to offer your guests a refreshing drink. We added a few slices of lemon and lime to add a little citrus touch to our h20. Yum!

Embossed Jug

Another beautiful jug, and the perfect addition to any home! We also think this makes for a fantastic gift for your friend, mum, granny or auntie. Display your white roses or hold your kitchen utensils, whatever you decide to do with this, it will look simply fabulous.

Halcyon Days Scented Candles

Just how beautiful is this pair of candles? Crafted from fine bone china, your room will soon be full with stunning fragrance infused with lavender. This takes us right back to our childhoods in the country, playing in the local lavender fields! We love the design of these, and you can also re-use the china once your candles have fully burned. See, we said everything is both practical and stylish!

iPad Bean Bag

We bet you didn’t know this even existed, did you? This is actually a great invention and the perfect stand for your iPad. Whether you’re catching up on your favourite blogs, or watching a movie, this tablet stand will ensure your device sits in place.

Venetian Memo Pad

Sure, we have notes on our iPhones but nothing will ever beat a good old pen and paper and we won’t hear any different! Jot down your groceries, tasks to-do and memos so you won’t forget to go grab the orange juice or pick up your dry cleaning. We love this chic memo pad which won’t look out of place on your coffee table!

Shop the full range of beautiful Blue & White homewares and gifts at happy shopping! 

Tilly-Jayne Kidman

Tilly is a graduate in fashion marketing and currently works in social media. She writes for various publications including the Huffington Post as well as her own fashion and lifestyle blog In her spare time she's usually wandering around her home city of Cambridge, making travel plans or finding a new restaurant to try out.