The lowdown

I launched NORSK, my interiors and lifestyle store, in 2018. It’s more than just a shop though – it’s how I import a slice of my native Norwegian style to my UK home. (It’s a good way of staving off homesickness, I find.)

It’s Norway, my way. (Although – small print alert! –  I source pieces from other Nordic countries too, plus the odd UK brand with a suitably Scandi style.)

How to buy

Everything is available to buy at our showroom at Fort End Café, 7a Fort End, Haddenham, Bucks, HP17 8EJ (worth the trip, I promise – the coffee is as amazing as the products).

Not convenient for you? Call me on 07949 729 108 or email shop@myNORSKway.com to place your order and discuss delivery.

(My other job is running the Little Italy Espresso Bar chain of station coffee shops across Bucks, Oxon and Warwickshire, with my co-founder/husband, Simon. They’re a LOT cooler than your average station café – plus they make handy drop-off points. So if there’s a Little Italy Espresso Bar at your local station, you can collect purchases made by phone/email when you step off the train. Easy peasy!)

Me me me!

I’ve lived in the UK for 18 years but I grew up in Kristiansand, a seaside town on the southern tip of Norway, known for its archipelago where chic Norwegians flock in the summer months.

I hadn’t planned to stay but I’m still here in rural Buckinghamshire, nearly two decades on. I’ll blame my British husband for that! However, I’ve stayed true to my Norwegian roots by building a traditional white clapboard summer house in my front garden. (It’s a great spot for an impromptu drinks party of a warm evening.) My décor style, meanwhile, is a mix of classic Scandi clean-lines and quirky British vintage finds with a rock’n’roll edge. It’s a house of two halves, much like my heart.

I’m still very connected to my homeland and I return on a regular basis to see friends and family – and catch a glimpse of the ocean and the mountains. (You don’t get a lot of those in land-locked Bucks!) And while I’m there, I delight in hunting down the newest, coolest interiors and gift brands for NORSK. But it’s more than that – I’m eternally inspired by the Nordic lifestyle. The gentler pace of life, the emphasis on the great outdoors, the desire to live in the moment. There’s a reason why us Scandis are always voted the happiest people on the planet!

Cathrine x