House Doctor Spring Everyday Collection 2011

December 13, 2010

I am so excited to debut the House Doctor Spring 2011 “Everyday” collection today on decor8! It’s a beautiful gathering of objects, furniture, lighting… I just had a flip through their new catalog and though I can’t show you everything I want to share some glimpses with the many House Doctor fans out there. None of this is even on their website or blog yet, and hasn’t been blogged anywhere, so you are indeed getting a very special glimpse. Ready? Good, let’s look!

House Doctor Spring Everyday Collection 2011

First, the two lights that I want in my work room are shown above – the large and the smaller one — these are a big favorite of mine at the moment and the items from this collection that I predict will be a hot seller!

House Doctor Spring Everyday Collection 2011

These green over-sized glass vases are gorgeous in a grouping of three and catch the natural daylight so beautifully. The wooden table with the metal legs is another favorite, I would use that as a cocktail table in my living room. I love the idea of having a mini bar with pretty glasses and such out on display and ready to go for guests. The white owl lamp is another favorite, in ceramic, that would be on my table in the guest room for sure. I bet the owl will be another popular item for them as well. Everyone loves an owl lamp, especially when it is subtle enough to use in a grown up room to add a bit of whimsy.

House Doctor Spring Everyday Collection 2011

It took me awhile to warm up to baskets, most likely because my mother loved them so much in the 80s and displayed them proudly on the wall over our kitchen cabinets only to be replaced later by wallpaper border – ha ha – those of you who were kids in the 80s must remember the baskets on the wall trend, or the wallpaper border trend, right? So that is why I’m a bit damaged for life when it comes to dark brown woven baskets. But those with a more open weave, in a lighter wood, that are modern and truly have function (not purely nailed to the wall as decoration), I really like. The new baskets from House Doctor, and they have a ton of them, are modern, beautiful and functional to use as storage. Baskets are great to store bottled water in the kitchen, newspapers to recycle, magazines near the sofa, blankets in the guest bedroom on top of a tall wooden cabinet, or rolls of toilet paper in the bathroom if you don’t have a cabinet to conceal them inside of. Another great storage idea is to use vintage suitcases or at least, those that look vintage like the new ones that House Doctor has added to their Spring collection. My husband has three vintage suitcases and a trunk in his office that he uses for storage, my favorite is his pebbled black leather suitcase from the 1920s.

House Doctor Spring Everyday Collection 2011

I love that they now offer this sofa table in gray now (along with black which they have currently). I also love this blue storage locker, it’s a favorite of mine.

House Doctor Spring Everyday Collection 2011

Sawhorse style metal legs are a big trend and a favorite of mine so my heart went boom when I saw this pretty table. I imagine it would be great to work on… Lay out all of your crafty projects and pull together some beautiful ideas that make you happy! I also like their colorful new chairs for inside or out (I would use them on my balcony or wintergarten). Just the right amount of color!

House Doctor Spring Everyday Collection 2011

Here are some close up product shots — new tea towels, a white ceramic pendant that can work well in a bathroom, their new clothing, and some of their new pillows.

Spot anything you’d love to own? What do you think of these glimpses from this collection, do you like it? The House Doctor Everyday Catalog for 2011 will be available soon on the House Doctor website here so keep watching their site to see all of their new offerings for Spring — this was just a glimpse. I hope that you enjoyed and felt inspired by seeing the latest from this popular Danish brand.

If you want to see the House Doctor brand in person, and you are visiting Berlin in January, there will be a special House Doctor pop-up shop there. I’ll give you more details as the date draws nearer. Stay tuned!

(images: house doctor)


  • Reply winter December 13, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Lighting! Such a challenge- I currently only have the lights that came in my house-all rececced overhead, and two lights next to the bed that are wedding gifts. How do you choose and hang, and set lighting well? Maybe this is why I like the holidays becasue I just go for it. Any chance of a lighting round up?

  • Reply Sanja December 13, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Do You see trunks/chests returning on a large scale, as a piece of furniture with both the decorative and functional value (storage space)?

    • Reply decor8 December 13, 2010 at 7:58 pm

      @Sanja – Trunks are always in style to me, I find the carved ones in wood from India the best, especially painted in solid grey, light blue, black or white. Leather trunks are always in style as well, especially with big buckles.

  • Reply Erin - The Smallest Sparrow December 13, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Oh, these items are gorgeous! But I’m laughing out loud about the basket thing. I can’t tell you how many times my mom dragged my brother and I to a local store called “The Basket Peddler.” It was a warehouse-style store with rows and rows of 1980’s chic baskets. My mom had them everywhere in the house. In the kitchen, in the bathrooms, and on and on and on. She was also a wallpaper freak and wallpapered our entire house herself. For my fifth birthday, she gave me a dollhouse which had also been wallpapered with the exact paper from the rooms of my childhood home. I guess I can’t complain too much. Even though baskets are no longer “in” in that way… I’m exactly like my mom as I craft and sew and DIY just like she did. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

  • Reply tinajo December 13, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    I love, LOVE House Doctor and this collection is no exception! I just wish it was easier to find where to buy the things…

  • Reply Janneke December 13, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Wonderful! Thanks for these glimpses! janneke

  • Reply Rocio Rincon December 13, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Oh, I fell in love with the first two lights, they are so pretty and unique! I love many things from this collection, like the wooden table, the locker, the chairs and especially the owl lamp! Many good ideas! = )

  • Reply Fatou December 13, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Thanks for these beautiful images….so beautiful, now I’ll go to my happy place and dream about them :-).

  • Reply Christine December 13, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    That light in the first photo is sooo fantastic and I love the idea of vintage suitcases for storage!

  • Reply Sanja December 13, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Thanks a lot!

  • Reply Monica December 13, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Oh, I am also loving the pendant lighting fixtures. What kind of lamps do you use in this type of fixture? We have a lot of the energy efficient ones and I really do not like the yellow light they cast. I need to look into some alternatives. It would really make such a difference in lighting quality.
    The vases remind me of a smaller version of a demijohn or carboy (weinballon in German) I have from my grandmother and are used for making wine and beer.
    I have visions of my first apartment when I think about baskets and borders. I went completely crazy with an ivy wallpaper border in the kitchen. So glad that I have evolved.

  • Reply viv December 13, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    So beautiful!

  • Reply leah December 13, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    OMGoodness! I remember those trends in the 80’s!!!
    I live in Australia. It’s lovely to know that there are similarities even between people who live on the other side of the world.
    I love your blog and am excited for the release of your book.
    Wishing you a lovely Christmas and New year

    love and blessings
    -leah x

  • Reply Ludmila {} December 14, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    it’s so beautiful!!! House doctor always has stunning collections and this one is no exception! thank you for the sneak peek, Holly! xo

  • Reply Traviesa Diseño Libre December 14, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    I love industry furniture!!!!Everyday I discover amazing things here….
    I need better English to explain me….sorry

  • Reply Gosia Maj December 14, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Lovely! The contemporary rustic style is my absolute favourite. Oh, how I love the blue locker, the distressed walls as the backdrop. Please show more!

  • Reply Cheryl December 14, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    oh, how I wish we could these items in the U.S.!

  • Reply Kate December 14, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    I love this collection and really wish we had access to all of it. I laughed at the expense of your 80s basket trauma… I think I was juuuust too young to be scarred. I love baskets, especially ones that look as lovely as these and hope to incorporate them into my home!

  • Reply Kate December 14, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    I also want to add how much I love the suitcases for storage. Does your husband find them practical, or is it more of a “deep” storage solution?

    • Reply decor8 December 15, 2010 at 1:16 am

      @Kate – Well, he loves vintage suitcases and spends quite a lot of time thinking about what he likes before buying it — so in his case, it’s storage combined with aesthetics — they really fit the vibe in his office.

  • Reply Rita Almada December 15, 2010 at 12:05 am

    I love your suggestions!
    Maybe you also like a store I found in Paris on the way to the Bon Marché: Serendipity.

  • Reply melissa December 15, 2010 at 12:40 am

    I know the 80 basket trend well…my uncle owned a basket wholesale and retail store on the East Coast- where my Mom worked for a period of time. Baskets galore!! (also those cinnamon broom wall hangings)

    And I won’t even tell you about the hideous wall paper boarders we took down all over our house when we bought it 4 years ago.

    But now that I have my own house – I’m all about the modern looking basket. Great way to stash things when your short on storage -pet supplies, winter mittens, flip flops & slippers.

  • Reply Jessica December 15, 2010 at 3:11 am

    gah, the 80’s baskets! And all the bright, polished brass! And the maroon, navy and hunter green…. I’m so scarred. Thankfully, there’s decor therapy like House Doctor! Phew.

  • Reply Cynthia at Coffee On The Patio December 15, 2010 at 5:34 am

    Beautiful collection. So many pieces that I like. I’ve been wondering what my style is….Contemporary Rustic…Who knew?

  • Reply Liz December 15, 2010 at 5:50 am

    I love your blog! Its great to find someone who has my same love of design.

  • Reply Gretchen December 15, 2010 at 7:50 am

    We’re still trying to figure out how to hold a basket intervention for my mom…

    But in regards to wallpaper, I still have dreams about the lovely floor to ceiling wallpaper my mom put up in my childhood room. Not something I’d do today (two types of coordinating wallpaper with a border in the middle) but I loved it as a kid.

  • Reply kalanicut December 15, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Wow, what a feast. I think you’re totally right those white hanging lamps will sell out in no time. So fabulous. Can’t wait to see them in your workspace!

    I also love the green glass jars. I would love them on the table that faces out to my balcony where the sun flows in through white sheers. Mmmm…

  • Reply Anna G. December 15, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    I’m a big House Doctor fan and I was so excited to see these first pictures from their new catalogue. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

  • Reply Danielle December 15, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Great name!!!

  • Reply erin December 15, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    oh! thank you for reminding me about house doctor! how could i almost forget about their lovely collections?!

  • Reply Mariela December 15, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Love, love House Doctor. Thanks for the link.

  • Reply Chuzai Living December 15, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    I love all the photos you’ve collected in this post! I was drooling over them. White, rustic, filing cabinet, sofa, trunks, lamps, vases… They are all so inspiring!!

  • Reply Melanie December 15, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    The table with teh multi colored chairs is beautiful. So fun and happy!

  • Reply Jasmin December 19, 2010 at 12:31 pm


    Loving the collection! Where can I buy House Doctor products? Do they sell online? I live in Australia. And your blog is such a beautiful place to escape to, thank you!

  • Reply netcat December 19, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    I love HD and have many of their products around the house.

    But I do have a problem with their business model and the way I have to look around, ask around in many different shops just to be able to buy something. I do have a friendly retailer who orders things out of the catalogue for me – but still, the wait is really long and some of the things are never in stock (from the retailer’s point of view), for reasons which are mysterious to me.

    I really think that they (along with some other Scandinavian, German etc. manufacturers of house goods – Bloomingville comes to mind) should finally realise it’s 2010 and set up a web shop which would carry all their goods – like Anthro does.

  • Reply BODIE and FOU December 19, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Love it ! and where can you buy House Doctor?? At BODIE and FOU! et oui :-)

  • Reply Kat January 17, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Oh bodie and fou I love you!
    House doctor is unique
    I like the little touches best

  • Reply fräulein herz January 30, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    For those of you who want to know where to find the House Doctor pop-up-store in Berlin – here it is!

    At the agency of Deutsche Bank, Friedrichstraße 181:

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