SCANDI CHRISTMAS IN GENEVA – DESIGNMALIN
by Vivian Holding
Christmas is upon us and the present buying frenzy has started in earnest. Short on inspiration? Don’t panic.
Malin Miller from Scandinavian interior boutique DesignMaliN has come to the rescue! She tells us more about herself and her business, how she prepares for Christmas at home and gives us some fantastic ideas for the perfect gift to give this Christmas.
SMART DESIGN FROM A SMART LADY
DesignMaliN, is my interior store in Eaux Vives, Geneva. Malin is my first name, which is a very common Swedish name, lucky for me in French it means smart – and smart Design is exactly what I had in mind when starting my interior boutique five years ago. I believe that your home interior shouldn’t only be aesthetically pleasing, but also smart and user friendly.
I offer everything for your interior from accessories, lighting, rugs to custom made curtains. Yes, it has a Scandinavian touch as I am Swedish and know the Scandinavian interior industry very well, however I love to feature beautiful objects I find whilst on my travels around the globe.
HOW MALIN GETS IN THE FESTIVE MOOD
I stay very true to my Scandinavian origins at this time of the year. I use a lot of natural elements in my Christmas decorations – branches, moss, flowers like hyacinths and amaryllis, tree decorations made of wool and of course the best way for me to get into the Christmas mood is definitely to use candles EVERYWHERE! A good playlist of Christmas music is a must – I create my own on Spotify.
GIFT INSPIRATION FOR EVERYONE
Malin has kindly shared some suggestions for Christmas gifts below, as well as offering one lucky reader an early Christmas present (see below). She’d also be delighted to show you around her shop, so stop by to say hello and warm yourself with a glass of GLÖGG, the Swedish version of mulled wine.
One of these gorgeous keyrings from Littlephant could be yours, courtesy of DesignMaliN – just answer this simple question and send your answer to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The winner will be notified by email on the closing date of Friday 22nd December 2017. Good luck!
Question: What does Malin’s name mean in french?
GIFT IDEAS FOR THE HOME
GIFT IDEAS FOR WOMEN
GIFT IDEAS FOR MEN
GIFT IDEAS FOR LITTLE ONES
Opening hours in December are extended – Saturdays from 10am-4pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11am-6.30pm (closed Wednesdays).