Welcome to the third and final look in our Winter Dining Series! We’re calling this one Dark Scandi – inky blues and blacks paired with Scandi-style furniture and minimalist lines for a cool-weather take on the usually light, bright look. There’s no better remedy for a cold winter’s night than a warm drink, so our co-founder Adam ‘Macca’ McWhinney has kindly shared his tipple of choice. Don’t forget to check out our country-themed dining space and our bright boho look – shop Dark Scandi or pick your favourite pieces from all three dining rooms!
With deep navy walls and dark timber floors as a base, the style team used layers of Scandi-style furniture to create a simple but impactful space. The clean lines and timber base of the dining table and a mix of simple black dining chairs help carry the Nordic look through the space. A soft hide on the floor and faux fur throw over a chair add cosiness.
On the table
For this tabletop look it’s all about using a limited colour palette to create a simple, pared-back look. The style team used elegant dinnerware and linen napkins in deep tones, and added metallic cutlery for a modern edge. Natural stoneware fits with the clean, Nordic feel of the space and fine glassware completes the table.
Adam’s mulled wine
Our co-founder Adam ‘Macca’ McWhinney shares one of his favourite drinks to enjoy on a cold winters night.
“When we have friends over during winter, this recipe is always our go-to. We have a batch warming on the stove so the rich, sweet, citrusy smell greets people as they arrive. An ideal welcome drink before dinner, this mulled wine leaves you feeling warm and rosy-cheeked – it’s simply the best on a cold night!”
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
4 whole cloves
4 thick strips orange rind
1 vanilla bean, halved lengthways
750ml bottle of red wine
2 tablespoons orange liqueur (optional)
Combine 1 cup of cold water, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, orange rind and vanilla bean in a medium saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves.
Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes or until fragrant.
Add wine and bring to the boil, then remove from heat completely, stirring in liqueur if using. Strain into heatproof glasses or mugs and serve with a slice of orange.
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