I am having a lot of fun this week with Lorraine from Hume Vintage, doing our joint pop-up shop Vintage Haus. We have very similar taste in vintage so our stock blends well together. I brought in most of the midcentury modern furniture while Lorraine is showing off her amazing colourful collection of original designer fabrics from the 1960s by Heals, Sanderson, Marimekko, Hull Traders and more, mostly made into very usable, decorative throw cushions. Remnants look great when framed too.
I am very proud and excited to announce my next event: Vintage Haus! I have hooked up with the talented Lorraine from HUME vintage, who has just launched her vintage business in Aberdeen. Together we will be turning the studio on 8 Chattan Place into the most amazing midcentury pop-up boutique, full of carefully selected … Continue reading Vintage Haus – your midcentury design Pop-up store this September
If it is as big a success as last year's, I'd better hunt for some extra stock! Come down on the weekend of 3-5 February to the old church hall in Kirkton of Rayne, as there will be plenty of treasures and bargains - old or new - to be found from various local traders. … Continue reading 3-5 February: Big Sale Weekend
I know, I know, Halloween hasn't even been yet and we're already talking about Christmas. It is many people's favourite season though, something they really look forward to each year - especially when it comes to decorating the house. For those itching to get those garlands up, this is for you. However, even if you … Continue reading Did I say the C word? The Christmas Shop is open!
Nina's Apartment is now offering interior design services in addition to blogging about beautiful homes and selling cool stuff online. To celebrate this news we are offering the service at a reduced price this autumn for bookings made before the 1st of January, to help spread the word and get us involved in even more … Continue reading Autumn interior design offer
As part of the rebranding and promotion of Nina's Apartment's Interior Design services we are at the Scottish Home Show this month, at the AECC in Aberdeen. It is on from today until Sunday 25th of September 10am-5pm. Architects, designers, kitchens, bathrooms, retailers and builders all under one roof. Great! Here are a few snap … Continue reading We’re at the Scottish Home Show!
Nina’s Apartment is back on her feet since a fire destroyed the shop and all vintage stock at Lethenty Mill at the end of April. Nina Eggens, owner of the business, tells about the experience: “It was horrifying to see my shop go up in smoke in front of my eyes that morning. I worked … Continue reading Nina’s Apartment is back in business after a fire destroyed the shop
I keep remembering things I had in the shop. A beautiful vase, a vintage Danish pottery dish. Pictures and mirrors. My toolbox and staple guns! My books. My upholstery foam...that must have burned well in the fire. Countless items of furniture. I have now even lost the concrete wall I use as a background for … Continue reading A black day in Nina’s Apartment’s history. When your beautiful shop gets destroyed by a fire.
It is four years this year. Four years of lugging furniture around, changing millions of nappies and breastfeeding on the go, because I also had two babies in the meantime. I have a shop. I am a business owner. A 'mumpreneur'. I am my own boss. How on earth did I get here? And what drove me so mad to combine tiring motherhood with running a business?
So, so chuffed to have won The Creative Award, one of the Life with Style Awards, given out to lifestyle businesses in the Aberdeen area. A fantastic evening at Aberdeen's Ardoe House Hotel, organised by Trend Magazine; lovely venue, beautiful decor, superb food and great entertainment. And to top it all off, I got an … Continue reading Nina’s Apartment wins The Creative Award!