A Visit to a Danish Castle

A Visit to a Danish Castle

Press trip sponsored by Skovby

It’s been a while since we’ve been able to go on any exciting trips, don’t you think? So, when Skovby invited me to Jutland, Denmark for an event in a castle, I was heading over the Öresund bridge before they could say ‘hej’! You’ll likely recognise the name Skovby as I’ve been a proud ambassador for the danish brand for many years, and often capturing pieces from the collection in my home – like the display cabinet above and coffee tables below. One of the things I’ve always loved about Skovby is that the pieces are locally made in Denmark – and everything is designed to stand the test of time. Would you like to see a few behind-the-scenes snapshots from my trip? 

Sophiendahl castle 

It’s not everyday you get to step inside one of Denmark’s oldest buildings. Once a monastery occupied by English monks, the castle has a long history spanning 1000 years and today is home to Sophiendahl Slotshotel. This week, Skovby took it over to showcase their collection.

Would you like to come on a little tour of my humble home? Step this way! 

Most of the rooms are incredibly large with mesmerisingly high ceilings and views over the countryside. This room, at the back of the castle looks out over woodland and a church – and also serves as a conference room fit for royalty! 

The extendable #27 dining table is actually all one piece and can seat from 8 to 20 people (I so need one of these for my home at Christmas!). The #65 dining chairs are one of Skovby’s best selling items – they are so comfy! 

Many of the old features of the castle are still intact – like this incredible spiral staircase. I didn’t dare check out where it leads to – a haunted attic perhaps? 

Other Skovby pieces spotted against the magnificent backdrop of the castle was the new Sideboard #412. This fine specimen, with its smooth curves is part of a brand new collection launching this summer.  

A family run business, Skovby started out in the basement of a house not far from the castle by cabinetmaker Thorvald Rasmussen. 

It was really inspiring to see the Skovby team at work in the nearby carpenters workshop – the level of care that went into every single piece was incredible. Danish design at its finest! 

One of the pieces that caught my eye was the sustainable #840 stackable stool, made entirely from leftover wood. 

I brought one home with me, and it feels extra special knowing that it has been crafted with love!  

Thank you so much to Skovby for inviting me – how great to be able to travel again! 

I hope you enjoyed these behind-the-scenes snapshots from my trip. 

Wishing you all a lovely weekend! See you Monday! 


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