This week, I am so excited to bring you 15 minutes with Hege Morris from design blog ‘Hege in France’, and her beautiful shop S2 20. I am a HUGE fan of Hege’s work. For anyone not familiar with Hege, she is originally from Norway, moving to the UK almost 20 years ago now to study. After traveling around a bit she then moved to France where she and her husband renovated an old barn and designed a home of their own. This is where Hege started her blog ‘Hege in France’. Now back in the UK. Hege lives and breathes design. Her styling work is truly stunning, and her S2 20 shop is one of my favourite independent stores – a great place to find new artists. There are links below to both the blog and shop. Check them out!
T H E T A S T E M A K E R S
1. What started you on this journey?
I started my blog in 2011 when I was upcycling furniture. I started my blog as a kind of diary, like a lot of people.
2. Who or what inspires you?
Other bloggers, but also photos. I get a lot of my ideas from photos, so Instagram and Pinterest is a huge part of that.
3. When you were little you wanted to grow up and…. ?
Become a carpenter. 🙂
4. What makes a home?
A personal style. I think a home should be adapted to your needs, as well as reflect your personality.
5. Describe your ideal day off?
A day at the beach or just being outside. I love nature.
6. What is your favourite part of your job?
The fact that what I do is varied and I don’t have to spend all day at my desk.
7. What are you most proud of?
8. What’s your biggest weakness?
I can’t say no… I often take on too much and work really long hours.
9. Instagram and Pinterest are very powerful tools – have they changed the way you do business?
Yes, for sure. I like to connect with friends on Instagram and I love finding inspiration and things to blog about on Pinterest.
Pinterest is also great for sharing blog content and new items from my shop.
10. What defines good design?
I think good design is something that doesn’t just look good, but is also practical.
11. Paris or Copenhagen?