Welcome to my blog! Here you will see the inspiration behind my designs and find out about my latest projects and collections.

Emma June Designs is a luxury homeware brand specialising in unique, hand dyed textiles. Inspiration is drawn from the diverse colours of nature and the bohemian spirit.

Every item is dyed individually by hand using water based, non-toxic dyes. Have a peek at my online shop....

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Louise Eeg

Here are some pictures of my cushions in the lovely Louise Eeg shop in Copenhagen. These cushions are all hand-made and hand-dyed to create a unique pattern on each one. They have a luxurious silk velvet front panel and an oeko-tex linen reverse.

Louise Eeg
Nordre Frihavnsgade 62
2100 Copenhagen Ø








www.emmajunedesigns-shop.com

EJD x

Monday, 25 May 2015

Yankee Candle Planter

Yankee candles are my favourite candles EVER, they smell amazing and last for ages. But what do you do with the glass jar when you're finished with them? They make the perfect planter! I've put together some simple instructions on how to turn your old yankee candle (or any candle jar or votive) into a glass pot for plants, herbs, cacti, succulents, whatever your plant of choice may be!

First you need to remove the old wax from the base. To do this I filled a pot with boiling water- about 3cm deep. You then sit the yankee candle inside to allow the wax to melt and it should come out whole. To get rid of any excess bits of wax you can pour some boiling water inside the jar, swirl it around and quickly pour out. It's probably best not to pour the waxy water down your drain ! It doesn't matter if it's not perfectly clean of wax as you will be filling it with soil anyway.


Now all that's left is to plant your plant! I chose this leafy one... I'm not sure what kind he is. It started off tiny but quickly outgrew the small copper pot I planted it in.  Does anyone know what kind of plant this is? 



It doesn't have to be a Yankee candle holder you use. I also turned this silver antiqued Anthropologie candle holder into a planter as it was too beautiful to throw away!


Here are some more ideas for recylced planters. All these images can be found on my Pinterest page here.

















Happy planting!

EJD x

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Designer Markets of Copenhagen

April was a busy month of designer markets. I had a stand at Finderskeepers and Designerspace. Both were such a great experience, I met so many interesting and creative people as well as lots of lovely customers!

Here are a some pictures from Finderskeepers in TAP1...






I also discovered the beautiful designs of Annemette Klit from The Clay Play. We made a deal to swap one of my cushions for her lovely botanical print. You can tell we have the same taste in colours. Her print matches my cushions perfectly! 


And here are some pictures from the Designerspace market at Israels plads. This was my first outdoors market and we were so lucky with the weather, what a beautiful weekend!








If you missed these markets, don't worry all my cushions are available made to order here www.emmajunedesigns-shop.com! If you want to find out about my upcoming markets and events follow me on facebook- www.facebook.com/emmajunedesigns.

EJD x

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Green Home

The colour of our surroundings affect us both physically and mentally. The colour green creates an atmosphere of peace and balance. It is the colour of growth and renewal and creates the feeling of being connected to nature. The relaxing nature of green has also been known to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and nervousness. Green is a rejuvenating, harmonic colour with many positive properties. Just a touch of green in your room can be enough to bring it's soothing energy into your home.



1. "Into the woods" print, www.kamman.dk
2. Green marble wall clock by Menu, www.finnishdesignshop.com
3. Hand blown and hand painted glass light, www.design-by-us.com
4. Alfredo vase, www.georgjensen.com
5. Avron vase, www.housedoctor.dk
6. Cono bowl designed by Marianne Neilsen, www.kählerdesign.com
7. Hurricane vase made from recycled glass, www.housedoctor.dk
8. Moss range of velvet cushions, www.emmajunedesigns-shop.com


Here are some details from my Moss range of Woodland cushions. I am loving the greens! 


EJD x

Saturday, 24 January 2015

How to care for your velvet cushions...



"Velvet is woven on a special loom that weaves two thicknesses of the material at the same time. The two pieces are then cut apart to create the pile effect, and the two lengths of fabric are wound on separate take-up rolls. This complicated process meant that velvet was expensive to make before industrial power looms became available, and well-made velvet remains a fairly costly fabric. Velvet is difficult to clean because of its pile, but modern dry cleaning methods make cleaning more feasible."- Wikipedia

Velvet can be very tricky to wash. Silk or cotton velvet can easily become warped when it touches water. They are recommended to be dry cleaned only in order to maintain the best appearance, but for small stains I recommend the following instructions...

Moisten a cloth with warm water (you don't want it to be dripping) and rub gently over the stain in an up-and-down motion. If you rub it too hard you can damage the fabric. For persistent stains mix up warm soapy water, apply the lather to the velvet and dab until the stain disappears. Only attempt to remove the stain 2 or 3 times to avoid any damage. After rubbing the stain use a paper towel to gently soak up the water from the velvet.

If the stain is still visible then it must be taken to a dry cleaner. Whatever you do, DO NOT put your velvet in the washing machine as it will destroy the delicate fabric and the shape will be ruined.

The pile on the velvet can also become crushed which gives the effect of certain areas being lighter or darker in shade. Gentle steaming or brushing in the direction of the pile will help keep the shades even.

If taken care of correctly your Emma June Designs cushions will last for many years! ;-)


EJD x

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Scandinavian Interiors

Living in Norway and Denmark for the past (almost) 3 years has introduced me to the famous Scandinavian style of interior design. I didn't think I would ever consider grey furnishings or all white walls but I must admit I'm getting sucked in. I had always thought these white walls were very clinical, lacking personality and that grey wasn't even a colour. But this was where I was wrong... The Scandinavian style is far from lacking personality. I have realised that these stylish Scandinavians use their home as a blank canvas and dress it up with modern furniture designs, lively prints and quirky lighting. They also like to bring plants and other elements of nature into the home which breaks up the clinical feeling and creates a softness. 

There are certain styles or products I have noticed everywhere so I've collected some images to display these Scandic trends.

Copper details...



The flip clock screen saver...



Plants, plants, plants...



I love these plant pots by the Danish design duo Meyer-Lavigne!


Collages of frames full of geometric prints and motivational quotes...





Oversized light bulbs...




Branches...




Now I need to stop as I could go on and on! Throw these together with an IKEA sofa and a sheepskin rug and you're in the club! :P

All these images and more can be found on my Pinterest board here.

EJD x