Cath-profile-web-2015Welcome to Nordic Design!

I am Catherine Lazure-Guinard, and I founded the site in March 2010 as a personal design reference. It has rapidly evolved, to become an essential and award-winning resource for design savvy people looking to find exciting brands, the latest products and trends, and inspiration for their home. It is now the leading site in North America about design, interiors, architecture and lifestyle inspired by the Nordics.

The love story began when I took part in a student exchange program in Denmark a few years ago; a life-changing moment. I discovered with great admiration the Nordic lifestyle, design and cultures, as I made my way through Scandinavia. Today, I still can’t get enough!

I’m now back in my hometown of Sainte-Adèle (QC) in Canada after almost a decade of living in Europe. My passion for Scandinavia is a definite drive to share and curate information about products, brands, companies and designers that reflect the pure aesthetic of the North. I love the simplicity, functionality and durability of Scandinavian design, in which I find inspiration for my everyday life.

For decades now, Scandinavia has become a reference of good design. Its defined style quickly emerged as being one of timeless simplicity, elegance, sense and beauty, where traditions meet modernity in innovative ways. From fashion to cars; from jewelry to architecture; from glass to concrete: They seem to master it all. Moreover, research has consistently shown that people living in Scandinavia are the happiest on earth! They are also models of liberal societies, and are proud of their heritage while looking forward. They succeed in creating a warm, inviting and inspiring home, with beauty and coziness as rules of thumb. Design is deeply rooted in their cultures; it guides their lifestyle, and it illuminates the Nordic souls during the dark winter months. I believe they’ve mastered the art of living well and happy -what’s not to love about that!? With Nordic Design, I want to share the joy.


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Join the team

We are currently looking for talented people to join our virtual team on a project basis. If you are a fan of design and would like to become a part of a growing media platform, have a look at the opportunities below:

Our ideal go-to guy/girl for creative materials is proficient in English and/or French, result- and detail-oriented, and has experience with- and an understanding of branding. Working knowledge of HTML and CSS is an asset.

We are currently looking for writers, journalists and design enthusiasts interested in creating articles to gain visibility and experience. We want long-term collaborators who will add value to our site.

Exciting things are happening at Nordic Design, but our big plans are only possible with the help of sponsors and partners. We are looking for somebody who understands what our brand is about and who will act as our dedicated ambassador. His/her role will be to carefully select companies that are relevant, interesting and in line with the Nordic Design values, and to secure various collaborations that our readers will enjoy and benefit from.

If you are interested and would like to know more, send us a mail! Tell us what you could do for Nordic Design and why you think are a good match. Please include a link to your portfolio and/or social media account(s) if possible.

We look forward to hearing from you!



With Nordic Design, our goal is to celebrate amazing design, to share the love, and to inspire people from around the world. We also with to use our online reach to give a hand to designers, artists, entrepreneurs and brands to promote their amazing work and products.

We offer numerous advertising options, from banner ads and sponsored posts to social media mentions and giveaways. If you would like to receive a rate sheet with detailed statistics, please contact us.

Note to our readers:
We only work with brands we use, love and recommend, and all thoughts and opinions are our own. Our partners contribute to the growth of Nordic Design, and we thank you for supporting them. You can trust we are very selective with sponsors, and we will only share information we believe you’ll enjoy and benefit from.