Shnordic is the Instagram account for social media influencer Susanna Hawkins. Named after her Scandinavian roots, Susannah avidly shares her home and beauty styling tips with her adoring audience.
Susannah and her husband (known affectionately as Mr Nordic) are also owners of the impossibly gorgeous new Light Location Bath House, which they successfully renovated over the challenging year of 2020.
We caught up with Susanna to talk about her love for the city of Bath, renovating and moving home during a pandemic and a few fun facts about this inspirational Instagram star.
We had our honeymoon in Bath, and both really loved it. When we decided a few years ago to move, Bath was high on the list. So, when we found the perfect house project here too, it was meant to be 🙂
The architecture makes my heart sing, people are really friendly and welcoming, and I love the fact we are so close to nature and the countryside.
It’s a long story, but basically, I felt like a bored housewife after giving up my job in a pharmaceutical company for family reasons and wanted to find something to do that would still allow me to be available for my children. So, I started my Instagram page and blog soon after that.
It slowed the project down by a good couple of months as everything stopped. We were living in a temporary 2-bedroom flat for a little longer than initially planned, but overall, it wasn’t too much of a delay.
I love spending time at home anyway, so I quite enjoyed it. Home schooling was definitely more manageable when the children had their own rooms compared to the first lockdown, where we had to share more. We had lots of walks, movie nights and taught ourselves how to make sushi!
I love the height and the big windows, and the view over Bath. It just makes me so happy every time I stand in front of it and see how Bath is looking.
My husband isn’t especially keen, Ebba is very suspicious about cameras, but my children are happy to be involved occasionally. I don’t do any persuasion as it’s completely their choice!
From the usual places, Instagram, Pinterest and magazines!
I’m currently trying to get our living room sorted out.
Coffee and granola with raspberries
I do love power yoga, and I also do a fun outdoor circuit class weekly. I say fun as I do it with a few friends, and we always have coffees afterwards, which is the main motivator!
I get easily really excited about ideas, people and things. It might not sound like much of a superpower, but it is the driving force in my life. It is one of my favourite personality traits!
I love a good period drama, so I would quite like to make quick trips to the past, please.
Meeting up with friends and hugs now that we are allowed them again!
For heaps of interior inspiration, follow Susanna on her Instagram Account