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Di­nosaur De­signs’ Louise Olsen shares her en­ter­tain­ing style.

SWEET OR SAVOURY I don’t have much of a sweet tooth. I pre­fer a cheese board with mus­cat grapes and seeded crack­ers.

FAVOURITE DI­GES­TIFS Pep­per­mint tea or a herbal liqueur such as Fer­net-Branca, the Ital­ian amaro with a men­thol flavour. Or even a glass of Bil­le­cart-Sal­mon, a bio­dy­namic Cham­pagne.

VIVID VES­SELS We have a col­lec­tion of Marc New­son for Iit­tala wa­ter glasses, and we al­ways use our Stephen Or­mandy for Di­nosaur De­signs pitcher (Or­mandy is Olsen’s hus­band and busi­ness part­ner). For tea, I have some white porce­lain tea cups I found in Ja­pan.

CUT­TING EDGE We love Arne Ja­cob­sen’s matt steel cut­lery de­signed for Ge­org Jensen. The pieces are sim­ple and time­less. An­other vin­tage de­signer I’m drawn to is Ta­pio Wirkkala, for his glasses that re­sem­ble ice.

TA­BLE TOP We usu­ally have mul­ti­ple resin and glass vases on the ta­ble that we de­signed over many years. I would add flow­ers from Gran­di­flora in Syd­ney, and beeswax can­dles from Queen B for their del­i­cate scent.

COLOUR PLAY I love work­ing with colour. To me, it’s like mu­sic for the eyes. For spring, I’m drawn to neu­tral bases with coral, green and white. A blue and yel­low com­bi­na­tion can look beau­ti­ful, too.

GO-TO DESSERT In sum­mer, I make fruit sal­ads with mint or a touch of rose­wa­ter, as well as sor­bet.

DRESS­ING UP I tend to wear pieces from my own LO jew­ellery line – or­ganic forms in gold and sil­ver.

GUILTY PLEA­SURE Dr Su­per­foods Cherry Bombs in dark choco­late are in­cred­i­bly mor­eish.

‘Essence’ tum­bler (set of 2) and ‘Aarne’ cock­tail glass (set of 2), both Iit­tala; Louise Olsen jew­ellery in gold, Di­nosaur De­signs; ‘Rock’ large resin wa­ter jug in yel­low swirl; ‘Resin Boul­der’ pep­per grinders in yel­low and orange swirl; ‘Resin Cloud’ side plate in orange swirl; ‘Modern Tribal’ resin plat­ter in orange swirl; ‘Boul­der’ nap­kins in cools and warms, all Di­nosaur De­signs.

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