I often hear that Scandinavian homes don’t have enough colour. Now personally I really like the more typical Scandinavian homes but a little colour here and there certainly doesn’t harm the interior. For the lovers of Scandinavian homes ánd colour I show you this Copenhagen loft. The rich colours work really well because of the large windows and high ceilings. The old beams from the building – that dates from 1877 – have been preserved to give the spaces some extra character. This loft has a beautiful combination of classic Scandinavian design pieces, historics features and modern elements.
I’m thinking about taking a trip to Copenhagen in the upcoming weeks so it’s very good timing that I saw these images of restaurant Italy. The restaurant is designed by Norm Architects and it has a beautiful blend of Scandinavian design and Italian spirit. The light colors and wooden furniture are given an extra pop by that beautiful blue tone that they’ve used throughout the restaurant. So beautiful and it’s very possible that I’m going to have an amazing Italian dish at restaurant Italy when I’m in town.
In an artistic neighbourhood in Copenhagen lies this completely renovated apartment that has a Parisian vibe. The home belongs to interior stylist Anna Norrman and her husband. The couple carefully renovated the apartment with an eye towards the historic features. The home is filled with unique design items from across the globe, which certainly gives the space an international atmosphere. I really love the black trims that you see throughout the home, that’s really something I see more often lately and it really gives a home a cool edge. If you love this apartment you’re in luck because it’s for sale! And to make it even better, you can buy the apartment including the amazing furniture.
If you’re afraid of putting color in your home than you should take a look at this family home. The home in Copenhagen is an explosion of color but not in a ‘crazy’ kind of way. All the colors compliment each other and give this home a personal touch. The home is very unique with a combination of vintage furniture, interesting design objects and a lot of art. This home is fun, cozy and warm and a dream for color and art fanatics.
When you’re living in a small apartment and your family is growing you can decide 2 things. You can move to a bigger apartment or you can be like Nikoline Dyrup Carlsen and Svend Jacob Pedersen. The architect and designer decided to stay in their apartment and completely redesign their home to make the most of every square meter. The apartment is only 84 square meter but with clever storage sollutions and custom made furniture they created an amazing family home. Most furniture is multifunctional and is designed by their own company Spacon & X. Instead of painting walls, they decided to paint the floorboards to add some color in their home. The blue, green and purple colors add to the playful atmosphere in this home. Isn’t it amazing what you can do with a small space? Whoever said ‘the bigger, the better’ is definitely wrong. This small Copenhagen home is the perfect example of small is cool.
The small home of Aiayu co-founder Marie Worsaae is hidden away in the old historic center of Frederiksstad in Copenhagen. The former bank building dates back to the 1800s and the historic details are still visible, which immediately gives this home a cozy vibe. Marie left the base of her interior white and she complemented that with dusty pink and green. The inspiration for her home comes from her travels and every detail in Marie’s home is handpicked. The home has a Scandinavian base and with antique French chandeliers, Italian wood and Bolivian fabrics this cozy Copenhagen home becomes a well traveled home. This small home shows that you don’t have to live big to create a beautiful home, as long as you surround yourself with items that have meaning for you.
This Copenhagen home belongs to Marie Elbæk Schjeldal and her family. With custom made items (such as the black industrial Frama kitchen & bedroom closets), the pieces of art and design classics they managed to create a unique and stylish family home. The white stone floored bathroom is to die for, just imagine yourself lying in that bathtub daydreaming, I’m not sure if I would ever come out! It’s a lovely Copenhagen home and I like the pops of blue and green in the house as well to add just a bit of colour. Sigh.. Scandinavian homes. They never disappoint do they?
When entering this home in Copenhagen you immediately see that it is a historic home. The low ceilings, arched windows and exposed beams are a very prominent feauture in this warehouse from 1777 in central Copenhagen. The apartment isn’t big so the owner came up with some clever sollutions to add storage, for example by making a custom plywood bed with storage underneath and making good use of the space in the hallway for a little cosy seating ‘cave’. The architectural features combined with the vintage furniture give this 18th-century apartment a cosy, charming and personal atmosphere.
I love these moments when you see images of a space and you instantly get excited about it. When I saw the images of the new Väkst restaurant in Copenhagen I definitely had one of those moments. Even though the restaurant is in the middle of the city it is as if you’re having dinner in the middle of a garden thanks to the large greenhouse, built through the two floors of the space, that is placed in the middle of the restaurant.
I’m quickly squeezing in another home tour this friday before I’m on my way to Amsterdam for a concert. This lovely restored carriage house in Copenhagen belongs to prop stylist and set designer Christine Rudolph. The home is completely decorated in a natural colour palette and by using a nice combination of soft and hard textures she created a lovely warm home. Her place is filled with items that have history ‘they are all things from my travels, or things that have a little story to them from one of the places I’ve lived around the world. Also, some pieces are heirlooms from my grandparents’. It may look that certain items were just placed somewhere in her home but Christine gave a lot of thought to her space and every item is carefully placed saying that she likes things to have different heights and textures. ‘I kind of sense how I should put things together—it’s very much a feeling. It’s a lot like when I create images for work, I see the picture before it’s taken’. Well it certainly works because this restored carriage house is absolutely stunning.