Good karma in the summer house
Pauline inherited her Grandmother's summer house on her 18th birthday. To her, it's somewhere where she can relax and unwind, and only enjoy the here and now. There is no internet connection or even phone line at the house, it's her calm breathing space. She prefers decorating with personal items that has their own story. She has filled the house with pieces that have been made by someone in her family, for example her Granddad's old bed has been repurposed into a sofa and she has paintings on the walls made by her Aunt. To Pauline it's a way to keep the karma of the house in good balance and respect the original atmosphere.
Roses and romance
A French-Nordic Alliance
The couple has renovated and improved the house until it's now the perfect home. It contains an interesting mix of their two backgrounds where their love for beautiful old things is clearly shining through. They are using a peaceful colour scheme, inspired by nature, throughout the house, and have furnished it mostly with soulful French antiques. The home of this international couple is truly full of personality, balancing perfectly both of their cultural roots with unique pre-loved items from both Denmark and France. Annette admits she does love bright colour and contrast, but not in her own home.
Converted mill in the southern France
It is a converted old mill house from the 15th century set in over 7 acres of beautifully mature, landscaped gardens in the South of France. A few years ago, a young Scandinavian couple bought the house. The furnishings throughout are a blend of the original dramatic, tempered with an elegant Scandinavian simplicity. Rich fabrics and beautifully executed paint effect finishes, including several entrancing murals all create a colourful setting for the Provencal antique furniture are to be found around.
Country de luxe
The simple decor with a tight color choice and well-chosen feminine details make room for the life that unfolds in the room of the house, and not least in the heart of the house. "We are very pleased with the house, it works as we want it and is really nice to live in. I like our dining room the most; it is located in the middle of the house and used for anything. The room is bright and welcoming and very simply decorated, and I go through it many times over the course of a day," says Lene.