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.
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.
The rock n’ roll home of a perfectionistic handy-man
In contrast to most other Danish homes, it’s actually the man in this family who’s in charge of the renovating and styling of this home. Claus has always had a huge interest for design and home decorating and he sure has his finger on the pulse.
Not only is he a perfectionist who prefers to do everything himself, but he’s also quite a skilled DIY man with a very special sense for detail. He has refurbished the whole apartment on his own. Inspired by the dark New Yorker style he has created a masculine and warm feel in this home.
The colouristic home of the artist
The Art Photographer Frederikke keeps the walls in her apartment white and the base calm, whereas she has added colour with both her own and other colleagues art objects; and flavour with quite a few inherited pieces and other old furniture that she has found at flea markets throughout the years.
Her apartment is used as an art gallery and a lot of the art and other decorative items in her home are the results of exchanges with other artists. Artists she also sometimes opens her home for, for them to stay, and to get inspired by them.
Birgitte and Henrik wanted a look in harmony with nature but different from the traditional summer cottage look. When the home interior decorator suggested shades of grey they were defensive. But now they think it was the right choice. "We have emphasized not to have heirlooms and very fragile thing out here, but still decorate with personality," says Birgitte.