my scandinavian home: A Danish home with a warm soul and quirky touches

A Danish home with a warm soul and quirky touches

Friday, 9 January 2015

Here in Southern Sweden there's a winter storm on it's way (again). I think there's something kind of cosy about being indoors while the wind howls outside, don't you? Plus it creates time for all those projects. This Danish space belongs to Dorthe Kvist, a landscape gardener, stylist, and interior designer and her husband and two children. Situated in Vanlose, Denmark. the family home is perfect inspiration for this type of weekend since many of the items within (shelves, tables etc) have been made by hand. The space has also been decorated using a mix of sentimental items such as photos, inherited furniture and flea market finds as well as modern ceramics and quirky touches.  The result is a cosy, personal space with plenty of soul. I could ride out a storm here, how about you?


Bolig Magasinet. Photography: Martin Solyst. Stylist: Eva Marie Wilkin. Home-owner: Dorthe Kvist
Bolig Magasinet. Photography: Martin Solyst. Stylist: Eva Marie Wilkin. Home-owner: Dorthe Kvist
Bolig Magasinet. Photography: Martin Solyst. Stylist: Eva Marie Wilkin. Home-owner: Dorthe Kvist
Bolig Magasinet. Photography: Martin Solyst. Stylist: Eva Marie Wilkin. Home-owner: Dorthe Kvist
Bolig Magasinet. Photography: Martin Solyst. Stylist: Eva Marie Wilkin. Home-owner: Dorthe Kvist
Bolig Magasinet. Photography: Martin Solyst. Stylist: Eva Marie Wilkin. Home-owner: Dorthe Kvist
Bolig Magasinet. Photography: Martin Solyst. Stylist: Eva Marie Wilkin. Home-owner: Dorthe Kvist
Bolig Magasinet. Photography: Martin Solyst. Stylist: Eva Marie Wilkin. Home-owner: Dorthe Kvist
Bolig Magasinet. Photography: Martin Solyst. Stylist: Eva Marie Wilkin. Home-owner: Dorthe Kvist
There's just so much to take in from these images - but I think my favourite thing about this home is the use of colour from pastel pinks to bright yellow. How about you?

More pics and complete interview here (in Danish).

Feeling creative? Here are some more fab DIY project ideas you may have missed: Creating a Children's blackboard cupboard, a polka dot accent wall, a DIY walk-in wardrobe on a shoe-string budget, a fun cloud doormat to brighten up the hall, a simple but cool 'plus' garland, Or if you fancy some potato printing - this is such a cute idea, and so much fun to create!

And one final project for the weekend - I'm fascinated by the VIPP shelter -apparently it's hidden somewhere in the forests of Sweden and VIPP are going to hold a competition to guess where it is. I wonder if the shelter is the prize? If so, I'm putting my running shoes on.

I hope you have a wonderful couple of days and see you Monday!

PS One of my favourite Swedish illustrators, Elina Dahl is holding a print and poster sale here, Her home is one of the most commented tours on My Scandinavian Home ever!




12 comments:

  1. Best Color Combination .. http://www.teleone.in

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  2. It looks so cozy and warm! Have a great 2015! My best wishes for your full-time (well deserved) blogging activity! laura

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    1. Thank you so much Laura, Happy new year to you too! X

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  3. the wood-burning stove is my favourite item-off the grid to some extent...love the entire space...the painted plank floors...the unencumbered furniture/furnishings...

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  4. Did you always do daily updates or is this a new thing since blogging full-time? Either way I have enjoyed this week's blogs while eating my New Year's resolution healthy breakfasts...

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    1. Healthy breakfasts - that's an excellent resolution, I must try that next year! Yes, I've always blogged 5 days a week, happy to here you enjoy them! Have a lovely weekend. /Niki

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    2. Also, could I put in a request for some Scandinavian gardens? It doesn't seem to be covered much for this type of desig , except for atmospheric shots in the snow!, and I would really like to know what the gardens surrounding these houses look like.

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    4. Thanks so much for your input and yes, absolutely - as we move into spring and the weather gets a little better I'm sure there'll be some more garden shots (right now the gardens are a bit on the empty side - or white side! My alfresco board on Pinterest show some passed gardens...

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  5. wow, this place is fantastic. I don't know if I could do with that many bright colors, I might find them a bit distracting — but somehow they work, and this is such a beautiful space!

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  6. Thank you for the mention about me! :-)

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