my scandinavian home: Great Dane style in Copenhagen

Great Dane style in Copenhagen

Friday, 28 August 2015

High ceilings, large light-filled rooms and a spattering of mid-century cool. This is the fab home of Karen Maj Kornum, owner of design gallery and webshop Another Ballroom, and her partner and four children in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen. Karen describes her style as 'classic with an edge'. The space also serves as a showroom for Another Ballroom - which thrives on a passion for aesthetics, harmony, people, cultures art, design and alternative ideas of interior design - and many of the rugs, ceramics, and art photography are from the store (cleary one to keep an eye on!). Let's take a tour....

Nicoline Olsen with kind permission

It took me a few minutes to understand the backwall of the sitting room - at first I thought it was another room, and then a mural. And then a giant wall to wall mirror (I've had a long week!). And now after a great discussion in the comment section below - I'm settling on an art photography mural or 'Trompe l'eoil' - realistic imagery which creates the optical illusion that the objects exist in 3D. Thanks for all your help!

Another great idea - and quick fix this weekend - is to pick up a beautiful, bright, bold patterned printed textile and throw it over the sofa / arm chair. Try Etsy for bold fabrics.

Other amazing Copenhagen spaces to celebrate the weekend...the fabulous home of a Danish interior designer, a Danish home with a touch of homespun, and a home with warm tones and quirky touches. Oh Danes, how I love your style!

A note popped into my mail this morning about a blow-out sale with 30% off Normann Copenhagen accessories from Blackthumb Decor, oh yes.  Time to snap-up a couple of different colour Pocket Organisers (as seen in action here) and a Folk Candlestick.

And's THE WEEKEND! Yaaaay! We're heading to a 'kräftskiva' or Crayfish party tomorrow evening- which means singing, schnapps (and if I kmow my friends rights - a whole load of dancing)...can't wait! Are you up to anything fun?

Have a wonderful couple of days! And see you Monday.


  1. I don't think it's a mirror, since the floorboards are totally different. Probably a mural, but totally a cool idea. It certainly ads depth and maybe an effect of warm daylight in the colder months.

  2. I think you could be right...when i look closely I can see it's divided into cool? I'm going to investigate!

  3. It does look like a mural to me. I can see some crease marks or lines near the top. I was also confused when I saw that photo :) Beautiful home and their shop looks really cool. Thanks for sharing!

  4. It confused me too! I agree, it looks like a mural. Cheers!

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  6. Trompe l'oeil or mural. Lovely space

  7. what a gorgeous flat, so in love with it <3

  8. Hey your Photograpy are excellent . the design of all rooms are nice .Best arrangement of furniture.


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