my scandinavian home: A Danish home is given a fresh, monochrome make-over

A Danish home is given a fresh, monochrome make-over

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

I remember when we were looking to move house here in Sweden and looked around a ton of homes (which you can imagine, I loved!).  Sometimes the apartments looked so far from my own style it was hard to imagine myself living there - it can be hard to create a vision of what it could look like, but anything is possible. This Danish apartment in Køge, South of Copenhagen, belongs to Louise Oest Larsen, her husband and little girl and is a perfect example of this. Once a fairly dated space (see the 'before' picture here), the apartment has been transformed into a truly wonderful, fresh and light-filled family home using a splash of white paint, design pieces, mid-century finds and a splash of sunny yellow (that door!). Let's take a peak...

Tia Borgsmidt, with kind permission. Bolig.
Loving the graphical, monochrome look, how about you?

There are some really clever space saving solutions at work here - the white floors and walls immediately visually enlargen the apartment. Floor to ceiling shelves in the sitting room provide storage and display. And, although long and narrow, the couple have installed a built in bench in the kitchen to create a small dining nook.

There are so many pieces I know and love in this home: dining area: Eames DSW chairs, AJ floor lamp, Flos 265 wall lamp. Sitting room: Tom Dixon etch tea light holder, wall sconce candle holder, By Lassen Kubus candleholder, Lucky Boy Sunday fancy finger cushion, By Lassen Flow cushion. Kitchen: Tripp Trapp chair, Royal Copenhagen jug, letter mugs. Bedroom: wooden birds. Children's room: Sebra cot, House Doctor striped storage. Hallway: TRONES shoe storage, Muuto dots.

The Swedish artist behind the 'Creativity' print - Ylva Skarp has the most incredible home in Dalarna which I have shown previously shown here and here.

When we moved into our house there was some crazy stuff going on with colours - including blue walls and green ceilings. Since then we've painted the entire house white, lighten the floors and built an extra wall! What was your home like when you first bought / rented it?

Have a lovely day! 

PS could you paint your door a zesty yellow?


  1. Terrible feng-shui though...

  2. Any chance to know where the couch in the living room is from? : )

  3. What a great change from the previous apartment, really like the yellow door too. Susie.

  4. I've got a yellow door myself... (FB Dayroom Yellow) and yellow stairs...

  5. Any info on those black wire shelves?


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