A Wonderful Copenhagen Home Full of Soul

What a week! I feel like we've seen so many different styles - from a rustic Georgian townhouse in London to a magnificent Swedish pool villa and a cosy candlelit cabin deep in the heart of the snowy Norwegian fjords! And not to forget, my bike trip across town to capture Helen Struresson's sitting room, styled two different ways (don't miss the code for the 20% off at Bemz!). It was hard to find something to top such an inspiring week - but I might just have the ticket! Today friends, we're off to Denmark, and the home of interior designer Susanne Rutzou

It was love at first sight when Susanne first discovered her 1930s apartment in Østerbro. The apartment felt like a woodland clearing in the heart of Copenhagen thanks to the light pouring through the French teak-framed doors and the large windows which overlook a park - so nature is never far away. Designed by architect Vilhelm Lauritzen,  the villa was previously owned by Søren Garde, founder of Garde Hvalsøe - a Danish company making bespoke, handcrafted cabinetry - and the handcrafted elm wood kitchen, bathroom, and walk-in wardrobe remain today. Susanne has layered the home with family heirlooms, items picked up on travels, books and art - as well as some of her own designs - to give the house a warm and relaxed soul.  

I was actually meant to visit this home last year as part of an organised tour by Garde Halvsøe but unfortunately couldn't make it - I'm still gutted! Fortunately, the lovely Freya August of Scandinavian Standard, who was also part of the tour, snapped these pictures and gave me kind permission to share them today. Ready to take a peek inside? 

Simply beautiful, don't you think?

The entire home has so much soul. 

I have to say, the kitchen is incredible - I love the elm-wood finish. You can see more pictures of it here if you're curious! 

Is there anything that stands out to you?

Fancy a peek at other Copenhagen homes over the weekend? Here are a few gorgeous ones: 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 


Photography: Freya AugustScandinavian Standard - shared with kind permission. 


  1. Sophisticated and earthy. I could move right in. Wonderful home.

    1. Great description! It really is incredible - and such unusual architect for Copenhagen too.

  2. Everything about this apartment is amazing. The light, woodwork, all the details...I would even put up with that tiny mirror in the bathroom in a heartbeat for those floors. stunning.

    1. Yes, that is a bit of a tiny mirror isn't it? Hadn't even spotted that. A small price to pay!


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