The Relaxed Danish Family Home of Dorte Bak

Wednesday huh? What have I got in store for you? The relaxed Danish home of Dorte Bak, that's what! Under normal circumstances, Dorte's, lovely home in Amager, Copenhagen would be a mere 30 minutes' drive from where I live. But there's nothing normal about 2020, is there? So the only way for us  Skåningar (southern Swedes) to visit Amager is online! Either way, Dorte's world is well worth a visit! Aside from her beautiful white washed, cosy, vintage-inspired home, which she shares with her husband, ten-year-old twin daughters and Silke the cat - Dorte has a couple of wonderful key strengths that I don't possess: she can bake (see her daily recipes here) and knit (visit her shop for pretty patterns and yarn). Liking the sound of Dorte's world? Let's take a peek at some perfectly imperfect snapshots. 

Oh, how I loved this tour - from the children in the kitchen to the balls of yarn in a basket and a curled-up cat on the sofa - this is one, relaxed and cosy home. 

Did anything stand out to you? 

You can see more lovely pics of Dorte's home over at and And if like me, you're not a knitter but keen to learn, keep an eye out for her 2021 workshops here

That aside, I have to confess, I have a lot to do this week. Starting with a column for a very exciting new UK magazine called Simply Scandi (launching in Jan). I've also got a ton of photoshoots coming up which I need props for (but that's just fun!) and I'm also kicking off a small side business with a very talented friend of mine (more news to follow soon!!), all the while stopping here each day (although, of course, that's just a pleasure!).

Oh, and don't even mention Christmas shopping. I haven't done a scrap, have you? I think that's why I avoided any mention of the C word in today's post! Hope you didn't mind.

And did I mention Per's teaching from home again? He has set up a massive white board in our dining area. I just went down to make myself a cup of tea and he was working on a complicated maths equation with his class and said: "Maybe my wife can solve this?" -  I was out of there in a flash! 

What's your working from home situation like these days? 

I hope this home tour has given you a little bit of a breather from the mid-week chaos. In case you're after a few more Danish tours today, you'll love: 

Ha det så bra!


Photography: Dorte Bak shared with kind permission


  1. Another real home, so lovely to the eyes. This brings the atmosphere of true coziness, not the over styled spaces without life.

  2. Some Eyecatcher there...
    ...stay healthy well

  3. I am a big fan of the "lived-in" tours. This is very lovely!! I was so happy to get an outside shot of the home b/c I was quite surprised to see the ground outside in the next to last picture. That basket of of gorgeous sweaters had me very envious!

    1. It's not always easy to find the exterior but sometimes it really helps to see it to make sense of the space and the style of the house. This facade is so pretty too!

  4. Absolutely lovely! The sofa looks so comfy and inviting, and so does the sleeping tabby cat. I love the lived-in kitchen counter, too.

  5. I love how the place looks so "real" and like live is actually happening in there right now. Super cool tour


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