• DIY: Daybed with storage

    If you’ve been following my blog and my Instagram for a while, then you have undoubtedly seen our daybed. My husband and I built it when I was pregnant of our second daughter. Now, I must admit that I’ve made many bad interior decisions when I was preggo with her, but this wasn’t one of them! I have done countless naps on it during my third trimester and I love to do my (school-) reading on it. The girls also sit and read on it, so adorable to see! It is a little on the low side, so even the youngest one (she is 1,5 years old) can crawl on…

  • DIY… Alphabet

    “Do I have to go to daycare mommy?” my eldest (almost 5 years old) asks us regularly. “It’s so boring! All I do is play, play, play and play.” And then she rolls with her eyes and acts dramatically.  I usually ask her what she would like to do in stead of playing, and then she says: “Learn the alphabet and do mathematics.” Aha, right. Numbers are not my forte, but letters I can roll with. So I decided to make a Dutch alphabet for her. Not a Danish one (despite the extra three letters, which I still find very lovely and exotic), but just something Dutch, because everything else…

  • Inspiration: Paul and Poonam

    After two years of stalking it online, Poonam was able to buy her Victorian dream house in Hove, close to Brighton. Where she decorated it with vigor, but she is now ready to change some of the rooms to make it a family friendly space. Victorian family vibes Where: Hove, United Kingdom Who: Paul and Poonam, Zachary (4) Type: Victorian villa In a nutshell: ‘Our style is modern which we like to spice up with antiques to give our home a unique feel.’ ‘I had fallen in love with our house when it first came on the market, but it was way too expensive for us.’ Poonam kept an eye on the property for…

  • Inspiration: Matthijs and Wendy

    This family home for three is filled with upcycled family furniture, cleverly combined with newly bought pieces to create an elegant, modern and personal interior. Family affair Where: The Hague, the Netherlands Who: Matthijs and Wendy, Felix (0) Type: Town house, lower floor  Living surface: 95m2 In a nutshell: A family that builds together, stays together Wendy and Matthijs were adamant: ‘We specifically went after a house in this neighborhood, because the area ticked all our boxes: it is family friendly and close to the city center. Both the beach and green pockets are nearby, and for me as a commuter, it was also vital that I have quick access to the train station,’…

  • Inspiration: Søren and Mira

    Mira decorates with her eyes, and Søren from a functional perspective. This combination gives a varied interior, where the different zones in the apartment are connected by the artwork on the walls.  Color coordinated apartment for three Where: Copenhagen, Denmark Who: Søren and Mira, Vilje (1) and dog Zelda Type: Apartment Living surface: 105m2  In a nutshell: ‘Our interior decoration is an ongoing process’ ‘A lot of our interior design choices are based on the mood and colors of the paintings of my father, painter Ole Frederik Olsen. All paintings have a deep personal meaning to me,’ says Mira, while she shows me around in their light and spacious apartment on the fifth floor in…

  • Inspiration: Claus and Lizzie

    At Claus and Lizzie’s, their three kids usually hang out in the playroom. Ranging from 11 to 2 years in age, the room is designed in such a way, that all kids can enjoy themselves there. And Lizzie can keep an eye on them from the adjacent kitchen. Mama is watching Where: Frederiksberg, Denmark Who: Claus and Lizzie, Camilla (11), Emilie (5) and Claus Henrik (2) Type: Apartment Living surface: 240 m2 In a nutshell: Lizzie: ’I make all interior decisions, as long as his Tintin statues remain unharmed.’ At one of Frederiksberg’s broad lanes lies the big and light apartment of Claus and Lizzie. Frederiksberg is an independent municipality inside the city of Copenhagen,…

  • Fenne’s favorites… Kentia palm

    You know you’re getting old, when you all of a sudden can’t bear to live in a house where there are no plants. I’m not talking about the occasional bouquet of flowers, but I’m talking about a proper, green plant. One you have to take care of, if you don’t want it to wither and die. I am not known for my green fingers, but we decided to buy a green fellow anyways and see if we could keep it alive. A little over a year ago, we bought our first living room plant, a kentia palm. It was monster expensive (I thought), so I’ve been taking real good care…

  • Inspiration: Deniz og Jannie

    ’I’d rather clean up an extra time, than to live in a boring house.’ Such is the bold statement that Jannie Moretto makes. As a fashion consultant and trained florist, she is used to mixing and matching materials, textures and color, and she is making it a sport to redefine anything traditional. Style over function Where: Copenhagen, Denmark Who: Deniz and Jannie, Olga (4) Type: Apartment Living surface: 106 m2 In a nutshell: ‘Everything is possible.’ ‘Yes, we lack storage space and we could probably have less knick-knacks’ standing around, but it’s so much more fun like this’, says Jannie Moretto. She is the driving force behind all interior decisions at…

  • Inspiration: Jesper and Camilla

    Kids can be kids at Jesper and Camilla’s. ‘We just shove things aside as long as there is someone willing to play with it.’ Due to solid and calm interior design, even a little mess seems stylish in the home of four. Scandinavian vibes on the fifth floor Where: Copenhagen, Denmark Who: Jesper and Camilla, Lea (4) and Ebba (0) Type: Apartment Living surface: 85 m2 In a nutshell: ‘We find energy in each other’s company, and enjoy the fact that all rooms are connected.’ Outside a spring storm is blazing. But the howling winds are readily forgotten when you enter the nordic calm atmosphere of Jesper and Camilla’s apartment on…