• DIY… Tassels

    Hello lovely people! I’ve been wanting to make these tassels for a while now. They are fun to look at and because I made them oversized, they are playful and suited for kids. That is because they are actually for our littlest lady, but her room is far from finished, so here you can see the tassels in their temporary habitat, our bedroom. I made a little video on how I made them. I hope you enjoy it!  

  • Inspiration: Lars and Julie

    Lars and Julie mix classic Danish design pieces with contemporary art to create a colorful and warm home to accommodate their boys’ wild games and equally wild sleeping patterns. Colors give life Where: Copenhagen, Denmark Who: Lars and Julie, Bjørn (7) and Arthur (3) Type: Apartment Living surface: 124m2 In a nutshell: ‘Wild games, color and art’ ‘We don’t want peace and quiet,’ Julie says, ‘we like the buzz of the inner city.’ That’s why they concentrated on inner city neighborhood Østerbro in Copenhagen for their house hunt in 2015. ‘For us it was very important that we could walk to everything,’ Julie explains, ‘we don’t want to own a car. Those times we need…

  • 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: Elin’s room

    My daughter is not known for being subtle or cautious when using colors or patterns. If it comes to clothes or decorating, she is pretty funky. I think her style is rather cool. You can catch her in a burgundy dress, that she’s put over a long red-and-white striped blouse with a poofy sleeve, casually combined with leopard trousers in red, pink and purple. And purple shoes to top it of (they have lights in ’em). That is how she rolls and I love it, even though it hurts my eyes. She picks it herself and as long as it’s suited for the weather, she can decide herself. What a…

  • 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,’…

  • DIY… Splatter shade

    My boyfriend’s parents asked us, if we wanted to adopt their messing-bulb-lamp that was just gathering dust in their basement. Yes! Where do we sign the adoption papers? Because we sure love a little messing and midcentury vibe in our interior. But that lampshade… It was a little too serious for our interior. But nothing a bucket of paint and an eager 4-year-old can’t fix! That being said, I didn’t want to paint the original lampshade. Over time, my taste evolves (I have noticed) and who knows, I might die for this lampshade at a later point in life. So it is in storage now, and I went looking for…

  • 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…

  • Fenne’s favorites… Thrifted teak

    Thrifting furniture is hot. And with good reason. It’s budget-friendly, sustainable, the pieces are often of outstanding quality, and due to its previous life, old pieces add character to your interior with their patina. Here is the story of our first thrifting-experience. Expensive lesson When I came to Denmark about nine years ago, many of the Danes I met were already thrifting. In the beginning I thought it was just buying other people’s old crap, but one morning I found myself infected with the flea market syndrome too. I’d been eyeing the purchases of our friends that were already spicing up their interior with great pieces, often thrifted in the…