Kirsten and her husband Karsten used to live in a modern house in the city. With the arrival of their fourth child they decided to temporarily move to the countryside. Once they settled in they realized there was no way they were going back to their city lives. Even though Kirsten loves modern architecture and contemporary design, she was touched by the charm of this 1917 cottage and chose the decoration to respect its style as much as possible. Located near Copenhagen, in a charming small town between the sea and forest, Kirsten created a welcoming home mingling sophistication and simplicity.
Two weathered Adirondack chairs and rustic table on the side porch.
A Christmas tree stands in a basket in one corner of the living area. Toile and floral fabric for the pillows on the Gustavian bench. I'm not quite sure if the distressed doors that soften the corner are just leaning against the wall or if it is actually a storage cabinet.
This conservatory is a recent addition to the house. Notice the way the curtains cover the ceiling and sides in a tent like style.
The dining room and kitchen are in the same room. A long console table holds antique and rustic pieces. What do you think about the modern lamps on the wall above?
This used to be a garage and is now Kirsten's studio. Cobbled stones, metal French bistro chairs and a white painted working table where she displays her flea market finds. Can anyone tell me what the sign says? Love signs!
White, metal fixtures and touches of stainless steel for a serene and bright kitchen. White subway tiles dress the backsplash and the wall below the window. A colourful collection of beer bottles with stenciled numbers sit on the window sill.
Dining table set for Christmas.
Swedish ceramic stove in one corner of the sitting room.
Liberty prints in the master bedroom.
An office upstairs mixes antique furniture and reclaimed objects.
In a minimalist style, the bathroom is simply polished concrete and masonry.
Photos by Stephen Clement
All images from here.