My Swedish Summer Cottage Kitchen Renovation (Before)


In paid collaboration with Bosch*
I am so excited to introduce a new series today. If you've been following My Scandinavian Home for a while, you'll likely know my family and I have a very small summer cottage on the West coast of Sweden. I've never actually showed pictures of it before because it's in major need of renovation. I mean MAJOR! But all that is going to change! Over the next twelve weeks I'm going to be renovating the kitchen. I know in these pictures it looks surprisingly OK - but trust me, at a closer glance it's not! Firstly, it hasn't been touched since the 1970s - the wallpaper is peeling away in great swathes, the units are all frayed and sometimes the handles have a habit of falling off. Secondly, the current kitchen doesn't use maximum use of space (kind of important in an L-shaped room that measures 8 square metre / 86 square foot) - it could be waaaay more efficient. And finally, none of the appliances work properly (I can't tell you how annoying it is to leave a casserole on the stove for an hour, only to find the hob hasn't been working!) Oh and did I mention there is a family of mice lurking somewhere behind one of those cupboards? I think you get the idea!


The plan
My goal is to transform the space into a fresh, practical, well functioning, beautiful kitchen (big plans, huh?!) in time for the family to descend on the cottage at midsummer. It's also important to ensure the look fits with the rest of the cottage (the house was built in the1930s by my husband's Grandfather and holds lots of fond memories!).

The Partner
One of the reasons our summer cottage has been somewhat neglected over the years is that we're only there a few weeks a year and share it with other members of the family, so money is always invested elsewhere. Back in our kitchen in Malmö we've had Bosch appliances for over 12 years (oven, hob, fan, microwave, fridge, dishwasher.... you name it) and we've always been so happy with them, it therefore felt like a natural step to partner with Bosch for this project and install Bosch appliances in our summer cottage kitchen too. Since we are keen to keep the costs down, it helps that Bosch appliances are a seamless fit with IKEA kitchens too!

Grand plans indeed. I'm feeling very excited and at the same time just a teeny bit daunted!

Over the next twelve weeks I'll be sharing my renovation here on the blog (as well as over on Instagram) including my inspiration, plans, the design, expected surprises (of which I'm sure there'll be plenty!) and of course, with any luck - the final reveal! Please do weigh in - I so welcome your tips, advice and opinion on decisions along the way! And if you're planning a kitchen renovation of your own, I hope you'll find the series helpful.

Time to hit the grindstone!

Niki

*This series is in paid collaboration with Bosch. However, all words and pictures are my own and I only ever work with brands I love and think you will too. 


Design classics relaunched – the Ocean collection, garden furniture made from ocean waste.

Design classics relaunched - the Ocean collection, garden furniture made from ocean waste.
What if a chair could help the ocean? Sounds like an incredible idea right?! Get ready people because it’s true. We welcome the Ocean Collection. Danish design brand Mater are committed to developing design with sustainable solutions. A forward thinking company working with designers and material innovation. Well known for their stunning Spine collection, designed by Space Copenhagen. Here Mater have relaunched a design from the archives of Jørgen and Nanna Ditzel and developed the new Ocean collection. A reissued Danish design with sustainable material innovation. Sounds perfect to me. The original design (1955) was found in Nanna Ditzel’s archive after she passed away in 2005. It as only made once, for the Ditzel family. Original materials were steel tubing and wood veneer. Nanna Ditzel was famously known as a designer searching for new materials. Her designs are classic, modernist and have a push for new technologies of the time, such as the Trinidad chair in production with Fredericia. It seems perfectly fitting that her (and Jørgen’s) designs are now in the hands of a company that have a very similar mindset. the ocean collection material The frame work is steel tube and 5% scaled up from the original designs […]

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Bohemian Style in a Lovely 1900 Berlin Beletage


Borta bra men hemma bäst (away is nice, but home is best) so the Swedish saying goes - and it was nice to wake up in my own bed this morning! Even so, I feel like it's been a while since I've shared a bohemian style home (and I do like to try to shake things up a little!), so today we're all heading to Berlin (virtually of course - which is a pity as it's such a great city) for a tour of the relaxed vintage-inspired home of Melanie Kharad. Founder of Roomoon, a company selling sustainable, solvent-free bedrails, Melanie loves to decorate her "1900 family beletage" with one off vintage finds, mid-century pieces and an abundance of plants. The result is a lovely relaxed home with clever ideas around every corner!

Baskets are a great way to add a decorative touch to the wall and work as a great sound dampener too - there are a load of beautiful ones here*.

Mid-century side-tables* are still going strong in the world of interiors - which is great as they provide so much storage as well as a great surface for art, lamps, books etc. I love how Melanie has hung lighting from the shelving above - it's a great way to shine a light on the pretty objects and also means the wiring can be hidden behind books.

I rarely think about placing furniture diagonally but by doing so, Melanie has been able to fit a much bigger sofa into the room so the whole family can kick back. I bet there's a tussle for the chaise-longue section (there always is in my home! Do you find the same?).

The darker wall colour in the bedroom helps to turn a room with high ceilings into a cosier space. FYI if you go for this kind of look you need a lot of extra lighting. We used to have a black wall in my bedroom and I honestly couldn't see anything at night (cue: arms waving about out in front of me feeling my way to bed!). But if you get the lighting right, it can look very dramatic as we've seen in so many homes lately! 

Thank you so much for inviting us into your lovely home Melanie!

I love the personal feel in this space, how about you?!

Other Berlin faves:

The wonderful Berlin apartment and country home of Our Food Stories
A Bohemian touch in a magnificent Berlin apartment
Grey and Greige in a beautiful Berlin home

Have you been to Berlin? it's fine of those cities with the most amazing vibe - and there's just so much to see and do. Hmmm, now I'm dreaming about a return visit. Wonder if I can find an opportunity?

Have a lovely, sunshine-y day!

Niki

Photography: Melanie Kharad shared with kind permission
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Minimalist Scandinavian furniture from Design Of

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You might have seen Swedish company Design Of in last week’s round-up of my favourite places to source minimalist garden furniture, and I’m excited to announce that I’ve now become one of its global brand ambassadors! It’s a natural fit for me, as I’ve been following Design Of since it was first created under its original name Domo (short for ‘Design Of My Own’) back in 2014. I’m a big fan of its clean-lined, understated and extremely versatile pieces, which are made from solid steel and include shelving units, coffee and dining tables, benches, chairs, clothing rails and more. In fact I have one of its sideboards in my own home (a few photos below), and it’s ideal for displaying books, ceramics and other treasured objects.

Being a brand ambassador means I’ll be able to share lots of news and styling ideas over the coming months, but to kick things off I chatted to founder Johanna Haglund about her vision for the company and where she finds inspiration. Plus scroll down for details of how you can get 20% off Design Of’s full range of indoor and outdoor furniture until the end of May 2019…

Minimalist Scandinavian furniture from Design Of | These Four Walls blog

Minimalist Scandinavian furniture from Design Of | These Four Walls blog

Minimalist Scandinavian furniture from Design Of | These Four Walls blog

Hi Johanna! Please can you start by telling us a bit about yourself and your background?

“I’m 30 years old and I was born and raised in a small village in Sweden called Konga. My friends would probably describe me as a very positive, driven and creative person, and I love to have several projects running at the same time!”

How did Design Of begin life?

“The idea for the company was born a few years ago, when I wanted to create my own coffee table. I’ve always had an interest in interior design and I wanted to produce a timeless, understated piece that could last for generations. I saw an opportunity to bring my vision to life using the factory connected with our family business, which has been making steel products for decades.”

Minimalist Scandinavian furniture from Design Of | These Four Walls blog

You’re based in Småland, which looks stunning. Can you tell us more about the area?

“Småland is located in southern Sweden, and if you ask me it’s one of the most beautiful areas in the country! Beyond the towns and cities, there are sprawling forests and sparkling lakes to explore. There’s also a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a strong connection with design – it’s where Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of IKEA, was born and raised.”

How would you describe your collection?

“It’s typically Scandinavian in that it focuses on simplicity and function. Our aim is always to create carefully considered products that can fit into and enhance a wide variety of settings.”

Minimalist Scandinavian furniture from Design Of | These Four Walls blog

Minimalist Scandinavian furniture from Design Of | These Four Walls blog

Minimalist Scandinavian furniture from Design Of | These Four Walls blog

Where do you find inspiration for your designs?

“I’m always inspired by minimalist aesthetics, but I also find a lot of inspiration in nature – many of the colours we use reflect different aspects of Småland’s landscape, for example. For me, the combination of sea and forest is always a winner when it comes to sourcing new ideas and product concepts.”

Do you have any personal favourites from your collection?

“That’s a really hard question to answer, as I love using all our products. But if I had to choose one, I would say the shelf. It’s extremely versatile, and it can be combined with smaller units such as the sideboard and bench.”

Minimalist Scandinavian furniture from Design Of | These Four Walls blog

You recently rebranded from Domo to Design Of. Why was this?

“We made the change as part of a strategy to create a stronger and more unique identity. We want to stand out in the market and not risk any confusion with other product and brand names. The rebrand was also accompanied by the launch of our online shop, which means people can now buy directly from us as well as via retailers – an exciting moment!”

Finally, what future plans do you have? Any new products on the horizon…?

“My overall plan is to continue designing minimalist and timeless furniture for a long time to come, and to sell it all over the world. We’re currently working on several new pieces too, but you’ll have to wait a little longer for details!”

Minimalist Scandinavian furniture from Design Of | These Four Walls blog

Minimalist Scandinavian furniture from Design Of | These Four Walls blog

Minimalist Scandinavian furniture from Design Of | These Four Walls blog

Thanks Johanna!

All Design Of’s products are available via its online shop and can be shipped internationally. What’s more, readers of These Four Walls can get 20% off until 31st May 2019 – just use the code ‘thesefourwalls20’ when prompted at the checkout.

Images two, three and four by Abi Dare; all other photography via Design Of

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A Swedish Home In Soothing Neutrals

Men hejsan! I hope you've had a lovely, relaxing time over Easter? It's our last day in London today (we're flying back to Malmö this afternoon) and I'm writing this post surrounded by cousins chasing each other around the house with Badminton rackets (where are my noise cancelling headphones when I need them?!). As great as it is to see them happy,  I'd very much like to crawl into the sofa in this Swedish apartment, put my feet up and have a cup of tea right now! Although staged for sale (and I know we all prefer a real 'lived-in' home) - I do love the effortless nature of this space, and I felt it might offer inspiration in terms of working with a subtle colour palette, how to inject natural materials (I spy wood, marble, jute, wool, clay etc) and how to creating a calming oasis! Välkommen!

Menu table light*, Muuto table*, Karlstad sofa (source a beautiful linen cover for it over at Bemz*), light blue velvet cushion*

 Such a pretty radiator cover! 

Although small, this reading corner has everything you might need: books, flowers, a blanket and no doubt, noise levels under 85 decibels! 

I absolutely love this bedroom with its bench, linen curtains (clever how they've used both nature linen and white linen - source similar made-to-measure here*), dark grey linen bedding and jute rug. Oh, and there's a balcony leading off it too - perfection! Could you imagine waking up here?! I certainly could!

And relax
Did you find any ideas to steal? I really love the dual shade curtains in the bedroom. I was trying to see if there was a black-out blind above the window too (does it look like there's one to you?). 
If you'd like to escape for a while longer and take a peek inside more Swedish homes today, you could always take a leisurely scroll through this archive
And guess what? The kids have moved outside and are actually playing badminton rather than just chasing each other with the rackets. I might just be able to have that cup of tea in quiet after all! 
Vi ses imorgen! 
Niki
Photographs courtesy of Alvhem (through whom this home is currently for sale). 
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Six places to source minimalist garden furniture

Six places to source minimalist garden furniture | These Four Walls blog

The long Easter weekend is a great opportunity to start getting your garden ready for summer, especially with the weather forecast looking as promising as it does at the moment.

For me, the most inviting and useable gardens are those which work like outdoor rooms, with places to dine, unwind and gather with family and friends, and as always I tend to be drawn towards simple, understated and timeless design. Choosing the right furniture is key, so here are six of my favourite places for sourcing minimalist outdoor pieces which are unlikely to date anytime soon. There are options to suit all budgets and all types of outside space, whether you have a sprawling country garden, a small courtyard or an urban balcony, so I hope the below helps you create the perfect place to enjoy the balmy months ahead…

Design Of

Swedish brand Design Of is known for its minimalist solid-steel furniture and has a growing collection of pieces that are suitable for outdoor use. There are tables, chairs, stools and benches, as well as sideboards for displaying plants, lamps and more. All come in black, white, grey, beige and galvanised steel, with optional cushions for the seating, and can be shipped internationally. They look fantastic in contemporary urban gardens, as well as more natural settings where the straight lines provide a striking contrast with wild-looking flowers and foliage. Prices start at €305.

Design Of is kindly offering readers of These Four Walls 20% off its full range of indoor and outdoor furniture until 31st May 2019. Just shop as normal from its online store and use the code ‘thesefourwalls20’ when prompted.

Six places to source minimalist garden furniture | These Four Walls blog

Six places to source minimalist garden furniture | These Four Walls blog

Six places to source minimalist garden furniture | These Four Walls blog

Six places to source minimalist garden furniture | These Four Walls blog

Six places to source minimalist garden furniture | These Four Walls blog

Swoon Editions

Online furniture shop Swoon Editions has just launched its first-ever garden collection and it really is beautiful, with slimline powder-coated steel frames and geometric lines. I particularly love the look of the elegant ‘Kennington’ lounge chair and ottoman, which come in black with ivory cushions, black with charcoal cushions or pale grey with charcoal cushions. Also very striking are the curved ‘Upton’ range and the circular, glass-topped ‘Albany’ tables, both available in black, blue, grey and pale green. There’s even a minimalist garden rocking chair called ‘Finsbury’! Prices range from £99 to £349.

Six places to source minimalist garden furniture | These Four Walls blog

Six places to source minimalist garden furniture | These Four Walls blog

Six places to source minimalist garden furniture | These Four Walls blog

Six places to source minimalist garden furniture | These Four Walls blog

Six places to source minimalist garden furniture | These Four Walls blog

HAY

Danish stalwart HAY (affiliate link) has an excellent selection of minimalist outdoor furniture and it’s more affordable than you might think, with prices ranging from £89 / €109 to £585 / €769. My favourites are the steel ‘Palissade’ collection, which blends a contemporary aesthetic with subtle references to traditional country estates, and the clean-lined ‘Hee’ family of lounge and dining chairs. Both come in a choice of colours, with matching cushions and seat covers available from £25 / €29.

HAY has also just launched a new portable battery-powered outdoor lamp called ‘PC’ (affiliate link), which is priced at £65 / €79. It comes in black, olive green and cream, and is made from robust, water-resistant plastic.

Six places to source minimalist garden furniture | These Four Walls blog

Six places to source minimalist garden furniture | These Four Walls blog

Six places to source minimalist garden furniture | These Four Walls blog

Six places to source minimalist garden furniture | These Four Walls blog

Six places to source minimalist garden furniture | These Four Walls blog

Muuto

Another Danish brand, Muuto, revealed its first foray into garden furniture earlier this year and even though I’ve mentioned it before, it’s so pretty that it had to feature here too! Called the ‘Linear Steel Series’, it was designed by Thomas Bentzen and consists of minimalist tables and benches in two different sizes and five different colours. I love the contrast between the circular legs and the clean-lined tops, and the way folded edges and small gaps have been incorporated into the design to aid water drainage. What’s more, the powder-coated surface ensures protection against the elements. Prices start from £495 for a bench and £949 for a table, and the range is available from Made in Design (affiliate link).

Six places to source minimalist garden furniture | These Four Walls blog

Six places to source minimalist garden furniture | These Four Walls blog

Six places to source minimalist garden furniture | These Four Walls blog

Six places to source minimalist garden furniture | These Four Walls blog

Habitat

Habitat’s varied outdoor collection (affiliate link) has something for everyone, including plenty of minimalist designs. There are compact, folding tables and chairs that are ideal for small spaces, as well as larger dining sets and garden sofas. The contemporary black-wire ‘Leopold’ seating series (£125-175) instantly caught my eye, as did the circular ‘Drohan’ occasional chair (£125) and understated ‘Becklan’ bench and tables (£150-535). There are also parasols and plant-pot stands.

Six places to source minimalist garden furniture | These Four Walls blog

Six places to source minimalist garden furniture | These Four Walls blog

Six places to source minimalist garden furniture | These Four Walls blog

Six places to source minimalist garden furniture | These Four Walls blog

Six places to source minimalist garden furniture | These Four Walls blog

IKEA

Finally, I couldn’t publish any round-up of garden furniture without mentioning IKEA – always a good bet for stylish yet affordable outdoor pieces. Stand-outs from its 2019 range are the ‘STACKHOLMEN’ stool (£20), designed by Ola Wihlborg and made of durable acacia wood with a braided seat, and the sleek wood and powder-coated steel ‘PRÄSTHOLM’ bench (£110). I also love the sink-into comfy (trust me – I tried them in store!) ‘HAVSTEN’ easy chairs (from £195), which combine understated metal frames with plump cushions and can be used indoors and out.

Six places to source minimalist garden furniture | These Four Walls blog

Six places to source minimalist garden furniture | These Four Walls blog

Six places to source minimalist garden furniture | These Four Walls blog

Six places to source minimalist garden furniture | These Four Walls blog

All photos via the respective brands above

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Spreading A Little Easter Bunny Love!

As we pack our bags for London, I thought I'd spread a little Easter bunny love with my simple DIY bunny ear napkin creation I made for last year's table. It's super quick to create too (find out how here).

Wishing you a very happy and relaxed Easter / Spring break!

See you Tuesday!

Niki


10 Ways To Style The Iconic Snoopy!

And I'm not talking 'Woodstock' Snoopy (although that would also make a fun post - did anyone else have 'Bella' as well as snoopy?!!). I'm talking the iconic Snoopy lamp* designed by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos in 1967.  Recognised by its unique dome top and white Carrara marble base - the lamp celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017 and has since re-emerged as one of the must-have task lights right now. Whether you're a black and white type of person - or prefer a pop of colour (it's also available in a very cool green and a fabulous orange) - the lamp looks equally great in the kitchen, sitting room or home office and even in a children's bedroom. Here are ten of my favourite looks! 

Could you imagine having a Snoopy lamp* in your home? If so, what colour would you go for?

I'd love to say the orange one - but we all know I'd freak out at the last minute and opt for the black version! All the same, I'm very tempted, it really is a stunning light! 
There's a load more fabulous lighting inspiration to be found in this archive
I hope the sun is shining where you are too!
Niki
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The Beautiful Swedish Home of a Visual Merchandiser

What does your forever home look like? Is it OK to have a forever city home and a forever weekend country retreat?! A girl can dream, right?! If permitted, my forever city home would have bones just like this beautiful Swedish one. Think sky-high ceilings, stunning architraves, double 'spegel' doors and original parquet floors. Aren't they lovely?! Swedish visual merchandiser and design student Cajsa Berndtsdotter has worked with the colour and furnishings to make sure that they positively shine too. 

The plant in the window of the dining room has been placed on a plinth to make it even taller and work with the height of the window.

Tall upper cabinets use the full height of the room (which work fine if you store little-used items higher up).

One of the beauty of high ceilings is having the space for statement lighting which lower ceilings don't allow for.

I have seen this light so many times but my mind has gone completely blanket, can someone remind me what it is so I can add a link?!

 AJ floor lamp*, leather butterfly chair*

A low almost invisible shelf painted in the same colour as the wall is ideal for magazines, plants speakers etc.
Painting walls a darker shade (these are 'neutral grey 6000) helps a room with high ceilings to feel cosier and also allow the cornicing to pop. I also love how Cajsa has used curtains in the same colour as the wall. Curtains really are a home's best friend - they help to dampen sound, reduce drafts and make the space look cosy (and they can hide a multitude of sins!) - total winner! 
Source made-to-measure linen curtains online here*. The bench is from IKEA. 

Barely there IVAR cabinets from IKEA have been painted in the same colour as the wall for a cleaner look and feel while the beautiful original door has been painted in a contrasting white for a spotlight affect. 

Such an inspiring home! And although we might not have features like this to play with, there are still so many wonderful ideas to take away, don't you think?

Is there anything that stood out to you?

See more of Cajsa's home here.

I'm in a bit of a rush today as we're in the middle of a renovation (I'm sitting here amidst complete chaos and can barely breath for dust, plus I can only feel three of my fingers as we had to turn the heating off! But I haven't missed a weekday blog post since 2011 and not about to because of a little dirt, cold and chaos!). Oh and I need to pack for London  - eeeeek! Hurry!

Have a lovely day friends, hope you're a little more comfy than I am today!

Niki

Photography: Cajsa Berndtsdotter


Easter Touches in a Charming Swedish Home

The Easter school holidays have officially begun in Sweden, the spring flowers are finally in bloom and the sun is shining (if only it were a little warmer though - BRRRRR - up North they have three metres of snow, crazy!). The home of Ulrika Andåker - the fashion and interior blogger behind Colorelle has added some lovely Easter touches to her charming home in Norrköping - which perfectly captures the essence of spring time in Sweden.  Keep a look out for subtle pastel accents, feathers, eggs, lilacs and blossom! 
In Sweden it's customary to tie coloured feathers to branches - I love these subtle brown-pink hues, they're so pretty!
A simple bouquet of lilacs from the gardens make a pretty display in the window. 

Pretty daffodils and geraniums brighten up the stairway. 

Ulrika's dressing room occupies a small yet bright spot on the upper floor and a garden trellis has been used for shoe storage - such a clever hack!

William Morris Pimpernel wallpaper brings spring blooms to the master bedroom! And there's even an Easter touch in one of the children's rooms (below!)

I love these subtle ideas! In fact, there is so much inspiration to be taken from all the decor, don't you think?! 
See more pictures of Ulrika's home as well as get fashion and styling ideas over on her blog and instagram
For more DIY ideas check out My Big Easter Edit and Five Beautifully Simple Easter DIY ideas. We're heading to London for Easter this year but I might contribute with my DIY bunny ear napkins
Do you have any Easter / spring decorating traditions?
Niki
Photography: Ulrika Andåker shared with kind permission 

SUMMER DREAMING

Looking forward to warm, balmy days. BBQ's and sea swimming. Sandy feet and picnics. Let's do this.....

As always this seasons swimwear range from Cos is perfect.


Home tour | A converted stable block in Copenhagen

Home tour - a converted stable block in Copenhagen | These Four Walls blog

I’m always drawn to spaces which have been adapted to suit modern living without losing any of their original character, and the subject of my latest home-tour post certainly fits the bill. One of central Copenhagen’s few preserved villas, it was built in 1878 and was once a stable block for the horses that carried water from the city’s lakes. The elegant 19th-century facade has been protected, but inside the building is now a stunning private residence.

Home tour - a converted stable block in Copenhagen | These Four Walls blog

The interiors are the work of Copenhagen-based Frama Studio (known for its beautiful furniture, lighting and apothecary ranges) and reflect its signature style, with lots of natural materials, clean lines and geometric shapes. Throughout, crisp white walls and swathes of grey concrete-like paint sit alongside warmly hued wood, creating a look that’s minimalist yet inviting. There are also wood-framed internal windows, half sections of wall and built-in wooden screens, providing cosy corners while preserving the space’s airy, open feel.

The lines of the screens and window frames are reflected in the furniture, which includes Frama’s own ‘KR180’ daybed in the living area and its modular ‘Shelf Library’ system for the display units and open wardrobe. They’re also echoed in the custom-made bed, which has a striking grooved headboard carved from solid Douglas fir.

Home tour - a converted stable block in Copenhagen | These Four Walls blog

Home tour - a converted stable block in Copenhagen | These Four Walls blog

Home tour - a converted stable block in Copenhagen | These Four Walls blog

Home tour - a converted stable block in Copenhagen | These Four Walls blog

Home tour - a converted stable block in Copenhagen | These Four Walls blog

Brass provides another common thread, appearing on mobiles, door handles and lighting. It also features in the bathroom, where it sparkles against terrazzo floors and walls and a bespoke terrazzo sink.

Home tour - a converted stable block in Copenhagen | These Four Walls blog

Home tour - a converted stable block in Copenhagen | These Four Walls blog

Home tour - a converted stable block in Copenhagen | These Four Walls blog

Home tour - a converted stable block in Copenhagen | These Four Walls blog

What appeals to me most about this project, though, is the way it incorporates clever little details designed to make everyday living as easy and enjoyable as possible. There are pivoting shutters in brass and textured glass that can be angled to balance light and privacy (especially important given the house is overlooked by an apartment block), and understated semi-sheer curtains to pull across the internal windows when needed. The lighting has also been carefully thought through, with a mix of wall-mounted lamps, low-hanging pendants and table lamps creating soft pools of light that ‘zone’ the open-plan space.

Home tour - a converted stable block in Copenhagen | These Four Walls blog

Home tour - a converted stable block in Copenhagen | These Four Walls blog

Home tour - a converted stable block in Copenhagen | These Four Walls blog

Home tour - a converted stable block in Copenhagen | These Four Walls blog

All in all, a wonderful fusion of old and new, form and function!

Photography by Erik Lefvander for Frama

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