Friday, May 27, 2011

Danish costal with a twist..

Hello darlings and happy Friday to you! I am so happy to be able to 'serial post' this week, and as always your comments & emails have really put a happy glow to my week! Thank you! xx

Today I came across this rather unusual timber cottage in beautiful Nordsjælland, Denmark. It's owned by Henry Busk & Stine Christa Engel Busk who run clothing company 'Munderingskompagniet' (we like our long words in Scandinavia..!)

The cottage that is located just 500 meters from the ocean, was built in 1924 in traditional style. However the inside tells a different and unexpected story..

In all but one room, the timber walls have been varnished a dark glossy brown, giving the house more of a 'hunting lodge' feel than 'costal abode'. 
The single white room is the result of the couple's daughter Nuka, who was given free hands when choosing the colour for her room. And she was adamant she wanted white from top to toe!

When the house was purchased it was layered with heavy curtains, artificial flowers and thick rugs. Horror! All of this was torn out to allow the house to breathe.

They wanted a raw, rustic and slightly 'worn' backdrop to their vastly eclectic mix of furniture and objects. In the living room, a black 'Togo sofa' by Michael Ducaroy blends beautifully with cushions from Istanbul (Turkey), an over-sized vase and a couple of 'Sweetbox' side tables by Green Square (a wonderful shop!).

On the bare kitchen floor stands a table by legendary Arne Jacobsen, together with seven Chinese stools from Rosmosegaard. And in the window behind, is Stine's collection of vintage vases from Germany.

Stine apparently has 'photographic memory', as such each piece of art becomes very important. Every item has been chosen carefully and tells a story that is meaningful & treasured by the family. The way it should be don't you think!?

So overall rather unexpected don't you think?! I at least was intrigued, and wanted to share it with you. x

Images via: Vårt Nya Hem


Ok friends. I'll be back again tomorrow when I am participating in Anita's 'Irresistible Paris' party (ref 'Castles Crowns Cottages'). Oh la la, je suis tellement excitée! :)

xx Charlotta


Splenderosa said...

This must be a magical place, cannot imagine it all cluttered up!
So happy you're doing Paris with me on Saturday! Cannot wait to see what you choose. xx's

Kerry said...

It is completely unexpected isn't it. I really love the outdoor space. There's a thank you to you on my blog today :)

Blue Fruit said...

Oh I adore this place. The dark stained walls are genius. While it would be dark, it would be so cosy.

Virginia x

tinajo said...

Such wonderful pics, you always create such lovely posts! Kram! :-)

Tina said...

Hello my dear!
The IKEA post was just lovely and this rustic cottage love is beyond words. A lot of personality(love that!) and so many designer objects to enjoy!
I just gotta get myself an example of that amazing Paolo Rizzatto wall lamp(image no.5)!!!
Happy weekend!!!

cosifan said...

Min je, vilka fina bilden med Royal ballet är helt otroligt vacker och dramatisk. Jag har dansat själv så därför uppskattar jag den extra mycket.
Hoppas att du har det bra over there!!

cosifan said...

I give you my photolink:

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Liking the coloured stripes on that outdoor different!

Have a lovely weekend, Charlotta! xo

YONKS said...

What a wonderful living space. Would like to see some outside shots.
Thanks for sharing
:-) OXOX

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

love the outside space! have a lovely weekend, darling! xo

Franka said...

Wonderful and unusual!


Nuit said...

what a beautiful house!!!! I love all the touches of nature everywhere, I love that it is so friendly and unique, the white rooms are to DIE for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you always manage to find the coolest places. OH and I am a huge fan of the Royal Danish Ballet so that image surely put a smile on my face =D have a lovely wknd!!!! xoxoxoxoxooxo

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

What a wonderful place. I love peeking into homes and seeing the decor. Keep the cool places coming! xx

Stacey said...

I love the coziness brought on by the dark interior spaces-not at all broody, but sexy:-). Quite unexpected for a cottage for sure. XX

Meera @ firstsense said...

Love this home, so cosy and inviting and definitely more hunting lodgey than cottagey!

Also love Nuka's white room!

Gorgeous find, Charlotta!

Meera xx

Karena said...

Charlotta I cannot wait to see your Paris post with Anita!! Mine is finally up so come and visit!

Art by Karena

Ali said...

I love Danish design, it's so simple and beautiful. Those little basket chairs are so cute, perfect for a playroom!

PS: I made an amendment to our TV post over on Elegant Abode in reference to your comment... hope you enjoy!


Casa Très Chic said...

This house is fantastic, love the dark wood and details such those chinese benches and the pieces of art.
Wish you a nice week.
Big hugs from a very cold now, Joinville, Brasil

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