Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tine K house tour - new pictures..

Hi all. Hope your week is running smoothly and that you are basking in sunlight and good health! 
The other day I came across a gallery of new pictures of Tine Kjeldsen's beautiful home in Denmark, and there had been some fundamental changes to the look & feel of the interior since I last shared images back in October 2009 (HERE).

The earlier contrast and drama created by those glossy black floors have been replaced with a much softer, lighter, more feminine and less strict atmosphere. Though the runner rugs are wonderful, I do have a real weakness for the hallway as it looked 'before'. The floors work particularly well here and I love the idea of a black front door. Especially against the white facade and the stone steps.

There is a lot of 'white on white' in the house after the renovation, and also a little flair of 'Shabby Chic' coming through here in the new hallway. The latter is not my personal favourite but Tine has great taste and I think she has executed it well.
This new and whiter direction feels very close to Tine's early business days when her little interior design shop 'Tine K' first opened in the affluent area of Charlottenlund, Denmark. Back then, her concept was very much 'white on white' with strong French influences.


There is a recurrent appearance different shades of 'plum', 'mauve', and 'thunder greys'. These two seem to have formed the theme for almost every room. Though on one hand I feel it is a little bit too 'safe' to repeat a colour theme in an entire home, Tine has used many different types of materials, textures and objects to create contrast and interest. It may not be for me, but somehow it works here.

Of all the rooms in the house, I think I like the work room leading onto the veranda the most. Here the stark white works well, and though I am a little bit 'over' the so called 'Industrial trend', I wouldn't mind getting my Swedish mittens on that tall chest of drawers. Isn't it just wonderful!?!

I also think this 'family room' with this work station is pretty nice. This would be the perfect place to sit and blog don't you think..!?! :)
The black wall art, the table and the cabinet in the background are all beautiful, and also create a nice anchor for the eye to rest on in this overwhelmingly white room. And that's coming from a Swede..!

This here is Tine herself with her three little blondies - aren't they gorgeous!? The master bedroom was once white with black floors but now a vision in greys, with one Tine's famous quilts draped across the bed. 
Despite the tangible warmth throughout the house, there is also a sense of minimalism coming through. This too is very true to the roots of 'Tine K' and perhaps also a typically Scandinavian trait of interiors. It creates a restful canvas for the often unusual and beautiful objects that Tine collects from all over the world. Add to that the way it magnifies the natural light and you can understand why she took this direction.

The master bathroom is nicely executed with quirky and personal little twists here and there. Despite the boldness, it feels warm, dressed and full of love. I particularly like the idea of that chair next to the bath. Such a wonderful place to sit and chat when one's darling is soaking in the tub.  Or the kids for that matter..!
I also like the way that Tine has used the adorable little window to enhance the composition of the artworks on the wall. Simple and playful. 
Last but not least, note how fun those leather straps are on what seem to be very ordinary cabinets. Such an easy-to-replicate idea when renovating on a shoestring. Not that Tine probably did, but you know what I mean..

The light in the dining room is amazing - such a bright sunny place to share a meal. It is quite clear that the photo shoot of the reno took place in Spring or Summer time, when decor in Scandinavia tends to be scaled back.

For Autumn and Winter, I can see this new room being layered with lovely rugs and perhaps some gorgeous deep grey 'Gotland Sheep' skins on those beautiful Asian chairs. I can also envisage Tine's trademark silver candle stick clusters as a center piece, and a few of those silvery floor lanterns scattered around the room. She is so great with ambience don't you think?!

The very first time I saw Tine's kitchen I loved it, and especially so that wonderful Moroccan silver tray. I have since tracked down similar ones and am determined to pick up a couple (one large and one medium) before the end of Autumn this year!

The new white floors have certainly given the kitchen a lift. Though I didn't dislike the previous black floors, I think this room now feels a little more current. Also, there they are again, those quirky little leather straps. I love them.

Last but not least. Here are some of the old shots from the surrounding garden, and also the famous guest house. All of this is so typically Scandinavian to me, and I can't wait to go home to Sweden to experience a proper Nordic Summer in only a few weeks. Yay!

Hope you enjoyed this my dears.
If you want to see more pictures please click into 'Tine K Home' right HERE.

xx Charlotta


My Notting Hill said...

Love the lanterns outside the entry and the beautiful grays in the home. We're going to be renovating our kitchen soon and I love the stove wall.

michele said...

i adore her home, and i remember seeing those leather strap pulls and just swooning--so unique. i've never lived with black or white floors--i'm afraid i'd go insane with either. i have gone for a "toast crumb" stain on our wood floors.

your trip to Sweden sounds heavenly, and i'll look forward to those posts!


Tuuli - Lumo Lifestyle said...

Thanks for sharing. A cute little store near my office sells tine k products, her home definitely reflects the same modern, but timeless look.

Greet Lefèvre said...

My dearest Charlotta,
What a great, gorgeous post and what a wonderful home!! Definitely my style! I love the Scandinavian style! Thank you for sharing my friend!

Tina said...

Hello dear!
Love this home, both the new look and old!
Especially fell in love with the work station in the family room + the chair in the bathroom- so comfy and cozy!
Oh, and I totally get why you felt inspired by the Morroccan silver trays in the kitchen- I do too!
Great post!!!
Massor med kramar:)!

Fer said...

Dear Charlota.

Simple and spetacular!!!
I have been traveling a lot, working btw NY and Miami, my computer just broke a while ago I did not have time to stop and get a new one. I have been using ipad.. I hope you and your family are fine.



Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

I like both versions, before and after look amazing! Such a beautiful house to live in. x

Amanda (Small Acorns) said...

Hi Charlotta, thanks for a great tour. Although I'd seen some of the 'after' images, I'd not seen the 'befores'. Like you I'm a fan of aspects from both, and I do think the new look has a softer warmer feel which I love. That gorgeous grey in the bedroom has really got me thinking. Need to find somewhere to use this. Amanda xx

Fifi Flowers said...

Bright, Clean and Airy... LOVELY!

Unknown said...

wow... I am experiencing a major crush over this house. Its INSANITY!!! too good indeed. Although, I really can't say I hate the "before"! it's actually quite lovely!!!!! xoxooxox

Rachel {little bits of lovely} said...

Thank you for sharing this Charlotta, such a gorgeous home! I love working with white as base and then growing the design from there. Both the befores and afters are quite lovely! xo

A Casa da Vá said...

Charlotta this home is so gorgeous, both before & after! I guess it has such great bones that both ways look awesome to me! oh and the room that leads to the veranda... I could work there all day long (or not, I could also just stare at it...

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Splendid Willow said...

Isn't she something extra!

I have always loved that kitchen with the black iron plates (?). And you know how I love round. Ha!

If I plan this well, I will be in Sweden at the same time as you are there. Wouldn't that be something!

Happy weekend!

Barnen har spring break och vi checkar in paa hotell i Seattle (20min away!) imorgon. Dom har pool och bra room service! (:

anita said...

I typically think change is very good, but her black floors really spoke to me. (Especially in the foyer!)
Have a great weekend.

JOE. D said...

Definately prefer the afters. It's amazing what 1 year will do to a home .. along with one seriously talented woman.

The photography is alot more creative in the afters too which could be swaying my preference.

Have a wonderful wonderful weekend (-:

(ps. I failed miserably on the subscription button - will try agai next week when my brain might be out of deep freeze)

Lilacandgrey said...

beautiful blog darling! I am your newest follower!

Ali said...

I love everything about this home... especially the lamps over the dining table, gorgeous.

Casa Très Chic said...

Charlotta, I have this house saved in my files and absolutely love it.
I love both black and white floors and the way she kept it so simple and chic.
I guess it's the gorgeous Scandinavian style, don't you think?
Wish you a happy weekend.
Big hugs

Glamour Drops said...

Oh dear ~ I MUCH prefer most of the before to the after ~ but then I love black floors. Can you imagine keeping those white floors actually clean in a family home???

But the new lights are fantastic, and have given it a warmth and softness. The exterior shots are quite adorable.

So: still beautiful, even without the drama of the dark floors. It is a very comfortable decor.

Noe @ ADELLA AVENUE said...

Thrilled to hear you'll be home for summer What a wonderful thing to look forward to!

Love the home here, too. The dining room is so graceful, and I love the look of the outside, too. I'm now hunting for the perfect spot for "leather-strap" handle cabinets! Thanks for the ideas!


paula said...

So fun to know someone else that is always changing it up too. I loved the before and the after photo. Not necessarily better because it was great before but different and sometimes that is all we are looking for. :D Thanks for sharing on these lovely photos. :)

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