Every now and again I come across a Scandinavian home that catches my eye, as this one did. It’s refreshing to see a slightly different take on the traditional black-and-white, pared-back aesthetic we all know and love. That’s why this one-bedroom apartment in Denmark immediately grabbed my attention, with its rustic, warm tones and informal, minimalistic styling.
Tucked away in a backstreet of Copenhagen, close to the beautiful Botanical Gardens, the interior aesthetic of this apartment – with its earthy palette and raw materials – seems to echo its surroundings.
There is a tonal quality in the apartment that gives it a relaxed, warm feel. The dark wood of the kitchen complements the light, white space perfectly. When combined with industrial elements such as the steel pillar, concrete floors and wall lights and pendants, the interior feels just perfect.
I like that this apartment is minimal but not stark. There are no curtains or blinds – just sunlight beaming in through the large windows – no greenery, and very few accessories and nick-nacks; instead, teapots, coffee grinders, fresh flowers and branches in vessels and vases are used to add character. A blanket here and some cushions there add a touch of softness and comfort.
This is open-plan living at its very best. This large main room comprises an entry and hallway, a living room and the kitchen. In a space like this, the pressure’s on to get it just right – and in my opinion, it is!