Next up in our series of looking at how some of the world’s loveliest places can help improve our homes is Denmark’s cool AF capital city. And that’s because Copenhagen seems to possess a certain effortlessness, a chic-ness, a… ‘je ne sais Copenhagen’, that we mere mortals can only marvel at.
Of course, ‘coolness’ (just writing that immediately discounts us from being it) can’t be bought, stolen or borrowed – but that doesn’t mean we won’t try. Here are 3 things we’ll be nicking from Copenhagen for our own homes.
It’s not just swirls of pastry that the Danish design so well*. Somehow they seem to make furniture so fabulous AND functional that we start throwing words like ‘ergonomic’ around without a shred of irony.
*In Denmark, Danish pastries are called Vienna bread because they were made by Viennese chefs, so basically everything in life is a lie.
Old + new
Copenhagen isn’t just at the forefront of sleek design, it’s also a hub of historical buildings and landmarks. Seventeenth century timber houses nuzzle up next to futuristic glass apartments with lawns on the roof – yep, some cities really DO have everything.
This passion for old and new is seen in the city’s interiors too. Have a nosey at Sanders Hotel’s effortless combining of vintage furniture with state-of-the-art design. Then try not to lick the screen over the new Nobis Hotel Copenhagen, built in the former Royal Danish Academy of Music.
Print ‘n’ mix
Scandis aren’t known for their maximalist approach to interiors (quite the opposite), so The Pink House wasn’t sure there’d be anything to appeal to our passion for prints, prints and more prints. But it seems the Danes somehow bring their minimalism to maximalism, clashing prints to become the very definition of ‘what-this-old-room-oh-I-just-plonked-these-together-quite-by-accident-and-it-ended-up-looking-as-fabulous-as-my-shiny-Danish-life’. And yes, that’s a thing.
Take notes from Tina Seidenfaden Busck’s gallery, interiors store and boutique accommodation ‘The Apartment’. Even the name is minimalist perfection…
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