I’m starting the week with a break from Christmas-themed posts, as I wanted to share a few photos of this stunning Copenhagen apartment.
The home of ceramicist Anne Black and her family, it’s swathed in natural light and dressed in soft, serene colours, creating the perfect backdrop for an extensive collection of art and the many period features. The original parquet floors, ornate plasterwork, Art Nouveau doors and stained-glass panels have all been retained and restored, and they stand out beautifully against the crisp white walls.
The rooms are large, airy and uncluttered, but a clever use of textiles – crumpled linen cushions, layered rugs, blankets draped over chairs – adds cosiness and prevents the space from appearing cold. The whole place is wonderfully relaxed, too, with piles of books, low-hanging lights, and prints and mirrors propped up casually against the walls.
My favourite areas are the dining room, which looks almost like an artist’s studio with its long table and mismatched chairs, and the minimalist kitchen, whose brass tap and sleek black units form a striking contrast. I also love the eclectic furniture, which mixes iconic designer pieces and salvaged items such as old metal filing cabinets.
All in all, it’s an elegant yet informal home that’s packed with personal touches – the kind of place where you could happily kick off your shoes, pour yourself a glass of wine and sprawl out in complete comfort.