You may be sensing a theme around here and it has something to do with the fact that I’m addicted to the idea of traveling. It’s the one thing that will make you richer and fulfilled far beyond what any trip may have cost. The memories and self discovery will stay with you for a lifetime. And one of the best ways to keep the experience alive is by collecting keepsakes from your travels in your home – one of the many reasons we’re obsessed with Naja Munthe’s Copenhagen flat.
At first glance, the home is balanced and peaceful. This home captures my dream aesthetic – period architectural details are juxtaposed with modern furnishings and light fixtures – pieces that make for beautiful statements throughout. But look a little deeper and you notice what really makes the space a home- objects and figurines, vases and baskets fill various corners and shelves, bringing life and history to an otherwise monochromatic space. Bet you won’t guess that the dining room’s pendant is actually a floor lamp that Naja decided to flip upside down and hang on the ceiling! No big deal.
While the dining room with those bookshelves (holding over 500 books! and desperately making me want to add shelving to my dining room) is utterly gorgeous, I can’t get enough of the bedroom. It’s a perfect example that you don’t need much more than a bed to make a space super luxe and relaxing. This master begs the question: who needs a headboard when you have oversized art.
And speaking of genius, I’m loving the little details in this bathroom. A lantern by the tub and tiny wooden stool in the shower do the trick. One or two thoughtfully placed pieces can go such a long way in a utilitarian space – just take a look at that painted skull!
Now just because you haven’t taken a trip to North Africa or Eastern Europe doesn’t mean you can’t get a similar feel in your own home. Shopping vintage and antique stores allows you to get your hands on some one-of-a-kind, well-worn and well traveled pieces. But don’t forget that you need to mix in some modern choices to keep your space from looking like a dusty old vintage shop – think metallic accents, carved wooden pieces and dark, glamorous patterns.
Are you into this space as much as I am?
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