28th Nov 2015
Kitchen as art gallery.
When it comes to interiors style, no one beats the Danes, for whom’d?cor is a national obsession.?White walls, striking furniture and great lighting add up to mature modern look?in this bright Copenhagen apartment…
The creative hub of Danish fashion designer Naja Munthe, this luxurious apartment – in the heart of Copenhagen – shows her passion for modern interiors with a laid-back, cosy feel. Naja is a key figure in the city’s fashion scene, and her label, Munthe, a favourite of supermodel Helena Christensen. Known for her sense of relaxed glamour with an edge, Naja’s home is decorated with the same style values she brings to her clothes. Naja wanted a home that felt authentic and wasn’t too new. ?I wanted somewhere that had a soul to it already,? she explains, ?that gave me an excuse to start all over again.?
Having moved into the 1900s-era property nine years ago – which she shares with her two children, Miles and Valentine – she wasted no time adding her identity to this glamorous, light-filled apartment, peppering the interior with contemporary design and global finds. ?If I had to describe my home in three words, I would say: modern, cosy and international. The thing I love most about it is that it’s a large space all on one floor.
“I kept the palette simple with earthy tones. This means I can bring in lots of different textures and play with how the pieces are combined. We have a strong tradition of design in Denmark. We spend a lot of time in our houses, especially in winter, so we tend to put a lot of effort into their style.
“For me, the main thing was that it was cosy. I wanted a beautiful home, but a realistic one. One where you want to kick off your shoes and if you accidentally spill the coffee, it’s not too much of an issue.? And her top tip for cosiness? ?It’s all about the couches. They have to be inviting, so you really want to fall into them.?
Feature courtesy of GAP Interiors. Words?Claire Bingham. Photography Chris Tubbs.
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