Decorate like city girl Line
Line Stampe Dahl
Children's bedrooms in the middle of Copenhagen
We have had a chat with the inspiring Danish mum and landscape architect, Line, mother of two boys at the age of 3,5 and 6 and a bonus daughter age 19 - about how she style her children's bedrooms to please both the little ones as well as the adults.
She has a beautiful touch.
Have a look!
How did you decide where to live?
We used to live in a small townhouse in the center of the city, but as our family grew, and my bonus daughter wanted to move in with us, we looked for a bigger space. A home in one level, instead of the four we had in the old house in ‘Kartoffelrækkerne’.
We talked a lot about moving out of the city in a larger house, but we both love the vibe and city life in Copenhagen, so instead we found a large apartment and bought a summerhouse.
Why did you choose this place?
Our apartment lies in the very same building of where Prime Minister Stauning back in 1933 reached the historic settlement ‘Kanslergadeforliget’.
The building was designed by architect Henning Hansen, and dates from 1919.
It’s therefore a protected building for both historical and architectural reasons. We love living in a part of history and cherish all the little original details in the building.
Line's two sons, one enjoying the Mouse Chair Junior.
Do you embrace the amount of stuff that comes with having children, or do you find it challenging to cope with the mess?
My kids have toys in almost every room in our home. But each room has a certain space for toys, so when the kids are done playing, they know where to put it, so that it doesn't disturb the eye. I believe that as long as you help your children clean up and pack away their toys, over time, they will have learned to do it themselves. My 6 year old has reached an age where he tidies voluntarily and on his own initiative. That has been worth the wait.
Describe your place; tidy or messy?
I think it depends on the eye of the beholder. We live in a big apartment, with large rooms and a beautiful natural light. This makes the rooms appear relatively tidy. But we also have a mixture of all kinds of furniture. Most of our things are inherited or bought at auctions, so there is not always a clear line or style in terms of interior design. But I think it somehow works because of the combination of space and light in our apartment.
It is completely opposite to our tiny summerhouse, where I have tried to keeping it tidy and simple in colour scale as well as in furniture, so that the small house doesn’t appear cluttered.
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