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Copenhagen Cottage Escape

July 2, 2009

The moment I spotted this little red, white and blue cottage in Hus & Hem I was in love and thought it would be the ideal spot to escape to this weekend for the long holiday break.

Copenhagen Cottage Escape

Located near the coast just south of Copenhagen, Denmark this cozy cottage oozes with charm and spirit. I adore the eclectic aspect of it all but what I appreciate most is how happy and full of life and energy it is. Plus, the kitchen is adorable. I really like how well the recycled furniture, flea market finds, vibrant paint and a mix of explosive patterns has transformed this place, owned by Lan and Brian Frandsen and their 4-year-old daughter Frida Mei, from a dark den (before they moved in) to a bright retro paradise. I read that most of the furniture came with the house when they purchased it but since it was not their style they brought in a few cans of paint and went to work, mixing in their flea market finds and IKEA goodies of course.

Copenhagen Cottage Escape

Copenhagen Cottage Escape

Copenhagen Cottage Escape

Copenhagen Cottage Escape

I love the quilt in Lans and Brian’s bedroom and found out that it was made using a combination of retro fabrics and new ones from Liberty in London. To view more beautiful homes, make sure you visit Hus & Hem online.

(Photos: Tia Borgsmidt & Stylist: Sidsel Zachariassen)


  • Reply Jayne July 2, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    How colourful and inspiring are those photos? What a brilliant find! I love that magazine. Jayne
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  • Reply Jade July 2, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    That is one of the best colourful homes I have ever seen!! My bedroom is a bit like it, but at the moment it is a bit like coloured chaos instead of coloured style!! xxx k

  • Reply Anna Spiro July 2, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Oh, Holly this house is gorgeous! Hope you are well!
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  • Reply Yvonne July 2, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    This is so beautiful. I love the use of such vibrant colors. Thanks for sharing Holly! Have a fabulous weekend! :)
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  • Reply juliette July 3, 2009 at 1:20 am

    that looks like a summer vacation! love it!
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  • Reply Travelingmama July 3, 2009 at 3:25 am

    I had to do a double take! We just rented a little blue house just south of Copenhagen and it looks a lot like this one! We chose it because it had an artsy eclectic feel like this one does! Now I really cannot wait for our vacation!
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  • Reply Shanon July 3, 2009 at 7:39 am

    This makes me want to “flea market” right this minute! Nevermind that I’m suppose to lay low after a surgery, I want to shop shop shop!!! Haha
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  • Reply Kim July 3, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Oh my word I think I’m in love.
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  • Reply Dana July 3, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    These pics are just lovely!! I’ll make a post about them some day!
    .-= Dana´s last blog ..TGI Friday! =-.

  • Reply Clare Wilkinson July 3, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    These pictures are fabulous — I want my house to look like this! I LOVE all the white paint and clean lines mixed with fun, vibrantly colored accents. Thanks so much for sharing and for inspiring me!
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  • Reply Petula July 3, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    That is really beautiful and the pictures are great. I wish my house looked half as put together.

  • Reply Penny Patten July 4, 2009 at 10:16 am

    What a sweet cottage!
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  • Reply ROOM design studio July 4, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    something about the danish , their homes are always colorful and fun!! I’d love to try out those colors on my white interiors! thanks alot for sharing !!
    .-= ROOM design studio´s last blog ..back with treasures, Apples and Jam ! =-.

  • Reply Iva July 5, 2009 at 1:50 am

    Just how pretty are these kitchen cabinets with the colourful background!! Lovely home :)
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  • Reply Cookie Cutter July 5, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    I love the colours! Certainly a home that brings alot of cheer and joy.
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  • Reply Jamie July 5, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Very nice! I like the blue le cruset. So pretty!
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  • Reply kat-teamkitten July 6, 2009 at 1:13 am

    WOW!! i looove the colour scheme here! That light above the table – too cuute!!!
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  • Reply rikrak July 6, 2009 at 7:53 am

    oh isn’t it gorgeous! another wonderful find, holly!
    .-= rikrak´s last blog ..vintage recycled fabric quilt hot pad / trivet / potholder in sunny yellow and white =-.

  • Reply leni July 6, 2009 at 11:53 am

    i love how colorful and uplifting these rooms are!
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  • Reply maryam in Dubai July 6, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    love this. so invigorating.

  • Reply laura July 8, 2009 at 6:21 am

    Love it!! I want my home to look this way someday
    .-= laura´s last blog ..Wow! =-.

  • Reply Shunter July 8, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    again, I am inspired by your blog to paint some of my old furniture!!! And use my crazy color afghan that I have in the attic…. :)

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