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Copenhagen Cottage Escape

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.

Hus & Hem

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.

Hus & Hem

Hus & Hem

Hus & Hem

Hus & Hem

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)

Posted by decor8 in Books + Magazines on July 02, 2009

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  1. Jayne commented
    July 2nd, 2009 at 8:48pm

    How colourful and inspiring are those photos? What a brilliant find! I love that magazine. Jayne
    .-= Jayne´s last blog ..Happy Friday =-.

  2. Jade commented
    July 2nd, 2009 at 8:52pm

    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

  3. Anna Spiro commented
    July 2nd, 2009 at 10:06pm

    Oh, Holly this house is gorgeous! Hope you are well!
    .-= Anna Spiro´s last blog ..Friday Flowers =-.

  4. Yvonne commented
    July 2nd, 2009 at 11:33pm

    This is so beautiful. I love the use of such vibrant colors. Thanks for sharing Holly! Have a fabulous weekend! :)
    .-= Yvonne´s last blog ..13 ways to get more blog comments =-.

  5. juliette commented
    July 3rd, 2009 at 1:20am

    that looks like a summer vacation! love it!
    .-= juliette´s last blog ..Corner View: German food staples =-.

  6. Travelingmama commented
    July 3rd, 2009 at 3:25am

    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!
    .-= Travelingmama´s last blog ..Traveler’s Inspiration Challenge:{one} =-.

  7. Shanon commented
    July 3rd, 2009 at 7:39am

    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
    .-= Shanon´s last blog ..You’ve got to see these! =-.

  8. Kim commented
    July 3rd, 2009 at 10:19am

    Oh my word I think I’m in love.
    .-= Kim´s last blog ..Always Eat Your Fruits & Veggies =-.

  9. Dana commented
    July 3rd, 2009 at 12:00pm

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

  10. Clare Wilkinson commented
    July 3rd, 2009 at 1:19pm

    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!
    .-= Clare Wilkinson´s last blog ..Resist Sketch =-.

  11. Petula commented
    July 3rd, 2009 at 4:53pm

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

  12. Penny Patten commented
    July 4th, 2009 at 10:16am

    What a sweet cottage!
    .-= Penny Patten´s last blog ..Picking Strawberrys… =-.

  13. ROOM design studio commented
    July 4th, 2009 at 2:33pm

    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 ! =-.

  14. Iva commented
    July 5th, 2009 at 1:50am

    Just how pretty are these kitchen cabinets with the colourful background!! Lovely home :)
    .-= Iva´s last blog ..Tagged =-.

  15. Cookie Cutter commented
    July 5th, 2009 at 10:11pm

    I love the colours! Certainly a home that brings alot of cheer and joy.
    .-= Cookie Cutter´s last blog ..Chocolate Love =-.

  16. Jamie commented
    July 5th, 2009 at 11:11pm

    Very nice! I like the blue le cruset. So pretty!
    .-= Jamie´s last blog ..happy :: 4th of july =-.

  17. kat-teamkitten commented
    July 6th, 2009 at 1:13am

    WOW!! i looove the colour scheme here! That light above the table – too cuute!!!
    .-= kat-teamkitten´s last blog ..littlered =-.

  18. rikrak commented
    July 6th, 2009 at 7:53am

    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 =-.

  19. leni commented
    July 6th, 2009 at 11:53am

    i love how colorful and uplifting these rooms are!
    .-= leni´s last blog ..Daycation =-.

  20. maryam in Dubai commented
    July 6th, 2009 at 10:16pm

    love this. so invigorating.

  21. laura commented
    July 8th, 2009 at 6:21am

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

  22. Shunter commented
    July 8th, 2009 at 3:41pm

    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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