Decorating Tips

Inspired by Danish Magazine Femina

February 9, 2011

I came across a great woman’s magazine in Denmark today called Femina where you’ll find pretty homes and interesting decorating ideas on their interiors page. This room may be small but so well designed…

Inspired by Danish Magazine Femina

I love this rustic coastal home (below) owned by a painter and his girlfriend. They decorated it in a very cozy Canada-meets-Danish-Coastal style that feels very February in Denmark to me… Candles, character, fire, warm throws, natural woods…

Inspired by Danish Magazine Femina

What do you think of this home? I love the map near the dining table and the wood stove so close to the kitchen… Here is another amazing space to drool over below in a different home. Ah, this really speaks to me.

Inspired by Danish Magazine Femina

I adore the gray cabinet and the white Arne Jacobsen chair, so, so much.

So many dreamy spaces from Femina…


(images: femina)


  • Reply Carol@The Design Pages February 9, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Both these homes are stunning. I love the use of black in the 2nd home. It seems to be just enough colour that the rest of the home doesn’t seem cold.

  • Reply Heather @ REOlisticRenovation February 9, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Beautiful! That view to the water…amazing!

  • Reply Purple Area February 9, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Beautiful, great inspiration!!

  • Reply Monica Lee February 9, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    I live this home…it seems like you can “breathe” in it. I generally like more textiles in a space but the warm wood makes up for this.

  • Reply corinne February 9, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    lots of good ideas, thanks Holly ! we need that to redo our kitchen/living room in our beachhouse in tuscany :)

  • Reply emma ::emmas designblogg:: February 9, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    I love the last home, I blogged about yesterday here:

    • Reply decor8 February 9, 2011 at 7:47 pm

      @Emma – That’s a riot, now we’re both hooked on Danish magazines!

  • Reply D'Homez February 9, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    The first room is really small but very well designed. Used every available space in the room, still the room is not not looking congested.

  • Reply Nina Lamb February 9, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    I really like the hint of blue in the first photo – not so easy to do and still create a warm feel.
    The last house is amazing – black and white with just the right touches of wood to make it breathe.
    Thanks for introducing this new magazine. Now I just need to figure out how to navigate my way around the danish site – I am getting quite good with the swedish ones. I LOVE scandinavian design.

  • Reply shari February 9, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    I find it very interesting that after years of painted walls, design has come back around to white walls…. now that I’m living in a very white apartment: all white walls, white wood trim, white fireplace mantel, I can understand the appeal. It feels CLEAN and allows a space To Be. It feels spacious.

    Love the inspiration homes… I love modern furniture, as well as nature-inspired pieces, so these rooms really work for me!

  • Reply Carolyn Clegg February 9, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Love, love the peacock feather pillow in the first photo. Also love the white floors and warm wood of the dinning room. Thanks for sharing another inspiring space!

  • Reply PriscilaPetersDecor February 9, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Definitely, inspiring! I love white and here even the floor is white. Beautiful.

  • Reply Amanda February 9, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I have been seeing this look a lot in Scandinavian blogs and magazines and I love it! It’s just so simple and calming to me. I feel like I could breathe in a place like this.

  • Reply Jan February 9, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    I love those white interiors – does anyone know what the black lamp on the first image is? Im seeing it everywhere but never found who is the designer.

  • Reply Paula Jo @ Garden Accents February 9, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Beautiful rooms, and decorated so nicely. I like the wood look for that cabin affect. Looks warm and cozy. Just beautiful picture’s and thanks for sharing them with all of us.

  • Reply Michaela February 9, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    I love all the white and texture! It’s beautiful!

  • Reply Lauren February 9, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    They are both so stunning! I would be happy to reside in either, thanks for sharing :)

  • Reply Pingos do Céu February 9, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Fantástica a decoração da casa rústica. Encantadora a revista Femina.

    Tendências fantásticas!

    Obrigado por partilhares!! Fica bem!!

  • Reply emma@themarionhousebook February 9, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Oh I like the shout out to Canadian design…especially in combination with the Danes. We’re often not thought of being design leaders but I think that is slowly changing. I love the laidback, organic , rusticness of these places – particularly the first one.

  • Reply Anna G. February 9, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    I concentrate on Scandinavian design and interiors on my blog, so I often go here for inspiration! I featured the 2nd home some time ago, but I love the first one as well, beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Traveling Mama February 9, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    I am so glad that you liked those links I sent you. Those ladies are so talented and inspiring! Thanks for this link too. I have seen this magazine on the stands but I hadn’t paid much attention to it but I will now. My language teacher keeps laughing at me because I am constantly referring to the words I have learned from my Danish home magazines! I cannot get enough of Danish design but I cannot wait to be able to understand more of what is written next to the photos!

  • Reply Sarah February 9, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Such clean lines, so white, so very, very Dutch. How do they keep it all clean?

  • Reply Anna @ D16 February 9, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Oh gosh, Femina magazine! I haven’t seen that since my Mormor died years ago. I remember her always reading it. Maybe now I need my own subscription. :)

  • Reply emma ::emmas designblogg:: February 9, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Uhm, where did my link go? And some of my words? Whatever! :D

    I don’t know if I’m getting softer in my tastes or if you are getting rougher? Perhaps it’s a mix of both. :) But I don’t think we have blogged the same home before?

    • Reply decor8 February 9, 2011 at 11:50 pm

      @Emma – The links are removed from posts because whenever someone leaves links in comments my blog views it as spam and dumps them into the trash. I scan the trash a few times a day and remove the links if I find any non-spam in there — and then put it back to pending mode and then publish it, which I did for your comment. Sorry for that, but I get so many people who drop spam links (porn, everything you can imagine) that I had it set up to send everything to trash automatically.

      Since all readers who comment have the chance to link their name to their sites AND to use CommentLuv as a link, I think in the end it’s actually working out good and it saves me a lot of work since the administrative part of running a blog, as you know, can be quite taxing.

  • Reply janis - pinecone camp February 10, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Wow, I love these images! This is the perfect home for me….and my husband would love it too. So beautiful.

  • Reply Daniel February 10, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Gorgeous pictures! Thanks!

  • Reply Damir February 10, 2011 at 12:39 am

    yeah, awesome. like this wooden floor !

  • Reply Carol February 10, 2011 at 1:33 am

    The rustic coastal coal home looks so cozy. Seems like spending weekend in a home like that will be very relaxing. It’s a nice place!

  • Reply Eva @ Four Leaf Clover February 10, 2011 at 1:44 am

    I love that photo of the stairs down to the beach!! A dream of mine = beach home!

  • Reply Viv February 10, 2011 at 4:42 am

    Just amazing!

  • Reply Tisha@TISLstyle February 10, 2011 at 4:44 am

    I absolutely love mixing country with modern.

  • Reply Holly February 10, 2011 at 5:57 am

    I am in love with the birch lamp and white chair. I also dig the white floors… we have too many canines for that, but a girl can still dream.

  • Reply able mabel February 10, 2011 at 6:52 am

    I’m liking that table and chair set. I agree though, that grey cabinet is awesome!!

  • Reply Eyechartprints February 10, 2011 at 7:02 am

    If I could just live in one of these lovely places, just for a few months. Very inspiring. Thanks!

  • Reply caroline February 10, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Thanks again for these beautiful and very inspiring pictures! There is just something that is “annoying” me is the (how to say in english: ” trophee de chasse) hunter’s trophy? that we inevitably see as a “must have” in most of the nice and cool apartments all around the world..what do you think?

  • Reply Sunny Side Up February 10, 2011 at 7:49 am

    I daily read your blog which is the biggest never ending inspiration . Everything that you choose is beautiful . This finds are amazing . Especially the last house with lots of white and wood . i love wood and gray cabins . unfortunately in Romania is very hard to be able to decorate with such style ; lack of shops , money and people with imagination . For a interior designer , graphic designer and artist it’s hard to educate the people and make them buy you creations and trust you when it comes to give them ideas for home decor . Any tips beside :leave this country …which I wish to o it but it’s hard everywhere ….thanks xxx

  • Reply ARTiculateART February 10, 2011 at 8:27 am

    I love that carpeted stairs and the cushions and the paintings in that picture! Everything just goes so well together!

  • Reply Kelly February 10, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Very beautiful rooms, well planned and so fresh, clean and calm. I could live happily there. I will get a copy of Feminina.

  • Reply Jane February 10, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    I love this- especially the chair and tree lamp combo- i am over envious of the people that live there :( – it is just brillaint!

  • Reply Giulia February 10, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    I love the colours and the combination of softness with rugged wood and furs. Quite relaxing. If I lived by the water this would be the look I’d want. Right now I’ve brought in the soft gray on our walls, the charcoal in our couch and soften up our living room in the winter with furs.

  • Reply Johanna February 10, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    It’s beautiful, love it!

  • Reply On A Day In November February 10, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    I really love the first and last interiors! Lovely art and textiles in the first one and the icy blue bench and the glass medicine cabinet are quite unique in the second one. This magazine seems quite interesting!

  • Reply emma ::emmas designblogg:: February 11, 2011 at 2:10 am

    Oh I see, that’s a clever setup Holly! I didn’t know one could do that.

  • Reply Clare Pirie February 11, 2011 at 10:07 am

    These are truly calming spaces….the stairs down to the beach are a particular highlight! I also love the brown leather chairs round the table below the antlers on the wall, they look so stylish as well as comfortable. And the grey cabinet is indeed wonderful… cabinets and open shelves always look so fabulous but I worry about my ability to keep them tidy!

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