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Inspired by Danish Magazine Femina

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…

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…


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.


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

So many dreamy spaces from Femina…


(images: femina)

Posted by decor8 in Decorating Tips on February 09, 2011

Your comments...

  1. Carol@The Design Pages commented
    February 9th, 2011 at 6:07pm

    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.
    Carol@The Design Pages´s last blog post ..Why Designers Sometimes Need Designers

  2. Heather @ REOlisticRenovation commented
    February 9th, 2011 at 6:14pm

    Beautiful! That view to the water…amazing!
    Heather @ REOlisticRenovation´s last blog post ..Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint Custom Colors Anyone

  3. Purple Area commented
    February 9th, 2011 at 6:22pm

    Beautiful, great inspiration!!
    Purple Area´s last blog post ..Elle Interiörs Designpris 2011

  4. Monica Lee commented
    February 9th, 2011 at 6:23pm

    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.

  5. corinne commented
    February 9th, 2011 at 7:06pm

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

  6. emma ::emmas designblogg:: commented
    February 9th, 2011 at 7:09pm

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

    emma ::emmas designblogg::´s last blog post ..Blog love- En mammas dag – Weronica

  7. decor8 commented
    February 9th, 2011 at 7:47pm

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

  8. D'Homez commented
    February 9th, 2011 at 8:02pm

    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.

  9. Nina Lamb commented
    February 9th, 2011 at 8:11pm

    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.
    Nina Lamb´s last blog post ..DIY shoe &amp coat rack

  10. shari commented
    February 9th, 2011 at 8:24pm

    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!
    shari´s last blog post ..Reuse Repurpose- Week 6

  11. Carolyn Clegg commented
    February 9th, 2011 at 8:24pm

    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!

  12. PriscilaPetersDecor commented
    February 9th, 2011 at 8:45pm

    Definitely, inspiring! I love white and here even the floor is white. Beautiful.
    PriscilaPetersDecor´s last blog post ..Im loving

  13. Amanda commented
    February 9th, 2011 at 8:53pm

    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.

  14. Jan commented
    February 9th, 2011 at 9:38pm

    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.
    Jan´s last blog post ..All those moments will be lost- like tears in rain poster A3 size

  15. Paula Jo @ Garden Accents commented
    February 9th, 2011 at 9:40pm

    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.

  16. Michaela commented
    February 9th, 2011 at 9:42pm

    I love all the white and texture! It’s beautiful!
    Michaela´s last blog post ..she Loves Me- She Loves Me Not- My Forever

  17. Lauren commented
    February 9th, 2011 at 9:53pm

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

  18. Pingos do Céu commented
    February 9th, 2011 at 10:10pm

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

    Tendências fantásticas!

    Obrigado por partilhares!! Fica bem!!
    Pingos do Céu´s last blog post ..notebook em ganga a versão feminina

  19. emma@themarionhousebook commented
    February 9th, 2011 at 10:13pm

    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.
    emma@themarionhousebook´s last blog post year and a giveaway!

  20. Anna G. commented
    February 9th, 2011 at 10:16pm

    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.
    Anna G.´s last blog post ..Inspiration grise

  21. Traveling Mama commented
    February 9th, 2011 at 10:24pm

    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!
    Traveling Mama´s last blog post ..his photo every day

  22. Sarah commented
    February 9th, 2011 at 11:02pm

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

  23. Anna @ D16 commented
    February 9th, 2011 at 11:22pm

    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. :)

  24. emma ::emmas designblogg:: commented
    February 9th, 2011 at 11:42pm

    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?
    emma ::emmas designblogg::´s last blog post ..Blog love- En mammas dag – Weronica

  25. decor8 commented
    February 9th, 2011 at 11:50pm

    @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.

  26. janis - pinecone camp commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 12:22am

    Wow, I love these images! This is the perfect home for me….and my husband would love it too. So beautiful.
    janis – pinecone camp´s last blog post ..City Living in Small Spaces

  27. Daniel commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 12:25am

    Gorgeous pictures! Thanks!

  28. Damir commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 12:39am

    yeah, awesome. like this wooden floor !
    Damir´s last blog post ..Buying unfinished furniture for your living space

  29. Carol commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 1:33am

    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!

  30. Eva @ Four Leaf Clover commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 1:44am

    I love that photo of the stairs down to the beach!! A dream of mine = beach home!
    Eva @ Four Leaf Clover´s last blog post ..I hope these make you smile- a chipmunk two commercials

  31. Viv commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 4:42am

    Just amazing!
    Viv´s last blog post ..Mini Owl plush Keychain in blue

  32. Tisha@TISLstyle commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 4:44am

    I absolutely love mixing country with modern.

  33. Holly commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 5:57am

    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.
    Holly´s last blog post ..Printable Valentines!

  34. able mabel commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 6:52am

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

  35. Eyechartprints commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 7:02am

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

  36. caroline commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 7:17am

    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?
    caroline´s last blog post ..easy cushions

  37. Sunny Side Up commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 7:49am

    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
    Sunny Side Up´s last blog post ..My kind of shoes – if Im ever going to be able to wear them and afford them

  38. ARTiculateART commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 8:27am

    I love that carpeted stairs and the cushions and the paintings in that picture! Everything just goes so well together!
    ARTiculateART´s last blog post ..No Such Thing as a Boring Bookshelf

  39. Kelly commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 11:54am

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

  40. Jane commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 2:49pm

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

  41. Giulia commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 3:01pm

    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.

  42. Johanna commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 3:02pm

    It’s beautiful, love it!

  43. On A Day In November commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 3:40pm

    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!
    On A Day In November´s last blog post ..I WISH

  44. emma ::emmas designblogg:: commented
    February 11th, 2011 at 2:10am

    Oh I see, that’s a clever setup Holly! I didn’t know one could do that.
    emma ::emmas designblogg::´s last blog post ..Introducing Black Sheep White Light!

  45. Clare Pirie commented
    February 11th, 2011 at 10:07am

    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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