My next house tour takes us to Copenhagen. Get comfortable and pour yourself a cup of tea because you are in for a visual treat! This colourful Danish home is a haven for art and book lovers as it’s brimming with both. Trine’s home caught my attention on Instagram with its vibrancy and uniqueness. She has succesfully united the airy, paired-back Scandinavian style with pops of colour and eye-catching accessories. The result is enchanting and quirky reflecting Trine and her artist husband’s personalities and aesthetic. I’m so excited to show you around this delightful interior but let’s give Trine a chance to introduce herself and her colourful Danish home.
Colourful Danish home tour & Interview with Trine Brunsvig: Book and art lover’s dream home in Copenhagen
Could you tell me a bit about yourself?
My name is Trine Brunsvig and I’m 37 years. My husband Javier O’Neill is a graphic designer and artist and he’s originally from the US. I work as a teacher; I teach history, literature, English and political science. In my spare time, I love to read, listen to music, travel, see art, eat out, visit museums and I’m also passionate about interior design.
Where do you live?
My husband and I live in an apartment in the North-Western part of Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. The apartment was originally two individual apartments but they were joined together. We now have a spacious home offering us plenty of room to indulge in our interests.
How would you describe your interior style?
Our apartment isn’t a typical Scandinavian minimalistic home, quite the opposite. Our interior style doesn’t follow any trends, but I find inspiration from my travels, museums, exhibitions and Instagram. We are not afraid of using colours, in fact we embrace it. For example we have a blue ceiling in the bedroom, a pink floor in the kitchen and a yellow sofa in the living room. We decorate our walls with paintings my husband creates, as well as art posters we have collected on our travels. We also have a large collection of decorative ceramics. I want our home to be an extension of who we are. Therefore, we have dedicated a lot of space, to all of our interests, such as books, music art and ceramics.
Where do you source most of your furniture and decor from?
We are fans of flea markets and second hand shops. For example, our beautiful dining table is a second hand purchase which we painted ourselves. Over the years the table has been painted over many times, which is an easy and cheap way of changing the aesthetic of the room. We love thrift shopping particularly when we are travelling. We pick up unique things that we incorporate as part of our decoration back at home. I also love to visit small interior design shops in Copenhagen such as ‘Notre Dame’ and ‘Moment’.
Has your relationship to your home changed during the pandemic?
Home improvement projects and redecorating has always been something I really enjoy. I like to rearrange our home a few times a year. I always do it on a budget by painting walls and rearranging all the decorative elements that breathe life into our apartment. I’ve always done this and in fact it’s a habit that runs in my family. The pandemic has made me appreciate my home more, but it has also made me long for my hometown Silkeborg in Jutland, where nature is abundant and easily accessible.
Thank you so much Trine for allowing us to visit your beautiful, artistic home. It was a pleasure to interview you!
Photography: Trine Brunsvig
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