Danish design home filled with art and eye-catching details
My next house tour features Puk’s beautifully styled, bright and airy Danish design home in Copenhagen. I’ve been following Puk on Instagram and marvelling her cool and uplifting style for a while. Puk’s home has elements that typically make up a contemporary Scandinavian interior such as wooden floors, clean-lined furniture and functional design. But it’s the little clever twists that make her home so interesting. By introducing a few, carefully selected accents that pop with bold colours and exciting pattern, she has created a unique space filled with positive energy and eye-catching details. I interviewed Puk to learn how she achieved this appealing look.
HOUSE TOUR & INTERVIEW
Could you tell me a bit about yourself?
I’m Puk, and I live together with my husband, Jake, and one of our 18-year-old twin daughters, Freja in Copenhagen. The other twin, Luna, just move into her own space last year.
I work as a Brand Experience Lead at a global design company in Copenhagen. My world revolves around design, both when I work and when I don’t. Outside work, much of my time is spent on interior design and redecorating our home. I also love art and visiting art exhibitions; installation art holds a special place in my heart.
Where do you live?
Since 2003 we have lived in a house that was built in 1904 in a suburb of Copenhagen. We share the house with another family: we occupy the first and second floor and they live on the ground floor. The courtyard and garden are shared.
How would you describe your interior style?
I always find this question super tricky to answer because it’s so hard to define it. But I guess you could describe my style Scandi with a pop of colour and a quirky twist.
Did you have to do a lot of work to your home to achieve the current look?
Our home is a constant exploration of new ideas, and it has always been like that. Every room in our house has had several functions over the years. What is our kitchen today used to be our dining room. Our office used to be our kitchen and so on. So you could say it has taken many years and a lot of work. In the last couple of years, I have started to play with colours. I used to be super afraid of them, so this is a huge change. I’m still learning how to do it, but it’s so much fun.
Where do you find inspiration for your interior design?
As my daily go-to-source, I find a lot of inspiration on Instagram of course, and I also read many interior design magazines. Store, bar and restaurant interiors can also really trigger good ideas. I’m very fascinated by installation design, art and interiors.
Where do you source most of your pieces from?
A lot of our furniture is from IKEA; I have a thing for hacking it. Otherwise, it’s very much specific objects I’m going after, but not in specific stores. So it can be various off and online shops, auctions and online marketplaces.
In which room do you spend most of your time?
That would be our open plan living space comprising the kitchen, dining and living area. It’s the core of our home; it’s where all activities come together – cooking, eating, hanging out with friends (when it’s not Corona), watching TV, chilling on our huge couch, drinking wine on our wine bench, and sitting on the balcony in the morning sun.
What is your favourite piece of furniture or item in your home?
I wouldn’t be able to pick one, but I have a thing for sculptural furniture and objects, like the Shogun lamp from Artemide or the X Line Chair designed by Niels Jørgen Haugesen in the 70s.
Is there still something you want to change in your home?
Our home is forever a work in progress. At the moment we’re still working on the details of our new bedroom. A possible next project is to repaint our hallway in a brighter and happier colour. I’m also dreaming about a new kitchen at some point.
Describe your dream home?
I really love our home as it is, but should we move in the future, I’m dreaming of high(er) ceilings and more space for much more art.
Thank you so much Puk for allowing us to visit your exciting Danish design home! It was interesting to learn more about you, your home and where you get your inspiration from.
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Photography: Puk Munch Sjeldan