It’s time for another home tour, and today I’m taking a virtual trip to the colourful Copenhagen home of Ann Poulsen, known to her Instagram followers as ‘Kodeordeter’ where she shares her daily life, DIY projects and latest vintage finds.
Ann and her boyfriend Tim live in my favourite part of the city, Islands Brygge, and it’s usually in this area I track down exciting homes to rent for our family holidays.
As well as studying Danish at University, Ann also works in Langsamt, a sustainable clothing store in Vesterbro. But being super busy doesn’t stop her finding the time to create a stunning home brimming with hygge.
Over to Ann to tell us more:
“Almost 8 years ago now, I moved from Jutland to Copenhagen and I knew straight away that this apartment was the right place for me because of the original kitchen. It’s very old but I have always loved the cupboards and shelving, since moving in I’ve just added the gorgeous blue tiles.
I have however made lots of changes in other rooms, putting my own touch on the place. I study full-time and that sets a natural boundary for what I can afford to do and why I often complete the renovations myself. Also, I adore going to flea markets and finding unique pieces with a history to make the décor personal to me.
I spend the most time in the bedroom, but with its super cosy chalk-painted walls and String shelving system, it is now the perfect place to do homework or relax with a good book.
I also recently painted our last white wall in the living room yellow and put up a couple of cubic shelves in the same colour. Even though the sofa is great to look at, it is a bit uncomfortable, but this room is definitely my favourite part of the apartment as there have been so many good times and conversations here over the years.
I don’t think my apartment will ever be finished as it’s an ongoing process and I often get new ideas. But whatever I plan to change and improve on must always be carried out in a sustainable way, in terms of materials or buying the things used. With this in mind I often spend a lot of time finding specific furniture.
I want to create a home that exudes the Danish word ‘hygge’ and offers comfort as soon as you step inside. For me, it’s also important to let my personality shine through in the way I decorate and showcase the special things I have collected throughout my time here.”
There’s no place like home
10 quick fire questions, to find out more about Ann and her home:
- Tea or coffee?
- Chocolate or cheese?
Can I say both, please?
- Watching TV or listening to music?
Listening to music
- Reading a book or flicking through a magazine?
- Bath or shower?
- Slippers or socks?
- House plants or fresh flowers?
- Candles or lamps?
- Cushions or blankets?
- Dog or cat?
Want to know more?
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us Ann, I hope you and Tim share many happy years there together.
To see more from Ann follow her account Kodeordeter on Instagram.
All photos courtesy of Ann Poulsen.
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