With the first snowflakes, the glimmering lights of the Christmas markets here in town, and the scent of gingerbread and mulled wine, I am getting ready for winter at home. I have been restyling my home over the past few weeks, step by step, corner by corner, with the knowledge that it is never finished and in constant flow. I have toned down the use of colours in my little apartment and added a few new home décor items from one of my favorite Danish home accessories brands, Broste Copenhagen.
My rooftop apartment is very small - a mere 32 square meters are divided into a living room area and a bedroom area connected by a round arch. This bisection has also been a basis for my restyling. I have decided to keep the bedroom area very calm and serene with lots of white, grey and muted blues like the hand-knitted plaid in icy blue.
The living room area is a tad more vibrant with stronger grey hues, deeper blues, zesty yellows and stronger patterns. Even the round arch has served as a basis for decoration decisions. I have used the round shape to mirror it on both opposed walls: In the bedroom I have mounted a big, round mirror whereas in the living room I have a large moon poster on the wall and two round cushions on the sofa. Moreover, a round coffee table brings the styling together and these round shapes are counteracted by rectangular shapes of furniture pieces, my zigzag rug and frames on my little gallery wall.
If you look at my sideboard in the bedroom you will see the combination of shapes in a smaller scale, too. The round mirror is taken up by the round Milk lamp, both are opposed by the rectangular glass boxes, books and the geometric shaped little planter. But my sideboard is an ongoing test area - I constantly shuffle things around and rearrange them. Now for instance I have added my Monstera plant to the left next to the wooden candleholders.
Another favorite styling test area is my little chest of drawers in the living room. I holds my little urban garden and I have recently added a new mirror to visually enlarge the narrow space as well as the new ceramic boxes to hold all those little tidbits and keep them out of sight.
I have teamed up with the folks of Broste Copenhagen to help you get ready for winter, too. How? Well, above you have seen some of their wonderful items in my home (the glass boxes, the ceramic boxes, the round cushions, the hand-knitted plaid, the rectangular mirror...) and now we are giving away and incredible loot of beautiful home accessories to you: One lucky winner will receive three different cushions, the hand-knitted plaid and two ceramic boxes. What you have to do? Leave a comment under this blogpost (don't forget to add your email address) until coming Friday, December 6th, midnight CET, and like the Facebook page of Broste Copenhagen. Good luck my friends!
Photography by Igor Josifovic
This post has been brought to you in cooperation with Broste Copenhagen