The British designer Julie Picard has lived in Denmark for many years. The cosy garden has crooked paths and when you go through the main door you enter a fantastic fairytale. All details are carefully selected and wherever you look you see beautiful decorations with findings from all over the world. Just as Julie´s clothing lines the home has a world of colour, pearls and mixed textiles. In this universe she designs clothes, shoes and bags.
Pia finds her inspiration for furnishing in France and Sweden, on the internet and by reading many home magazines and books. Furthermore, she loves to visit flea markets and antique shops. The American Long Island style also inspires the creative woman and most of the furniture and things in the home were found on flea markets.
Bjorn Stiler – Copenhagen
To move from an apartment at 160 m2 to a place in half the size can be difficult but Bjorn and Kim saw it as a possibility for a new beginning. They both love antiques and their passion started to take up a lot of space in their previous home. They sold everything they owned and redecorated their home. They often travel to markets in France and buy the thing for the home. Many antique French things decorate the living room and the kitchen looks like a provincial country kitchen. The style is light and is inspired by the south of France and all furniture and in light and grey shades.
With soul and charm
The Bed & Breakfast is in the south of France and the Danish couple run it in an old stagecoach station from 1836. All the rooms look different and are very authentic. On the other side of the road they run a restaurant in a building that used to be a Citroën garage. It is very important for the couple to keep the originality and use the right materials for the restoring of the place e.g. they have used 400 years old recycled chestnut wood. They serve local and regional specialties and many of them are prepared over open fire as costume in the region. 15 recipes in the text.
A Swedish dream
The dream about a haven far away from the busy everyday life of the city was fulfilled when Kristine and her husband Michael nine years ago bought a classic Swedish derelict farm situated so far away in the country side that not even a letter box is found there.