A Danish Family Home with a Warm, Golden Touch

Good morning! How’s life with you? In Sweden, it seems like the weather gods have been storing all the sunshine up for May and June and we’re certainly not complaining! In fact, we’re busy trying to make the most of it as you never quite know when it will disappear again! In Mie Borup’s lovely Danish house, which she shares with her partner and their three young children Wilbert, Ingrid and Bille – the sunshine floods in through the windows, basking the living space in a wonderful golden light. 
Take a look through the rooms and you’ll spot a blend of well-loved Danish design as well some must-have pieces of the moment! Let’s take a closer look. 
Arguably the most popular lamp of the moment in Scandinavian homes is this one by Valerie Object. I think everyone is drawn to it as it comes in a variety of zesty hues so it’s a great way to add a touch of colour. But actually, Mie is a real dab hand at DIY and made this look-alike lamp herself! If you’re on instagram, check out her highlights for more information. 

Another popular piece right now: the humble glass wall cabinet! Have you noticed them a lot in Scandinavian homes lately too? I think they add so much to a wall, and you can vary the items for a constantly changing display. 
I don’t think I’ve seen shelves like this before, have you? I have a feeling they are vintage – I’ll do a little digging on that one and update the post if I can find out more! 
The mastered has been placed on a raised platform – note that the gaps in the slats mean that air can circulate under the mattress which is vitally important to prevent mould. 
Apart from the beams, which are of course beautiful, I also love the set of three pendant lamps and also the way a pretty top has been hung up for decoration. Easy art which can be changed according to your mood, the day of week or the season! 

The pond mirror from Ferm Living is a popular piece for obvious reasons: mirror and art in one! 

Rattan and vintage furniture ensure a lovely, relaxed look in the children’s bedrooms. 

Another beautiful glass cabinet! They are great for storage since you can see everything inside and yet they keep the dust off. Keep a look out for glass cabinets at second-hand stores – and paint them to match your style!

I love the masks! You can pick up similar at Hay. Note the classic Peter Rabbit book. I used to love Beatrix Potter as a child, but my daughter burst into tears when I read out that Peter Rabbit had lost his button and had got himself into danger with Mr McGregor (spoiler alert!), so we had to wait a while longer before we read it again! 

On warm days, the family spills out into the garden and relaxes on rattan furniture or around a table under the boughs of a tree. 
Note what a difference an outdoor rug can do to create a room-like feel! 

I hope you enjoyed this tour of Mie’s home! You can see more corners over on her instagram @mieborup. 
Mie also sells secondhand danish children’s clothes at @small_reusers and adult clothes at @det.lille.gule.hus.salg. 
Would you like take the tour of a few other Danish homes today? Here are a few that are bound to inspire:
A calm and earthy danish home with a warm golden touch
Prints, pattern and splashes of colour in a Danish home
The Copenhagen home of an interior stylist and vintage store owner
This Danish summer cottage is available to rent this summer and so is this one! Just saying! 
Right, I’m off to enjoy a little sunshine – work can wait. After all, as I mentioned, we’re never quite sure how long it’ll be around for! 
Niki
Photography courtesy of @mieborup, shared with kind permission. 

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