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Living in White – Greetings from Denmark

Villa Fryd means Villa Joy in Danish. A perfectly appropriate name for this centennial home bought by Charlotte and her husband more than 10 years ago. Since then the owners have invested countless hours and their prodigious creativity to restore it and filled every nook and cranny with cheerful bright Nordic country style and shabby chic seasoned with French country elements.

Amazingly most of this transformation has been achieved on a shoestring budget, in part thanks to Charlotte’s singular ability to uncover hidden beauty in unlikely places.Her motto is: “Everything can be used and anything can be beautiful.”

 

The entry hall of the house welcomes guests with a display of vintage gems. The floor is original from 1914 and was discovered under layers of linoleum and chipboard.

 

The piano was a gift from a friend. Originally a glossy Mahogany, Charlotte painted it white to blend in with the Scandinavian decor.

 

A baby carriage and the dog bed sit next to a bench under the stairs.

 

Decoupage and white paint transformed this simple metal container.

 

In the reading room.

 

The guest bedroom with its luxurious linens and painstaking attention to detail is worthy of a queen.

 

Reflection.

 

The large kitchen window allowed for a shelf to be put up halfway. On it Charlotte displays some of her  lovely glass dishes. The counter holds a collection of retro sugar dispensers.

 

A wish fulfilled: after a long search Charlotte finally found the perfect vintage butcher scale.

 

Kitchen detail.

 

The glass house was built exclusively of reclaimed material.

 

Sitting and dreaming on the porch.

 

In the Summer most meals are taken outdoors.

 

Charlotte’s husband built the green house – or l’orangerie as they like to call it.

 

I would like to thank Charlotte for letting me share her awesome home with you. All the images are hers. In case you want to explore more please visit her blog Hos Villa Fryd.

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