Six roommates, hand-me-down couches, IKEA everything, and a variety of contradicting band posters- this was the house I lived in when I was a student. It was a far cry from this Danish student's beautiful space in Aalborg, Denmark. There are so many fantastic details to love about this home- the shelving arrangements, the DIY shoe rack and photo wall, the mix of mid century and modern furniture and those gymnastic rings! I love when something like sporting equipment (in this example: bike + gymnastic rings) is incorporated into the docor, adding character and a hint of lifestyle, while maintaining the overal aesthetic appeal. 

I got excited about the below photos and quickly began pulling this post together. I later discovered a whole new set of photos of the same apartment with different paint, couches and an overall different look. Unsure of which were the most recent, I reached out to Julie Writtrup Pladsbjurg, whose home this is, and confirmed the below photos were taken about a year and a half ago, and these photos are of the most recent interior. 

Julie is clearly a talented interior designer, who was able to evolve one beautiful space into multiple functional, fun and sophisticated living spaces. Which of the two is your favourite? 


I've come across this picture (the first one below) several times while surfing around on the internet. Each time the picture would stand alone without a link to other photos of the full home tour, as they usually do. My imagination was left to wonder what type of space this room lives in? Is it in a studio in Quebec, a cabin somewhere in Norway, or maybe a loft space in New York?? I was delighted to stumble across this photo again recently, this time with photos of the space and outer walls that surround it. Turns out it's in an abandoned blacksmith's workshop in Lesbos, Greece that dates back to 1930. The shop was later rediscovered by a group of Danish architects who have since renovated it into this quaint modern retreat home. I'm a huge fan of the combination of materials: original wood beams; new wood used for cabinets, the kitchen and a few walls; cement floors and outside stone walls; and touches of copper, stainless steel, and rod iron throughout.