This Danish-Inspired London Flat Is Moody, Minimal, Modern

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(Image credit: Christina Thaisen)

Name: Christina Thaisen, my partner, and our 2-year-old son
Location: London, United Kingdom
Size: 1,345 square feet
Years lived in: 2.5 years, renting

We moved into this old jam factory two and a half years ago because we instantly fell in love with the open plan space and all the light. The flat is situated in Bermondsey, what feels like a little village in the middle of London. We’re originally from Denmark and have filled the flat with new and old designs mainly from Denmark.

Egon Eiermann table (Image credit: Christina Thaisen)

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Living Danishly in London warehouse.

Egon Eiermann table (Image credit: Christina Thaisen)

What is your favorite room and why? I love our dining room; it’s where we spend time with friends, where I work on NABO, it’s where we have our morning coffee and talk about our day when the little one has gone to bed. It definitely is the center of our home.

View to the dining area from the hallway (Image credit: Christina Thaisen)

If you could magically change something about your home, what would it be? I’d move it to the top floor in our building so we could have access to the rooftop terrace.

Danish vintage teak day bed and circle lamp by Frama. (Image credit: Christina Thaisen)

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? The last thing I brought into our home is a Danish vintage daybed.

Grey walls are Down Pipe by Farrow and Ball and the day bed is vintage from Denmark. (Image credit: Christina Thaisen)

Through NABO I help people source originally Danish vintage furniture so it’s only natural to find a couple of pieces in our own home.

Sneak peek into the bedroom (Image credit: Christina Thaisen)

Any advice for creating a home you love? To create a home you love and truly reflects who you are I think it’s crucial to mix old and new by buying vintage or supporting new emerging designers whenever possible.

Print by Hein Studio (Image credit: Christina Thaisen)

Don’t buy into trends but go for the colors, patterns, and materials you’re naturally drawn to.

Built-in storage featuring handmade ceramics (Image credit: Christina Thaisen)

By investing in original design you get furniture that is made to last and can be handed down from generation to generation. Heirlooms and vintage pieces tell a story and it’s an environmental way to shop for your home.

Thanks, Christina!

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