I love seeing the before and after shots of a space, do you? It really demonstrates the vision and level of work that has gone into an interior. Today, I thought I’d take you on a tour of Maria Elisabeth’s house in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen. I once had the pleasure of visiting a house on the same street for my book The Scandinavian Home – and fell in love with the leafy neighbourhood.
Living room before
Living room after
The sitting room areas were also given a total overhaul – with the exception of the beautiful parquet floor which was carefully maintained.
The custom-built cabinetry and shelves around the doorway are a classic Danish trick for displaying books, art and other items.
The walls have been painted in colour code NCS 1000-N.
Hallway / stairs before
Guest bedroom before
Guest bedroom after
The A-frame ceiling has been partly filled in to seal the hole in the roof and add insulation, while part of the beam structure (which has been stained white) adds character to the space.
The garden was reconfigured to include a storage unit with a turf roof – as well as two separate social areas, one for dining and one for relaxing!
All in all, a beautiful, fresh transformation – which I understand, was a lengthy labour of love – but so worth it!
Would you like to see a few other Danish before and after tours today? I love these:
I hope you have felt as inspired by all these renovations as much as I have been! Got to love the Danish flair for design!