This Copenhagen Family Home Blends Simplicity, Style, and Warmth

When it comes to the furnishings, the couple favors a pared-down look, with a few carefully chosen pieces that will last a lifetime, and colorful accessories and textiles to give things a lift, like mirrors, jugs, and bowls from Raawii’s Duplum and Strøm ranges and vibrantly patterned Moroccan Berber rugs. “We like a minimalistic style, but we really enjoy adding color too, and try to add it in places as much as possible without going overboard,” Bo explains.

Walls remain quiet with a neutral palette, the perfect backdrop for highlighting the couple’s scaled-back collection of design classics and vintage pieces. “We like to buy secondhand furniture, design objects, art, and vintage posters, things that have a story to tell,” Bo says. “It makes sense from a sustainability angle, and it also adds soul to your interior.”

In the guest bathroom with its neutral palette of creamy beige and white, a Duplum ceramic frame mirror from Raawii adds a burst of bright color.

Bo and Anne decided to expose the structural pine beams on the ceiling of the second floor to give the space more depth and character. In the playroom with a built-in gym wall, the colors are warm and bright to ensure the space maintains its light. The sea blue RAR Rocking Chair is by Charles and Ray Eames.

A Finn Juhl Cocktail Bench, along with Flag Halyard chair and PP502 swivel chair, both by Hans Wegner, are all particularly impressive in the living and study areas, as is the sea blue Eames RAR Rocking Chair in the children’s play area. They are complemented by the strikingly architectural IC Floor lamp by Michael Anastassiades for Flos, which casts a dynamic interplay of light and shadow, along with a Louis Poulsen PH 4/3 Table Lamp and the spider-like arms of Serge Mouille’s ceiling lamp. “We have a passion for lighting that gives a sculptural presence, so you are able to enjoy it even when it is not lit,” Bo says.

In the study, Flos’s IC Light designed by Michael Anastassiades casts a dynamic interplay of light and shadow at night. Behind the handmade desk is the PP502 swivel chair by Hans Wegner, and above it hangs a collage by Christo and Jeanne-Claude entitled Orange Store Front.

All around surfaces are dotted with collected mementoes from their travels such as paintings bought in Kenya, vintage cosmetic jars from Yemen, and old olive oil vessels found in France that now contain houseplants. Striking cement sculptures by Jørgen Haugen Sørensen, a teapot by Danish ceramicist Snorre Stephenson, and a Daum Nancy Art Deco glass vase can also be spotted. There is an eclectic mix of artwork too, mostly sourced from the Danish auction house Bruun-Rasmussen and galleries in Paris, including a collage by Christo and Jeanne-Claude entitled Orange Store Front, hung above a handmade desk in the study.

Like Raawii’s timeless products, the place leaves an impression. “With three children it is imperative that your home is very functional,” Bo says. “But we’ve also made it a home where you can enjoy art and design too.”

The couple keeps their bedroom simple. The curtains by textile designer Jennifer Shorto frame the original windows from when the house was built. “A few windows even have inscriptions dating back to 1849 when the people who lived in the rooms engraved their names into them,” Bo says.