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Bergsøe and her husband renovated the entire home six years ago. They added this top floor with the living room and remodeled the interior and exterior of the bottom floor. Bleached Douglas spruce flooring was installed throughout the home.
Coffee table: Laura Bergsøe
"I just love colors, and I also like to change the mood in the house once in a while," Bergsøe says. "When the walls are white, it's far easier and cheaper to change the mood using small things like flowers, pillows, trays, flowerpots and carpets."
Artwork: Karin Oleson
Pillows: Designers Guild, ILVA, BEN de LISI, magasin
This large great room has enough room for two seating areas as well as a work area for Bergsøe and her husband. This nook at the end of the space takes advantage of the room's slanted ceilings by creating a cozy reading spot with built-in shelving. Skylights open the space to the forested view.
Striped cushion: Gode Vibrationer
An open kitchen and dining room sits in the bottom floor, with the dining room opening up to the garden. The décor in this room is less colorful than in the living room, but it's just as eclectic — a blend of travel finds, antiques and a few new purchases. "When I'm traveling I always buy something, mostly in Asia," says Bergsøe. "I also like flea markets in Denmark where I can find old things that have a history."
Chandelier: Volt og Watt; table: Greensquare; cowhide rug: ILVA; TV console: Bolia
Like the rest of the house, the kitchen remains light, bright and open to the view of the garden. Quirky Bombo bar chairs add a more modern element to the kitchen space. Under-counter cabinetry keeps the space feeling open, while a few colorful accessories and a modern pendant tie the room to the rest of the home's style.
Cabinetry: Simonsen og Czechura; pendant light: Luceplan Titania; hood: Simonsen og Czechura
A cute porthole-like window adds a sense of playfulness into this upstairs children's room. Bergsøe and her husband handcrafted the desk in this child's room, and completed it with hot-pink Ikea chairs. The adorable bed frame was found at a flea market and outfitted with bedding in cheerful colors.
While the slanted ceilings in each bedroom might seem like the makings of a design dilemma, Bergsøe's room and furniture arrangement actually embraces these comforting angles. Tucking the bed frame into a corner in this master bedroom makes the space feel cozy, while large windows keep it from feeling too confined.
Bed: GETAMA; bedding: Georg Jensen; blanket: Designers Guild
The house is located on quite a bit of property, so Bergsøe wanted to make sure that their house took as much advantage of the outdoors as possible. A large patio provides ample room for outdoor dining and entertaining, while an expansive lawn gives the kids plenty of space to play.
After remodeling the house, Bergsøe recruited a local landscape architect to redesign the garden. The goal was to create a beautiful and relaxing space that was also easy to maintain. Tulips, roses, lavender, foxgloves and forest flowers were planted along a long pathway. All of the original trees were kept. "This helps make my garden feel unique and undisturbed," Bergsøe says.
After 11 years of living in this house, Bergsøe has transformed it into the perfect home for her and her family. "I wouldn't change a thing," she says.
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