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In this beautiful monochrome apartment with stunning authentic details, a family of four, Tina, her husband and to daughters, live with a captivating view to the Garden of the Agricultural University in the area of Frederiksberg, in Copenhagen, Denmark.



The family chose to downsize their previous home by almost fifty percent when their oldest daughter moved out, which led to a more simple and monochrome interior style. To Tina, who is a minimalist, less space to decorate has been a blessing. 

"I like the fact that there are not too many things to deal with when I get home after a busy day," Says Tina.

She loves to organise and is impressively consistent when choosing which belongings she wants to keep and what to get rid of. Actually, the apartment appears much bigger and more spacious than it actually is. The apartment is only 100 m2 and consists of two large south-facing living rooms, a small kitchen, a bathroom, and a large children's room divided into two.



Tina only surrounds herself with things that are of particular importance to her. That is why her wall hanging shelves are only filled with items she has carefully selected. It is easy to sense Tina's impressive organising skills when going through the perfectly placed items on the white hanging shelves. Among stacks of books, you find beautiful sculptures and vases, boxes, small table lamps and small pieces of framed artwork.

The shelves are homemade with materials from a construction market.

Tina thrives in clean surroundings, and has kept all walls in the whole apartment white. Above: a simple still life in a little window, with the Kinfolk Table book and a wooden storage box from Kristina Dam.



Get inspired by Tina's gallery walls: she sets the frames very carefully, and also chooses for colours and motifs. She wants to keep all the walls in the apartment white in order to make less noise and to set a consistent backdrop for the pictures. 


The close up shows a corner from the bedroom; the lamp is undoubtedly one of our favourites, and a classic, Scientella, designed by Pietro Russo.

I don’t believe in owning stuff you don’t use.
— Tina


Tina uses quite simple effects when decorating and stays within the dark colour scheme with tones of brown, grey and black. The artwork over the sofa is by Danish artist Anne Nowak, and the rocking chair is designed by Anker Bak for Carl Hansen.
Tina and her husband are very fond of furniture with double functions, like this bench/coffee table from Skagerak. Normally, it functions as a coffee table,, stacked with cool books, but it turns into a bench when the house is filled with guests.


In the dining room, Tina is also very persistent in her choice of colours and materials. The big Mirror ball lamp from Tom Dixon brings a bit of glam to the home. 


In the dining room, Tina is also very persistent in her choice of colours and materials. The big Mirror ball lamp from Tom Dixon brings a bit of glam to the home. 

At Appeal Magazine, we like square tables, they gather the room, and this one is so big that you can comfortably seat eight people around it for a family dinner. The chairs are a true design icon, the 7 chair, designed by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen.


Anne Nowak - Dusk artpiece


Kristina Dam Wooden Galaxy box

€ 161

Fritz Hansen Series 7, coloured ash

€ 391

Beau Marche Lamp Scintilla

€ 1182

Sandra Quistinterior, apartment