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by Tina on May 24, 2011

in Copenhagen, Decor, Denmark, our home

Last night I sent a few photos over to Holly at Decor8 and she was so kind as to post them and write the absolute sweetest things about our little Flying House!  These are some little peeks of our home and over the next few days I’ll be sharing a lot more with you, including some of the stories behind the things that fill our home because I think that is what really makes a house a home.

This little corner has been changed around about twenty million times since we moved in nine months ago.  I think I like it best the way it is now, though.  I love my red ikea lamp and my favorite leather chair from the States (one of the prized possessions that just could not be sold at the yard sale).  I added the beautiful crochet piece my mom gave me from her stash.  She thought I had lost my mind when I asked for it, but I absolutely love it!  I bought the Orla Kiely patterned pillow from ThirtyFive Flowers and the ruched pillow is from H&M Home.  I recently purchased the adorable crocheted candle votives in the window from Camilla of Karamella.  She had a booth at the handmade market I went to a couple weekends ago and I absolutely fell in love with all her beautiful things!

Here you can see my cabinet with a fresh coat of white paint and new knobs.  (This is where I store the majority of my craft supplies.)  There is a mix of old and new on top, including the poster from Morocco and one of my favorite photos of my littlest guy… both of which make me smile.  I also love my antique turquoise jug, which I bartered for in a dark shop nestled snug in the Moroccan medina.  And then there is the turquoise typewriter which I found at GoodWill in the States for $6.86.  I think half the store must have heard me squeal when I spotted it.  I grabbed it and clutched it in my arms as if it were gold… just waiting for someone to tackle me for it.  But they didn’t.  The guy at the register asked me if I realized that it didn’t work to which I said that I did not care.  He looked at me like I was a little nutty, but I just smiled because I like it too much to care whether it still types or not.  The turquoise birds came from a local shop called Brinja København, which you might remember from our Shop 52 project.  I’m amazed that my paper garland survived the trip from Morocco.  I kind of love having it here too!

Of course I couldn’t help but include a glimpse of my very favorite Decor book of all times,Decorate… and no, I am not just saying that because she just featured me on her blog!  It is an extraordinary book filled with beautiful images and practical tips on how to pull together a beautiful home.  It is a decorating feast that is wildly satisfying!

Here is a wider view of the entire room, which I have now added and removed five times because I am not completely happy with my photo.  This is what happens when I am taking the photos and not my husband.  But it shows you a bit more of how the room is laid out as well as my Moroccan rug, which you might remember from when I bought it and my favorite pouf with little camels on it… which my littlest uses as leverage to reach anything and everything that we have naively put above arm’s length.

One last little corner which has changed recently are these bookshelves.  Perhaps you remember when they were filled with my husband’s books?  We finally found a desk we liked and moved his work space to our bedroom, which he loves because he can now shut the door and play his music as loud as he wants while he edits his photos.  (He says he likes being able to hide from the kids, but sometimes I think it is me he is running away from!)

So I filled these newly vacant shelves with some of our favorite books along with little souvenirs that we have collected on our travels… elephants from Africa, shells from many beaches from the Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico to the Mediterranean, and an Eiffel Tower.  You probably notice the painting from Morocco which I paid a whole $5 for in a tiny shop near the Sahara Desert… it was a steal… and I feel a little guilty for paying so little for something I love so much!

Well, that is a bit of our living room.  I cannot wait to share more with you in the coming days.  It’s been a crazy ride getting settled after such a huge move from Morocco, but it’s also been crazy fun!

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

raspberry essence May 24, 2011 at 11:17 am

the post was adorable! i´m waiting to see more!

have a lovely week :)

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tinajo May 24, 2011 at 11:22 am

You´re home is absolutely lovely, I really love the details! :-)

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Juliette R. May 24, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Congrats on the feature! =) The place is really coming together and looks fab, of course!

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Heidi May 24, 2011 at 1:10 pm

That’s such a lovely living room – love how the little crochet glasses looks perfect in the room :)

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Victoria May 24, 2011 at 1:53 pm

I do like to have a peak into other homes, and yours looks wonderful. Thanks for showing, and congrats on being covered at Decor8.

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Angelia May 24, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Lovely images of your home. The garland is great, I have my students make those in my high school design classes.

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Beth@Just{Heart}It May 24, 2011 at 3:28 pm

LOVE this post! So glad you included the photo you went back and forth about. It’s nice to see the larger picture, too. You’ve done a great job with your house!

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Camilla May 24, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Hi Tina,
Absolutely love your pics! What a wonderful home you have.
Thank you so much for mentioning me in your post above. That warms :)
Really nice meeting you at the fair in Odense – I will definitely be following your blog from now on. (I’m actually still running around with your business card in my purse).

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Abby from Canada May 24, 2011 at 3:49 pm

So beautiful! I love seeing your home. Thank you for sharing.

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louise @ThirtyfiveFlowers May 24, 2011 at 4:11 pm

I adore your home, so stylish but a real home rather than a staged space. It’s always special for me to see my covers in their new home and it is an absolute delight to see them looking so beautiful. Thankyou for the mention and congratulations on the Decor8 feature, I hopped over there too and it looks wonderful x

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Andreia May 24, 2011 at 10:09 pm

I’ve said it before on decor8, your home is beautiful! Nice to know the stories behind the things you have at home for decorating it in your very personal way!

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Savitri May 24, 2011 at 11:32 pm

So nice, Tina! Love everything you shared and they’re making me want to redo our decor. I have a few pieces that are similar to what you have too! We’ll see tho… :)

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Ariana May 25, 2011 at 2:38 am

Such a nice space, and I love that decor8 featured a home a fellow expat Mama– we don’t always have the luxury of living in one place for years, or taking lots of things with us, so it was nice to see your cozy home.

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Desha Peacock May 25, 2011 at 3:11 am

Wow Featured on Decor8! That’s pretty great! I remember meeting you in BWY~
Thanks for sharing the pics of your LOVELY home. It takes talent to make a home stylish with kids, especially when you move around alot. nice job~

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Sandra lund May 25, 2011 at 12:11 pm

you have such a beautiful and personal home, thank you for sharing the photos :-)

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Linda May 25, 2011 at 1:14 pm

If only my – quite nice looking but still… – laptop looked like your typewriter! Work would be so much better!!

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Deirdre May 27, 2011 at 5:48 am

You did a LOVELY job! Your home looks exactly that….like a home! I love the little corner with your chair. It looks like the perfect spot to read on a rainy day.
Have a wonderful day,
xo Deirdre

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Monica May 28, 2011 at 3:44 pm

The place looks amazing! So cozy, and inviting, and most importantly it looks like a REAL home. I love your story about the turquoise typewriter. I can tell you that I would have had the same reaction. First of all it’s my favorite color, and who cares it does not work? My grandmother actually still has this old typewriter that I adore, but it’s about 30 pounds and pretty much impossible to ship from Romania to Canada….but I would love to have it. And I’ve also always wanted to have a reading corner.

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Tina May 28, 2011 at 7:30 pm

@Monica OH, wouldn’t that be heavenly to have her typewriter? Sigh… I completely understand the shipping issue!

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Brinja May 31, 2011 at 9:15 am

Yay, the birds look perfect in your beautiful home. Wonderful to see :)

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naomi June 2, 2011 at 6:22 am

oh! it’s beautiful!

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