Cottage Moods

SUMMER BY THE SEA. SAND, SHELL, STONE, STRAW, FADED TEXTILES, AND A BOLD MIX OF PATTERNS ARE MY KEYWORDS FOR A HARMONIOUS SUMMER SCHEME.

PHOTO: Helene Arentz

I found these views of mine so inspiring when arranged together, so I grouped them in a sort of colour range. All the photos are from the same summer cottage paired with a “mood board” I have made in my office right now. Obviously, I enjoy yellowish tones in a fresh summer scheme.

At the moment I am working on a summer cottage with a slightly different mood than the one you see above. It will be a lot of work putting it all together as everything is tailored in vintage textiles and the furniture is found secondhand and will maybe painted or may re-upholstered, or both. I will show you in a little while, however, for now, I hope you got some summer inspiration here. The important part when planning for a refurbishment, a newbuildt, or an extension is to seek the atmosphere you want to create. From the views above you can tell it`s an old cottage where nothing should really look new and bright, but beautifully aged with the stories kept. Photos, when grouping them together is often how a scheme or ideas come true.

Stay tuned,

SUMMER BY THE SEA. SAND, SHELL, STONE, STRAW, FADED TEXTILES, AND A BOLD MIX OF PATTERNS ARE MY KEYWORDS FOR A HARMONIOUS SUMMER SCHEME.

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Making an entrance

Photo: Cecilie Refsum Making a great first impression for your home … you have some

The House edit

We have created THE HOUSE EDIT as a place to dream, indulge into English interiors and most of all inspire to create a personal home. We, Helene Arentz an Interior designer (left) and Cecilie Refsum an Interior and lifestyle photographer, both have a keen eye for English interiors, nature, culture and not to mention the special atmosphere and rich tradition of colour and pattern.

SUMMER BY THE SEA. SAND, SHELL, STONE, STRAW, FADED TEXTILES, AND A BOLD MIX OF PATTERNS ARE MY KEYWORDS FOR A HARMONIOUS SUMMER SCHEME.
SUMMER BY THE SEA. SAND, SHELL, STONE, STRAW, FADED TEXTILES, AND A BOLD MIX OF PATTERNS ARE MY KEYWORDS FOR A HARMONIOUS SUMMER SCHEME.