The House edit story

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.

PHOTO: CECILIE REFSUM

Being Norwegian, we find it quite different from our nordic background in interiors, and last spring we came up with this idea to make it a journey together, and THE HOUSE EDIT it is.

Before rushing away eager to tell you everything about this journey, there is one important thing to say. We are so delighted and thankful that one of the leading Interior Magazine in Norway “Maison Interiør” wanted to showcase journey in a several issues in 2024, starting this February. Thank you! It means a lot to feel supported in what we do:)

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ALL PHOTOS BY CECILIE REFSUM, SHOWING SOME OF THE PLACES WE HAVE BEEN SO FAR. FROM PIMLICO ROAD (ABOVE LEFT) WHICH IS LIKE HEAVEN FOR INTERIOR ENTHUSIASTS, TO ANTIQUE MARKET IN SUNBURY, WALKS IN LONDON COMMONS, HELENES MOODBOARD EARLY DAYS BEFORE THE MOVE TO LONDON, A BEDROOM VIEW, BEAUTIFUL JARS AT SUNBURY AND ROLLS OF BEAUTIES IN PORTOBELLO ROAD. MORE MARKET FUN AND A PHOTO FROM HELENES STUDIO IN LONDON.

The story

I will keep the introduction short for now, just a little background for THE HOUSE EDIT. I moved to London more than 10 years ago and worked as an interior designer. My first assignments were clearly based on me being Norwegian and the clients interest for a Scandinavian approach to interiors. Over the years, I would say it slowly changed as I developed a strong passion for colour and texture, English traditions within textiles and patterns. More than anything I discovered the Antique markets and Vintage shops around in London, and I must say that is where my heart is.

Back in Norway I noticed a photographer who had an aesthetic language in her pictures that I really admired. We got in touch and we have had a lot of fun since then making home stories by the sea, in the mountains and in the city, all of them showcased in Interior Magazines in Norway.

YOUR HOUSE GUIDE AND DIY

This time we have made it a different project, THE HOUSE EDIT is a room for room concept, all about how to make the frame for a personal touch. Using Helenes house-move back to London as a step by step showcase we cover how to mix in colour, texture and second hand items into your scheme. Cecilie always with the camera close by, while me pedalling up the trail to my favourite places found over years. We will also take you to places we find interesting in London and around. We are both curious about the English vibe and it may be a merge between Scandinavian lightness and English atmosphere visible in this project.

Would you like how to make a headboard yourself in a vintage textile? What about cushions, curtains or may a new lampshade? In THE HOUSE EDIT we hope to encourage you to create your home slowly, and just the way you like!

The room first out is the entrance, or hallway. It may not be the biggest room in the house, however, as it is the one that wish you welcome it is important not to underestimate…

COMING MID FEBRUARY 24

Contact details

PHOTOGRAPHER; CECILIE REFSUM, @STUDIOC_INDOOR

WEB: CECILIEREFSUM.NO

EMAIL: CECILIE@CINDOOR.NO

 

INTERIOR DESIGNER; HELENE ARENTZ
@HAINTERIORDESIGN

WEB: HAINTERIORDESIGN.COM

EMAIL: HAINTERIORDESIGN@GMAIL.COM

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