Monday, May 05, 2008
Archive: Copenhagen Elegance
A new sculptural fireplace divides the kitchen and living area in a Copenhagen home that dates from the 18th century.
The fireplace is the central focus of the living area. Designed by owner Annette Trampedach, it was inspired by traditional ones in the Mediterranean.
The main kitchen work area is built around the fireplace wall, and also shows a Mediterranean influence with its use of faïence tiles and rustic form.
A corner of the living area features a mix of antiques (including a collection of children's chairs) from different eras.
The dining area features a Gustavian table and chairs designed by Mallet-Stevens. A faïence jug and basin sits on the tabletop.
Left: A corner of the kitchen. The antique wire salad basket was found in Paris. Right: Another view of the dining area.
The bathroom, installed under the attic eaves. The countertop is marble, as is the bathtub surround. The cupboard doors under the sink were salvaged. Beside the bathtub stands a French bench in braided chestnut.
The light-filled and harmonious Copenhagen home of architect and designer Annette Trampedach started life as a modest 18th century farmhouse. Renovated in the late 19th century as a holiday house for a more well-to-do owner, it continues to evolve, and is now a relaxed home for Annette and her family, with a style that reflects their Scandinavian and French lineage. Via Marie Claire Maison, circa mid 1990s. (Photos by Alexandre Bailhache)