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Guest Blogger: Charlie From Charlie’s Design Diary

This large industrial loft-style house, in Denmark, is home to a family of five. The house was built using wood, glass, raw concrete, metal and the latest in electronic technologies. The décor was kept minimal yet functional. The house was furnished with beautiful mid-century classics and contemporary accessories in bold colors and luxurious fabrics. One of my favorite details of this home is the stunning raw concrete wall and industrial wood and metal staircase.

In the living room, the green Niels Jorgen Haugesen sofa and classic Eames chair sit perfectly with the white shag carpet and Zap coffee table from Cassina.


The homeowner decided to leave the seams of the prefabricated concrete partition visible so that the wall does not look too finished. The multiple squares, on the concrete wall, are windows to adjacent rooms. The suspension-ceiling lamp is from Luceplan.


The kitchen opens to a double height dining room, which connects to the living room and patio via sliding glass doors. In the dining room you can find a hideout/fort built for the smallest members of the family under the staircase.


The kitchen is modern and simple with crisp white floating laminated cabinets. The golden slate tiles used on the floor were also used on the far wall and can be seen from the dining room. A simple modern U shaped table and stunning red leather Arne Jacobsen, Series 7 Chair sit on a red shag carpet.
Dark brown wenge-wood adds warmth to the bathroom. On the bathroom’s rear wall the sliding door mechanism of the linen closet is left visible to keep with the factory like feel. The bathroom counter and sinks are made from one solid slab of white Corian.

The white theme continues in the master bedroom with off-white bed linens and laminated white night-side tables. The Egg chair and sconces are Arne Jacobsen from Louis Poulsen.

Custom carpet in the children’s room by Ege Carpets.


(Photos: Divaani Lehti (Interior Design Magazine))


ALEK’s note: Charlie blogs at Charlie’s Design Diary


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  1. what a cute little nook that child is in! very smart design.

  2. christy says:

    Love this house…and what a lucky child to have such a stylish room AND a secret hiding place under the stairs. Charlie – fabulous guest post, even if you did stray from Finland to do it!

  3. Bee says:

    I really like the loft feel, and the fun colors they used. In this sort of home I would expect lots of white. The nook under the gorgeous staircase is ingenious.

  4. nkp says:

    Ok, so here is my wish list- incredible suspension lamp, dramatic windowed concrete wall, under-the-stairs nook, solid slab of white corian, sliding barn-style door, and lastly, custom name carpet. I’m not being overly greedy, am I? A girl’s got needs afterall!

    Great post Charlie, and it’s a pleasure to “meet” you!

  5. Maia says:

    I love raw concrete in so many ways. I love the texture, the imperfections, the lines of the tools and molding process. I also – and most particularly – love the smell of concrete. Is that strange? It is one of the most pleasing smells on earth to me, right up there with new-mown grass and ozone during a rainshower.

  6. Alex says:

    Great detailing. Simple, elegant and beautiful !
    Love the photos.

  7. J.A. says:

    I really like this home, the industrial feel appeals to us greatly. Hopefully I will get some more information about the home. Do you know the name of the architect on this project?

  8. the lights (made up of bulbs) is so cool and green square sofas always have my attention! 🙂

  9. Charlie says:

    Thank you all for your comments. I am so pleased to see that you liked some of the same details that attracted me to this home. I can’t wait to visit your blogs.

    To J.A.- I have sent an email to the interior designer regarding the name of the architect.

    Alek, thank you for having me here, I had a blast!
    Hope you are having fabulous time in Paris.

    Have a great weekend everyone!

  10. modernemama says:

    Oh wenge wood bathroom and Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair, how I yearn for you. Great pick, Charlie!

  11. Hi Charlie, glad to see you here! What a great post and lucky kid!

  12. Charlie says:

    M.M.- So glad you liked it!

    Claudia- Fancy running into each other like this

    Hope you are having a fab weekend!

  13. I love that series of round black frames. Looks fantastic!

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