Hanne and Søren Berzant’s home near Copenhagen has always been a perfect example of Nordic aesthetics. Their 280 m2 turn-of-the-century apartment was refined, simple yet luxorious, bright and airy, the dominant colours, textures and materials were all natural. All the rooms were tastefully decorated with a Scandinavian touch of course. She and her family has recently moved to a villa in the north of Copenhagen and even though you can feel it is not 100% ready yet, the designer’s excellent taste has already appeared in every corner. Hanne is a designer and owner of a gorgeous Danish brand By Nord so no surprise we can always find quite some strategically placed By Nord products around their house.
As seasons, trends and properties (!) vary, Hanne likes to make some smaller or bigger changes in their home from time to time. I will show you some images from 2012 and 2013 of the old apartment and also a few from 2015 shoot in their captivating new villa. You can see how smart and creative she is: keeping the neutral, muted colours and materials – white, grey, black, wood, etc – always as a warm and natural base, but altering the little accessories as her taste and mood forms.
Firstly, let’s see the photos shot in 2012:
The spacious living room in the old apartment was extra bright thanks to the huge windows with no curtains. The white L shaped sofa from Saxo Living, and the beige armchair with footstool from LA Chair created a friendly and comfy atmosphere:
Tom Dixon’s iconic Copper Shade caught the attention above the dining table:
I fancy the little bit rustic touch added by using some raw wooden pieces here and there:
The combination of neutral colours and untreated floorboards gave warm and natural look for this interior:
Arne Jacobsen’s Grand Prix chairs were around the round table:
Then, look at the 2013 version with quite some new stuff – many from By Nord evidently:
CH008 coffee table by Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen, printed cushions from By Nord in the living room:
White and muted colors still reigned in the interior. The white standing lamp was from Artemide:
What a change in this little cosy corner! Still the same armchair by Hans Wegner, but no raw wooden table as before, new painting, sheepskin, and new cushions from By Nord:
Bye bye Tom Dixon Copper Shade, welcome birch pendant by Cathrine Kullberg from Heal’s! The table by SUP Design (from Design Nation) with Arne Jacobsen’s Grand Prix chairs from Aram and the smoky vase from By Nord remained the same though:
A beautiful traditional Danish glass door cabinet stood in the corner of the dining room, piled high with antique crockery and table ware:
The bedroom didn’t change a lot. The DUX bed from Duxiana and the bedside lights from Artemide fit in the natural style. Hanne kept it simple.
Finally, check the latest pictures from this year, already shoot in their new home, the villa in Copenhagen:
Hanne’s style became more minimalist, the villa is even more airy and simple than the old house. She kept their sofa, rug and re-upholstered (topic of the next post) her all-time favorite Wegner chair that she inherited from her grandparents:
Some old friends from the previous home, but with new dark accessories. Please note: she now has curtains!
Big bright spaces all over the villa:
Minimal B&W details:
Again, a new pendant lamp above the dining table, this year a black one:
Her favorite part of the villa is the big kitchen where everyone can gather to cook and chat:
And last, meet Hanne, the utterly talented woman with her puppy:
images from: boligliv