Scandinavian Style: At home of a Danish writer Annika von Holdt

 Copenhagen, Denmark

Photos  ©  Annika von Holdt

Now a novelist, former Danish fashion model Annika von Holdt spent over 15 years in the industry, where she developed a keen eye that has since served her well. Separating the wheat from the chaff, von Holdt’s discriminating Scandinavian design sense is apparent in her curated collection of mid-century pieces. Designers as diverse as Le Corbusier, Achille Castiglioni, Verner Panton, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia and Philippe Starck are represented, and artfully integrated with an assortment of antique urns, benches and side tables that she’s collected over time.  

Annika von Holdt:

“I invest in timeless pieces, pieces that are beautiful now, but will remain so twenty to forty years from now.”

Annika von Holdt:

"My favorite place is not just one, but my living room and the dining room as a whole. I love everything there. There is a very good atmosphere, tidy, but with everything I need"

Annika von Holdt:

“I’d characterize my home as a mix of styles, in which the common denominator is a calm, monochrome palette of whites, dusty greys and black accents.”

Annika von Holdt:

“The two Diamond chairs I have in my living room were purchased vintage and date back to 1952, when the chair was first produced. Despite different owners and a considerable number of years of wear, for me they are as beautiful as ever.”

The home’s bright white interior is an equally pragmatic solution to the dearth of natural light that characterizes the region’s long, bleak winters.

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