Take a tour around an unusual and edgy apartment in Denmark

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A two-floor penthouse apartment in Aarhus, Denmark, built in 1907. There's a kitchen-dining-living area, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a study on the upper floor. The lower floor contains a studio and bedroom..

1/9 Living room

living room with white wall and sofa

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

A cowhide rug defines the living space, while a bold print and a quirky cushion add a surreal aspect.


2/9 Sofa

living room with sofa and flower vase

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

Green is a tranquil colour that can stretch to every room in the home without looking overdone. An occasional table is a great place to store magazines and books, while a decorative vase containing fresh flowers gives the room a lived-in feel.

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3/9 Shelving

living room with grey wall and shelving

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

Here, artwork sits on open shelving to create a display that is full of character and personality.

4/9 Kitchen

kitchen room with white wall and window

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

The apartment's mansard roof allows light to pour in through the skylights, but means wall space is at a premium. Under-the-counter wall-hung units in the kitchen increase the sense of light and space.

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5/9 Staircase

stairway with white wall and door

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

The unusual curved staircase was installed when the house was first built, and leads to the drying room for laundry on the top floor. It was painted white to lighten the hallway.


6/9 Home office

home office area with white wall and book shelf on wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

High ceilings, plenty of light and a feeling of airiness are essential in this open-plan apartment. Unpainted lime plaster gives a softness to the walls.

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7/9 Study

study room with table and whie wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

This neat little room uses subtle touches - such as a low-hanging pendant and steel table - to take it from stark to stylish. 


8/9 Bedroom

bedroom with bed and cupboards

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

The rusted steel doors on the wardrobe are anything but a conventional choice. The rest of the scheme is kept light, bright and minimal.

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9/9 Bathroom

bedroom with white wall and glass door

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

The bathroom majors in tiles, steel and porcelain, as a cool counterpoint to the wooden beams in the living space.

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Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.