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Lasse's Multipurpose Room

Name:

Lasse

Location:

Aarhus, Denmark

Division:

International

Square Feet:

688

What I Love About My Home


The thing I like most about our home is the "large" living area. It gives the sense of space and functions as a multi-room for entertaining, working and relaxing. We also love the wooden panels, which give the small space an elegant feel, normally only found in much bigger apartments.

Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home


Finding solutions for storage while maintaining a sense of space and lightness was the biggest challenge.

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Comments (71)

I'm in love with the architectural detailing of the space, the credenza, and all of the art on the walls. This looks like a bright, happy space to reside in.

posted by lishmry on April 12, 2011 at 12:29pm
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Lovely lovely - Exactly my kind of apt. I especially like the unfinished flooring.

posted by Kvaty on April 12, 2011 at 9:39am
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AMAZING! i love aarhus and i love this place!

posted by djm75 on April 12, 2011 at 10:58am
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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!I am so inspired by your use of of art and your check floor in your kitchen with the warm tones of the counter top. Very nice use of space and colour.

posted by her_royal_gr8ness on April 12, 2011 at 11:17am
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LOVE the kitchen!

posted by Reeses902 on April 12, 2011 at 12:35pm
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This is what I call a "well edited" home, which is of course key to living in a small space. Everything has been chosen with a careful, deliberate hand, without looking forced. Good balance of negative space (another key to tiny living) and posessions. Me likey.

posted by cvgmiami on April 12, 2011 at 12:42pm
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love the artwork!

posted by hht on April 12, 2011 at 12:42pm
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What a lively atmosphere, and fun place for living, you have created.

posted by visualeyes on April 12, 2011 at 1:02pm
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Wonderful-- and a shelf of books! Always good to see.

posted by Juliet___ on April 12, 2011 at 1:03pm
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I feel the urge to go clear my closets now. The carpet is going too.

posted by Allegra M on April 12, 2011 at 1:48pm
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I Love the artwork in this house. The whole general vibe is fantastic, but oh the artwork.

posted by Jose A on April 12, 2011 at 2:00pm
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The artwork is fantastic and i love how you display your books in such orderly fashion. Love the paneling in the bedroom...very classical details.

posted by arnold on April 12, 2011 at 2:04pm
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yes please! this is great! good job

posted by Adam Pogue on April 12, 2011 at 2:11pm
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Wow, the first entry to make my favourites after I'd seen just one picture!

posted by hannahvdb on April 12, 2011 at 2:20pm
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Those floors! What dreams are made of.

posted by Helvetiver on April 12, 2011 at 2:35pm
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It looks much bigger than 688 sq.ft.
Is the bathroom too small?
I like the freshness of the kitchen.

posted by hotpaprika on April 12, 2011 at 2:49pm
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The couch color (+ the bedding) warms up the place, I mean, DK style is usually this "everything white", but this place breaks up the rule and meets cozyness and warmth. Congrats and good luck!

posted by csmoura on April 12, 2011 at 3:09pm
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...now get a cowhide rug for the living room and you're done!

posted by ComfortSeeker on April 12, 2011 at 3:35pm
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I love the artwork! Well done.

posted by fulinlin on April 12, 2011 at 3:40pm
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Such a beautiful calming space. Who makes those bookshelves? Or does anyone know where I can get something similar?

posted by sady on April 12, 2011 at 3:55pm
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how the heck did you get on your kitchen ceiling?

posted by ec05 on April 12, 2011 at 4:20pm
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I love the bookshelves in the dining area and those floors!

posted by Daisy_K on April 12, 2011 at 4:20pm
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I am really liking this low book shelf thing.

posted by delg23 on April 12, 2011 at 4:59pm
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Boy howdy do the Scandinavians kick our butts when it comes to beautiful homes!!

So much wonderful artwork and furniture - even with all the things I like, the yellow lamp stands out!

posted by emmelemm on April 12, 2011 at 7:24pm
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I love this apartment. It's just perfect. Can you tell us anything about the floors? Are they unfinished? They make me swoon...

posted by templemorris on April 12, 2011 at 8:02pm
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do scandinavians have good design in their genes? do they breed for the sole purpose of having good taste?!

posted by formosagirl on April 12, 2011 at 9:05pm
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¡fan-tás-ti-co!

posted by frauc on April 12, 2011 at 10:20pm
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Wow!! I just couldn't love the wall behind the couch anymore than I do! What a great place to call home.

posted by kellykat0 on April 12, 2011 at 10:21pm
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My heart just skipped a beat.

posted by doony on April 13, 2011 at 12:33am
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so awesome!

posted by terka27 on April 13, 2011 at 2:37am
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A place for art and books. I run more to clutter and softness but who can go wrong with so much wonderful art on the walls and shelves full of books. And full of light. A very wonderful space.

posted by Kacie3 on April 13, 2011 at 3:36am
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walls smothered in art.. surfaces sprinkled with trinkets.. exposed clothes..cosy kitchen.. colour & vibrancy.. love!!

posted by illestwifey on April 13, 2011 at 6:09am
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sucha a beautiful home! I'm in love!

posted by ines from barcelona on April 13, 2011 at 7:51am
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perfect. love the floors

posted by ell.uu on April 13, 2011 at 1:16pm
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I love the kitchen and floors.

posted by Ofelia on April 13, 2011 at 4:23pm
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I'mnot a great fan of open clothing storage anywhere, but other than that, I really like the space. The art is impressive.

posted by Threadbndr on April 13, 2011 at 7:34pm
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I love: the floors (I don't see a need for a rug!), every piece of furniture (esp. the yellow lamp!) and the awesome way your art is hung : ) Very inspiring!

posted by victoria.zen on April 13, 2011 at 8:40pm
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Wonderful - love the bookshelves and the art collection. Well done!

posted by Jenda on April 13, 2011 at 10:57pm
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Absolutely fantastic! I would love to live in a home just like this.

posted by Jen Chung on April 14, 2011 at 12:50am
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I love every room here. It just soothes me.

posted by Cameron(House Sale) on April 14, 2011 at 4:58am
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I've always loved checkerboard flooring in the kitchen, looks awesome!

posted by ModHomekeeper on April 14, 2011 at 2:23pm
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I'm in love.

posted by Pamela L on April 15, 2011 at 4:53pm
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Fantastic art!

posted by D2 pad on April 15, 2011 at 11:40pm
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Okay, this is one of my favorites, but this is going to sound very critical only because I'm looking closely. Not loving the exposed clothes hung in the bedroom or the wall packed with random student art and a long bookcase. The living room also screams for a rug to soften up the farmhouse floor. But the credenza beneath the TV, the mid century furnishings are all very nice.

posted by blue adidas on April 16, 2011 at 11:58pm
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@ formosagirl. You got it! My parents are Danish and they have 3 kids: architect, graphic designer and engineer. it's genetic :)

posted by jan1965 on April 19, 2011 at 11:37am
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Love the lounge room and kitchen. Lovely.

posted by TaniaTingel on April 20, 2011 at 4:27am
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I wish this one would get a few more votes to push it up to the top of international!

posted by azaleasmoke on April 20, 2011 at 1:10pm
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@All. Thank you for all the kind words. We really like our apartment and the room layout. Our kitchen and bathroom is quite small, but I like the fact that the most square feet are used in the living room, since it is where we spend the most of our time. Our biggest challenge right now is that we're out of wall space :-)

@ComfortSeeker and others. We had a rug in the sofa area, but I poured coffee all over it by accident, so I threw i out. I actually like i more without the rug, because it makes the room feel bigger and I like the look of the floorboards.'

@Sady. The bookshelves are made of five 28x28x12 inch pine-wood modules screwn together with sheet rock screws. We painted the modules white and put it on short legs, since we couldn't mount them on the wall because of the wall panels. It is our cheap DIY version of the Danish "Montana shelving" which costs a fortune.

It was quite a task aligning the bookcases since the floor i very uneven. From the wall and 12 inches out it varies an inch :-)

@ec05. I just held the camera up over my head standing against the fridge. The secret is the ultra wide angle 10-22mm lens :-)

@templemorris and others. The floors are unfinished pine-wood. They are the original floors from 1896 when the house was built.

posted by JensenDK on April 20, 2011 at 4:03pm
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Lovely! The only thing that i do not like is the leather couch, but this is just me - i do not feel them cozy, and i do not like the feel of touch to the leather, but.. as i said, it is just me! You deserve to be the one that goes to the next stage of this contest. Wish you luck!

posted by Danielia on April 22, 2011 at 8:03am
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Lots of MCM goodness and art without being pretentious. Love how nicely curated the whole space is.

posted by analogdialog on April 22, 2011 at 6:19pm
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Also, who makes the lamps in the living area and bedroom?

posted by analogdialog on April 22, 2011 at 6:21pm
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Super lækker indretning. Jeg håber I vinder!
Hvor i Århus ligger lejligheden?

posted by beaked on April 27, 2011 at 8:38am
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even though i've got my apartment in this contest, i've had to vote on a couple places that i particularly enjoy + yours was one of them. i voted for you quite a while ago and i'm glad to see you in the lead. best of luck!

posted by 3floorsup on April 27, 2011 at 5:59pm
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Why are all the most beautiful spaces in Scandinavia?

posted by stickler on April 28, 2011 at 1:16pm
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Wow, I just love this home.

posted by augusto67 on May 1, 2011 at 4:25am
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Tillykke! Lejligheden er meget lækker.

posted by theobvious on May 3, 2011 at 10:05am
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You completely deserve to win! You had me at the first photo, the second, with the long, low, open storage finished me off. Congrats!

posted by lcat on May 3, 2011 at 1:46pm
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This is somewhat similar to last year's grand prize winner. It has much of the same feel (and coffee table!)

posted by mjs7640 on May 3, 2011 at 2:48pm
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This is a welcoming open space, individualized with beautiful art. I just wish there were more variety in furniture. I like mcm furniture a lot, but I think it's more interesting when it's infused with different styles.

posted by StudioStarter on May 3, 2011 at 3:03pm
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Does anyone know where to get that credenza? My girlfriend fell in love it, and it would look amazing in our home.

posted by konroy on May 3, 2011 at 5:30pm
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Does anyone know where to get that credenza? My girlfriend fell in love it, and it would look amazing in our home.

posted by konroy on May 3, 2011 at 5:29pm
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Does anyone know where to get that credenza? My girlfriend fell in love it, and it would look amazing in our home.

posted by konroy on May 3, 2011 at 5:29pm
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Does anyone know where to get that credenza? My girlfriend fell in love with it and it would look amazing in our house. If anyone can help me locate the source, that would be awesome.

posted by konroy on May 3, 2011 at 5:33pm
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Lasse,

You have such a beautiful space, congrats.

Would you be able to guide me to where you got the credenza from? I've been looking for months for something like it. Any help would be appreciated.

posted by konroy on May 3, 2011 at 11:17pm
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Congratulations!

posted by haizea on May 4, 2011 at 7:23am
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lots of art, (good) books, kitchen with SUCH long windows... youre living in your Dream I bet =) - congrats and enjoy the prize !

posted by JulianneMay on May 4, 2011 at 8:53am
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I really like this space. Great artwork.

posted by Graphist on May 13, 2011 at 4:05pm
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Really well done. I had a place with a similiar place and wish I could have been so creative and artful. Thanks for the inspiration!

posted by OggDefying on May 17, 2011 at 2:00pm
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Does anyone know the name of the two art pieces above the entertainment center?I've been looking everywhere online to find them...help.

posted by ngreen21 on October 23, 2011 at 7:16pm
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does anyone know where the two art pieces above the entertainment center are from? I have been looking online all day...help.

posted by ngreen21 on October 23, 2011 at 9:37pm
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very nice

posted by jas and on January 3, 2012 at 7:33pm
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