ISSUE 35  |  Danish Living

House Call: Maria Helgstrand in Copenhagen

September 02, 2011 8:29 PM

BY Justine Hand

I recently discovered the work of Copenhagen-based stylist and interior designer Maria Helgstrand and have become an instant fan. Put simply, her work is stunning—funky, minimal, sleek, spirited, unexpected, clean, warm, and witty. These striking photographs are of the designer’s own home in the center of Copenhagen, which she shares with her husband, Peter, and their two sons. In every room Maria has applied her signature use of color: pristine whites injected with strong blacks and/or shocks of bright, almost neon, hues that add a sense of drama and intrigue. The result is a highly personal space that is both functional and lovely, serene and fun, full of character and life, but never cluttered nor chaotic.

To read more about Maria (and her design ideas) and to see the full suite of photos, go to Design Skool.

Above: Maria's light, bright white-painted living room.

Above: Maria used a trio of particle boards as wall decor.

Above: Stacks of design magazines tucked under a side table.

Above: A single wall is papered in Cole & Son's Jungle Leaves print.

Above: The kitchen features chairs by Gubi.

All photos were shot and styled by the talented team of Pernille Kaalund and Louise Riising, courtesy of Maria Helgstrand.