In my last post, we explored the romantic, unfussy,
lovely side of European farmhouse style,
and today’s inspiration, a
historical renovation of a Danish Modern Farmhouse
for Danish design royalty is a different
interpretation of farmhouse style I knew I had to share!
So often on this blog, I spread love for farmhouse style
interpreted in a variety of flavors of design.
I especially love sharing European inspired
farmhouses or country homes.
No harm in that; yet, it’s important to keep returning to
classic originals, to authentic farmhouses like this one
(renovated or otherwise) which powerfully instruct
and inspire us with their architecture,
timeless design and rooted-ness
in the Old World.
|Magnificent thatched roof and details on a Danish longhouse.|
Some facts about this European farmhouse…
Built in 1880
2,600 square-foot traditional
Danish longhouse in southern Jutland
Purchased in 2004, by Thomas and Heidi Dinesen
Restored interiors are minimal and modern
Dinesen Douglas fir flooring plays a starring role!
Thomas Dinesen is the fourth-generation owner of
Dinesen, a Danish company specializing in custom
wood floors since 1898.
The Dinesens hired Jørgen Overby to restore the home
and bring back its original character.
The look they aimed for?
Minimal is not everyone’s cup of tea.
I should know.
In our last home, which we kept extremely
spare and airy, there were visitors who let
me know they could never feel at home or
live with the minimal interiors that brought
me comfort (a neighbor once visited soon
after we built and asked if I was staging
the kitchen for sale…
“This is how we live everyday”
was my response).
People who love minimal are not boring
or indecisive…they are very often sensitive,
soulful, and contemplative types.
Many folks need their collections and objects
in full view at all times to feel calm.
But certain folks find such excess distracting,
disconcerting, and even nerve-wracking.
For me personally, I feel the energy emanating
from objects so I must exercise restraint to
feel a sense of tranquility and peace.
But I love love love visiting homes that
are anything but minimal…it’s the spice of life!
|Custom Douglas fir bench. Modern windows. Pale green painted ceiling beams.|
This farmhouse is no longer a private residence for the Dinesens;
instead, it’s being converted into the Dinesen Country Home,
a guest house for the Dinesen company.
What is a traditional southern Jutland longhouse?
It’s more accurately a sønderjysk gård…
a type of 18th- and 19th-century farmhouse
with a thatched roof (the longest side aligned to the street).
Since the owner’s business is custom floors,
I bet you won’t be surprised that these Douglas fir
beauties play a starring role in this magnificent
|Headboard with integrated shelf and desk: Douglas fir. Lights: Tolomeo.|
About the exquisite floors in this home:
They are from Dinesen’s Douglas Collection…
Douglas fir treated with lye and white floor soap
12″ wide and up to 26 feet long.
You won’t find moody rooms of dusty antiques
within this masterfully crafted historical home…
I’ll let the images
tell the historical minimalism story.
|Kitchen Design: Jørgen Overby. Custom cabinetry by local carpenter. Appliances: Smeg.|
|Clip spot lights: Tolomeo. Backsplash: Handmade ceramic tiles. Countertop: Dinesen Douglas fir.|
|Danish Farmhouse Kitchen in Dinesen Country Home|
|Round Douglas fir sculpture: German woodcutter Michael Moosmann-Pfaff.|
|Custom dining table: Dinesen Douglas fir planks. Lighting: Tobias. Art: Jens Birkemose|
|Danish Farmhouse Living Room with Modern Minimal Decor.|
|Steel Fire Bowl|
|European Farmhouse Living Room with Minimal Decor|
|Dinesen Country Home|
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|Spanish chair: Borge Mogensen|
|Custom headboard. Rocking chair: (Stingray) Thomas Pedersen.|
|European Farmhouse with Modern Minimal Decor|
|Douglas fir integrated headboard.|
|Hallway to bathroom.|
|Bathroom in a Danish farmhouse with modern interiors.|
|Modern design in a European farmhouse.|
|Douglas fir on ceiling.|
|Danish Farmhouse – outdoors|
|Danish Farmhouse Exterior|
What do these interiors and this farmhouse renovation
stir up in you?
Peace to you right where you are.