Lovely Danish Apartment of Designer Nina Bruun + 16 Questions
Hello dear friends, how are you today? I’m great because I’m fasting at the moment (feed me, will somebody feed me!?) and today is day 7. I can’t believe it, a whole week on a juice fast. I’ve never done this before, so it’s a real accomplishment. It’s been a very spiritually uplifting journey over the course of 7 days, and emotionally transformative in many ways. A juice fast really puts you in touch with your emotions and allows you to easily re-frame things so you can begin to look at your world a little different. It’s been a ride, but a good one. Have you ever been on a fast before? What were your results?
Today on decor8, after my rather heavy post yesterday about Fame, Imposter Syndrome and Fear of Intimacy (what a loaded gun!), I thought I’d lift things up and get back on topic with design for today. So how about a quaint little city apartment tour, and a chance to meet Designer Nina Bruun who runs Nina Bruun Creative Consultancy, a multidisciplinary creative consultancy in Denmark. Below the tour is a series of flash questions that I asked her so you can learn who she loves to follow on Instagram and what’s on her playlist, among other things. But first…
Nina owns an 80m2 (approximately 861 sq ft) in the lovely district of Nørrebro in Copenhagen. As mentioned, she’s a designer and runs a company of ten, her consultancy is a leading source on Nordic interior trends, specifically color and design forecasting. Nina has a Master's degree in Furniture and Spatial Design from the esteemed Royal Danish Academy of Design and has received a Red Dot Design Award and has work shown in the permanent collection at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. What an accomplished, amazing woman!
Let’s look at her living, dining, kitchen and bedroom now.
Ok, so you’ve seen her home… Now let’s talk to her about it… HOME - The foundation where everything else can begin each day. Here are 16 questions with Nina Bruun.
1 // Who lives with you?
Nina: It’s just me.
2 // What does home mean to you?
It means so much to me. It’s where I live, relax and recharge.
3 // What do you love most about your home?
The natural light. I live on the 4th floor and the light is always amazing.
4 // What would you like to change at home?
I would love a little more space in the kitchen. It’s a bit too small when you really love cooking like I do.
5 // Favorite candle/scent?
Aesop room spray (I use it as perfume as well!!!)
6 // Favorite thing to do at home?
Either cook, be on my balcony or relax on the sofa.
7 // Favorite meal to cook?
Anything by Ottolenghi, but a favorite is his Chicken with arak and citrus.
8 // What is on your playlist?
9 // When you have people over, how does that usually play out? Do you cook, order out, play games, watch films, etc.?
I prefer to cook, but my everyday life is super hectic and I often end up buying something simple or buy takeout as I don't have the time.
10 // Your dream piece for the home?
Clerici Bench by Konstantin Gcric
11 // What is important to you when you visit someone else’s home?
Always to bring flowers, respect the rules of the house, observe and be inspired by the owner’s style.
12 // Fresh flowers or a plant?
Fresh flowers during winter, my balcony plants during summer.
13 // Red wine or white?
14 // Chocolate or vanilla?
15 // Favorite city to shop and why?
I have so many favorite cities but I especially love to shop in Milan, London, Stockholm and New York for many different reasons! I like to buy things locally when it comes to ingredients, design and fashion.
16 // Your favorite Instagram accounts are…
@nicole_franzen - US photographer and friend. I just love to follow along, it's a pleasure to see everything she sees and captures.
@Kvadrattextiles - I love their products and visual universe.
@elledecoration_nl - Great inspiration for colorful homes and a great mix of art and design.
@majesticdisorder - You feel like you're on a trip around the world when you follow this account. It’s just an endless source of inspiration.
@wedopatterns - A new site that we just started in the company, for a upcoming project.
Note: Readers, you can follow Nina Bruun on Instagram here: @nina_bruun
Thank you so much Nina, was a pleasure to have you here today on decor8!
See you tomorrow readers, I’m off to be a podcast guest on a show so I need to run!.
(Photography: With permission by Nina Bruun)