Posted on August 5. 2020
I really like playing with light, colors, shapes and lines. I enjoy the entire process from when the idea starts in your head, to the final result. It is a creative process all the way, which can be either easy or chaotic – but I love how you, through styling, lighting and varying techniques, can create an image that either conveys a certain mood, a story or an aesthetic feel.
I totally agree, and I also feel the same way about light and colors. I choose pieces that fit the structure of the room and use bold colors to boost energy and spark inspiration. I use natural tones when I want a calmer feel. I often re-decorate my home and change up the interior. It’s a reflection of the way I feel, and I obviously don’t feel the same all the time. This also coincides with my job as a photographer, where I’m in constant search of new inspiration, exploring new ways of integrating shapes and colors.
I really love midcentury interiors and playing with contrasts, textures and shapes. I use natural tones as a base and add contrasts with bright colors, sculptural objects and lighting. I choose wall colors to go with the warm or cool tone from the sunlight, which depends on the way the room is facing – varying the amount of grey, cyan, green and magenta.
I love the idea of discovering something that can’t be found in regular stores, and that you can change your interior in a more sustainable way.
My first encounter with Ekstrem was when I was young, visiting a friend at her parents’ house. I had almost forgotten about it until I saw it in Eva Lumikello’s beautiful home. I was immediately drawn to the wild shape and cozy feel – and of course the color! I spent a year studying Occupational Therapy when I was 20, so I know how important comfort and positions are for our bodies. When I sit in Ekstrem I feel the chair enclosing my back and legs, which is really relaxing. My boyfriend says that it is his favorite “Fifa-chair”.
We bought an old town house in a city near Aarhus and I wanted to enhance the original details of the old building with a history, and all the nature around it. So, I decided to create an Instagram account and started posting very simple and minimalistic images. We moved to a bigger house a couple years ago, the one we live in now, and it had more opportunities in regard to the interior and we really found our style. I began posting photos of the renovation and our vintage midcentury finds.
Starting out with Instagram I would post very simple, aesthetic photos with a melancholic mood, soft lighting and muted color tones. I wanted to convey a feeling, a feeling of a soft place you don’t want to leave. The feeling you have on a slow Sunday morning when you know Monday is right around the corner.