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An Apartment in Copenhagen

An Apartment in Copenhagen

An Apartment in Copenhagen

An Apartment in Copenhagen

An Apartment in Copenhagen

An Apartment in Copenhagen

In what feels like a lifetime ago – some two decades past – I grudgingly found myself in Copenhagen. This was my first time in the city and I was mostly holed up at the basement apartment below the Ghana Embassy in Hellerup, a nearby suburb. I spent all my time listening to a mixed tape of ‘90s R&B songs a boy had made me and reading depressing poems from a tattered copy of Love Is a Dog from Hell I’d gotten at a car boot sale for 50p.

It wasn’t that I hated Copenhagen, I’d barely taken the time to discover the city, but being full of angst at that time, I was determined not to like it there; I loved reveling in misery back then.
I remember going for a walk one time and feeling a little lighter, and imagining what it’ll feel like to come back in a calm, much happier time. I have this thing about recreating better memories of places where I was once unhappy, and Copenhagen had been on the list for a while now.

An Apartment in Copenhagen

An Apartment in Copenhagen

An Apartment in Copenhagen An Apartment in Copenhagen

An Apartment in Copenhagen

Last summer I got the chance to spend a few days in Copenhagen; I knew things would be wildly different this time around. The first thing I did was find this cute little apartment tucked above a charming French bistro on Værnedamsvej in Copenhagen’s hip Vesterbro district.

This little hideaway could not have been more perfect, it had all the conveniences of home and charmingly decorated with a pleasing mix of Scandi minimalism, vintage pieces, plants and pops of colour. I felt right at home and enthralled with the space at the same time; I loved that it was simple, clean and airy with lots of light and adorable little details.

Seeing how extra cozy and welcoming the plants made the apartment feel, I was inspired to green up my own little space when I came home.

An Apartment in Copenhagen

An Apartment in Copenhagen

An Apartment in Copenhagen

An Apartment in Copenhagen

An Apartment in Copenhagen

The neighbourhood was a delight as well; cafés, restaurants, boutiques and quaint shops lined the streets and we were right in the midst of it.
I loved standing by the large windows in the mornings and watching Copenhageners on their bikes go about their day with fascination.
We found a gorgeous little café across the street from the apartment which promptly became “our coffee shop”.

An Apartment in Copenhagen

An Apartment in Copenhagen

An Apartment in Copenhagen An Apartment in Copenhagen

An Apartment in Copenhagen

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