Mikkel Dahlstrøm is a Danish photographer and aesthete who lives in an aesthetic and beautifully styled apartment in Islands Brygge in Copenhagen. Ever since he moved to copenhagen in 2019, he has worked on transforming his new build space into a cosy and charming home with room for him and his partner Frederik to relax and unwind.
Mikkel Dahlstrøm, 29, undoubtedly has an innate talent for working with design and aesthetics, and it is evident that he photographs inspiring homes on a daily basis.
For many people, big city living equals a tiny living space, and Mikkel's apartment is a stunning example of how to live both aesthetically and functionally in a limited space: “I think the key to small living is being highly selective. If something new comes in, something else has to go. Things have to work and be practical here, but they also have to look good. That's why I decorate my surroundings in a relatively minimalist way, so that it always looks fairly tidy.”
Mikkel has succeeded in creating a calm and charming interior design style in his small flat through the use of high-quality furnishings and curated colours. The walls are painted in earthy tones in a variety of shades, and tactile elements and organic shapes serve to interrupt the pure white style that often dominates new architecture: “All the things we own fall within my own aesthetic. Our furniture is classic, but most pieces also have a bit of edge. I love our vintage Murano lamp in the beautiful amber colour. When I buy something new, I need to make room for it beforehand, and I strongly believe that it should have a timeless design.” Mikkel has spent many years investing in designs that exude quality: “Over time, it has become a principle for me to spend my money on good design that lasts a long time. For example, I'm quite certain that our bespoke marble dining table will last forever, and it makes me love it even more.”
“Today I know that, first and foremost, my home has to be a place where I can relax and find the tranquillity that allows me to generate new ideas and continue to develop creatively. ”
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