Johanne Landbo and Lukas Filip Fernandes, the couple behind the Instagram account
@femte.til.venstre, have since moved out of the 1927 Copenhagen townhouse we first fell for on their feed—but that doesn’t stop us from revisiting its interiors (all of which you can see in Femte Til Venstre: A Danish Couple’s Thoughtfully Appointed House in Copenhagen). Neutral yet textural, stripped-down yet homey, the townhouse remains a study in Scandi style and warm, easy living.
Today we’re taking cues from the kitchen—enviable coffee station included.
Photography courtesy of Johanne Landbo and
Above: In the back of the house is the kitchen, with original wood floors and glass doors that open onto the garden.At the time the couple found it, Johanne told us, “the house was very basic and quite minimalistic. The floors are the old wooden floors from 1927….All rooms plain, painted white, so it was quite easy for us to make it our own and give it a touch of us. It was in great condition, actually; not much to fix except for the fun aesthetic things.”
(“When I saw it on the listing, I remember writing to Lukas, ‘Look at this cute house; imagine if we could actually make a snowman in our own garden!’” Johanne told us.)
Above: The centerpiece of the kitchen just might be the coffee bar. Set apart in blonde wood, it’s topped with a marble scrap the couple found in the attic. (For more clever marble-piece ideas, see Luxe on a Dime: 15 High/Low Hacks for Using Marble Scraps.)
Above: “We gave the kitchen a bit of life with textured paint from Jotun and put up handcrafted Moroccan tiles in beige,” Johanne told us. “It gives the room such a calm feeling.” The faucet (just to the left, out of frame) is a Quooker, good for quick tea-making and more.
Above: A wide marble-topped counter creates plenty of space for baking.
Above: The couple finds much of their furniture secondhand, via auctions, Facebook Marketplace, and the Danish vintage page, DBA. Here, their daughter, Magda, sits at a vintage Roland Wilhelmsson dining table just on the other side of the counter. “The best part is that it is a table that you can use and use, let the children play on it, eat on it; I can use it as a creative space without having to worry about it being fragile or dirty,” Johanne told us. “It is meant to be used, like the rest of our furniture.”
For more on the space, take the full tour: Femte Til Venstre: A Danish Couple’s Thoughtfully Appointed 1927 Townhouse in Copenhagen.
And for more spot-on Danish kitchens, see:
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