Designer and interior stylist Bettina Holst
Danish artist and designer Bettina Holst is from and based in the small town of Haslev (Zealand), just about 60km outside of Copenhagen, a town famously known as the school town with the green surroundings. Bettina´s home is styled with perfection, and luckily for us, we can follow her design journey on her blog and her Instagram account, where she´s giving great tips on how to DIY and to make the best use out of every single little space and corner of your home (and garden).
What´s the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?
I first of all check my Instagram and Facebook, and afterwards I have breakfast.
How would you describe your home?
I live in a big white house from 1924 where we have lived for 6 years now. My style is Nordic with a little twist of bohemian. The base colours of our house are white, grey, light green and black on the walls. I like to add in other colours with pillows, carpets etc. I also have my art studio here where I make all my paintings, which is only 5 meters away from our house.
What brands and designers does your home mainly consist of?
Bolia.com, Ikea, House Doctors, FermLiving and Floss.
Can you give us your top 3 decorating tips?
Paint a wall - just do it! - and choose the right light. Lightning is really important for decorating. And decorate with lamps; I especially love lamps that are funny, sculpture like etc. Lamps with attitude :-)
What makes a home happy?
Well the people who lives in them. Material things don’t mean anything for me if my children and husband are not happy.
Do you think interior styling is a natural gift or can it be learnt?
Hmmm, I mainly think it's a natural gift, but I do believe that it can be learnt also with some guidelines to help point people in the right direction.
How does trends influence you?
I actually don´t really follow trends. When I see a lot of pictures on Instagram from different homes but with the same closet (for example) it makes me not want it instead. I sometimes get a little bit sad that so many want the same things instead of finding there own style.
What is your biggest extravagance?
That would be our FLOSS 265 lamp
What motto do you live by?
Just do it!
What is ´typical Danish´?
"Hygge" - warm light, candlelight, candy, cake and blankets in the sofa :-)
Where is your favourite Danish spot?
Visit Bettina´s blog at blog.bettinaholst.dk