This weekend’s Get the Look Decor is inspired by the Copenhagen, Denmark home of Tina and her family. Every corner of her beautiful home is decorated with reminders of the many places the family has lived and traveled.
Check out Tina’s Etsy shop, travelinmama, where she sells gorgeous handmade cards, photographs and jewelry. Visit Tina on Flickr for more photos of her beautiful home, and stop by her blog, Flying House, for even more decorating inspiration.
Where do you live and with whom?
I live in Copenhagen, Denmark with my husband Jack and our three kids, Hailey (10), Parker (6), and Landon (2). We have lived here for just over a year after living in Morocco for three years and Barcelona, Spain for two years. In between Morocco and Spain, we took a brief break from life overseas, bought a house in the U.S. and swore we had gotten all of our wanderlust out of our systems…but that only lasted for about a year before we started the moving process again!
[Left to right, top and bottom: Milk Glass Pedestal Bowl by finickyfindsmore; 1950s Decoroare Canister Set by TickleMeVintage; Antique Sunbeam Mixmaster by TheVintageParlor; Milk Glass bowl by lydiasvintage; White Porcelain Planter by taylorceramics; White Jar Soap Dispenser by postroadvintage]
Describe your home decorating style.
After selling almost everything we owned in the States, we started almost from scratch in our new home. At first that totally freaked me out: I felt lost, and buying quality furniture was either hard to find in Morocco or crazy expensive. We loaded up our van many times while at IKEA! Now that we are in Denmark, I really feel our home is evolving again. Scandinavian design is so inspiring and I feel like I cannot get enough!
[Left to right, top row: Custom Family Portrait by asklaver; Wooden Leaf Dish by voladoravintage; Craftsman Style Oak Buffet Cabinet by daisychainvintage; Table Lamp With Tilt Shade by cubecone; Magazine/file holder by bashfulbunnie ; 6×9 Vintage Kilim Rug by FashionIsle; Left to right, second row: Large Faceted Pendant Light by Zipper8Lighting; Mid-Century Coffee Table by dejavulongbeach; Paper Garland by ElizabethSt; Left to right, third row: Table Cloth with Printed Hummingbirds by OrwellandGoode; About A Girl 11×16 by belafontesbunsa; Flock of Chevrons Pillow Cover by rispok; Left to right bottom row: Mini Bird Plate by boxofhollyhocks; International Poster Art by OldTimersClub; Turquoise Chippy Flower Vase by SweetLoveVintage]
Where are your favorite places to shop for home items?
I love shopping for my home on Etsy, of course! I love supporting the handmade community. I also adore flea markets and thrift shops. After arriving in Copenhagen, we quickly discovered a vibrant and flourishing community for artists and creative types. Since my husband is a photographer and I had yet another new home to shop for, we started a project called Shop 52 — each week we feature a different small shop from Copenhagen. At the moment we are talking with a publisher about having it printed. There are at least 32 shops that will have you itching to hop on a plane!
What inspires you when it comes to decorating?
I am inspired by people’s homes and photographs that tell a story. There is a story behind almost everything in our home, like the handmade wrought iron beds we watched being made in a dusty back street in Morocco or the beautiful jar a local artist made here in Copenhagen. I feel most inspired when another’s heart and soul is so evident in their work.
[Left to right, top and bottom: Orange Creamsicle Pom Pom Flowers by berryisland; 1930 Kodak Box Camera by thisvintagething; Metal Letter Organizer by CaptainCat; Blue Shabby Chic Rose by Dprintsclayful; Blue Glass Mason Jar by regansbrain; Vintage Large Doily Throw by retrorubbish]
What is your favorite part about your home?
My family is my favorite aspect of my home. Seeing them adapt to a new country and a fourth language is incredible. I know I have a huge responsibility to create a home that they feel relaxed in. I love that they feel at home in the space I have pulled together; living as expats can make you very aware of how foreign you are and make the idea of home an illusion.
[Left to right top, from top to bottom: 6 Fairy tale story books by KhaliNouveau; Ombre Toddler Bed and Side Table by RDboles; 50′s Style Cars Organic cotton pillow set by elizabethbloomfield; Car Mobile by WildChildShop; Matchbox Series Red Double Decker by VintageSurplus; Mini Pennant Fabric Banner by oliverbludesigns; Robot Lamp by winborgdesign; Granny Squares Throw Blanket by capegiftshop; Best Friends – 8 x 10 by NanLawson]
Does your home hold any strong memories?
As you might have guessed, we bring our memories with us. It was very hard to leave behind the memories of our kids walking for the first time or a special Christmas morning. I have just started admitting that I cried myself to sleep the night we sold our house in the States. But after our first few years overseas, we realized that it wasn’t the walls around us that made those memories special, but the people we shared them with. So, even though the walls around us have changed many times (and the landscape outside!), we feel a strong connection to our home and all the memories we bring along as we travel the world and live out our dreams!
Looking for more styles and interiors? Check out our video series, There’s No Place Like Here, where creative types show us their unique spaces — infused with their aesthetic and filled with the treasures they collect. Get involved and show us your amazing space in this Flickr pool.