Julie Rosendahl is the commercial editor at Femina, a weekly women’s magazine in Denmark. Julie’s apartment is unique, as only the bathroom had walls when she bought it, but that was also the reason for her falling in love with the apartment: “We fell for the large space and industrial or almost institutional feel. The latter is a good thing in my opinion. I just really like the no-nonsense style of it. And the institutional furniture – it’s just made to last and really be used – even in a rough manner. Our place was originally part of an office building built in late 1980s, but it was renovated and turned into apartments in 2006,” Julie explains.
Because there were no walls in the apartment when Julie bought it, she had the freedom to do anything and therefore went with half walls with large windows and steel doors made to measure.
Julie had her eye on Reform for quite a while before she decided to redo her apartment with one of our kitchens.
“I originally fell for the ‘70s feel with the round ‘hole-handles’ in oak and it just felt so right for this industrial and no-nonsense apartment. It gives the kitchen a little more cosiness and nostalgia. I especially love the charcoal linoleum countertop that we extended all the way under the windows to make a breakfast bar,” Julie says.
“My favourite thing to do in the kitchen is probably cooking with the children – it can, let’s be honest, be quite stressful to handle food and two hungry mini-divas all at once, but it’s also very rewarding and fun,” laughs Julie.