Home Tour with danish artist Silke Bonde
We are so happy to show you the beautiful house of the talented danish artist and designer Silke Bonde, who lives in Copenhagen with her husband. We got to know Silke through Instagram some years ago and it was so lovely to finally meet in person last month. Silke creates the most beautiful art prints and we are so lucky to have one on our wall as well. Find out more about a exciting give-away at the end of the post. We hope you enjoy the pictures and find out all about Silke in our interview.
Hi Silke, please introduce yourself:
Hi, my name is Silke Bonde, I am an artist and designer living in a house a little north from Copenhagen with my husband, dog and our upcoming baby. I work from my home studio where I create my artworks inspired by the nature I am surrounded by.
In which room do you spend most of your time?
I spend most of my time in our livingroom. I love all the light and the view to our greenhouse and garden.
What’s your favorite oldest interior piece and what’s your favorite latest purchase?
My favourite oldest interior piece is a little wooden table I took over from my mom when she moved, she used it as her flower table. It’s full of water stains and it’s quite worn but that’s exactly what I love about it. My favourite latest purchase must be our Vilhelm Lauritzen VL45 Radiohuspendel lamp, it’s so classic and gives a great light over the dining table.
How would your dream living situation look like?
I love living in Denmark, but I sometimes wish we had more extreme nature such as mountains. I would love to live in a big wooden house with large windows facing a fantastic mountain view. But in stead of moving from my wonderful house I would actually prefer to be able to travel the world more often and stay at wonderful locations in charming architectural buildings. I have a dream of visiting many of the boutique hotels on www.boutique-homes.com.
What’s your favorite book or which book do you read at the moment?
I must admit I am not a big reader, I hope to be some day soon. But there is one book I keep remembering and which made a big impression on me, it’s “A Thousand Splendid suns” by Khaled Hosseini.
Does Art play a role in your life?
Yes! I love exploring different exhibitions and get into other creative peoples minds. Every time I’m visiting a new city I always search for art and design museums in the area. I love to explore the full experience of the exhibitions, the architecture and the food in the cafe.
If someone would gift you a second flat or house where would it be?
It would be Tokyo. Wow, this city is amazing! Just walking around the narrow streets exploring the charming aesthetic architecture, their love for green plants allover and all the great designs shops. I am a huge fan of their attention to detail and their very polite behavior.
Would you tell us a few of your favorite design shops?
I always love to visit HAY house, Paustian, Louisiana shop and DANSK made for rooms.
Which interior piece do you want to buy soon?
I am currently looking for a beautiful rattan lounge piece for our greenhouse and to use outside when the sun is shining.
What’s your next travel destination?
I am going to Madrid in some weeks with a group of girls. During the summer I would love to do a roadtrip in Portugal.
What’s your all time favorite travel destination?
It’s very hard to say. I was amazed by Tokyo and would love to explore more of Japan soon. But the food experience I had in Mexico last year was amazing too! Can’t choose..
What’s your favorite music/song at the moment?
It’s “Apocalypse” by Cigarettes After Sex, I get sp calm every time I listen to it.
If someone visits Copenhagen for the first time, which places would you recommend to go to?
Louisiana Museum, Design Museum Denmark, a canal tour (it’s actually quite beautiful especially if the sun is shining), outside The Black Diamond in the summertime watching all the boats and life in the canal, street food on Papirøen and rent a bike and take a ride to Nørrebro and Vesterbro.
Tell us 3 of your favorite Instagram accounts:
GIVE-AWAY: One lucky winner has the chance to win two artprints from Silke Bonde of his / her choice. Simply comment this post and follow Silke on Instagram. We will draw the winner by lot next friday (01 of june) and contact you via mail. Good luck guys!
Frances May 26, 2018
such a beautiful house, so inviting! Also love the prints by Silke, definitely have to get one for my new apartment!
Our food stories - May 26, 2018
Thank you Frances. Oh yes, she is so talented!
Harriet May 26, 2018
I love your hometours so much. So inspiring. And I would love to win one of her lovely prints.
Our food stories - May 26, 2018
Thanks a lot dear Harriet! Good luck <3
Dominique C May 27, 2018
pure love! 😍 and her work is exactly what i’ve been looking for for our new house!
May Britt Grave May 27, 2018
What an inspiring home, in any ways 🌱💛
Sasje___ May 27, 2018
Such an inspiring home and woman! I 🖤 to hang 1 of here prints in my new bedroom.
Evelien May 27, 2018
I already followed her.
Such beautiful art and house.
You feel at home looking at the art pieces.
Saskia May 27, 2018
What a wonderful home with so much character. Love Silke’s work too!
Dieuwertje May 27, 2018
Inspiring photos of Silkes house! They show how your home can have a clean and light style, whilst also remaining a warm and cosy environment for your family and friends. In the small house I live in, it’s a challenge to keep it comfortable and warm and yet also spacious. Silkes beautiful and minimalistic art prints would fit perfectly ;-). Already an insta-fan for a while btw...
Karolyn Rossein May 27, 2018
Absolutely love your place and your work!
Carol Borodinsky May 27, 2018
I have serious envy right now. This home is pretty much my ideal home. A contemporary look, minimalistic yet warm, I love how the outdoors adds colour and light to the neutral tones of the indoor. A talented lady for sure.... Her prints would just be perfect in our home 🏡
Dieuwertje May 27, 2018
The photos of Silkes house are very inspiring! They show how a house can be light and minimalist, yet also warm and cosy. The rooms look spacious but also comfortable enough to spend time with your loved ones. Exactly the kind of style I need (/try to accomplish) in my tiny house. Silkes beautiful art prints would fit in perfectly!
Isabel May 27, 2018
Would love to win one of these beauties!
Andreea May 27, 2018
Simple and beautiful 😙
Juultje May 27, 2018
Love her kitchen, wow!
And I've seen her work before, especially the blue lines is beautiful.
Emilie Van Camp May 27, 2018
Her home and her work are simply incredible 🖤 love it!!!!
Laurien May 27, 2018
First of all: I really enjoyed this Home Tour! Your posts and home tours are so inspiring to me, thank you for that! And of course if would also LOVE to win one of her prints!🙏
Eve May 27, 2018
What a wonderful House so charming ❤
I love the prints Melt and Stripes that would be perfect for our bathroom.
Abi | These Four Walls blog May 27, 2018
A wonderful post and a great giveaway! I love Silke’s artworks and her home is beautiful
ifu May 27, 2018
Wie schön eure homestories immer sind ! Ich freu mich schon auf die nächsten :)
Charlotte Dubery May 27, 2018
Such a warm and inviting home. I feel really inspired - thank you for sharing :)
Becky May 27, 2018
What a gorgeous home! Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos with us! Silke’s artprints are stunning! ✨
Bethania May 27, 2018
Lovely place, full of light. Made me curious to know your art. Congrats with the upcoming baby!
Linda May 28, 2018
Such a beautiful home! I love Silke’s work!
And great Copenhagen tips, hope to visit Denmark soon!
Marie May 28, 2018
Our house is peppered with Silke's prints, they're lovely and there are so many more on my 'wish list'... I love seeing the homes of my favourite creatives, it gives a real sense of who they are. Such a beautiful calm space.
Kat Mannell May 28, 2018
Wow - what an inspirational woman, and I adore her decorating style too, so light, bright and beautiful. I’ve wanted a couple of her gorgeous prints for so long - they would fit perfectly into my scandi style home.
Alina d May 28, 2018
I love her vibe and work so much! Thank u guys for this
Katharina K. May 28, 2018
Would love to win! I already have one and I love it! Great home story!
Christine Archibald May 28, 2018
Such a beautiful and personal home! Where did you get the photo over the dining table? I love it.
Casie Gambrel May 28, 2018
I absolutely loved this interview. I am so inspired by Silke’s art. I always look forward to her Instagram posts.
Thank you, Silke, for letting us into your beautiful home!
Katharina K. May 28, 2018
Would love to win a print, I already have one and I love it! Great home story!
Grace May 28, 2018
Mixing vintage and modern gives the home a well-balanced look, great job gal!
Laura May 28, 2018
Simple but so much character! Would love to win her prints - have been admiring them and they’re on our wish list for our next room re-do!
H.redC May 28, 2018
This is so great!! Im am inspired:)
Amy May 28, 2018
Have loved her artworks for so long! It’s lovely to see where she creates them
Jim Hughes May 28, 2018
Love her work so much, thanks for giving us a glimpse into this beautiful space!
Nina May 29, 2018
I love her work!
Daniela Jun 01, 2018
What a wonderful home! I love her work!
Anna Nguyen Jun 01, 2018
Really beautiful photos and stunning artwork!
Joanna Jun 01, 2018
Just beautiful. Joanna
Anna Nguyen Jun 01, 2018
Really beautiful home and stunning art work!
Lea Jun 01, 2018
The most beautiful home with the most beautiful paintings !!
Carmen Jun 01, 2018
So inspired by your blog, always love that Scandinavian minimalist concept.
Karolyn Rossein Jun 01, 2018
I may have already commented, but can't remember! Love her home and work. So warm and welcoming...
Christina sheikh Jun 01, 2018
Ville elske at vinde, har fulgt længe... 💙
Jess Jun 01, 2018
Beautiful work and a beautiful story. Looking to seeing more. Would love t win a print.
Linda T Jun 01, 2018
Beautiful home - finally a winter garden with a modern feel! (and great orints of course ;-))
Kath Lim Jun 01, 2018
The home tour is so beautiful. I really like Silke’s art prints, especially her latest leaf prints.
Bec Jun 01, 2018
This is SPOT.ON. Inspiration and food for thought...thank you!
Christelle Jun 01, 2018
Silke's work is so incredibly inspiring and it would be amazing to have them as our first art piece for our new house.
Georgia Errett Jun 01, 2018
Such a gorgeous home with lovely light and spaces ❤️
Caren Jun 02, 2018
Oh! What a beautiful home! I adore Silke’s art - always so perfectly delicate. I recently purchased a couple of prints for our baby’s nursery, but I could happily fill my entire home with those calming tones! Such an inspiring home tour.
Laetitia Oct 09, 2018
What a beautiful and inspiring home! And the artworks are lovely, would love to get one! (PS: Thank you for pointing me to “Apocalypse” by Cigarettes After Sex!)
Heather Oct 10, 2018
Does anyone know who the artist is of the pitcher print next to the table? It’s beautiful.
Ann - Oct 11, 2018
The pitcher print is of a painting by the artist Vilhelm Lundstrøm.