Home Tour with Line Borella
Today we want to introduce you to the stunning and cozy home of Line Borella in Copenhagen. We got in contact with Line when we started blogging 5 years ago and she worked for a danish design company. It was one of our first collaborations we did together, so Line will always have a special place in our hearts. Enjoy this beautiful home tour and find out more about Line in the interview.
Hi Line, please introduce yourself:
I’m Line, design enthusiast living in Copenhagen with my patchwork family (I like that German saying of a brought together family) – my boyfriend Martin, his 3 kids and my daughter Nola. I work in the Copenhagen based interior company MENU and I’m responsible for the brands PR globally. I have been working within this area for the past 10 years mostly in the interior industry but I started my career in fashion being a part of developing Copenhagen Fashion Week back in 2007. I grew up north of Copenhagen in the countryside – used to have nature and horses just outside my window but always knew that I wanted to live in the city. Luckily Copenhagen has lots of green spots and recently I joined a rooftop garden community just next to where I live meaning that I can combine urban living with organic gardening.
In which room do you spend most of your time?
We spend a lot of time in our kitchen. We love cooking and good food takes time. That is also why we prioritised to renovate the kitchen right after we moved in. The kitchen has both a pretty big cooking space but also a spot for hanging out – so that the entire family can socialize while we prepare the food.
What’s your favourite oldest interior piece and what’s your favourite latest purchase?
I really like our vintage pieces from Wegner & Paul Kjærholm. Both the lounge chair, the dining chairs and the small PK 33 stool. I also admire the little piece of wood that my father gave me. The smell of wood when you sniff it is so good that I want to make it into a fragrance. My father brought it home from Gotland – he found it on Fårö the very north of Gotland. I think its maybe 400 years old. Recently I finally got us a black tall marble plinth from MENU – that’s my favourite new item.
What’s your favourite book or which book do you read at the moment?
As Summer holiday is upon us I will have to find new books to read – I’m up for recommendations. I started to read ‘All the light we cannot see´ by Anthony Doerr when I travelled around Bali in October – need to finish it when I go to Sweden for vacation. I usually also bring magazines when I holiday. I just received the newest issue of Openhouse and it looked so beautiful that it made me want to read it all.
How would your dream living situation look like?
If I could get the sea and the forest closer to our apartment it would be amazing.
Which interior piece do you want to buy soon?
The new lounge chair by Ib Kofod-Larsen that MENU are launching in September is on my wish list. But also have my eyes on a couple of Prouve Standard Chairs but can’t decide the colour.
Would you tell us a few of your favourite design shops?
The Line in New York is always worth a visit. DANSK made for rooms in Copenhagen and the new Kollekted by in Oslo. The local ‘My Favourite Things’ in Jægersborggade is my go-to when it comes to organic beauty care.
If someone visits Copenhagen for the first time, which places would you recommend to go to?
If its during Summer I will recommend to go swimming somewhere in the city. Dine at Admiralgade26 or Manfreds in Nørrebro. Have ice cream at Østerberg Ice Cream (Østerbro), croissants & coffee at Andersen & Millard (Nørrebro), delicious Italian readymade meals and tapas from La Dispensa in Jægersborggade (Nørrebro) and drinks at https://bronnumcph.dk/. Stay at Hotel Sanders or at least just go there for breakfast or drinks.
If someone would gift you a second flat or house where would it be?
A country house on Ibiza, Mallorca or Sicily. A place with amazing food possibilities, where the sun shines most of the year and the sea is close.
What’s your next travel destination?
Sweden and Northern Italy – and I can’t wait to visit Stedsans in the woods in August.
What’s your all-time favourite travel destination?
Can’t decide. I have a huge love for Sweden but I also love exploring new cities. I went to Antwerp once for work and I sensed that there were much more to see so definitely going back soon. And then I’m a fan of Italian food and wine so Italy would be appear on my top 3 list.
Tell us 3 of your favorite Instagram accounts:
I use IG for work so it depends on what I’m up to at work. The overall theme for my personal favorites are photography, food and travelling which make my favourites photographers Anders Schønnemann @schonnemann for both stunning photography and travel inspiration and the same goes for @rosaliapark the founder of Cereal Magazine and photographer Line Thit Klein @linethitklein and Nicole Franzen @nicole_franzen .