A Colorful Mind Creates a Colorful Home

Q/A by: Laura Wainer

Home of Passion Q&A Interview with Mathilde from @dybt_vand 

We’ve been following Mathilde on Instagram for a while now. She has a colorful personality and a colorful home to match.

Her apartment looks like one of those spaces that makes you feel right at home. She is also quite handy, and can turn any home or furniture piece into a work of art. 

She kindly agreed to answer some questions we had about her home decor and interior style. 

We hope you are as excited to get to know her as we were! 

Q: How would you describe your interior style?

A: Our style is colorful and playful bohemian and with a lot of house plants. The apartment is over 100 years old and we renovated everything from scratch. To have something that looks completely inhabitable was a lot of fun because we couldn’t make it worse and at the same time we didn’t have to remake something that was working because we didn’t like the style.

Q: Do you think your home reflects who you are? If so, how?

A: Yes, we like to bring a lot of personality into our home. We have a lot of things from all over the world that we brought home from travels. We also have different posters and symbols from our hometowns. I love colors and think it reflects my mood and inspires a more playful mindset.

Q: Where do you find inspiration?

A: I find inspiration from colors, recycled furniture, Instagram, and Pinterest. I like to find special interior solutions that fit and are build specific for the apartment. Sometimes, I just work on furniture for months until I know how I want it so it fits perfectly into a corner. The colors are the red line in my projects normally I choose to repeat them so it doesn’t get too confusing.

 Q: What is your best advice on creating a home you love, without having to spend a million$?

A: I love to find stuff and renovate it. Actually, it’s my greatest inspiration to make new furniture out of old ones. For my next home, I would love to build it totally out of trash and recycled materials. My imagination is sparked when I see something useful that needs a total makeover to look stylish again. For example, I made new fabric for all the chairs and the sofa in the apartment.

“When I first bought the apartment 18 months ago, I didn’t know anything about renovation, but I am so pleased with how it has all turned out.”

Q: What are your favorite places and brands to find new pieces for your home?

A: I love flea markets. I don’t go after specific brands because it gets too expensive, but I do love Danish design. The old furniture and classics such as FDB, Finn Juhl, and Hans J. Wegner og Børge Mogensen is something I only dream about having in my home. Instead I make sure to personalize furniture so it makes me just as happy and looks as unique as expensive designer furniture. I think the key is to mix new designs with the old; that brings a lot of charm to the room.

Q: Does your home play a role in your mental health and well-being?If so, have you done anything specific to create a positive impact in your mind?

A: I love all the colors, but the yellow ceiling in the bathroom has a special positive vibe. It just feels like the sun is always shining and makes me happy every morning. The perfect way to start the day.

Q: What is your favorite spot in your home and why?

A: I love to spend time in my bathroom! I placed a tiny sofa in the room and the heating in the floor just makes it one of the best places in the apartment. The choice to make a microcement floor just makes the surface perfect to walk on with bare feet.

Q: What are some specific items that you keep around because they have a special place in your heart and what are their stories?

A: We have a lot of special items, everything has a story, even if it’s just something we found and did a total remake of. The latest is the couch that I renovated by making new covers for the cushions in a plant jungle fabric. Now, the sofa fits perfectly into the apartment. The lamps in the living room are from Marrakesh. I brought it home on the flight in my handbag. 

Q: What is the next item or change you plan to apply to your home?

A: People keep asking if we are finished with the apartment, and I keep telling them soon! I just need to do the finishing touches. The finishing touches take the longest time!  

I have just bought a new used sewing machine because the old one broke. I have some pillows and a puff I’d like to re-cover with new fabric.

Mathilde: is a nurse, currently residing in Denmark with her firefighter/EMT boyfriend.

She says her Instagram handle @dybt_vand was inspired by the feeling of trying something new that you don’t know anything about how to do it.

A Colorful Mind Creates a Colorful Home

Q/A by: Laura Wainer

Home of Passion Q&A Interview with Mathilde from @dybt_vand 

We’ve been following Mathilde on Instagram for a while now. She has a colorful personality and a colorful home to match.

Her apartment looks like one of those spaces that makes you feel right at home. She is also quite handy, and can turn any home or furniture piece into a work of art. 

She kindly agreed to answer some questions we had about her home decor and interior style. 

We hope you are as excited to get to know her as we were! 

Q: How would you describe your interior style?

A: Our style is colorful and playful bohemian and with a lot of house plants. The apartment is over 100 years old and we renovated everything from scratch. To have something that looks completely inhabitable was a lot of fun because we couldn’t make it worse and at the same time we didn’t have to remake something that was working because we didn’t like the style.

Q: Do you think your home reflects who you are? If so, how?

A: Yes, we like to bring a lot of personality into our home. We have a lot of things from all over the world that we brought home from travels. We also have different posters and symbols from our hometowns. I love colors and think it reflects my mood and inspires a more playful mindset.

Q: Where do you find inspiration?

A: I find inspiration from colors, recycled furniture, Instagram, and Pinterest. I like to find special interior solutions that fit and are build specific for the apartment. Sometimes, I just work on furniture for months until I know how I want it so it fits perfectly into a corner. The colors are the red line in my projects normally I choose to repeat them so it doesn’t get too confusing.

 Q: What is your best advice on creating a home you love, without having to spend a million$?

A: I love to find stuff and renovate it. Actually, it’s my greatest inspiration to make new furniture out of old ones. For my next home, I would love to build it totally out of trash and recycled materials. My imagination is sparked when I see something useful that needs a total makeover to look stylish again. For example, I made new fabric for all the chairs and the sofa in the apartment.

“When I first bought the apartment 18 months ago, I didn’t know anything about renovation, but I am so pleased with how it has all turned out.”

Q: What are your favorite places and brands to find new pieces for your home?

A: I love flea markets. I don’t go after specific brands because it gets too expensive, but I do love Danish design. The old furniture and classics such as FDB, Finn Juhl, and Hans J. Wegner og Børge Mogensen is something I only dream about having in my home. Instead I make sure to personalize furniture so it makes me just as happy and looks as unique as expensive designer furniture. I think the key is to mix new designs with the old; that brings a lot of charm to the room.

Q: Does your home play a role in your mental health and well-being?If so, have you done anything specific to create a positive impact in your mind?

A: I love all the colors, but the yellow ceiling in the bathroom has a special positive vibe. It just feels like the sun is always shining and makes me happy every morning. The perfect way to start the day.

Q: What is your favorite spot in your home and why?

A: I love to spend time in my bathroom! I placed a tiny sofa in the room and the heating in the floor just makes it one of the best places in the apartment. The choice to make a microcement floor just makes the surface perfect to walk on with bare feet.

Q: What are some specific items that you keep around because they have a special place in your heart and what are their stories?

A: We have a lot of special items, everything has a story, even if it’s just something we found and did a total remake of. The latest is the couch that I renovated by making new covers for the cushions in a plant jungle fabric. Now, the sofa fits perfectly into the apartment. The lamps in the living room are from Marrakesh. I brought it home on the flight in my handbag. 

Q: What is the next item or change you plan to apply to your home?

A: People keep asking if we are finished with the apartment, and I keep telling them soon! I just need to do the finishing touches. The finishing touches take the longest time!  

I have just bought a new used sewing machine because the old one broke. I have some pillows and a puff I’d like to re-cover with new fabric.

Mathilde: is a nurse, currently residing in Denmark with her firefighter/EMT boyfriend.

She says her Instagram handle @dybt_vand was inspired by the feeling of trying something new that you don’t know anything about how to do it.

About author: Laura anna wainer

 

I grew up in Denmark and had a very privileged upbringing. We lived in a beautiful house, I went to a lovely school, had free healthcare and traveled a lot. However I never felt right, I always felt like I didn’t fit in, never able to find my place and always a bit anxious and sad.

When I was fourteen my parents got divorced, which came with a lot of new struggles. At the time though i was too young to understand and know how to deal without. Instead i bottled it up and went into survival mode.

Fast forward to almost ten years later I was finally diagnosed with depression, PTSD and anxiety. I look forward to sharing my journey, my ups and downs and everything in between on Home of Passion. The world isn’t black and white and neither is my life.

Find me on instagram @ben10love

About author: Laura Anna Wainer

 

I grew up in Denmark and had a very privileged upbringing. We lived in a beautiful house, I went to a lovely school, had free healthcare and traveled a lot. However I never felt right, I always felt like I didn’t fit in, never able to find my place and always a bit anxious and sad.

When I was fourteen my parents got divorced, which came with a lot of new struggles. At the time though i was too young to understand and know how to deal without. Instead i bottled it up and went into survival mode.

Fast forward to almost ten years later I was finally diagnosed with depression, PTSD and anxiety. I look forward to sharing my journey, my ups and downs and everything in between on Home of Passion. The world isn’t black and white and neither is my life.

Find me on instagram @ben10love