How a Minimalistic Styled Home Supports a Calm Mind

Q/A by: Laura Wainer

Home of Passion Q&A Interview with Pauline from @pasnordicstyle 

 

A short while back while browsing Instagram for inspiration, I fell upon Pauline’s profile. It immediately caught my eye– not because it looks anything similar to my own home, but perhaps because it didn’t. 

I am inspired by spaces with personality, and I quickly understood the story Pauline was telling through her beautiful home. It left me curious and I was eager to learn even more. 

I am very passionate about exploring how our homes tell stories, and become an extension of ourselves. How they connect with our mental wellbeing, and how the environment that makes us feel safe and inspired can look completely different, yet affect us in a similar way. 

Pauline, who I quickly found out was a creative and very sweet fellow Copenhagen girl, agreed to answer some questions allowing the Home of Passion team to get to know her and her home better.

Q: Where do you live and for how long have you been living there?

A: Last summer, I moved from my parent’s home into a lovely apartment in Charlottenlund. It’s an apartment where a lot of people from my family have lived. It’s a nice feeling to have them living here as well. I just love the energy inside and outside of my home– which is very important to me. 

Q: How would you describe your home interior style?

A: I would describe my home interior style as Nordic/Scandinavian and cozy– which is the reason why my Instagram profile is called PAS Nordic Style.

My home interior style is also simple and minimalist in its own unique way. I love the minimalist style, yet I also love my walls filled with many posters and art hangings. I’m quite fond of painted walls as well. I love when everything is coordinated, but I also enjoy purchasing some items that have their own expressions. 

Q: What have you done to create a positive environment in your home to keep connected to your mental health and wellbeing?

A: I just finished an acting course in Copenhagen– a lovely “journey” that taught me a lot about myself and life in general. I learned to meditate and learn how to listen to my feelings and intuition. Something that can be hard to do, but is so important to feel grounded and balanced. 

I would say my home is definitely connected to my mental health and well-being. I can’t relax if my home isn’t clean. It feels like my mind is a mess if my home is a mess. It’s super important for me that my home is always welcoming and nice.

I actually just repainted the wall in my bedroom, because I wanted a nicer and calmer expression. Now it’s much more relaxing there.  

Q: Do any of your favorite home pieces tell a special story?

I love to sit and have a coffee chat with friends on my couch, so I would say my absolute favorite furniture piece in my home is my lovely couch from a company called Sofacompany. I knew I wanted it well before I moved into my apartment. 

It’s beautiful and exactly my style. 

Another favorite piece is my bookshelf, because I can fill it with a lot of inspiring books, the books that I inherited after my beloved grandfather passed away, cute trinkets, ceramics, vases, recycling things, and so much more. 

I think it brings some extra coziness vibes to my dining room.

Another favourite piece is the popular DIY foam-mirror that I recently made with my mom. It’s one of my favourite pieces, primarily because I made it myself. I love the charm of making something yourself, and the fact that it’s not meant to be perfect. It also contains a special memory, because I will always look at it and think of the day I made it with my mom. 

Q: Where do you find the best home interior inspiration?

My mom is one of my biggest inspirations. I have always loved her style and she has always inspired me. She also has an Instagram profile @tsnordichome, and it is because of her that I created my home interior Instagram profile.

I can also recommend @tinnekierhome. I really like her style and home. I think all the pictures on her profile are so beautiful. 

Other nice profiles I admire as well are: @juliewp and @hjemv.   

Aside from Instagram, I also find a lot of my inspiration in home magazines. I have always loved browsing through a nice home interior magazine. 

Q: What is your best advice for styling a home on a budget?

A: I think it’s easy to find some inexpensive and nice pieces. Find pieces you absolutely love and bring you joy. Everything in my apartment is something I have purchased because I loved it, and it felt like I couldn’t live without it. 

I would never buy an item just because I needed it. I would rather wait to find a couch that I really wanted and liked, so I wouldn’t have to change it a few months down the road when I found something better. 

I would also recommend buying secondhand and recycling items. It’s so easy to find nice previously owned items.

Q: What factors do you feel a home needs to incorporate to be inviting?

A: A nice soft place, like a couch, where you can sit and relax by yourself or have a coffee if you have guests over. It’s more chilled than if you sit at the dining table. I couldn’t live without my lovely couch. 

Another important thing any home needs, if you ask me, is books. I love to read books, and I think books can tie into a cozy home atmosphere. It could be a book on a table or books on a shelf or both. I was so happy when I found my shelf, so I could place all my books there to enjoy looking at them often. 

The third thing I feel a home needs is welcoming artwork. Art gives a beautiful extra touch to a home, and for me it is very inspiring to look at. Art also gives a home a personal touch and look. I love to see what people choose to display on their walls when I visit them. 

My final advice to make a home feel cozy is a rug or carpet. I am so happy I purchased carpet, because it made my living room so much more cozier and warmer feeling. 

PAULINE ANDREA: Pauline is a creative 21-year-old. She is passionate about being creative whenever it comes to writing, singing, acting, fashion, or home decoration.

Connect with Pauline on Instagram @pasnordicstyle.  

How a Minimalistic Styled Home Supports a Calm Mind

Q/A by: Laura Wainer

Home of Passion Q&A Interview w. Pauline from @pasnordicstyle 

 

A short while back while browsing Instagram for inspiration, I fell upon Pauline’s profile. It immediately caught my eye– not because it looks anything similar to my own home, but perhaps because it didn’t. 

I am inspired by spaces with personality, and I quickly understood the story Pauline was telling through her beautiful home. It left me curious and I was eager to learn even more. 

I am very passionate about exploring how our homes tell stories, and become an extension of ourselves. How they connect with our mental wellbeing, and how the environment that makes us feel safe and inspired can look completely different, yet affect us in a similar way. 

Pauline, who I quickly found out was a creative and very sweet fellow Copenhagen girl, agreed to answer some questions allowing the Home of Passion team to get to know her and her home better.

Q: Where do you live and for how long have you been living there?

A: Last summer, I moved from my parent’s home into a lovely apartment in Charlottenlund. It’s an apartment where a lot of people from my family have lived. It’s a nice feeling to have them living here as well. I just love the energy inside and outside of my home– which is very important to me. 

Q: How would you describe your home interior style?

A: I would describe my home interior style as Nordic/Scandinavian and cozy– which is the reason why my Instagram profile is called PAS Nordic Style.

My home interior style is also simple and minimalist in its own unique way. I love the minimalist style, yet I also love my walls filled with many posters and art hangings. I’m quite fond of painted walls as well. I love when everything is coordinated, but I also enjoy purchasing some items that have their own expressions. 

Q: What have you done to create a positive environment in your home to keep connected to your mental health and wellbeing?

A: I just finished an acting course in Copenhagen– a lovely “journey” that taught me a lot about myself and life in general. I learned to meditate and learn how to listen to my feelings and intuition. Something that can be hard to do, but is so important to feel grounded and balanced. 

I would say my home is definitely connected to my mental health and well-being. I can’t relax if my home isn’t clean. It feels like my mind is a mess if my home is a mess. It’s super important for me that my home is always welcoming and nice.

I actually just repainted the wall in my bedroom, because I wanted a nicer and calmer expression. Now it’s much more relaxing there.  

Q: Do any of your favorite home pieces tell a special story?

I love to sit and have a coffee chat with friends on my couch, so I would say my absolute favorite furniture piece in my home is my lovely couch from a company called Sofacompany. I knew I wanted it well before I moved into my apartment. 

It’s beautiful and exactly my style. 

Another favorite piece is my bookshelf, because I can fill it with a lot of inspiring books, the books that I inherited after my beloved grandfather passed away, cute trinkets, ceramics, vases, recycling things, and so much more. 

I think it brings some extra coziness vibes to my dining room.

Another favourite piece is the popular DIY foam-mirror that I recently made with my mom. It’s one of my favourite pieces, primarily because I made it myself. I love the charm of making something yourself, and the fact that it’s not meant to be perfect. It also contains a special memory, because I will always look at it and think of the day I made it with my mom. 

Q: Where do you find the best home interior inspiration?

My mom is one of my biggest inspirations. I have always loved her style and she has always inspired me. She also has an Instagram profile @tsnordichome, and it is because of her that I created my home interior Instagram profile.

I can also recommend @tinnekierhome. I really like her style and home. I think all the pictures on her profile are so beautiful. 

Other nice profiles I admire as well are: @juliewp and @hjemv.   

Aside from Instagram, I also find a lot of my inspiration in home magazines. I have always loved browsing through a nice home interior magazine. 

Q: What is your best advice for styling a home on a budget?

A: I think it’s easy to find some inexpensive and nice pieces. Find pieces you absolutely love and bring you joy. Everything in my apartment is something I have purchased because I loved it, and it felt like I couldn’t live without it. 

I would never buy an item just because I needed it. I would rather wait to find a couch that I really wanted and liked, so I wouldn’t have to change it a few months down the road when I found something better. 

I would also recommend buying secondhand and recycling items. It’s so easy to find nice previously owned items.

Q: What factors do you feel a home needs to incorporate to be inviting?

A: A nice soft place, like a couch, where you can sit and relax by yourself or have a coffee if you have guests over. It’s more chilled than if you sit at the dining table. I couldn’t live without my lovely couch. 

Another important thing any home needs, if you ask me, is books. I love to read books, and I think books can tie into a cozy home atmosphere. It could be a book on a table or books on a shelf or both. I was so happy when I found my shelf, so I could place all my books there to enjoy looking at them often. 

The third thing I feel a home needs is welcoming artwork. Art gives a beautiful extra touch to a home, and for me it is very inspiring to look at. Art also gives a home a personal touch and look. I love to see what people choose to display on their walls when I visit them. 

My final advice to make a home feel cozy is a rug or carpet. I am so happy I purchased carpet, because it made my living room so much more cozier and warmer feeling. 

PAULINE ANDREA: Pauline is a creative 21-year-old. She is passionate about being creative whenever it comes to writing, singing, acting, fashion, or home decoration.

Connect with Pauline on Instagram @pasnordicstyle.  

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