When Mind and Home Works together: A Q&A with Camilla Liedecke

Q&A by: Laura Wainer

Having experienced the influence my own home has on my mental health, I have set out to find if others have had similar experiences. I will interview some of the women who inspire me with there interior style and beautiful homes in order to learn about their style, their tips on creating a beautiful home and how it all connects with their well-being.

First up is Camilla Liedecke, one of my best friends and an truly inspiring human being. She is a big part of the reason i have fallen in love with home interior, and even though our style is very different I always feel welcome when visiting her lovely home. Is it not a rare topic for us, but i am excited to take you a long allowing you to get to know her better with this Q&A.

Q: Where do you live and how long have you lived there?

A: I currently live near Copenhagen, at Frederiksberg with my boyfriend for about six years now. 

I really enjoy living here because it is so close to downtown, yet far enough away from all the hassle you often experience in the city. Another aspect I love about Frederiksberg is all the green gardens and parks. Both Frederiksberg or Søndermarksparken are ideal places to take long walks with my dog, Lulu. A daily activity I enjoy very much.

Q: How would you describe your home interior style?

 A: I don’t know if I’m able to put a specific label on my interior style. 

My home interior is eclectic, reflecting many styles. I tend to mix and match a lot of different furniture and decors, and I think that is the beauty of it. Trying new things and mixing up different interior styles is what excites me most about interior design. 

I find it interesting how you can tell from a person’s home interior who they are as a person and what they have experienced in life. 

However, the majority of my home interior reflects a modern Nordic romantic vibe. I am really into natural and soft colors, as well as natural materials, such as wood and marble. I think this is the best way to create a warm and cozy feeling to your home. You will also find a lot of details in my home– such as pictures, a nice candle, a plant, or some flowers to avoid a minimalist look. 

Q: What do you think a room needs in order to feel cozy?

A: I love the small details in a home, so I could probably mention about twenty things in order for a place to feel like home to me. However, if I had to narrow it down, I would say statement pieces like a teapot and mugs, especially as an avid tea drinker. A good, warm cup of tea can make me feel at home almost everywhere.

The next thing would be a huge inspirational type of visual board. I love to hang up familiar pictures or gorgeous pages from a magazine that inspire me. This practice can actually transform any kind of room and instill a feeling of home.

The last thing would definitely be my cookbooks. Cookbooks are not only a place to find delicious food recipes,  they are also a symbol of hosting dinner gatherings for family and friends to join together to create memories. 

Q: What is your dream furniture?

A: I find real joy in good craftsmanship and unique designs, so I am proud to have well designed furniture in our home. However, currently on the top of my “to-get-list” is a new couch. I have been dreaming about a huge one to fit an entire family. I want it as a gathering point for everyone who visits.

Q: Where do you find inspiration?

A: My number one source of inspiration is Pinterest. Check out my account – Camilla Jennifer.

I also find a lot of inspiration just walking around stores such as Illum Bolighus, Ilva, or even IKEA. I currently subscribe to the Danish magazine “BO BEDRE” as well. 

I find Instagram to be another great source of inspiration too. 

My current favourite accounts are:

  1.   @kellywearstler
  2.   @stylingbydenice
  3.   @artsytecture

Q: What do you find to be the hardest part about designing a home?

I have a never ending flood of ideas! But with so many ideas, they never seem to be aligned. So, I really have to ensure I keep control or master all my ideas and make sure to align them in order to obtain harmony in a room or an entire house, otherwise I might end up creating or furnishing something that is going in a thousand different directions–  which can be very confusing and messy.

Q: What is your aim for visitors to feel and think when they visit your home? 

A: I want my guests to feel at home. It is so important to me for my friends or family to feel comfortable and relaxed when they visit. Then everything is so much more fun and often leads to the best conversations and memorable moments. 

Q: What is your aim for visitors to feel and think when they visit your home?

A: I want my guests to feel at home. It is so important to me for my friends or family to feel comfortable and relaxed when they visit. Then everything is so much more fun and often leads to the best conversations and memorable moments.

Q: Do you think the space around you plays a part in your well-being?

A: My surroundings, particularly in my own home play an important part in my sense of well-being. My home is my safe zone, and it should be a place where you feel at your best. It is very important to feel relaxed and comfortable when I’m at home. 

Therefore, I want my space kept organized. If it looks messy, I have a hard time focusing on anything else other than the mess. I always have a lot of big storage spaces, which helps me stay organized. 

Q: Lastly, what does a favorite moment in your home consist of? 

A: I love being at home. It is where I am the happiest. 

I also really enjoy having my friends or family members around me. Therefore, a combination of me being at home accompanied by my best friends drinking tea or coffee and eating home baked banana bread while watching our favorite TV show is heaven to me. 

I also enjoy being in the kitchen cooking food for my family while listening to my favorite playlist on Spotify. 

When Mind and Home Works together: A Q&A with Camilla Liedecke

Q&A by: Laura Wainer

Having experienced the influence my own home has on my mental health, I have set out to find if others have had similar experiences. I will interview some of the women who inspire me with there interior style and beautiful homes in order to learn about their style, their tips on creating a beautiful home and how it all connects with their well-being.

First up is Camilla Liedecke, one of my best friends and an truly inspiring human being. She is a big part of the reason i have fallen in love with home interior, and even though our style is very different I always feel welcome when visiting her lovely home. Is it not a rare topic for us, but i am excited to take you a long allowing you to get to know her better with this Q&A.

Q: Where do you live and how long have you lived there?

A: I currently live near Copenhagen, at Frederiksberg with my boyfriend for about six years now. 

I really enjoy living here because it is so close to downtown, yet far enough away from all the hassle you often experience in the city. Another aspect I love about Frederiksberg is all the green gardens and parks. Both Frederiksberg or Søndermarksparken are ideal places to take long walks with my dog, Lulu. A daily activity I enjoy very much.

Q: How would you describe your home interior style?

 A: I don’t know if I’m able to put a specific label on my interior style. 

My home interior is eclectic, reflecting many styles. I tend to mix and match a lot of different furniture and decors, and I think that is the beauty of it. Trying new things and mixing up different interior styles is what excites me most about interior design. 

I find it interesting how you can tell from a person’s home interior who they are as a person and what they have experienced in life. 

However, the majority of my home interior reflects a modern Nordic romantic vibe. I am really into natural and soft colors, as well as natural materials, such as wood and marble. I think this is the best way to create a warm and cozy feeling to your home. You will also find a lot of details in my home– such as pictures, a nice candle, a plant, or some flowers to avoid a minimalist look. 

Q: What do you think a room needs in order to feel cozy?

A: I love the small details in a home, so I could probably mention about twenty things in order for a place to feel like home to me. However, if I had to narrow it down, I would say statement pieces like a teapot and mugs, especially as an avid tea drinker. A good, warm cup of tea can make me feel at home almost everywhere.

The next thing would be a huge inspirational type of visual board. I love to hang up familiar pictures or gorgeous pages from a magazine that inspire me. This practice can actually transform any kind of room and instill a feeling of home.

The last thing would definitely be my cookbooks. Cookbooks are not only a place to find delicious food recipes,  they are also a symbol of hosting dinner gatherings for family and friends to join together to create memories. 

Q: What is your dream furniture?

A: I find real joy in good craftsmanship and unique designs, so I am proud to have well designed furniture in our home. However, currently on the top of my “to-get-list” is a new couch. I have been dreaming about a huge one to fit an entire family. I want it as a gathering point for everyone who visits.

Q: Where do you find inspiration?

A: My number one source of inspiration is Pinterest. Check out my account – Camilla Jennifer.

I also find a lot of inspiration just walking around stores such as Illum Bolighus, Ilva, or even IKEA. I currently subscribe to the Danish magazine “BO BEDRE” as well. 

I find Instagram to be another great source of inspiration too. 

My current favourite accounts are:

  1.   @kellywearstler
  2.   @stylingbydenice
  3.   @artsytecture

Q: What do you find to be the hardest part about designing a home?

I have a never ending flood of ideas! But with so many ideas, they never seem to be aligned. So, I really have to ensure I keep control or master all my ideas and make sure to align them in order to obtain harmony in a room or an entire house, otherwise I might end up creating or furnishing something that is going in a thousand different directions–  which can be very confusing and messy.

Q: What is your aim for visitors to feel and think when they visit your home? 

A: I want my guests to feel at home. It is so important to me for my friends or family to feel comfortable and relaxed when they visit. Then everything is so much more fun and often leads to the best conversations and memorable moments. 

Q: What is your aim for visitors to feel and think when they visit your home?

A: I want my guests to feel at home. It is so important to me for my friends or family to feel comfortable and relaxed when they visit. Then everything is so much more fun and often leads to the best conversations and memorable moments.

Q: Do you think the space around you plays a part in your well-being?

A: My surroundings, particularly in my own home play an important part in my sense of well-being. My home is my safe zone, and it should be a place where you feel at your best. It is very important to feel relaxed and comfortable when I’m at home. 

Therefore, I want my space kept organized. If it looks messy, I have a hard time focusing on anything else other than the mess. I always have a lot of big storage spaces, which helps me stay organized. 

Q: Lastly, what does a favorite moment in your home consist of? 

A: I love being at home. It is where I am the happiest. 

I also really enjoy having my friends or family members around me. Therefore, a combination of me being at home accompanied by my best friends drinking tea or coffee and eating home baked banana bread while watching our favorite TV show is heaven to me. 

I also enjoy being in the kitchen cooking food for my family while listening to my favorite playlist on Spotify. 

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