Karen’s home is one of those places that has been carefully curated throughout the years. It feels rich in history, as if each item holds a beautiful story. Though undeniably eclectic, everything feels effortless, as if each piece were made for that very spot. While my personal taste may verge on a more minimalistic approach, I can’t help but feel as if this one simply feels like home. I’m willing to bet that it smells like freshly made cookies on the regular. For more interior inspiration, feel free to peruse the gallery!
From Karen… Creating and living with our photography is most important to us. We both went to art school, (long ago!), and we both love art and photography. Our lives are about what’s most meaningful to us, and making it all fit into our home.
We’ve been collecting stuff for years from all kinds of places, all the usual places like friends, family, flea markets, etc, and from some of our travels to such beloved places like Barcelona, Amsterdam and Marrakech. You just never know where you’re going to find the perfect piece at the right price and what’s going to inspire you! We love things that are old and we love classic, mid-century modern pieces. My mother is from Denmark and I’m lucky to have a few vintage Danish Modern pieces and accessories from her. I also have a lot of stuff from my grandmother’s home on my father’s side, which includes a lot of items from her mother, my great grandmother’s, home as well. These are probably the things I cherish most because they’re not just old things, they’re things that have been loved by family for a long time. It’s unbelievable how much stuff I hold on to, I guess I’m part collector, part hoarder, seriously! Some of our pieces are new like our living room couch and chair and our bed, these are from Room and Board, and our farm style dining table, which is from Crate and Barrel. The great challenge of course is incorporating all our stuff, collections, books, cameras, photographs and computers, into the mix of home and life! Somehow it all works.
We look for inspiration everywhere but like to stay true to our personal style, which is eclectic and a little quirky, with a balance and blend of comfort, textile, wood and whimsy.
Photography: Karen Hill Photography Editorial, Portraits and Interiors | Photography: Karen Hill Photography