The whole house is shrouded in a sober palette of beige, brown, white and some dark details and Lind used mainly natural and light materials and a mix of vintage and modern pieces.
For the London based Pernille Lind it was almost written in the stars that she would become an interior and furniture designer. She grew up in a family with a love of crafted design and her grandfather had a family workshop where he upholstered furniture and sold decorative materials. Her father was an engineer and from him Lind learned the art of sculpture. She studied at the London College of Communication - University of the Arts London and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK). Eventually the designer set up her own studio in vibrant London. With Pernille Lind Studio she creates beautiful projects with a focus on details and atmosphere and always with her own personal touch. Her style is a mix of Scandinavian influences and Asian decoration and materials.
Lind used mainly natural and light materials and a mix of vintage and modern pieces.
Her distinctive aesthetic is perfectly presented in the Long Residence in Chicago. The house was built in 1918 and was in need of renovation. Pernille Lind designed it as a new home for a befriended couple and kept many of the original elements such as the palladium windows, the ornate decoration on the walls, the fireplace and the terrazzo marble floor in the sunroom. The whole house is shrouded in a sober palette of beige, brown, white and some dark details and Lind used mainly natural and light materials and a mix of vintage and modern pieces. ‘We had a strong vision for the look and feel with natural materials, neutral tones, light flooring, neat and light-filled spaces,’ the owners said in an earlier interview. ‘We wanted to see those elements fused with vintage designs that honoured the craftsmanship of older days.’ Pernille Lind has certainly succeeded in this. In the living room there is a lot of natural light and there is an open feeling thanks to the openings to the other rooms. Here we find a selection of some beautiful modern and vintage pieces of furniture. The curved sofa is by Eichholtz. It fits nicely with the vintage Italian marble coffee table. A classic like the 'CH25' armchair by Hans Wegner was also a must here. The floor lamp, wooden side table and mirror are also vintage pieces. The work of art with black by Redefine Décor creates a beautiful modern contrast. We also find such a darker contrasting element in the dining room: the beautiful 'Moon' dining table by Gubi. ‘The customers' desire to create a peaceful retreat guided our decision to opt mainly for a light colour palette of cream and taupe.’ Pernille Lind told Yellowtrace. ‘We kept the original elegant red oak floors but created a more Scandinavian feel by sanding them and applying white pigment oil.’ In the refined end result we find Japanese and European influences and a cosy but stylish atmosphere. Courtesy Pernille Lind Studio
Photographer: John and Maura Stoffer