Light is one of the most important things to consider when choosing a place to live. This series takes us on a journey to three homes where light is key: For this home tour, we look inside a festive house in a cobblestoned corner of Copenhagen.
Resident: Marie Worsaae
Type of house: 1900s single-standing house
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
“The character of the house is so strong,” says Marie Worsaae, co-owner of the Danish knitwear line AIAYU. “I feel very humble that I’m allowed to live here and lucky to be a part of it and its history.” Located in the Frederiksstaden district of Copenhagen, where most of the houses are historically protected, her home sits near both the city and the harbor. The neighborhood’s architecture is asymmetrical and playful, reminiscent of the late-Baroque period. “It’s in the city, yet it’s airy and very calm,” she says. “I love to be here on my own.” Marie’s home reflects her relaxed and minimalist style: The bare walls are calming and the open spaces are gentle and comforting, which provides solitude from the busy city streets and her social schedule. While she enjoys local markets and bakeries, her home is still her retreat away from the hustle and bustle. “I feel like I’m alone in the city with no noise other than the sound of birds and my neighbors playing a tune,” she says.