Expert Advice: Pernille Lind’s four steps to creating an atmospheric home

Amy Bradford
Photo credit: WIndshell, Bangkok

From ELLE Decoration

London-based designer Pernille Lind’s Thai-Danish heritage is reflected in her warm, understated interiors. Having worked on a luxury residential development in Bangkok, the revamp of Notting Hill store Couverture & the Garbstore and numerous homes around the world, she knows how to create spaces that feel inviting and atmospheric. Here, she shares her top tips…

Materials. If I had to choose just one material, it would be timber. Just like human skin, it comes in all shades from light to dark, and shows character, age and defects. It’s the most authentic and natural material to use in a space, and as humans we respond positively to its properties.

Photo credit: Pernille Lind

Window Dressings. Full-length, draped curtains add elegance and a layer of cosiness to any room. Choose sheer fabrics where possible so the dappled daylight can penetrate through, but add a blackout lining in bedrooms if you prefer to sleep in complete darkness.

Photo credit: Joachim Wichmann

Artwork. Art is an easy way to add individuality to a space, as well as touches of colour. Start collecting as soon as you can – most of the pieces you acquire over time will find a spot in any new home you move into.

Photo credit: Stoffer Photography

Greenery. I like to furnish my interiors with plants, as they cast lovely shadows and add life to a room. Mix different heights and types – and remember that pots are another great way to introduce materiality and texture.


This article appeared in ELLE Decoration June issue

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