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Scarpetta Restaurant Copenhagen: Design Tour

During my stay in Copenhagen last week I ate at a beautiful Italian restaurant in the heart of the city. It was called Scarpetta restaurant and the simple yet stylish Scandinavian decor was so beautiful and on-point that I just had to share a restaurant design tour with you all! ‘Scarpetta’ is Italian for the last piece of bread that is used to soak up the remaining sauce from the plate. While I definitely ate alllll the delicious bread, pasta, pizza and meats at Scarpetta restaurant, I also soaked up all of the design details, too.The first thing I noticed when I walked into the space was the abundance of CH24 Wishbone chairs by Hens J Wegner. In fact, it’s this exact version of the CH24 Wishbone chair – white frame with natural seat – that we’d already ordered for the beach house dining room. I had ordered the chairs online, and while I’d obviously seen this design classic in person many times before, I’d never seen it in this finish and color. I loved it and seeing the chairs in the restaurant made me so excited to get my own set back home. Thanks to the combined top rail […]

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Arne Jacobsen modernism: 1950s townhouse in the Bellevue complex, Klampenborg, near Copenhagen, Denmark

This is just stunning. And of course, there are bragging rights from living in this 1950s Arne Jacobsen-designed modernist townhouse in the Bellevue complex, Klampenborg, near Copenhagen, Denmark. Pretty much in the heart of Arne Jacobsen’s earliest and most prominent projects, just outside Copenhagen. That original development was the Bauhaus-inspired Bellavista housing estate, which dates […]