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The art of doing nothing

By House and Home in Real Homes on Friday, July 1, 2011 - 13:57

Line Hansen and her partner Jonas lead a double life, escaping their city home for weekend jaunts at their tranquil summer house in central Denmark. Find the full feature in the July/ August 2011 issue of House and Home.

Styling: Mette Helena Rasmussen. Photo: Tia Borgsmidt. Text: Katrine Johnsen

Up here it’s all about being together. And it’s about really doing nothing- says Line Juhl Hansen of her family’s holiday life in their small and simple summer house in Djursland, Denmark.

When the couple took over the house, they started by removing everything from the inside.

The place was stuffed with things and was quite dark, whereas we just wanted a bright and simple house

For us the most important thing is to create a home where we can have a great time by ourselves or with our guests. Material things are not something we need up here. It has to be practical

My style is simple and functional and based on few basics. We have Ikea, secondhand and self built furniture alongside bookshelves in untreated wood.

Want to see the rest of Line and Jonas' Danish weekend home? Pick up a copy of House and Home and head to page 51!