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sneak peek: lisa grue of underwerket

by anne


illustrator and designer lisa grue of underwerket is based in the heart of copenhagen. today we’re so happy to share a peek into her danish home which is injected with fun color, pattern and texture. you can find more of lisa’s work here, for sale here, and on her blog, and additional images of her home right here! {thanks, lisa!}anne

[above: Unique Plates made by Lisa Grue for her solo show “Owls have more fun” exhibited in New York 2010, all the plates are Royal Copenhagen porcelain (for sale at Gallery Hanahou or lisagrue.bigcartel.com, Pillows from Gudrun Sjöden and Jasper Conran, vintage table painted baby blue. ]


Living room 2 with view to living room 1 –  Arne Jacobsen leather sofa and leather chairs, Arne Jacobsen lamp in the window, wallpaper called paradise made by fantastic Josef Frank (from svenskttenn.se)


Living room 2 – the chairs are Alvar Aalto with a special made pillow from Turkey, lamp from Cartel, the needlework tea cosy is made by my mother, the pictures in the background on the wall are Lisa Grue print with black and white and neon pink owls, rabbits and flowers.  The painting is made by Lisa Grue: “This painting is from a series on 6 paintings called “Where is Alice?” The theme is remembering the magic in the everyday life, and the modern woman of today looking for adventure in the wrong places. I often use hard hitting words like “Sushi Whore” as contrast to the naive and colorful motifs, that creates a tension which I find interesting, something you don’t expect.” (inquiries: mail@underwerket.dk)


Bedroom – Lisa sitting on the bed with a hat from the Hat shop in New York , her son Mika running on the floor, colorful handmade bedspread from the Grand Bazar in Istanbul, Wallpaper from Cole and Son, white vintage drawers and in the background a painting made by Lisa Grue from the series “Where is Alice?”


Bedroom – old plates from Royal Copenhagen to hang on the wall, chair by Alvar Alto, bedside table from Norrgavel, and vintage vase in the window.

CLICK HERE for the rest of lisa’s sneak peek after the jump!


Mika sitting in his chair from Ikea, baby blanket made by Lisa’s mother Lotte, Killi bed from Zebra, mini rucksack from Fjälræv, hanger from Fashion goose, wallpaper by Josef Frank. Lisa says “actually my husband and I found $200 on the street while I was pregnant with Mika, and we wanted to use the money on something good, so we bought this wallpaper called paradise for our little Mika’s room. Every evening before Mika falls to sleep we say goodnight to all the flowers, birds, fish butterflies etc. on the wallpaper, this is really something he enjoys.”


I love flowers, color and wallpaper to decorate our home, it makes me happy and I can feel it is good for my mind. The trolley was made by my husband designer Denis Sytmen. Wall paper is by Cole and son.


Kitchen – old vintage table painted baby blue, lamp from Exprit home collection, the trea Monkey is made buy Kaj Bojesen, Arne Jacobsen ant chairs, the refrigerator is a kind of memory collage with photos from our many trips around the world and off course pictures of our cute little son Mika.


Our son Mika loves to spend hours in the bath tub. The dressing table is a old vintage, and the textile on the dressing pillow is bought in Purl Soho – they have the most fantastic things.


Even if we live in the heart of Copenhagen we have got an really old charming chestnut tree outside our window, that feels good to look at every day. I am a collector and love to make small universes in the apartment, silver birds and white candlestick from Jonathan Adler, flashlight in tree from Areaware, yellow vase Holmegaard, cat from Royal Copenhagen, rest is vintage stuff.

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