Safari in Denmark

Outdoor living is one of the joys of summer and on Denmark’s stunning north facing coastline, Nordstrand – part of the crescent shaped strip of wide sandy beach that runs from Korshage to Klint, I revel in it to the full.

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We have a couple of houses on a piece of land, in the first row to the sea, inherited from our grandmother, but in the high summer we are so many people up here, that we need more space for overnight guests.

And that was the reason why I came of with the idea of a stunning round white tent. It is not bigger than a sack and can easily be hidden away when not in use. But in less than an hour, and without being a scout-expert, it can be raised in the garden, or as here – on the edge between the dunes and the beach. It does not have to be more complicated than this to accommodate overnight guests and keep it pretty at the same time.

Do we run into at a period of sun and heat, I use a little extra energy to furnish the tent – thus make my guests feel especially welcome. This year I have chosen to create a true safari atmosphere in the Danish countryside, here at Nordstrand in Odsherred. A couple of sisal rugs and a cowhide on the floor, an old suitcase of leather as a sofa table, a safari bed in canvas, a wooden folding chair and to finish it all – a stack of blankets in lambswool and lovely big  cushions in kelims, ethnic prints and warm comforting colors. Outside the tent I have placed a huge tray for at fire in the evenings.

Photos by Stuart McIntyre, Text and Styling by Katrine Martensen-Larsen

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