One look around Victoria's Secret Angel Josephine Skriver's Nashville home shows that her Danish heritage was a major influence. The model and boyfriend, singer-songwriter Alex DeLeon, spent the last year creating a perfectly curated home together, resulting in a mix of modern minimalism and Scandinavian design. "I've always liked it clean and simple, but somehow cozy," Skriver tells Architectural Digest.
She and DeLeon were both more concerned with the design of the space than any loud colors or patterns. The result is a subdued, comfortable home with bursting with natural light and intriguing textures. "The house isn't supposed to be what's loud," DeLeon tells the design mag. "The life that you live is supposed to be what's loud. I think that is represented in the house perfectly." Step inside the neutral, modern home below to see how a Dane does Danish design.
The couple worked closely Nashville-based designer April Tomlin create their modern Scandinavian retreat, which includes a custom-designed floating bed and calming neutral colors.
Most of the home is painted in Sherwin-Williams's Pure White. In the dining room, exposed brick dulls the bright color to create a more neutral look. Black-and-white photography in this room and throughout the rest of the house was carefully selected by DeLeon.
"This is both of our first houses and our first house together; it's our baby," says Skriver. The couple took their time on the redesign because they wanted to get everything just right and make it feel like home.
The modern interiors of the home are surrounded by six acres of woodlands, bringing the feelings of Denmark to this Nashville abode. "I think it's the first place in America that reminds me a little bit of Denmark,” Skriver says. “I felt so at peace and so at home here.”
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