My Space: Holiday Edition

The duo behind Inform Interiors honour sentiment when choosing Christmas décor

December 3, 2015

By Jenni Elliott / Photo: Martin Tessler

Standing in the Bendtsen house, it’s hard to believe these modern concrete walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, and exposed steel beams weren’t just built yesterday. But it was on this very site more than 20 years ago, with candles hanging from construction scaffolding and a porta-potty out back, that Nancy and Niels wed. The house, now well lived in, could otherwise feel cold with its white-washed walls and angular furniture, but its warmth and spirit is unmistakable. It comes from family, the artwork—by friends Douglas Coupland and Gordon Smith—and Nancy’s laugh as she shows off the butane torch her descended-from-Vikings Danish husband uses to light even the smallest of holiday candles.

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