Dinesen Family Home
In idyllic surroundings near Dinesen’s head office and production in Jels lies Dinesen Country Home. The charming thatched house with its own forest and meadows nearby is Thomas and Heidi Dinesen’s former private home, which has now been turned into an exclusive guesthouse and showcase. With Dinesen Country Home, Dinesen offers selected guests an extraordinary opportunity to come visit and live with Danish design and beautiful solutions in wood. The homely environment with intimate rooms and unique details are Dinesen’s visualization of what the Danish term ‘hygge’ entails.
When the Dinesen family lived in the house, a multitude of beautiful solutions with wooden planks from the family business were created. The particular aesthetic feel which comes from the prioritisation of classic Danish design and art is carried on in the exclusive refurbishment, where you get close to the family’s passion for wood, architecture and design.
The decor of Dinesen Country Home is based on the concept of ‘hygge’ and country home style with the scenic surroundings as focal point. The goal has been to create a house that feels like a home, even if you are only visiting for a short time. A house where guests feel welcome, find peace and become inspired. Room by room, a little story is told in order to provide visitors with an urge to explore the house and its many details.
The emphasis of the decor is a modern interpretation of a rustic country home inspired by simple, Scandinavian aesthetics with the use of wood and other natural materials such as leather and wool. The passion for wood is among other things reflected in the use of both Dinesen Oak and Douglas for the many customized pieces of furniture in the house, such as headboards, coat racks and desks. The floors are in solid Douglas with a lye and white soap finish. To create expressive contrasts, the different types of wood are combined with black lamps and furniture, emerging as modern and graphic elements in the decor.
Classic design furniture from Danish brands are combined with books, crafts, art by Anne Fabricius Møller and Vibeke Jerichau and details of a personal nature such as ceramics from the Danish island of Bornholm and the Dinesen family’s own findings to ensure the feeling of homeliness.
Photographers: Anders Hviid (interior) and Steffen Stamp Lambæk (exterior)
Architect: Jørgen Overbys Tegnestue
Dinesen Douglas flooring
Thickness: 35 mm / Width: 300 mm / Length: 8 m Finish: Lye and white soap