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25 Beautiful Homes|August 2021
With its pale walls and Scandi pieces, the home of Shaun and Lene Russell is the epitome of understated elegance
RACHEL LEEDHAM
HOME TRUTHS

THE PROPERTY Detached villa, built-in 1928

LOCATION Copenhagen, Denmark

ROOMS Kitchen-diner, sitting room, teenage den, utility room, four bedrooms, two bathrooms

PURCHASED 2010

PREVIOUS PROPERTY ‘Before moving here, we were living in a Pippi Longstockingstyle home overlooking a lake in Stockholm,’ says Shaun.

When Londoner Shaun Russell moved from Sydney to Copenhagen with his Danish wife-to-be, Lene, he recalls being ‘blown away’ by the pale, pared-back sensibility of Scandinavian homes. ‘They had nothing in common with the decorative style I had grown up within Britain, which was much fussier,’ he recounts, adding, ‘I fell in love with the white simplicity of these interiors.’

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