We explore the family home of Mia-Louise Mailund Smith, the Danish designer and illustrator behind Misse Mai
This Minimalist Family Home in Denmark is Filled with Affection and Dedication
By Marie Graunbøl
When their eldest son was born, Mia-Louise Mailund Smith and her husband Mark Smith yearned for a spacious family home.
After an extensive four-year search for spaces that fit their budget, they did what most young couples do in such a situation: they moved out of the city and into the suburbs. They soon found themselves missing downtown Copenhagen, however. “It became a little too residential too quickly,” says Mia-Louise. The quiet neighbourhoods and standalone homes of suburbia were simply not in tune with their family lifestyle. “I should probably just admit that I am an apartment person,” says Mia-Louise. “I actually really like it when I can hear my upstairs neighbour listening to music or rummaging around in the evenings. The intimacy of people who live around me is hugely reassuring.” Scroll through the gallery below (Photography: Martin Sølyst | Living Inside) to experience the tranquil interiors: