Yvonne Koné and Rasmus Juul moved to the Copenhagen suburb of Vesterbro a decade ago because they were inspired by its rich history and historic atmosphere. The apartment building they currently live in with their children—Johanna, Bror and Hasse—was built in the 19th century by the Art Nouveau–inspired architect Anton Rosen and offers a welcomed respite from the rest of the city. “This is where I relax completely with no filters,” Yvonne says. She and her husband, a children’s book illustrator, have watched their neighborhood shift over the years (a recent influx of residents has brought a new mix of families, professionals and young newcomers), and Yvonne feels like both she and their home are changing along with it. “I like things in movement and the feeling that nothing is static,” she says. With half of her brain leaning toward perfectionism and the other half toward what she describes as complete disorganization, the couple’s home is usually redecorated at least once a year. “Painting the walls has always given me the feeling of a fresh start—it’s like a clean canvas,” she says. “I’m not very attached to physical things, and when I’m redecorating as often as I do, I see it more as a form of exchanging rather than consuming—I sell some items and then find a few more.” Whenever she redecorates, Yvonne tries to make the decor minimal and manageable, as having three children and a time-consuming job as a designer keeps her busy as it is. She and Rasmus are fans of their home’s foundation of smooth, clean walls combined with pinewood floors, but she says, “The perfectionist in me has accepted that it’s OK for there to be a little—or sometimes a very big—mess.” The duo also believes that a resident’s personality should be clearly visible in their space. “After looking at a few items in a home, you can tell that someone selected a particular piece for a reason—not necessarily because it was beautiful, but simply because someone liked it,” she says. A possession that speaks to this notion is a set of warm, plush bathrobes that Yvonne gave to the family members for Christmas a few years ago. Along with lighting some flickering candles, wearing the robes has become a household tradition during the dark Danish winters when they function as the family’s around-the-clock loungewear. While the robes aren’t fancy (“Rasmus thinks they’re kind of sloppy,” she says, laughing), they exemplify a sense of comfort that she hopes to keep throughout her home. "Painting the walls has always given me the feeling of a fresh start." Yvonne designed the couch in the living room, the rug is a handwoven Berber carpet from Morocco and the coffee table was found at a thrift store in Italy. Her son, Bror, created the drawings displayed on the windowsill. This story appeared in The Kinfolk Home in 2015. The chair in the kitchen is by Danish brand Please Wait To Be Seated. Rasmus enjoys whipping up meals for the family, especially dishes that remind them of their trips to Greece. TwitterFacebookPinterest The chair in the kitchen is by Danish brand Please Wait To Be Seated. Rasmus enjoys whipping up meals for the family, especially dishes that remind them of their trips to Greece. Yvonne’s favorite sketchbooks are made by the Copenhagen design company L.A. Graphic Design. The couple’s children love the spacious feel of the apartment. Rasmus is an avid collector of art books and drew most of the sketches on their bookshelves. Related Stories Interiors Jack Dahl & Kristoffer Sakurai In The Kinfolk Home, Jack Dahl and Kristoffer Sakurai take readers inside their elegant home in Copenhagen’s historic Frederiksstaden neighborhood. Interiors Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset The contemporary artists discuss how they turned a Berlin water pumping station into a multifunctional studio. Interiors Delcy Morelos & Gabriel Sierra Inside a home shared by two artists. Interiors The Kinfolk Home: Miquel Alzueta and África Posse Delve inside a home located at the foot of Mt. Tibidabo, Spain. Interiors Khai Liew Many of the designer and curator’s fondest memories of home are rooted in his childhood residence in Malaysia. Interiors The Kinfolk Home: Geraldine Cleary Visiting the home of Geraldine Cleary.