One might say that the Hesseldahl family home is an exercise in making something newly built or renovated, a clean slate, into your own, exuding a rich sense of history and identity. While the former police station now-apartment building they moved into just 3 months ago is a historic site – the large window in their dining room was the main entrance to the house – the apartment was renovated in a surprisingly faceless manner, with white walls and a little too much left to the imagination.
— The apartment felt like a blank canvas, so it was important for us to restore some sort of life back to the place. When we moved into this monochromatic, white apartment, I immediately knew that I wanted, and needed, to add some color.
By adding color, texture and warmth – on walls and through objects and textiles – the space started to feel more authentically their own, more like home. The collector type by nature, she mindfully distributed art, design objects and family heirlooms across rooms to weave their own history into the fabric of the home.
The apartment retained some original details, among them a load-bearing wall with a pillar in the middle of the space, making it the perfect room for built-in storage, otherwise lacking in the home.