A peek at Danish style-setter Lars Wiberg's garden and our ideas for how to add casual elegance to your own indoor-outdoor living spaces.
Denmark’s Lars Wiberg—owner of clothing boutique Pourquoi in Copenhagen and a wholesale apparel company, The Little Showroom—made a name for himself in the fashion world with his glamorous, globally influenced style. A peek into his home and garden, just outside the city in the waterside suburb of Hellerup, demonstrates that his eye for design spills over into his domestic life. Wiberg specifically dedicated an area of his garden to the pleasure of lounging, and the space—a well-edited yet casual seating and dining area—is no less stylish than any of his sartorial endeavors. He created a deep, made-for-stretching-out daybed from brick and plaster and covered it with layers of natural linens and pillows from the home line of the Danish company Day Birger et Mikkelsen.
We've put together this guide to help you create a similar look and feel at your home.
Wiberg was heavily influenced by his love of travel and describes the style of his alfresco entertaining area as “Nordic with a twist of Morocco, India, and Bali”—an aesthetic clearly evinced in his choice of intricate pillows and textiles that add a splash of color and texture to the daybed. The plants gracing the surface of his dining table give a nod to his effortless intermingling of indoor and outdoor style.
Lars Wiberg created a chic and cozy vignette by selecting accessories and touches that suit his well-traveled aesthetic.
Savannah Side Chair: Barlow Tyrie’s weatherproof high-back chairs are stylish enough to grace any indoor dining table. ($549; teak.com)
Yet, in spite of the carefully cultivated, garden-chic vignette he created, there’s nothing overly calculated or buttoned-up about the place where Wiberg and his family relax and soak up the summer light. The ease and lightness with which Wiberg approaches outdoor decor is embodied in his habit of repainting the brick wall a different color every two years. Nothing’s static or permanent, this space seems to suggest, and it’s best not to take it too seriously.
Sunbrella Floor Cushion: Lounging in the sun is most comfortable when done on a pile of cushy pillows. ($99; restorationhardware.com)
Chiapas Pillow: Add a spot of color with pillows made by women in the highland communities of Chiapas, Mexico. ($185; lavivahome.com)
Copper Tray: Crafted by copper masters in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, this tray can be used as a centerpiece on the table or for a picnic on the couch. ($435; lavivahome.com)
Cloud Nine Paint: A soft white hue with a hint of gray creates a neutral backdrop. (benjaminmoore.com)
Hammam Towel: Traditional Turkish towels, or pestemals, double as sturdy and elegant tablecloths or slipcovers. ($65; lavivahome.com)
Madison Planter: Tie together the garden and living space with plants in a frostproof container. (From $42; pottedstore.com)
Linen Throw: Chilly nights spent outside call for a soft linen blanket from Area. ($210; arealinenshop.com)