As the creative director of fashion label By Malene Birger and cofounder of rug brand Cappelen Dimyr, Swedish-born Maja Dixdotter has long been a purveyor of quiet luxury. So when she decided to design a country home in Österlen, an area in the countryside of southeast Sweden, it came as no surprise that it would possess that same alchemy.
Maja and her husband, David Holm, grew up in the Swedish countryside, so when they settled full-time into their city apartment in Copenhagen, they planned to one day own a country home to give their two sons a similar experience to their own childhoods. Many factors led them to Österlen, one of which was its optimal location, as it’s situated just one and a half hours from their apartment in Copenhagen. Additionally, the area is characterized by its long stretch of white sand beaches and picturesque agricultural villages. It’s also bustling with charming restaurants, cafés, art galleries, and ceramic studios. As antiquing is one of Maja’s personal passions, the many flea markets and antique dealers in the area proved deeply appealing to Maja.