Working as a flight attendant when she was younger, Linda first got to know Scandinavia. She soon developed a great love for the region, and Denmark in particular. When she met her husband and wanted to introduce him to the peace and quiet of Scandinavia, an annual vacation tradition to Denmark was born. 'Every year we scoured the Internet looking for the most beautiful Danish 'sommerhus.' I became inspired by the Danish style and applied it to our own home as well. Thus my account Danish summer was born.'
The garden also had to go and get a Danish makeover. "We spend vacations in Denmark almost every year. The gardens there are green and fairly simple in nature. You see a lot of grass, hedges and trees. So a lot of green, but low maintenance. Perfect, if you ask me. So we applied it in our own garden as well.’ Another element you will undoubtedly spot in the Danish landscape are the characteristic black wooden houses. "We had this reflected in our barn and wood storage. A nice contrast to the greenery in the rest of the garden."
The saying goes: the garden is the extension of the interior. Is that also the case with Linda? 'Definitely. Our interior is very colorful' - there’s a reason Linda calls herself 'queen of colors' - 'and you can see that in a slightly toned-down form outside. I love the combination of the black wood with the green of the plants. I reflect the interior colors in a yellow bench, yellow and green chairs and a pink tablecloth.' The colorful can also be seen in the small details: the tableware, the flowery cushions on the garden bench, and the cheerful yellow and pink lanterns.