Compact living: Cecilie

Meet Cecilie


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Cecilie is a 27 year old Copenhagener who studies graphic design.

”I study graphic design because I’ve always been a creative person. I can put that into good use by creating cool concepts that can make a difference for a company one day.”

“Photography is a great interest of mine. Back in the day I thought I would be a photographer but, you know, life happens and dreams change…  I love taking photos as a hobby now.”

Only the items that matter

Cecilie studied in Australia and extended her four month exchange to last a full year living down under.


“I now have two places in the world that I can call home. To avoid getting too “homesick” while i’m in Copenhagen I’ve decorated my home with inspiration from Queensland’s beautiful colors and nature.

At one point, I thought I wasn’t going to come back home again. I was ready to leave everything behind.

I did, however, decide to come back. Afterwards it seemed easy to get rid of unnecessary stuff because the relations you share with people are the only things that matter.”

“This a photo of me with some of my closest Australian friends. They’re like family now.”

“This a photo of me with some of my closest Australian friends. They’re like family now.”

Every bit of furniture and small pieces have a meaningful connection and story she holds close to heart.


Life in C-topia

“I love that I can live close to nature in spite of living in the city. It’s a dream to be able to live here and study what I do. They way we live in the Village is special. We have space for privacy but we get along so well that we end up spending a lot of time together.


I mostly get together with those who also live in block C. We call it C-Topia because we like the idea of creating a utopia in our shared space. We want our terrace to feel like an inviting space for everyone to use.”

Want to see more of Cecilie’s creative solutions? Check her Instagram at @cdemant

Want to learn more about life in the village?

Michael Plesner