Ten interiors with natural materials and timeless accents

For this special lookbook sponsored by Danish design firm D Line, we’ve selected ten interiors that feature architectural details from the brand, including door handles, faucets and drawer pulls.

Door cabinets and other practical hardware pieces add the finishing touch to interior designs and can create physical touchpoints that play an important role in how people interact with the spaces they inhabit.

D Line has been designing and manufacturing architectural hardware and sanitary ware since 1971. Contributors include Danish architects Knud Holscher and Arne Jacobsen and British designer Tom Dixon.

Here are 10 projects where D Line products have been used to add timeless accents to interiors with natural materials, including homes, hotels, restaurants, and even a medical facility.

The photo is by Jonas Bjerre Poulsen

St Catherine’s College, Oxford, by Arne Jacobsen and Knud Holscher

Jacobsen designed the modernist concrete exterior as well as the interior and furnishings of St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, which opened in 1962.

Details as small as the interior door handles – called AJ lever handles in reference to the designer’s initials – echo the smooth, curved shape of the college’s larger design elements.

Restaurant Äng by Norm Architects
The photo is by Jonas Bjerre Poulsen

Restaurant Äng, Sweden, by Norm Architects

Danish studio Norm Architects has designed Äng, a restaurant in Sweden with both an above-ground structure resembling a greenhouse and an underground wine cellar.

The distinctive D-line L-lever handle in a gunmetal finish was used on the doors of both spaces, where it matches other metal fixtures as well as structural components of the building.

Learn more about Äng Restaurant ›

Photograph showing a room with a white door and light blue walls
Photo courtesy of Norm Architects

SAS Royal Hotel, Copenhagen, by Arne Jacobsen

Another project by Jacobsen, who designed all elements of the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen – which opened in 1960 – in accordance with his comprehensive approach to architecture and interior design.

Subsequent remodeling means that only Room 606 remains in its original form. Here, steel AJ lever handles were chosen to match the cool teal walls and other silver hardware, such as the frame of the blue seats and sofa.

Learn more about the SAS Royal Hotel ›

Photograph of a neutral toned living room with a large cone shaped lampshade
The photo is by Jonas Bjerre Poulsen

Archipelago House, Sweden, by Norm Architects

This holiday home by Norm Architects is located in a coastal area of ​​Sweden and combines Scandinavian design with Japanese aesthetics.

The Holscher Charcoal L Kickstand from D line offers a steady rhythm of graphic contrast to the interior, which primarily uses light wood furniture and bright neutral finishes.

Find out more about the Maison de l’Archipel ›

View through the coastal dwelling to the sea
Photo courtesy of Rubow Architects

Private summer residence, Denmark, by Rubow Architects

Designed by Danish studio Rubow Architects, this vacation home in Denmark aims to blend into its surroundings using neutral tones and floor-to-ceiling windows that allow natural light and nature views to enter the home.

The L-shaped lever handle provides an obstruction-free finish to home doors and helps give the home its indoor-outdoor look.

Neutral interior with mismatched furniture
The photo is by Enok Holsegård

Barbara’s Studio, Copenhagen, by Barbara Bendix Becker

Copenhagen-based textile designer Barbara Bendix Becker’s antiques and collectibles studio is full of Nordic ceramics, lighting and furniture from famous Scandinavian designers.

The Arne Jacobsen brass lever handle sits alongside these other design classics and has been seamlessly integrated with other warm-toned metal finishes, as well as the workshop’s honey-coloured wood elements.

Photograph of a bathroom with a bathtub under a long window
Photo courtesy of MTJ Studio

Stockholmsgade bathroom, Copenhagen, by Emil Thorup

This bathroom created by interior designer Emil Thorup is characterized by its rhythmic herringbone tile floor, sage-colored walls and freestanding bathtub with rounded corners.

D-line’s Qtoo bathroom hardware collection in a subtle brushed steel finish has been used for part of the bath, sink and shower configuration, and creates a nice metallic contrast with the green walls pale and natural materials used in the room.

Dentology+ by Norm Architects
The photo is by Jonas Bjerre Poulsen

Dentology+ Clinic, Antwerp, by Norm Architects

Norm Architects went against the grain with the design of this dental practice, which eschews overtly clinical interiors in favor of soft, neutral finishes that encourage calm in patients.

Charcoal L-shaped lever handles punctuate the otherwise light and airy interior, along with unexpected welcoming details like low sofas and translucent draped curtains.

Find out more about the Dentologie+ clinic ›

Kitchen island with red handles in front of large curtains
Photo courtesy of &Shufl

Collaboration between &Shufl and D Line

Danish design company &Shufl provides joinery and hardware items compatible with IKEA kitchens, bathrooms and cabinets to give existing projects a facelift.

D Line’s bar pulls, which have been in its catalog for over 50 years, are used for &Shufl designs, where they come in a curated palette of different colors and finishes.

Neutral bedroom with door dressed in light wood
The photo is by Luke Arthur Wells

Luke Arthur Wells x Fat Collection by Knud Holscher

British interior designer Luke Arthur Wells has designed an interior layout that encourages tranquility using rounded furniture, handmade ceramics and soft flooring.

D Line’s FAT lever handle – part of a wider Dixon collection – is shorter, thicker and more rounded than traditional door furniture and further softens the already soft interior.

This is the latest in our series of lookbooks providing curated visual inspiration from Dezeen’s image archive. For more inspiration, check out previous lookbooks featuring sociable split-level living spaces, subtly installed elevators, cozy cabins and opulent hotels.

This lookbook was produced by Dezeen for D line as part of a partnership. Learn more about Dezeen Partnership content here.

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