How to get Peggy Gou’s laidback Berlin apartment
The DJ’s sleek, modern apartment is where she chills out and unwinds
image Team Woo
words Sophie Lou Wilson
When you have a lifestyle as fast-paced as Peggy Gou, a calming space to call home is essential. The South Korean DJ’s routine is packed with late nights and world travel, but even if your own schedule isn’t quite as intense, your home can still be a visually appealing sanctuary. It’s important to have an environment where you can chill out and unwind when life gets stressful.
Gou’s Berlin home is where she feels, “safe and chilled.” She told German furniture company, Freifrau that “Being home means being able to truly relax and be myself in my own personal space.” Filled with modernist furniture, books, records and art by her friends, it’s a true creative space. It even has its own recording studio. If Gou had time to save just a couple of things from the apartment she’d choose her studio and record collection.
With tall windows providing lots of natural light, the modern apartment feels calm yet full of character. Soft blue and green tones add to the relaxed mood. Whether you go to a different DJ set every weekend or would rather spend Friday nights chilled out on the sofa, here’s how to recreate the laidback, creative atmosphere of Peggy Gou’s space.
The wonkier the better. That’s the charm of this vase. Gou’s apartment is filled with little sculptures and trinkets. Made using air-dry clay then hand painted with a purposefully naive finish, whether it’s in a minimal or maximal setting, this vase will add instant personality and charm to any space.
BOOKED AND BUSY
Gou’s apartment is brimming with books and magazines. Populate your shelves with The New Cannabis Culture. This stylish book explores how weed has grown into a good-looking business.
LIGHT A CANDLE
Candles sit among the books and magazines on the coffee table in Gou’s living room. Infuse your space with Arborealist: an intense and moody blend of woods and smoky greens. This vegetable wax candle with lead-free wick has approx 40 hours burn time.
Gou has her own streetwear line, Kirin Peggy Gou, so she knows a thing or two about street culture and aesthetics. Buff up on your own knowledge with Highsnobiety’s guide to street fashion and culture. Part visual guide, part snapshot of street culture, The Incomplete highlights street fashion’s most influential designers, pieces, and brands.
CRACK A SMILE
A quirky, cotton-candy design guaranteed to raise a smile every time you walk by; we recommend popping this happy little 3D emoji on display any time you need to get through a tedious office meeting, or endure probing questions about your love life from a distant relative. It also makes the perfect gift for that co-worker who shares your cheeky sense of humour.
Gou is a Cancer which means she’s a homebody at heart. This zodiac candle from Maison MM is the perfect candle for tenacious, imaginative and loyal water signs. So, light a match and relax.
Gou loves laidback interiors with big personalities so this cover is the perfect way to add some of that visual joy and fun vibes to your living space.
PAINT YOUR OWN
Gou’s home is full of art made by her friends. With Sculpd’s abstract canvas painting kit you can make art that is equally unique. So, tap into your creativity and have some gorgeous wall art to show for it at the end.
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