Monday, 14 September 2015

White, Luminous, Monochrome, Finnish

... back to Finland for more white interiors love

You may recall my last post on Rikka Kantinoski's place (have a look here), today we're visiting an apartment photographed by Rikka. 

If you're fond of white, clean and luminous interiors, this one is for you. This is home of Maiju Lagerstedt, Finnish marketing specialist, blogger and interior passionate based in Helsinki. Her blog is to be found --> right here .

Maiju's apartment is just an example of a beautiful, clean, white Nordic interior. I love the white walls and tiles which create a lovely backdrop for the everyday-use, full of character items: the kitchen tray full of utensils and condiments, bouquet of wild flowers, attention-grabbing clothes stand in the bedroom and the hallway ceiling rack (love that oversized grey coat btw! - if anyone knows where it's from, please do share). And of course there's the glass wall - the star of the show. Maiju calls it 'the soul of the apartment' as it is one of the original features of this 90 years old place. 

Have a lovely start to the week!

Images Rikka Kantikoski via Lagerma

Friday, 11 September 2015

Finnish Home Full Of Soft Details

This is the home of Riika Kantinkoski, who is a designer, artist and a blogger from Finland. Her lovely home is full of soft, simple but cleverly designed details, which tie the entire interior together in harmony. White background, brass and cork details, wooden wall and floor panels.

Have you noticed how she added green leaves of some sort to every shot? They add a lovely pop of colour in every frame, which I love. Also, simple wild flowers arranged in translucent glass bottles look adorable, I will certainly be stealing that look at mine. 

Images via My Scandinavian Home

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Scandinavian Design Showcase Apartment in Finland

House Envy

It's a Finnish weekend! Where: Helsinki. The apartment belongs to: an interior designer Joanna Laajisto and her husband photographer Mikko Ryhänen. Style: Nordic.  

Fresh, bright, simple and minimal, Joanna's home is a careful restoration of a historic apartment of 1928.  The three elements that transpire throughout the place are the brightness of the white walls and floors, the darkness of some specific design pieces and the warmth of wood vintage pieces.
The apartment is full of classic pieces of Scandinavian design: in the living room you can spot a chair from 1950s: CH25 designed by Hans J. Wegner together with the coffee table designed by Warren Platner for Knoll. Also, there's a piece designed by Joanna herself hanging on the living room wall: the Edit Lamp. In the dining room we've got Bertoia chairs by Knoll and an icon of Danish design: pendant lamp PH50, designed by Poul Henningsen. In the kitchen: Thonet chairs and Marimekko cups on the metal shelving unit; in the bedroom: black AJ Lamp by Arne Jacobsen and Thonet white chair.

A stunning showcase for Scandinavian design in Finland. 

Photos: Mikko Ryhännen via Living 

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Industrial lifestyle in Finland

House Envy

Today: Finland. We're visiting an apartment located in the Finnish city of Vaasa. An old factory building that previously housed a lace factory, was turned into characterful residential apartments.

There's something fabulously urban and minimalistic about living in a former factory. Clean lines, massive windows, high ceiling, rough look, the story behind it.

Here the owners added some original industrial lighting (the factory lamps over the dining table and the coffee table) and some quirky flea market finds (an old travelling trunk now used as a night stand, the sofa in the living room or Eames brown wall storage unit), which only enhanced the industrial look and feel.

The result is beautifully simplistic and inspiring.

Have a fab weekend!