Less is enough – Years in Japan and Poland has left its mark on a home in Helsinki

Mari and her family’s home in Helsinki is decorated sparsely but with great care, including items like a Japanese wooden chair, Polish art and ikebana arrangements. Read the story

Hanko’s charm in the loft of an old house

Ceilings with dark wood beams, sloping walls and skylights are essential elements of the atmospheric second home of Tiina’s family in Hanko, Finland's southernmost town. The home was renovated in the loft of a house built in the late nineteenth century. Read the story

Compact dream home in Punavuori, Helsinki

Maiju and Teemu and their sons realized a dream they had been entertaining for a long time, when they moved from Jyväskylä from a 100-square-meter family home to a small two-room apartment in Punavuori, Helsinki. Read the story

Photographer Kaisu Kaplin: “Art makes our home our own”

In Kaisu Kaplin's home, art brings color to the Scandinavian interior. The works of art have been carefully selected and have found their place with time. Kaplin tells Design Stories about her art collection and gives tips on how to acquire art. Read the story

Anna-Kaisa and Tero took up a renovation challenge in Helsinki

Third time’s the charm, or is it? This couple loves to renovate and ended up, once again, looking for a diamond in the rough, an apartment in really bad shape where they could express themselves and realize their dreams. Read the story

A complete home makeover in Ullanlinna, Helsinki: “It began with choosing the right designer”

To Petri Ylivuori, the labyrinthine layout and poor condition of the old house did not pose a threat, but an opportunity to renovate a dream home for his growing family. The uncompromising goal was to create an aesthetic home that would also accommodate the everyday life with small children. Read the story

Natural light, art and “original things”

In Laura and Jonne's home, works of art, beloved books and carefully selected design classics play the lead role. The interior is inspired by artists’ studio homes with high ceilings and natural light flowing in through large windows. Read the story

Edla creates Christmas spirit with natural materials and colors

A dream came true when the house, designed by Edla for her family, was completed and they can now celebrate the great midwinter holidays in their new home. Christmas begins when she hangs a chandelier over the dining table. Read the story

Villa Nagu — a charming holiday home in the Turku archipelago

A 1970s home in the tranquil Turku archipelago stood empty for decades. Anna and Tuomas fell in love with Villa Nagu and brought life back to the building. They said goodbye to the yellowed wooden surfaces and gave the place a fresh new touch. Read the story

1970s concrete castle was remodeled with respect for original architecture

A former residence and practice of a veterinarian is now Anni’s and Kaj’s dream home. The house’s 1970s architecture, patinated pine surfaces, and light coming in from the 126 windows served as the starting point for the home’s renovation. Read the story

Staffan Sundström’s home is a playful blend of Nordic influences

Photographer and art director Staffan Sundström’s apartment in Copenhagen is a harmonious mix of art, vintage finds and contemporary design pieces. Simple but far from dull, the décor features eye-catching details like the stunning lighting designs by the Swedish brand Pholc. Read the story

A rural semi-detached close to Helsinki is brimming with hygge and harmony

Susanne and Mika's nature-loving family lives in a semi-detached house decorated in earthy tones, where the children have their own mini-kingdom. The rural landscape changes color with the seasons. Read the story

Light, space and the feel of a 1970s bungalow – Minna Jones gives run-down island holiday cabins a new lease of life

Finnish interior designer and stylist Minna Jones spends her leisure time on an island near Turku, where she has been slowly renovating rickety holiday cabins into year-round vacation oasis for her family of five. Minna told Design Stories about her cabin renovations and interior design project. Read the story

A designer couple’s home in Helsinki is a stylish return to the seventies

What would a lottery win for a designer couple who loves the 1970s look like? A semi-detached house built in Tammisalo, Helsinki, in 1969 and cherished by its previous resident for almost 50 years. Read the story

A Helsinki home in 1950s spirit

Photographer Laura Riihelä’s home in Maunula, one of Helsinki’s trending areas, spreads out on five levels. The cozy interior is created by the esthete naturally, one bit at a time. Read the story

Linda’s modern loft apartment combines Scandinavian style with oriental patterns

Interior designer Linda Baki’s bright rented home in Kalasatama, Helsinki looks out onto urban scenery. Discover how she created a relaxing and cozy loft interior. Read the story