A unique 1950s studio apartment in Helsinki is full of colors and cozy atmosphere

Miia’s studio home in Herttoniemi, Helsinki, reflects her creativity and courage to use colors based on intuition. For Miia, the happiest moments are those when friends or members of the extended family gather around the large table. Read the story

Elegant family home combines uncompromised style with relaxed living

Soft, light colors give this hundred-year-old apartment in Helsinki, Finland, a beautiful, modern look. Extensive renovations transformed the space into an elegant yet relaxed home for a family with children without erasing the signs of the past. Read the story

Almost like a gallery – a Danish home that always has room for art

Copenhagen-based Anne and Christian have been collecting art all their lives. They believe hanging art on the walls is the easiest way to make your home look unique. Read the story

Mika and Julie Tolvanen’s work and free time overlap on the island of Lauttasaari in Helsinki

On weekday mornings, Mika and Julie Tolvanen walk through a forest close to the shore of Lauttasaari where they can see the sea glistening behind the trees. The workplace of the couple behind the Pidät brand is only meters, not kilometers, from their home. Read the story

A pop of pink – Eero Aarnio’s classic chair gives a splash of color to this Helsinki home

The two-bedroom city apartment of Emilia and her family is clean, and the colors are in harmony. Their only impulse purchase was a pink Pastil Chair by Eero Aarnio. Read the story

A family home with a 15-year style guarantee

The terraced home of this Oulu-based family was renovated and decorated in a way that brought out the best of the 70s, steered clear of all stuffiness and maximized freshness. Interior designer Anna-Kaisa Melvas explains how the home was made more functional with choices that stand the test of time. Read the story

Modern art and the atmosphere of the 60’s meet in a terraced house in Helsinki

A black-and-white home in Helsinki, following the art lines of the 1960s, is the ideal location for a colorful collection of contemporary art. Read the story

A Helsinki home celebrating patterns and play

In the home of textile designer Eri Shimatsuka and architect Jussi Kalliopuska, Finnish architecture meets Japanese aesthetics and joy. Read the story

Two-bedroom apartment spiced with pink in Helsinki

A 60-sqm, two-bedroom apartment in Käpylä, Helsinki, was converted nicely for five, when the father who got enthusiastic about interior decor… Read the story

Minna Kemell-Kutvonen’s idyllic summer cabin in the Houtskär archipelago

The windows of the sheltered cabin give a magnificent view of the landscape in Houtskär, an island group in the Finnish Archipelago. Large ships pass by every now and then, their sound giving a rhythm to the flow of the day. The Kemell-Kutvonen family lives a tranquil life on the island during the summer, enjoying relaxed activities and the simplicity of the surroundings. Read the story

Loft living in an old fire station

Julia and Riku’s loft is a bright apartment with black accents, located in a former fire station in Lahti. With the help of thorough planning and good design, the couple were able to tailor the one-bedroom apartment for the needs of their family of four. Read the story

Out of love for Aalto – Virpi Suutari worked on her documentary at a cottage in the Turku archipelago

Documentary director Virpi Suutari was reading love letters sent between Alvar and Aino Aalto at her summer cottage. These and numerous other sources and film shooting trips around the world were the basis of her latest documentary, Aalto. Read the story

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