Forget all rules – take a look at our easy and inspirational feel-good tips for setting the table!

Whether you're looking for tips to liven up a casual dinner setting or to decorate a festive table, there's only one rule: forget the rules. Check out our inspirational ideas for feel-good table settings! Read the story

Column: It just feels right

“The feeling of inauthenticity creates bad energy,” writes Design Stories’ columnist Hanna-Katariina Mononen. Read the story

Functionality and atmosphere – the showroom favorites in August

Finnish Design Shop’s showroom team picks the most interesting products and interior design trends every month. August is the time to enjoy the balmy late summer evenings, go mushroom hunting – and sort out your workstations and lighting to make the transition from lazy summer afternoons as easy as possible. Read the story

HAY’s fall 2022 arrivals play with light, color and shapes

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2022, HAY is due to introduce an abundance of exciting new product launches in the upcoming fall, ranging from colorful storage furniture to sculptural lighting and charming home textiles. Design Stories got to know the new arrivals in advance – see our picks and find your favorite! Read the story

Fill the space with stories – art posters add ambience and dimension to the décor

Eye-catching art posters are a quick and easy option to liven up your interior, but they also add to the story of the space: character-packed posters illustrate our interests and skillfully underline different moods. We chose six favorites from Finnish Design Shop's selection, take a look and get inspired! Read the story

TOP 5: The most inspiring new products

Despite the sunny holiday season, July brought many new exciting items to the Finnish Design Shop's selection. The online store was complemented with the sweetest pastel hues and the softest lounge chairs of the season. Take a look at our favorites among the latest arrivals! Read the story

A Brutalist coffee table, a classic lamp with a modern twist and plenty of rattan – introducing new designs from ferm LIVING!

In addition to the skillfully constructed color palette and the familiar ingenuity, ferm LIVING’s new launches include versatile storage furniture, earthy rattan, and architectural influences. Take a look at our favorites and find yours! Read the story

Make everyday tasks a treat with beautiful and practical cleaning products – take a look at our 9 favorites

Beautiful cleaning products tempt you to roll up your sleeves! We chose nine eye-catching cleaning products that don't need to be hidden in the closet – find your favorite and make cleaning the highlight of the week. Read the story

A perfect summer kitchen needs carefully selected objects, subtle fragrances, and space

In the summer kitchen of Jenna Kiuru’s dreams, what brings her most joy are uncluttered spaces and the little things that make for carefree living. And for a beautiful and practical summer kitchen, natural materials are a must. In this article in our Well Kept series, textile care expert Jenna Kiuru discusses carefully made choices, materials that suit one’s own lifestyle, and how to care for them. Read the story

The new hues of the home: try these surprising color combinations today

Bold color combinations are one of the season's most addictive trends. Bright, strong colors paired with soft pastels look irresistibly attractive and add a delightfully retro touch – especially when incorporated with a minimalist Scandinavian mood. If you're craving a more colorful interior, take a look at our tips and get inspired! Read the story

Ask the Customer Service: “How can I ensure my Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman have matching wooden parts?”

The Eames Lounge Chair is a design classic that will last you for decades to come – and therefore when choosing it, you should take into account the possible variations in wood color. It’s always a good idea to purchase the lounge chair and ottoman at the same time so that the wooden parts will match as closely as possible. Read the story

8 + 1 timeless wedding gift ideas – celebrate the unforgettable day

A perfect wedding gift can be either a traditional design classic or a special surprise – the most important thing is that you gift something carefully selected that will delight the happy couple for years to come. We put together timeless and delightful gift ideas for newlyweds from high-quality design dreams to practical everyday aesthetics. Read the story

Fresh textiles and patinated surfaces – the showroom favorites in July

Finnish Design Shop’s showroom team picks the most interesting products and interior design trends every month. In July, interior designer Riikka Soini-Ferraguto focuses on timeless and beautifully aging design classics, textile care and skincare as well as picking something pretty for a vase. Read the story

Versatile design – presenting seven handy design gems

When you want to make the best use of all square feet of your home or to avoid clutter, opt for multi-purpose items in your interior decoration. We picked seven clever and practical items from our selection that can perform multiple functions. Read the story

Creativity is key in Kirsikka Simberg's summery table settings

Kirsikka Simberg's summer includes dining al fresco, tending the garden, and bicycle trips – with a side of ice cream of course. Design Stories visited Simberg's summer home and got the best tips on what to bring as a gift to the cabin and for creating a summery table setting. Read the story

What to bring as a gift to the summer cabin? 8 thoughtful cottage gift ideas that’ll keep the invitations coming

You have been invited to the summer cottage, but what to bring as a gift? Fresh strawberries straight from the market and pre-chilled summer drinks are always a sure choice, but if you’re looking for something that will bring a smile to the host’s face for years to come, keep reading. Design Stories put together eight swoon-worthy cabin gift ideas – take a look and keep the invitations coming! Read the story