A home for life

Concrete floors and a black-and-white bathroom were at the top of their wish list, when the family in Rovaniemi, in Finnish Lapland, started building their house on the Kemijoki river. But an interior designer overturned their ideas right away. Read the story

A brilliant city home

The home of an interior designer and a carpenter in Helsinki is full of clever interior design solutions, strong colors and a cozy atmosphere. Read the story

A home in an old schoolhouse

Rosita and Matias had never owned or renovated a house, or even an apartment for that matter. They bought half of a 100-year-old schoolhouse and learned to do it all themselves. Read the story

Monochrome Christmas

Sanna sticks to a palette of black and white even at Christmas, adding a cozy seasonal feel to her home with candles, ornaments and flowers. Read the story

Wreaths, Christmas stockings and a glittering Elvis

Stylish does not necessarily mean expensive, says Elina Henttonen, art director of Avotakka interior decoration magazine, whose home and Christmas are a combination of American influences and 1950s esthetics. Read the story

An open hideaway in Karjalohja

A black-sided smoke sauna was extended with a holiday house that is transparent, like a greenhouse. The complex designed by the architectural office Mattila & Merz blends in with the surrounding nature. Read the story

A wooden house in Kumpula was decorated with striking colors

Moss green, powder rose, bright red and lime green sound like an odd combination. Johanna and Tero have a special ability to make the colors fit their cozy wooden house. Read the story

Miia and Willem’s home is one of a kind

A row house built in the late 1940s in Herttoniemi, Helsinki includes a home whose residents shun conventional solutions. Read the story

A lengthy renovation prioritized things: “We appreciate our home much more now”

The adversities during the renovation had their purpose. Vuokko and Lauri, who live in the Töölö district of Helsinki, can appreciate their home in a new way, and decorate without pressure. Read the story

The home of ten smart ideas

On the edge of a field in Masku stands a handsome detached house with roomy and functional spaces. Interior designer Elina Tommila shares the best ideas she has implemented in their home. Read the story