my scandinavian home: The calm Finnish home of Anna Pirkola

The calm Finnish home of Anna Pirkola

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

There's something wonderful about Finnish style. And the home of Anna Pirkola, a concept designer, interior, blogger, prop stylist and set designer is no exception.  Decorated in white, grey and light wood and peppered with design products- it certainly pays homage to the Finnish interior design style. But Anna's home is unique too.  She's added flee market finds in the form of beautiful kilim rugs and a mid-century bureau, DIY pieces (workspace lamp, wall hangings etc) and a large record and art collection. Enjoy the tour (with Nina Persson or First Aid Kit in the background perhaps?!).

 
 


Photography: Anna Pirkola of Da Daa. Inspired by French By Design, with thanks

A quick guide to some of the lovely pieces in Anna's home: Hay bella coffee table, Muuto silent vase, Dark blue painting by Hanna Perälä, Smeg fridge, Gubi Ronde pendant light. Muuto leaf floor lamp, white metallic shelves from IKEA, Visu chair.

Anna's blog is full of inspiration including DIY projects (lamp for your home office),  thoughtful items for the home (I love this little place to put your jewellery at night from here) and an insight into idyllic life in Finland (how nice does her brother's cafe in her great grandparents cottage look?).

See more delightful Finnish homes here - the Finns really do have a lovely sense of style don't they?

Before I head off I also wanted to alert you to a fab collaboration between luxury Swedish brand Hästens and award winning textile designer Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg. The result? Beautiful 'Herbarium bedding' decorated in a kaleidoscope of clematis and hollyhocks (abundant in Sweden in the spring and summer) and made from the finest Egyptian cotton.

Have a great day!


14 comments:

  1. very nice with such nice details like old records and paintings on the walls.. very stylish!

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  2. I love those records *_* Looks amazing.

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  3. Love this home, it is filled with lots of lovely art & objects & is lovely & light too.

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  4. This kitchen is amazing! Especially the chairs :)

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  5. Amazing home! Love the art and all the pretty details, such a good eye! It definitely brigthened my day here in grey Copenhagen :)

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  6. Beautiful home! I'd love to know where the record storage comes from - I'm looking to upgrade our current IKEA record storage that fills the whole wall. Love that this is low level so overly things can be placed above the records :)

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    1. I think they are Palaset designed by Ristomatti Ratia, a Finnish designer who is the son of the Marimekko founder. Palaset isn't made anymore, but you can find it on auction and vintage websites and on Etsy.

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    2. Ooh, thanks for the tip - will see if I can hung some out :)

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  7. I love those kitchen chairs--do you know who makes them?

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    1. They look like the Artek 66 chairs: http://www.designcollectors.com/EN/product/1676/artek-66-chair/

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  8. Beautiful!! there is nothing better than some quality funiture in the home. your post help me get all those ideas & expectations into an achievable master plan for my own personal outdoor space.
    Wicker Outdoor Furniture

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  9. Her blog is amazing, she's got the most beautiful house -

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  10. Note: on top pic there's one fridge with crop of b/w photo and it was replaced by beautifull smeg on further pics

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