A fab black and white Helsinki home

This is the uber cool monochrome home of Maiju the blogger behind A Plateful of Love and her family in Helsinki, Finland. The apartment looks incredibly calm and relaxed, and of course there's no denying how cute the smiley baby peeping out of the cot is!

Photographs: Katri Kapanen with kind permission
As you know, I'm a big fan of monochrome. It's not easy to get the balance right and Maiju has nailed it with a lovely warm feel.

What's your take on monochrome?

PS must mention Nest have got a fab sale on with 70% off clearance and ex display items and up to 25% off selected brands. They're also offering free worldwide delivery for brands that are not part of the sale, we like! My picks: Tom Dixon etch tea light holder, Kartell Componibili Round Storage, and the Hay dot cushion.

Have a lovely day!


  1. i love all the space! beautiful post thanks for sharing.

  2. I love this home, Maiju has most definitely got the balance right, it looks very relaxed and full of character. I especially love the kitchen!

  3. I can look cold, but this place certainly doesn't. I think the grays and patterns help.

  4. Beautiful home ! I really like the chairs in the living room.

    xo Lieke

  5. Hi, absolutely nice home :)It looks so familiar and optimistic, the living room is stunning and the chairs ... ohhhh, lovely. :)They have very cute baby. :)

  6. Love it! The kitchen, the chairs, and off course the bed!

    Hugs <3

  7. cabbage patch baby! (and the home is quite lovely, too.)

  8. Gorgeous home, the kitchen is just perfect!!

  9. Gorgeous home, the kitchen is just perfect!!

  10. Oh I love monochrome! And this home is one of those "warm" monochrome spaces I really adore! Kitchen and the big dining table are my favs.

  11. Oh what a lovely post! I simply adore the 'brick' splashback in the kitchen. Very similar to our splashback we recently did in our renovation.
    Just beautiful.

  12. I want those striped bench cushions!

  13. Hi there! Love that home and adore monocrome, but in my own home I just can't resist color. Thank you for stoping by at my blog. Have a nice summer :)

  14. I love the scandinavian style so much.
    Have a nice weekend Anja

  15. Whhhha ! Where do you find this giraffe ? Thanks a lot :o)

    1. I am not sure unfortunately - perhaps someone else can help or you could try writing to Maiju?....or fun DIY project perhaps if you're feeling crafty?

  16. Giraffe is designed by finnish RK Design... here for example

  17. Love the DAW chairs, your pictures are always so cool !!! If interested we sell the Vitra original DAW Chairs -

  18. Where do you find the LR rug? I am in desperate need of a rug for my new place and this would be perfect!

  19. Love this!

    E from Helsinki, Finland


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