Hello Monday, have I got a Finnish house for you...

So, it's straight off to Finland this morning (only virtually- but it sounds good doesn't it?!) and the lofty Helsinki penthouse of graphic designer Jirka Väätäinen and his partner, Pete Rahikainen who works in the fashion industry. Airy and spacious, the apartment has beautiful high ceilings and an abundance of light. The duo have artfully decorated the space with a fab mix of old and new. The underlying tone is Scandinavian which has then been diluted with vintage furniture, floral patterns, fascinating details and objects collected on trips abroad all coming together in these beautiful shots styled by Laura Seppänen and photographed by Pauliina Salonen. Let's take a tour...









Home owner: Jirka Väätäinen. Photographer: Pauliina Salonen. Stylist Laura Seppänen (shared with kind permission).

This wonderful home makes me want to skip work and go on a trawl around the flee markets of Skåne / Copenhagen today, how about you?! If only! I particularly love the vintage sewing machine used as a side table and the small industrial trolley posing as a stand for the record player. But the more I look the more I see and love about the space.

Anything that stand out to you?

Thank you so much to Laura Seppänen, the Helsinki based interior designer and stylist behind this shoot for sending me these images - such a treat! Laura used to work for Deko magazine as a social media / web editor and recently started her own agency. She also works as a freelance on home editorials for various magazines and companies. I'll definitely be keeping up to date with her work on instagram from now on.

You can read more about this lovely home in this months edition of Deko magazine. And there are tonnes more fabulous Finnish homes to be found here (scroll passed the first one as it'll be this home).

Have a wonderful start to the week! 


  1. Wow - such a personality-packed home, but it still looks sleek and clutter-free. A very difficult thing to achieve but they've pulled it off perfectly!

  2. Love it! A light & airy home but with lots of lovely vintage treasures! Amazing.

  3. Beautiful home - so relaxing looking! If anyone's wondering, the dining chairs are Ikea Nordmyra.

    1. I'm wandering about the dining table - any ideas on that one? Its perfect for what I need!

    2. Perfect, thanks Chris - I love them. Unfortunately I don't know about the table REbecca, perhaps someone else on here can help?

  4. I love the throw on the bed.

  5. The blue and white living room rug--holy wow! Any thoughts where it's from?


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