An utterly idyllic Finnish summer cabin with a sea view

I can't tell you how many times I've started to write this post only to delete it again. The truth is, there are no words to describe this idyllic Finnish cottage in the Inkoo archipelago belonging to Jonna Kivilahti, the blogger behind Mrs Jones- it's just to dream that you're there. The doors of the black and white cabin thrown open to reveal panoramic views of the glistening sea beyond.  Soaking up the warm sun on the terrace, watching the sail boats glide by. You might go inside to make lunch or even light a roaring fire on cooler evenings. Either way, I can't think of a more idyllic way to wile away a weekend, a week...a few months....

Photography: Krista Keltanen with kind permission

What an utterly idyllic retreat. Could you imagine spending your weekend here?!

Get the look - Terrace - this black sun lounger is similar, black lantern. Kitchen - white string shelves, striped rug, grey marble chopping board, Marimekko mugs. Dining area - bentwood chair, Series 7 chairs. Bedroom - try notPERFECTLINEN for the most beautiful washed bed linen, this striped cotton jersey top is similar (and fab for summer days by the sea!). Hallway - hunter boots and white converse.

In case you're wondering how to achieve that perfectly glossy grey floor in your own home - Farrow & Ball recommends Strong white paint in Full Gloss with a coat of Interior wood primer & Undercoat underneath to ensure the best finish or for areas of high traffic - the Floor Paint finish which is slightly less glossy but more durable. So there you go!

You can see more pics of this lovely cabin on Jonna's blog and instagram

These beautiful images have been captured by Krista Keltanen - you might recognise the name from this Finnish cabin built from containers or this beautiful rustic Finnish summer cottage also featured on here. Imagine!

Oh and there's over 53 summer cottages to explore in my archives. I would recommend pouring yourself a coffee first, but hey, it's Friday so perhaps one of these would be more appropriate. Just saying.

In the words of the Finns - Kippis!


  1. I LOVE this post. This is probably the closest theme I've found to what I'm looking to do with black/white and a pop of neutral brown color. Definitely an inspiration for even a standard apartment.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Much love from California!

  2. Definitely yes, I want to go there immediately! Lovely detail of hanging hats :-)

  3. holy smokes! i would literally move in and change nothing. this is my heaven on earth and i doubt it would be for weekends only. pea green with envy is what i am on this fine saturday morning. thanks for finding this and sharing.

    1. Thanks Kathrine, I love my Summerhouse too❤️

  4. this is incredible! What a perfect place to get away!
    Fash 'n' fudge
    Fash 'n' fudge

  5. So beautiful, love the combination of black, white and wood texture. The place is just stunning.

  6. I love everything about this home! I want that Kimono!!! Where did the owner get it?

    1. My kimono is from Swedish Love Warriors brand

  7. Dear Jennifer
    Thank you for sharing Fab photos from my Summerhouse. In case you want to see more just check my blog
    Or my Instagram: jonnakivilahti
    All the best
    And must say I really love the island;-)
    Jonna Kivilahti/Mrs Jones

    1. Hi Jonna - wonderful, I've been able to update the post with a link to your blog and instagram! :)


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