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Homes to Inspire | Simple Elegance


Following on from Friday's post, here is the home of interior architect Joanna Laajisto, as promised. Located in Töölö, Helsinki, Joanna and her husband Mikko Ryhänen have carried out a full renovation. Mikko is a photographer and took these lovely shots. 

As with all of Joanna's work, the house is exquisite. White washed interiors and pared back styling make for a simple, yet beautifully elegant home. Her choice of lighting which includes an interesting mix of pendant lights and floor lamps is superb. I'm especially fond of the Louis Poulsen lamp above.

Dark wood details provide a stunning contrast against the white. 

Even though the home is pristine and uncluttered, I love that it still has a homely, lived in feel. I never tire of the classic Eames coat hook!    

Oh, how I adore this rug. The colours are amazing! 

More gorgeous Bertoia chairs in the kitchen, and little terracotta pots which feature a lot in Joanna's work. The home has some lovely vintage touches, like the storage crates under the shelves. 

Doesn't the all white bedroom look peaceful? I really like the sleek wardrobes and organised storage. 

Eye-catching subway tiles and a mirrored cabinet add texture to the bright bathroom.

According to news on Joanna's site, they have since purchased and renovated another apartment, in the same building as their current home! Although the walls are again a bright white, Joanna has chosen a light grey colour for the floors, and it looks incredible. For a sneak peek, take a look here

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  1. I have always adorned homes with white walls. For me, less is always more. university apartments athens ga

  2. I couldn't agree more Brenda. Thanks for stopping by x



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