Inspired By

Inspired by Sarah from Coco Lapine Design

August 11, 2014

dining room, grey Hay About A Chairs. styling by Sarah from Coco Lapine Design

Berlin print, Hay About A Chair. styling by Sarah from Coco Lapine Design

Bedroom. Grey Mikmax sheets, Mathilda Clahr leather strap hangers.

Workspace with a vintage desk

String shelf styling by Sarah from Coco Lapine Design

workspace styling by Sarah from Coco Lapine Design

white Nordic kitchen styled by Sarah from Coco Lapine Design

beautiful black and white bedroom styled by Sarah from Coco Lapine Design

kitchen styling by Sarah from Coco Lapine Design

Bedroom styled by Sarah from Coco Lapine Design

styling by Sarah from Coco Lapine Design

apartment styled by Sarah from Coco Lapine Design


Happy new week to all of you!

Today I’m so happy to show you some beautiful examples of styling from Sarah Van Peteghem‘s portfolio and also an interview with her! Sarah is a Belgian designer, interior blogger and shop owner living in Berlin. Some time ago she started a collaboration with the real estate agency Fantastik Frank and now I’m so excited every time a new project styled by her is going online. Sarah has also a beautiful blog Coco Lapine Design full of eye candy for Scandinavian style lovers. I’m so happy that Sarah agreed to answer some questions about her work as an interior stylist.

How did it all started? What are the most important milestones in your career?
I did my first project for Fantastic Frank in March and I liked it so much that I just knew this was something I had to explore more. So far I’ve been doing five projects for them, which were each very different from each other. I hope I can do more and more projects in the future for different brands as this is something I’m truly passionate about.

How would you describe your style?
I would say Nordic with a twist. There is a clear minimal and nordic influence in my work, but don’t like to think I’m restricted to that. I try to get inspiration from different angles and I hope this also shows in my work. I can see a clear style in my past work, however I think I’m still exploring and creating my own style. It’s very exciting process.

What inspires you? Where do you go online for inspiration?
I browse a lot of blogs and Pinterest and try not to get lost in it all. I recently started to force myself to think about the pictures I find inspiring (not just pin them for later, like I usually do) and ask myself the question why this picture is interesting: is it the angle, are there certain color combinations that are intriguing or is there a certain product that I just really like? By answering these questions I’m usually inspired and then try to incorporate my findings in my own work as well.

What are currently your favorite products to use for your styling work?
I try to always find new things. In my last styling I used Uashmama paper bags, which were great to give a new look to my plant pots and I decorated the bed with Mikmax textiles. Both of these products ended up looking very nice in the pictures because of their different tints and textures. I also like to use vintage finds, which always make a home look very characteristic and unique.

If there was one piece of advice you would give to aspiring interior stylist, what would it be?
Start styling in your own home and take your own pictures. The second one is probably the most important one as you start looking at products, materials, light and textures with a different point of view (you don’t have to be a good photographer or have a fancy camera, your phone will do in the beginning). This is something that is really helpful when doing styling work. For me, my Instagram is the perfect playground for styling exercises.


Thank you Sarah for sharing your thouhts and let’s hope we see many inspiring projects from you also in the future!


// photos from Coco Lapine Design //

Inspired by Krista Keltanen

May 14, 2014

Scandinavian dining room, photo Krista Keltanen


Scandinavian dining room, Wishbone chairs, photo Krista Keltanen


Gorgeous Scandinavian kitchen, photo Krista Keltanen

Black and white Nordic home, photo Krista Keltanen

Black and white Scandinavian kitchen, photo Krista Keltanen

Bright white living room with pops of color. String shelf. photo Krista Keltanen

White bright interior with pops of color. photo Krista Keltanen

White and bright Scandinavian home, photo Krista Keltanen
White and bright home, photo Krista Keltanen
Nursery. Grey and blue. Brio Toddler Wobbler. photo Krista Keltanen


Scandinavian home details, Arne Jacobsen alphabet, photo Krista Keltanen
Details + styling, photo Krista Keltanen
Arne Jacobsen, Design Letters, photo Krista Keltanen


Today I’m really happy to share some beautiful work of super talented Finnish photographer Krista Keltanen and a mini-interview with her!

Krista is originally form Estonia (like me), but is now living in Helsinki. She has been working over 10 years together with Finnish leading interior magazines and commercial brands and is specialised in interior and lifestyle photography. I’m a huge fan of her work! Krista has an incredible eye for details and it feels like she could make every home to look pretty on photos!

Krista kindly agreed to answer some questions, so here we go!


How did it all started? What are the most important milestones in your career?

I bought my first SLR in 1994. I started to shoot film and I was so excited. At this time I mostly photographed for fun… summer holidays, nature, flowers. My father and uncle are both amateur photographers and I had the opportunity to spent time with them in darkroom. I think it was the first spark. I started to study photography in 2002 in VVI (Visuaaliviestinnän Instituutti) inTampere, Finland. I really liked my photography teacher and he is the best teacher I have ever had. At the same time I began to work as a freelance photographer. I visited many advertising agencies with my portfolio. It was the time before social media. You had to meet people face to face and show you photos.

I’m totally in love with lifestyle photograpy, portraiture and interior photography and work with interior journalist & stylist Jonna Kivilahti. We shoot homes for Finnish magazines as well as commercial shoots for different companies and we have an agent Living Inside in Italy who sells our home features all over the world.

Most important milestones… my children! They “teach” to me every day how to become a better photographer.

How would you describe your style? 

I think my signature style is simple with lots of light and a bohemian twist.

What inspires you? Where do you go online for inspiration?

The same place where we all go… Pinterest :)

What lenses do you use?

It depends on what I photograph, but one of my favourite is Canon 50mm f1.2.

If there was one piece of advice you would give to aspiring photographer, what would it be?

Give more than what is expected.



Thank you, Krista for taking time to answer the questions! Make sure to visit her website and blog to see more!


PS!  I’m honoured to be featured at lovely blog Armoire, Pegs & Casserole today as a part of On The Wall series. I’d love to invite you over there!


// all photos from Krista Keltanen blog //

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