Leather chairs

May 19, 2014

Cognac leather Arne Jacobsen Egg chair, dining room leather chair

leather Swan chair nordic interior, leahter chair vintage leather chair, pia wallen cross blanket


Leather chairs are definitely among my favorites, be it a classical Arne Jacobsen Egg chair or Swan chair or some vintage chairs. Leather items add texture and warmth to any interior, but I think that they look especially good in simple and monochrome Nordic interiors where these beauties get all the well deserved attention :)


// images from 1. Bo Bedre  2. Me and Alice 3. Bukowskis 4. Stadshem 5. Trendenser //

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 //

Three inspiring workspaces

May 12, 2014

Workspace inspiration. Styling Johanna Pilfalk

workspace and moodboard inspo from Pella Hedeby.

black and white striped wall in workspace


New week has begun and for most of us this means that we have to get some work done now! Working from a nice home office is definitely a good way to start a week, so here are three gorgeous workspaces that have caught my eye lately.

Enjoy your Monday!


// photos 1. Johanna Pilfalk 2. Stil Inspiration 3. Stadshem //

Black and white with some tan leather and wood

May 9, 2014

Scandinavian living room, triangle rug Nordic living room, IKEA + designer pieces

Scandinavian apartment

living room, vintage leather chair, hanging bike

Scandinavian interior

black and white bedroom

Scandinavian interior, tan leather butterfly chair




I check Swedish real estate portals now and when for some interior design pearls, but this lovely apartment in Göteborg came to me via Instagram feed of Charlotte Ryding who has styled this space. And of course I had to share! Looks pretty, doesn’t it? I love the combination of black and white and tan leather and how well IKEA basics go with designer pieces!


// photos from Stadshem //


A bright idea for coffee table styling

May 7, 2014

livingroom details. coffee table styling. from Stil Inspiration blog Glass box on a coffee table. From Stil Inspiration blog


Storing coffee table books and magazines in a nice plexiglass box is a brilliant idea I found today from Pella’s blog! I have small coffee table and it tends to be crowded with magazines, so that it’s hard to find a free spot where to put my coffee… This kind of box is a really good way to protect mags and books from coffee spills and to add some extra space on your coffee table as you can use it’s top as a free surface! 


// photos from Stil Inspiration //

Cool home of photographer Jonas Ingerstedt

May 5, 2014

Jonas Ingerstedt home, kitchen, light turquoise cabinets Jonas Ingerstedt home, white modern kitchen Jonas Ingerstedt home, pops of color Jonas Ingerstedt home, living room Jonas Ingerstedt home, workspace


The home of photographer Jonas Ingerstedt was recently featured in Elle and here are my favorite photos of this interior full of Scandinavian design classics. But what I like the most are these basic IKEA BESTÅ cabinets on the first photo. Jonas painted them light blue and added leather strap handles – great IKEA hack and a good idea to install these up on the wall!


// from Elle Decoration via Coco Lapine Design, photography Jonas Ingerstedt //

Relaxed coastal retreat in Sorrento

May 3, 2014

kitchen and dining, tan leather safari chairs kitchen. white, wood and light blue livingroom. fireplace and big window bedroom. cross blanket bedroom, white and pastel pink bedroom. bunkbed, white and light blue white and grey, simple bathroom bathroom details


I rarely post on weekends, but I think this house tour is perfect for Saturday morning and that’s why I had to share it with you today! Designed by Shareen Joel Design this beautiful and relaxed weekender in Sorrento looks really fresh and welcoming. The color palette of white, wooden tones and shades of blue makes me thinking about long relaxing sunny summer days… which fortunately are not so far away any more :)

I hope you are all having a good weekend!


// photos from Share Design, photography: Brooke Holm, styling: Marsha Golemac. via 79 ideas //


Black and white and brass

April 29, 2014

Scandinavian living room, IKEA Moment sofa

Black and white kitchen with brass details

kitchen details. black and white and brass

black cabinet, leathr handle

kitchen + dining

black and white and brass details in a cool Scandinavian bedroom


storage solution

entry. clever storage behind the mirror

bathroom. white square tiles, black grout, brass details


This apartment in Stockholm has so many things I like! First of all, I like how the entire space is decorated with black and white color scheme with some brass and golden details here and there. I like how 38 square meters are used in a way that makes it look airy and spacious. Also, I like these clever hidden storage solutions in the bedroom and in the entry. And finally, I’d like to highlight the collection of things displayed on the wall above the bed – styling perfection!


// photos from Stadshem, via Emmas Designblogg //

Inspiration from French Connection

April 28, 2014

inspiration from French Conection French connection shelves French Connection linen ombre cushion French Connection linen ombre throw soft industrial living room, french connection rustic. french connection round mirror soft pastel ceramic pots from french connection


Soft industrial look with raw natural materials and subtle and calm color palette… Inspiration from French Collection Home SS14 catalog to start off the new week!


// photos French Connection//


Home of designer and illustrator Tina Rud Pedersen

April 24, 2014

Home of Tina Rud Pedersen

Black and white bedroom of Tina Rud Pedersen

Living room, shelves

Tina Rud Pedersen's home

Tina Rud Pedersen's home, dining room

Home of Tina Rud Pedersen, kitchen


This beautiful home in Copenhagen belongs to Tina Rud Pedersen, who is a designer, illustrator and owner of Paradisco Production. I’m especially in love with the bedroom – the wall art behind the bed looks just gorgeous! This and other floor-to-ceiling canvas are Tina’s own designs and can be found at her shop.


// Photos by Sisse Langfeldt, styling by Malene Marie Møller. From Boligcious blog //


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