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 :)
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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 :)
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!
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.
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