Styling Secrets to Steal from a Helsinki Home

Styling Secrets to Steal from a Helsinki Home

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Adrienne Breaux
Aug 18, 2015
(Image credit: Suvi Kesäläinen )

Project by: Laura Seppänen of Laura Seppänen Design Agency
Location: Helsinki, Finland

This lovely home in Helsinki exhibits the power of a compact color palette and smart styling. It doesn't have a lot of things in the space, so it feels airy and relaxing. But there are enough design elements in the home that it feels bold and interesting, too.

(Image credit: Suvi Kesäläinen )

Go for casual but minimal arrangements

There aren't a lot of things in this stunning and simple space, but the things that are in there are arranged quite casually: the objects on a bedroom side table, the asymmetrical poster hanging above the bed, the art arrangement in the dining room.

(Image credit: Suvi Kesäläinen )

Mix warm woods with darker colors to soften them

From the designer:

"My private home customer wished for a hotel room look without any colors, so this is my vision of a stylish and monochrome interior with a hint of hotel vibes in it. I mixed the charcoal tones with warm wood and lively posters to soften that otherwise quite dark color palette."

(Image credit: Suvi Kesäläinen )

If you're going to go minimal, go for handmade and well-made

From the designer:

"I wanted to showcase some Finnish design, so most of the furniture is either handmade in Finland or from Finnish furniture brands such as Adea & Valanti. Also Scandinavian brands such as BoConcept & Menu are presented. All posters are from The Poster Club."

(Image credit: Suvi Kesäläinen )

Resources:

  • Living room lights - Diesel & Foscarini
  • Oak sideboard, dining table, brass and rugs - BoConcept
  • Sofas and side tables - Adea
  • Desk and TV stand - Valanti
  • Mirror - House Doctor
  • Marble top table - Handmade in Finland
  • Posters - The Poster Club

Thanks, Laura Seppänen!

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