Tuesday 13 November 2012

Brown Paper Xmas wrapping&deko

Brown paper is just so versatile and creates that down to earth eco look for your presents and decorations. 
Also old maps are another great way of recycling,  
use them as wrapping or may be cut some little stars out of them and hang in your tree...
Little hearts below can be created into a chain with sewing machine- easy!

                                        Photos Homelife, Elle Maison, Pugs&Fishes etc.

Alternative Xmas tree

Here is some great alternative options for the traditional Xmas tree. These might work well, if you have a small apartment with limited floor space or just simply don't feel like cleaning the pine needles afterwards.

Be inspired to do your tree differently this year!

                                      Photos by VtWonen, Donna Hay, Country Living, Wood&Wool

Tuesday 30 October 2012

Little Villa Illusia

This little gem is a true "home away from home" in Hanko, the sunny south of Finland.
We went for an Autumn midweek getaway to find some peace, rest and comfort in the middle of our own cabin renovation.

Not only did we find a comfortable bed and warm shower instead of our usual, more "rustic" way of "bucket-showering in the sauna", we found a place that has been planned and created with heart and soul, paying attention to every little detail.

After admiring the harmonious deco surrounding me, I sank into the comfy lounge with great selection of interior magazines that were neatly stacked on the shelf.  Of course, this serene vision was accompanied by the snoring of my lovely partner, snuggled in the end of the couch..

My holiday had begun!

I warmly recommend this lovely little Villa, for more info, check;

Now, let the pictures speak for themselves...

Saturday 29 September 2012

Tiny home

What a clever way of using the small space. The rustic wall works as a real eye catcher in the kitchen. Bunk beds for kids and the nook upstairs create space for some rest. The tall window brings in the nature in the bathroom. All you need is here- simply sweet!

All photos by Lincoln Barbour

Monday 11 June 2012

Eating out

Summer has finally arrived in Scandinavia and it is time to enjoy it to the most! Moving your eating outdoors will set you in "summer-mode"!

Here some ideas for outdoorsy deko...

Photo Sköna Hem

Photo Home&Garden

Photo Sköna Hem

Photo Sköna Hem

Photo Susanna Skog

Monday 23 April 2012

Pompoti small shop&cafe

Let me introduce this colourful little gem!
You instantly feel the charm of this place once you arrive the front yard of the red wooden house, called "Punainen talo" in Riihimäki, southern part of Finland.

Take off your shoes and step into this cafe&shop where you can take your kids "guilt-free" with you!!

Miia and Jenni, friends& owners of Pompoti welcome everyone
to enjoy their dream come true place

You can find many colourful gifts, interior deco items and toys in this cute shop

In the summer time you can also enjoy your coffee outside in the veranda

Some sweets- they also do catering here!!

For more info, visit

Sunday 1 April 2012

Easter egg basket

Be G-R-E-E-N-er this Easter and make your own egg basket by weaving it from branches, old newspapers or scrab fabric.

Also the egss can be coloured in natural ways, eg. with red cabbage,carrots, onion skin...

Photo Greenliving

DIY Easter wreath

Easter wreath with eggs and grass

Photo Shelterness

Tuesday 27 March 2012



Photos BoNytt

Kitchen DIY

Simple & creative ideas to bring more earthy feeling
into the bright white kitchen...

Photo BoNytt

Hang some old crates on the wall- great way to display your kitchen collectables
and cook books. Old crates can be found from the recycling centres, antique shops
or farm house auctions.

Photo BoNytt

Bring the nature inside and create your own light fitting with beautiful branch. You can also do it ECO way and hang small glass lanterns from the branch and light up the ambience with tea light candles.

Friday 10 February 2012

Aqua- the colour of clarity

Today I feel like aqua...the colour of open communication and mental clarity.  Just focus on the color aqua,feel calm and ready to face any challenges!

Add bit of it to your interior decoration to create balance and harmony.

Photo Skona Hem

Photo Traditional Home

Photo Real Living

Photo Light Locations

Tuesday 31 January 2012

Rustic home spa

 Fresh linen towels and soft materials complement even the most rustic interior- let the walls share their story.
Don't hide the bath salts, candles etc.display them in matching ceramic bowls.

Photo Jeroen van der Spek

Photo Jeroen van der Spek