As you know (I think I’ve been harping on about it ever since – sorry!), I finally got to visit Helsinki for teh first time last summer. And it exceeded all my wildest expectations. It was such a vibrant city but above all else, it exuded creativity (if you go, don’t miss the design walk!). Seeing these pictures of Salja Starr’s apartment in the heart of Helsinki immediately transported me back to my wonderful weekend in Finland’s capital city. On her blog Cosy Home, Salja describes her home life and interior as an amalgamation of: ‘swaying book blocks, long breakfasts, art, coffee moments, brightly coloured containers, old furniture and the ever changing sequence.’ Let’s take a peek inside…



Credits: Salja Starr / Cosy Home.

Love this! It’s so charming and relaxed but above all else personal, I also like how the pops of bright colours add a cheerful touch.

Look closely at Salja’s pictures and you’ll spot a skateboard under the chair, an empty bottle on the kitchen floor and other remnants of everyday life giving the space a wonderful lived-in feel – how very refreshing! I could imagine walking in here and immediately feeling at ease. How about you?!

Get the look from Salja’s home: sitting room – source mid-century armchairs like these here, Remix blanket. Kitchen – Marimekko teapot. Iittala Nappula candle-holder in high and low versions.

I’m waiting for a little information on the cushions and paintings – pop back here later if you’re intersted to know more about them! 

You can follow Salja’s latest projects and home updates on her wonderful blog or over on her Instagram feed.

If you’d like to see more Helsinki homes today I’m also in love with this apartment that artfully blends of danish and finnish style, the home of a design blogger and a graphic designer’s penthouse – and many more in the archive. Oh I do love Finnish style!

Have a lovely day!

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