Tjena! Hur är läget?! I got back from Milan late last night after a fab few days wondering around Salone del Mobile, various design quarters (including the Brera district and IKEA Festival at Ventura Lambrati) and of course taking in the wonderful city itself. As a result I’m feeling all inspired (if not a little bleary eyed!) back at my desk this morning! Having featured her new apartment here, I couldn’t resist returning to the wonderful world of Finnish visual artist Saija Starr today. This time I’d like to share her cheerful former home and fab studio with you. Located in the heart of Helsinki, the apartment has a distinct sixties vibe and a fresh feel thanks to the white walls and bright pastel hues. Keep a look out for her artwork in the sitting room and bedroom – most of which is produced in her light-filled industrial-style studio. Love it!

Photography / home-owner: Saija Starr

What a lovely relaxed home – don’t you think? I particularly love all the plants – said to be great for the air and your soul (I’ve been doing a little research lately – although I can’t quite reveal the project yet!).

Is there anything that stands out to you?

Get the look from Saija’s home: kitchenstring shelving, string lights, blue Iittala jug. sitting room – paintings by Saija, Ferm Living Remix cushion, source a vintage mid-century arm chair here.

You can keep up to date with Saija’s latest projects (and see snapshots of her home and studio as well as feel inspired by the Finnish way of life) over on her blog and instagram feed.

Have a great start to the week!

PS It’s the last day to enter the give-away to win a limited edition Palm Print worth 3900 sek (around 400 euros!)…. hurry!