It’s been a very long time since I visited beautiful Finland – both in person and on the blog! While I’d happily hop on a plane, train or boat to Helsinki today, sadly it’s not possible. But the good news is, Pia has welcomed us all into her cosy home today – so we can all pay a virtual visit! 
Pia lives in the Finnish countryside with her young family and has decorated her home with antique finds and layers of texture in earthy tones. You’ll notice a few Christmas decorations still   – in Scandinavia it’s customary to keep decor up until 13th January (a scary prospect when it’s considered bad luck past 6th Januaary in England). I’ve grown to like this tradition as the pretty star lights really help to brighten up the winter darkness and create a cosy feel. 
Keep a look out for the walls – many of which have been decorated with botanical-themed wallpaper (Boråstapater and Sandberg sell classic Scandinavian designs like these) – while exposed wood beams add a rustic touch here and there. I also love the ‘kakelugn’ (masonry stove oven) and how Pia has created a reading spot beside it. A perfect place to relax while the snow falls outside. 
(Fun fact: Finland has 187,888 lakes, that’s a crazy amount of water!)
Tervetuloa (welcome)! 

So pretty! Did you spot the family’s four legged friend peeking here and there? So cute! 
A perfect tour to complete the week, don’t you think? Don’t miss Pia’s instagram @pienimaalaistalo for more inspiration. And if you’d like to see a few other Finnish homes today, check out: 
I hope you’ve enjoyed this virtual trip to Finland today. 
I arrived in Hannover, Germany last night and will be holding a talk at Domotex floor fair today – do come along if you’re in town! If you’d like to see the latest trends in the world of rugs, carpets and floor coverings follow along on my instagram stories today! 
Have a cosy weekend, see you Monday! 
Niki
Photography courtesy of @pienimaalaistalo, shared with kind permission

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It’s been a very long time since I visited beautiful Finland – both in person and on the blog! While I’d happily hop on a plane, train or boat to Helsinki today, sadly it’s not possible. But the good news is, Pia has welcomed us all into her cosy home today – so we can all pay a virtual visit! 
Pia lives in the Finnish countryside with her young family and has decorated her home with antique finds and layers of texture in earthy tones. You’ll notice a few Christmas decorations still   – in Scandinavia it’s customary to keep decor up until 13th January (a scary prospect when it’s considered bad luck past 6th Januaary in England). I’ve grown to like this tradition as the pretty star lights really help to brighten up the winter darkness and create a cosy feel. 
Keep a look out for the walls – many of which have been decorated with botanical-themed wallpaper (Boråstapater and Sandberg sell classic Scandinavian designs like these) – while exposed wood beams add a rustic touch here and there. I also love the ‘kakelugn’ (masonry stove oven) and how Pia has created a reading spot beside it. A perfect place to relax while the snow falls outside. 
(Fun fact: Finland has 187,888 lakes, that’s a crazy amount of water!)
Tervetuloa (welcome)! 

So pretty! Did you spot the family’s four legged friend peeking here and there? So cute! 
A perfect tour to complete the week, don’t you think? Don’t miss Pia’s instagram @pienimaalaistalo for more inspiration. And if you’d like to see a few other Finnish homes today, check out: 
I hope you’ve enjoyed this virtual trip to Finland today. 
I arrived in Hannover, Germany last night and will be holding a talk at Domotex floor fair today – do come along if you’re in town! If you’d like to see the latest trends in the world of rugs, carpets and floor coverings follow along on my instagram stories today! 
Have a cosy weekend, see you Monday! 
Niki
Photography courtesy of @pienimaalaistalo, shared with kind permission