I was born and brought up in the countryside of the Finnish Osthrobotnia with clear memories of running in the forests and oat fields daily as a child. I spent lots of time in my girlhood at my grandmother’s house. She was an artist and collector of Finnish 20th century art and her home was filled with paintings, sculptures, porcelain and flower patterns everywhere, both in textiles and on the porcelain she painted. I have a treasured picture of her working on one of her sculptures, but I also remember every detail of the art on her walls.
Today, I realize that the experiences I had as a little girl were formative. Those of old world glamour, of history and arts, of nature and beautiful gardens. I feel it is a natural outcome that I have developed a great passion and appreciation of unique high quality handicrafts.
I don’t believe in overly designed environments or hard rules on how our living spaces must be. I am attracted to an authentic process of change, whereby your home transforms through an inclusion of things we love. The process of decorating is one of collecting and curating your space with timeless objects and design, that have meaning and breath, and that offer a biographical insight into an heirloom. I love a blend of objects from different centuries, continents and genres. Art and collectibles that have an ability to speak to your soul can give your home a character as unique as your own. I believe it is this mix that makes a house, a home that we love spending our lives in.