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A Lesson in Geometry from Finland

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 10, 2013 01:09 AM
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by Alexa Hotz last modified May 09, 2013

Sometimes it seems as though the Finns are one step ahead of the rest of the design world, and Helsinki-based designer Suki Vento of Varpunen is no exception. Suki and her husband, Jussi, have redesigned their home since we last visited it in House Call: Varpunen in Finland . Previously decorated in Inca-inspired wall patterns and spots of neon color, the updated look retains the same creative character and geometric appeal as before but with a pared-down approach. In addition to the Helsinki renovation, Suki and husband Jussi have just redesigned a country cottage; to see more, go to Varpunen . Above: A poster from Copenhagen's Playtype  hangs above the kitchen countertop. Above: Vento sourced the marble backsplash and counter tiles from Kaakelikeskus , the copper Redecker scrubber from Smyygi (for more ideas, see 7 Hardworking Scrubbers with Style ) and the faucet from Vola . Above: Vento's point of pride? The minimalist white kitchen drawers in her mini kitchen. Above: Another view (on another day) of Vento's kitchen. Above: A cluster of vases on a windowsill holds branches and blooms. Above: A grouping of Varpunen storage sacks (like the Circus and Havu , each for €30) printed on PVC laminated white polyester scrim. Above: A collection of French milk soaps and neutral toned storage baskets in the bath. Above L: A stack of design magazines is strapped together with leather strips. Above R: A vintage crib is piled with textiles woven in Swedish overshot patterns. Above: Vintage toys are displayed on string shelves sourced from Stockmann . Traveling to Suki's hometown yourself? Visit our favorite shops, restaurants, and hotels in our Helsinki City Guide .






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