Functional, refined and personal

, , , , , By Catherine

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Very creative and resourceful interior designer Tanja Jänicke carefully transformed this Helsinki apartment into “exactly what she had in mind”. She designed herself the kitchen, the dining table, and a few other pieces in her home. With an obvious penchant for white, black and natural materials, Tanja created a modern home with simple lines and a rustic touch. We like how the interior is refined and yet, quirky at times (hello, seagulls). Notice how the white walls and high ceiling creates a frame around the gorgeous mural in the kitchen, which was painted by Anna Retulainen. Beautiful.

Photos: Lykke Foged via Bolig Magasinet




  1. 26 Mar 2012 / 20:44

    What a beautiful apartment. I love that there’s an Aarnio pony! And funny how Haliburton cases always end up with so many more stickers than regular suitcases.

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    13 Jul 2012 / 05:01

    special decoration and furniture! great!!

  3. Celia
    3 Aug 2012 / 15:25

    Who makes those gorgeous white cushy chairs??

    • Catherine
      3 Aug 2012 / 20:30

      Hi Celia,

      I have no clue… But it looks like it could be an easy DIY project: Fatboy cushion + Ikea bed legs + a wooden palette. What do you think?

      Nordic Design

    • rudaczarna
      1 Sep 2012 / 14:06

      where can i find and buy this fantastic lamp?

    • Catherine
      3 Sep 2012 / 19:23


      It is from French designer Serge Mouille. I suggest to search on auction houses’ websites ( is a good one), or to search flea markets.

      Good luck!

      Nordic Design

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