Homamade, Secrets to Timeless Interiors – Anna-Kaisa Melvas
Interiors & texts: Anna-Kaisa Melvas
Editing: Elina Lähteenmäki
Photography: Viola Minerva Virtamo, Krista Keltanen, Tuomas Kolehmainen, Ulla-Maija Lähteenmäki,
Layout design: Viola Minerva Virtamo
Homemade reveals an interior designer’s secrets behind 14 beautifully executed homes in Finland. It’s all about striking a balance – whether a row house in the north, a seventies’ beauty in the suburbs, a holiday home on the coast, a studio apartment in the city, or an old wooden villa in the countryside. How to make the most out of the space with its residents in mind?
The home needs to reflect its owner, favouring individual colours, finishes and furnishings. At the same time, functionality must always be ensured. Any updates need to be carried out with timeless elements: refurbishments are needed from time to time, but they need to tie in with the original style. New purchases should always complement existing ones, a blend of materials adding the finishing touches.
”Decorating is relative. You could spend endless amount of money or set a tight budget and still pull it off just as beautifully.”
Giving a fifteen-year style warranty to her designs, interior designer and journalist Anna-Kaisa Melvas reveals her best tips for colours and materials and where to snap up treasures for the home.