Joanna Laajisto lives here!

This is the Helsinki home of interior architect and designer Joanna Laajisto and photographer Mikko Ryhänen. I have written about Joanna’s projects before, and their old home here, so I was excited to see pictures from their new apartment.
I met Joanna and Mikko last year when they were in Stockholm for a vacation, and took them to my favorite coffee place. And when I went to Helsinki in the autumn, Joanna was so sweet and showed me her favorite coffee spot! Now this could be a nice tradition, to meet up with internet friends for the best coffee their city has to offer, don’t you think?
Anyway, this is where Joanna and Mikko lives with their two children. A bright city apartment filled with light and a mix of Californian and Finnish style, and with Mikko’s photos on the walls. While the base is all white and subtle tones of gray, the atmosphere is balanced by some vintage furniture pieces, and small black details add a graphic touch.



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Ems Designblogg is all about Scandinavian style, soft minimalism and beautiful functionalism. The blog is Sweden's oldest interior design blog and has been up and running since 2005. I strive to fill it with a mix of inspirational and aspirational images from all over the world, while keeping true to my own voice and style, where transparency is key and creative criticism is highly valued. When I'm not blogging, I bake chocolate cakes for my kids, hang around Stockholm's cafés and drink way too many cappuccinos, do some occasional styling work, and try to fit in some inspiring travel adventures in between. If you have any suggestions, propositions for collaborations, other ideas or just want to say hi, throw an email at: [email protected].


  • Vilket fint ställe!

  • Rosa

    I like your style is fresh an confortable.

    Thanks for share with us.

  • Så stilrent! Fräscht!

  • Åh vad snyggt och stilrent!

  • Hildur

    So nice! You know where the rug is from on the first pic?

  • Sorry, you’ll have to ask Joanna about that.