Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Loving your home: Jutta in Oulu, Finland


Hello! And how are you today? It has been pouring here in California. So much rain that the hills have turned green, seemingly overnight! I am sharing pictures of a home in Oulu, Finland. Jutta is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator. She lives here with her husband and two dogs. The couple are renovating their wooden house that was built in the 1950's. They are using traditional methods like painting the walls with linseed oil paint and are decorating the home with vintage items and thrift store treasures. Jutta says that their home is a work in progress. I think they are progressing very nicely :).

I love this chair! I can't tell completely from the picture but it looks like a combination telephone table plus Rococo-style chair made during the 1920's or 30's. Such a genteel way to talk on the phone rather than having it wedged between your ear and shoulder while your hands are occupied with everything else.




The turquoise walls make the wood shine. Turquoise, as you may know, is the official color of 2010. Jutta's styling skills are apparent in all the pictures and she creates small
oases for the eye to rest on.






And what a contrast between the vintage typewriter and the Mac desktop! I am exceedingly partial to Mac's but these two machines look sleek and sophisticated in their own way.





I really want a weathered sideboard/ china buffet like this one! I am still trying to keep my New Year resolution of "buy not if you need not" but its getting harder. It would be lovely to have everything on display and a great way to add a splash of color when everything is grey outside.





 Jutta has a blog Kootut Murut where she talks about their ongoing home renovation. Thanks for sharing the pictures of your home, Jutta. 

9 comments:

sumanam said...

Oh love it.. especially that cute little table or stool in front of the red loveseat and the tray in the last pic.. absolutely gorgeous!!!
And tell me about the rain, we live in Southern California, it's pouring since Sunday night!Which part of Ca are you?

Once Upon A Tea Time said...

It's a darling house and I really admire their patience.
We are just outside San Francisco and the weather has been wild.

Patricia Torres said...

OH lovely.. home.. love how the wall colours blend with the colours of the rest of the home.. The vintage stuff is awesome...

Sudha said...

I loved the vintage bentwood chair...oh ..so very 60's and yet so..modern!!

Sudha said...

hey seems like i mistook the classy danish chair for a bentwood one...but whats in the name..it is sure to die for!! AH!! and such a sweet homey feel to every nook and corner of the house!

purplehomes said...

Oh..i so love the wall and the typerwriter and the tray and the HUGE glass vase and the...alright i simply love the home ;)

Jutta said...

Thank you for your kind comments and thanks Priya for your lovely post about our home :)

Katja said...

So wonderful to see Jutta's lovely home here on your beautiful blog! :)

Kaylovesvintage said...

love Jutta"'s taste..and her home

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