Tag Archives: Interiors

Finnish Lush Labels: Vallila Interior

28 Mar

I’m in Finland at the moment and of course I’m drinking Jaffa here. Jaffa is a legendary Finnish fizzy drink like Fanta, just that it is nicer and as the legend goes the yellow Jaffa cures upset stomachs and even nasty hangovers. That’s no news though, what is news is that Finnish Design company Vallila Interior‘s Jaffa fabrics seem to be now everywhere.

Jaffa Print by Vallila

Therefore I had to take a closer look and I discovered more beautiful textiles and interiors materials from cushions to wall papers. And Vallila interiors doesn’t stop there, they also offer interior design services and have many famous Finnish spaces under their belt, such as the funky GLO Hotel in the middle of Helsinki. Vallila Interiors have been awarded the key flag symbol for its Finnish designs.

Merituuli Ready Made Curtain by Vallila

My favourites of their collections are obvioulsy the Jaffa fabrics but also the fabrics that feature beautiful Finnish nature and buildings from  my home town Helsinki!

Bulevardi (Helsinki) fabric by Vallila

Tähtitorni (Helsinki) fabric

Pääskylä Ready Made Curtain

Vallila fabrics have recently become available in the UK too at the All Modern online shop and they seem to have free delivery on Vallila products.

Jaffa Cushion Cover

Top 10 Shower Curtain


MiniMoose Lives Here

19 Feb

MiniMoose kindly opened the door to his room and was happy to show us around! The room used to be our office/storage and last Summer the floor boards were painted white and MiniMoose moved in with his cotbed. In true Scandi style most of his things are either Brio (bed, toys) or Ikea (drawer unit, rugs, book case), we have also brought back a suitcase full of Finnish books (some of them translated from Swedish) and toys.

Not so Nordic Toys:


Steiff Teds from Grand dad Moose

Nordic Books and Cars:

Finnish Wooden Car Toys - On Hei Moose Wish List!

Books that I remember from my childhood!

Rag Rugs

12 Feb

My husband, Mr Moose, recently painted our floor boards white and since then we’ve dug our various rag rugs out and started to look even for more! We’ve used them because they are inexpensive and look quite funky on our white floors. And now I’ve read it now from various sources, including the Finnish style blog Sisustusblogi that rag rugs are hot!

This is particularly funny, because I’ve grown up surrounded by them, obviously not appreciating how cool they’d be in the future. My grand mum’s friend used to make them from old clothes and my granny even had different rugs for Summer so that we could run in and out and not to care about the rugs! Also my mum and her sisters used to spot their old clothes in the rugs and tell stories about them. And now my husband wants to cover our house in rag rugs – what you leave in the past you’ll find in the future!

Rag Rug (pic from sisustusblogi.fi)

Rag Rug (pic from sunnysblog.typepad.com)


3 Feb

One more post before I go to bed…

A couple of weeks ago I finally joined Pinterest. I was actually adding Fancy, Tumblr and Pinterest buttons to my shop when I decided to try it myself and got immediately hooked.

I spent the next few days pinning things and getting addicted to other people’s pinnings. It is just so easily done, even if you aren’t that techy like me.

So far I’ve pinned my favourite Nordic design and interiors images, food pictures (big mistake, get far too hungry when looking at them) and some children’s things. Obviously it’s an ongoing process, so my pinterest page is far from finished. But take a look if you’d like to get to know me better! If someone needs a pinterest invite, let me know, since for pinterest account you currently require an invite, although you can browse the pictures without one.