We recently featured Bar and Co., a haven in Helsinki where good design and good cocktails collide. Designed by our of-the-moment favorite interior designer, Joanna Laajisto, we just can not get enough of her entire portfolio, but when we came across her personal home tour, we found our true love: the minimal, yet warm and livable design!

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Although the base of the color palette is a crisp white, the layers of black, cream and pale pinks really make this a cozy and inviting space. I mean, I want to roll around on that Moroccan rug {why does the totally over-exposed trend feel fresh in that room?}

Balancing crisp and modern with soft, comfortable pieces can be so tricky to get right, but layering texture, color and style is something that Joanna knows best. After taking serious notes from our interview with this design extraordinaire, we put our learnings to the test. If you want to live in an understated yet perfect space like Joanna’s, decorate with this!


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Not only are the above options a great place to start when recreating this design, they’re also so affordable! I’m adamant about finding a spot for a cool clamp light in the new office design and that three tiered pendant could look amazing over the team desk. So many good options! We’ve been dying over anything black and white these days. Could you tell?!

If you’re obsessed with the breakdown of spaces and color palettes, we write these types of posts monthly over at 55 Downing Street- check them out here!

images via Residence // photography by Mikko Ryhanen

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  2. Lovely patterns and fabrics all over the furniture. Looks awesome