Steal This Look: A Finnish Cottage Kitchen and Dining Room by

Issue 86 · The Summer Kitchen · August 20, 2013

Steal This Look: A Finnish Cottage Kitchen and Dining Room

Issue 86 · The Summer Kitchen · August 20, 2013

Since we first posted on designers Saana and Olli (of Sanna ja Olli), we've been curious about their cottage and working studio in Padasjoki, Finland. As it turns out, thanks to a sneak peak into Finnish magazine Deko's feature on their home, it's as infectiously charming as the couple themselves. The kitchen and dining room are full of design ideas to take away from so we've sourced the key elements (and hard-to-find light fixture) below. 

For more on Saana and Olli's textile designs see our previous post, Hemp Textiles with a Nordic Edge.

Saana Ja Olli House Call in Finland, Remodelista

Above: Nordic fabrics include a tea towel from the couple's own line as well as eclectic cookware and accessories. Photograph via Deko Magazine.

Saana Ja Olli House Call in Finland, Remodelista

Above: Over the midcentury picnic table hangs a glass pendant and a himmeli mobile. Photograph via Deko Magazine.

Enamel Pottle from Saikai Toki, Remodelista

Above: Saikai Toki's Enamel Pot is coated in a blue, heat-resistant enamel with a large rectangular handle, removable top lid and holds 50 ounces; $135 from Steven Alan Home.

Kuksa Camping Mugs from Lapland, Finland, Remodelista

Above: A pair of Kuksa Finnish Camping Mugs hang near the stove in Saana and Olli's kitchen. The Kuksas are hand carved from Arctic birch burl and boiled in salt water for 12 hours (to treat the wood); each mug comes with a reindeer leather handle. Currently available through Nordic Art Store on Amazon for $29.99 each. We first wrote about the mugs during the holidays in 2011.

Black and White Triangle Tea Towel from Ferm Living, Remodelista

Above: Ferm Living's Triangle Tea Towel in black and white are handprinted on 100 percent organic cotton for €8.80 each.

Kitchen Cleaning Pot Brush from West Elm Market, Remodelista

Above: West Elm Market's Kitchen Cleaning Pot Brush is made from beechwood and synthetic fibers and is currently on sale; $4 each.

Ferm Living House Shaped Cutting Board Number 4, Remodelista

Above: Ferm Living's house-shaped Cutting Board 4 is modeled after the view seen from Rundetårn, Copenhagen, and made from oiled oak wood; $66.76 from Ferm Living.

Rosendahl Copenhagen City Hall Clock, Remodelista

Above: Rosendahl Copenhagen's City Hall Clock was designed in 1955 by Arne Jacobsen and measures 11.4 inches in diameter; $440 at Ameico. Photo from Scandinavia Design. For more, see 10 Easy Pieces: Simple Kitchen Wall Clocks.

Yki Nummi Skyflyer Pendant Light, Remodelista

Above: Designed by Yki Nummi in 1960, the Skyflyer Lamp is also known in Finland by the name of Lokki (Seagull) and is made from white acrylic and a steel chair; the shade measures a width of 70cm and height of 32cm; €395 from Finnish Design Shop.

Saana ja Olli Blue Tablerunner, Remodelista

Above: From their Maailman Synty collection, Saana and Olli's Yö Metsässä Table Runner measures 45 by 145 centimeters and is made from European 100 percent hemp fabric manufactured in Finland; €45 each and ships worldwide from Sanna ja Olli.

Midcentury Picnic Table from Amsterdam Modern, Remodelista

Above: You can sleuth out a Midcentury Teak Picnic Table like this one from Amsterdam Modern at online retailers like Midcentury LA and 1st Dibs. We first posted on indoor picnic tables when we spotted the ideas in the home stylist Nikole Harriott's house in Design Sleuth: Indoor Picnic Table.

Cotton Herringbone Blanket from Alder & Co., Remodelista

Above: Brahms Mount's Cotton Herringbone Throw is made in Maine from slate gray or navy cotton thread and measures 50 by 72 inches; $220 each from Alder & Co. in Portland, Oregon. For more options, see 10 Easy Pieces: Lightweight Cotton Blankets and for colder months, Winter Wool Blankets.

Looking for more Scandi kitchen inspiration? See our previous posts on Annaleena's Swedish Kitchen and Emma Persson Lagerberg's Mint Green Kitchen.

Have an opinion? Care to comment? We'd love to hear what you have to say.