Design and style from a Scandinavian perspective

Open space living by Susanna Vento

Minimalist black and white living/diningroom/kitchen by Finnish stylist Susanna Vento, photo by Mirva Kakko. Notice the pattern in the painting reoccurring in the splash back over the kitchen counters. This makes me want a black wall! Oh, and the sofa, does anyone know where it's from? Or the dining table and benches? I've been looking for benches like that forever!


  • Jane says:

    Love the black wall! I'm planning to paint one of my living room walls that colour. I hope it turns out half as gorgeous as this!

    2010-05-20 | 15:24:20
    URL: http://blog.puffling.com.au/
  • Anne, anness design says:

    Loooove it!!!

    2010-05-20 | 15:46:01
    URL: http://www.anness.se/blog
  • Anonym says:

    They got it, you put together your own kit, its great!!!


    2010-05-20 | 16:12:03
  • Jenni says:

    Beautiful! The dining table and benches are designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara. They're called Pirkka. :)

    2010-05-20 | 16:20:36
    URL: http://64nelioa.blogspot.com
  • emma ::emmas designblogg:: says:

    Thank you so much Jenni!

    2010-05-20 | 18:59:20
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se/
  • rikke says:

    Snyggt og stilrent!

    2010-05-20 | 20:15:49
    URL: http://www.scandinavianchic.com
  • Purple Area says:

    Wow, vad snyggt!!! Love it!

    2010-05-20 | 20:40:08
    URL: http://purplearea.blogspot.com
  • Inger says:

    Oooooh - vakkert! Utruleg fint med ein svart fondvegg!

    Ha ein fin kveld!

    2010-05-20 | 21:22:32
    URL: http://vestablikk.blogspot.com
  • ::Sofia-Tingelings:: says:

    Oh, the bench and table from Tapiovaara – I love them!

    2010-05-21 | 09:57:04
    URL: http://tingelings.devote.se
  • Yanyan says:

    I have never seen so chic black wall and I know I have left similar comments on your posts before, I do feel remodeling my house every time when I saw those images from your blog :) Have a lovely weekend. Yanyan

    2010-05-21 | 19:37:55
    URL: http://yanyanji.blogspot.com
  • Ewelina says:

    Absolutely amazing pictures! It's intriguing to see how massive the white colour is and yet how calming and peaceful it works...perfection! Cheers, Ewelina

    2010-05-21 | 23:05:07
    URL: http://www.ereszke.wordpress.com
  • Anonym says:

    I believe the sofa is the Ligne Roset Nomade. I think it's incredibly handsome but unfortunately expensive. I've had my eye on the Nomade-express for some time... but it's one huuuge leap up from my futon :)

    2010-05-22 | 20:29:40
  • Erik says:

    De där fyrkantiga beoteveapparaterna är väldigt snygga. Borde var jättesnyggt också. Snyggt med trä som bryter av det svartvita.

    Tack för en bra blogg.

    2010-05-22 | 21:47:53
    URL: http://newspirit-square1.blogspot.com/
  • miscellaneous says:

    Oh my god, it looks great.

    Minimalistic and cosy, great.


    2010-05-24 | 10:17:12
    URL: http://www.wearemiscellaneous.com
  • Streger Holztreppen says:

    I really love the black and white printing in the background of the scenery. Is it a woodcot printing? Thanks a lot and have a nice day!

    2010-05-24 | 12:29:33
    URL: http://www.streger.de
  • Jay C Conti says:

    I'm more a classic kinda guy, but I have to say that this interior is really beautifull very finish, Crisp and clean like your blog! Complimenti!

    (missing a photo of the bedroom though!)

  • ickemixe says:

    Dear Emma,

    I'm a huge fan of your Blog, it is - without any exageration - one of the most inspiring (interior) design sites.

    Thank you! And thanks for this great post, love this clean and classy interior!

    2010-06-06 | 03:28:10
    URL: http://ickemixe.wordpress.com
  • Milja says:

    Dear Emma!

    First of all, I love your blog and I am a big fan of yours and therefore I am very very flattered to have pics of my home in your blog :) As said, table is Ilmari Tapiovaara's design and the sofa and the chairs by Ligne Roset.

    Dining table and benches are about 10 years old and need some repainting. I have been thinking of white colour (they manufacture white Pirkka furniture today and white table and benches together look so cool and fresh!!) but on the other hand I love the black-dark brown wood combination... Hmmm...

    Btw, the wall is not black but dark brown :) it looks pretty black but brown is little bit softer on the wall. The picture on the kitchen end wall is painted by me just using the same dark brown paint plus some golden paint (used in lobby). I tried to frame the picture with wide golden and white wooden frames (and get it more like a real painting) but it never worked out as the wall is so big that the painting looked like little peace of s..it on it :) the painting is today replaced by wall fabric.

    There will be more pics from our house soon (as soon as I finish decorating the kid's room). Meanwhile I get inspired from your blog and writings!

    2010-11-29 | 19:45:56
  • Hege says:

    Beautiful!! Before I read your post Milja I spent some time figuring where to buy the fantastic black painting! Well done! I´m impressed!!!

    2012-04-28 | 22:01:11

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