Before and After

Cottage kitchen quick make-over - Aaltonen Interiors Scandinavian Style Interior Design At my summer cottage, in the Finnish countryside, the kitchen was in its original 1970’s décor. It was dark and uninviting, with classic colours of the time (blue walls and orange cupboard doors).  The appliances and the furniture were essentially a collection of items that were going cheap or free over the years. And you know what happens when you don’t love a room: it shows. You don’t pay attention, you let clutter take over, you accept impractical design. And you love the room even less. That’s what happened to me with this kitchen – for years.

Aaltonen Interiors Scandinavian Interior Design Cambridge Interior designers don’t design just indoor spaces. More and more people also want their outdoors spaces to be beautiful and practical. This blog post is about my personal holiday design project.   My summer house in Finland has a good sized covered terrace, but until now I hadn’t really got around to doing much about it (you know how they say that “cobbler’s children have no shoes”…). My goal was to create a practical “exterior” design: very low maintenance and in keeping with the 1970’s style of the house and country life.