at home in helsinki.

laura seppanen styled helsinki apartment / sfgirlbybay

this is the latest project from Helsinki-based interior designer and freelance decorating editor Laura Seppänena and Photographer Pauliina Salonen. a sweet 52 square meter two-room apartment near the Helsinki centre with fresh, clean Scandinavian vibe and just the right amount of vintage paired with newer pieces brings a warm, serene and cosy feeling to the apartment. The residents’ love for Danish design and the color blue shows throughout the whole interior and the use of soft wooden tones and graphic patterns on the fabrics creates a playful and lively space.

laura seppanen helsinki apartment project / sfgirlbybay

apartment styled by laura seppanen / sfgirlbybay

helsinki apartment styled by laura seppanen / sfgirlbybay

laura seppanen's helsinki apartment project / sfgirlbybay

chic helsinki aprtment styled by laura seppanen / sfgirlbybay

laura seppanen styled helsinki apartment kitchen decor / sfgirlbybay

laura seppanen styled helsinki apartment dining space/ sfgirlbybay

laura seppanen styled helsinki apartment bedroom / sfgirlbybay

laura seppanen styled helsinki apartment decor / sfgirlbybay

• styling by Laura Seppänena and Photography by Pauliina Salonen.

marfa part deux: the rock city house.

modern art and white sofa with colorful throw pillows / sfgirlbybay

as promised, here’s the second half of my tour of our home away from home last weekend in marfa, texas. if the love house wasn’t sweet enough, meet the Rock City House at Corte del Norte — both airbnb’s designed and renovated by garza marfa. the Rock City House is a little more modern, with white laminated floors, jonathan adler needlepoint pillows, mid-century modern furnishings throughout, but paired with a touch of texas like leather chairs, lyle lovett concert posters and cowhide rugs. both airbnb’s were amazing and perfectly paired — i’d stay there again in a second. since they sleep so many people, i couldn’t help but think they’d make a great workshop retreat space — so much creativity and soul in a couple of neighboring rental houses.

eclectic rock city house decor / sfgirlbybay

framed concert poster and homewares / sfgirlbybay

the Rock City House at Corte del Norte / sfgirlbybay

the Rock City House in marfa, texas / sfgirlbybay

the Rock City House dining room / sfgirlbybay

the Rock City House at Corte del Norte in marfa / sfgirlbybay

A.C. and art in the Rock City House at Corte del Norte / sfgirlbybay

colorful bohemian modern bedroom decor in marfa airbnb / sfgirlbybay

bedroom in the Rock City House at Corte del Norte / sfgirlbybay

bohemian modern bedroom inside the Rock City House at Corte del Norte / sfgirlbybay

red walls and black door trim in the Rock City House at Corte del Norte / sfgirlbybay

collectibles in the Rock City House at Corte del Norte / sfgirlbybay

 colorful bathroom tile in the Rock City House at Corte del Norte / sfgirlbybay

striped pillows and bench in the Rock City House at Corte del Norte / sfgirlbybay

outdoor dining patio at the Rock City House / sfgirlbybay

currently pinning.

currently pinning / sfgirlbybay

miami home, via vogue.

i’m a little wee bit on the exhausted side from my trip to marfa. it was a quick one, so we were going nonstop, trying to fit everything we wanted to see all into a few short days. when i’m tired, i like to pin — it’s both inspiring and soothing to me at the same time. i seem to be on a muted pastel trend because this is what i’m currently pinning — perhaps inspired by all those lovely pale pink sunsets and sage green cacti dotting the high desert landscape of far west texas. whatever the reason, here’s a look at my current pins.

some of my recent pins / sfgirlbybay

annija Muižule on Flickr; fantastic frank; marfa, via oh so pretty; visual lust; collaboration between cecilia fox, carla mckee and carine thevenau; alyssa rosenheck.

currently pinning: cacti / sfgirlbybay

tara pearce photography.

kitchen deocr i'm currently pinning / sfgirlbybay

apartment therapy.

current pins / sfgirlbybay

charles zana; charlie forever; jessica bell via the jealous curator; broste copenhagen; cultiver; fantastic frank.

currently pinning: mint green velvet sofa / sfgirlbybay

fantastic frank.

teal and pink pins / sfgirlbybay

lonny; max rollitt photography; Matthias Heiderich photography; vintage ship fabric; local milk; brook & lyn pink sofa; culture club.

currently pinning: kitchen decor ideas / sfgirlbybay

vtwonen.

currently pinning: soothing bedroom decor / sfgirlbybay

into architecture.

home away from home: the love house.

marfa, texas airbnb / sfgirlbybay

as you may have seen from last friday’s post, and my instagram feed I was off to marfa, texas for the last few days celebrating bri’s birthday. our friend natalie had been there before and hooked us up with the most amazing airbnb’s — two adjoining houses called the Rock City House and the love house at Corte del Norte. connected with a huge shared backyard, i cannot even explain our glee upon opening their front doors. i mean, these hosts went to town decorating — hiring garza marfa to renovate and design the house, and every corner was cuter than the next. texas-style, but not over the top — more of a modern take on marfa style, as I’m about to show you. the houses were plenty large enough for all eight of us, and super centrally located and walking distance to everything you need — from cute local cafes and bars and a wonderful supermarket – the get go. i’m going to share more about the sites to see in marfa later this week, but first on with the first tour of the love house at Corte del Norte. coming soon — please stay tuned for Rock City House.

framed lyle lovett art print / sfgirlbybay

marfa, texas airbnb decor / sfgirlbybay

marfa, texas airbnbn black and white decor / sfgirlbybay

marfa, texas airbnb dining room decor / sfgirlbybay

black wall with black and white framed photograph / sfgirlbybay

decor and landscaping in marfa, texas airbnb / sfgirlbybay

entrance to the love house at Corte del Norte / sfgirlbybay

eclectic decor at the love house in marfa, texas / sfgirlbybay

the love house photograph lampshade / sfgirlbybay

the love house bedroom decor / sfgirlbybay

decor inside the love house at Corte del Norte / sfgirlbybay

bedroom decor inside the love house at Corte del Norte / sfgirlbybay

textiles inside the love house at Corte del Norte / sfgirlbybay

lovely textiles in the love house at Corte del Norte / sfgirlbybay

i’ll be back.

marfa, texas trip / sfgirlbybay

@2lbs.

hey, y’all. i’ve left the building — i’m in marfa, texas in fact, celebrating bri’s birthday with a gaggle of gals. i can’t wait to share photos of our trip but in the meantime, should you have any recommendations of what we should see, eat and do, we’re all ears. i’m super excited as i haven’t been off on a girls trip like this in a while and i’ve never been to west texas and am not sure what to expect. but bring it on!

my trip to marfa, texas / sfgirlbybay

randalford; @djlolalangusta; AND danica_creates.