Interior Designer Jonna Kivilahti Furnished a Couple’s First House
Honka Ink is a modern example of ecological and healthy log homes. The first house of the Honka Ink collection was introduced at the Mikkeli Housing Fair in the summer of 2017. Marjo and Eetu, a couple in their thirties, built it as their first house, and interior designer Jonna Kivilahti worked together with them right from the beginning of the furnishing project.
“The project was different from a traditional fair project in the sense that usually the houses are furnished just for show purposes and once people move in the interior will change dramatically. Here, the idea was to design a home for and with the people living in the house and most of the decor would stay in the house”, Jonna explained the project.
A Valuable Lesson in Log House Furnishing
Jonna had no previous experience of interior design for a log house and the project with Marjo and Eetu and Honka Ink was a brilliant opportunity to learn about the secrets of log house decor. “Turning a log house into a contemporary home has its own challenges, because log houses are often seen as summer cottages or ski cabins. However, log is a brilliant material in a modern home when paired with contrasting materials and colours to provide some edge. In Honka Ink, this was achieved by introducing microcement and using the colour black.”
The Convertible Honka Ink Invites You to Enjoy Living
This popular model is available in various layout and size options to suit different needs. The common features of the houses in this collection include a steep pitched roof and a plain, simplified shape. The dining area, living room and the kitchen come together as a modern space for spending time with family or friends, cooking and socialising. In the summer, the space expands to the terrace through sliding doors. The bright staircase leads you upstairs to the peaceful bedrooms, working area, walk-in closet and bathrooms.