We Finns flinch a little if someone enjoys a luxurious life and has the guts to tell about it publicly. It is, however, incorrect to think that luxury is only about shiny furniture, champagne, and expensive cars. Luxury can also be a ritual in everyday life or life surrounded by nature.
Luxury is perceived individually – it is what makes you feel good in everyday life. Nature, silence, good design and a bit surprisingly, authenticity are the most important components of luxury in Finland, according to a study.
Luxury is more than just expensive materials and shiny surfaces. Luxury can be about investing in healthy building materials and the surrounding landscape.
Interior designer and blogger
Close to the nature for over 1000 years
According to current knowledge, the construction of log houses started more than 1000 years ago and there are more than 500 year old log buildings in Finland. When talking about original materials and authenticity as part of luxury, log construction is an overwhelming way to reach the luxury of everyday life.
Purity and the immediate proximity of nature are at the heart of the Lapland inspired leisure collection of Honkarakenne, where nature has been integrated into the interior with panoramic glass walls.
Decorate with natural materials and contribute to timeless design
In the interior design, you can leave space for the natural artwork of the nature and to the view from the window. It would be advisable to choose the materials carefully and invest in natural products and leave the synthetic fiber materials on the store shelf.
Genuine wood, wool, linen, and plastic-freeness are just the choices we can make to create luxurious and authentic spaces around us that, like old log buildings, last for a long time and can take the fast-changing trends.
1. Tyynynpäällinen Himmeli, Lapuan Kankurit, 2. Kynttilät Havi’s, 3. Valaisin Octo 4240, Secto Design, 4. Valaisin A110, Artek, 5. Rahi Moon, Hakola, 6. Lampaanjantalja Puuhka, Anno, Hirsiseinät Paneeli-Ässä hirsisuoja, sävy Hamppu 3433, Tikkurila.
I created a world of home decoration products around the theme of leisure and luxury, based on everyday luxury and high-quality Finnish design. The woolen blankets and linen products by Lapuan Kankurit feel wonderfully soft on skin and Anno’s taupe colored sheepskin is good to sit on to look at the glow of the fireplace and lift your legs to Hakola’s velvety Moon-footstool.
It is easy to create a luxurious ambiance with lightning and I often encourage customers to invest in high quality laps – they are the crowns of the rooms, and the eyes often attach to the light and the atmosphere they create. High quality paraffin-free domestic Havi candles complete the look of your home and in the warm light of candles your mind will inevitably calm down.
Purity, privilege of the Finns
The purity of the environment will be less and less available in the future, and the clean nature around us is already a luxury for many tourists traveling here.
When building homes and leisure homes, we should pay more attention to this privilege, the prestige which will be of prime importance in the future.
Why not to build homes with clean raw materials and materials that have been serving our families for centuries and supporting our well being? Since the foundation of the company, the passion of Honkarakenne has been to build, with respect for nature, healthy and ecological homes and cottages where people live and feel well.
I would say that if something is investing in the everyday luxury, that is.
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