another retreat

12/06/2011 § 1 Comment

“A house built on a remote island in Finland and heated by wood-burning stoves is a study in austerity.”

Read more on NY times Home & Garden

 

Goeril Saetre for The New York Times
The living area of Petteri Knudsen’s small house on a lake in Finland is furnished simply, with a custom-made sofa by the Finnish designer Harri Koskinen ($2,750); a table made out of an old door, by Ville Hara, Dr. Knudsen’s ex-boyfriend and one of the architects who designed the house; and a moosehide rug.

Goeril Saetre for The New York Times
The Louis Poulsen Satellite lamp ($715) in the dining area hangs over a birch table from the Finnish maker Nikari (a prototype bought for $1,000) and wooden chairs salvaged from the trash.

Goeril Saetre for The New York Times
Mr. Hara, the architect, sits on the Harri Koskinen sofa in the living area.

Goeril Saetre for The New York Times
The bedroom is furnished with a secondhand Hastens bed Dr. Knudsen got from a friend, Ikea lamps ($25 each) and a wood-burning stove from the Danish company Scan ($3,450).

Goeril Saetre for The New York Times
An Artek lamp ($300) hangs in the kitchen over an Ikea Melltorp table (about $50) flanked by two Hee chairs from the Danish company Hay ($200 each).

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