I had such a lovely time in Finland in July! I could meet my family and friends, enjoy good music, eat all those Finnish delicacies and experience the changeable weather - one day it was so cold and rainy and the next day it was hot and sunny.
The trip was not just for relaxing but for a bit of work as well. One of my projects included home-staging and photographing a home in eastern Finland. A house built in the late 70s needed some refreshing before putting it on the market.
The house was in a pretty good condition as the owners have been taking excellent care of it over the years. They didn’t want to do any renovation, which I think was a good choice, because a small reno wouldn’t have added its value. And a big makeover to update it totally and bring it to this decade would have cost a lot of money. The thing is that if you cannot hide it then embrace it. That’s what I wanted to do in this case!
This retro gem just needed a lot of uncluttering and rearranging the existing furniture. Broken pieces of furniture and those not-in-a-good shape any more pieces were thrown away. No cash was needed to replace the existing furniture.
Now when it’s easier toes the potential of the space, people (a potential buyer) can see if the place will make a perfect home for them. The future owner can then decide wether to keep the retro vibes or turn the house to a modern home.
The nature around the house is so fresh and green. It comes in trough the windows. It feels as having wonderful paintings which change according to the season. I picked up plenty of wild flowers in the garden and surrounding area.