Time Travel in Our House

Time Travel in Our House


I was going through old photos of our house and inspired by Anki I decided to make a blog post of them. We’ve lived here since November 2008 and been renovating about the same time. First thing we fixed was the bedroom (above) and second the foyer, photos below. I won’t post before&after photos of the renovation here, as I’ve already done so for example here. I thought it would be interesting to see how our decorating style has changed over the years – or has it?

Vintage-radio ja kurarelasi maljakkona

Eteinen melkein valmis

Osborne&Little-tapetti ja vanha puhelinpöytä

Living room 2009

Työhuone 2009

The turquoise color scheme has obviously been present since the beginning. Above left is a view from the foyer to the living room, before the living room was renovated. Above on the right and below you can see my previous home office that was renovated in 2009. Now the home office is downstairs and this room serves as the kidsroom. Although the colors are pretty similar I think I liked darker and more dramatic tones then, even more decorative. Now I’m more into pastels and cute stuff.

Before we also would go thrifting almost weekly and our house was mainly decorated with flea market finds. Now we don’t go very often, it seems like such a hassle with kids. And when we do, I find mainly kid’s clothes and toys. Perhaps that’s a hobby we should revive.

Turkoosi työhuone

Työhuone vuonna 2009

Lehmän sisälmykset ja Ebba Masalinin opetustaulu

Mansikki makuuhuoneessa

A friendly face

Bedroom before

This is how the bedroom looked like in 2010. I never really liked that color and was soooooo happy to transform it with William Morris and indigo paint. Our 2010 kitchen with pink clouds and turquoise cabinet doors I definitely did like. I was probably delirious with fever when I came up with the idea, fed up with the 90’s look it used to have and not having the money to properly remodel yet.

Vaaleanpunaisia pilvenhattaroita keittiönkaapeissa

Presidentti Paasikivi ja pompomit

Art print by Peskimo

Cute chair vignette

Olohuone vuonna 2011

Living room in 2011

Olohuone vuonna potta

In December 2010 we got the living room finished. Doesn’t it look so empty and peaceful in these? Pretty soon it started filling up though. In fact, maybe one big difference between now and six years ago is that the number of people living here has doubled. And although the new-comers are smaller in size, the amount of property they have is not.

At the moment one of my goals is to reduce the amount of stuff here and bring back empty space.

Työhuone 2011

Green Jielde Loft floor lamp

Home office 2011 and 2012. The home office was full of stuff back then already, but it’s nothing compared to today. Here’s a little glimpse, I’m too embarrassed to show more… We painted the walls turquoise almost seven years ago but I still continue to love that color. Now that it serves as a kidsroom it looks totally different.

Sisustusvalot tekokukista

Pionivalot makuuhuoneessa

Bedroom, summer 2012. Even though it looks beautiful and harmonious in photos it was a pain and quite blah. It was only beautiful from this one angle and in certain light. Now, with moody blue William Morris it has drama. So maybe from that point of view my taste hasn’t changed so much, maybe it’s just more… cultivated? :D

What about you, have you noticed your taste in home decor to have changed? From colorful to white for example, or in some other way?

If you are interested, you can see more photos of our house and how it has changed over the years behind the Home Tour link.

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  1. 3
    Pieta

    Mulla oli intoa sisustusjuttuihin ennen lapsia mutta nyt ei ehdi. Kun sais nää romut raivattua, niin ehkä tekis mieli kokeilla jotain muutakin kuin tätä samaa. Liikaa tavaraa, se on se ikuisuusongelma!

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    Kati

    Oi ja voih, kun on niin ihanan näköistä! Selailin kuvia ees ja taas aivan lumoutuneena! Mä tykkään kans väreistä, mutta en vaan uskalla enkä osaa sisustaa noin ennakkoluulottomasti ja niin että kaikki näyttää vielä sopivan yhteen, kuin olisivat aina olleet tuossa :). Kotinne on varsinainen aarreaitta kaikkine ihanine vanhoine tavaroineen! Pidäpä joskus poppareitten miitti teillä, niin päästään livenä kurkkimaan! :). Tuo lintutapetti on aivan ihana!

    Olisi ihan kiva tehdä vastaavanlainen postaus, itsellä on ainakin niin maku muuttunut.. Harmi että kaikista vanhimmat kuvat ajalta kun muutettiin, ovat tuhoutuneet vanhan tietokoneen mukana.. täällä oli aika erinäköistä ennen meidän omaa remppaa..

    • 6
      Jutta

      No KIITOS Kati! Ihana kuulla <3 Itse taas en osaa sisustaa valkoisella, rakastan niin paljon värejä :D Välillä kyllä tuntuu, että onko niitä kaikkia silti pakko tunkea omaan kotiinsa XD Minua itse asiassa huvittaisi pitää miitti meillä, mutta olen ajatellut, että ei poppareita varmaan kiinnosta tulla meille... On niin eri tyylistä.

      Ja tee ihmeessa postaus sinäkin, tosi mielenkiintoista päästä näkemään!

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