I’m Laura Seppänen, interior designer and entrepreneur living Helsinki, Finland. I studied interior design graduating in 2014 and started out as an assistant in my earliest days. I launched my own design agency at the beginning of 2015 creating interiors for both public spaces and private homes. In addition to space planning I also manage and consult highly-visual web content and social media activities for different design companies. I work closely with various creative agencies, media houses and photographers in the fields of styling, picture building and writing work.
My passion would be able to showcase Finnish design and designers to a larger audience abroad. This year I took on the role of publicist for the Association of Interior Design Journalists in Finland and as a teacher in Helsinki Design School. I lecture about personal branding in social media and 3D visualization.
The two most important things in my life are my closest people and music. I also couldn’t survive a week without good food and wine. I’m also a huge fan of summer, traveling and Instagram. Im dreaming about moving to Copenhagen.
I live in a rental apartment right in the heart of Helsinki. Im very much a city girl. Every week my 40 kilos Rhodesigan Ridgeback dog Joda visits me and we do sleep overs.
My favourite piece at the moment would be my new whitewashed Lampe de Marseille wall lamp, designed by Le Corbusier.
The right amount of items is the key: avoid unnecessary things, only the essential stuff is important. Keep the larger surfaces calm, it gives more opportunities for the actual decorating.
Where will I find a vinyl flooring that is suitable for bathrooms.
To draw or paint. Also would like to learn how to make ceramics.
Always follow and trust your intuition over everything else.
Even though I’m a rap girl, I have to go for Rage Against The Machine.
BadgalRIRI aka Rihanna
Favourite colour would be white, it calms me down and starts all kinds of creative processes in my head.
Least favourite are any pastels or reaction colours.
Anything that involves music, playing the piano, singing or just listening my favourite songs
I consider being patient a superpower. The right amount of patience might lead to less stressful life.
Helsinki is an inspiring city with good people in it.
It’s compact and everything’s close enough. It’s a hidden gem with it’s diverse restaurant scene and tiny streets with small boutiques.
Punavuori district is my all time favourite cause of its wide range of restaurants, shops, cafes and galleries.
Kruununhaka harbour is the place where I find my peace, by the sea.
Oh I have plenty; First lunch at Holiday, Baskeri & Basso for a dinner, then Trillby & Chadwick for fine cocktails, We Got Beef for a party night out and then a brunch at Cargo Coffee.
Widest selection of furniture and home decoration: Formverk
Interior inspiration for more advanced taste: Casuarina
If you’re looking for carefully selected vintage items go to: Roomage
My favorite shop of all times, located in Copenhagen but has a web shop too: Stilleben
Actually funny fact about me, I’ve never designed a flat without a Flos lighting in it. I love everything they do.