The Nuuna villa, with its joyful interior design, charmed the visitors of the holiday home trade fair in Kalajoki in 2014. And it continues to be a charmer - the colourful interior design is now even more topical than during the year of the trade fair.
More and more log buildings have been produced in Kuusamo during recent years. Kuusamo Log Houses has increased its market share in the sales of log detached homes and holiday homes. One model, which has increased the pace, has been the Nuuna villa model, which has characteristic shapes and open spaces that have charmed a large group of holiday builders.
Success has been accelerated by the white Nuuna, which was seen at Kalajoki’s Holiday Home Trade Fair in 2014. The trade fair site, which was built on sand at the small shore of Aurinkolampi, was made into the most attractive Nuuna entity of all times. It charmed the entire trade fair audience, and the site won the public vote with a clear difference compared to its competitors. The brightness and the trade fair home’s interior design were truly amazing.
The main idea of the floor plan was a wedge-like living room, which is entered directly from the entrance door. There is no hallway – however, one is certainly possible if the customer wishes for one. The living room widens and increases in height in such a way that the wedge-like window wall reminisces the bow of a ship. The other room spaces can be freely placed on both sides of the living room. The number of bedrooms is easy to adapt, and the size of the kitchen can be increased or decreased. Now, even large, detached homes have been based on the Nuuna version, and they have even included three floors, including a basement.
Kalajoki’s trade fair house was built on a good plot at the shore of Aurinkolampi. The sauna premises were naturally placed in such a way that the terrace can be accessed directly from the sauna steams, and from there, you can go for a swim. There are two bedrooms in the 111 square-metre surface area of the home.
Kuusamo Workers’ Joint Work Of Art
The trade fair villa was a joint work of art completed by six skilled professionals from Kuusamo. The log house factory wanted an experienced interior designer living in Kuusamo, Sirkka-Liisa Murtovaara, to design the site. The municipal furniture manufacturer, PS-Kaluste, delivered the fixed furnishing and wooden furniture to the house. Jarmo Pitkänen is also from Kuusamo, although he has travelled around the world for years, and as a souvenir, he has brought back skills, top cuisine and ceramic production. Jarmo’s Studio Tundra dishware was also seen in the trade fair’s interior design. All the timber of the building originates from the municipality’s largest employer’s, Pölkky Oy’s, production facilities. The interior design was finished off by artist Auli Haataja’s paintings.
Colour and joy can be seen in the house. Lennoli’s colourful cushions are everywhere, and a cheerful green striped fabric is on the armchairs. A warm brown structural coating is in the fireplace. A fireplace as eye-catching as this one will rarely be seen.
The interior design, which is bursting with joy, looks perhaps even better than it did six years ago. During the last two years, interior design trends have focused on bright colours and some Finns have already moved away from their careful Scandinavian style and embraced European courage.
The ‘Never gets old’ article was first published in the Uusi Koti magazine 3/2020. The article was written by Jorma Välimaa, and the photographs were taken by Hans Koistinen.
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