Interior Enthusiast - Monochromatic Style by Johanna Valkeala

Don't get us wrong, we love colors. Recently, we have a crush on black and white interior because these colors are the most versatile colors to use when decorating a home. You’d be surprised at how much these colors could give a luxury, clean look and simplicity. Sometimes all you need is less things or design. At this moment, our decorating mantra is Less is More. We believe it's more important to have a few quality items than a ton of unnecessary items. Today's interior enthusiast segment features the charming family home of Johanna Valkealla (@via.johanna). Get to know more about Johanna while touring her lovely home below.

What does your passion for interior come from?
That's a very good question, i haven't quite figured it out to be honest. I think i'm just a very visual person (as i am a graphic designer by profession) that loves beautiful well-designed things. My great-grandfather was an artist and a writer, my grandmother is also an artist so it must come from somewhere there. I get my inspiration from traveling and seeing different buildings and architecture, interior design blogs and magazines and most certainly Instagram - the interior design community there is just amazing- i have met so many wonderful people through it.

What is your current obsessions related interior?
Lamps! I never knew one can be so obsessed with lamps. A couple of years ago i bumped into a Flos 265 wall lamp and i fell in love with it right away. Living in Finland i always knew that good lighting makes a big difference, but to actually love a lamp was new to me. If only i had enough room for all my lamp loves, maybe one day.

How would you describe your interior style? 
My motto is my style; Less is More. I love the scandinavian style; bright, simple & monochromatic, but also functional & practical since i do have 4 pets and a tween!

Psst..personally, we love her dogs.

Tell us your must have home decor item in your home? 
Must be another lamp love, my Jielde Loft D9046 (floor lamp). I also love my Eames DSR chairs, they represent my style perfectly. It's difficult to choose, really :)

Best home decor tips or tricks?
I'm a firm believer in recycling and doing it yourself. Actually, many of my decor items are recycled. Good quality design lasts for a long time, so there is no need to buy everything brand new, plus it's a lot better for our beautiful mother earth. I was looking for a good coffee table for a long time, i tried a couple of different designer tables but wasn't quite satisfied with them, so i decided to do it myself and everybody seems to love it. If you can do it by yourself, then go ahead and save a buck too!

Images by Johanna Valkeala
For more inspiration, please click her instagram here. You will love her interior style and also her pets. :) We hope you enjoy reading her story and don't hesitate to share  your thoughts or leave a commentsLive beautifully, people! 



  1. So nice! I am a big fan of black and white and nice lamps too ( check on my blog too, if you've got time ...). This house is amazing, and very inspiring!!! (Love the dog too) well done ;-)

  2. Thank you, sure we will do. Yes, it's a beautiful home :)