A rainy day in Helsinki today
and I've created myself a cosy nook on the sofa,
jotting down some holiday plans in my moleskine
& eyeing up some decor inspiration.

And here's a home that just grabbed me -
all soft and rugged,
 and designed by the owner duo 

It makes me happy when you stop by,
sending you smiles. 

All photos: i gigi
rebecca said...

Soft and rugged suits me beautifully today! I want to get lost & stay in this post...

Meine Dinge Franka said...

Dreamy pics!

It's raining in Nürnberg too!

♥ Franka

Urbanstems said...

Beautiful. It is a grey day in Ireland but no rain which is rather shocking! A lovely post to wake up to of a Saturday relaxing chill out morning. Nice one Rebecca..Sinead

Anonymous said...

magical place


Such a beautiful home, must be really comforting to live in!

Anci said...

Thank you again :)
Wow,wonderful and worth waiting for !!!


BEACH & EAU said...


stina sæm said...

oh what a soft, warm home, beautiful colors and material.

I live in Iceland and we are still waiting for the summer, but it is not raining at this moment, but to cold for this time of year. so a warm and cosy home like this is a dream.
Have a nice weekend
hugs Stína

Ann Kåge said...

Lovely pictures from a beautiful home. Thank you for sharing.
hugs Ann

Unknown said...

Your blog is beautiful!!!!!


:) T

ROOME said...

gorgeous neutral comfy home...x

Rebecca / Sanctuary said...

Thank you all for cheering me up with your lovely messages!
Yes, such a soothing, comforting home
to curl up in on a rainy day
(or any other type of day, I'm sure :) ).

And I love that all this 'back-to-basic's type of decor
seems to be at the forefront a great deal these days
- a far cry from having to have the latest gimmicks
or designer chairs or whatever it may be...
Just pared-down, loved, found & cherished.

Wishing you all a good Sunday ahead, x

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Rebecca. This is a lovely home. Each time I see neutral creamy shades like this I want to trow everything out of my home and start again. Isn't that the way it always is? Each room and vignette has something special to it. I particularly love the wallpaper in the bathroom. Hmm, wonder is it would work in my Craftsman cottage. Wonder if I could paint it! :)

michele said...

glorious! and now i must rush over to eBay in desperation after a glimpse of those little English crocks lined up. of course, i already have plenty! but mine are stamped with 'marmalade!' surely i need the more minimal variety, yes?

hugs to you.


Amina said...

I love the table in the first image. The rest spectacular.

dar amïna

klepsidraes said...

Nice ambiance.

Inventive-interiors said...

Kitchen is great...I love this :)

BEACH & EAU said...

fantastic home...fantastic blog................

Carrie Dorean said...

So lovely! How did you do the walls? Are they painted? Papered? I love the cozy vibe they lend.

Rebecca Skye Watson said...

Dear Carrie,

Thanks for leaving a comment!
Unfortunately this home isn't mine at all,
but the pics come via I gigi general store in the U.K.,
you'll find the link in the opening paragraph.
I'd love to know what that wall finish is myself.... x