by Margot Guralnick
June 9, 2015
Photographer: Heikki Aho
"Star Fashion stylist and shop owner Tiina Laakkonen lives in the Hamptons surrounded by modern classics that remind her of home. In preparation for Midsummer Eve- this year the solstice is on June 20- she set her table with a spirited mix of patterns. Here's how to re-create the look."
"Above: Tiina sticks to a palette of black, white, and blue in every room, so we weren't surprised that she extends the scheme to her table. I also pervades Tiina the Store in Amagansett, New York, where she showcases fashion alongside Scandinavian household staples. (Tiina opened the boutique when she was furnishing her house and discovered a need to import so many of the Finnish designs she wanted to live with.)"
"Above: The table is set with three different plate and napkin patterns: "By sticking to a simple color palette, you can mix patterns in a free way," she says. "The black and white Marimekko designs are all classics and most have a similar hand-drawn style. The blues add color and keep it all from looking too stark and cold."'