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. It 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.""