Illustrator Jutta Rikola of Kootut Murut lives in Oulu, a town in northern Finland. For the last two and a half years, Jutta and her husband have been slowing restoring their 1956 home. We peeked into Jutta’s home two years ago, and since then, the couple has done a lot work! As only the second owners, it has been important to them that they respect the history of the house — so much so that they even made their own wallpaper paste by boiling wheat flour and water! Their plans for the space include a complete kitchen renovation, but in the meantime, they’ve made a bright, happy home. Thanks, Jutta! — Amy A.
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