Old meets new in Finland: hotel interior design ideas

Lobby area of Runo Hotel

leather armchairs in lobby area of runo hotel featuring

While many of us want to bring a touch of chic hotel design to the interior decoration of our homes, most hotels strive to create a luxury home-from-home look to their interiors. One such hotel that has achieved this beautifully, is RUNO Hotel in the historic coastal town of Porvoo, Finland. In our regular series of interior design ideas from hotels around the world, we explore the stylish interior of this rustic-meets-modern masterpiece.

With its soft neutral palette, understated style and proclivity for salvaged materials that stand the test of time, the RUNO Hotel is a wonderful example of how to transform a historic building into a laid-back modern space without losing its heartbeat. Many of the original features of the building, such as the majestic staircases, fireplaces and external reliefs, have been retained and lovingly restored using a blend of contemporary Nordic design and classic Scandinavian furniture.

exterior of Runo Hotel

Celebrating reclaimed furniture

Much like the reclaimed wood furniture we love, the theme of reborn is seen in every detail of the hotel. From the repurposed traditional textiles and locally handcrafted pieces of rustic furniture, some of which were crafted from centuries-old reclaimed floorboards or salvaged wooden hay sticks, the hotel respects the old while searching for the new.

lounge area in hotel with large corner sofa and wooden coffee table

The large open contemporary ground floor space that houses the lobby, lounge and restaurant combines a mix of Shaker-style furniture and modern classics including Hans J. Wegner’s iconic J16 rocking chairs and Space Copenhagen’s Spine lounge chairs with a harmonious colour palette to create a warmly inviting and homey atmosphere.

hotel bathroom with reclaimed wood ladder and wooden rocking chair in lounge area

In the Runo Kitchen modern Finish food is served on contemporary wooden table and chairs or wooden trestle tables.

rustic dining table with trestle legs

wooden bar stools with leather seat at hotel bar

The neutral colour scheme is carried through in all of the 56 bedrooms, where an abundance of natural light gives the feature wooden furniture a natural warming glow.

bedroom at Runo hotel with hanging pendant light and wooden bedside table

leather armchair and stone fireplace in bedroom of Runo hotel

Get the look

reclaimed wood dining table with trestle legs

Farringdon Reclaimed Wood Trestle Dining Table

mango wood console table

Eastwood Mango Wood Console Table

Want to find out more? For more information visit RUNO Hotel Porvoo at www.runohotel.com. Or to get the the look, see our collection of rustic and reclaimed wood furniture at Modish Living.

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