"This 100-year-old cabin that sits out by a lake in Finland, feels like its own little retreat. Just a quiet place where you can slow down and focus on what’s important."

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
January 11, 2019
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Whether it's renovating a compact 1920s home or the modern "Faceless Bunker" abode, Joanna Gaines never fails to impress us with their design-savvy.

But what does the former HGTV star look towards for inspiration? A historic cabin in picturesque Finland it appears.

"We loved featuring this home tour in the winter issue of Magnolia Journal! This 100-year-old cabin that sits out by a lake in Finland, feels like its own little retreat. Just a quiet place where you can slow down and focus on what’s important," Gaines writes of the darling cabin. "I was immediately attracted to this compact kitchen- it only includes the essentials but still feels so charming!"

Jo is certainly onto something. You don't need a big kitchen for your cooking space to be a functional part of your home that also doubles as a sanctuary (just check out this piece on tiny kitchen inspiration that you'll want to pin).

In the cabin's kitchen's tiny nook, a chic display of storage jars, a green potted plant, and smart overhead lamp breathe style into the area, as natural light pours in from the windows beside it.

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Like what you see? Us too. While the lack of counter space would certainly prove a challenge, we love how this kitchen makes the most of its small square-footage.

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