Kuusikossa (in the spruce forest) appeared to our bedroom. This Marimekko-print from 2012, designed by Maija Louekari, has been one of my favourite Marimekko-prints in winter times since it first came to the stores. Already then, and many times after, I wondered buying a piece of this spruce forest to make cushion covers or something else. There are not that many other prints that talk to me this much. I don’t know why just this one has caught my attention year after year, probably because of the graphic black and white design.
When the fabric was again on sale after Christmas, I couldn’t resist or wait anymore. I had been watching the print so long, so I felt like it was now or never. I abandoned the idea of cushion covers, since I didn’t want to cut the spruces, and started thinking the fabric as a tablecloth or a curtain. In the end, the idea of a Kuusikossa, spruce forest curtain started to take over in my head. I bought the fabric and sewed a curtain for our bedroom.
I’m so happy that I finally, after several years of thinking, decided to bring Kuusikossa home. Even though I made only one curtain, I think the print gives so much more personality to our bedroom interior design. I just love how it looks next to our dark blue wall. White curtains also fit fine, but now I feel that the bedroom interior design is more me, more my style, since I like a lot of strong, graphic, Nordic designs.
Even though the fabric is mostly sold on Christmas time, I don’t see it only as a Christmas fabric. For me, especially in this black and white version, Kuusikossa print represents winter forest, spruces in the snow. Luckily it’s still a couple of months winter left before I need to start looking for a new print for spring. And I can guarantee that during the time before that, I will enjoy the spruce forest the fullest. And again next winter and winter after that and winter.. you got the point. I have found my winter classic.
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