A creative visualist who gets things done

Meet your designer

I'm Katja Blomqvist, a Helsinki-based Interior Designer behind Katja's Design. I work with homeowners who want to remodel their home to reflect their lifestyle and personality but are unable to see the potential. My clients value their time and would rather have a professional help them with the design and implementation than DIY it themselves.

A remodel is an investment in not only your home but also in your well-being. Taking on such a project can be daunting and overwhelming though. It's easy to make time-consuming and costly mistakes if you don't understand what goes into a design and renovation process. I guide you step by step through my well-thought-out design and implementation process. I listen to your needs and help you have an outcome that reflects your personality and lifestyle. I want to make the design and remodelling process as smooth as possible for you.

I start with a deep dive into your preferences and likes. My skills and knowledge about processes, project management and budgeting from working nearly 20 years in the corporate world, my interests in photography, design, textures and colours, and both renovation and sewing skills give me the foundation to help you manage a remodelling project from detailed design to implementation. Because of my own renovation experience, I can come up with solutions that are well-thought-out and reasoned.

Having a good relationship with contractors and suppliers is key to a successful remodelling project. Especially when things don't go as planned, it´s important to be able to discuss different options with the contractor and come up with a solution that doesn't compromise the functionality or aesthetics of the space or blow up the budget.

My Story

In 2017 I made a career change into interior design. Before that, I worked for nearly 20 years in the security and building automation businesses, where my main responsibilities were to create new service concepts and develop and describe services and business processes.

Before I started working in the corporate world, I studied to become an atelier seamstress but have yet to pursue a career with that. My interest in interior design has stuck with me since my early 20s, and in 2015 I decided to study interior design on the side of my full-time job.

Ever since I was a little girl I have loved to create things. It started with using my mother's old sewing machine to sew clothes for my dolls, that I had designed myself. As I grew older, I also started to flip furniture and do smaller renovations.

I am also a little bit of a nerd in the sense that when needing software for something, I go full-in to learn all aspects of it. This, and my ability to get a sense of a three-dimensional space have helped me when learning 3D modelling.

My Values

The values I work by are

  • An efficient design process while listening to my client
  • Uncompromising
  • Enthusiasm
  • Confidentiality


The choice of materials and colours would not have been so successful without the help of Katja. We dared to make choices that would not have been made without her. The result would have been more boring. In terms of the functionality of the space, it was an excellent solution to remove one window, which would have been left undone without the help of Katja. Storage space was created well considering the size of the space. Hiding the coat rack behind sliding doors also increased the cosiness of the space. The cooperation was smooth, functional and easy in all respects. Agreed matters and schedules have always been adhered to. Our expectations were met.

Work with me

If you are ready to start your home remodelling project with me, please fill in the intake form

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you create your dream home.