Monday, May 28th, 2018
A triangle-design built, the A-frame was one of the most beloved vacation homes of the past, but thanks to the Instagram they’re experiencing a major come back.
There are already A-frames houses as vacation rentals, tiny A-frame cabins that cost ab £1000 to build. The latest I really like is the kit homes from Estonia-based Avrame.
Avrame offer all the comforts of traditional homes, but cost about half as much. They are currently offering 11 different models, from backyard sheds to family-sized houses, and everything in between.
Indrek Kuldkepp, founder and owner of Avrame, first designed his own A-frame as a comfortable, efficient, and affordable home that could be built quickly and easily. After Kuldkepp realized that his A-frame cost about half as much as other homes to build, he decided to start a business selling self-build A-frame kits.
Prices range according to the size of the A-frame, with the largest model—the Trio 120—costing about $35,000.
The largest model, the Trio 120, has 1,300 square feet of living space with three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Images via avrame.com
Sunday, May 20th, 2018
Summer season is about to make the most of your garden or patio. From rooftop terraces to grand green spaces, there’s always room for improvement, so if your outdoor space needs a refresh, step away from the ordinary and try some innovative ideas. Whether you’re longing for the perfect party setting, or for somewhere to curl up in the shade with a good book, your patio can provide.
You probably think this bright patio is somewhere in the Mediterranean. Actually it’s in London, but the clever use of white concrete planters, grasses and simple paving creates a sunny, ‘holiday at home’ vibe.
This wooden canopy (roof) provides respite from the midday sun and sudden showers alike. Keeping half the area open means friends and family can enjoy the sun and sky, too.
Make a lush, jungle oasis, evergreen gardens, use natural wood and neutral tones, tropical palms are a handsome addition, either potted or planted into borders. And when the sun’s out, it’s easy to convince yourself you’re somewhere on the island…
Even in summer evenings can be a bit chilly, so you could also add a fire pit in the centre of the seating area for partying into the night. Decorate your garden with home-made candle holders for a low-budget lighting solution.
Furniture that isn’t traditionally used outside can add real charm to a patio. By mixing up the seating options, including sofas, sunloungers and dining chairs with piles of cushions for comfort, garden is ready for anything.
According to Real estate and rental marketplace Zillow there is top new patio trends for this summer, one:
Lime Green Accent Colors . Their experts suggest finding subtle ways to incorporate it into your decor, whether it be in throw pillows, chair cushions, or vases.
According to Zillow “outdoor spaces are becoming an extension of indoor living,” “so people will invest in long-lasting furniture that can weather both the seasons and changing fads.”
A year-round, built-in bench means the space is perfect for a coffee on a sunny morning.
Saturday, March 17th, 2018
When you are at home, you can wear whatever you want, it’s all about feeling comfortable. But at the same time you can be stylish if you choose the clothes wisely. Here are some ideas where you get the great combination of style and comfort.
The standard shorts, tees, and frocks, the comfortable trousers or jeans.
Wear beautiful pyjamas and workout clothes, tracksuits or shorts with a tee in the same fabric. Look like a model Kendall Jenner or Kylie Jenner.
Images via dailymail.co.uk, tresbongout.com and tumblr blogs.
Shop the look:
Another great combination to wear at home: a dress that feels like pyjamas, leggins with cardigan for cold days, wrapped up or more sexy dress, and kimonos, so popular & trendy.
Shop the look:
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
Anyone looking for an apartment in London, hoping to own a first home, came across the “shared ownership” option. This is a quite new scheme, that allows you to buy a property only for about 25% of it’s value. So they are part-own, part-rent, quite affordable apartments, the mortgage is not as high as usually required for a property. But there could be some limitations, other costs, e.g service charges, which are not always fixed.
I researched only a few development projects, housing assosioations, that offer shared ownership. e.g L&Q at Greenwich Peninsula , but ther are plenty others on smartnewhomes.com website
Inspirational images are from these two websites.
These apartments, less or more expensive, are very inspirational, often designed by award-winning architects and interior designers. They offer a new social communal way of living, gym, pool, private inside cinema. And besides that, they are situated in great locations, like Docklands, near the River Thames.
Create the modern similar look with these selection of furniture & accessories:
Sunday, January 28th, 2018
At the beginning of new year, after a few weeks of lazy January, it is time to do some changes, maybe starting with redesigning your apartment’ walls and creating retro, stylish welcoming vibe.
There is a new amazing trend coming this spring and summer, very ethnic, Africa inspired, but also modern vintage. Just take a look at new Zara campaign Spring-Summer 2018.
Vintage look was and continue to be popular, but takes a delicate turn with very detailed sophisticated patterns.
A few inspirational pics below, from tv shows like “Girlboss” (very funny tv series about the beginning of vintage shop Nasty Gal) or “Dear white people”. Both on Netflix.
“Dear white people” movie apartments were designed by set decorator Shauna Aronson
Vinage style pics of patterned wallpapers and accessories, still from the movie “Dear white people”
Below is the selection of patterned wallpapers, available from many stores, some of them are the newest self-adhesive and removable:
Check out this selection of accessories vintage inspired, also great as gifts for Walentine’s Day:
Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
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Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
As Christmas is around the corner, here are some ideas for home decoration and dining tables.
Selection of beautiful winter wallpapers and art wall.
Images via elledecoration,northerndelights and my domaine
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Monday, May 29th, 2017
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Saturday, February 25th, 2017
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Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
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Sunday, May 8th, 2016
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Sunday, February 21st, 2016
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Thursday, December 24th, 2015
Just a couple of beautiful images of winter, Christmas decoration, I found online.
Images via elledecoration and northerndelights
Monday, October 5th, 2015
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Sunday, October 4th, 2015
New York apartment with the view.
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Friday, May 15th, 2015
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Friday, May 1st, 2015
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Friday, March 6th, 2015
Inspirational blackboard Art print – The Book Collection Velveteen Rabbit available to buy from BelleandJune.
images via tumblr blogs.
Monday, February 16th, 2015
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Thursday, February 12th, 2015
Visual designer Ksenya Samarskaya transformed empty vessel, that looked like industrial container, into a home in the heart of Williamsburg Brooklyn NY. Steel windows lining the entire width of […] Continue Reading…
Monday, February 9th, 2015
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Saturday, January 3rd, 2015
images via nordicdesign.ca and tumblr blogs.
Saturday, December 6th, 2014
Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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