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
“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” – Edith Sitwell
Here are the selection of stoves, heaters and candle holders, mostly on sale now.
Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
Furniture especially for Christmas (click the image to follow a link to the store).
Dining chairs, single and pairs from ab £45.
Monday, May 29th, 2017
The summer season is a great time for paint projects around the house, when you can work with all your windows open. So why not freshen up your home with a different colour palette than white or beige.
Here are the hot colours for summer:
1. Aqua and Blue
As interior designer Orlando Soria said:
“This is a warm minty aqua color that instantly makes you think of swimming pools”
2. Blush light pink
3. Peach and shades of red, also coffee
4. Fresh, never boring: lemon and green
Saturday, February 25th, 2017
How to make them look more spaciousness
Here are simple advices from interior designers:
1. Whiten the ceilings and the walls to brighten the small space, use white marble in the bathroom.
White walls and stripped-back wooden floors gave the illusion of spaciousness. Adding textures velvet sofas, rugs will also add a character to the room.
2. Consider custom-made furniture to fit in the corners, building seating nooks in the corners or window bays.
Top off with the custom upholstery, linen, leather or velvet for glamour look, or Scandinavian simplicity.
4. Keep the furniture simple to not overwhelm the space. But also create a sense of luxury by combining old and new furniture.
5. When thinking about bookcases, purchase something that is high and will reach the ceilings.
White cabinetry, handleless and gloss in the kitchen reflects light and creates a feeling of spaciousness.
Floor to wall separate wardrobe will also help the space be more uncluttered and more restless.
6. If posiible, build loft extensions for living space or large bathroom.
7. Removing the doors can make the rooom instantly more open and capacious, but sometimes not very practical. Consider instead glass doors or door frames, which will give your space an open-plan feel without losing the ability to shut the areas off.
images via issue.com
Wednesday, October 12th, 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
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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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Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
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Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
Saturday, October 25th, 2014