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
Velvet- used to associated with royalty, then with dusty homes and frumpy, old-fashioned art teachers, is going through a major style renaissance. Velvet is the biggest trend in autumn 2016 across both fashion and interiors.
But not only popular once – crushed burgundy, but also raspberry, sunset orange, green and blue.
Velvet adds luxe texture to any room and it isn’t as fragile as some may think.
These light reflecting, beautiful plush fabrics are a lot more accessible today thanks to advanced technology process of making it. Beside expensive silk velvet there is a cotton and synthetic version of the fabric.
Where to find: selection of beautiful velvet chairs, sofas and accessories
Monday, June 20th, 2016
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.
Eclectic Deck by London Architects & Building Designers
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.
Sunday, May 8th, 2016
An in-built desk is a clever use of space.
2. For Pastels and Spring Lovers: mix of soft pink, greyish blue, ivory.
3. Industrial rebel
4. And last trend to watch: rustic utilitarian.
Sunday, February 21st, 2016
The Danish Girl is visually stunning thanks to Eve Stewart, an Oscar-nominated production designer who has been working in film, television, and theater for 20+ years. Her latest project, […] Continue Reading…
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
Transform your space at the change of new season by adding new accessories such as cushions and rugs, new shades of lamps in a colour palette that complements the […] Continue Reading…
Sunday, October 4th, 2015
New York apartment with the view.
The homeowners of this apartment gravitated towards orange tones and woods. Finding art and fabrics in perfectly matched colours was probably a challenge, but ultimately […] Continue Reading…
Friday, May 15th, 2015
It’s a spring time, the season for reneval. Besides picnics and gardening there is a time for work. Freshening up your work space can bring new ideas and make […] Continue Reading…
Friday, May 1st, 2015
Modern bohemian is trendy inspirational style that I love, and that can be achieved on a small budget with a little imagination. It’s all about mixing different eras and […] Continue Reading…
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
I recently discovered beautiful, unique, luxury, interior design brand OKA in London (by the way 15 years on the market), thanks to the blogger event I was luckily invited.
For […] Continue Reading…
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
Makeup Artists Algria Ferreira-Watling’s semi-detached Victorian home in Cape Town, South Africa is very antithesis of mainstream. Bare walls and floors are washed with white and grey cement , […] Continue Reading…
Saturday, January 3rd, 2015
images via nordicdesign.ca and tumblr blogs.
Saturday, December 6th, 2014
Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Winter and festive season are coming. Lighting letters and vintage Broadway style lamps are great idea to warm up any room. Here are the examples of Graphic Lamp Collection […] Continue Reading…
Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
Here are two different trendy winter styles, which I found in one of the Nordic magazines: tartan, and new modern Nomad. Both very warm, colorful, beautiful and cosy.
Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
Saturday, October 25th, 2014
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
Preparing for autumn cold evenings and winter – get cosy with knitted , fury throws, blankets and lot of cushions. Always great winters warmers.
Sunday, May 11th, 2014
Sunday, May 11th, 2014