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The Fashion Trend That Never Fades

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There’s one fashion trend that seems to linger on and on: the leopard print. It is one of the favorite trends of most celebrities starting off with style icon Kate…

Root grass being blown by the wind as captured by Karolina during a walk by a lake.

Fun Reading 01.19

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Hello there! I’m quite excited. Chances are that we’ll be going away this weekend on a mini-getaway! Honestly, I can’t wait for it. But before, I go to prepare our…

A Lene Bjerre Dessia Console Table is looking good by an entrance, styled with vases and plants and a great goldish mirror. Image by Houseology.

The Entry Table :: The Entryway Anchor

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Hi all! How are you? Personally, I feel swamped in workload… and I’m in such a bad need for a getaway. You, too? Unfortunately, can’t do much about the workload…

Rona, my friend with her baby in her arms.

The Benefits and Challenges of a Multi-Cultural Family Environment

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Raising a multi-lingual family has certainly its benefits and share of challenges. The exposure to different languages means exposure to different mindsets and ultimately a broader way of thinking. But…

Design

A Lene Bjerre Dessia Console Table is looking good by an entrance, styled with vases and plants and a great goldish mirror. Image by Houseology.

The Entry Table :: The Entryway Anchor

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Hi all! How are you? Personally, I feel swamped in workload… and I’m in such a bad need for a getaway. You, too? Unfortunately, can’t do much about the workload or the getaway for that matter. I can however, share with you some great inspiration. Today’s post is about something I envy in other people’s…

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What a cinematic and moody ambiance in this stylish living room, with its blue sofa being flooded by the sunlight from the door window behind. Image from DFS Furniture.

The Eye-Catching Decorating Trend to Love Next

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Hi all, good to have you back! I know it’s been hard to get on track after the holiday break, but at least I’ll try to make this space a happy and fun space for you to peruse on your time off. Chances are that if you did travel in any of the capitals of…

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A beautiful bed stand in blue teal and purple bedding and lush throws in a very stylish bedroom with blush pink and teal hues.

Pantone Color of the Year :: Ultra Violet

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Hello there! Are we all back, looking forward for a dynamic 2018? How was your holiday break? Mine felt too short, but I tried to make the most of it, because every day is a gift. So let’s hit it! My first post for this year is all about Pantone’s Ultra Violet that seems to…

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Editor's Choice

Hanging Artwork :: The Ultimate Guide

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Well hello there! I have a little fix for you today that might come handy to you; a little unsolicited advice to help you shape up your homes… There are definitely two “design mistakes” designers notice when walking inside a house for the first time, even if it’s just a social call. (Let’s be honest,…

Gallery Wall: 5 Reasons to Have One!

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One of the best ways to add your personal style in any space is to create a gallery wall. Gallery walls are compositions (small or big), cool clusters of loved collectibles! I…

Design Quote of the Week

Design is thinking made visual, Saul Bass once said! Couldn't be more right.

Inspiration

A superb photo by Patrick Kool of a woman in a long red dress dancing in a dark room. The quote under reads Take a chance and dance in the rain. Otherwise what's the point? cited from Velvet

Beautiful Quotes to Keep in Mind!

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One of my favorite Pinterest boards is all about typography, inspirational quotes and typefaces. It is totally fascinating reading quotes in various typefaces expressing in a visual way a general truth or piece of advice. (By the way, I’m very…

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Tabletop Christmas Decor

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Hosting a Christmas dinner can be a big deal. Right? It’s all about getting together with family and friends and creating beautiful memories. As such, little details that make our house guests feel the love and warmth that go into…

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Gift ideas for Him, Her and the Kids

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Christmas, more than any other time of the year, is a time of giving and showing our gratitude. It’s the perfect time to give thank you gifts to the men and women in our lives wives, moms, daughters, sisters, husbands,…

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Editor's Choice

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10 Interior Design Blogs to Follow

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Hello people! This post is dedicated to all those that have asked me if I follow interior design blogs, which ones and why. The answer is simple: Yes, I do…

Benjamin Moore’s 2018 Color of the Year Caliente

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Hey there! Have you heard the news? Benjamin Moore has announced the color of the year 2018. It’s hot, it’s bold, it’s radical and red smart! Caliente AF-290, the new…

Travel

A beautiful stone bridge over clear blue river waters in the Voidomatis - Aoos National Park

Wanderlust :: Going Off The Grid

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To travel is to live and a good journey is not about the destination or even it’s duration. It’s all about the experience of wandering in another place and discovering the greatness of this world. Although, nature’s beauty leaves us…

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A view from the street leading to St. Peter's Vatican Square with the basilica in the background, during sunset

Weekend in Rome

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Have you ever heard the expression ‘All roads lead to Rome?’ I don’t know about you, but I had no idea how that saying came about or what it really meant, till we visited Rome for a long weekend. That’s…

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London's Big Ben and parliament house with the crossing bridge. Image taken from the south bank.

10 Fun Things About London as a Student

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Just over a month ago I read a great post about London that took me down memory lane. It was called 10 Fun Things You Must Do in London. It instantly sparked a nostalgia and that’s why I’m writing now…

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Wanderlust Adventure: Traveling with a 3 year old to Disneyland Paris

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Surprise! About three years ago, George surprised me for our fourth wedding anniversary in July with a fully booked trip to Disneyland Paris. He actually booked at one of Disneyland’s…

5 Reasons to Make Kefalonia Your Next Travel Destination

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One of the places that are very dear to my heart is the isle of Kefalonia (or Cephalonia), the largest one in the Ionian Sea, Greece. She became widely known…

Style

A leopard print shirt is always a good idea, just like the one worn by a young blonde model for Miss Selfridge.

The Fashion Trend That Never Fades

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There’s one fashion trend that seems to linger on and on: the leopard print. It is one of the favorite trends of most celebrities starting off with style icon Kate…

Motherhood

Rona, my friend with her baby in her arms.

The Benefits and Challenges of a Multi-Cultural Family Environment

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Raising a multi-lingual family has certainly its benefits and share of challenges. The exposure to different languages means exposure to different mindsets and ultimately a broader way of thinking. But…

Wellness

A neon sign on an exposed brick wall saying you are what you listen to.

My Latest Music Playlist :: 2017 Reflections

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Music is probably our dearest old friend. Can you imagine a life without it? I certainly can’t! Music has always helped me clear my mind, lift my spirits, heal my…

Fun Reading

Root grass being blown by the wind as captured by Karolina during a walk by a lake.

Fun Reading 01.19

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Hello there! I’m quite excited. Chances are that we’ll be going away this weekend on a mini-getaway! Honestly, I can’t wait for it. But before, I go to prepare our…

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