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Masculine Interior Decorating

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Over the years in my professional career, I have come to realize that a lot of men have a great sense of style (a lot more than I believed at…

View of Elisabeth's fireplace with a fire going in it, and plenty of Christmas decor on the mantel creating a very cozy vignette. Led lights illuminate the fake pine garland and the ceramic white decor houses resting on either end of the mantel. Image by Velvet for Te Esse.

Vintage Inspired Christmas Decorating

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Elisabeth and I love Christmas. It’s a holiday filled with some great childhood memories, strongly etched due to the family traditions that my parents established long since. Now, it’s our…

Fun Reading 12.1

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Unbelievable! It’s the first of December already! In Greece, every first of a month we wish everyone “Καλό Μήνα” or a “Good Month!” I hope most of you are in…

A medium size art piece of a pink flower painting resting upon a white chest against a white wall with two vases next to it on the right and a plant on the left

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…

Design

A classic black wooden desk with a tanned leather swivel chair resting upon a deep red bukhara area rug. There's also a stack of books on the left with lit candles and a floor lamp on the right. A glass vase with flowers is on the desk along with a laptop and a newspaper. The background wall is dark gray.

Masculine Interior Decorating

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Over the years in my professional career, I have come to realize that a lot of men have a great sense of style (a lot more than I believed at…

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A medium size art piece of a pink flower painting resting upon a white chest against a white wall with two vases next to it on the right and a plant on the left

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…

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2018’s Design Trends in Home Decor

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It’s been almost a year since I began blogging on a regular basis. I know that because it was around this time of year, too, that I posted my list…

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A set of porcelain dinnerware with indigo blue trim and a discrete design in the center

Hand Painted Porcelain Dinnerware :: The Ultimate Holiday Maker

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The holidays are coming! Soon enough there will be Christmas trees and decor just about everywhere and along with it, an ongoing holiday buzz about brunches, dinner feasts and parties…

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Inspiration

View of Elisabeth's fireplace with a fire going in it, and plenty of Christmas decor on the mantel creating a very cozy vignette. Led lights illuminate the fake pine garland and the ceramic white decor houses resting on either end of the mantel. Image by Velvet for Te Esse.

Vintage Inspired Christmas Decorating

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Elisabeth and I love Christmas. It’s a holiday filled with some great childhood memories, strongly etched due to the family traditions that my parents established long since. Now, it’s our…

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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…

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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…

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A cabin surrounded by nature in snow nearby a lake

Autumn Love :: Season’s Inspiration

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Hello everyone! It’s October and the air is rising crispier in the mornings and chillier after the sun sets. The daylight hours have shortened and a color feast is taking…

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Travel

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…

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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…

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View of the Saint Nicholas church at the Vaporia Quarter in Hermoupolis, Syros

Postcards from Syros :: The Guide

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Greetings everyone! I hope you’re all well and in a wanderlust mood. As promised this post is about Syros, the “capital” of Cyclades, an island complex in the Aegean Sea.…

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Disneys castle in Paris lit for the night-show

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…

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Style

a partial view of a young brunette woman wearing a mustard colored leather jacket, with a white scarf around her neck and a black wrist watch

Fall Fashion :: Wardrobe Revamp

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Summer is out of the picture, but Instagram is flooded with photos of the latest fashions. What are the latest fashions to look out for? Don’t worry, I got you…

Motherhood

A little girl is on her toes wearing deep red ankle socks with white stars, as she apparently is reaching out to a Christmas tree with gift boxes under it

An Open Letter for a More Minimal Christmas

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The holidays are coming. Yessss! My son has began to countdown to Christmas eve, he’s actually old enough to do that! Gosh, they grow fast. (Better said: we grow fast)!…

Living

A beautiful Christmas wreath (mostly all green) hanging from a dark teal front door

Fun Reading 12.8

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Well hello there! I just realized that this is the first of the last three fun reading posts before this year is out!! Suddenly, I’m feeling a little pressure to…

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