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Partial view of the Iguazu falls in Argentina.

Trip to Argentina

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In July 2019, Eva and her 10 year old son Michael, set out for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Argentina; a country best known for its diverse landscapes from the glaciers of Patagonia to the waterfalls of Iguazu. This is their…

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A contemporary design hall with a table and chair from Karimoku. Image: Design Shanghai.

Circular Design :: A Window to Opportunity

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Humans have an amazing ability to innovate. This attribute is our window to opportunity for change, growth and ultimately happiness that supports well-being. Sounds a bit idyllic… Not really. If we were all to adopt an improved mindset with embedded…

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One of my home corners where I paint styled with some natural touches and a vague Scandi style.

Shopping My House

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Every spring I have a craze over cleaning and re-vamping my home. It helps me feel like I’m on top of things again. Except this spring things are quite different. The lockdown has literally forced us to stay home… I…

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A white kitchen with minimal furnishing and a Mediterranean feel to it.

DESIGN FEATURE

Insights From the IMM Cologne 2020

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If there’s a motto for this year’s imm Cologne 2020, then that would be better living. The first furniture fair for this year that ended last week, attracted well over…

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A bright Scandi-boho chic bedroom with rusty hue bedding, looking out of this world. Image via IN BED. Photo by Terence Chin Photography.

How To Create the Perfect Scandi-boho Home Style

Think this for a moment: YOU are only four steps away from creating the perfect Scandi-boho home. That’s right! Will you go for it?

A contemporary bathroom where teal reigns in the wainscotting and flooring. A brassy round mirror is paired nicely with two brassy sconces on each side of it. I like the wall mounted wooden tone vanity furniture that makes everything feel more airy. Image by El Corte Inglés Decoración.

Top 6 Bathroom Design Mistakes To Avoid

A guide meant for the perfect bathroom redesign without these 6 bathroom design mistakes.

View of a room with a clothing rack in front of a window with white sheer curtain and a round tall concrete planter pot against a gray microcement wall

5 Reasons Why Microcement is Designer's Matter Envy

The ultimate guide about microcement’s application, maintenance and cost.

A white sitting room with a bohemian flair to it because of the white hanging Moroccan lantern, the seagrass baskets in front of the white sofa, the blue patterned throw pillows, the plants and the peackock fan white armchair. Image by Monsoon.

Bohemian Decor :: The ``It`` Decor For Eclectic Decorating Fusions

A look at bohemian decor for that worldly and well traveled feel in interiors.

A contemporary design hall with a table and chair from Karimoku. Image: Design Shanghai.

Circular Design :: A Window to Opportunity

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Humans have an amazing ability to innovate. This attribute is our window to opportunity for change, growth and ultimately happiness that supports well-being. Sounds a bit idyllic… Not really. If we were all to adopt an improved mindset with embedded sustainability from the beginning, then we can mimic nature’s circularity and ensure a better living environment for all. As such,…

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A dark and moody earth toned living set with a brown cladding accent wall, two gorgeous leather armchairs and a round coffee table. Image: Martina Gemmola for Anaca Studio.

Decorating in Earth Tones

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Earth tones, deeply rooted in nature’s landscapes, have a soothing quality like no other. From…

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The Jacob sofa. A beautiful blue velvet sofa with some edgy cures in a minimal contemporary setting. Image: Collector.

Decorating with Velvet

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Ok this is a bit funny, but I was named after a fabric – velvet.…

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An overall view of a exhibition room at Stockholm's design week 2020, known as the Sculptor's Residence. Image: Italianbark.

The Sculptor’s Residence

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The Sculptor’s Residence, located in an apartment in central Stockholm, was a tribute to the…

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Trip to Argentina

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In July 2019, Eva and her 10 year old son Michael, set out for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Argentina; a country best known for its diverse landscapes from the glaciers of Patagonia to the waterfalls of Iguazu. This is their story on discovering this land of great unique natural beauty, featuring many thrills and plenty…

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Partial view of the Iguazu falls in Argentina.

LIFESTYLE

One of my home corners where I paint styled with some natural touches and a vague Scandi style.

Shopping My House

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Every spring I have a craze over cleaning and re-vamping my home. It helps me feel like I’m on top of things again. Except this spring things are quite different. The lockdown has literally forced…

INSPIRATION

Bird eye view of an outdoor dining setup for Easter.

Easter Table Setting When in Lockdown

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Easter is literally just around the corner and I thought I should share with you my Easter table setting that I did the other day outside, in my garden. My mindset during these confusing times…

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Midi navy blue polka dot dress with pleats paired with camel knee high boots. Image: SABA.

Top 5 Trends to Transition Your Wardrobe from Winter to Spring

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It’s about this time of year, that re-introducing color into our wardrobe is something to look forward to. Sure, we…

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Two young women from India holding up a sign that reads 'I made your clothes.' Image: Secret Projects.

Secret Projects : Empowering Women in India

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A gloomy Tuesday afternoon it was, that I went through my email inbox when my eyes gleamed with joy and…

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A sexy grey check power suit will not fail you. Image: SABA

Three Styles of Women’s Power Suits

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Women’s power suits make an awesome alternative for your uniform wardrobe, especially now during this transitional season which is so…

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Potted orchids in full bloom. Real or fake? My best orchid decor hack.

Best Orchid Decor Hack

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Happy new week y’all! Today, I want to share with you a little DIY decorating hack that I do at…

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A woman in a black one piece suit wearing golden hoop earrings and holding a straw bag over her head as she's walking by a pool. Image: Accessorize.

Latest Jewelry Trends to Try Now

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Take a good look at your wardrobe. If you think that it needs an update, then start with these latest…

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Velvet taking a smartphone picture while in Hermoupolis, Syros.

How to Take Better Pictures With a Smartphone

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Over the last few years, I have learned (unintentionally) to take better pictures with a smartphone for three reasons. The…

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Velvet arranging pampas grass in a vase.

Behind the scenes...

Who’s Te Esse?

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Ten years ago, if someone told me that I would be blogging about design, I would simply nod my head and utter a ‘Nay!!! No chance!’ But in the beginning of 2015, I decided ‘Why not?!’ I had just began reading things that other design bloggers wrote, most of which are design lovers and not necessarily in this industry. So it dawned on me that maybe it’s time to also…

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MOTHERHOOD

A young child appears to be busy doing something on a table in a nursery room. I love the wooden child chairs with the animals faces painted on them. How cute. Image by Cuckooland.

The Essential Pieces For A Baby’s Nursery

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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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WELLNESS

Velvet while walking inside the woods.

Commitment to Wellness

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