The Intimate Dinner Party

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The Carl Hansen BK10 outdoor dining setup in the foreground and a pool in the background. Image: Nest.co.uk.

10 of the best minimalist outdoor chairs

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Outdoor season is here with rising temperatures and a compelling urge to work and live in better terms. As such, outdoor chairs that will make living (or working) outdoors more refined are certainly a must. They have to be comfortable, versatile, durable, and flexible. But they must also be aesthetically pleasing to the eye, yielding…

A bright contemporary tone on tone warm minimal living room with several light fixtures, plenty of natural light and curvy furniture to sit on. Image via Nest.co.uk.

Living Big in a Small Space

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The thrill of decorating a home should never be ruled by the square footage or budget. That is why this post is all about interior tips for celebrating ‘living big in a small space.’ Think of it like a small…

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A modern, eye catching wall light for a soft light that can be customised. Via Nedgis.com.

Ultimate Gray and Illuminating :: Pantone Colors of the Year 2021

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Last year, “Pantone played it safe and still missed the mark by picking Classic Blue as its colour of the year for 2020,” according to Michel Ogundehin. Personally, I don’t quite agree with that. In any case, this year, Pantone decided to announce…

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A sensory object to relieve stress in children undergoing medical treatment is one of the most notable design innovations presented in DDW2020. Via: Aiki © Studio Uncoated, Graphic design Ieva Valule.

Dutch Design Week 2020 :: 7 Design Innovation Highlights

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During Dutch Design Week 2020, all virtual by the way, I stumbled upon several design innovations that struck a very sensitive chord in me. They are the kind that awaken all sorts of feelings, but mostly of hope of a…

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A beautiful and stylish outdoor setup for a dinner party. Via OZ Design Furniture.

The Intimate Dinner Party

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Are you planning to throw a dinner party or attend one? Perfect. Dinner parties are about to return – one at a time. At last! The sense of community through food around a table and…

INSPIRATION

A contemporary living space with large windows, a dark grey sofa, a low coffee table and walls in Dulux Brave Ground beige. Via Dulux.

Brave Ground Dulux Color of the Year 2021

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Admittedly, 2020 has proved to be a year of many unexpected challenges. Therefore, when the Dutch paint brand, Dulux, named yesterday Brave Ground as Color the Year 2021 it made perfect sense. An earthy based…

A rattan-wicker styled vignette featuring an armchair, a stool and a round coffee table. Via Amara. Find you style: tips for renters!

7 Game Changing Tips for Renters

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A warm minimal setting by a large window featuring two Mid-Century inspired chairs. Via Chaplins.

Mid-Century Inspired Armchairs to Transform Your Home

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Top 6 Bathroom Design Mistakes To Avoid

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If any of you have ever been on a sailing trip with a 38ft rental sailboat, then you know how tiny the bathroom really is. For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure yet, then I assure you of the performance of sailing boat’s bathroom, despite its smallness. That…

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The Intimate Dinner Party

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Are you planning to throw a dinner party or attend one? Perfect. Dinner parties are about to return – one at a time. At last! The sense of community through food around a table and the ceremony that is involved in making a dinner party look easy, engaging and fun is ultimately one of the…

Top 6 Bathroom Design Mistakes to Avoid

The Carl Hansen BK10 outdoor dining setup in the foreground and a pool in the background. Image: Nest.co.uk.

10 of the best minimalist outdoor chairs

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Outdoor season is here with rising temperatures and a compelling urge to work and live in better terms. As such, outdoor chairs that will make living (or working) outdoors more refined are certainly a must. They have to be comfortable, versatile, durable, and flexible. But they must also be aesthetically pleasing to the eye, yielding an emotional response that will…

read more
A bright contemporary tone on tone warm minimal living room with several light fixtures, plenty of natural light and curvy furniture to sit on. Image via Nest.co.uk.

Living Big in a Small Space

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The thrill of decorating a home should never be ruled by the square footage or…

read more
A living room with an exposed brick accent wall, Scandi design furniture in soft muted pastel colors that exude a Mediterranean aesthetic. Via Nest.co.uk.

The Interior Design Trends 2021 After the Pandemic

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Interior trends after the pandemic? Really? Sometimes, it’s hard to make it through the day…

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A modern, eye catching wall light for a soft light that can be customised. Via Nedgis.com.

Ultimate Gray and Illuminating :: Pantone Colors of the Year 2021

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Last year, “Pantone played it safe and still missed the mark by picking Classic Blue as its…

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So glad you made it here. At TE ESSE you’ll find anything spanning from the latest trends to decorating tips, styling guides and insights with a mix and match sensibility. I strongly believe HOMES MATTER. That’s why, here at TE ESSE, I share all my knowledge, ample experience and love for good design – colors, cleans lines and a good story.

I offer to help in your decorating journey for simple, stylish and thoughtful interiors that empower you to be the best of yourself; and inspire a singular integration of experiences. So if you need help with your own home, get in touch to hear more about my interior design services…

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