A Chic Parisian Apartment With an Artistic Flair

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Best of two worlds: A contemporary living room in the foreground and a open plan kitchen in the foreground. Image: Sofology.

7 Tips on Styling Kitchen Open Shelves

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Kitchen open shelves, dramatic marble backsplash and an open living space concept in full design bloom. Via Sofology. Contemplating kitchen open shelves? Imagine you could erase all of your upper kitchen cabinets. Would you go for it? In recent years, many people have succumbed to the kitchen open shelves interior design trend. But lately, many…

A stylish off white sitting room with a beautiful Christmas tree and wreath. Image: H&M Home.

The Stylish Holiday Decorations and Gifts Edition

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Hands up if you are running late with your Christmas shopping. Unbelievable as it may be, the holidays are in full-swing. It’s time to appreciate and count our blessings, spend some quality time with loved ones, make precious memories, and…

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A dining space with an organic vibe, all in beige colors with a garden view after sunset hour, featuring the Tanit S/61 suspension light. Via: Nedgis.

My Top 5 Benjamin Moore Beige Paints

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Just the other day, I stumbled upon a hardcover book by Carlos Mota: Beige Is Not a Color. The title alone of this coffee table book is super catchy AND admittedly, it is backed-up with some great imagery of colorful…

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A lovely reading nook with an outdoor garden view. The wall appears to be like Dulux Bright Skies - color of the year 2022. Image: Essential Home.

Dulux Color of the Year 2022 Bright Skies

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Another year has gone by and the paint brand Dulux revealed its color of the year 2022: Bright Skies™. It is an airy, fresh blue tone with a lean wink into gray; capturing this need so many of us feel…

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LIFESTYLE

A pile of Velvet's Christmas Sugar Cookies, holly berries in the background and a red cup of hot chocolate next to the platter.

Velvet’s Christmas Sugar Cookies

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Makes 45-48 servings of sugar cookies Ingredients 200g (or 1 cup) of butter (or margarine), softened1 ½ cups of white sugar2 eggs2 teaspoons vanilla extract3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder½ teaspoon saltchocolate sprinkles…

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A lovely reading nook with an outdoor garden view. The wall appears to be like Dulux Bright Skies - color of the year 2022. Image: Essential Home.

Dulux Color of the Year 2022 Bright Skies

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Another year has gone by and the paint brand Dulux revealed its color of the year 2022: Bright Skies™. It is an airy, fresh blue tone with a lean wink into gray; capturing this need…

Four of the five 16th century windmills - a landmark in Mykonos, just after sunset.

Mykonos Dreamin’

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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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A hyggelig Christmas table setting made by Elisabeth Karatzas for Te Esse.

A Hyggelig Christmas Table Setting

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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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A Chic Parisian Apartment With an Artistic Flair

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It is so easy to fall in love with a city like Paris, let alone a chic apartment like this, located at the Jardin du Luxembourg. Such a prime location, calls for an exclusive interior design no less. Parisian interior designer Kelly Bedel to the job, cast her magic spell and pulled together a fascinating…

Top 6 Bathroom Design Mistakes to Avoid

A stylish living and dining room overlooking at the garden views of Jardin de Luxembourg, in Paris. Image: Boca do Lobo.

A Chic Parisian Apartment With an Artistic Flair

440 440 Velvet

It is so easy to fall in love with a city like Paris, let alone a chic apartment like this, located at the Jardin du Luxembourg. Such a prime location, calls for an exclusive interior design no less. Parisian interior designer Kelly Bedel to the job, cast her magic spell and pulled together a fascinating interior with a vibrant artistic…

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Best of two worlds: A contemporary living room in the foreground and a open plan kitchen in the foreground. Image: Sofology.

7 Tips on Styling Kitchen Open Shelves

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Kitchen open shelves, dramatic marble backsplash and an open living space concept in full design…

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The stunning velvet - Athena - armchair by Koket in Pantone's Very Peri color.

Pantone Color of the Year 2022: ‘Veri Peri’

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Veri Peri is a made-up name for a made-up Pantone color. It’s the first time…

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A dining space with an organic vibe, all in beige colors with a garden view after sunset hour, featuring the Tanit S/61 suspension light. Via: Nedgis.

My Top 5 Benjamin Moore Beige Paints

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Just the other day, I stumbled upon a hardcover book by Carlos Mota: Beige Is…

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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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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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Postcards from Syros :: The Guide

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