Velvet’s Guide for a Stylish Easter Tablescape

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Found: 12 Portable Table Lamps to Elevate Your Space

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Creating a space you love has a lot to do with the details. It is details like a favorite artwork, or the inspirational coffee table books on display styled for swooning. And it’s a lot about the light you add on in every vignette you put together and style with love. There will be frustrating…

A super contemporary all white outdoor space with planters standing out and softening the rugged look of the contrast between the white manmade structure and the textured rock wall. Image: MyFace.

Stylish Planters to House Your Plants

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One of the most restorative and mindful things you can do is gardening. You don’t have to know much about it. You don’t even have to know the names of the flowers or shrubs you plant. You just have to…

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Just love this sitting room setup with muted earth colors, curvy green armchairs, round brown veined marble coffee table and soft beige sofa. Image: Soho House.

On My Radar : Musings From the Web

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The Danish design company, HAY, has launched its newly SS22 collection, made of products in bold, vivacious colors and spirit, prepping us for the warmer seasons ahead. They got on my radar for they are very much evidence that dopamine…

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Tips for the Making of a Happy Home

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According to SIRC, (Social Issues Research Centre – an independent, non-profit organisation), “the happiness of a home is independent of socio-economic group.” So what makes a happy home? It’s not about having big arched windows, but whether you at a…

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A super contemporary all white outdoor space with planters standing out and softening the rugged look of the contrast between the white manmade structure and the textured rock wall. Image: MyFace.

Stylish Planters to House Your Plants

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One of the most restorative and mindful things you can do is gardening. You don’t have to know much about it. You don’t even have to know the names of the flowers or shrubs you…

LIFESTYLE

View of an outdoor dining setup for Easter in a city garden

Velvet’s Guide for a Stylish Easter Tablescape

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Spring is here and Easter weekend is literally just around the corner. It is a chance to pause, connect, and contemplate, or even visit another destination for the sake of that travel hype we have…

A lifestyle image of woman dressed in yellow Teva trainers, orange pants and cyan jacket. Image: TEVA.

Dopamine Dressing Trend Alert

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A lifestyle image of an off white sitting room featuring to comfy sofas, a brown curvy armchair and the Mineral Coffee table. Image: fermLIVING.

Coffee Tables to Swoon Over

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How Good Design Affects Our Wellness

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DESIGN FEATURE

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 interiors. Yet, I could not disagree more with it. And…

A lifestyle image of an outdoor setting with sea view featuring the Gubi Obello outdoor lamp on a square table. Image: Nest.co.uk.

Found: 12 Portable Table Lamps to Elevate Your Space

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Creating a space you love has a lot to do with the details. It is details like a favorite artwork, or the inspirational coffee table books on display styled for swooning. And it’s a lot about the light you add on in every vignette you put together and style with love. There will be frustrating moments too where you would…

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Texture overload. A dreamy off white contemporary sitting room with a brassy floor lamp, an off white sofa in boucle and a curvy armless chair also in creamy boucle. The Eichholtz Bond Chair. Image: Sweetpea & Willow.

Texture Trend Alert

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Texture is a huge interior design trend for 2022 and one of my favorite design…

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A stylish bright sitting room with windows from floor to ceiling and really long curtains pulled to the one side. Image: Luxdeco.

Choosing Window Treatments

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Long gone are the days of windows dressed in plain and dull curtains. Smart window…

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A beautiful garden setting for alfresco dining with a canopy and the Festoon lights making it merry and bright. Image: Lights4fun.co.uk.

Garden Trends 2022

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Overnight, outdoor space became the new hot destination of the year. It is now on…

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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.

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The Essential Pieces For A Baby’s Nursery

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