Dulux Color of the Year 2022 Bright Skies

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

Mykonos Dreamin’

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It was in late May 1993, when I first explored the island of Mykonos; an island somewhere between Tinos, Syros, Paros and Naxos in the Aegean Sea. Since then, I have been there a few times… And plainly, a lot has been said and written about this worldly Cycladic island. Even back then, it had…

The Fora S suspension light by designers Alex Fernández Camps and Gonzalo Milà over a dining space flooded with plenty of natural light. Via Nedgis.

On My Radar: 4 Home Soothing Finds

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Seeking ways to home soothing has always been on top of my priorities list. That includes perusing the net for any pieces that will elevate my home (or client’s). Surely, the plethora of visual stimuli is almost endless and certainly…

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A small, stylish living room with a single window door. Image: Elton Rocha for Culto.

The Blue Apartment Tour

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There is something so alluring about living in a small apartment – if it’s done right, like this one. Imagine all of the conveniences and comforts of modern living, in 42 sq.m. harnessing a unique nautical vibe… I’m talking about…

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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 the ceremony that is involved…

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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…

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

Mykonos Dreamin’

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It was in late May 1993, when I first explored the island of Mykonos; an island somewhere between Tinos, Syros, Paros and Naxos in the Aegean Sea. Since then, I have been there a few…

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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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 for a fresh start. A reset. Via Dulux. Hues from the Greenhouse Palette by the…

Top 6 Bathroom Design Mistakes to Avoid

A small, stylish living room with a single window door. Image: Elton Rocha for Culto.

The Blue Apartment Tour

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There is something so alluring about living in a small apartment – if it’s done right, like this one. Imagine all of the conveniences and comforts of modern living, in 42 sq.m. harnessing a unique nautical vibe… I’m talking about the Blue Apartment; a project with a witty, “out-of-the-box” interior design sensibility. Image: Elton Rocha for Culto. A small but…

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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…

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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…

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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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