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How to Choose a Handmade Rug

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Well hello there! I’m back! Hope you all had a great weekend and a good start to this new week. Today, I want to share with you my tips for…

The Elle Decoration Worklife showroom exhibit during DDW18.

Highlights of the Dutch Design Week 2018

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The Dutch Design Week (DDW) that takes place every October in Eindhoven, is probably the largest design event in Northern Europe. Unlike other design fairs, it has a strong flair…

A lovely suit jacket can really dress up an outfit such as this one made of a white tee, denim pants and black leather handbag. Image by Sosandar.

Stylish Work Uniform Inspiration

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I wonder how much time we all spent trying to figure out what to wear to work. All the more people resort to some sort of work uniform as a…

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5 Exercises to Improve Your Body Posture

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Happy Monday everyone! The beginning of a new week means that it’s a good time for our fitness motivation. Today, Ifiyenia has prepared a short workout routine with five basic…

EDITOR'S CHOICES

Two beautiful Louis Poulsen pendant lamps over a dining table create a hygge ambiance. Image by Nest.co.uk

Brilliant Designer Lighting Ideas

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Have I told you that I have designed two table lamps that I plan on putting in production very shortly?…

Mustard Yellow Color Design Crush

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This is funny! I never thought I would have to take mustard yellow, too seriously. But lately, I can’t continue…

A silver wreath on a glass door found in a luxury hotel in Syros.

Wanderlust Design :: A Luxury Hotel in Syros

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Have you ever traveled somewhere and stayed in a hotel that made you feel design envy? Well, Elisabeth and I…

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DESIGN

How to Choose a Handmade Rug

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The Elle Decoration Worklife showroom exhibit during DDW18.

Highlights of the Dutch Design Week 2018

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The Dutch Design Week (DDW) that takes place every October in Eindhoven, is probably the largest design event in Northern Europe. Unlike other design fairs, it has a strong flair…

Best Home Office Inspiration

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Storing bills and documents and being able to check on emails can give anyone a headache and that calls for a desk (even the smallest of the kind) to feel…

STYLE

A lovely suit jacket can really dress up an outfit such as this one made of a white tee, denim pants and black leather handbag. Image by Sosandar.

Stylish Work Uniform Inspiration

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I wonder how much time we all spent trying to figure out what to wear to work. All the more people resort to some sort…

An off white faux fur jacket is always a good idea, especially when paired with check wide leg pants and sneakers. Image by River Island.

Three Chic Ways to Style a Faux Fur Coat

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Faux fur is having a hot fashion moment right now, but has never really my thing. I actually feel a little bad for having a…

A stylish woman dressed in a grey blue sweater and a striped skirt in front of doorway. Her jewelry really update it all. Image by Folli Follie.

How to Wear and Rock Knitwear This Fall

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With winter just a step away, layering is a foolproof way to dress ourselves and our homes. But there’s a certain charm to knitwear that…

TRAVEL

Gorgeous! An idyllic view of the pools and the sea shore at sunset hours. The shadows of the palm trees reflect upon the pool's water.

A Weekend Treat :: Grecotel Olympia Riviera Resort and Aqua Park

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Today I want to share with you one of our little getaways. We treated ourselves and went to Grecotel’s Olympia Riviera and Aqua Park for a…

My Biggest Travel Flop

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Years back, while traveling to Santorini I happened to read a great article in a travel magazine but sadly I can’t recall its title or…

Partial view of the one end of the Batsi beach cove.

Andros :: My Favorite Summer Weekend Getaway Destination

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Last weekend we were planning to have a getaway to one of my favorite destinations – Andros. Unfortunately, we didn’t make it, but I still…

INSPIRATION

I love this velvet upholstered armchair by the fireplace. What a cozy vignette without looking rustic. Image by JD Williams Home.

Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year 2019

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Well hello there! Is it that time of the year again? Oh yes, I believe so! Just a few days ago, Benjamin Moore announced their…

Maria Banou, a potter while painting one of her creations in her workshop. Image by Velvet.

Meet Maria Banou :: An Inspiring Ceramics Artist

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I first met Maria a couple of years ago in Syros. Her workshop was quite impressive, packed with her ceramic creations. She was gentle, humble…

A portrait of Marina Vernicos with her camera while in action.

Marina Vernicos :: The Sea Queen

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You know a great photographer when you see one! Each great photograph has the power to communicate the photographer’s essence without words. It sparks up emotions,…

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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Every new mom awaits patiently the arrival of her baby – that little person that will take over the whole…

ENTERTAINMENT

Elisabeth and Velvet at Marylebone One in London for the Amara Interior Blog Awards 2018.

A Night to Remember :: The Amara Interior Blog Awards 2018

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Last Thursday, Elisabeth and I attended the Amara Interior Blog Awards 2018 ceremony. It was a night to remember for many…

WELLNESS

a woman's rear side while she's stretching her arm behind her head somewhere outdoors.

5 Exercises to Improve Your Body Posture

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Happy Monday everyone! The beginning of a new week means that it’s a good time for our fitness motivation. Today,…

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