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A dark and moody earth toned living set with a brown cladding accent wall, two gorgeous leather armchairs and a round coffee table. Image: Martina Gemmola for Anaca Studio.

Decorating in Earth Tones

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Earth tones, deeply rooted in nature’s landscapes, have a soothing quality like no other. From my experience as a designer, people who opt for earth tones are people who are quite exciting, have a very keen eye for design and…

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The Jacob sofa. A beautiful blue velvet sofa with some edgy cures in a minimal contemporary setting. Image: Collector.

Decorating with Velvet

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Ok this is a bit funny, but I was named after a fabric – velvet. Yap! I’m quite certain that my parents never gave my name a second thought. I guess it just made perfect sense to them since it…

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Midi navy blue polka dot dress with pleats paired with camel knee high boots. Image: SABA.

Top 5 Trends to Transition Your Wardrobe from Winter to Spring

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It’s about this time of year, that re-introducing color into our wardrobe is something to look forward to. Sure, we still need to hold on to our knits and a few other winter staples. But not for much longer. These…

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Contemporary living room with organic inspirations with SEQUOIA center table, OREAS bold red sofa, and NAJ grey armchair. Image: Brabbu Design Forces.

DESIGN FEATURE

How to Choose the Right Color Based on Natural Light Orientation

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One of the biggest ever questions I get from clients is about ‘which color should they choose.’ It is clearly a matter of great concern that comes with a load…

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A bright Scandi-boho chic bedroom with rusty hue bedding, looking out of this world. Image via IN BED. Photo by Terence Chin Photography.

How To Create the Perfect Scandi-boho Home Style

Think this for a moment: YOU are only four steps away from creating the perfect Scandi-boho home. That’s right! Will you go for it?

A contemporary bathroom where teal reigns in the wainscotting and flooring. A brassy round mirror is paired nicely with two brassy sconces on each side of it. I like the wall mounted wooden tone vanity furniture that makes everything feel more airy. Image by El Corte Inglés Decoración.

Top 6 Bathroom Design Mistakes To Avoid

A guide meant for the perfect bathroom redesign without these 6 bathroom design mistakes.

View of a room with a clothing rack in front of a window with white sheer curtain and a round tall concrete planter pot against a gray microcement wall

5 Reasons Why Microcement is Designer's Matter Envy

The ultimate guide about microcement’s application, maintenance and cost.

A white sitting room with a bohemian flair to it because of the white hanging Moroccan lantern, the seagrass baskets in front of the white sofa, the blue patterned throw pillows, the plants and the peackock fan white armchair. Image by Monsoon.

Bohemian Decor :: The ``It`` Decor For Eclectic Decorating Fusions

A look at bohemian decor for that worldly and well traveled feel in interiors.

A dark and moody earth toned living set with a brown cladding accent wall, two gorgeous leather armchairs and a round coffee table. Image: Martina Gemmola for Anaca Studio.

Decorating in Earth Tones

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Earth tones, deeply rooted in nature’s landscapes, have a soothing quality like no other. From my experience as a designer, people who opt for earth tones are people who are quite exciting, have a very keen eye for design and strive for harmony. That’s because decorating in earth tones is about balancing rich hues, that promote a sense of calm…

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The Jacob sofa. A beautiful blue velvet sofa with some edgy cures in a minimal contemporary setting. Image: Collector.

Decorating with Velvet

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Ok this is a bit funny, but I was named after a fabric – velvet.…

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An overall view of a exhibition room at Stockholm's design week 2020, known as the Sculptor's Residence. Image: Italianbark.

The Sculptor’s Residence

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The Sculptor’s Residence, located in an apartment in central Stockholm, was a tribute to the…

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A bright and colorful contemporary living room with a distinct modern British flair. Designed by Zulufish. Image credit: Brabbu Design Forces.

The Anatomy of a Stylish Home : Decorating with Intention

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Truth be told, a stylish home is never an accidental or circumstantial outcome. Any stylish…

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STYLE

Top 5 Trends to Transition Your Wardrobe from Winter to Spring

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It’s about this time of year, that re-introducing color into our wardrobe is something to look forward to. Sure, we still need to hold on to our knits and a few other winter staples. But not for much longer. These top 5 fashion trends are the perfect remedy for the transition of your wardrobe from…

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Midi navy blue polka dot dress with pleats paired with camel knee high boots. Image: SABA.

LIFESTYLE

Two young women from India holding up a sign that reads 'I made your clothes.' Image: Secret Projects.

Secret Projects : Empowering Women in India

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A gloomy Tuesday afternoon it was, that I went through my email inbox when my eyes gleamed with joy and excitement. I was just granted an interview that I longed for. Before I knew I…

LIFESTYLE

Potted orchids in full bloom. Real or fake? My best orchid decor hack.

Best Orchid Decor Hack

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Happy new week y’all! Today, I want to share with you a little DIY decorating hack that I do at home. It is a very simple hack for having an orchid flower plant looking good…

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A woman in a black one piece suit wearing golden hoop earrings and holding a straw bag over her head as she's walking by a pool. Image: Accessorize.

Latest Jewelry Trends to Try Now

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Take a good look at your wardrobe. If you think that it needs an update, then start with these latest…

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Velvet taking a smartphone picture while in Hermoupolis, Syros.

How to Take Better Pictures With a Smartphone

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Over the last few years, I have learned (unintentionally) to take better pictures with a smartphone for three reasons. The…

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A child's blue bedroom with a bookcase like a huge rectangular planter. Image: Einrichten-design.de

How to Get Your Child Interested in Reading

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One of the biggest challenges I have faced as a parent lately is to get my eldest child interested in…

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A bright, perfectly styled dining vignette in a home with a Cycladic minimal vibe. Photo: Three Birds Renovations/Raja Homewares.

Friday Musings 01.17

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The weekend is almost here and looking forward to it. Any plans? Personally, I will rest as much as possible.…

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Velvet, the author, by the wall of a Medieval fortress in Monemvasia. In the background, the castle town of Monemvasia and the Aegean Sea.

Monemvasia, a Greek Medieval Castle Town

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From afar, it looks like a rocky “iceberg” with some rugged cliffs. It is however, one of the most impressive…

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Looking up from under the cubic building of the Arche de la Defense in Paris. Image by Velvet.

10 Must See Iconic Buildings

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One of the greatest joys in life is traveling and that’s why many of us have bucket lists with all…

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Velvet arranging pampas grass in a vase.

Behind the scenes...

Who’s Te Esse?

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Ten years ago, if someone told me that I would be blogging about design, I would simply nod my head and utter a ‘Nay!!! No chance!’ But in the beginning of 2015, I decided ‘Why not?!’ I had just began reading things that other design bloggers wrote, most of which are design lovers and not necessarily in this industry. So it dawned on me that maybe it’s time to also…

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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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TRAVEL

London's Big Ben and parliament house with the crossing bridge. Image taken from the south bank.

10 Fun Things About London as a Student

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WELLNESS

Velvet while walking inside the woods.

Commitment to Wellness

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