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The Hay Uchiwa Lounge Chair and foot stool standing in front of a built-in bookcase with the Hay PC table lamp creating a cozy vignette. Image via Nest.co.uk.

12+ Stylish Table Lamps to Upgrade Your Space

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It just so happens, that a stylish table lamp is one of the few decor elements that will literally light up your world. In this fast pacing world, styles come and go. However, you can always count on good lighting,…

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A living room vignette with a background Oxford Blue and Athenian Black chalk blue paints in the background and a striped white chaise long with rusty red decorative pillows in the foreground. Image via Annie Sloan.

Pantone Color of the Year 2020 :: Classic Blue

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At last, my favorite color is on the spotlight thanks to Pantone who announced Classic Blue 19-4052 as the color of the year 2020… I’m in a state of bliss. Seriously! I’ve waiting for this day for some time now.…

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Looking Into Nutrition Coaching With Kelina Fili

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As a mother of two in my early forties, I always get somewhat excited about any healthy discoveries that may help live the best, healthiest lives ever. So when I first heard about nutrition coaching I decided to look into…

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A beautiful vignette with a red velvet armchair, a wooden side table. Lovely! Image by Soho House.

DESIGN

Style vs Trends

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At the dawn of 2019, a year before a new decade begins, I’d like to take a moment for reflection on style vs trends when it comes to design. Why…

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The Normann Copenhagen Eddy table lamp on a mustard colored velvet pouf amongst other furniture including a blush pink two seater sofa. The surrounding walls appear to be made of two different kinds of marble. Image by Nest.co.uk.

Interior Trends 2019

An overview of home interior trends for 2019, the ones that we’re seeing, the ones that will see more of and a few we might see sometime in the future.

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.

The Hay Uchiwa Lounge Chair and foot stool standing in front of a built-in bookcase with the Hay PC table lamp creating a cozy vignette. Image via Nest.co.uk.

12+ Stylish Table Lamps to Upgrade Your Space

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It just so happens, that a stylish table lamp is one of the few decor elements that will literally light up your world. In this fast pacing world, styles come and go. However, you can always count on good lighting, area rugs and precious artwork to save the day and enhance your aesthetic sensibility. As such, let’s delve into a…

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A living room vignette with a background Oxford Blue and Athenian Black chalk blue paints in the background and a striped white chaise long with rusty red decorative pillows in the foreground. Image via Annie Sloan.

Pantone Color of the Year 2020 :: Classic Blue

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At last, my favorite color is on the spotlight thanks to Pantone who announced Classic…

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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

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Think this for a moment: YOU are only four steps away from creating the perfect…

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Fluid Forces is the Elle Decoration installation during the 2019 Dutch Design Week. Here's one of the three spaces.

Highlights of the 2019 Dutch Design Week

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It’s a wrap! The dust has settled down and it’s time to delve into 8…

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WELLNESS

Looking Into Nutrition Coaching With Kelina Fili

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As a mother of two in my early forties, I always get somewhat excited about any healthy discoveries that may help live the best, healthiest lives ever. So when I first heard about nutrition coaching I decided to look into it. Next, I met a dietician-nutritionist and nutrition coach, Kelina Fili and interviewed her so…

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STYLE

Three women in winter outfits featuring a leopard coat and two teddy coats. Image via M&Co.

Most Elegant Winter Coats 2019

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About ten days ago I had to run an errand. So I put on my black coat and off I went. However, the sun was shining bright and the temperature kept rising and I soon…

STYLE

A dark blue velvet jumpsuit ideal for a night out! Image via Pure Collection.

Holiday Season Outfits 19/20

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While in London two weeks ago, one of the things I enjoyed doing was window shopping. Now, I get the perks of e-shopping, but in my book it’s still best to go outdoors and look…

A beautifully styled Christmas tree with blush pink baubles. Image via John Lewis.

Christmas Tree Decoration Ideas for 2019-2020

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The latest collection of Christmas Tree decoration ideas. 10 ideas to fire up your imagination this coming holiday season.

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Velvet at the 2019 Amara Interior Blog Awards

The 2019 Amara Interior Blog Awards

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It’s been just over a year, since my last visit to London to attend the Amara Interior Blog Awards in…

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Growing Up :: Leaving My Hometown

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Leaving my hometown to study abroad was one of the best decisions of my life. Sure, it was a challenge,…

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Elisabeth and Ifiyenia doing an exercise outdoors using a resistance band aiming for the lower body.

Resistance Band At Home Workout | Lower Body

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After a few months, I came upon the realization that I haven’t posted the second part to a workout. (Sorry)!…

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Marble Decor Ideas For a Luxe Look

Marble Decor Ideas For a Luxe Look

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Marble is one of the most prized interior materials. It is also one of the most expensive too. Still, its…

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A sketch of a woman in a strapless blue green outfit.

The Bad Outfit

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There are days when you wake up in the morning feeling like you will rule the day. You know exactly…

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a note from Velvet!

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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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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STYLE

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6 Key Elements Parisian Women Can Teach Us

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