Fun Reading 02.02

Fun Reading 02.02

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Happy February! They say that this is is the month of love. I say that the worse of winter weather is almost over here in Greece!! I can actually tell that the daytime light is longer. Before we know it, it will be spring again. Don’t you just love how the seasons come and go, transforming nature endlessly? The mountain tops might be snowy, but it always feel great to be swamped in work and have a vision of nature and the great outdoors to daydream about. It helps me get on with my daily chores. It also helps to make some time to do some casual reading. Therefore, I’ve collected new links from the web with house tours and a make-over to help you unwind. Take a five minute break and look through them…

A cup of coffee with a good book by a comfortable reading nook with pillows and flowers is always a good idea.

Image by Juja Han on Unsplash

My first link is a house tour, a mid-century shaker. You’ll see lots of accent mid-century chairs and a fresh simplistic styling approach of a house that has a distinct upbeat 60’s vibe. It’s very minimal, but not in a Scandi-way (all white & grey). It’s got color and you know how I love my colors (except the orange hue range).

Next, have a look at a very different home – a gorgeous, colorful Georgian home in Edinburgh! I fell completely and utterly in love with it. PLEASE take a look at this house with its high ceilings, moldings, hardwood floors, and amazing decoration scheme that is well balanced and cozy. It is rich in colors, textures, patterns – you name it!

Let’s cross the Atlantic and head to a Brooklyn home that becomes a dream come true for a lovely couple. This couple also loves old, vintage rugs, that give a lot of character in this one bedroom flat, and bold colors. So naturally, I loved it and wanted to share it with you!

And since we’re on the East Cost, let’s head south for a make-over of a Miami penthouse before and after. I don’t know how you feel about looking at before and after pictures. In my work as a designer, I have plenty of before pictures, drawings, 3Ds, intermediate stages (it helps me to remember the exact positions of installations in the years to come after the renovations) and unfortunately only a few after pictures. I kind of kick myself in the butt for this, but then again I have to respect my clients request for privacy and non-disclosure. The point I’m trying to make though, is that I truly enjoy seeing before and after pictures, because it always gives the same rush of fulfillment I get when a project is completed. See for yourself and let me know.

Finally, I’ll close off with some imagery of home offices that basically don’t look so “office-like.” They kind of remind me of my own little home office, in the corner of my living room. 🙂

Have a good one,