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A swimming pool with three sunbeds on one end and a chevron pattern tiled flooring.

How to Match Patterns and Get it Right

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I know you have a story to tell: your handwriting, your favorite color(s) and the pattern prints you choose are all giving you away – like reading a diary, because…

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A white minimal living space with touches of organic hues to make it feel warm and cozy.

My Top 5 Benjamin Moore White Paints

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White is a very special color with a huge fan club no matter what interior trends dictate. It is considered a neutral color by most and therefore, it comes to…

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A large mirror standing behind a grey sofa next to two black frames. The setting is contemporary yet with lots of interesting juxtapositions. Image by Harvey Norman.

How to Choose the Perfect Mirror

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Since writing a whole lot of things about bathroom mirrors the other day in my post about the top 6 bathroom design mistakes, I thought I do a little more…

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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

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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…

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Partial view of a twin bedroom from a renovation project.

A Renovation Project in the Making

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Today, I decided to share with you for the first time a design project that I was working on for the past four weeks. There’s one, no make that two…

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Velvet looking through the basket section of an IKEA showroom.

10 Designer Approved IKEA Products

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After 20+ years in this industry, there’s one thing I know with certainty. There’s only one real thing that separates good design from bad and that is editing. That’s right…

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View of a living space from a stand at iSaloni 2019 in Milan.

Salone del Mobile :: Highlights & Impressions

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All good things must come to an end. And so this Salone del Mobile 2019 is finally over. This was my first time attendance and therefore, this post is dedicated…

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A stunning contemporary kitchen mainly because of the patterned diamond looking tile that changes colors right after the kitchen island and looks more neutral, more muted. Image: WOW Design.

Ceramic vs Porcelain Tiles

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The possibilities of a tile installation are limited only by our very own imagination. Image: WOW Design Let’s just assume for a minute that you’re looking for new tiles for…

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A gorgeous entryway with white and black marble checker flooring and a stunning golden chandelier. Image by DelightFULL.

A Touch of Black in Interiors

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When everyone seems to be heading in one direction, I find myself going in another just to broaden my horizons. I think of it as a great exercise for keeping…

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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.

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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