A small, stylish living room with a single window door. Image: Elton Rocha for Culto.

The Blue Apartment Tour

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There is something so alluring about living in a small apartment – if it’s done right, like this one. Imagine all of the conveniences and comforts of modern living, in 42 sq.m. harnessing a unique nautical vibe… I’m talking about the Blue Apartment; a project with a witty, “out-of-the-box” interior design sensibility. Image: Elton Rocha…

An ombre designer rug in front of a grey sofa. In the background a stunning garden view through an enormous window from floor to ceiling. Image via Nest.co.uk.

Special Feature: Magic Rugs (Part I)

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Rugs are one of the three magic ingredients to any beautiful home! It makes no difference if your home has a classic, rustic, modern, country or contemporary styling. Rugs are…

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View of a vignette with a leather sofa, a glass side table and the IC T1 high table lamp designed by Michael Anastassiades on a glass coffee table. Image via Nest.co.uk.

2017’s Trends

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2017.  The new year has come along with our high expectations for new beginnings. This is a great time to ponder with appreciation at the beauty that surrounds us. It is…

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Home improvements Chapter 6: City gardens

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Green spaces are charismatic for they provide visual stimuli day to day and from season to season. They give joy — simple as that. However, not everyone has a big…

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A contemporary bedroom in a blue color palette featuring a gallery wall that includes typography prints. Image by Desenio.

Home Improvements Chapter 5 – Typography

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Typography in home decorating is one of many designer’s tools. Typography is a very special art. Whatever the message may be, subtle or bold, a proverb or a motto, typography…

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Loving the mix of green and mauve on the walls. A stylish living room with a purple accent wall and fireplace in mauve and bookcases on either side of it. Image by Dunelm.

Home Improvements Chapter 4 – Accents: Walls vs Ceilings

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After several months of lying in bed on my back, due to health reasons, believe me I had plenty of time to reflect on things. The road to recovery is…

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A grand looking building facade with a huge glass entrance and enormous planters with trees in them on either side of it

Home improvements: Chapter 3 – Entrance

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Wise people will tell you ‘never judge a cover by its book!’ However, a cover that makes an impact on someone is bound to attract attention and possibly one may…

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A soft minimal interior with an off white sectional sofa and armchair, the Lato side table with a table lamp atop and a large window casting lots of natural light. Image by Nest.

Home improvements: Chapter 2 – Lighting

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In any interior or exterior space, one of the most significant features is lighting. It either “makes” or “breaks” a space. It is also the single home improvement someone can…

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A white laptop on a table outdoors with two planters next to it.

Home improvements: Chapter 1 – Planters

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Adding greenery whether indoors or outdoors, is an excellent way to liven things up. But too many times, plain planters are simply too “plain” — pretty indifferent or even dull.…

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View of a vignette with a grey sofa, a black coffee table, and a large window in the background. Image via Sainsbury's Home.

Home improvements

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Summer is just around the corner. This is the season that we are all looking forward to – holidays, weekends away, traveling, swimming, cycling, hiking – basically anything one desires…

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