View of an open space apartment in Rio with a small sitting area, a bedroom, a dining area and a kitchenette hidden ingeniously behind wooden slats. The Antas Garden project was designed by Empatias studio.

Inside a Sophisticated Open Space Apartment in Porto

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Travelling is surely one of the things many of us miss greatly due to the pandemic. Consequently, my travel wish-list keeps getting longer. Yours probably too. Anyway, as of lately, I have included Portugal among many other countries. So when a press release of a sophisticated open space apartment in Porto, Portugal landed in my…

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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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. So a good…

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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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