A lovely reading nook with an outdoor garden view. The wall appears to be like Dulux Bright Skies - color of the year 2022. Image: Essential Home.

Dulux Color of the Year 2022 Bright Skies

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Another year has gone by and the paint brand Dulux revealed its color of the year 2022: Bright Skies™. It is an airy, fresh blue tone with a lean wink into gray; capturing this need so many of us feel for a fresh start. A reset. Via Dulux. Hues from the Greenhouse Palette by the…

A portrait of Marina Vernicos with her camera while in action.

Marina Vernicos :: The Sea Queen

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You know a great photographer when you see one! Each great photograph has the power to communicate the photographer’s essence without words. It sparks up emotions, thoughts and even haunts…

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Love that rusty colored dining chair in this elegant dining setup. Image by John Lewis.

New Color Crush That Matches Pink

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Two years ago pink captivated us in ways we couldn’t even imagine. It was to be found everywhere in home decor with pink velvet sofas and armchairs to accent walls,…

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How jungalicious is this? An off white sofa with tropical leaves print throw pillows and lots of lush, green foliage in the background. Image by DFS Furniture.

Urban Tropical Inspiration

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I think that this decade is most definitely characterized by an embrace for everything green. Lush, green foliage has found its way into our homes again. Yesss! And as the…

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A hanging rattan swing chair creates a great reading nook with a few tropical theme textiles - cocoon perfect! Image by House of Fraser.

Tips and Ideas for Spring Editing Your Home

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Have you started spring cleaning yet? I have, and it’s taken me a lot longer than I expected. Getting all the indoor/outdoor spaces ready for spring – summer seasons isn’t…

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A blue Fritz Hansen Egg chair in a concrete grey nook. Talk about design envy.

Blue Inspiration

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Growing up by the sea had a tremendous impact on me; watching the reflections upon calm waters or the turmoil of rough seas made me a passionate fan of the…

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An Easter outdoors table setting with two stuffed bunnies as decor.

Easter Decorating Inspiration

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Easter is almost here. For so many of you, Easter Sunday is only five days away. For Orthodox Christians like myself, it’s the weekend next. And I can’t wait for…

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What a great motif: succulents. This wallpaper is super. Image by MindtheGap

Fantastic Wallpaper Ideas

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If there was one thing I would love to see more of, in Greece, is wallpaper. And I’m not talking about any boring, granny looking wallpaper. Wallpapers nowadays are simply…

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A neutral off white interior gets more lively from a mustard yellow cushion on the off-white Bond sofa, while a nest of three tables with a table lamp and a lampshade in a burnt sienna hue fill in nicely the natural and neutral palette. Image by Furniture Village.

Mustard Yellow Color Design Crush

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This is funny! I never thought I would have to take mustard yellow, too seriously. But lately, I can’t continue ignoring people’s crush over it. To my dismay, I must…

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A superb photo by Patrick Kool of a woman in a long red dress dancing in a dark room. The quote under reads Take a chance and dance in the rain. Otherwise what's the point? cited from Velvet

Beautiful Quotes to Keep in Mind!

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One of my favorite Pinterest boards is all about typography, inspirational quotes and typefaces. It is totally fascinating reading quotes in various typefaces expressing in a visual way a general…

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Flatlay image of Velvet drinking tea and reading an interiors magazine.
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