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Velvet’s Guide for a Stylish Easter Tablescape

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Spring is here and Easter weekend is literally just around the corner. It is a chance to pause, connect, and…

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Found: 12 Portable Table Lamps to Elevate Your Space

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Creating a space you love has a lot to do with the details. It is details like a favorite artwork,…

A super contemporary all white outdoor space with planters standing out and softening the rugged look of the contrast between the white manmade structure and the textured rock wall. Image: MyFace.

Stylish Planters to House Your Plants

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One of the most restorative and mindful things you can do is gardening. You don’t have to know much about…

Just love this sitting room setup with muted earth colors, curvy green armchairs, round brown veined marble coffee table and soft beige sofa. Image: Soho House.

On My Radar : Musings From the Web

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The Danish design company, HAY, has launched its newly SS22 collection, made of products in bold, vivacious colors and spirit,…

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Tips for the Making of a Happy Home

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According to SIRC, (Social Issues Research Centre – an independent, non-profit organisation), “the happiness of a home is independent of…

Texture overload. A dreamy off white contemporary sitting room with a brassy floor lamp, an off white sofa in boucle and a curvy armless chair also in creamy boucle. The Eichholtz Bond Chair. Image: Sweetpea & Willow.

Texture Trend Alert

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Texture is a huge interior design trend for 2022 and one of my favorite design elements. The flat finish drywall…

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Dopamine Dressing Trend Alert

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‘Dress for the life you want, be happy and feel excited about the future to come’ makes up the mindset…

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Coffee Tables to Swoon Over

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Restrain yourself from buying the first coffee table you see in a showroom shop. Hunt for that perfect piece that…

A stylish bright sitting room with windows from floor to ceiling and really long curtains pulled to the one side. Image: Luxdeco.

Choosing Window Treatments

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Long gone are the days of windows dressed in plain and dull curtains. Smart window dressing is the name of…

A model building of the Farnsworth House designed by Mies Van Der Rohe and completed in 1951. Image: Chisel and Mouse.

How Good Design Affects Our Wellness

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To live well, to be well, to have a chance in happiness, we all need to invest in good design.…

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Garden Trends 2022

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Overnight, outdoor space became the new hot destination of the year. It is now on top of the home improvement…

This lifestyle image of a contemporary minimal sitting room with a green sofa, a green Ribbon Rug, and large windows resembles all of the interior design trends 2022. Image:

Interior Design Trends 2022

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There’s been a lot of talk lately about the interior trends of 2022; what’s in, what’s out, what’s to come.…

The Neues Rathaus in Munich during the daytime.

Munich :: The Highlights

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Last October Elisabeth, my sister, popped again to Munich, the capital of Bavaria, for a long weekend; it’s probably the…

A stylish living and dining room overlooking at the garden views of Jardin de Luxembourg, in Paris. Image: Boca do Lobo.

A Chic Parisian Apartment With an Artistic Flair

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It is so easy to fall in love with a city like Paris, let alone a chic apartment like this,…

Best of two worlds: A contemporary living room in the foreground and a open plan kitchen in the foreground. Image: Sofology.

7 Tips on Styling Kitchen Open Shelves

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Kitchen open shelves, dramatic marble backsplash and an open living space concept in full design bloom. Via Sofology. Contemplating kitchen…

A pile of Velvet's Christmas Sugar Cookies, holly berries in the background and a red cup of hot chocolate next to the platter.

Velvet’s Christmas Sugar Cookies

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Makes 45-48 servings of sugar cookies Ingredients 200g (or 1 cup) of butter (or margarine), softened1 ½ cups of white…

A stylish off white sitting room with a beautiful Christmas tree and wreath. Image: H&M Home.

The Stylish Holiday Decorations and Gifts Edition

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Hands up if you are running late with your Christmas shopping. Unbelievable as it may be, the holidays are in…

The stunning velvet - Athena - armchair by Koket in Pantone's Very Peri color.

Pantone Color of the Year 2022: ‘Veri Peri’

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Veri Peri is a made-up name for a made-up Pantone color. It’s the first time ever that the Pantone institute…

A dining space with an organic vibe, all in beige colors with a garden view after sunset hour, featuring the Tanit S/61 suspension light. Via: Nedgis.

My Top 5 Benjamin Moore Beige Paints

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Just the other day, I stumbled upon a hardcover book by Carlos Mota: Beige Is Not a Color. The title…

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…

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Mykonos Dreamin’

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It was in late May 1993, when I first explored the island of Mykonos; an island somewhere between Tinos, Syros,…

The Fora S suspension light by designers Alex Fernández Camps and Gonzalo Milà over a dining space flooded with plenty of natural light. Via Nedgis.

On My Radar: 4 Home Soothing Finds

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Seeking ways to home soothing has always been on top of my priorities list. That includes perusing the net for…

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…

A beautiful and stylish outdoor setup for a dinner party. Via OZ Design Furniture.

The Intimate Dinner Party

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Are you planning to throw a dinner party or attend one? Perfect. Dinner parties are about to return – one…

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OK we’re halfway through this week already and I just realized that I haven’t posted anything design related for over a week. So, without further delay let me share with…

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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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5 Reasons Why Microcement is Designer’s Matter Envy

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Hello there! It’s been a little while since I’ve posted anything concerning design for I was away on summer vacation. Yeehh! Promise, I’ll be posting my impressions, review, and tips…

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Bohemian Decor :: The “It” Decor For Eclectic Decorating Fusions

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Ok, so you’re into minimalism. Thumbs up! And you love the modern era with all its iconic sleek, airy furniture. Swell! But you’re also into art gallery walls, because life…

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