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A dark and moody earth toned living set with a brown cladding accent wall, two gorgeous leather armchairs and a round coffee table. Image: Martina Gemmola for Anaca Studio.

Decorating in Earth Tones

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Earth tones, deeply rooted in nature’s landscapes, have a soothing quality like no other. From my experience as a designer,…

The Jacob sofa. A beautiful blue velvet sofa with some edgy cures in a minimal contemporary setting. Image: Collector.

Decorating with Velvet

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Ok this is a bit funny, but I was named after a fabric – velvet. Yap! I’m quite certain that…

Midi navy blue polka dot dress with pleats paired with camel knee high boots. Image: SABA.

Top 5 Trends to Transition Your Wardrobe from Winter to Spring

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It’s about this time of year, that re-introducing color into our wardrobe is something to look forward to. Sure, we…

Two young women from India holding up a sign that reads 'I made your clothes.' Image: Secret Projects.

Secret Projects : Empowering Women in India

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A gloomy Tuesday afternoon it was, that I went through my email inbox when my eyes gleamed with joy and…

An overall view of a exhibition room at Stockholm's design week 2020, known as the Sculptor's Residence. Image: Italianbark.

The Sculptor’s Residence

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The Sculptor’s Residence, located in an apartment in central Stockholm, was a tribute to the ateliers of great artists. It…

A sexy grey check power suit will not fail you. Image: SABA

Three Styles of Women’s Power Suits

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Women’s power suits make an awesome alternative for your uniform wardrobe, especially now during this transitional season which is so…

Potted orchids in full bloom. Real or fake? My best orchid decor hack.

Best Orchid Decor Hack

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Happy new week y’all! Today, I want to share with you a little DIY decorating hack that I do at…

A bright and colorful contemporary living room with a distinct modern British flair. Designed by Zulufish. Image credit: Brabbu Design Forces.

The Anatomy of a Stylish Home : Decorating with Intention

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Truth be told, a stylish home is never an accidental or circumstantial outcome. Any stylish home that you may have…

A woman in a black one piece suit wearing golden hoop earrings and holding a straw bag over her head as she's walking by a pool. Image: Accessorize.

Latest Jewelry Trends to Try Now

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Take a good look at your wardrobe. If you think that it needs an update, then start with these latest…

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How to Take Better Pictures With a Smartphone

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Over the last few years, I have learned (unintentionally) to take better pictures with a smartphone for three reasons. The…

A white kitchen with minimal furnishing and a Mediterranean feel to it.

Insights From the IMM Cologne 2020

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If there’s a motto for this year’s imm Cologne 2020, then that would be better living. The first furniture fair…

A child's blue bedroom with a bookcase like a huge rectangular planter. Image: Einrichten-design.de

How to Get Your Child Interested in Reading

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One of the biggest challenges I have faced as a parent lately is to get my eldest child interested in…

A bright, perfectly styled dining vignette in a home with a Cycladic minimal vibe. Photo: Three Birds Renovations/Raja Homewares.

Friday Musings 01.17

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The weekend is almost here and looking forward to it. Any plans? Personally, I will rest as much as possible.…

A stylish Scandinavian chic bright bedroom with an eye-catching nightstand and beautiful linen bedding. Photo: Bambury.

Most Stylish Nightstand Ideas

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When it comes to pulling off a gorgeous bedroom design, then everything needs to be intentional. That of course includes…

Velvet, the author, by the wall of a Medieval fortress in Monemvasia. In the background, the castle town of Monemvasia and the Aegean Sea.

Monemvasia, a Greek Medieval Castle Town

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From afar, it looks like a rocky “iceberg” with some rugged cliffs. It is however, one of the most impressive…

Looking up from under the cubic building of the Arche de la Defense in Paris. Image by Velvet.

10 Must See Iconic Buildings

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One of the greatest joys in life is traveling and that’s why many of us have bucket lists with all…

A modern living room with a striking color palette against a white backdrop. Image: Covet House/Sergey Krasyuk.

This Luxury Apartment in Moscow Is a Color Feast

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After this long holiday break, I hope everyone is feeling refreshed and ready to embark on a new decade, starting…

A beautiful contemporary living space with large windows, a Mid-century inspired armchair, an off white sofa in front of a modern fireplace and lots of Christmas decor on the coffee table and Christmas tree. Image via H&M homestores.

The Holiday Edition Musings

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“When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people. As I grow older, I admire kind people.” These wise…

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The Normann Copenhagen Eddy table lamp on a mustard colored velvet pouf amongst other furniture including a blush pink two seater sofa. The surrounding walls appear to be made of two different kinds of marble. Image by Nest.co.uk.

Interior Trends 2019

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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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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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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…

A white sitting room with a bohemian flair to it because of the white hanging Moroccan lantern, the seagrass baskets in front of the white sofa, the blue patterned throw pillows, the plants and the peackock fan white armchair. Image by Monsoon.

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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