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A living room with an exposed brick accent wall, Scandi design furniture in soft muted pastel colors that exude a Mediterranean aesthetic. Via Nest.co.uk.

The Interior Design Trends 2021 After the Pandemic

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Interior trends after the pandemic? Really? Sometimes, it’s hard to make it through the day while being in a lockdown!…

A flatlay of two items wrapped in the Furoshiki fabric gift wrap. Via Wrappuccino.

The Last Minute Sustainable Gift List

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Gift lists are not really my thing. Yet, once I began looking for sustainable gifts for my loved ones, I…

A hyggelig Christmas table setting made by Elisabeth Karatzas for Te Esse.

A Hyggelig Christmas Table Setting

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‘Tis that time of year…And despite the odd circumstances due to the pandemic, during the holidays we will gather around…

A modern, eye catching wall light for a soft light that can be customised. Via Nedgis.com.

Ultimate Gray and Illuminating :: Pantone Colors of the Year 2021

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Last year, “Pantone played it safe and still missed the mark by picking Classic Blue as its colour of the year for…

A sensory object to relieve stress in children undergoing medical treatment is one of the most notable design innovations presented in DDW2020. Via: Aiki © Studio Uncoated, Graphic design Ieva Valule.

Dutch Design Week 2020 :: 7 Design Innovation Highlights

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During Dutch Design Week 2020, all virtual by the way, I stumbled upon several design innovations that struck a very…

An abstact form of plastic in various colors showing the hidden beauty of plastic. Image via Kunst S.

Dutch Design Week 2020 :: 5 Sustainable Product Highlights

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Just a few days ago, the Dutch Design Week 2020 themed as “the New Intimacy” came to a wrap. The…

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…

A rattan-wicker styled vignette featuring an armchair, a stool and a round coffee table. Via Amara. Find you style: tips for renters!

7 Game Changing Tips for Renters

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Decorating a rental may be a challenge, but you can definitely turn it to a beautiful and stylish haven that…

A warm minimal setting by a large window featuring two Mid-Century inspired chairs. Via Chaplins.

Mid-Century Inspired Armchairs to Transform Your Home

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If the Mid-century frenzy has gotten a hold of you too, then you need to read this. Why? Because not…

A woman outdoors in a grain field wearing a casual denim overalls outfit paired with white sneakers. Via Monsoon.

The Summer to AW20 Lookbook

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Fall is rolling in whether we like it or not. Schools have began and expenses are rising high, really fast…

The Light Soy lamp styled on a desk next to a white tea pot. Via Heliograf.

Heliograf Light Soy Lamp Wins Good Design Award

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AAustralian studio Heliograf took cue from a small, everyday object and literally made it “light” up. Heliograf’s Light Soy lamps…

A contemporary living space with large windows, a dark grey sofa, a low coffee table and walls in Dulux Brave Ground beige. Via Dulux.

Brave Ground Dulux Color of the Year 2021

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Admittedly, 2020 has proved to be a year of many unexpected challenges. Therefore, when the Dutch paint brand, Dulux, named…

An all navy blue room featuring on olive khaki velvet armchair, an area rug and two Bauhaus inspired art prints on the wall. Via Nest.co.uk.

Connecting the Dots From Bauhaus to Your Home

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Chances are that you may have heard/read that last year the Bauhaus design movement turned 100 years old. But are…

A super stylish living space with a dining space in the background and a statement chandelier from DelightFull. This project was done by AD Dal Pozzo and H&A Associati in NYC. Image: DelightFULL.

Top Design Crimes

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In all my years in the design industry as a professional, I have worked for clients from many walks of…

Partial view of the Iguazu falls in Argentina.

Trip to Argentina

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In July 2019, Eva and her 10 year old son Michael, set out for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Argentina; a…

A contemporary design hall with a table and chair from Karimoku. Image: Design Shanghai.

Circular Design :: A Window to Opportunity

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Humans have an amazing ability to innovate. This attribute is our window to opportunity for change, growth and ultimately happiness…

One of my home corners where I paint styled with some natural touches and a vague Scandi style.

Shopping My House

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Every spring I have a craze over cleaning and re-vamping my home. It helps me feel like I’m on top…

Bird eye view of an outdoor dining setup for Easter.

Easter Table Setting When in Lockdown

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Easter is literally just around the corner and I thought I should share with you my Easter table setting that…

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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…

A contemporary bathroom where teal reigns in the wainscotting and flooring. A brassy round mirror is paired nicely with two brassy sconces on each side of it. I like the wall mounted wooden tone vanity furniture that makes everything feel more airy. Image by El Corte Inglés Decoración.

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…

View of a room with a clothing rack in front of a window with white sheer curtain and a round tall concrete planter pot against a gray microcement wall

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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