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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,…

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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…

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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.…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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View of a beautifully styled table setting for Christmas.

A Dreamy Christmas Table Setting

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Once again this year, Elisabeth set up a Christmas table…

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The Ike suspension lamp complimenting those neo-mint velvet armchairs with a blueberry toned accent wall in the background. WOW! Image by DelightFULL.

Interior Trends 2020 and Beyond

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Sustainability, mindfulness and inclusivity are the top three words that…

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Sailing away from the port of Piraeus.

Weekend Links 12.13

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True story. Last October, George (my husband) and I, went…

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A woman's mouth wearing a pink lipstick seen through a pink paper peephole. The text reads "top skincare mistakes."

4 Skincare Mistakes I Wish I Knew Earlier

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So many times I have thought to myself: if only…

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The Hay Uchiwa Lounge Chair and foot stool standing in front of a built-in bookcase with the Hay PC table lamp creating a cozy vignette. Image via Nest.co.uk.

12+ Stylish Table Lamps to Upgrade Your Space

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It just so happens, that a stylish table lamp is…

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A living room vignette with a background Oxford Blue and Athenian Black chalk blue paints in the background and a striped white chaise long with rusty red decorative pillows in the foreground. Image via Annie Sloan.

Pantone Color of the Year 2020 :: Classic Blue

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At last, my favorite color is on the spotlight thanks…

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An egg sandwich in the background and the words nutrition coaching standing out on an overlay.

Looking Into Nutrition Coaching With Kelina Fili

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As a mother of two in my early forties, I…

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Three women in winter outfits featuring a leopard coat and two teddy coats. Image via M&Co.

Most Elegant Winter Coats 2019

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About ten days ago I had to run an errand.…

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