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Reflection on 2016

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Another year has come to an end. It was a year filled with hardships and problems yet, it was not…

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A Christmas Note

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In times of uncertainty, overall turmoil and distress, I find it comforting, soothing and healing to spent holidays with my…

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Colors of the Year 2017

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It is this time of the year again where companies announce their choice color for the coming year!  Benjamin Moore:…

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Home improvements Chapter 6: City gardens

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Green spaces are charismatic for they provide visual stimuli day to day and from season to season. They give joy…

A contemporary bedroom in a blue color palette featuring a gallery wall that includes typography prints. Image by Desenio.

Home Improvements Chapter 5 – Typography

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Typography in home decorating is one of many designer’s tools. Typography is a very special art. Whatever the message may…

Loving the mix of green and mauve on the walls. A stylish living room with a purple accent wall and fireplace in mauve and bookcases on either side of it. Image by Dunelm.

Home Improvements Chapter 4 – Accents: Walls vs Ceilings

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After several months of lying in bed on my back, due to health reasons, believe me I had plenty of…

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Home improvements: Chapter 3 – Entrance

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Wise people will tell you ‘never judge a cover by its book!’ However, a cover that makes an impact on…

A soft minimal interior with an off white sectional sofa and armchair, the Lato side table with a table lamp atop and a large window casting lots of natural light. Image by Nest.

Home improvements: Chapter 2 – Lighting

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In any interior or exterior space, one of the most significant features is lighting. It either “makes” or “breaks” a…

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Home improvements: Chapter 1 – Planters

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Adding greenery whether indoors or outdoors, is an excellent way to liven things up. But too many times, plain planters…

View of a vignette with a grey sofa, a black coffee table, and a large window in the background. Image via Sainsbury's Home.

Home improvements

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Summer is just around the corner. This is the season that we are all looking forward to – holidays, weekends…

View of the Acropolis and the quarter of Plaka in Athens. Image by Velvet.

3+1 Reasons to Visit Athens in Greece

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Athens, named after the goddess Athena is located in the region of Attica with an exceptional regional-climate (also known as…

A view across the village of Stemnitsa in the Pelloponese, Greece.

Journey – Stemnitsa – Traditional village in Greek countryside

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Last weekend, we visited the heart of the Peloponnese and in particular, a traditional village called Stemnitsa in the Arcadia…

View of the seaside village of Assos on the west coast of Kefalonia

5 Reasons to Make Kefalonia Your Next Travel Destination

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One of the places that are very dear to my heart is the isle of Kefalonia (or Cephalonia), the largest…

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Comfort Zones and Style

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Have you ever wondered what’s your style or what kind of power your image/style exudes on others? Who or what…

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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…

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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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