While searching for amazingly designed colorful apartments (and you wouldn’t believe how many of them are out there) we started to wonder: is monochrome trend really just a line of least resistance? Almost a foolproof method for good apartment design?
It may be so, but we believe that before monochrome became a thing – and we’re not talking about all black and white, we’re talking about white and warm shades of grey combined with natural finish materials – everyone was going nuts painting their walls peach*, that such drastic move needed to be done.
*You see, we try to be objective in our posts, which isn’t really a problem (nor true for that matter), because we only write about interiors we adore, but we have to say we hate peach – love the fruit hate the color. Continue reading “Colors in an interior – part II”
We LOVE chocolate so, of course, we love all kinds of chocolate cakes and cookies. After our favorite brownie recipe, we decided to share with you one of our all-time Christmas favorite – chocolate crinkles.
It is the week before Christmas and we bet most of you are spending all your spare time in the kitchen baking. If these cookies are not already on your list we suggest putting them in. 🙂 Continue reading “Chocolate crinkles”
Our college professor once told: ”I suggested my client to paint her walls gray. She said purple was her favorite color. So I suggested her to buy a purple scarf.”
One of the most common comments we receive when we say “I’m an architect.” is something like: “Oh, I would really love if you’d tell me how to paint my walls, I’m terrible at choosing colors!” Well, it is hard to choose a right color for your interior since there is no such thing as the right color.
Colors are something that should be on your mind from the beginning of the design process. Every material and piece of furniture should be chosen in relation to those colors. Simply put, the color of the walls (or floors) is not the same thing as curtains or carpets, it’s not an accessory. Color has almost the same role as interior lighting – it even affects interior lighting. Continue reading “Colors in an interior”
So, today we’re not going to make you spend more money on cute gifts or spend your well deserved free time on DIY cards. Relax, make some hot chocolate, get cozy and let your printer do all the work.
It’s nearly mid-December and we think this is the best time to start preparing for the next year. For us, the most important New Year’s resolution is to be more organized. As architects, we have that area covered, but as bloggers – not so much. So, instead of doing work, we did something to help us plan to do the work. That’s productive, right? Continue reading “2017 free printable calendar”
To understand the basic psychology behind interior lighting design, think about daylight. A cloudy, gray day causes people to feel listless; people feel more energetic and positive on a sunny day. That difference between dreary and bright is the quality of light. If you simply introduce general illumination into a room to permit vision, you created a cloudy day.
That may sound bad, but the truth is this: identifying the activity that will occur in a space is the first step in lighting design process. If you’re designing space for work or learning, home office or any space for some kind of complex task, the environment should be simple. If you think about it, it is easier to work on a cloudy day because there is much less distraction. Continue reading “About interior lighting”
If you are a fan of DIY and you LOVE Christmas time as much as we do, this is a perfect post for you. Today we will show you how to easily make a pop-up card. You might think: “Why on earth would I make a pop-up card when I can buy any card I want?” Well, we can’t argue that, but we can promise that you will be remembered as the queen/king of Christmas cards. Isn’t that what Christmas is all about? Continue reading “DIY Christmas pop-up cards”
Raise your hand if you don’t have and don’t need a work space in your home… That’s what we thought so, only a few of you raised it. We feel like today it’s almost impossible not to have a workspace in your home. Most of us go straight to our computer right after we take our shoes off when entering the apartment – whether it’s to search for some holiday inspiration and check your social media or hop on to some ‘off work’ work. For us, it’s the last one most of the time.
Whether you’re in the first group or in the second one you’ll have to agree with us it’s important to have a good, organized and clutter-free workspace. Continue reading “Tips and tricks for a beautiful home workspace”