Let’s be honest. Sometimes home remodels don’t turn out quite as we expected.
Maybe you planned everything perfectly. You stayed within your budget. You have all you need and it is so easy to clean now when everything’s new. You have a specific place for everything you own, and the clutter is gone. Your apartment even looks exactly like the ones in photographs that inspired you.
And yet, something’s off.
Is it styling? Of course, you don’t have all the stylish decor, but they just placed it there for a photo shoot, didn’t they? Plus, interior design is not about the stuff in the space, but about space itself, right?
So what went wrong?
Here’s what we think: even though you like the interiors that inspired you, they are not for you! Continue reading “The biggest home interior mistake everyone makes and how to avoid it”
If you are a HUGE fan of ferm LIVING like we are, you probably follow them daily and know everything new they launch the second they launch it. We can relate. We follow them via e-mail, on Facebook, and on Instagram, and on Twitter and on Pinterest and… is there any other way to follow them?
But if you’re that one in a million person that (unfortunately) haven’t seen their work, please, take a seat and read/scroll through this post, cause today we will show you our favorites from their new AW collection – THE HOME. Continue reading “Amazing new Ferm living collection – THE HOME – for Autumn/Winter 2017”
You all know we are big fans of plants of all kind. We love them in amazing pots, wired and wooden plant stands, growing in a home garden and of course hanging from the ceiling.
A few months ago we showed you how to make a Macrame Plant Hanger and now, thanks to ProFlowers, we have a chance to show you how to make a Kokedama string garden.
Remember what we said the last time? Even if you’re not planning to remodel your apartment at this moment, maybe your plants can get a new place to stay.
This DIY is really easy, and not at all time-consuming, so let’s get down to business. Here’s the ProFlowers‘s Complete Guide to Making a Kokedama String Garden:
Kokedama is a Japanese gardening method where a plant’s roots are wrapped in moss, bound by string and suspended. The name comes from the Japanese koke, meaning “moss” and dama meaning “ball”. Although this art form is centuries old, it now takes on a more modern and minimalist form. Continue reading “DIY Kokedama string garden”
Interiors are like meals. All we need are food and shelter, right?
Yes. You could live in a home that feels like whatever, just as much as you could live out of microwave heated TV dinners that taste like whatever. The question is: do you want to?
You see, somehow, something as ordinary as a meal can also be as extraordinary as a meal. With a little more time, passion, quality materials and the right technic.
And we honestly believe the same principle works for interiors. Continue reading “9 things chefs can teach us about interior design”
“But how do you start?”
This simple question got us thinking. It wasn’t about how to design something specific, it wasn’t even about how to design an apartment as a whole, it was about how to start designing an apartment as a whole. It was about the small slice of time where the design begins.
As we were remembering all of our projects, the answer cleared up. We start with a client’s wish that seems like something that can’t be done. Sometimes because the space is too small, sometimes because building structure is not flexible enough (with only load-bearing walls and nothing to tear down), sometimes because the client wants two contradictory things.
The “impossible wish” is a priority because it is also the reason clients contact us in the first place. Without it, most of them would probably do the remodel by themselves.
That approach is based on our honest belief design solves problems.
And design does solve problems. Continue reading “Malte Wittenberg and Studio BLB redesigned 19th-century apartment into an art space with both private and public use”