Does this sound familiar? You carefully chose every piece of furniture, you perfectly combined materials and colours, you brought in just enough decorations and styled them like a pro. You completely transformed your bathroom and moved the kitchen fixtures to the opposite side of the room. You remodelled your home.
And luminaires? Well, you left them where they were. It’s not simple nor cheap to change the position of light fixtures.
We agree, it’s not. But interior lighting is such an important part of home design, it should never be overlooked. How to design interior lighting? We’re glad you asked!
We love Christmas as much as we love the home interior design. Okay, maybe we love Christmas a little bit more, but it would be weird to start a Christmas blog and post Christmas related posts all year long. Or would it?
Well anyhow, we think about Christmas decorating the same way we think about our other projects. We like to choose timeless over trendy (which is a great way to avoid buying new ornaments every year), we like to work with natural materials and neutral colours, and we like to keep things simple.
Cold winter weather – at least here where we live. Foggy days and long nights. Blankets and socks. Sparkling lights. Peace. Laughter. Mulled wine.
To bring the magic of Christmas into your home means to enhance the ambience already set outside, and to enable the feel-good activities. Continue reading “How to bring the magic of Christmas into your home”
Yes, we know.
If you work in the same room you sleep in, you won’t get enough quality sleep. Or, if you sleep in the same room you work in, you’ll have a hard time focusing on the tasks – your brain will be in the “relax mode”. Because that’s how our brains work.
But… is it?
For some people, yes. However, after years of living in homes with a workspace-bedroom combo here’s what we learned:
- Work – not the workspace – is the reason we don’t get enough sleep.
- We can procrastinate everywhere – not just near the bed.
We also learned there’s almost no such thing as a big-enough apartment. And that’s why we’d like you to reconsider the workspace-in-the-bedroom option.
Continue reading “3 reasons to organize a workspace in a bedroom”
If there’s one thing we like, it’s the creative reinterpretation of traditional elements. Finding a new way to use something we’re all familiar with is as useful in architecture as it is in floral arranging and cooking.
Advent wreath was always one of our favourite Christmas traditions. Counting down weeks until Christmas is an exciting time for kids, but creating (or picking) a new wreath each year was always an exciting time for us. Because we fully decorate our homes a week before Christmas, the Advent wreath is like a little sneak peek at Christmas styling.
For years, we only used them as table centrepieces. This year, we used them to create little Christmas nooks, perfect for styling a console table in the entryway or a sideboard in the living room.
Continue reading “Styling with Advent wreath”
We are so excited to show you the last project from one-of-our-favourites RÄS studio, apartment la Diana.
If you follow our blog for a while, you might’ve seen their amazing design in la Dominique and la Carme apartments. We almost believe it’s possible to tell how great an architectural studio is, simply by the way they name their projects.
La Diana is (now) a two-story apartment, and the challenge for the architects was to link visually and functionally two independent entities: a commercial space on the ground floor and an apartment on the first floor. Continue reading “Räs studio transforms the former commercial space into a modern apartment in the heart of Barcelona”
Secret Santa is a Christmas tradition in my office. A budget for a gift is limited to 30-40hrk (which equals 6$ or 5€). Two years ago, I got an extendable fork with the note „May the fork be with you“ from my Secret Santa.
You see, I love good food and I love Star Wars, so this was the perfect gift if you ask me. 🙂
When it comes to gift giving – it’s a thought that counts.
We really believe that. That’s why we don’t like to give thoughtless gifts. And no one likes to receive a thoughtless gift.
As a Secret Santa, you have the opportunity to give an amazing gift without anyone knowing it’s from you – and you have the opportunity to give a crappy gift without anyone knowing it’s from you. Well, at least during the Christmas time, we’re all about spreading joy.
We created a go-to list of gift ideas we think work every time. Their secret is in simplicity and adaptability. And also in the fact, you don’t have to break the bank to show someone you thought about them. We actually think they are great gifts to give to anyone, but they probably work the best when given to someone who doesn’t expect much.
*If you have any ideas what to give to someone with high expectations, please share in the comments section. We’re starting to feel anxious, and it’s not even December yet. Continue reading “How to be the best Secret Santa”
Are you picky? Do you have a long wishlist of things you’ll probably never buy because you’re not sure if they’re good enough? Or are you an impulse buyer?
Either way, if you’re currently trying to figure out how to easily upgrade your home, this post is for you.
At the moment, we are remodelling one living room, and we created numerous collections of furniture for our client. We tend to spend quite a lot of time choosing the perfect piece, so we thought – maybe you’d enjoy a sneak peek?
So, this is not our usual ‘Things we love‘ type of post because, let’s be real, not many people can afford the things we love. It’s a collection of beautiful, budget-friendly side tables, chosen from two of our favourite (web)shops (IKEA and ZARA HOME) – literally a click away from your living room. Or bedroom. Or entryway. Continue reading “Trendy side tables that are just one click away from your home”