Since my nephew was two and a half years old, the whole family started to call the second bedroom “Matija’s room”. And he liked it straight away. He called it “my big room” – which is quite funny ’cause it’s literally the smallest room in their home.
Which affected the design process.
We all know how important it is to design small spaces to little details, making it as functional as possible. But to design something functional, yet interesting to a little boy, is extra challenging.
When designing a small space, Tina and I think that “one large, multifunctional piece of furniture” concept often works the best. And this being a bedroom, naturally led me to the idea of a multifunctional bed. Continue reading “Making of a perfect boy bed(room)”
We all know that glass is one of the most important materials in architecture today and it is no.1 material if you want your home to be bright and full of light. We always try to pick or design a window that has the largest possible glass surface (smallest possible window frame) because we love the feeling of bringing the outside in through that beautiful big window.
But what about glass in the interior, and how much do we know about glass? Where to use it and why or most importantly where not to use it?
Glass transmits, reflects and refracts light. In interiors is usually used as a divider, but it can also be used as a wall covering/backsplash and as a part of a furniture piece – like a tabletop.
Interior design and home decor does not always feel like the easiest field to dig into. However, it will always be of importance for as long as humankind moves around and keeps it the interest of beautiful surroundings. Research studies during the past decades have shown that general content and happiness can be correlated to how beautiful one person’s surrounding are perceived. We all know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder but that does not take away the fact that if you regard your surroundings and your home as beautiful, your mindset and overall content will increase and improve to the better! This is something that everyone would benefit from!
But the first problem remains, interior design and the project of decorating your home beautifully is not always the easiest task. Therefore, we have written a small guide for you to go through and hopefully fins some guiding and useful advice whenever you find yourself browsing through online furniture shops. Continue reading “Six important steps guide you when decorating your new home”
Remember when we wrote a post about what kids can teach us about interior design? Well, one of the things was Kids need to have their space in the apartment, just like grown-ups do.
We all invest in great furniture pieces for ourselves, but we often buy a pour quality furniture for our kids because we have this thought in the back of our mind that they’ll soon grow out of it. So why invest in something they’ll use just for a short period of time?
But our kids need to learn early on about good quality design and learn to take care of valuable things. And if those pieces will improve their learning and growth, even better!
Kids simply amaze us, they always surprise us, the way they see things around them, how their imagination works are astonishing.
And also how playful they are, they just can’t calm down!
Remember how hard it was to sit still in a school chair? Raise your hand if your teacher told you a billion times to stop rocking in your chair. Well, up until now no one really thought about why kids do that? Why they can’t simply sit still? And furniture for kids was always just a smaller version of a grownup furniture.
Remember when we wrote about the idea of a capsule interior? It all started because of a long living trend of capsule wardrobe which we love and actually trying to live by.
Well, we truly think that the same logic could be applied to interior and furniture design. Think about it… instead of dozens of temporary designs, how about you start to work on, basically, a capsule interior? That’s what architects and designers do.
When we’re about to start an interior project or to design a building, we always think of it as a timeless piece. We want our projects to be ‘trendy’ in a few decades, just like they are now. We want to see people enjoying our interiors the same way they enjoyed it the first time they stepped inside.
And the same goes for furniture.
That’s why we were absolutely stunned when we recently came across Outofbox – a new Croatian brand for interior design. Continue reading “Outofbox, into our home – can a good quality design also be affordable?”