New from Ikea – August News and Sammanhang collection

New from Ikea – August News and Sammanhang collection

You’ll hate us for saying this, but… summer’s almost over. Yup, so sad… We know that because Ikea has two new collections in August.

Our summer was pretty busy this year and to tell you the truth we’re not big fans of a ‘you don’t have a proper summer vacation’ summers. But sometimes life’s just not fair.
And since we’re running out of ideas (and free friends) on how to spend our afternoons and evenings having a perfect summer in the city last week we decided to go to Ikea. Tina is still furnishing her new apartment, so why not? It’s not like we’ll buy something we don’t need. 🙂

We’ve already scrolled through the new catalogues and it was time to go see all of it in person.

So, have you seen what Ikea prepared for this August? We’re in love! We spotted few must-have items – especially if you’re an organizational freak! And you know we are, or at least we try our best to be…

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Three rooms for fitted furniture

Three rooms for fitted furniture

Designing a home to the last detail is a tricky decision – regardless of whether you’re designing your own home or home for a client.

Although we love to see all the amazingly designed apartments (some of which we featured here), we are fully aware of the fact that the amount of money and period of time invested in those homes, most of us can’t afford.

Even though it would be nice to have perfectly designed shelves or an entire wall covered with fitted closet which is a breeze to organize, the truth is – those types of units probably wouldn’t have a significant impact to the quality of your everyday life.

If you follow us for a while now, you might have noticed we think of home renovation as a tool for improving everyday life. And it is possible to do that with fitted furniture, you just have to choose wisely where to invest. Continue reading “Three rooms for fitted furniture”

Why we love terrazzo

Why we love terrazzo

We guess you’re somewhat familiar with terrazzo, but would you consider terrazzo flooring in your home?

Because terrazzo is back. It has been back for quite some time. And we’re not gonna lie to you – it’s getting pretty frustrating suggesting this amazing material (blend of materials, to be precise) to our clients, only to see them shake their heads with disagreement.

Just give it a chance! Continue reading “Why we love terrazzo”

New Ikea collections for our March favourites

New Ikea collections for our March favourites

We’re not sure about your level of excitement right now, but ours is pretty high.

Have you seen what Ikea prepared for this April? We’re mesmerized!

And how could we not love Ikea designs? Something for everybody – that’s their motto! As we were scrolling through the new catalogues (we spent almost the whole March scrolling around), we spotted few must-have items – not because they are so hip and trendy, but because they are designed as something we wished we owned ten years ago and will want to own ten years from now!

We’ll show you our favourites and introduce you to those collections, and we hope you’ll also find something for your must-have list. One of those is limited edition collection, that means they are here today but might be gone tomorrow so be quick and smart. Enjoy! Continue reading “New Ikea collections for our March favourites”

How to start a capsule interior

How to start a capsule interior

“But shouldn’t we choose furniture that will increase in value over time?” asked Maks (you don’t know Maks yet) the other day.

And he got us thinking.

The reality is: we can’t really commit to one “style” and we want to be able to redo our entire home when we get bored with it, without breaking the bank.

That’s just the way things work these days. Or at least they used to work.

Are you familiar with the term “capsule wardrobe”? Even though it tends to get pretty extreme, it’s actually a pretty cool concept.

The same logic could be applied to furniture and small decorative pieces. Instead of dozens of temporary designs, how about we start to work on, basically, a capsule interior? Continue reading “How to start a capsule interior”

Why we think you shouldn’t settle for subtle grouts

Why we think you shouldn’t settle for subtle grouts

Have you ever avoided to try certain dish just because you thought you won’t like it? Or to wear a certain outfit just because you believed you’re not slim/tall/tan enough to pull it off? And then someone talked you into it, and you were surprised how wonderful it tasted/fitted?

I probably wouldn’t have tried chicken curry if my sister hadn’t insisted. Nor would I have bought a golden skirt. But that’s another story.

The point is, designers and architects are a lot like my sister. They are pretty bold decision makers. They want to take an interior (or family weeknight dinner) to the next level.

And maybe you won’t like some of them. Maybe you’ll believe them to be over-designed, or too minimalist. And that’s ok.  Because even though we strongly believe there’s an objective way to observe an interior and see if the design is good or not, the fact is, our emotions and our taste affect the way we see things.

Yet, even though we maybe don’t like the style of an apartment, it is so important to really study its details. There’s always something to learn from professional architects, just trust us on this one.

Remember that time we learned how to place a washing machine in the dead corner of the L-shaped kitchen? We would miss that ingenious solution if we had focused on the fact we don’t really like OSB in interiors. Okay, we loved it from the very beginning, but you see what we mean.

Here’s the thing. We love to experiment, and we love to see projects of architects who experiment. Who use a lot of textures and materials and manage to combine the impossible. And this usually goes for bathrooms and kitchens, probably because there’s a lot of details to experiment with. Continue reading “Why we think you shouldn’t settle for subtle grouts”