5 reasons for Ikea shelving systems

5 reasons for Ikea shelving systems

There’s actually one main reason for Ikea shelving system: a worktop, any worktop, should be free.

And while there’s nothing wrong with decorating the kitchen, or a workspace, to create a space you enjoy spending time in, a cluttered surface leads only to frustration.

Bearing that in mind, here’s why we’re sure shelving systems could help: Continue reading “5 reasons for Ikea shelving systems”

New apartment: kitchen reveal

New apartment: kitchen reveal

With our kitchen finally being finished, I found myself in this space which feels like something different than what I’d usually do.

Let me elaborate.

First of all, maybe it’s because I don’t currently work as an architect, but my ten-year-long love for all-white interiors with a hint of raw concrete might have faded away.

Could it be? It used to be so strong…  Continue reading “New apartment: kitchen reveal”

Welcome to an inspiring kitchen and dining space of our favourite gastro blogger

Welcome to an inspiring kitchen and dining space of our favourite gastro blogger

Every so often we feature a room or an apartment designed by architects and interior designers. As much as we love to study concepts behind those designs and details in them, we miss seeing how those spaces look after the owners have lived there for some time. How do they look like on an average day, with decorations, and smaller pieces of furniture added after the owners moved in.

So we decided to make a new category. Real-life interiors – where we’re going to feature interiors we admire that aren’t necessarily created by professionals, but that look just as amazing. Interiors where we can see how the owners live and why they chose that (life)style.

Interiors that might teach us about interior design as well as life at home in general.

Our first guest in this category is amazing and talented Edita from blog Kuživancija. Continue reading “Welcome to an inspiring kitchen and dining space of our favourite gastro blogger”

4 designer details to make your shower stand out

4 designer details to make your shower stand out

Remember way back when we wrote about tiles? To tell you the truth, it is still our no. 1 post – the one which brought most of you to our blog.

And it’s not because we said something groundbreaking about them, but because we showed how beautiful and versatile they can be.

Among others, we showed wonderful tiles from Mercury Mosaics.

And now Mercedes from Mercury Mosaics asked us to write a guest post for our blog. The thing is, we would have asked her to be our guest writer because we truly admire their work, but we would never think she’d be willing to do it. Isn’t it funny?

So today, we are happy to share with you this post we loved so much. Because you’ll love it, too.

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Shower walls have become a canvas for some of the most stunning splashes of pattern & color gracing the bathroom. Besides the kitchen space, bathrooms are one of the most used spaces in a residence. You get ready in this space, you recharge, occasionally relax and self-care happens here, this space isn’t “just a room”. Within this most-important sanctuary is the ever-loved shower. In modern times, you’re more likely to find a shower than a tub, so why not spend a little more time on the details that matter to make the shower the best it can be.  There are 4 details that really stand out: Continue reading “4 designer details to make your shower stand out”

How not to plan a kitchen

How not to plan a kitchen

We started to plan this kitchen over a year ago. You might even remember our post about the simplest way to plan a home improvement project. The sketch in the notebook featured in that post is the sketch of this kitchen-to-be.

Project execution began in July 2017.

Yes, the execution began even though the design wasn’t quite finished. It still isn’t finished, to be precise.

The plan was to install the kitchen by the mid-June 2018. And yes, “mid-June” is in one week.

Here’s what happened: Continue reading “How not to plan a kitchen”

New apartment: bathroom reveal

New apartment: bathroom reveal

Looking back, my bathroom remodel was more like a chain of decisions than one carefully designed solution.

Probably because the designing process lasted more than a year. And because I was constantly finding myself stubbornly stuck on something I wanted even though it was quite clear I should do the opposite.

So we thought, maybe you’d like to read about my personal battles during the remodel process (while checking out how it turned out). It might be helpful, in case you’re going through something similar with the architect/designer you hired – except this was quite ridiculous since I – the client, was fighting with me – the architect.

Continue reading “New apartment: bathroom reveal”

An outdoor space should be an extension of the interior

An outdoor space should be an extension of the interior

Our clients seem to think that a balcony should be a separate space. Often we hear about how frustrated they are because they have a balcony that is only one meter wide, or even less.
Not much can fit in a room that is only one meter wide, but if your room could be one meter wider, that would be great, right?

That’s exactly how you should treat your outdoor space; balcony, terrace or even backyard.

Outdoor space is connected to a room – a bedroom, a kitchen or a living room – as its extension. We found some great projects to show you what we mean. Continue reading “An outdoor space should be an extension of the interior”