We rarely talk about it, but we are both obsessed with recycling and waste reduction. A recycling station is a standard part of our home, and we dedicated as much of thought into its design, as we did into the design of any other corner in our apartments. And we’re always finding ways to upgrade it and share new ideas with each other.
When you think about it, recycling is almost a way to practice mindfulness – you have to be aware of the things you’re throwing away, carefully separate different materials, rinse if necessary. It’s completely opposite from tossing everything into a trash can.
It definitely takes some time to create this habit.
And the fact is, there’s not much to do to create a habit than to simply create a habit. Not to confuse simple with easy, though.
However, we do have a list of easy things you could start doing today to design your home to sustainability.
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You all know from last year how much we love a Christmas table styling. Well, we love a good table styling (period) it doesn’t have to be a festive one, but if we get to make decorations for it, we love it a bit more.
We also know how much you love inspirational posts, and we love them too!
Just a few weeks ago we saw this one from a sweet Croatian blogger Ines (from More less Ines) that, together with all the pictures from Pinterest we’ve pinned for years, inspired our breakfast table styling. If it wasn’t for her post we wouldn’t think of putting our decorations in glass domes for a breakfast table styling.
And remember last year when Nina did a beautiful and simple Christmas dinner mockup for us, and we loved it.
She combined the dark hues with the greenery and dark wood. This year she did almost the same thing, the only difference is she went all the way and created a winter wonderland on the table and it looks completely different from the last year’ one! Continue reading “Christmas table styling – breakfast for two and family dinner”
Maybe we are a little bit behind, but we’re sure not all of you made a Christmas wreath for your door.
Last weekend we organized a little Christmas wreath do it yourself challenge and we are pretty proud of how they turned out! 3 completely different yet beautiful wreaths and we all got to bring one home! WIN-WIN
We used beautiful Christmas greenery from Nina‘s garden. She has a real winter wonderland around her house and we are very jealous.
Hopefully, we inspire you to make your own wreath. Continue reading “Christmas wreath DIY challenge”
While it might seem like the basic idea behind the home interior design is how to make your home look good, it is actually how to make yourself feel good in your home.
How easily overlooked that subtle difference is crossed my mind a while ago when I got the collaboration opportunity from House Babylon, an ethically-sourced luxury linen and bedding company from London.
You see, we wrote about bedroom design and we always say that bed linen has a huge impact on bedroom styling. But it also has a crucial role in how you feel in your bed. And in the end, isn’t that the most important thing?
Continue reading “Preparing for a bedroom makeover with House Babylon bed linen”
While looking forward to Christmas dinners and parties, we started to think about gifts for hosts.
It’s a special gift category, isn’t it? Mostly because sometimes you don’t even know that well the person whose party you’re attending. It could be your friends’ sister. Or your boyfriends’ aunt you’re meeting for the first time. How on Earth could you know what she might like?
You can’t. That’s why we suggest practical, simple, stylish and a little over the board gifts no one could resist. Continue reading “Christmas gifts for hosts”
Plants have needs, just like we all do. You probably know that plant’s needs change as the season change and houseplants are very much affected by all the outdoor changes.
And here’s the thing… a few years back we both have killed a few plants just because we didn’t think (and know) they need a special care during autumn and winter and the sad thing is we probably could have saved them if we kept them till summer.
Now we are older and smarter and know a bit more about plant care. We also have great friends that know everything there is to know about plants – our friends from Botanike.
Their studio combines architecture, horticulture and design with the goal of comprehensive space design in which nature is an inevitable part.
So we asked them about a plant care during these gloomy seasons to help you keep all those plants alive and ready for spring and summer. Continue reading “Houseplants care guide for autumn and winter with Botanike”
So, do you think the summer is officially over or you’re watching the rain outside still hoping you’ll get to swim a couple of times more this year?
We got to admit we love Indian summer. If only we can for sure say we’ll get to enjoy it by the sea somewhere.
We had some time off this August. It was short but sweet and we still wish it could’ve lasted a bit longer. But when you know you’re somewhere for a short period of time you plan your time better. And we did just that!
Now we’re back in the city, happy that our plants survived our time off. We’re helping our sisters decorate a toddler bedroom and waiting for the wall tiles for Tina’s kitchen and for Nina’s kitchen too (can’t wait for these makeovers).
Also, I was so sad my quick vacation was over I did some online shopping to cure the depression.
So we decided to make the August list of our favourites.
Enjoy! Continue reading “August favourites”