And so the last day of January snuck upon us. How did that happen? We spent the entire month facing new, mostly work-related challenges, completely blown away by the fact how much you liked this apartment.
Also, we spent the month daydreaming about beautiful things we hope to surround ourselves with one day.
It’s not that we like material things – we truly believe good aesthetic enriches life.
We hope to inspire you with our monthly favourites, and maybe even introduce you to something new.
Continue reading “January favourites”
Another year over and a new one just begun . . .
How did this happen? It seems like only yesterday we were making all the big plans for this year.
To tell you the truth, a few years back, we weren’t big fans of new year’s resolutions. Mostly because we (like most people) usually set some impossible goals knowing deep inside we won’t achieve them. And there’s nothing worse than goals that are simply too general – like eating healthier, being a better person, being more organized – because there’s no way to know if you achieved them. Or to decide are you doing good enough. So you end up feeling like you failed.
And that’s not a way to start a new year, is it?
So we decided to try something different this year and we thought maybe you’ll join us. The weekend before New Year feels like a perfect moment for planning a fresh start. The perfect moment for becoming the best versions of ourselves, and for creating the best version of our blog. Continue reading “New Year’s resolution or How we designed 2018”
What is the best thing about holiday dinners?
If you ask persons who prepare those dinners, it’s probably the fact they don’t have to come up with the ideas what to cook.
If you ask us, it’s the wonderful way we can style a table.
In search of inspiration, we asked a sister/friend Nina to do a Christmas dinner mockup for us. Continue reading “Christmas table styling”
Don’t judge a book by its cover.
It’s inside that counts.
But do you feel like packaging is as important as a gift inside?
Because we kinda do.
Nice gift wrap is like a cute outfit. You wouldn’t waste it on a mediocre event, right? So if you want to show someone you tried really hard to find the perfect gift, take some time to make it pretty.
Now, if you want to wrap a gift like an architect, make sure the paper, once wrapped around, looks neat. For edges, use the scotch-tape that’s almost invisible (the matt-looking tape instead of the glossy one). To attach decorations, use washi tape. And use boxes for everything whit irregular shape. Aren’t those messy gifts the worst? Continue reading “How to wrap gifts like an architect”
Oh, the December. Isn’t it weird how you want it to last forever but also feel like you have to start planning for the next year?
We are ashamed to admit, but we have our editorial calendar filled up only until the end of this month. Who knows what are we going to write about in January? Since things are about to get pretty messy for us, we thought maybe you’re also in trouble!
So we decided to share with you three calendars we designed to help you stay on top of the things. They represent different approaches to the planning process, so we believe at least one of them will work for you. Continue reading “2018 free printable calendar”
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”
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”