I bake cakes for my family reunions. Every time, I bake this stupid, simple, four layers cake, which is basically pavlova with store-bought vanilla frosting, “homemade forest fruit jam” (that contains nothing but few cups of frozen forest fruit and two tablespoons sugar), topped with whipped cream. And every year I bake “the ultimate chocolate cake” or “the world’s best birthday cake” or “the devil’s food cake” or “the perfect Christmas log”. But no one cares. Everyone just wants the first one. If I’m lucky, there’s someone allergic to strawberries or someone who simply doesn’t believe in desserts without chocolate – who eats a piece of the other one. And the sad part is, this semi-store-bought-fake-pavlova is also my favorite.
Why do we do this? If we have an option that works every time, or we saw an option that could work, why do we stubbornly try to invent something new?
Just like cooking, interior design is not about making stuff up. It is about knowing the rules, finding inspiration, and then creatively implementing those rules, other people’s smart solutions you find inspiring, and your own ideas – into a new, original design.
In Step three of the Four steps to a home renovation, we will show you how to get inspired by amazing interiors to make sure you’re going to love the final result of your apartment remodel. Continue reading “Home renovation in four steps: step three”