Remember when we wrote a post about what kids can teach us about interior design? Well, one of the things was Kids need to have their space in the apartment, just like grown-ups do.
We all invest in great furniture pieces for ourselves, but we often buy a pour quality furniture for our kids because we have this thought in the back of our mind that they’ll soon grow out of it. So why invest in something they’ll use just for a short period of time?
But our kids need to learn early on about good quality design and learn to take care of valuable things. And if those pieces will improve their learning and growth, even better!
Kids simply amaze us, they always surprise us, the way they see things around them, how their imagination works are astonishing.
And also how playful they are, they just can’t calm down!
Remember how hard it was to sit still in a school chair? Raise your hand if your teacher told you a billion times to stop rocking in your chair. Well, up until now no one really thought about why kids do that? Why they can’t simply sit still? And furniture for kids was always just a smaller version of a grownup furniture.
Remember when we wrote about the idea of a capsule interior? It all started because of a long living trend of capsule wardrobe which we love and actually trying to live by.
Well, we truly think that the same logic could be applied to interior and furniture design. Think about it… instead of dozens of temporary designs, how about you start to work on, basically, a capsule interior? That’s what architects and designers do.
When we’re about to start an interior project or to design a building, we always think of it as a timeless piece. We want our projects to be ‘trendy’ in a few decades, just like they are now. We want to see people enjoying our interiors the same way they enjoyed it the first time they stepped inside.
And the same goes for furniture.
That’s why we were absolutely stunned when we recently came across Outofbox – a new Croatian brand for interior design. Continue reading “Outofbox, into our home – can a good quality design also be affordable?”
“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”
Are you picky? Do you have a long wishlist of things you’ll probably never buy because you’re not sure if they’re good enough? Or are you an impulse buyer?
Either way, if you’re currently trying to figure out how to easily upgrade your home, this post is for you.
At the moment, we are remodelling one living room, and we created numerous collections of furniture for our client. We tend to spend quite a lot of time choosing the perfect piece, so we thought – maybe you’d enjoy a sneak peek?
So, this is not our usual ‘Things we love‘ type of post because, let’s be real, not many people can afford the things we love. It’s a collection of beautiful, budget-friendly side tables, chosen from two of our favourite (web)shops (IKEA and ZARA HOME) – literally a click away from your living room. Or bedroom. Or entryway. Continue reading “Trendy side tables that are just one click away from your home”
Is your furniture a part of your home? Or do you see it as the stuff inside your home?
Here’s the thing.
We’re all used to see an interior as a set of layers. The first layer are surfaces that define space – walls, floors, ceilings. Then there are floor and wall finishes. Curtains and carpets, maybe. Furniture comes next, just before decorations.
And usually, that’s not only how we see interiors, but also how we design them – one layer at the time.
Actually, most of the trending homes on Pinterest are designed that way. Designed as a space filled with pretty stuff.
They look good and stylish. You probably like them. We like them, too.
Yet, you might have noticed we don’t feature that type of interiors. Partly because there’s not much to say about them, but mostly because our goal is not to show you what to buy. It’s not even to show you what we think you should like.
Most of the time, it’s not important if you like the interiors we feature. We hope you do because you probably won’t take the time to read about something you dislike, and one of the biggest fears bloggers share is publishing posts no one reads. But what’s important is the understanding why architects/interior designers designed something the way they did, in order to learn how to use those ideas and create a space that’s ideal for you. Continue reading “Why we love raw concrete in interiors pt.2”