How cocooning helps you live your life first, and then worry about the others

‘In case of emergency, put your own mask first before helping others’. We’re all too familiar with the over-scripted airline instruction, the ubiquitous mantra of distant travel. Sometimes interpreted as a much deeper life lesson, you can easily understand how this advice can lend a better you, a you that can help more by just…

If you build your closet right, you will have an instantly – organized front entry

First impressions will always be first impressions. If you’re lucky enough to build a home from scratch, don’t leave those impressions to chance or the whim of a snappy decision on site. Think it through carefully on paper, make it shine through superior finishes and a-typical detailing, and you’ll get a gorgeous entry that will…

Top Ten Most Cherished Highlights of 2021 at Dochia Interior Design

It is said that in moments of crisis some fold and some flourish. I would say that we at Dochia have definitely flourished!! From international awards and recognition to a 300% increase in our followers across all social platforms, from accolade development projects to luxurious residences, we’ve had a prolific and accomplished design year! Many…

The No.1 lifestyle trend to pop open the New Year: 2022 and the sophisticated luxuries of the everyday

RE-SHAPE YOUR LIFE from what you do, to where and how you live, to who you spend your time with. This is the overarching trend that will take center stage in 2022. It is not a generalization. It is an expression of a widespread need for total life revamp. At first sight, this does not…

My Top Five New Year Resolutions for 2022

Resolutions work for me! I suggest you try it out! In the first 49 years of my life, I kept none. As my 49th year started, I decided to make a few and guess what! it worked out. Does that mean that I have not accomplished anything in the years past? Of course not. But…

Dochia Great Designs From 2021

There are many elements that make up a great interior: selecting the right materials for a cohesive and enticing palette or constructing a perfect detail by using a typical material in an unusual way. We’ve rounded up our favourites, many of them being the top-performing Instagram posts from 2021. Browse our selected showcase and follow…

Detox power 102 – Reading nooks are a healthy and affordable alternate to meditation | Part 2

Unlike popular belief, you do not absolutely need meditating to relax, and you do not need meditation prior to reading. Because of course, like a busy adult that you are, you have no time for both. But you can, in fact, use reading instead! of meditating. Reading takes a lot out of you if you…

Responsible luxury in everyday homes

It is unimaginable to think of luxury and third-world poverty in the same brain space. Yet they have no problem coexisting together in the real world. Grouping things in certain buckets often tends to shed meaning otherwise invisible. I once was asked if I do homes or luxury homes. What do you answer to that?…

2021 A Year In Headlines – My Personal Retrospective

What is personal? What is not? This past year has been challenging at drawing the line between the two and, made everything, even the bites that were not, personal. Selftropy and the extended self It is with great humbleness and awe towards those who, before me, wrote about space perception and health, that I introduce…

Best of 2021 – from home rituals to healthy habits, design helps you live a better life

As the year ends, join me, and let’s revisit some of the best, most read, and most liked of My 2 cents on design blog posts of 2021! I have to say I’m very proud of myself. It is not an easy feat to keep a weekly blog. It is hard work and frankly, without…

Health above all else and a look at how the three toughest 2021 trends shaped my design ideas

Health above all else is what shaped pretty much everything this past year. As much as this is a fact at any point in life for anyone and in every century, this year we’ve been globally reminded of our own mortality. The solidarity that ensued, even with its systemic flaws here and there, stood proof…

How to make most out of your morning ritual when you share the bathroom with your partner PART 3

Consider separating the water closet If your partner needs to rush in for a few seconds while you’re at the sink or in the shower, this is, mentally, less of an interruption. With the WC out of the way you can also do a lot more with the bathrooms design like spread the rest of…