Quick living room freshen up

If you think of all the decorating shows one enjoys watching on tv, they are more about the process of design than the end product. A process that is made pleasurable and entertaining to watch and participate. You can always grab a magazine or browse the internet, in order to see the end result, you don’t need to watch a show. But you watch it because you enjoy the excitement of transformation.

Beach Christmas morning in Melbourne

If you are part of the Florida-goers North Americans and based on that, you think you know how Christmas is in all hot places you are mistaken. With all the heat and beautiful waters, these trips do not prepare you for what one finds in the land down under.

2018, a Retrospective

2018 has been the year of many conundrums. Innocent yet unmistakably urgent, happenstances of everyday sift through time, moulding it to their liking. Yet I’m looking back and amidst all that, as always, wonderful life comes through strong with beautiful memories and many accomplishments.

My 5 favourite December treats

I am one of those people that never makes it to the hair salon because I don’t seem to ever be able to book an appointment. These hairdressers are so busy that it takes too much of compromising my own schedule in order to make anything work.

5 projects by Herzog and deMeuron Architekten

Originally posted on my 2 cents on design:
A glimpse at the work of this talented team. …2001 Pritzker Prize in Architecture… The Rock Crystal Chandelier installed at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota is the objectified essence of their architecture of light and mass. Designed in 2005, you can trace it’s concept in the…

Multicolour + white in Contemporary Interiors

Contemporary style is often daring with furniture and built-ins colours and surprisingly conservative with window treatments. The stripes and patchwork for instance are used everywhere from rugs to furniture, to upholstery.   Saturated tones of red, blue even purple and are accepted and part of the contemporary aesthetic.   This kitchen borrows the baroque blue and…

Shopping season, getting the essentials and the ones you don’t need

When I shop for clients I never feel distracted. It is completely different when the buying becomes a part of a project. Professional buying applies a filter to browsing that confidently edits, reshuffles and combines the finds with all the other elements of the design, such as room wall colours, flooring finish lights and so forth, that I do not have with me when shopping.

Half birthdays – Set the perfect table!

When I first thought of celebrating a half birthday for my daughter I thought I’m quite unique. She absolutely loved the idea and since, we have a little ritual.

The kids variable in renovations

I’ve had food on the ceiling and radiators pulled out from the wall – all because of toddlers… I had the kid-proof water from the cooler draining the floor when the kid outsmarted the machine. There is nothing that resists them. Kids, the force of curiosity and imagination. They are the blast that tests every…

Remembering Summer

This was just such a nice soft summer day… the ROM echoed with the sound of the street band weaving happy tunes in the warm summer air.

Milan inspired

We’re in for flamboyant interiors with vibrant brushstrokes inspired by the colour and pattern of the 2018 Milan Fashion Week.

Beautiful things, urinals

Let’s face it, some spaces or things are just simply more interesting than others. We spend more time in living rooms than we do in bathrooms, we like using nice table settings rather than camping ones. Good design is enjoyable in very different ways. Not all spaces get regular attention beyond functionality and requirements of all…