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…

Get inspired by Neural Knittworks

It never fails to amaze me.. how many ways one can work with and reinterpret knitting.. Here is an example of neural knittworks coming alive with colour

Sibiu, Transylvania, Unesco – work in progress!

What a wonderful business trip it is when you visit a fantastic city, work with amazing people and eat lots of great food! That pretty much summarizes my recent trip to Sibiu, Romania. Our project there is shaping up quite nicely, here a sneak peek: the courtyard is getting there, probably last to be paved due…

Colour affection transference to Design

As a child, you must’ve come across the question ‘do you dream in colour?’. I remember when I was asked that and thought, ‘is there anything else but colour?’ In high school I was slowly infatuated with greens, then blues, then orange and many more. Years later I discovered white and then in architecture school,…

Wellness in Design as a way of life

We all heard of it by now. The Wellness concept has taken over the mainstream and it’s not shy about it. Wellness promotes physical and mental health as key ingredients to great quality of life.  Banking on the importance of a balanced and happy living, it stands for the pursuit of  healthy and emotional equilibrium….

The mystery of many bathrooms

Remember the days when the whole family shared the outhouse WC? Not that it was better, but are we not getting a bit extreme? There are many many reasons to have multiple bathrooms, even one per bedroom, extra powder room and so forth. They are in fact essential to big families and to those who…

The life of a hanger

Hangers either get noticed, or disappear under their load. They proudly decorate the surface they are on, or grip their load just right to make that coat flow down in perfect folds. Often at the entrance, they greet you when you come in, and help you with your guest’s attire. They stand tall and don’t bend…

DOCHIA INTERIOR DESIGN of TORONTO Receives Best Of Houzz 2016 Award 3rd year in a row!

Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building, Remodelling and Design Professionals in Canada and Around the World Toronto, Canada, February 24th, 2016 – Dochia Interior Design of Toronto has won “Best Of Design” on Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 15-year-old design firm was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community…

Fabulous places for books

I can safely say that books are not on their way out. Not until reading is out all-together. The second we are able to assimilate information, and get the pleasure of a good novel from a different form then yes, books will eventually go. As the electronic age is getting firmly established reading gets however…

Artistic Furniture

Out of the box in manufacturing is hard to do. A chair if you can’t sit on it, is it still a chair? I would say ..no Jinil Park is the author of sketched-like furniture. How great is this bed! or these tables inspired by galloping horses.  

The Modern Bedroom

Often-times I get asked to select bedding for contemporary homes; this seems to be challenging to many owners. Aside from the white, the creams, the solid-coloured linens there is little out there that can make or accentuate the modern look of a bedroom. One of the reasons lies beyond bedding: modern interiors are more than…

Harbingers of Failure, not as bad of a label as you would think

A catchy name indeed, I first heard it on the radio and was immediately interested. Maybe that is a give-away right there… A new study shows that the early adoption of new products by certain groups of people points to their potential failure. While at first this sounds like a bad label since you don’t want…