The tub or the shower, the waterfall or the pond, an eternal dilemma

Despite the final choice, which, inevitably and with very few exceptions, is the shower, every one of my clients that renovated bathrooms went through the mini or full-fledged agony of considering both. And that is not because of some flimsy let’s do our homework before we jump approach, not even because of real-estate considerations, which,…

Design mixology – one part talent, one part science, one part charm and a whole lotta love

Admired and envied at the same time, a designer’s work is often viewed with a certain mystique combined with a magnetic curiosity, which is hard to let go of. They seem to see and sense things that others do not, to say things that others don’t think of, to put together environments that simply splash…

Home vibe – what it really is and how to positively resonate with your home, part 1

Home vibe is not a myth. It is controllable, measurable and real. As obvious as this may be, the less obvious part is the strong dependence between vibe and meaning. Science may not have quite all the tools set up, but the foundation is there, and the data is available. When lawyer and philosopher Tam…

What is good communication and why in design it mostly means perfectly organizing myriads of decisions

Good communication is about clarity of expression. That’s what we were all taught from the early days, and that’s the first mistake. Asserting that the control of communication is in the hands of the sender while ignoring that interpretation at the receiver’s end is as crucial, is the exact recipe for the Tower of Babel….

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…

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…

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…

Detox power 101 – Reading nooks and what the hype is all about | Part 1

Cleanses, weights-lifting, yoga classes, detox, purging and facials are just some of the perfect fixes for an adult crappy day. And for the lucky some, reading nooks just may do the same. That is, if you’re into reading. It does not need to be a book. It can be a tablet. Should you be into…

How to make most out of your morning ritual when you share the bathroom with your partner, part 2

Sharing a bathroom with a partner does take some work. So how does one make the most of a shared one? If you find yourself in this situation, here is the best way to set it up or, renovate. Two sinks are a must They not only allow to use yours at any time as…