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.

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…

On the act of Building…

Building is both, power and privilege. It should be treated it as such in order to achieve successful results. Belfry Tashkent jewelry Store

Is there a hardwood trend these days?

It’s all about boldness. Matte textured surfaces from wire brushed to water-based poly, to subdued oil finishes, planks of all widths – they are all in. It’s interesting to see how such a mix of characteristics produces yet a clear and definable trend: floors to be used and abused, easy to clean and maintain, with…

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 spatial and functional luxury of master suites

Back ten years ago not many designers thought out of the box and I’m happy to be one of the few that were at the forefront of this phenomena. What has happened to the notion of the Master Bedroom closely replicates the early twentieth-century modernism in architecture. The bedrooms have literally exploded and fused with…

IDS 2106 – 6 highlights from The Interior Design Show, Toronto

Water vapour fireplace! humidifies the room as well! http://www.nerofiredesign.com Cooktop – literally! Finally doors in all sizes – beautiful, from Bigfoot XL/XXL windows and doors http://bigfootdoor.com Stunning glass art from Renato Foti http://www.renatofoti.com The new urban kitchen, polished industrial from Scavolini http://www.dekla.ca/#/featured/5 Fabulous use of Ceasar stone in the centre lounge – Tom Dixon ICE http://www.caesarstone.ca/en/Pages/default.aspx

The power of White, Colour of the Year 2016

My favourite: White. There is no colour like it. It can equally successfully be: modern minimalist sophisticated organic opulent urban see-side fresh pure and friendly-institutional

Interior Design Trends, 2016

2016 will be all about personalization in the context of streamlining and minimizing uselessness: lighter wood coloured floors brighter colour choices a no-nonsense, fluff-free approach to design healthy products wellness and ease of use while individualized choices and customization will continue.

City Living

Don’t you just love the fact that we are a mature society? That we offer the best in both, a work and family environment, content with nothing but perfection or, realistically, the strive toward it, that we value the art of living and expect only the best?   Of course, what perfection is, it remains…