Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Spring Moodboard

Now, this is such an obvious spring theme - flowers. This time I chose a muted colour palette with creme, purple, green and hints of brass/gold. The style is light, yet very mature and sophisticated. The flower theme is not overwhelming, because the colours are pale on the biggest surface they are used on - the wallpaper. Notice the change of scale between the lamp and the wallpaper - it is a good way to enhance the lamp. 
To me, it looks like a drawing room in some elegant mansion or town house. Enjoy!
Interior Moodboard

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Lofty Spring Bedroom

It is spring again in the Northern Hemisphere, so  I decided to start this season with a spring coloured bedroom. 
My source of inspiration for this moodboard came from two different worlds. The first has its source in the movie Frances Ha (check it out here) that is the story of a young girl starting her adult life. At one point she co-habits a New York apartment with two guys (including Kylo Ren, haha), naturally she has a (messy) room on her own (check the photo here and here for a better look at the windows). As you see, it is quite simple, but has a lovely whitewashed brick wall. The film itself is only a few years old, yet it is black and white, so the colours are somewhat up to you to decide. And I decided that a spring colour palette would suit Frances. 
It also means my other source of inspiration came from a lovely sunny spring field with flowers, red poppies, bright green grass, and also cows chewing on the grass... so I imported all of it to this bedroom. 
Including the cows. 
Poppy reds and lively greens are in sharp contrast with the cowhide rug and cushion. Not a usual combination, but it works well in a hip and urban environment. Cowhide also provides texture as opposed to the smooth surfaces of the bed and the shelves. 
The square shape of the bed is taken up to the wall, these Muuto cubes can be arranged in many ways, adding a playful twist yet sensible storage space to any interior. As for storage - the slats of the bed can be lifted up, revealing ample space beneath - it comes handy in any bedroom. 
I want to talk about the fun floor lamps on the left. They are way too pricey, really, but also very tricky. They twist and turn at the joints without conflicting the wiring. Very clever. Originally designed in the 1950s, they look fantastic in industrial interiors. Find them here
This is the kind of room I could imagine for Frances Ha - should she ever have the money for decent furniture. 

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Christmas is here. Let's get stylish and combine dark tones with copper and grey. It's a perfect look for your sophisticated dining room.
Merry Christmas, everyone!
Interior Moodboard

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Christmas Baking Time

I hope that even in the midst of December rush you can find an afternoon off to spend with someone you love - your children, your lover, your friends. Let's do some cooking together - it is not only useful and necessary at this time of the year, but it can be fun, too. Try out a new recepie - or you can stick to the old and loved ones, and who said Christmas cookies can not be eaten BEFORE Christmas?
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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Cozy Knits

Winter is coming and I am a GoT fan. So when winter comes, what could be better than wrapping yourself in a gorgeous knit blanket, with nice hot tea in your hands and running a Game of Thrones marathon? 
I collected some lovely knit designs for a lovely Sunday afternoon spent in. Even lampshades and mugs are available to complete the look, so let's get cozy then!

Interior Moodboard

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Orange & Purple

Orange and purple? In your home? What? 
There are colour combinations that are easy to work with. The orange and purple combo is not one of them. 
So I thought this unusual combination (a combination not exactly easy on the eye) deserves an extravagant setting. I made sure that purple is the main colour, its slightly toned down shade forming striking contrast with the vibrant orange on accent furniture. I also added black - shiny black on a slim chair. I felt that furhter contrast is needed, so to counterbalance the glam, a cowhide rug and a wooden table found its way to the moodboard. 
I agree that it is not everyone's cup of tea, but I just can not think of a better styling for such a dominant colour combination. 
Interior Moodboard

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sweet November

I am not referring to that bittersweet movie, I just want to add a bit of sparkle to this freezing month. If you want to dress your home for the festive season, do not forget your bedroom! Should you have a colour scheme based on cool hues, you can always try playing with shiny materials and gold. It works well with walnut furniture seen in this moodboard. 

Interior Mood Board