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Interior Design Trends 2023

Interior Design Trends 2023

A slow shift towards design thinking from a philosophic point of view is becoming quite evident in the design industry. The interior design trends 2023 are no longer about sustainability…

Worst Interior Design Trend Pitfalls

Worst Interior Design Trend Pitfalls

Beware of tempting fads, such as a kitchen with double islands, that gives out a chemistry lab vibe. It’s easy to fall in a decorating trend pitfall of this sort.…

Found: 12 Portable Table Lamps to Elevate Your Space

Found: 12 Portable Table Lamps to Elevate Your Space

Creating a space you love has a lot to do with the details. It is details like a favorite artwork, or the inspirational coffee table books on display styled for…

Tips for the Making of a Happy Home

Tips for the Making of a Happy Home

According to SIRC, (Social Issues Research Centre – an independent, non-profit organisation), “the happiness of a home is independent of socio-economic group.” So what makes a happy home? It’s not…

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Stylish Planters to House Your Plants

Stylish Planters to House Your Plants

One of the most restorative and mindful things you can do is gardening. You don’t have to know much about it. You don’t even have to know the names of…

Coffee Tables to Swoon Over

Coffee Tables to Swoon Over

Restrain yourself from buying the first coffee table you see in a showroom shop. Hunt for that perfect piece that speaks to you; the one that will make the perfect…

Dulux Color of the Year 2022 Bright Skies

Dulux Color of the Year 2022 Bright Skies

Another year has gone by and the paint brand Dulux revealed its color of the year 2022: Bright Skies™. It is an airy, fresh blue tone with a lean wink…

On My Radar: 4 Home Soothing Finds

On My Radar: 4 Home Soothing Finds

Seeking ways to home soothing has always been on top of my priorities list. That includes perusing the net for any pieces that will elevate my home (or client’s). Surely,…

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Velvet’s Guide for a Stylish Easter Tablescape

Velvet’s Guide for a Stylish Easter Tablescape

Spring is here and Easter weekend is literally just around the corner. It is a chance to pause, connect, and contemplate, or even visit another destination for the sake of…

On My Radar : Musings From the Web

On My Radar : Musings From the Web

The Danish design company, HAY, has launched its newly SS22 collection, made of products in bold, vivacious colors and spirit, prepping us for the warmer seasons ahead. They got on…

Velvet’s Christmas Sugar Cookies

Velvet’s Christmas Sugar Cookies

Makes 45-48 servings of sugar cookies Ingredients 200g (or 1 cup) of butter (or margarine), softened1 ½ cups of white sugar2 eggs2 teaspoons vanilla extract3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon…

The Stylish Holiday Decorations and Gifts Edition

The Stylish Holiday Decorations and Gifts Edition

Hands up if you are running late with your Christmas shopping. Unbelievable as it may be, the holidays are in full-swing. It’s time to appreciate and count our blessings, spend…

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Munich :: The Highlights

Munich :: The Highlights

Last October Elisabeth, my sister, popped again to Munich, the capital of Bavaria, for a long weekend; it’s probably the safest city in Germany and definitely one of the prettiest.…

Mykonos Dreamin’

Mykonos Dreamin’

It was in late May 1993, when I first explored the island of Mykonos; an island somewhere between Tinos, Syros, Paros and Naxos in the Aegean Sea. Since then, I…

Trip to Argentina

Trip to Argentina

In July 2019, Eva and her 10 year old son Michael, set out for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Argentina; a country best known for its diverse landscapes from the glaciers…

Monemvasia, a Greek Medieval Castle Town

Monemvasia, a Greek Medieval Castle Town

From afar, it looks like a rocky “iceberg” with some rugged cliffs. It is however, one of the most impressive places in Greece. Righteously so, Monemvasia, the Greek Medieval castle…

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