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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…

Texture Trend Alert

Texture Trend Alert

Texture is a huge interior design trend for 2022 and one of my favorite design elements. The flat finish drywall doesn’t seem to cut it anymore. It’s all about running…

Choosing Window Treatments

Choosing Window Treatments

Long gone are the days of windows dressed in plain and dull curtains. Smart window dressing is the name of the game nowadays, that gives a new life to a…

How Good Design Affects Our Wellness

How Good Design Affects Our Wellness

To live well, to be well, to have a chance in happiness, we all need to invest in good design. We can’t afford not to. Good design enables us to…

Garden Trends 2022

Garden Trends 2022

Overnight, outdoor space became the new hot destination of the year. It is now on top of the home improvement projects priority list. As many people had to cancel family…

Interior Design Trends 2022

Interior Design Trends 2022

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the interior trends of 2022; what’s in, what’s out, what’s to come. The bottom line is that although interior trends do 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,…

Brave Ground Dulux Color of the Year 2021

Brave Ground Dulux Color of the Year 2021

Admittedly, 2020 has proved to be a year of many unexpected challenges. Therefore, when the Dutch paint brand, Dulux, named yesterday Brave Ground as Color the Year 2021 it made…

Easter Table Setting When in Lockdown

Easter Table Setting When in Lockdown

Easter is literally just around the corner and I thought I should share with you my Easter table setting that I did the other day outside, in my garden. My…

10 Must See Iconic Buildings

10 Must See Iconic Buildings

One of the greatest joys in life is traveling and that’s why many of us have bucket lists with all the places we want to visit. My bucket list includes…

A Dreamy Christmas Table Setting

A Dreamy Christmas Table Setting

Once again this year, Elisabeth set up a Christmas table setting to share with y’all. And it’s dreamy! It’s the kind that brings up all those happy childhood memories. It…

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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…

The Intimate Dinner Party

The Intimate Dinner Party

Are you planning to throw a dinner party or attend one? Perfect. Dinner parties are about to return – one at a time. At last! The sense of community through…

The Last Minute Sustainable Gift List

The Last Minute Sustainable Gift List

Gift lists are not really my thing. Yet, once I began looking for sustainable gifts for my loved ones, I came across some great products. So, I thought this was…

A Hyggelig Christmas Table Setting

A Hyggelig Christmas Table Setting

‘Tis that time of year…And despite the odd circumstances due to the pandemic, during the holidays we will gather around the dining table. That’s why Elisabeth has created a hyggelig…

Shopping My House

Shopping My House

Every spring I have a craze over cleaning and re-vamping my home. It helps me feel like I’m on top of things again. Except this spring things are quite different.…

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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…

Grecotel Lux Me Rhodos :: Escape To Good Living

Grecotel Lux Me Rhodos :: Escape To Good Living

Early this July, George and I along with our two children, took four days off to visit Rhodos (or Rhodes) in the Dodecanese Sea, home to some of the most…

Lugano | A Day’s Visit Highlights

Lugano | A Day’s Visit Highlights

While in Milan this April for the Salone del Mobile, we decided to head north to Lugano, a city on the southern end of Switzerland bordering Italy. Our base was…

Lefkada :: The Easy-Going Ionian Paradise

Lefkada :: The Easy-Going Ionian Paradise

Last summer, we were lucky enough to visit once more, one of our favorite islands on the Ionion Archipelago – Lefkada. It remains one of the less touristy Greek islands…

10 Cool Things to Do In Prague on a Long Weekend

10 Cool Things to Do In Prague on a Long Weekend

A new year has just rolled in and I’m eager for more design talks, inspiration and a whole lot more travel insights. Therefore, this year’s first post is about a…

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