paint makeover bedroom with dark grey wall

NEVER PICK A COLOR BASED ON ITS DELICIOUS SOUNDING NAME

(Picture source) Nothing refreshes a room like a lick of paint on the walls, right? YES! Except when you get it wrong. Because there is nothing more depressing – after all the agony, the money you spent and the drama to get it done – to end up with a room that looks worse than […]

cosy corner with chair and plants

MAKE YOUR ROOM LOOK STYLISH BY ADDING 1 SIMPLE THING

(Source) Last week I guest-posted this article on Decorated Life. Thank you, Christine, for posting it on your blog. We recently moved countries, and I want to tell you what I did just after we moved into our new house – but I’m interrupting myself with something about the Far East first. Did you know that […]

styles mix, What's your decorating style and how to make it work

How to mix styles you love AND pull it off like a pro.

(Picture via Pinterest) I don’t know about you, but I dread that question. What’s your style? It’s so hard. First of all, it’s a weird mix of things, and then it morphs and grows all the time.  I look at my house now, and I think back to my first apartment. Wow, is it even the […]

What to do with your Low Ceiling – 5 Easy Steps

Recently I was looking for a specific light fitting for a room with a low ceiling, but I got side tracked and totally worked up with the nonsense advise I found on the internet. Bad opinions and misconceptions about what you should do with your low ceiling are abundant and sometimes shocking to say the […]

Can I afford an Interior Designer – How do I budget for it?

You’re wondering if you can afford a designer. Maybe you have an idea of hourly fees, but how much is it really going to cost you? That is an important question. And one every savvy homeowner should be asking. There is no straightforward answer to this, of course, since the nature and makeup of every […]

How to Prepare for Your First Meeting with a Designer

You are planning a project and considering hiring a designer. But you’re not entirely sure how this will work. What if you don’t like the designer?  What if it costs too much? Will the designer understand what you really want? What if the designer forces their style on you, or thinks you’ve got terrible taste? Do you really […]

Our old kitchen – how it shaped the way we live forever

Every now and then you come across something that changes you forever. One of those things was the kitchen in our first apartment. It was truly the center and heart of our home, and the space lent itself perfectly to it. It was the place where everyone naturally ended up, where we shared our stories […]