New Year’s resolution: Get organized before the year is OVER!

Organization starts with purging as much as you can. At least for me. If purging is making you nervous a good way to approach it is with enthusiasm.  Get some new closet storage like these closet design that are superb. Get excited about it. Organize the drawers inside as well, never neglect the drawers. I love the plexiglass dividers that let the light in. These solutions are also great to use for your home office design. Go for it! End the year with great joy and order!!! :-)

 

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The cake stand to store your perfumes, jewelry or office supplies is it just plain genius. I always want to get one of those but never really bake that often, so now I have the perfect excuse to go and buy myself one. :-)

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I absolutely love this space, from the storage units to the combination of textiles and colors. Everything in here is a amazing!! LOVE IT!

Photos via:  Danny Kuo, California Closets, HGTV, iidudu.

How to make your house a home

What do we mean when we say home? Is it where the heart is, where we hide away, a place for nurturing and caring, a haven, a reflection of who we are? So many questions, but the answer is always ‘yes’.

Turning a house into a home, on a practical level, is all about filling it with things that make us feel happy, relaxed and comfortable. We all have our own personal style, we have strong opinions about what we like and dislike, but ultimately, behind closed doors, we crave comfort first, style second.

That’s why, when turning a house into a home, it is essential to focus on the comfort aspects of the surroundings. Are the beds, chairs and sofas all gloriously comfortable and perfect to sink into after a long day in the outside world? The ideal living room is one which looks fabulous, feels cosy and comfortable and functions well. Half the battle is in finding the best seating and nothing beats a corner sofa for somewhere to stretch out and relax in style.

Personalising a home is so easy to do, but many shy away from it, fearing they will get it wrong. Be bold and put a personal stamp on the interior. Family photographs, wall art, personal collections, plants and cut flowers, all make a home feel lived in and vibrant. Found objects, such as driftwood or interesting stones and shells can be displayed to great effect and serve as reminders of special days. Using heirlooms or antiques and bric-a-brac to individualise a space can be very effective, as the ornaments or items chosen are rarely mass market and have a unique quirky charm.

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Photos via: Bolig

Dip-dye your home

Blue is in, dip-dye is in; so why not having both in your home? Maybe this trend is from last season, maybe it is that I’m catching up just now. But I think it is timeless and a room dressed like this will accompany the light of summer or the light of winter just right.

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Dip dye curtains1This is a total DIY for this weekend. I love this deep blue sea tint, timeless.

WallpaperI love this wallpaper from finland, emulating a did-dye run down wall. I absolutely LOVE it!

Photos via: house to houseEllos.

Mix and match

This is the work for Urban Outfitters London by Petra Bindel, swedish photographer. I am in love with this inspiring combination of textures, colors and textiles. Please indulge in this amazing work with a hidden lesson in color theory and mixing and matching objects.

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Photos via: Petra Bindel

Finland on my mind…

I ran into krista keltanen, a great photographer and blogger from Finland in one of those days I woke up missing far away lands that I visited and can’t wait to go back. I love her photography, it is full of honesty and character. As always nordic spaces make my heart smile and my eyes dance. This is just a taste of Krista portfolio. Enjoy!

Krista keltanen photoI am in love with the mobile in this room, it might be a lamp shade but as a mobile would be just as perfect.

Krista keltanen photo3Black and white and a stripe of pink, why not? It looks so incredibly alive to me.

Krista keltanen photo4Love this photo with the detail of pink shoes, so romantic, I love it.

Krista keltanen photo5I always thought of writing something on top of my headboard, the problem is what, I can see myself changing my mind all the time, falling in love with new quotes every day. Maybe a chalkboard as a headboard would be a better choice for my room. Actually I think that’s a brilliant idea! :)

Krista keltanen photo1Oh this white rooms uplifts my spirit, just looking at it makes me happy.

Photos via: krista keltanen

 

World Map in my Wall.

I am obsess with world maps, I grew up around maps and atlases, one of my father’s obsessions as well. I’m pretty sure if back then there was a world map wallpaper my mom and dad would have definitely decorated a wall in our house with it. These new creations are so inspiring and fun that make a MUST to do in my home. This wallpaper might make you travel more often or at least I wish it will. Where are you going next?

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World map wallpaper next to your travel treasures like these mirrors from Peru called “Pan de Oro” or “Bread of Gold”, such a great idea with so much meaning full of stories to embellish your home.

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Photos via: the wall sticker companymy decointerior holic.

Bonnie Gammill: Color Cloud

I wish I were in Austin this week to see first hand these explosions of color and creativity. Responsible for these creations and for bringing a smile to my face this morning is Bonnie, who finished her MFA in 2009 from the University of Texas in Austin. Currently she lives in Austin and works as a Youth Arts Instructor at the Dougherty Arts School leading creative projects for K-5 graders. Totally lovely and inspiring. Enjoy!

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Photos via:Paper Store

Artist in Residence

Miso, an artist from the Ukraine, sublet this apartment in Melbourne, Australia. I love the shots of the details, the walls in itself are an inspiration. Seeing an artist creating is always uplifting, good energy to surround us with. To see more of her work see here.

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Photos via: miso

Skin’s Tales

I’ve never been into tattoos. I always believed the skin itself contains many stories told in codes through birthmarks, the constellation of freckles or the simple line folds that seems maps of an uncertain land. Simplicity at its best. But, I do appreciate the art of tattooing, I had few dear friends that embraces the art and I had gotten to appreciate it even more. But if I would ever adventure into the tattoo culture I think these examples would be perfect and exactly what it would feel right up my alley! I found these simple tattoos whimsical add ons for your skin’s tales.

Enjoy.

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Photos via: miso

Color my floors

This beautiful work comes from GROOPPO Architecture Studio in Italy. I am a lover of white floors, but that’s the reason why I am so impressed with this project, because it really makes me rethink the idea of having some color tiles in my home instead. The tile work in this project is a chromatic master piece. If you are thinking on refurbishing some rooms I will suggest some tiles floors with these soft palette of colors. I assured you you wont get bored of looking at them, I actually think the will make your beautiful memories get pressed into your mind with more color.

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Photos via: Grooppo

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