Treasures of the island – design in Bali

Treasures of the island – design in Bali

For a design lover such as myself, Bali is a destination to leave you breathless. I can genuinely state that I haven’t really seen truly ugly buildings or places. As I spoke in my previous post, Balinese people have a spiritual connection with the island so they use the gifts of nature to create harmonious beauty everywhere. Now you would think of impressive temples such as Tanah Lot or Uluwatu or crazy looking pools, but I will show those ...

Let’s talk about trends (2)

Let’s talk about trends (2)

Before we go on with the 2016 forecast I’ll tell you a little secret about trends and styles: there’s no really such thing as in and out of fashion when it comes to interior design. After seeing so many trade shows, pictures, articles, exhibitions etc etc I came to one conclusion – everything is allowed, everything can be reinterpreted and time is just a matter of perspective. And that because as I mentioned before design can ba...

A magical Bucharest

A magical Bucharest

(special thanks to my dear friend Rubama who made me see my city with different, more appreciative eyes) When creating this blog my intention was to write and share the experiences on travel and design I have when being abroad. However it seems I have neglected a part that is so representative of my own culture and has been my teacher in appreciating beauty and art – my home city Bucharest. Having always compared it to the more glamorous, b...

Wreath in time for Christmas

Wreath in time for Christmas

I wrote my first post on Christmas decorations last year talking about the styles and steps of decorating a beautiful holiday tree and promised myself to write next year even more. Christmas is my favourite time in terms of designs because it practically allows one to do anything without the fear of being tacky. There’s even the kitsch trend in decorating for Christmas so hey, anything is possible! But since my time is so limited and I hope...

Let’s talk about trends

Let’s talk about trends

Fresh trends to pick up, everyone! Come and choose ya favourite, the bunch is ready and curated in trade shows and showrooms and magazines all for every taste and style. So yes, this autumn I’ve been very busy attending Maison & Object in Paris and Intergift in Madrid and checking out what the biggest players in home&deco industry have to offer for next year. Many new ideas for 2016 in interior design and some other reinforcing 2015...

On how design can improve our personality

On how design can improve our personality

It’s generally accepted that a good design especially for home interiors can improve our fleeting moods and even though we might not be able to explain why a certain style or object influences our spirit, we cannot deny it’s importance in our lives. But from changing a mood to making us better people – how is that possible? Well, we start from the general acceptance that our personalities are shaped by the environments we grew u...

A French-chic brunch in Birmingham

A French-chic brunch in Birmingham

Going for brunch on a lazy Sunday morning isn’t just about waking up and eating late. It’s more about becoming Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha meeting up in a fancy design space preferably on a high-street venue, indulging in creamy lattes and sweet crepes because what the hell, gossips go better when they are sugar coated in deserts. TV shows have planted this idea of fabulous brunch so most cafes are now turning into design...

Botticelli in interior design

Botticelli in interior design

500 years later and we still hold a deep fascination with the Renaissance and what it represented for the social awakening of Europe. From the sumptuous lines in architecture to the candid representations of people in paintings, the Renaissance has taught us that it’s ok to dream and fantasy can come to reality with colors and shapes. This year you will notice that both fashion and interior design have taken their inspiration from the Florentine...

2015 trends in home textiles

2015 trends in home textiles

Every January Frankfurt hosts the biggest trade show dedicated to the textiles industry - Heimtextil. From big brands to manufacturers of Asia this fair covers all aspects from producing the goods to presenting the designs and future trends.