interior design

Domotex 2017: The things I love the most

January 23, 2017

Domotex 2017: The things I love the mostLast week I flew to Hannover as I was invited to attend Domotex.
When it comes to interior design trade shows I usually attend Maison & Objet in Paris and a few in London and I have to admit, both Domotex and Hannover were not on my list of places to visit but I’m so glad I went because it was a visual feast and I met a lot of interesting people including Award-winning Designer Alfredo Häberli (see his site).

If you don’t know anything about Domotex, it is The world’s largest flooring trade show and if you are a Retailer, Designer, Architect, Interior Designer, Manufacturer or Journalist, this is the place to be to discover the latest trends and technologies in flooring from rugs, tiles, carpet and wooden floors.

The rugs area was by far, my most favourite hall and the one that caused my heart to skip a beat more than once, especially the designs of Berlin-based creative company: Rug Star which I’m sharing with you today.


Simple, soothing lighting for your home

December 6, 2016

The Suspense lamp by GamFratesiI just finished a long interview for As You Like magazine (out in Feb 2017) which is dedicated to Digital Influencers and Bloggers and one of the questions about my home was why it was so white….

White interiors and simple, beautiful white objects calm me down…As an Aries, I’ve often been told that red is my colour but frankly, I couldn’t think of a least appropriated colour for me. I thrive on minimalist, uncluttered, simple interiors.

It’s busy and agitated enough in my head, I really don’t need more stimulation :-) Anyone else feeling like this!!??

If I feel stressed out or in a creative rut, I always turn to my white mood boards on Pinterest.

This Suspence nomad lamp designed by GamFratesi has the same calming effect and would look perfectly at home in our dining room, should I be in the market for a new light but maybe you are….

GamFratesi is a design duo formed in 2006, and consists of the Danish architect Stine Gam and the Italian architect Enrico Fratesi. Both thrive on Scandinavian functionalism and draw their inspiration from both classic Danish design and the tradition of craftsmanship, and the classic Italian intellectual and conceptual approach. I wasn’t aware of them until recently but I really like their work like this marble coffee table they designed for Gubi or this metal shelf console

What do you think of the light? Did you know about GamFratesi?


How to quickly update your dining room

December 3, 2016

How to quickly update your dining roomI have been looking for new dining chairs for our home to replace the mix and no-match we had around our dining table since the house renovations so quite a while…
A couple of vintage Eames I salvaged from the dump when my old company Universal Pictures International was revamping the international offices, a vintage Harry Bertoia chair bought on Ebay, a new stainless-steel Bertoia I got from the Knoll sample sale, a couple of cardboard stools from Story Deli and of course, our Ikea’s bright green garden chairs which added a cheerful pop of colour but wasn’t exactly what I had in mind for the room, which has very soothing hues of pale grey and white. READ MORE...

A cosy white flat with an amazing kitchen

November 7, 2016

An industrial flat in Barcelona with an amazing kitchenThis white apartment in Barcelona, is quite different from this small but so nicely styled 20sqm2 flat or this white flat I showed you a few weeks ago but it has a lot of inspiration to offer…

Starting with the kitchen which was the room that first caught my eye.
The kitchen manages to combine several styles I like at once: Scandinavian, industrial, contemporary and vintage with a bit of urban jungle and yet everything is beautifully done with a great aesthetic and strong personality.