SAOTA together with interior designers Antoni Associates completed a dream holiday home in Shelley Point, South Africa. The interior is a sophisticated eclectic mix of easy living, laid-back, comfortable and robust furniture. Natural timber, charcoal and grey fabrics are accented with washed-out red patchwork kelims, and blue log stools. Natural materials and textures such as pewter-coloured grass cloth wall coverings and woven baskets add tactile finishes that layer the spaces. Spaces are cocooned and layered and have a sense of home. The outdoor spaces impress: stylish, comfortable and beautiful, they are an ideal extension of indoor zones; a large set of glazed sliding doors allows the maximum view.
Today we’ve prepared a whole list of wintery color combinations that go hand-in-hand with the cooler-temperatures and hot chocolate-sipping evenings. We hope you’ll get inspired and add these colors to your décor.
- Amethyst & Aero. Amethyst purple and aero blue come together to create a fresh, bright, modern and “cool” felt room with ease.
- Pop & Charcoal. Rich, dark pop yellow and charcoal gray make for a muted and trending spot. It will envelope and comfort you, and welcome your guests.
- Moss & Snow. Beautiful in the bedroom, kitchen or even in the dining room, this fresh duo of moss green and snowy whites is gorgeous, don’t you think?
- Silver & Haze. Have your home sparkling and shining all winter long by sprucing up the nooks and crannies with silver spots and hazey spirits.
- Moonstone & Ecru. A traditional pairing that can be detailed for the season and the holidays, moonstone blue and creamy ecru can be such a beautiful and sophisticated way to dress your home.
- Black & White. Black and white will always rejuvenate and refresh no matter the season, winter is no exception.
Navy & Bubblegum. A warm navy blue paired with a popping, pink bubblegum is surely to jazz up your kitchen or living room with a sophisticated ease.
Looking for the keys in the morning is often a problem because you can’t leave without them, and you risk to be late for studies or work. If you are one of these people, then you need a good and practical key holder, which solves this problem. Here’s a good example of such a piece, the ‘Key Target’ by Areaware inspired by the traditional dart board. Instead of throwing your arrows, throw your keys and try to aim for the center. There are different color combos for the Key Target, and all of them are bright to attract your attention while you are looking for keys.
This small 1950’s building, which is a former workshop, is located in Montreal, Canada, and was designed by Atelier Moderno. There is a common area that includes a cozy living room with a corner desk, a dining room, and a streamlined kitchen where each element asserts its modernity. The décor is stylishly minimalist with mid-century modern touches. A single stringer staircase provides direct access to a green roof terrace, offering both privacy and urban presence. Beyond the common area follows, in sequence, the boys’ rooms and the master bedroom, with a private bath, distinguished by the marriage of painted concrete, ipe wood, porcelain, stainless steel, glass, water and the occasional fire of a small brazier.
There are just 2 weeks left before Christmas, and it’s still not late to make an adorable advent calendar to count every day left. There are thousands of ideas, and most of them are easy to realize yourself. Start from paper packs or boxes, put some surprises or sweets inside and enjoy opening the box every day. You can make a cool advent Christmas tree and hang various fun toys or ornaments with numbers, or also packs with gifts. Make a garland with tags with numbers or put numbers on anything you like: spools, pinecones, photos or snowflakes. Get inspired and if you want to do DIY some of them, look here.
We love Scandinavian design! So natural, so beautiful, so inspiring! Talented interior stylist Lotta Agaton has recently styled this stunning apartment in Stockholm, and it’s a fine example of Nordic décor. Scandi interiors are often monochrome but not this one: the entire apartment has been decorated in a soothing palette of white and green combined with a pinkish sofa to add warmth and natural wood furniture and accessories to achieve a sense of calm and tranquility. Large windows and skylights let sunshine in, filling the space with natural light. The high ceilings has allowed to incorporate a mezzanine creating an excellent space for a home office or a lounge room.
Garlands are the coolest and easiest type of decoration for most of seasons and holidays. It’s high time that we made a couple of these cuties for Christmas! Incorporate Christmas itself into your decorations making them of pinecones, snowflakes, ornaments, fir branches, cranberries, oranges and gingerbread cookies, be creative! You can also add burlap or bright fabric and Christmas lights to your garland to make it look more festive. A garland is ideal for mantel and stairs décor, for shelves and stairs, for windows and tables themselves. Such a decoration is also ideal for outdoors if you make it of some durable or just natural components: pinecones, fir branches, glass ornaments or any other things like that. Get inspired!
Sometime in your life you’ve probably seen an oil lamp but today I think no one or almost no one uses them. They are usually very good-looking with shiny brass details and wavy, ruffled-looking glass. Castor Design has revamped the oil lamp for modern times by stripping away all unnecessary adornment and leaving a simple cylindrical shape that has a black chrome finish. Oil lamps normally last way longer than today’s plug-in variety due to not having wiring. The oil lamp also outlasts candles, which burn down destroying the original design. So, try this cool retro-inspired yet very modern and minimalist design and amazing durability!
MAC Interactive Architects specified weathered timber boards for the exterior of this narrow Sydney residence, Stirling House. The three-storey building features an asymmetric profile that is at its highest on the building’s south-west corner. Inside, the ground floor is split into two halves – the front is a secluded living room overlooking the street, while the rear space houses a combined kitchen and dining space that can be opened out to the garden. Two equally sized bedrooms with accompanying en-suites occupy the second floor, alongside a double-height study squeezed into a narrow space. An eclectic selection of furnishings are accompanied by the owners’ artworks and other curiosities.
Fur and faux fur are not only warm and cozy but also look refined and make any space exquisite. I think fur is perfect for decorating in fall and winter because it makes you feel so comfy, whichever type of fur you take. What are the ideas to use it for décor? The most popular thing is a just covering a chair, a bed or a sofa with a piece of some fur; a soft fur rug will keep your feet warm. Putting fur on the table as a tablecloth or a table runner is a modern and awesome idea, so cozy for winter décor. You can also make some wonderful crafts of fur like ornaments, cup cozies or placemats. Enjoy creative ideas below and get inspired!
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