MOOD: RED VELVET

Have you ever wondered using Red Velvet fabric to decorate your home this winter? Well, Red velvet is a timeless yet luxury material which adds a lot of warmth and drama to any interior space.

From interior design to fashion – this soft, yet bold red velvet fabric is very versatile and works with most materials. What I love the most about red velvet fabric, is that I can place one statement item such as a sofa, or several accent pieces like pillows to create rich and inviting atmopshere.

Finally, I will let you enjoy the beauty of Red Velvet fabric. And no, velvet is no longer your grandma’s fabric.

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SOURCE: All pictures used on this mood board are from my Pinterset Boards.

MEET JAPANDI INTERIOR STYLE

I always had passion exploring different cultures , styles which helps me in developing new designs concept. Nowadays it doesn’t take long until I come across new interior style such as the ‘Japandi’ style thanks to Pinterset. When I first heard about this new interior style, I was super excited to check it out simply because it combines two of my favourite interior styles. laid -back vibes of timeless elegance

So I hear you say…. what is 'Japandi’ style?

Japandi ( Japan + Scandinavian ) simply refers to the combination of Japanese and Scandinavian interior design. Both styles are all about creating functional, calm atmosphere reflecting the fusion of the bright colors of Scandinavian design and that of the warm and neutral colors of the Japanese interior.

Interested? Here are few principles to re-create this look in your home or workspace.

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Although both styles comes from different sides of the world, they still share similar concept and elements such as minimal, simple decorative accents clean lines and above all functionality.

Scandinavian accent pieces focus on comfort first relying on items such as plush rugs, throw pillows and cozy blankets to create homey feel. Whilst the Japanese interiors tend to focus more on concept of well-being using items such as vases or screens.

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The main accent colours in Japandi interiors includes neutral, pastel colors found in Scandinavian style with few contrasting shades such as mint, emerald green, pink and ivory to create calm yet stylish atmosphere.

Make use of the natural elements such as bamboo and plants to warmed up your space whilst creating sense of vibrancy.

Japandi style also encourages creating dramatic contrast, by mixing the light and natural woods of Scandinavian with the sophisticated darker wood tones found in traditional Japanese interiors to bring some depth, texture to your space. 

And lastly. Infuse some Japanese philosophy by choosing a low style furniture such as sofas or coffee tables to easily bring that Japandi vibe into your home.

Do you agree that sometimes two styles are better than one? Will you use this look in your own interiors?

MY MODERN HOME OFFICE MOOD BOARD

When I decided to work as freelance I wasn’t sure if I will be able to find a space to work from especially when you don’t want to spend a lot of money renting out studio / office space in London. I didn’t like the idea of working from home either as I thought it will limit my creativity and I wouldn’t be very productive.

Despite my small space, I still think that your home office should reflect your personality yet motivate you to be super productive.

THE MODERN GLAM

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SHOP THE LOOK

1.Habitat Tall Shelving Unit. // 2. Freddie Pendant Shade. // 3. Office Wall Decor

// 4. Acrylic Pen Pot. // 5.House by John Lewis. // 6.Artificial Peony Hydrangea

// 7. Sasha Office Chair. // 8. Copper tripod floor lamp.

// 9. Garner waste paper bin // 10. KEOPS 2 drawer desk. // 11. Graphic Rug.

SO WHICH CONCEPT DO YOU SEE YOURSELF WORKING IN ?

P.S If you need a quick concept scheme for your new office / studio, simply contact me and lets start creating a productive work space that looks great too! LET’S TALK !!

3 QUICK WAYS TO STYLE YOUR HOME THIS WINTER

As the nights are getting longer and the days are getting shorter, it won’t be long before we’re all snuggled up on the sofa and spending more time indoors. So I think it's time to re-decorate our homes turning it into a cozy and stylish place to spend these long nights.

Curious? So keep on reading ……

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  1. SET THE RIGHT MOOD:

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Invest in good candles to create a calm and warm atmosphere. I love to group them into one corner, not only it smells good but it also helps me to relax enjoying the simple pleasure of the ambiance of my space.

Rather than switching on the main ceiling lights, try to focus on accent lighting such as floor lamp, lantern which doesn’t produce bright light source. I personally like the idea of placing a statement floor lamp in living room or reading nook to bring a practical ambient lighting.

2. FALL TONES :

COLOUR
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Update your colour schemes to embrace the deeper tones found in changing colours of autumn leaves. Think warm neutrals and earthy colours this season from sofas to cushions and rugs. Take a quick walk outside to get inspired from the changing colours of the leaves which will help you capture the crisp but cosy colour scheme.

And if you are adventures like me and thinking to paint the four walls, its important to keep in mind that during winter the paint colour will look slightly different. The paint colour will look much colder then it was in summer natural light.

3.COSY DETAILS :

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RUG

Embrace the feeling of cosy this winter through supersized knitted blankets and a statement throw which will immediately transform the look and feel of your space.

And update your resting corners by adding soft, fluffy textures. Add a chunky knitted throw, soft rug or some faux fur to your chairs, sofa and beds to encourage relaxation and snuggling.

LUXURY BED

Swap lighter coloured cushions with a deeper hue to quickly transform the look of your sofa / bed. Try layering and mixing different type of cushions ( I prefer over-sized ones) on your sofa to add a touch of elegance, whilst maintaining a comfy atmosphere.

For a timeless look or if you like to make a statement with a bold hue, velvet simply adds an element of richness to your home. And if your lifestyle doesn’t suit a velvet sofa, try adding few velvet cushions to embrace the look.


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So there you have it, few tips to prepare your home this winter. I hope you found them useful and would love to read your comments!

PS.If you need some quick ideas to style / Re-arrange your space this winter feel free to contact me Here for a free consultation.

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SOURCE: Pinterset // www.aji.co.uk.

5 CREATIVE WAYS TO USE SPACE UNDER YOUR STAIRCASE

Many people use the obvious solution for the space under the staircase for storing shoes, accessories etc. especially if its near the entrance. It could seem a tiny space but there are many creative ways to make use of this space and make it seem much larger.

If your space under your stairs isn’t already being used, and looking to fill it with something less predictable perhaps one of these ideas might work for you  so keep on reading...

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1.OFFICE SPACE:

How many of you actually thought of turning that space into working space?  I think not many of  you figured this out but I personally think its useful especially for those who work from home or freelancers. Just make sure that the stairs are wide enough and straight forward allowing you to place a table at least.

 

2. KIDS PLAY ZONE:

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Its always a good idea to provide space for kids to explore new things ,keep them busy for hours and a play house under the stairs is every child’s dream.

 

3. READING NOOK:

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How about a place to curl up and read a book or have a nap?  Well, I think its that corner where you want to unwind or have a chat. Adding few cushions and storage underneath will Immediately add some value to the space. 

4. STORAGE :

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It has always been my dream to have hidden built-in storage in hallway. It feels like a secret doorway, but its actually a neat way to organize everything from  shoes to kids toys creating a  modern and sleek look to your home. You could also combine open shelves with closed drawers to have more room for objects you want to conceal and those you want to expose. 

 

5. DISPLAY YOUR PERSONALITY: 

Your home should reflect your personality so add a refreshing twist to that triangular shaped space to display a gallery wall or a cube shelving unit to act as modern library area. 

 

SOURCE | Pinterset.