Minimal interiors with a warm touch.

Have a good weekend!

Research shows that to keep up with the increase in demand on the planet’s resources, we need to be building more energy efficient and sustainable buildings now. Some countries have already begun and in this infographic we can see some inspiring and innovative buildings that are paving the way for a sustainable future. Energy Effective and Sustainable Buildings by Cast Iron Radiators 4u
Energy Effective and Sustainable Buildings by Cast Iron Radiators 4u.
While doing research on Calacatta marbles spotted this picture and thought Wow! how lovely does this colour combination works. Grey and pinks were known to work well for some time already, but swapping grey for marble is real upgrade on textures. If you like a bit of a bold look, change chrome sanitaryware to brass, that would also look amazing in this colour scheme. 

Bathroom with wood elements, such as cladding  and flooring, feel warm and cosy, reminding of those nordic spa and sauna experiences. Shower trays in wood may be a bit less durable than porcelain tiles, but quite easy to replace if needed. The look of wood and its aesthetics are really worth it. Wood effect on the floor could be achieved with wood imitation tiles, that look absolutely realistic. 

Dark colours sometime associate with more masculine type of interiors, but we can reassure you that with dark stone it is easy to create elegant space that will suit everyone. If you do not like all dark room, choose only accent points in dark, such as basin, storage, bathtubs, etc.

Hope you had a wonderful week, may your weekend be even better!

One of the things I look forward to most about holidays is spending some time in a plush hotel room with fresh sheets and fluffy gowns. Which got me thinking, why should we only get that five-star experience when we’re on holiday? So, I came up with a few tips to affordably transform a bedroom to feel like the ultimate get away and it seemed only fair to share them.

Bed for Days 
One of the best things about staying in a hotel is the bed so big that you feel like you’ve got it all to yourself, even with your partner there. These are not just places to rest, they are the centrepiece of comfort with super squishy pillows and ultra cosy duvets that you just won’t want to leave. Recreating this sumptuous feel may seem difficult to obtain as buying a kings-size bed can be expensive, but there are ways to get the extra-large size without the corresponding price tag. Firstly, you’ll need a comfy mattress and really, for hotel quality, you’ll need to get this brand new. Purchasing in store is probably the most expensive place to find a mattress but never fear, you can get luxury at a super reasonable price when you buy a king-size mattress online! Then you’ll need a bed frame, which you can either find second hand on sites like Gumtree or eBay for as little as £20. Or, there are resources online that talk you through how to build your own bedframe. Voila, you have a king-size bed for an extra-small cost!

Comfy & Fresh
The next thing I love about holiday accommodation, is how fresh and soft everything is, with signature linen that is always super crisp and clean. Just like mattresses, buying linen in store is a guaranteed way to pay through the nose for something that you could get way cheaper online. A quick Google of cheap Egyptian cotton sheets throws up a ton of sites where you can get a full set of 400 thread count sheets for under £50. The same goes for bathrobes, so find a super fluffy and cosy one and some plush bath towels. I would recommend getting everything in white because it adds to the overall feeling of freshness and creates a calm and soothing environment, just like on holiday.

Spacious & Clean 
Speaking of fresh, as with Milena Diyarova’s lovely post on How To Hygge Your Home, keeping your bedroom clean and clutter free is essential to feeling like you’re at your favourite get away. Every hotel room has a home for everything and everything is always in its home. So, pick up some baskets from your local Argos (they cost as little as £12 for three) and make sure that any clutter has a place to be tidied to. Additionally, because you won’t have a maid to clean your room and make your bed every day like when you’re on holiday, you’ll need to keep it spotless yourself! It may seem like a big job, but if you maintain cleanliness every day it’s much more manageable than once a week and returning to a clean room with a made bed is totally worth the extra effort.

Greenery to Finish 
Finally, a plush hotel room wouldn’t be right without some flowers or greenery. If you can afford it, pick up a bouquet every Monday and keep your room smelling and looking beautiful. To get the most of your money, make sure you read up on how to keep your flowers fresh for as long as possible. If flowers are too high maintenance, then you can still achieve this green aesthetic by simply adding a few potted plants. Ferns look gorgeous as do orchids and palms. Norsewhite even has a range of recycled pots by OOHH so be sure to check them out as they’re beautiful and amazingly affordable too!

Going on holiday shouldn’t be the only time that you get that fresh, hotel room feeling and with a little effort and cash it doesn’t have to be. So, get that extra-large bed with the crisp white sheets, keep it clean and green and make sure you have soft, fluffy gowns and towels that feel luxurious. Once you’ve followed the steps above you’ll be looking forward to getting home every night and not just when you’re away!

Article by Nathalie Martin
Even if all marbles are formed in the same way by nature, a marble may be unique and more highly sought after than others. Calacatta Marble is one of those - a gorgeous, high-end natural stone desirable for its distinctive look.

Calacatta Marble is distinctive with its thick, bold veining. Rather than the plentiful soft veins of a marble like Carrara, Calacatta’s hallmark is fewer but more dramatic and unstructured veins. Overall the color has a global appeal with designers and architects due to its soothing white background, veining, and color tone.

In the bathroom, vanities, shower walls, and tub surrounds are also frequent applications for marble tile, as marble is easy to wipe down and keep clean, and bathrooms are seen as a place of opulence to many. 

Contemporary design with modern and elegant touch.

Following our red theme prior St. Valentine's day we are sharing with you some of our interior picks with passionate red colours.

As we are approaching 14th of February and all the shops and restaurants get covered in red decorations, we would like to follow and share some interior design ideas in red or involving a dash of red in decor. But to start this red topic we would like with some more subtle tones in pink.

For the past 16 years, Pantone has released a colour that embodies deeper societal trends, forecasting and influencing visual and design trends for the year ahead in homewares, fashion and industrial design to name a few.
To arrive at the decision, Pantone colour experts look for new influences in areas such as entertainment, new artist, fashion, design, popular travel destinations as well as lifestyle and socio-economic conditions. 
Pantone choose a combination of Serenity and Rose Quartz colours for 2016, expressing need for harmony and peace in a chaotic world. 

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