Have a happy weekend!

Some examples of kitchens a bit different than usual.

I was researching on pink marbles for such a long time trying to find something nice, as in my head it was wonderful: fresh, contemporary and sophisticated, but in reality, everything I saw was a bit old-fashioned. Until one day when I accidentally found this bathroom design by Australian design company Handelsmann + Khaw, they got it just right.

I like how they integrated same marble material in the dressing room, combining it with chic pale green wallpaper. In the bathroom, small white mosaics with contrast black grout made it look quite modern and graphical, what helped marble pieces to stand out in the nice soft way.

Terazzo was especially popular in Italy around 40s and 50s, and as we can notice that mid-century style is becoming fashionable, terrazzo could be spotted more and more. We cannot resist and falling in love with it.

We have previously written a blog post dedicated to a history of Terrazzo tiles, you can read it here, and now we are sharing with you some ideas of how modern terrazzo can be used in the house.

Terrazzo tiles in the bathroom can look neutral and be a feature at the same time. 

Terrazzo slabs could be used as a kitchen worktop to bring some character to the kitchen, as well as it could be used anywhere else in the house from flooring, decorative panels, furniture and even staircases.

There a lot of different terrazzo variations now, in almost all different colours that you can imagine. This material can work almost within any style. 

Furniture which looks as an art piece itself will always bring some attention. Spotted this fun collection from &Tradition and imagined how wonderful it can work in the reception area to receive guests. Could work perfectly for residential and commercial spaces.

About the collection:
The Isole modular seating system is a simple, endearing design cocreated by Japanese firm Nendo and Italian design studio Nichetto. A truly unique sofa concept enabling a variety of combinations and configurations, including versions with and without an “island” arm cushion. Variations include a discrete round, square or rectangular side table that integrates beautifully with the overall aesthetics. The impression? Soft, inviting and endearing.

Using dark tones in interiors does not mean you will get a dark apartment, lacking light. It also does not necessarily mean that you can only combine dark coloured materials with other dark materials. The wonderful game of combining colours and textures is called interior design. Variation makes it more interesting.

Let's see some interesting examples of dark natural stone in-situ.

Ceppo de Gres stone is being used in the bathroom in combination with dark wooden furniture, but also with warm wood and white wall. Combination of colours and shades creates a specific design depth to the space.

Caprina Nuvolata kitchen worktop was fitted on top of dark oak cabinets in quite light space finished with light grey microcement and white paint on the walls.

Other great examples of statement stone pieces, that do not make space look dark in any way.

All pictures are sourced from Hullebusch Natural Stone.

If you want your house to feel like a home, you add furnishings according to what you like and wish for. Most importantly we need soft furnishings to make our houses look well-cared for as well as comfortable. Living spaces are an identity of the people occupying them since they reflect their lifestyle, tastes, and character.
Soft furnishings include household textiles and fabrics that are used to enhance the d├ęcor such as rugs, throws, bedding, bedroom and bathroom curtains, cushions, quilts, table linens, and even bathroom towels and accessories. It also includes any piece of furniture, from chairs to huge recliners, that is padded with foam and a cloth of your choice. Furniture can be padded, stuffed and upholstered according to your taste and ethnicity, to give it a soft look.
However, the importance of soft furnishings does not end at your house feeling like a home; it is more than just that. If you have just moved into a new living space and do not have sufficient budget to invest in costly furniture, soft furniture is a solution to your problem.
Here is a list of commonly used soft furnishings and the importance of their presence in a home.
Cushions Cushions and pillows are also significant aspects of soft furnishings. They can be small or large decorative pillows and can be placed on chairs, beds, and sofas. These throw pillows are important because they give a sophisticated and refined look to your living space and also provide comfort in the process by supporting your back or neck.
You can use a Singer sewing machine to embellish or embroider these pillows any way you wish to; this reflects great personal taste.

Houses without curtains are like a donut without the glaze. Curtains add to the beauty and grace of the house by acting as a suitable background to your furniture. They are the perfect accessory for walls and windows, not only do they elaborate your living space in a good way, they also provide privacy and shield you from the outside world. Curtains also stop the dust and dirt from entering your home and provide the perfect protection from the outside noise and bright sun.

Bedding and Table Covers
Bed sheets, blankets, duvets, quilts and pillows, table cloths, you name it; all these kinds of soft furnishings add remarkable details to your rooms. The texture you use for the material of these things will determine how decorative you want these furnishings to be. Table covers also add beauty to the otherwise plain looking tables.

Carpets and rugs are a luxury that is increasingly becoming an essential part of interior designing and decoration. Rugs are not just a way to keep your house warm anymore to give it a cozy feel; they are more of a symbol of elegance and style. Carpets additionally protect the flooring and give your room or lounge a soft appearance that you will find comforting.

All these things make your house look aesthetic and tasteful. Do not compromise on soft furnishings and transform your house into something elegant and beautiful.   
Bulky sofas in vivid colours and soft upholstery work great as a feature in minimalistic or a bit industrial spaces. Could seat there all day!

Stone basins are timeless beauty and a masterpiece of all basins. Stones like marble will probably never be out of fashion, so it is a good investment for the future. 

To cut the costs down, a stone countre-top can be built around the pre-made ceramic basin. 

If budget allows a beautiful and elegant bespoke basin pieces could be created from a solid piece of stone.

Different finishes ideas for minimalistic and industrial decor.

Have a good weekend!

Bert Frank is a British brand founded in 2013. They were mostly working for the luxury lighting industry but recently they expaned their desing into furniture. We really like thow they incorporate brass (so fashionable nowdays!) into their products.

From thei website:

Luxury British lighting brand Bert Frank has expanded their design boundaries with a foray into furniture. Created in collaboration with Decca, utalising their furniture manufacturing expertise, the collection is comprised of five key pieces. With the same mid-century inspired feel as Bert Frank’s acclaimed lighting ranges, expect to find sculptural silhouettes, lustrous brass highlights and the same exacting attention to detail the company has made their signature.