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    DIY DESIGN TIPS

    Why do you really need a beautiful home?

    Why a beautiful home is the most important thing you can do for yourself – What our building site taught me about beautiful homes. I remember when I put the two picture frames in our bedroom… At that time we still lived in Malta (and actually on a ‘building site’). My husband was working like mad,  trying to finish our house, but we weren’t happy. Our energy was very low and the excitement of living in our own house near the sea was leaving us.…

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    DIY DESIGN TIPS,  HOLISTIC INTERIOR DESIGN

    Open plan living and kitchen – One room for all

    Designing an open plan living and kitchen (and often dining too) where you need to do it all, is not easy, but it is very popular. Clients often ask me for a multi-functional room because they have kids, they need to eat, they need to relax and yes, they still need to work. So a room with a kitchen, dining, living, home office and free space for a kid to dance is almost necessary in every house / flat I design. 👆🏻 Click and drag to…

  • HOLISTIC INTERIOR DESIGN,  STYLISH SHOPPING

    The Ultimate Etsy Gift Ideas for Home Lovers: Christmas Edition

    In this blog post, I have compiled the ultimate Etsy gift guide for home lovers just in time for the holiday season. Whether you’re looking for a gift for a friend or family member passionate about interior design or simply want to treat yourself to something special, Etsy has what you need. Etsy and its unique gifts for home lovers Etsy is a one-of-a-kind online marketplace that connects individuals with independent sellers offering unique handmade, vintage, and craft supplies. It has become a go-to destination…

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    5 Expert Tips To Create A Timeless Interior Design

    Timeless interior design is a style that doesn’t go out of fashion and stays attractive and meaningful as the years go by. It’s all about making rooms that are classy, graceful, and long-lasting. Here are five important aspects that describe timeless interior design: Neutral Colour Palette Timeless interiors often feature a neutral colour palette, including shades of white, beige, grey, and earth tones. These colours create a calm and sophisticated atmosphere that doesn’t easily go out of style. Additionally, neutrals serve as a versatile backdrop,…

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    HOLISTIC INTERIOR DESIGN,  STYLISH SHOPPING

    The Ultimate Guide to Storage Boxes and Baskets

    In our busy lives, keeping a neat and clutter-free home often feels like a distant goal. Papers stack up, toys scatter, and it seems our kitchen cabinets have a way of mysteriously overflowing. The good news is that achieving an organized and stylish home is easier than you might think. Picture a world where everything has its place, your belongings are well-organized, and a peaceful order prevails. The secret to this organized dream? Storage boxes and baskets. These humble home organization tools not only help…

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    HOLISTIC INTERIOR DESIGN

    How To Create A Relaxing And Calming Home Environment

    Stress has become a common companion for many of us. While external factors play a significant role in causing stress, we often overlook the impact our living environment can have on our well-being. Creating a relaxing and calming home environment is essential for maintaining a healthy mind and body. Interior design is like the magic touch that turns your home into a cozy, relaxing haven. It’s not just about looks; it’s about creating a space that feels good and functions well. When you pick the…

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    DIY DESIGN TIPS,  HOME OFFICE

    How to Create a Productive Home Office

    Are you tired of feeling unproductive at home? Do you struggle to focus on your work tasks and find yourself easily distracted by household chores or family members? If so, you’re not alone. I’ve got the ultimate guide to creating a productive home office that will help you stay focused, organized, and motivated. Whether you’re a freelancer, entrepreneur, or remote worker for an established company – I’ve got tips and tricks for everyone. So let’s dive in and transform your home office into the perfect…

  • HOLISTIC INTERIOR DESIGN,  STYLISH SHOPPING

    How Plant Pots Can Elevate Your Home

    If you’re a plant lover like me, then you know that the right pot can make all the difference in transforming your home into an urban jungle oasis. Whether you prefer modern minimalism or eclectic bohemian vibes, I’ve got some amazing ideas for plant pots that will elevate any space in your home. So let’s get ready to bring some greenery indoors with style! Plant Pots and Their Benefits If you’re looking to add a touch of nature to your home décor, indoor plants are…

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    STYLISH SHOPPING

    The Best Pebble Mirrors

    Are you looking for a unique and eye-catching addition to your home decor? Look no further than the versatile pebble mirrors! These fun and funky mirrors come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles, making them perfect for any space. But with so many options on the market, how do you know which one is the best fit for your needs? In this blog post, I’ll introduce you to some of the best blob mirrors available today and provide tips on how to use…

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    BEDROOM

    How to Create a Black and White Bedroom

    Are you tired of the usual colourful and bright bedroom designs? Do you want to create a unique and sophisticated atmosphere that exudes elegance and simplicity at the same time? A black and white bedroom is a timeless classic that never goes out of style. In this blog post, I’ll show you how to create a stunning black and white bedroom that will inspire tranquility, relaxation, and sophistication. From choosing the right colour palette to incorporating textures and patterns, I’ve got all the tips you…

  • DIY DESIGN TIPS,  STYLISH SHOPPING

    How to Make Eco-Friendly Swaps for Home and Beauty

    With more and more people making conscious choices to reduce their impact on the environment, I wanted to share some simple sustainable swaps for home, beauty routine, and beyond. From reusable coffee cups to natural cleaning products, there are plenty of ways you can live a more sustainable lifestyle without sacrificing style or convenience.So sit back, grab a cuppa (in your favourite reusable mug!), and discover how easy it is to make small changes that will have big impacts on the planet. Sustainable swaps for…

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    DIY DESIGN TIPS,  STYLISH SHOPPING

    Why buying second hand furniture is a smart choice

    If you’re looking to save money on furniture for your home, buying second-hand furniture is a great option. Not only can you find high-quality pieces at a fraction of the price of new furniture, but you can also help reduce waste and support the circular economy. When you buy second-hand furniture, you’re giving new life to an existing piece of furniture that would otherwise end up in a landfill. By keeping furniture in use for longer, we can reduce our impact on the environment and…

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    5 Tips to Style a Grown-Up Pink Bedroom

    Welcome to the ultimate guide to creating a grown-up pink bedroom! Whether you’re looking to refresh your current space or starting from scratch, I’ve got you covered with five stylish ways to transform your sleeping quarters into a haven of relaxation and beauty. From soft pastel hues to luxurious textures, these ideas will help you achieve an elegant and inviting retreat that reflects your unique personality. So grab a cup of tea and get ready to be inspired by our top picks for creating the…

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    INTERIOR DESIGN

    6 big interior design trends for spring 2023

    From bold color choices to natural elements, this spring promises to be an exciting season for home decor enthusiasts. Whether you’re looking to revamp your living space or simply want some inspiration for your next DIY project, I’ve got you covered with six big interior design trends for spring 2023 that are sure to make a statement this season. What are the big interior design trends for spring 2023? Checks and stripes We’re seeing more and more checks and stripes in interior design these days.…

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    STYLISH SHOPPING

    The Best Easter Decor for Table in 2023

    Spring is here, and Easter is just around the corner! As we gear up for this joyous celebration, it’s time to start thinking about how to make your table look extra special. And what better way to do that than by incorporating black and yellow into your Easter decor? These colours are bold, fun, and perfect for adding a pop of personality to your table setting. So if you’re looking for inspiration on how to decorate your table this year, read on as we explore…

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    INTERIOR DESIGN,  STYLISH SHOPPING

    The best coffee storage tables

    Are you a coffee lover with limited space in your home? Do you struggle to find storage solutions that are both functional and stylish? Look no further than coffee storage tables!In this post, I’ll showcase some of the best small-space-friendly options on the market that will add big style to your home decor. So grab a cuppa and get ready to be inspired! When it comes to furnishing a small space, many of us are looking for ways to make the most of our square…

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    INTERIOR DESIGN,  LIVING ROOM

    How to refresh your living room with grey

    Are you tired of the same old beige and cream living room? Refresh your living room with grey! Grey is the perfect neutral shade that can add elegance and sophistication to any space. And the best part? It’s family-friendly too! In this blog post, I will share with you some practical tips on how to incorporate grey into your living room without compromising on comfort and functionality for your loved ones. So, let’s get started on creating a stylish yet cozy space that everyone in…

  • STYLISH SHOPPING

    28 Perfect Gifts For This Year’s Mother’s Day

    Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and I have some great gift ideas for you to consider. Etsy has a huge selection of handcrafted gifts for all kinds of mums, including those with hobbies and interests like gardening, cooking, and music. Are you still searching for the perfect gift? Take it from me, the super mum in your life will love these unique and handmade gifts I came across on Etsy.com! Here are my top picks for Mother’s Day: For the mum chef Mother’s…

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    LIVING ROOM

    How to design a house in Norway in the Scandinavian style

    I can’t describe how happy I was when a client asked me for help with her apartment in Norway. I was probably dancing around our living room! It is funny because, in the end, it really doesn’t really matter whether I’m designing a house in the Czech Republic, San Francisco or Norway. But it made me happy because I was like ‘My first Scandinavian design for someone in a Scandinavian country! Yippee!’ Anyway, my client needed a solution for their apartment in Norway. She and…

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    INTERIOR DESIGN,  LIVING ROOM

    How to make your home feel more elegant

    It is truly an honor for me to be featured as one of the Redfin Blog’s design experts. I could not be happier. I did a little dance this morning, as a result of the whole thing. The theme of the article is all about how to make your home feel more elegant. Bringing a sense of elegance into your home can be a difficult task. From curating the perfect design to adding personalized touches, there are plenty of details to take into consideration to…

  • STYLISH SHOPPING

    5 types of amazing Christmas gifts for new homeowners

    Home decorating is a never-ending project. We always want to make our home look better and more beautiful. So, if you are looking for gifts for family or friends who are new homeowners, I have some great and inexpensive decorating ideas. Enjoy this list of Amazing Christmas gifts for new homeowners. Candles Candles have been used for centuries to create a mood or atmosphere. Using candles in a room can help you with concentration, relieve stress, and improve your mood. Aromatherapy candles are a very…

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    INTERIOR DESIGN

    Payhip – How to use it as an interior designer

    Payhip – an e-commerce platform for selling digital downloads and courses, where no technical skills are required. I bet at some point in your designer journey you felt you would love to have some passive income. Finding clients, creating designs for them and promoting your services is pretty hard work. So, it is lovely to have a kind of cushion with a side income. Diversifying your income is one of the best ways to deal with today’s economy. Selling products or services digitally is one…