Harlequin inspiration moodboard -hacienda

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There’s no better way of starting the day but enjoying a good coffee and pulling out all the fabrics and catalogues, thinking: hmmm what inspires me and what kind of mood board I will create today?! And this is what I came up with – an invigorating, homely and organic style. It’s so me and it reflects how I feel now on a sunny day in London, dreaming of leaving in a hacienda with a swimming pool and a greenhouse which I can convert into a studio. Probably the desire and need for a seaside holiday is reflected in everything I do and think of. Soon!!

The images were taken from Anthropology and Harlequin catalogue, the fabric from Zimmer+Rohde  and the wallpaper from Nobilis Paris.

 

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Graham&Green inspiration – moodboard 2

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I created this moodboard inspired from  Graham & Green images. Soft palette, amazing textures and sophisticated accents…just perfect. The eye-catcher in this space is the desk lamp which is just stunning and the balanced combination of the old wood, stone, fur and antique metal textures . The secret to use so any textures in one room is to keep them in the same tone..otherwise you risk to create a restless atmosphere.

Hope you like it and get some inspiration out of it.

Ela

Graham and Green inspiration for spring 2016 moodboard

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From Zara to Living Etc. magazine and the majority of wallpaper&fabrics brands have introduced yellow in their collections…and I’m so happy!!! This colours it’s so summery, full of optimism and bold. It reminds me of my old flat in Romania which had one of the living room wall painted mustard. It’s such a versatile colour – you can  make your room look joyful and colourful or using it on small surfaces and in pale tones, it can bring a fresh and calm atmosphere to the room. I created this moodboard for those of you who are looking for an cosy and chic atmosphere for their house. The image is taken from Graham & Green catalogue which I really like. I can see this house near the sea or a lake…although, to be honest I won’t mind having this desk in London so it will make me forget about the weather outside. Thanks for reading!

Ela

Industrial&Modern kitchen solution

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All the houses I leaved in, and there are few now, they all had a bright kitchen with the working area near the window. Therefore, every time I have to design a new space I think, first of all, if there’s enough light and airy surfaces. I love open shelves which are practical and fun – you can add so much flair to the space by mismatching pottery and kitchen accessories; I love to see herbs in pots; I love the texture of the wood – I couldn’t never see myself working in a kitchen where there’s no wood whatsoever ( although I like it to be in small amounts) …and I definitely love tiles.

This moodboard was made for a potential kitchen of a client – unfortunately the new property came with a kitchen already, so we couldn’t go with this projects, although he was so thrilled of the project. From the beginning he wanted something industrial but cosy with black cabinets and white tiles. Because the kitchen was near to a water canal, I wanted to add accents of natural textures and linen fabrics so it will feel a bit summery – taking in consideration the grim London weather.

I had to leave the space as simple as possible so it will stick to the budget, but if I have to play a bit more with my imagination I could add  just a bit of colour to the scheme and some graphic accents: some Moroccan tiles or illustrations on the wall , some playful Mexican or Asian plates and mugs… and i will have to stop now otherwise I’ll risk having a creating atmosphere.

Hope you like the project and find it inspiring for your own kitchen.

Have a sunny day.

Ela

Styling moodboards – textures and surfaces

I was trying to find some images in my folders, when I came across this moodboards I put together in my first month at Wallpaper* . I remember how excited I was when I opened the cupboards where the Interiors Department kept all the samples. I was like a child on X-mas day. But let me tell you something: when you have so many to choose from it can be so overwhelming, that you hardly can concentrate on remembering what you had in mind to do in the first place. I started by mixing lots of textures, fabrics and basically everything that I liked the most – the result was obviously the first image… and then I tried to narrow the selection and keep only those that could be a perfect fit for a interior project of a cafe or store. I had to come to the office very early in the morning and work on one of the conference desks which was close to a big window so I can have enough light. With the timing and conditions, I’m very pleased of the result.

Hope you like them.

Ela

Under £1000 budget bedroom- shop online in London

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For those of you who are planning to redecorate or you are starting from scratch a bedroom which needs to look good on a modest budget, I came up with some suggestions of products you might be like. They can be order online (if you are too busy) or found in stores (if you like shopping and you have time to lose yourself in affordable stores) . This particular project was made for a client with whom I work at the moment to decorate his new flat in London. The room had to be suitable for a young professional either man or woman- it has to be rent it… also the room it’s pretty small so we wanted to create space, but in the same time has to be very stylish on a budget as low as possible. There are plenty of products much cheaper, but we wanted to spend extra money on quality accessories.

Stores: Ikea, WestElm , John Lewis , NOTHS , Made and Society6 ( which can be order only online).

The total cost its £ 890 but we should add the: paint, curtain pole, an extra rug for both sides of the bed and some vases or a mirror.

Hope you find it inspiring and if you need any help in decorating I’m happy to help you.

Have a wonderful day.

Ela

Delicate & Desirable Interiors – Moodboards

The weather has changed drastically overnight and the hot and sunny days are left behind ..and let’s admit it: already miss that, don’t we?!. I don’t want to get in a dramatic atmosphere but we must prepare ourselves for dark days with gray sky and lots of layers of clothes. Although, there’s a specific beauty to it, I guess that no one wants to bring that  in their house also. So, my proposal would be: how can you bring the summer back and enjoy it everyday? And I’m not talking about travelling to this hot destinations… who can do that all the time and afford it? Not my readers anyway….. therefor, my choice was manly white and beige shades, natural textures and pattern,using light tone wood and glass accessories, adding yellow and green accents. Fantastic!!!

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Hope this was inspiring enough to visit my blog more often.

Have a sunny day,

Ela

London designers guide – Designers Guild Store & Project

 

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It gives me a great pleasure to introduce you to one of my favorite designers – Tricia Guild, the founder of Designers Guild . Since I arrived to London I wanted to visit one of her showrooms and stores, and yesterday was that day. I had to dedicate a full article to her and put together a styling project.. and I’m so happy with my pics. Let me tell you something: with Guild designs, you can never go wrong. The collections are full of life, joyful and the patterns will create an exotic atmosphere… as if you were in the most luxuriant bungalow in Laos or India.

First image it’s a moodboard created with: fabrics, catalogs, wallpaper and different objects collected yesterday from the store; followed below by 2 images of the windows. BTW, I was almost hit by a car as I had to stay in the middle of the street to take the shoot …hihi .. if you wonder why I had to do that?! it’s because I have a fix lens.

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Next, is my styling project created before I went to see the place. The center peace is Tricia Guild’s new book which I simply adore. You just can’t stop browsing it.

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And here we are showing you how the store looks like. I was so glad that they allowed me to take pictures. There are a lot of things going on, so it was very hard to take simple shoots and create a light atmosphere, but in the end I manage to get few quite good ones…I may say.

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I hope you enjoyed my gallery and work … and probably even convincing you to go to the Designers Guild store or order online.

Take care till next time and be creative!

Ella

Inside a man’s world and manly interior project

men's projI have to admit that it was a pleasure to let my imagination run “wild” for this project. I introduce you to my own vision of how a real man style should be (and I’m not saying that I like the hairy ones because of the bear in the image hahaha ). Obviously, we are all attracted by their look but more than this, in my opinion, nothing can be sexier than his interest and smartness. I would like to walk in a man’s house and see: originality, creativity, masculinity and to reflect his personality. There are so many home and men’s accessories which can be used in order to have a masculine interior design: leather, dark colours, metal, concrete and wood.  A massive book shelves, vintage accessories and some b&w photos will always add a bit of extra flair to your space.

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Images { in my Pinterest gallery }

With love,

Ela