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

Kitchen moodboard

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

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

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

Normann Copenhagen Minimalism Interior Styling

normannAs promised, I had a play with Normann’s products and let me tell you something, it wasn’t easy at all. It looks very simple and you might think that I might have done it in few minutes but far from the truth. I just realised how difficult it is for me to create minimalist designs. My interior solutions are always pretty packed with a wide range of objects and styles. So, it wasn’t a easy task not refrain myself. My intention from the beginning was to keep the same colour and composition scheme; I think I made it.

Hope you like it.

Have a easy day.

Ela

Mediterranean & Scandinavian styles combination

airySummer it’s almost here and although I love spring, I can’t think of how much I miss the sea and the sun.  I yearn for few days somewhere near the ocean/sea, to feel the sand beneath my feet and lie on a soft white cotton sunbed. Because, again I have other plans more important than affording ( as time)  a holiday, I thought to come up with a design solution which will bring that feeling alive no matter where you live. I didn’t want to overly use the maritime theme and because the most relaxing moments are brought by light shades and airy spaces, I thought that I should combine the Scandinavian style with a touch of Mediterranean influence. White, cream , grey and accents of black and blue is what you need. Use cotton and translucent fabrics and do not forget the plants to give you that impact of an exotic scene.

Accessories : 1. Lantern from Think Fabricate  2. Sofa from Invaluable    3. Curtains from Urbanoutfitters  4.  Fragrances from Urbanoutfitters  5. Twin Tables from TwentyTwentyone  6.  Rug by The Rug Company  7. Octopus Print from Bashla website  8. Prin by Mirella Bruno   9. Cabinet by Hierve  10. Wall clocks from Anthropologie 11. Chair by Japanese designer Jin Kuramoto found on Dezeen  12. Plant pot by Atelier Stella

Hope you’ve been inspired and you like my work.

Have a sunny day,

Ela

April’s Project – UK studio flat

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I’m thrilled to finally show you some of my latest work. Although its not finished I wanted to show you some of my process.

The project was born when I first moved to the UK. I rented this amazing room ( it might sound cheesy, but I had this vision of the room I would like to have when I would move to the UK – and I was so shocked when I first saw it..it was so similar)..anyway… I decorated it as much as my budget allowed me to, considering the fact that I won’t spend my whole life here. Many times I was wondering: what if I have had an unlimited budget? What will I do with it?

And this is how all started… I created my own world. With a lot of paintings, enough storage and my little corner to relax and read. There’s only one part of the space I didn’t create – the desk wall. I might leave it for later or my thought is to draw it by hand. I’m a huge fan of Anthropologie and M&S, so most of the items are from these two stores. I see myself in a house which is a combination between a gallery, a studio and a place to leave. And I think that you can sense that in my project.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do and looking forward to showing you more projects in the close future.

fireplace1  sideboard wallmoodboardThank you for visiting my blog and have a wonderful day.

Mihaela

Retro Dark Green project

Retro Dark Green project

Hi, my dear reader! either you just found my blog, or you follow it, or you know me and you’re curious of what I’m posting … Welcome and thank you! I hope you enjoy my selection of images, or find … Continue reading

Classic never dies

clasicWhen you thought you had enough of Classic from me…. Up-a-daisy! another post! …. I had this collage made few weeks ago when I was obsessed about elegance and masculine touches. I couldn’t just leave it there in my folder, so this morning I took the decision to post it. Especially for the ones that are visiting my blog for the first time.

I opt for a combination of calm browns and a bit of blue to balance the pallet.  I see it in the hall, near the entrance when you usually keep your most useful stuff. I used the white floor and wainscot to give it a bit of modern touch and to avoid the oppression feeling ( which a classic look can easily give ).  I would have choose a wallpaper, but I didn’t found the right one.

what do you like about my setting and what you don’t like about it?

have a good day

xx

List of objects : desk- Dering Hall  / buckets- ZincDoor   / rug- Joss&Main  / classic phone – Homestead   / sconce- Flicker   / Painting – LaMaisonGray