sobota, 29 października 2016

Winter is coming! Hurray!

I like Winter indeed. Winter is for me like an expectation of a long magic story. We can decorate our home to make everything remind us of Winter. It is not only creating of an amazing atmosphere, an impression of space and fresh mood but it is introducing Winter nature into our interiors. What can be a Winter decoration? Cones, fur, bare twigs, fur caps, Finland folk gloves or... reindeer horns... I'm waiting for reindeer's horns which will "come" to my place from Norway! It is a glorious decoration to hang on a wall. Of course it should be painted white :) Let's imagine white reindeer's horns on a white smooth wall in an ordinary flat! Today I am presenting an idea where even boots can be used as decoration. Not usual ones but boots with fur in North folk style! It should suggest to us a land where people travel by sledge only.


Whiteness combined with gray

A good point of whiteness is an endless possibility of creating a colorful staging on a background of whiteness. Sometimes colorful elements are delicate decorations in an interior only. In this case the main role is definitely played by whiteness. Sometimes a different colour sets a tone so much that whiteness becomes a background only for a clear Indian or South European style. 
Today I propose experimenting with a combination of white and gray. An atmosphere of faraway Scandinavia is kept... And what element in grey enriches an interior? It is a scraf with a pattern called granny squares! Thanks to it the hall seems to be much higher than it is in reality. And this an example of perfect whiteness spiced up with a „warm”, woolly element. Smooth light walls are in contrast with the clear weave and the plaits of baskets.

poniedziałek, 24 października 2016

At the beginning there was whiteness...

What interiors are most fascinating? I think those ones which reflect a soul, a temporary mood. An interior furnished and decorated in a proper way can bring us to any corner of the world, to any distant age. Thanks to well chosen furniture, objects of daily use and decorations we can create unique lands. In this way a small flat can be transformed into a castle with hundred chambers or into a hunting cottage in Far North... I will tell you about one house. All of this has its beginning in stormy changes in my life. As a sign of a new fresh path of life I decided to dress my home in a perfect white.

White is amazing. It creates a mood of endless winter. And here I will say without hesitating - a winter doesn't have to be boring and sinister at all. Quite the opposite! A winter is a fairytale with a tone of peaceful nostalgia. A winter brings to mind cosy rooms with a pleasantly flickering fire of a fireplace, a cup of tea, a good book...

I wasn't paying attention to comments of others that white is monotonous and not interesting, that a hall reminds an aseptic hospital. I saw the final effect of project with my imagination. It didn't associate with hospital whiteness but with a secret cottage in Finland woods. A very important idea of this project was "white on white" - on a white background we have furniture and decorations in white colour. It brings an effect of an unreal magic interior. On the one hand this interior seems cold, but on the other hand it is cosy and friendly.

sobota, 22 października 2016

My favourite style

Because of whiteness, which I love most, I like interiors in Scandinavian style and in eclectic style combining Scandinavian and Provence soul. In my eyes it is an ideal combination. In it I feel like a fish in the sea. In such an interior I feel freedom from each corner of the house, a forecast of future happiness and a feeling that nothing is lost in a life. It is like an endless Christmas time!

We can put a pinch of Orient style into this Scandinvian-Provence mix but about it later... I think whiteness creates a miracle out of every interior, even out of usual flat. For that, it is necessary to combine proper items in pairs. To put decorating cushions with animal portraits is an easiest way to create Scandinavian style. We can add white fur on a chest of drawers instead of a serviette.