accessories, presentations

Aria – shop presentation / Aria – prezentacja sklepu

Today I came across this shop – Aria and wanted to share with you a few interesting finds – perfect for last-minute Christmas shopping!
Interestingly, I only now noticed that all these are animal-inspired… but believe me there is much more in store, not only for animal lovers!
Dziś znalazłam w internecie nowy sklep – Aria i chciałam podzielić się z Wami kilkoma intersującymi przedmiotami – doskonałe na świąteczne zakupy last minute!
Co ciekawe, dopiero zauważyłam że wszystkie one zainspirowane są zwierzętami… ale wierzcie mi, jest tam dużo więcej ciekawostek, nie tylko dla wielbicieli zwierzaków!
Camembert Cheese Plates
Camembert Cheese Plates
Taika Red - Breakfast or Soup Bowl By Iittala
Taika Red – Breakfast or Soup Bowl By Iittala
Animal Floor Cushion
Animal Floor Cushion
Cat Cushion
Cat Cushion
Dog Lamp
Dog Lamp

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Trees in interiors / Drzewa we wnetrzu

Festive season is coming up, so Christmas trees are again to grace our houses. Inspired by this, I wanted to share with you how we can enjoy the natural beuaty and dramatic impact of a tree in interiors the whole year round. Święta za pasem, i niedługo chonki znów zagoszczą w naszych domach. Zainspirowana tym, chciałam podzielić się z Wami jak możemy cieszyć się naturalną urodą i dramatyzmem drzew w naszych wnętrzach przez cały rok.
Tree Nursery from LittleCrownInteriors.com
Tree Nursery from LittleCrownInteriors.com
Tree Line Suite's Living Room in Hard Rock Hotel from juvandesign.com
Tree Line Suite's Living Room in Hard Rock Hotel from juvandesign.com
'Tree architect' from homegrown.org
'Tree architect' from homegrown.org
Tree in interior from iainclaridge.co.uk
Tree in interior from iainclaridge.co.uk
Living room from koloriwnetrze.pl
Living room from koloriwnetrze.pl
Tree railing from cuddlysheepdesigns.be
Tree railing from cuddlysheepdesigns.be

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£50 interior challenge / Konkurs – wnetrze za 50 funtow

Challenged by Julie from Most Wanted I created a moodboard with a selection of summer indoor/outdoor accessories from both high street and designer shops. All 10 of them for under £50 together!
The mix contains accessories from various shops, ranging from IKEA to Philippe Starck and Alessi. This just shows that with a bit of looking around (and helpful sale season!) we can add a bit of spark to any room, and on a tiny budget!
This set is designed to work perfectly for the summertime, and can be used both indoors, as well as for outdoor entertaining. Fresh and colourful!

Summer designer mix under 50 pounds
Summer designer mix under 50 pounds

Including, from the top:
– IKEA Superfin glass tealight holders, £0.39
– Argos Mimosa Cushion – Cream, £6.99
– Dwell Organic tubular vase, £13.95
– Homebase Mini Dried Bundles, £3.99
– Koziol, Bird napkin ring, £3.60
– Lux by Starck, Set of 6 Squares plates , £3.90
– Lux by Starck, Set of 10 Big cups, £2.70
– Cath Kidston, Spray Flowers Salt and Pepper Shakers, £3.50
– IKEA Legym 2-piece salad servers set, £0.99
– Ti – Coffee cup and saucer, Sentou Edition, £5.70

TOTAL: £45.71

I hope that inspires you to hunt for other summer bargains!

accessories, dining room, inspiration, kitchen, my projects, presentations

Christmas coming – last minute ideas / Ida Swieta – kilka pomyslow

Ah, and so we are – mid December, a few days to Christmas. So how does this time look for me every year?

– overworked (company targets need to be met!)
– cold (though London is surprisingly mild this year)
– sad (missing my family, the more the closer it’s till Christmas as I know I’ll see them soon and want this to happen ASAP!)
– and this year, additionally, stressed out and tired as hell since as always I’m over-ambitious and have decided that I need to be responsible for whole of the Christmas look and feel. The occasion is perfect as it will be the first Christmas at my parents’ new house, so a blank canvas almost. So I’m sewing: tablecloths, table runners (both in 2 sizes!), napkins for 15 people, choosing decorations for the whole room and presents for both my and my husband’s families…

Anyway, I’m hoping all this hard work is going to pay off and deliver the ‘wow’ factor – the color scheme  / theme chosen for this year’s Christmas is Gold, White and Glitter: timeless, elegant and very celebratory.

Let me share with you a few beautiful photos that inspired me and maybe can inspire you too, if you’re planning your Christmas last minute.


I’m also planning to bake and decorate cupcakes, and – another last-minute idea – bake gingerbread in the shape of letters, for a different take on gift tags.
I hope this is going to work out as I never baked gingerbread before!

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No i jestesmy w polowie grudnia. Jak ten okres w roku wyglada dla mnie? Jestem zwykle
– przepracowana (bo przeciez firma musi wyrobic plan)
– zmarznieta (choc pogoda w Londynie jest w tym roku dosc laskawa)
– smutna (bo tesknie za rodzinka, tym bardziej im blizej do naszego spotkania!)
– a w tym roku dodatkowo absolutnie zestresowana i zmeczona jak diabli bo jak zwykle ambicja wziela nade mna gore i postanowilam zaprojektowac cala wizualke swiateczna. Okazja ku temu jest niebanalna gdyz beda to pierwsze Swieta w nowym domu moich Rodzicow i jest duze pole do popisu :). W zwiazku z tym szyje obrusy i biezniki w dwoch rozmiarach, serwetki na 15 osob, wybieram dekoracje no i naturalnie prezenty dla calej mojej i meza rodziny…

Tak czy inaczej mam nadzieje ze wszystko dobrze sie uda i swieta zrobia wrazenie na gosciach – schemat kolorystyczny na te Swieta to Zloto, Biel i Blysk, czyli kombinacja elegancka, ponadczasowa i bardzo uroczysta.

Powyzej dziele sie kilkoma pieknymi zdjeciami ktore zainspirowaly mnie w tym roku – jesli szukacie swiatecznych pomyslow na ostatnia chwile, mam nadzieje ze te pomoga.
Ostatnim pomyslem ktory moze sie przydac to pieczenie piernikow w ksztalcie inicjalow – zamiast bilecikow prezentowych. Sprobuje to zrobic, jak sie uda – pokaze efekty 🙂

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Beatiful structural rug / Dywany z piekna tekstura

…and another two assignments behind me 🙂 Pretty tricky they were, and they left me covered in spattered paint! Why oh why can’t we use CAD on this course…

Anyway, below are a few rugs that I fell in love with when I discovered another interesting online shop: Kaleidoscope. They look absolutely gorgeous, very tactile and I am sure any guest at your house will want to touch them 🙂 and they are very affordable!

Spiro rug
Spiro rug
Layered circle rug
Layered circle rug
Lace rug
Lace rug
Heine Leaf Shape rug
Heine Leaf Shape rug
Blossom Rug
Blossom Rug
Feathers Rug
Feathers Rug
Palm Rug
Palm Rug

All rugs courtesy of Kaleidoscope.

I think I also promised you my DIY project some time ago… let me find the photos…

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…no i skonczylam kolejne dwa zadania do akademii, ktore byly dosc podchwytliwe i pozostawily mnie pokryta plamami po farbach! Ach, czemuz nie mozna uzywac zadnego CADa na tym kursie…

Tak poza tym, powyzej przedstawiam kilka strukturalnych dywanow w ktorych sie zakochalam, a znalazlam je przegladajac kolejny sklep internetowy Kaleidoscope. Sa nie tylko piekne, ale rowniez malo bolesne dla portfela, a do zaloze sie ze kazdy gosc w waszym domku bedzie je chcial poglaskac 🙂

Hmmm, czy ja kiedys nie obiecalam pokazac jaki projekt ostatnio poczynilismy z mezem w PL?… lece znalezc zdjecia…

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Mounted deer head / Jelen na scianie

Don’t you find it fascinating how trends you were sure were so tragic you won’t see them again come back – and in such a victorious fashion? 🙂
So, will you let the deer into your living rooms?

Gold deer head sculpture from miaderoca
Gold deer head sculpture from miaderoca
Old deer by Eskimo
Old deer by Eskimo
Lucite Deer Head from Patrick Baglino
Lucite Deer Head from Patrick Baglino
SNOW WHITE - Hand Knit Scandinavian Buck Deer Stag from Attiladesign
SNOW WHITE - Hand Knit Scandinavian Buck Deer Stag from Attiladesign
Faux trophies from Thisnext
Faux trophies from Thisnext

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Czyz to nie fascynujace jak trendy ktore uznalismy za tak tragiczne ze bylismy pewni iz nie wroca – robia zwycieski come back? 🙂
Czy poroza wroca na Wasze salony?

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Bubble lamp / Lampa ‘babelkowa’

I have always loved bubble lamps. They look so light, airy and magical – an absolute stunner in any space. The bubbles can be perfectly round, and the arrangement geometrically perfect, as here:

Round glass bubble chandelier
Round glass bubble chandelier
Next - bubble glass flush wall light
Next - bubble glass flush wall light

…or it can have slightly uneven bubbles and be more messy in arrangements, which makes them all the more natural-looking:

Glass bubble long chandelier
Glass bubble long chandelier
Bubble - metal table lamp (Tischleuchte) from Impressionen
Bubble - metal table lamp (Tischleuchte) from Impressionen
Glass bubble lamp
Glass bubble lamp

So imagine my excitement when I went to this Homebase-style shop in Poland and found this gorgeous chandelier:

My bubble ceiling light
My bubble ceiling light
My bubble ceiling light
My bubble ceiling light

I loved it, I checked the price, I could not believe it, I confirmed it with a shop assistant (as surprised as I was), and I bought it! Look how stunning it looks in this arrangement from a designer house:

Boston Concept Home 2009 from Apartment Therapy
Boston Concept Home 2009 from Apartment Therapy
Boston Concept Home 2009 from Apartment Therapy
Boston Concept Home 2009 from Apartment Therapy

Since it’s pretty long (80cm) and will probably end up over our bed.

Or the coffee table in the living room.

Or the dining table.

… no, I’m definitely not one of those who never change plans for their interiors.

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Od dawna uwielbialam ‘babelkowe’ lampy. Te regularne, jak z dwoch pierwszych zdjec – ale jeszcze bardziej te z ‘niedoskonalymi’ kulkami wzmacniajacymi efekt recznego wykonania, do tego nierownomiernie rozlozone na plafonie z halogenami.
I, o niebiosa, znalazlam taka lampe w sklepie budowlanym – i to w takiej cenie ze musialam oczy przecierac, po czym szybciutko zlapalam za fraki pania sklepikarke ktora musiala sie wspiac na wieeeeelka drabine po moja lampe – no i jest 🙂 Zobaczcie jak pieknie wyglada w Domu Koncepcyjnym 2009 przedstawionym na Apartment Therapy!


Z powodu rozmiarow (az 80cm dlugosci) zawisnie pewnie nad lozkiem.
Albo nad stolikiem kawowym w salonie.
Lub tez nad stolem jadalnym.


…nie, zdecydowanie nie jestem jedna z tych osob ktore nigdy nie zmieniaja planow wystroju swojego wnetrza.


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