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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!

color, inspiration, presentations

Wallpapered ceilings? / Tapeta na suficie?

Wallpaper – finally made its comeback in the recent years. We see it in all kinds of places; traditional houses, modern flats, as kitchen splashbacks and all over bathrooms. We decorate cupboards with them, frame them, use for collages…

…and put them on ceilings, it seems. What do you think about this idea?

Source: Elle Decor
Source: Elle Decor
Lisa Bengtsson's custom made ceiling decoration
Lisa Bengtsson's custom made ceiling decoration
Source: ektalab.com
Source: ektalab.com
Green power!
Green power!
Source: Elle Decor
Source: Elle Decor
Source: Rhoney Design
Source: Rhoney Design
Yellow ceiling
Yellow ceiling

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Tapeta – w koncu powrocila do wnetrz. Widzimy ja w przeroznych miejscach; tradycyjne domy, nowoczesne mieszkania, jako ozdoba nad blatem kuchennym i w lazienkach. Dekorujemy nimi drzwi szaf, wkladamy w ramki, uzywamy do kolazy…

…i kladziemy na suficie, na to wyglada. Co o tym myslicie?

bathroom, bedroom, budget design, color, dining room, DIY, inspiration, kitchen, lighting, living room, my projects, presentations, property development

Mission: complete / Misja: zakonczona

So, we’re finally back from Poland. I know, I said I’d be sharing pictures as we go along but things were changing so quickly, and we were literally working 24 hours a day… so instead, let me just share with you the video I’ve just created, I hope you’ll like it 🙂

A few details:
– I have managed to stick to my motto (design on any budget!) and have not spent a fortune on the flat!
– bedrooms are still unfurnished – we’ll see who will rent the flat and furnish according to requirements
– we had to compromise a few times – mostly due to funds, or lack of time. E.g. when we get to live there, I’ll change the window treatments, buy a proper coffee table etc. But things I cared most about are all there – my beautiful white high gloss kitchen, Indian-marble mosaic in the bathroom, and three built-in wardrobes… for all my shoes and bags!

More info and detailed photos will follow soon. All comments welcome.

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Nareszcie wrocilismy z Polski. Tak wiem, mowilam ze bede sie dzielic zdjeciami w trakcie pracy, ale wszystko tak szybko sie zmienialo, a my pracowalismy doslownie 24h na dobe… dlatego w zamian, pozwole sobie podzielic sie z wami tym filmikiem ktory wlasnie stworzylam, mam nadzieje ze sie spodoba 🙂

Kilka szczegolow:
– udalo mi sie podtrzymac moje motto (dezajn nie musi byc drogi!) i nie wydac na mieszkanie fortuny!
– sypialnie poki co nieumeblowane – zobaczymy jakie zyczenia bedzie mial wynajmujacy
– kilka razy musilismy pojsc na kompromis – glownie z powodu kosztow, lub po prostu braku czasu. Kiedy my sie tam wprowadzimy, na pewno kilka rzeczy bedzie do zmiany, kupimy porzadny stolik kawowy, dodamy troche wiecej koloru, zmienimy wystroj okien. Ale to na czym mi najbardziej zalezalo – jest 🙂 Moja piekna biala kuchnia na wysoki polysk, mozaika z indyjskiego marmuru, i trzy garderoby… na wszystkie moje buty i torebki!

Wiecej informacji i zdjec detali wkrotce. Wszystkie komentarze mile widziane.

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Exquisite wallcoverings / wyrafinowane okladziny

Having seen a photo of a room with a hand-painted silk covered wall in World Of Interiors a few months ago, I have not since stopped thinking about the supremacy of hand-made designs over 53cm-wide wallpapers, which – no matter how creative – usually are restricted by the roll size.

OK, photo wallpapers are an alternative, yet the quality, exclusivity and uniqueness is uncomparable.

What I found today (courtesy of Mochi Home) is this amazing company fromental. A few words about them:

Founded in 2005, with offices and design studios in London and a team of talented artists in China, Fromental’s mission is to create the world’s most beautiful wallpapers.

Having worked in fashion and interiors, directors Tim Butcher and Lizzie Deshayes have twenty years experience in designing, producing and restoring hand-made wallpapers.

Here are some of their designs:

fromental's bedroom
fromental's bedroom
fromental's vanity table
fromental

I would literally die for this kitchen:

fromental's kitchen
fromental

Now some of you probably think – nice, but not for me. I’m all modern. Well, heres’s the response to that:

fromental - restaurant
fromental - restaurant
fromental's bedroom
fromental
fromental - bathroom
fromental - bathroom

Now, how long do I need to save for one of these 🙂

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Kilka miesiecy w World of Interiors zobaczylam zdjecie pokoju ze sciana oblozona recznie malowanym jedwabiem, i od tej pory nie moge przestac myslec o przewadze recznie wykonanych projektow nad 53-centymetrowymi tapetami, ktore – jakkolwiek kreatywne – zawsze sa jednak swoim rozmiarem ograniczone. Tu – konkretna sciana jest wyznacznikiem pracy. Ma 3 metry dlugosci? Taki bedzie wzor. Ma 15 metrow? Tym wieksze wrazenie taki wzor moze zrobic.

Fakt, fototapety wracaja do lask i pozwalaja zaaranzowac wieksza przestrzen, jednak jakosc, ekskluzywnosc i wyjatkowosc sa nieprownywalne…

Dzis znalazlam (dzieki Mochi Home) wspaniala firme fromental. Prowadzona przez pare z duzym doswiadczeniem w swiecie designu i mody, ich ambitnym celem jest stworzenie najpiekniejszych tapet i tkanin na swiecie.

Czy im sie udalo? Powyzej mozna zobaczyc czesc z ich pierwszych trzech kolekcji, zarowno dla tych co lubia klasyczne jak i nowoczesne wnetrza.

Taak… ciekawe jak dlugo musze oszczedzac na takie cudo 🙂

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Bedroom in jewel tones / Sypialnia w kolorach klejnotow

As you know, we’ve recently bought a brand new flat, which now looks about that:

Flat 1
Flat 1
Flat 2
Flat 2

Here you see a pond that’s just being created (from our bedroom balcony):

View on future pond
View on future pond

Since we’re planning to have it liveable very very soon, I spend my every waking moment designing, planning, looking for inspiration, ordering, changing, and convincing my husband (that’s the most time consuming part).

So today, let me share with you what will (almost certainly – see above: husband problems) become the color scheme for our main bedroom:

Grey bedroom
Grey bedroom
Grey bedroom 2
Grey bedroom 2
Grey bedroom 3
Grey bedroom 3
Dark bedroom
Dark bedroom
Dark bedroom 2
Dark bedroom 2
Cappuccino bedroom
Cappuccino bedroom
Teal bedroom
Teal bedroom
Teal bedroom 2
Grey bedroom 2
Teal bedroom 3
Teal bedroom 3

Generally, we plan on jewel tones (turquoise, teal, jade), with background of grey, cappucino, gold and/or black, and possibly accents of rich purple in accessories.

What do you think? Do you have any experience of living in dark spaces?

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Jak wiecie kupilismy niedawno nowe mieszkanie, w stanie deweloperskim (zdjecia powyzej).

Poniewaz planujemy mieszkanie doprowadzic do stanu uzywalnosci juz bardzo niedlugo, aby je jak najszybciej wynajac, praktycznie kazdy swiadomy moment spedzam obecnie na wyszukiwaniu, wybieraniu, planowaniu, projektowaniu, zmienianiu, zamawianiu i przekonywaniu meza (to akurat zajmuje najwiecej czasu 🙂 ) w ten weekend planujemy zdecydowac sie i zamowic wiekszosc sprzetow, mebli i oswietlenia do domu.

Powyzej moje inspiracje sypialniane. Jak widac, glownie ciemne, glebokie kolory klejnotow (jak to po polsku nazwac? jewel tones?) – turkus, szafir, szmaragd. Do tego szary, cappuccino i/lub zloty. Ewentualnie czarny ale obawiam sie jak taki kolor zachowuje sie w eksploatacji. No i zupelnie w ostatecznosci ciemny fiolet / purpura, moze jako przeciwstawne dodatki do turkusow.

…..co myslicie? Moze jakies inne inspiracje? Macie doswiadczenia z ciemnymi pokojami?

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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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