Interior Design

A Notting Hill Apartment by Cloud Studios

January 25, 2015

As you may know, I’m currently sending applications to design firms in different European cities.
As I’ve been browsing through portfolios showcasing beautiful interior projects,
I’ve had an urge to continue publishing interior posts here on the blog.
And I just had to show you this beautiful Notting Hill apartment designed by a London based company, Cloud Studios:

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I just love the luxurious feel of these spaces, without being over the top. The living room dons an air of Kelly Wearstler, yet simple with a balancing mix of textures and shapes tied together with a harmonious color scheme—champagne and neutrals. The same feel is extended into the master bedroom with darker colors, making it feel more intimate and cozy.

I’ve noticed how my design taste has shifted a tad: I used to love the stark whites of the Scandinavian look with all the pastels and the pine and all that. Although I still like that look, somewhat summery and child-like, I feel my design taste has matured a little; now having a better appreciation for the luxurious. Masculine—yes. I appreciate darker color palettes now. Talk champagne, dark browns and burgundy. ♥

Life

And January’s Coming to an End!

January 23, 2015

And next thing I know it’s 2015 … and almost the end of January!

I’ve been so fortunate to have gotten work every single week since I arrived in Bergen five months ago. It’s what I hoped for, and I don’t take it for granted at all. Working a 9-5 does use up almost all of my daily energy though, and I haven’t found time for much else. Two weeks before the end of 2014 however, I began sending out applications to design firms in different European cities. It’s only been a month since I started design job-hunting, and a response I received last week kept my hopes up—an internship opportunity in Copenhagen.

As I’m nearing six months of nonstop work, my desire to get experience in design is growing stronger. It has made me think about that quote: “It’s better to be at the bottom of the ladder you want to climb than halfway up one you don’t.” I feel so old as it’s gone three years since I graduated and haven’t gained design experience. People have pitied me, but I’ve assured them that I’m glad I experienced what I’ve experienced; I have learnt and grown in ways I wouldn’t have had I taken another route.

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Interior Design

Oh So Sexy!

December 3, 2014

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So I’m into Neybers again, and I just had to share this last room I designed! Seriously, this is the look and feel my dining-slash-living room would have if I had one today: Masculine with touches of whites, pops of teal and finished off with lots of plants. And the sexiest thing about the space? The floor-to-ceiling picture windows that let in the outdoors.

I love how easy it is to play around with furniture and accessories on Neybers. They have a constantly updated library of anything you can think of to design and decorate a room—from accessories to doors and windows. I love that you can add lighting effects as well! Every item in their library specifies its designer and where it can be found. It’s not just a platform for designers to express their creativity and taste, but it’s also a great marketing place for online stores and product designers. Brilliant, isn’t it?

Here are the key items of this oh so sexy! room …

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Inspiration, Life

Moving Forward

October 1, 2014

She could never go back and make some of the details pretty.
All she could do was move forward and make the whole beautiful.

— Terri St. Cloud