In Love with a Victorian Home in London

posted on: Monday, 30 July 2012

Source: House to Home

I'm totally in love with this amazing four-storey Victorian terraced house in West London. It is spacious, it is full of art and has a great mix of classical and retro elements in every room. AND it has an innovative Bulthaup storage system, which creates a multifunctional space that when opened up it becomes a working kitchen and when it is closed the room can go back to being an entertaining space. Genius!

Adria's Bridal Shower (with my prints)!

posted on: Thursday, 26 July 2012

Kristi emailed me a few weeks ago asking whether I could work with her on a custom print order for the bridal shower she was organizing for her friend Adria. I couldn't be more than happy to be part of such an event and created a few prints with Adria and her husband's initials and names for the special occassion. Along with them, Kristi chose a few more other prints from my etsy shop (a set of numbers which formed the date of the wedding, the Love Quotes prints and the romantic Love x 5 print) to decorate the tables of the party. As you can see from the photos that Kristi kindly shared with me, the result was gorgeous: a beautiful space, a romantic decor, amazing desserts and - above all - great friends all together to celebrate the coming wedding of Adria! Thank you Kristi! Adria is definately lucky to have such a great co-worker!

Tiles in the Kitchen

posted on: Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Turns out putting tiles in the kitchen doesn't look tacky at all! And I love the suede covered stools!

Work in Progress: Live the Life You've Dreamed Calendar for 2013

Here's one more calendar I've been working on during the last couple of weeks. It's an A3 archival matte yearly calendar which features my typography print "Live the Life You've Dreamed". And yes, at the end of the year you can cut out the print and frame it! It will be available for sale on my etsy shop next week, along with my printable monthly calendar which you can see here!

Five Key Pieces for Autumn

posted on: Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Key Pieces for Autumn

Click to browse and/or purchase:
1. Stretch Cotton & Leather Dress, 2. Stretch Mini Skirt, 3. Gold-tone Necklace
4. Croc-effect Leather Clutch,  5. Lanvin Nude Flats

Five simple yet impressive items you'll need while making the transition from summer to autum from the latest arrivals of my favorite online store,!

Going Retro in the Living Room

Source: Dwell Magazine

The modern sofas are surrounded by unique retro furniture and accessories that give this room a memorable mod character!

What to Wear to Work

posted on: Monday, 23 July 2012

What to Wear to Work

Click to browse and/or purchase:

Silk Peplum Top, Cropped Ponte Pants, Glossy Patent Open-Toe Pumps 

Three key and simple pieces in neutral colors all put together for a chic outfit for the office. I love the Madewell peplum top which I will probably buy in all the colors available: pearl ivory and neon melon!

A Grey Apartment

Tamara Magel's style has been described as mod and and exotic with international influences. And this is evident in the gray apartment you see in the photos where contemporary furniture is surrounded by mod accessories, with a few ethnic touches found here and there. If you love Magel's work, check out her own  eclectic products on her website!

Nike x Liberty Takes Over Liberty's Atrium

posted on: Friday, 20 July 2012

Don't you just looove this amazing store display of Nike's special line of running shoes for Liberty UK? This specially commissioned and breathtaking display highlights the ultralight collection of running shoes for the historical british department store which combines the support and comfort of a Nike shoe with the lovely Liberty floral pattern! Need to have a few of these pairs immediately!

Preview: My Printable Calendar for 2013

posted on: Thursday, 19 July 2012

I know I haven't been spending much time on this blog this week but I have a good excuse: I'm preparing two calendars for the year 2013! The first one, which you can see in these photos, is a printable minimal monthly calendar which you will be able to purchase through my etsy shop next week and the second one is a one-page A3 size yearly calendar that will feature one of my quote prints! So stay tuned cause there will be more photos and news about them soon!

Home Decor Envy: An Eclectic Bathroom

Source: Living etc

Part of an eclectic Victorian flat in North London, this bathroom has so many of my favorite elements: a vintage-style bathtub, interesting floor tiles, a fireplace and pieces of art! The rest of the rooms are equally quirky and gorgeous and you have to check them out here!

What to Wear from Work till Coctail Hour

posted on: Tuesday, 17 July 2012

What to Wear from Work till Coctail Hour

Gold-Pleated Bracelet, Metallic Trimmed Gold Silk and Crepe Top, Peplum Skirt
Slingback Platform Shoes, Geometry Button Earrings

Art deco jewelry work well with classic, sophisticated pieces of clothing, like this peplum knee length skirt and black and white top outfit. The result is perfect for the office and/or for a few drinks during coctail hour! 

Ron Marvin Does Art Deco

Source: Lonny Magazine

Ron Marvin of Ron Marvi Design presents to Lonny magazine one of his favorite projects, a prewar one-bedroom Manhattan apartment which he has transformed to an art-deco gem, and gives a few styling tips for those who love his style and want to follow it:
1. Do layer your accessories.
2. Don't karate-chop the pillows.
3. Do carefully edit your spaces.
4. Don't "artfully throw" a throw. 
5. Do focus on creating focal points.

Home Decor Envy: Blue On Blue

posted on: Monday, 16 July 2012

Via Savvy Home

All blue, all different hues of blue in one simgle room. Watch and learn my friends!

Currently Coveting from Topshop

posted on: Friday, 13 July 2012

Currently Coveting from Topshop

Clockwise, from top left:
Khaki Army Jacket, Coral Layered Peplum Skirt, Silk Jogger Pants, Cami Top
Stud Bracelets, Lace-up Shoes 

The Autumn-Winter 2013 collections have started appearing on the high street stores and there is no better time than the present to start working on your Need-It lists. While browsing Topshop's website last night I discovered quote a few pieces of clothing, and a stylish pack of bracelets, that I want to add to my wardrobe - now!

New Print Out: Let's Move to London

by Sacred & Profane Designs

One more print for my favorite city - London! I'd gladly move there for a few years despite what it is said about the weather! What about you? Where would you move if you had the opportunity?

Summer Stripes

posted on: Thursday, 12 July 2012

Summer Stripes

Nothing's better than a blue striped item for your summer outfits! 

Striped Rooms!

How do you feel about stripes in a room? Vertical or horizontal, stripes can change the way a room looks like completely.  They can be bold and act as a focal point, but if you pay notice to these photos, the maximalist decor and the art steal the show and make the striped wallpaper look like an interesting yet simple background canvas.

What to Wear for Shopping

posted on: Wednesday, 11 July 2012

What to Wear for Shopping

Pleated Top, Watch, Ballet Flats, Jeans, Earrings, Sunglasses, Folded Bag

Comfortable shoes, a pair of jeans and a bag that folds and unfolds are the necessary items for a day out exploring the summer sales and shopping!

New Print Out: London Calling

I heart London. It's one of my favorite cities in the world and I'd like to be able to visit it more often. I love the museums, the buildings, the art events, the libraries and the shops, there are amazing things to do and see...And this year there is one more reason to plan a trip to the british capital: the Olympic Games. London is definitely calling all of us for a (long) visit! Check my latest print here!

How To More Space for Storage in Your Bathroom

posted on: Tuesday, 10 July 2012

My mum is always looking for ways to make space for our clutter and she'll certainly love this idea!

And This Ladies and Gentlemen...

posted on: Monday, 9 July 2012

... is Todd Alexander Romano, the well-known New York decorator whose work has been featured in all the major publications of the field. I love what he has done to these two rooms, which with the deep blue color of the walls, the blue of the accessories and the modern pieces of art create a striking yet somehow light and warm effect!

I Need Your Help... launching a new typography print, titled "Let's Move to London". After designing about 20 versions, I'm finally down to these two, and I can't really decide which one to choose for my etsy shop. Is it going to be No1 or No2? The difference is in the London eye image, the first one is a little bit closer to the text than the second. I'd love to get your feedback through a comment! Thank you!   

Touches of Yellow and Gray

posted on: Friday, 6 July 2012

Yellow and Gray

1. Bookcase, 2. Bread Basket, 3. French Press Coffee Maker, 4. Yellow Pillow Cover, 5. Tape, 6. Gray Pillow Cover, 7. Jewel Knob

Inspired by the gray kitchen with the neon yellow details I posted on my blog yesterday, here are a few very chic and beautiful items in these two colours, all in budget-friendly prices!

White Pantone Chairs in a White Kitchen

Source: Elle Decor
The all-time classic Pantone chairs add a modern touch to any space you place them! And if an art and furniture dealer like Ralph Pucci has chosen them for his beach house, you know you are making the right choice for your apartment!

Home Decor Envy: Gray Kitchen with Neon Yellow Details

posted on: Thursday, 5 July 2012

Source: Apartment Therapy

One more space with gray walls, but decorated this time with a couple of neon details that brighten up the space and give it a cool contemporary twist!

Splurge Vs. Steal: The Black Suede Sandal

posted on: Wednesday, 4 July 2012

It will look amazing with dresses, trousers or skirts. It can be worn to work or for a night out with friends! The high heel black sandal is a must for women of all ages and you should definately consider adding one to your shoe collection before they sale out!

Hey! Let's Move to Paris!

 by Sacred & Profane Designs

Now, who wouldn't like to pack his/her suitcases and move to Paris? Who wouldn't want to be walking by the Eiffel Tower every day, to have the chance to pop into the Louvre to see the amazing pieces of art whenever he/she has free time, to be able taste great pastries, amazing wine and all sorts of types of cheese and last but not least to see the latest fashion trends at the world's fashion capital? Time to start thinking about it....

What to Wear to Work

posted on: Tuesday, 3 July 2012

What to Wear to Work

Get rid of your black and gray outfits, and adopt a white-beige palette for your workwear in the summer.

A Young Collector's Home

Source: Atlanta Homes

The creative manager for Jamestown Properties, George Krauth, needed a part-time home in Atlanta and as soon as he found his idea of a gorgeous building in MidCity Lofts, he looked no further. Kruth knew that he could transform the cold, white spaces of a loft into a warm place for his mix of new and old furniture as well as his collection items. But there were a few challenges; finding the right white - for example - “took forever,” he admits. “I’d paint one wall what I thought was the perfect shade, but it was a cloudy day. Once the sun came out, I realized I needed something different—and so on.” The trial-and-error method paid off, though, resulting in a light space that beautifully showcases his possessions. More photos here.

Shades of Blue

posted on: Monday, 2 July 2012

Source: Cottages & Gardens

A devoted fan of mid-century design, the well known decorator Darren Brown helps a couple turn their Upper West Side apartment into a serene retreat where hues of blue prevail.  

Happy Because...

... my "Break the Mold" archival matte art print was featured yesterday on Etsy's Gifts Newsletter!!!