B&W Interior | Nashville

Tuesday 10 July 2018

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It is a three storey house crush in Nashville, (Tennessee) designed by April Tomlin Interiors.
Featured in Architectural Digest.
Home of a cute couple that certainly have their styles in sync.

    It is a super cool feeling when two people are dedicated to bettering their lives together and this house just resonates the purity of this intention, their gentle and deep connection and respect for each other. The masculine and feminine elements of the house are really well balanced too.

What I love about the interior is that it is airy and light, and it sort of welcomes you to the outside forest scenery. Even the windows are as almost framing the view, which adds to the whole serene experience. It wouldn't be hard to destress as they are not many shouting colours or patterns, but this does not mean the interior is lacking detailing.

Nevertheless it is my epitome  of minimal, open retreat for the senses. its simplicity gives opportunity for  focus on oneself. As both of them stated " It is not the house and the interior that should be loud but its occupant's lives" The home certainly reflects both of theirs very successfully.

   I love how the deep dark elements create a perfect contrast with the view outside and you can still see the details of the setting.

   They are not many colours mainly and it makes it easier to see the shapes instead, which I think was their main focus and intention in the design.

    It is so cool and funky how they opted out for different chairs and broke the formal unity of the idea for a dining table.

The kitchen has a very earthy feel with wood and metal detailing, warm and simple. And we can also their B&W picture frames leading like an arrow to the next space.

Notice how different shapes and materials sneak from the corner . The mixture of different wood and the open hall ceiling just add to the overall balance .

Fireplace in the bedroom is always a good idea for some warm and cozy moments. 

                              Floating bed, as if it was not airy and dreamy already. 

 It is the notion and movement in the house that also makes it a lovely design, the journey through the rooms and the experience and ambiance they give out. 

   Truly great design that inspires with its simplicity . Very personal and yet the nature loving side of it is admiring.

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Style it: The Bedroom

Monday 9 July 2018

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Bedroom; the one place we chill and generally destress and recharge our batteries. 
So if you are bored from yours or you just would like to add a personal touch to make it stand out even more and do the job of relaxing you properly, here are some ideas that do not cost a fortune.

Also some of my favourites. I will be glad to explain why exactly bellow.

              1. Get that view going.

                It is great to wake up by the sunday's or the noise of the falling rain, pull up the
                curtains with one move of your hand and stretch under the daylight.
                An instant natural body alarm.
                Another great point of view could be gazing at the night sky from the comfort of
                your bed.

              My favourite(1) I am a wood lover so naturally I am drawn to interior that consist of
               it and a lot of it. It adds warmed and it gives me the feeling I am somewhere in a cozy
               chalet in the mountains, or in the forest. Even better if the view I get is an actual
                mountain scenery.

                     Minimal, white... New York style warehouse apartment. So we have bricks
                      and wooden floor painted in white  with hints of colour here and there.
                      As you have also noticed the bed ( or the mattress part of it) is on the floor.
                      Modern, cool and easy to achieve as you don't have many colours or
                       materials to think about in terms of going together.

                             Rough concrete, wood and nature. I love this. I love the book shelving
                             and the books, the warm colours that contrast on the cold concrete,
                             the masculine yet gentle and warm feel of the whole setting and the view
                             that takes the whole wall.

    Fireplace in the bedroom? Hell yeah..... especially in those winter months. What is also cool here is
    the wooden platform on which the bed sits and the skylight on the ceiling that I am sure offers
     great view of the stars .

                          A little more classic touch with symmetry that definitely pleases the eye.
                          It is like a little exclusive island you are entering . The island where no
                          drama is allowed and only good energy and vibes are tolerated.
                          And again wooden flooring and warm colours with the great window on top.

                    Platform that holds the bed is sure a thing, as we can see it again here. It gently
                    raises it offering a step or an extra shelf for your phone, book, water..etc. Love
                    the contrast of dark wood, pale white and the greenery from the trees outside.
                    I hope you too see why bringing your bed closer to your window could be a good idea.

                            Next two ones are very mountain like. I am not saying you should
                            immediately cover your bedroom with wood but a little piece here and there
                           could actually give you the same feel, if you are that sort of a person.
                             What I love in the two images above is the mic of different woods and
                              combination with contrasting bedding.

                 2. Ge that funky wallpaper on

                  It doesn't cost much and if you have a good eye and negotiating skill you can get
                  yourself with a good deal and piece that will make you dream...

                 Floor to ceiling piece of forest? too much, well maybe you can go for something 
                 less forestry but you get the idea. I just love nature so I don't mind looking and falling 
                 asleep to this view. Plus I love the colour scheme of the bedlinen with the copper 
                 nightstand and the wooden floors.

                                Travel junky ? You like big maps on which you can plan your 
                                next adventure? Why not do it from your bed, a perfect recipe for great 
                                dreams at night.

           Favourite (2) Ah Love this massive piece of art on the entire wall. I could almost picture
           myself doing it by hand. Love the dark colours. Kind of like the hues of the night sky,
           I would feel absolutely ion a mood to dive into this art and fall into my dreams.

           You could also opt out for a block colour wall to contrast on your bed. As I told ya... I
             love forests and nature general so this dark deep green is really by my liking, plus the copper
           details, white and woods really stand out.

                    Or the classic dark grey ... favourite indeed. Great colour scheme too. You
                    can make it more girly by adding soft pinks or more masculine with the blues.
                    Better yet- B&W with a wooden ceiling.....just love how the wood adds an instant

    3. White like in a cloud

    You can never go wrong with choosing white, its pure, clean and gentle colour. Just Make sure
    you are aware of its maintenance. One good thing is that you will discover marks and spots quicker

   Favourite (3) Love this as it is super soft look but because of the wooden elements it is cozy too.
   Notice how the colourful objects pop out.


                             Brick, wood and dark leather, when you go for white Interior it actually gives you
                              the opportunity to put the focus on your desired zones by locating them with some
                              colour. Example: The relax chair or my next day outfit stand, vanity corner, yoga
                               corner and so on.

                 4.Cleaner air, nature bond

                  Well, just get a nice plant of your liking there and make sure you look after it.

                             Favourite (4)

                                         5. Get brave with your "lights" game
                                         I am very aware this is probably not a Gents thing
                                         But hey a candle or two, some weird light can show
                                         some character and bring you that muted sleepy light.
                                         It makes all the difference, especially if you get annoyed
                                          with bright lights after a long day.

                                          Favourite (5) I absolutely love this one, I think it is my top
                                          choice so far. I have always had a thing about attic
                                          style rooms. The dark wall on the back resembles the nights sky
                                          and the lights are like little stars. The scheme of the bedlinen is
                                           super relaxing on the eye and the plants just make it more forest like.

                                           Favourite (6) One word: Hyge Style.

                  6.  Pick up your bedlinen colours and material

                   I know it sounds spoilt but think about it, you are going to use them a lot so
                    why not pick ones you really love and find relaxing and soft.

                  I am curious to know which one is your favourite and why?
                 Would you combine styles and elements and how?

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Watermelon Smoothie

Saturday 7 July 2018

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I love watermelon in summer time. It is the one thing I can not get over and 
it is also a left over habit from my country. I would get one big watermelon,
slice it into pieces and serve it to friends with a sharing platter with feta
cheese. Yes, it is weird, but trust me the combo of sour and slightly sweet
really goes. And it refreshes instantly.
Smoothies though are good too.
Hope you enjoy this one and comment bellow.

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Peanut Butter - Avocado Shake

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If you love avocado and peanut butter, you are going to love this .

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Summer Coolers: Honey Mint

Monday 2 July 2018

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Next non alcoholic fresh and cool hydrating boost contains two of my favourite ingredients: Honey and Mint plus you can add one more by your liking. I personally like to add limes or lemons.

So here guys the recipe for this freshness.

And the result..

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Night rituals

Sunday 1 July 2018

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Here are some of the help I use to drift off after a long day. Sometimes is very hard to switch off your mind and put away any phones, lap tops and tablets, especially if you have a busy lifestyle.
I find really helpful creating a little pre-bed prep ritual.

I love this magnesium oil as it is infused with lavender and it relaxes your senses as well as your muscles, especially after a workout.

You can sprits it on your skin straight after shower or a magnesium salts bath, which does wonders if your muscles are really sore.

Lavender scent.... spray it on your pillow or light up an essential oil burner. Or get a sleep mask with lavender seeds inside ...

The Silk also feels really soft on your skin and has proven anti-aging benefits. 

Light up a candle.. make some tea or whichever drink you like to drink as long as it is not sweet or fizzy. I like to mix lavender and chamomile, but you can get special 'night time sleep' teas that already have some pretty good ingredients blended together.

When I say light up a candle, you can even take it to the next level by purchasing a special one that has a burning twist ... it basically sounds like a cracking wood when it burns.. how cool is that, especially if it relaxes you.

The smell and rhythm of the falling raindrops. I find it super relaxing and smoothing. Open the window and let that put you in a sleep mood.

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