The Cozy Guest Room

rosemary on the tv

A recent deluge of out of town guests have been keeping me and my guest room busy. While I’m still working on the basics (ahem…nightstands! lamps!), I found this guest room checklist that has been acting as my long term inspiration:

I already have a few of these for guests: flowers, waste bin, scented candles, magazines, even snacks. What do you think? When you visit people, what would make the guest room more comfortable?

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Alberto Pinto – Bedrooms

Looking for some new fresh looks for your bedroom or other parts of your home?  Here comes Alberto Pinto, the amazing french interior designer and photographer with his amazing books and gorgeous design ideas. The harmony he uses between volume and space of the house is just amazing. You wanna have a royal bedroom style or an original one, there is everything you need for inspiration in this book I linked it to amazon so you can have it too…

Alberto Pinto – Bedrooms

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Suitcase to #Milan

Never stops, beautiful, inspiring, crowdy, fashion, food ,business and architecture – these are the words that can define Milan in all its perspectives. As one architect said that ” Milan was build for business, but Rome for people”, you could actually feel it when you are there. Even though the city is filled with loads of local and individual businesses, it makes it in a way special and you start loving it when you  walk on it’s roads. Architecture has its own chic and uniqueness that makes it shine even more.

Having a two week workshop in Pavia within an Architectural Competition, and having the chance travelling to Milan it was a huge experience and just wonderful days. Milan rises into you some kind of wildness or child that is kept inside you. Me and my friends escaped from the whole group for a bit and run away to see the main square. We knew there is something more to see there. Just for the record, those weeks we were in Milan, were very special because of the Carnival and Fashion Weeks. So you could only imagine how many people were attending fashion weeks and you can get the feeling. Getting back to our escape plan : reaching the main square we got amazed by the amount of fashionable people sitting eating Italian ice cream and enjoying sun and themselves. In that rush hours, time stopped for everybody and everyone was the same under the sun, loving it. It was magical. It was it – Milan. Love from the first sight.

Milan main Square

Prada and other shops in Milan

#Milan#Me#Sun#Love#IceCream

Glass Roof, Milan

Never stop Fighting

Our life is similar to the kind of Spider Cobweb that is filled with multiple fibers. Fibers meant to be our ways in life, which seems to be a lot of them. There is never just one way, but various that you can actually pick from.  The whole integrity of ways sometime intersect  each over and you end up in the same point where you started. And all roads seem to be similar and not taking you anywhere. After not a long time rain is coming and is showering all around. You feel the heaviness of the drops that are the problems and density of the things and aims you had in the beginning of the road. Luckily we have got our Mr.Sunshine coming and spreading sparkles and light, where everything doesn’t seem so complicated but actually you start enjoying your life path and gain power for keep looking for the anything and everything you want. It seems pretty easy to let our selves down…and to leave as it is. But there is just one step to go away from this and  you decide when to make it. Never stop fighting and dreaming. If one road is closing, than take another one and never stop dreaming and losing focus on your goals, cause this defines you the most in the crowd.

Add Sparkle and Memories

Details in your home sweet home has a major importance for a creative and sparkly persons. If you have ever moved out or have been gone from home and started over in a new country or place, than you know how it feels when leaving. Leaving some place conclude a whole car with your stuff and an empty space in your heart missing all the memories.

When you move in a new place, with empty white walls and lack of memories, we have a chance to start over and make new ones. New does not necessary has to be hard and bad but good and exciting. Adding little things every day and keeping small details you create a new home and a new whole life based on it.

Never be afraid in trying new things and never lose enthusiasm in life cause you are someones inspiration too. Make your heart fall in love again and collect only the best of life, never looking back at bad things. Even though it is a whole new place and life, with empty walls, make them look colorful and sparkling of good memories.

Camera 360

Camera 360

Camera 360

Xoxo

Top 5 Architectural Digest

When coming to reading for architects, certainly a book has a major impact, but never put aside the importance of a good architectural or designing website/blog.

I listed my top 5 Architectural Digest that I check and love reading and getting inspired from. Click on the pictures and get directly to it’s website or get the website under the title and enjoy.

1: ARCH-DAILY
http://www.archdaily.com/
One of the famous ones. Arch-Daily provides with competitions going on, or future projects from all around the world that widen your knowledge and gives you a lot of projects and architects to read about.

Arch-Daily

2: HomeDSGN
http://www.homedsgn.com/
What I love about this website is the variety of projects and description of its exterior as its fascinating interior. Also, there are projects that provides house plans, so is easy to see the big picture of the project and surprisingly easy to get.

HomeDSGN

3: Architecture Lover
http://www.architecturelover.com/
It is one amazing website that includes projects in there development as well as finished. Finding the architectural international schools in the whole world, having tours in Europe and knowing the latest competitions, makes this website very readable and interesting.

Architecture Lover

4: E-Volo
http://www.evolo.us/
This website inspires me for the future existing projects that great architects are working on. There is a standard building and architecture, but there is something like E-Volo that shows another side of the story.

E-volo

5: Flip Board
https://flipboard.com/
Mostly this is an application for mobile phones and a great one. It has all the news from the world but also includes a rich digest in design and architecture, graphical design and technical part. So, whenever you are bored or tired, this is a good app for a quick refresh.

Flipboard

Hope you liked my personal Top 5 Architectural must read Websites and waiting for you to share yours.
Xoxo

Never late for a bit of Italy…

There is never late to have a look at the warm places on this globe and to enjoy good memories of Italy diary, even in Winter season.
Italy is one amazing country that catches you from the first sight…and makes sure it stays there in your mind for a long long time. I always was wandering is that because of delicious food, fabulous people or warm colors on the buildings. But maybe all together creates that aura around it that you get fascinated and fall in love.

In the pictures I collected there is shown in its brilliant way – Giglio Island in Italy and Porto Santo Stefano. Starting from different tastes of ice-cream, various pizzas and ending with houses and flowers, in Italy everything is very very colorful and joyful. Sometime we are afraid to play with color and to put more color on the buildings but keep it standard. As sunny is the country, as more color you see on the buildings… You can find any type of brick buildings in North part of Europe, but also a variety of painted houses in warm and sunny countries.

Island of Giglio is a smal populated island on winter time, being app. 400 population, but summer filled with tourists and ice-cream shops. The urban structure of the cities close to ports are really concentrated, but than you have to climb a whole hill or mountain to get to another haven place with sandy beaches and cute personal houses that you can only dream about.

Giglio Isle Italy

Giglio Isle in Italy

Giglio Isle and its beauty

Giglio Giglio

Giglio Isle

POrto SAnto Stefano

Porto Santo Stefano at night

Wish you a joyful time and most colorful life to all…
Xoxo

February Home Look

As long as this year cold winter days are still keeping to be in the air, the hibernation still goes on.
So, I decided to collect some good ideas for your house to give a refresh of the month.
When I was little, me and my sister used to decorate in the beginning of the month or season the whole house. We were changing the colors and adding some new pillows. Winter time was an interesting season, but also a lazy one for both of us, we were waiting for the spring to come every second. Having cold winters in Moldova, sometime reaching to -20 degrees Celsius, we were sitting in the house all days. So a change was right there all the time when we got bored of the look of our room. That activity brought us closer and made our house look wonderfully catchy and very cozy.

After a quick research, I found out that all months have their own birthstone that describes them perfectly. And February’s birthstone is amethyst. This stone has amazingly and sparkly nuance of purple, gold , brown and blueish colors, but mainly violet.

amethyst

Purple encourages a fresh perspective on emotional issues. When using in your home enhance compassion and takes you closer to your friends and family. Purple relaxes your mind and thinking and opens your heart to new things. This color is associated with wealth, nobility and magic.

Bring some magic in your house and make your house look the best with some purple elements. As mentioned before, the amethyst stone has gold nuance too. So, if you are not so much into purple, you can add some gold elements, but also keep some wool blankets to make it cozy for this cold days.

Gold and Blanket

Again, if you are more into minimalism style in the house and earth colors lover, than some blue prints like pillows would refresh your room a lot but will keep the coziness and warmth that we all like in winter time.

Blue and Earth Colors

Wish you all a good February for your house and a great time decorating it.
Xoxo