I would like to share my passion for interior design & architecture with the rest of the world. And things around it, like design furniture, art, DIY. Things which I find beautiful & inspiring – whether it’s a studio apartment, villa with swimming pool, interesting hotel/restaurant/holiday resort.
I come from Poland, lived in France and now I live in the Netherlands. Wherever I go, the first thing I do is to settle in – unpack my things, clean & organize, make it feel good, because it makes ME feel good. This feedback – the more you make your home the way you like, the more it makes you feel good – is the most important return on your investment (time, money and effort you spend on it). It anchors us to a place we live in/move into.
I discovered this early on in my life and realized that HOME is the base of everything. It is much more than just a “nice looking place” – it is our safe sanctuary which influences our happiness and well-being.
Home is a reflection of who you are. Whether you like to display your family photos, inherited pieces, things which tell your story…or keep it minimalistic & functional – it always tells something about you. Other people may not like it but the most important thing is that YOU feel good & enjoy it.
I was always curios about how people live in different parts of the world. The cultural aspect of it. How the way of life influences their homes. Nowadays we can take a virtual tour at homes all around the world and get inspired or learn from how the people live elsewhere. A very good example is Scandinavian living.
You may not realize yet how important your home is when your life is full of activities. But when the time comes to withdraw yourself a little bit from the chaos surrounding us, your needs change. It is mostly in those life changing moments of your life when you are likely to discover the importance of your home.
From the introduction of the book “Designer Apartments”:
“The home in which we live constitutes our principle reference point. It is not only the place in which we spend the most time, but it is also the lookout point from which we watch the world. It becomes a place within which we carry out many of the activities which shape our existence. It is our interests and needs that mold the space we live in. The home changes as the lives of its occupants change.”
So, whatever your style is, the most important is: ENJOY YOUR HOME!