IKEA PS at home

We all know the famous product series IKEA PS 2012. What I found most inspiring is the visualization how the products could be incorporated in real homes. From big furniture to small accessories.
Here is some inspiration but the possibilities are endless. It is up to you and your imagination…

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IKEA best of living/dining/kitchen designs 2013

Nowadays we live differently than we used to. Kitchen and dining area is often a part of living area, rooms have more than just one function. Workspace/bedrom…living room/bedroom…kitchen/workspace…or a studio with just one room with all the functions. In traditional houses there is a hallway with rooms leading of it, in homes now sometimes we walk straight into a living room or a kitchen. We use more & more multi-functional, flexible furniture and we use different, sometimes very creative, storage solutions.
Ikea has a good choice of furniture, from traditional to modern and multifunctional. Regardless of how you live or what your style is, chances are that you will find something for yourself.

Growing up in Poland in the 80’s, I remember that in every home you could find the same furniture. There was a very small choice. Now every visit to Ikea makes me appreciate the choice there is and in how many different ways it is possible to furnish the same space. What I love about my visits to the showroom the most, are apartment-like spaces: “living on 23 m2, 35 m2, 55 m2”. It feels homely there, I stretch on the couch, try out the bed…
Lot of inspiration for our own home to personalize it to match our needs and our taste.
After all, home is a reflection of who we are, our personality.

Here are my favorite picks. Enjoy!

The best of Ikea bedroom designs

The days shorter, the weather colder, less sun…signs of the autumn coming. Colorful leaves falling from the trees, the sun going down earlier means long evenings with candles burning, a glass of wine, comfortable pillows, warm throws and a good movie to watch.
It is time to change the bed covers from light summer ones to a bit warmer. This is the opportunity to have a look at our bedroom – the room we spend so much time but care so little about and usually neglect. As I always say, for me the bedroom is the most important room to get it right. It is the most private space which should have a relaxing, “feel good” atmosphere.
On the renewed IKEA website I found the latest bedroom inspirations and some of them look really inviting…


 

 

 

Books smell good (Linteloo inspiration)

There is nothing which can replace a real book, magazine, a real brochure…not a downloaded PDF one. I can’t seem to be used to reading in Internet or on the smart phone although it would solve the storage problem, as I have a large collection of books & magazines, many about my passion – interior design. I like the smell of a newly purchased book or a magazine, play with the cover. Some books have even a structure to them like “Piet Boon 3” which is on my coffee table. So it’s that astethic look & feel (& smell) to it which ebook cannot replace.

And what is the best place to cuddle up with a good book/nice magazine and withdraw ourselves from the madness of our everyday busy life? At HOME…
I love travelling but the good thing about is knowing that you have your HOME to return to.

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 even health.

There are lot of things we have absolutely no influence but we have influence on how we arrange the space in the place we live. In the world where we absolutely have no control, anything can happen, we need sth we do have control over. For me it is my HOME. And for many others out there in the world too. Doesn’t matter where you live, what you do.
I discovered that once after coming home on a very busy day, I started doing some householding – doing laundry, cleaning, ironing, putting things back in the closet. It released the pressure and I actually felt relaxed.
Clean your house = clean your mind. That’s true. Cleaning & organizing stuff is a therapeutic experience. By getting read of the clutter we clean our minds. Less chaotic environment helps to relax, to focus, to feel back in control.
After cleaning the whole day I feel very tired but I do appreciate the difference it makes and that process also makes me realize how much I enjoy my home.

I found the inspiration for this blog post in the calatog and website of an interior design & furniture company LINTELOO. Few years ago I was complaining that there are no good Dutch designers and the design never reached the Netherlands (to far from Milan maybe?). But I don’t think so anymore. I came to know some of the work of the Dutch designers & interior companies and I feel like it’s becoming one of the best in the world. Linteloo is a Dutch company based in Zeist.
Here are some photos that I find inspiring…for those who love color and for those who like neutral base.

Inspiration is the base of dreams and it keeps us going…