AD’s home tour at Patrick Demsey’s residence

I’m a huge fan of the home tours by Architectural Digest (AD). They have 2 series, the Inside Celebrity Homes, and the Open Door where they are visiting famous people’s houses. These home tours can be found on AD’s YouTube channel, and it worth every minute of watching it. It is a real treat for the soul.

Don’t get intimidated by the houses presented here, don’t forget that this is America, living the American dream. Even if I’m aware that this is another world with different budgets spent on houses (not typical at all in my region), it does not exclude my interest in admiring these homes. It is the proof of what is doable with exceptional style, or taste, and money. Without any dilemma, I knew that if I would ever have the chance to embed an AD home tour on my blog, that will be Patrick Demsey’s Malibu home designed by the one and only, Frank Gehry, the living legend of contemporary architecture. Do not hesitate to watch his Master Class if you want to get more into his work.

This tour was done in 2014, being part of the Season 2 of Inside Celebrity Homes. It’s been seven years since then, but I’m convinced that this house is still one of the warmest celebrity homes I’ve ever seen. And I’m not the only one who thinks that 😉

Enjoy the tour!

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Daily inspiration: blogs I read every day

Every day there are 20 minutes for myself, spending with the most relaxing activity I can have. Nothing relaxes more than reading interior design blogs. I intentionally avoid news, television, newspapers, and everything that can take my morale down. Instead of staying informed about the world’s happenings, I choose interior design inspiration, and sneak peaking in Nordic homes and warm interiors. These are the blogs I read every day:

1. My Scandinavian Home

This is my no 1, I read Niki’s blog every day for 3 years now. Even if there is a day when I’m so busy that I can’t go through her latest post, on the next day I make up for what I’ve missed. She has this incredible blog since 2011, and she started her blogging journey by simply inspiring others. Niki writes about Scandinavian homes, locale brands, and products. She shares home tours of people who reflect Scandinavian simplicity in the real sense of the word. Every day (I mean really, every single day) she posts a home tour. What I love the most besides the fact that these are real Nordic beauties, is that the home tours show the cozy, homey, hygge feeling and lifestyle of these house owners. I can see pets, unmade beds, kitchens designed with things found on the flea market, vintage treasures inherited from the previous generations, and many other things that make a home “human”. Niki is from London, today she lives in Malmö (one of my favorite cities, no wonder why we had our honeymoon there) with her Swedish husband, their 2 girls and her stepson. She wrote 3 books that can be found on Amazon.

2. Contemporist

I cannot exactly recall when I started following this website. I wasn’t yet into interior design back then when I discovered them on the world wide web. They are not necessary specialized in Scandinavian style, they are focused on contemporary architecture, design, and art. They are sharing projects of big architecture companies and famous designers. Contemporist is for the “big boys” with budgets that I can’t even dream about, but it gives me great pleasure to see limitless ideas turning into limitless realities. It never hurts learning/getting inspired from the big ones.

3. Coco Lapine Design

Sarah is a Belgian designer living in Münich who shares Scandinavian home tours for sale by real estate agencies. I’m following her Instagram feed, ever since I discovered her through My Scandinavian Home, where she posts pictures of her apartment. She’s the living proof of simplicity, clean lines, and restrained style. Sarah has a print collection too that can be purchased on her webshop. She is one of my daily inspirations that restores order in my mind.

4. Remodelista

Ok, I need something classy too, something with the English elegance that I can take in along with my daily tea. Remodelista is everything about vintage and new, about classic and livable, and what I love the most about them is that they promote design products chosen carefully over mass-market things. I, personally, always try to avoid buying things that everybody else does, so this platform perfectly fits to me. It worth following their Gardenista website too, if you are into gardening and interior plants.


Photo credits: 1. My Scandinavian Home, 2. screenshot of Contemporist website, 3. Coco Lapine Design, 4. Remodelista – Ciro Cozzi’s house – photography courtesy of @justine.hand

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Welcome to my blog

It’s been quite some time since I’ve purchased the domain. I wasn’t decided what I’m gonna do with it, but I knew that I need it and later on I might feel sorry for not buying it. After more than 1 year of having this urge in me, I decided to start developing this platform. Not sure how nicely it turned out, but I try to show respect to my hobby and you, dear reader, who accidentally ended up on my blog. Thank you for stopping by 🙂

In the last few years, my management work was combined with a little bit of marketing work too, meaning that I was the author of a couple of IT companies’ blogs. It’s been a nice job, 99% I had the liberty to decide on the topics, visuals, and social media content. But still, building the brand of a company means some limitations, responsibilities, and most importantly, it means acceptable content to the public. I always desired to have the full democracy for myself, being able to write about anything, about girlish stuff, about cozy, homey stuff, about interiors, squeezing in one or two opinions about the things going on in the world. So, now on this platform, hopefully, I have my democracy, the full liberty of being creative.

Please bear with me regarding the content, I’m not an architect, neither an interior designer (ok, I have a certification, but that is not equal to a degree). This is just a hobby to me. I still have a full-time job, and I intend to keep it, so the frequency of the articles won’t be on a daily basis. But don’t forget to come back from time to time, maybe you will find something inspirational on this website.

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