If you came across this article because you are looking for inspiration and things to entertain yourself during this Covid-19 lockdown period, you are not be alone. We are so many people around the globe, close in our homes for a uncertain amount of time. In this difficult time, it is very important to be nice to ourselves (I struggle with this too) and if we have a less productive work-from-home day or simply we just wanna dream to be somewhere else rather than at home, we must allow that to happen to make the whole situation bearable.
Therefore, I try to do what I can with my days. I had so many topics for my blog I wanted to write about, but at the moment, they all feel out of contest. This is why I decided instead to share with you what is keeping my motivation and inspiration for design in this period. I summarised here below my favourites of the best documentaries, series andbooks in architecture and interior design. Let me know in the comment if you have seen/read them too! Stay safe people, we are strong, we can do it!
I have been working for few months now at Bemz, a small-medium size company specilised in soft furnishing, specifically on slip covers for IKEA sofas and armchairs. Embarking on this new adventure has taught me already great aspects of the soft furnishing business and what customers struggle the most with. The most frequent question is surely: which fabric is more durable? Nobody wants to upholster a sofa or armchair and see the fabric scratching or breaking after a short period of time. We all want to invest our money wisely and consciously.
The Martindale Test result is surely the answer to all doubts and this is how it works:
You always wanted to sell your property and hopefully sell it at a higher price than you bought it to earn your investment back. Home staging can help you making your home looks gorgeous and attract many potential buyers and, therefore, a higher chance for a big sale.
Which are the secrets behind all those perfect houses we often see on real estate ads? How can we prepare our home for sale? Let's discover together some DIY tricks for a stunning home staged property with before & after images.
Rent part of your home as an independent dependance
Looking at your property as an investment can help you turn it into a great and easy opportunity to earn an extra income.
Perhaps you have just done a refurbishment, built a new house or you are leaving for a long holiday. There are many easy ways for everyone to earn some money with your house. You do not need to wait until you will sell it to get that extra cash from your investment. You can start right now as you are to make money with your home.
How to monetise your property and earn an extra income right away? Can anyone do it? Let's discover how in this article.
One of the greatest interior design challenge nowadays, I think is cleaver solutions for small places. With so many families or couples living in the city centre in very small apartments, designers are asked to come up with smart ideas to provide the largest amount of storage and a comfortable living for their customers. I personally lived in different European cities and always found very small apartments to share with other tenants. While I was at Salone del Mobile this year, I've seen some incredible solutions that will allow you to save space and decor a small apartment, without giving up a stylish design.
Compact living unit - day version with sofa and desk
I am an Italian interior designer, living in Stockholm, Sweden. I have studied and worked in London before moving here, almost four years ago. Stockholm is one of the most fast growing European capital. With lots of expats, as well as Swedes from the countryside moving to the capital city, it is a real struggle to find a place to call home.
Many of us live in second hand rented flat (myself included!), which unfortunately limits our interior design potentials. Nobody is really keen on getting that glamorous wallpaper on some walls, they will never own. It doesn't mean that we can not have the stunning home we all wish for. Here below, some advice after my own personal experience, on where to invest money and where to save... keep reading!