Whether contrasting black and white or subdued beige and gray, horizontal or vertical stripes: block stripes are a welcome guest in interiors. One reason they keep popping up is their versatility. As vertical stripes, they visually stretch a space, on furniture and walls. They create graphic accents. In addition to the classic black and white, sherbet tones are giving stripes a fresh look with a splash of apricot here, a delicate touch of lilac there - the trendy striped look is complete! »
Some prefer gas, others swear by charcoal - but all barbecue fans have one thing in common: it's best to sizzle under the open sky! Especially if a tasteful outdoor kitchen is waiting there. Whether self-built or as a fully equipped luxury version with lots of storage space: These brilliant ideas leave nothing to burn. And to keep little gourmets busy, charming mud kitchens playfully keep the kids in a good mood! »
Wanderlust? Take a trip around the world with your finger on the map! We dream of distant beaches, revel in memories, and feverishly await the next vacation. So that the souvenirs we find along the way don't end up gathering dust in a dark drawer, we've got some good-humored decorating inspiration in our luggage that transforms vacation photos, gathered stones, and shells, or maritime driftwood into beautiful DIY projects - and thus whets your appetite for the sea! »
Wooden slats promise more transparency in our living areas and furnishings whether untreated or stained dark. They are frequently appearing in both indoors and outdoors as a straightforward design element. Modern facades benefit from their natural warmth and refined structure, while the airy slats are particularly versatile in our interiors. Thanks to their screen-like appearance, they work well as an attractive room divider. They even show their versatility in other home furnishings such as a classic slat lamp, radiator covers, or a DIY headboard. »
This new trend lies somewhere between minimalism and Marie Kondo. The essential factor is to be relaxed. It is a philosophy of life and living inspiration at the same time, Slow Living decelerates our everyday life, but also within our home. Sort out the superfluous and consciously create order. Choose new flatmates with careful scrutiny and the hustle and bustle of everyday life will become a distant memory. Furniture and accessories with tactile surfaces such as wood and ceramics, organic shapes, warm light sources, soft colors, and natural fibers such as wool, linen, or jute are the keys to happiness and mindful living. »
Dark and noble, light and delicate, or striking in green: marble has many faces, and it looks uniquely beautiful in any color scheme. Together with other natural stones such as travertine, marble is currently being rediscovered and given a modern interpretation. So it's high time to stop giving these classic materials the cold shoulder. Use it as a worktop and wall covering, it lends a fitting frame to colorful kitchen cabinets, as a coffee table in combination with velvet and brass. Marble has a contrasting effect, and it enhances small decorative still lifes when used as an accessory. Round or square: we love marble in all shapes and colors! »
Raise the cups! But please, only the finest English teacups, that's style is inspired by the cult series "Bridgerton." As the latest hype, the show is also influencing interior trends. As "Regencycore" it is a mix of rule, grandeur, and a skillful break with tradition. So that the ensemble does not become too pompous, interior designers adhere to the second motto from the series: humor, diversity, and color explosion. Thus, the baroque armchair stands in front of gaudy walls and floral patterns are used so excessively that it is again making maximalist fashionable. Tapestries and the good porcelain are staged as IT-pieces. »
Color is and remains a real all-star. With little effort, you can achieve this attractive look with just a few targeted accents on small surfaces. In no time at all, table legs can be repainted, plain glass vases are embellished with spray paint, and walls are given a splash of color. We present a whole range of creative ideas that are ideal for using up leftover paint or finally trying out trendy techniques like pouring or watercolor. It's time to get colorful! »
Elisabeth Berkau perfers close-ups and black and white photography. She has already created several exhibitions show casing them. The photographer, author, and trained weaver and textile designer specializes in interior design and architecture. As a passionate gardener, she is also fascinated by floral and florist themes. Food, fashion, and beauty photography also appeal to her. One of her most exclusive shoots took place in the chambers of Madame de Pompadour in the Palace of Versailles. We introduce the Munich-based photographer in an interview. »
Whether it's a compact niche with a space-saving secretary or an individual study, a beautifully designed workplace makes working easier. This can be achieved with stylish and practical furniture. If you combine this with tasteful eye-catchers such as beautiful lamps and imaginative organizers, a wonderfully pleasant working atmosphere is created. Add a positive side effect in the home office by creating an attractive backdrop for the daily video meeting. »
This trend brings Boho flair into your home: Macramé is currently experiencing a revival. Wall hangings, pillowcases, tablecloths, or hanging baskets are hand-knotted again. Lovingly and exclusively designed unique pieces are created giving your home a natural chic. The oriental knotting technique came to Europe in the 13th century with the crusaders and Moors and was last very popular here in the 70s. »
Bright colors bring a light cheerful mood into the home. A wonderful way to achieve this effect is to use light wood. Accents like wall paneling, furniture, or decorative accessories, can be made with light-colored woods such as; ash, oak, beech, or pine. The wood appears warm and friendly in combination with white furnishings. Natural, unvarnished surfaces underline the natural coziness. »
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