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The Power Of Feature Walls

Feature walls can be very powerful. A surface you can use to accentuate and “embellish” a room. A great blank “canvas”, where you can express yourself and visually create a manifest of your style and simultaneously an extension of yourself. A great way to turn your place into a visual sanctuary, a place you can resort to and feel at home.

There are so many directions to take while planning a feature wall, such as placing a frame collage, a mural, wallpaper, oversized artwork or you can just simply write on the wall. The options are literally endless and that’s certainly the beauty of it.

The Essence Of A Feature Wall

I personally think it’s all about creating a visual moment. You are basically creating a life-sized vignette consisting of art pieces, furniture, and accessories. Important is that all pieces should complement each other and create visual interest, through a variety and preferably contrasting textures, shapes, and colors. Furthermore, you want to make sure the scale of each piece works in this collective.

Trial and Error Will Be Your Best Friend!

Along the process, you will realize that trial and error will become your best friend. By adding and/or removing items you can analyze and work your way towards your final look and intuitively approach your internal vision of your feature wall.

And let me tell you, it is ok to first think that one item is the perfect fit, but then when actually trying it out, you realize that it doesn’t work at all. take it as a lesson, because that way you know, what certainly doesn’t work and know, what to avoid in the next piece.

 


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The Thomas Cook Group launched a new hotel in Rhodes, Greece. A collaboration between the local architect Vana Pernari, interior designer Annabell Kutucu, and Michael Schickinger, Creative Director of Berlin-based design agency, Lambs & Lions. A generous space that offers visual serenity where the outdoors + indoors merge seamlessly.

 

Let’s be honest, it’s really not that easy to source motifs for a gallery wall. Clients frequently ask me how to mix different medias and I often find myself sharing the same approach: The more diverse the collection the more dynamic and enriched the gallery wall becomes. The trick is to arrange and re-arrange the art pieces until it visually complements and makes sense. With that said: Lay them out and make sure neighboring pieces have at least one thing in common: Whether it is the color or pattern that these have in common, it really doesn’t matter.

HOW THIS COLOR IS BREAKING FREE FROM ALL STEREOTYPES

In the past, I’ve associated the color pink with pure kitsch, all things Barbi and certainly had not imagined using this hue in a color palette for a project, especially not for an adult space.

With both Copper (being a metallic with enough pink-ish nuances) trending and the Pantone color Rose Quartz being nominated as the color of 2016, all these tendencies indicate the overall growing favoritism of Pink. Besides being an accent color it is a great neutral color, the muted spectrum of this color, in particular, seems to become the new Gray.

In my daily hunt for inspirations, I increasingly stumble upon more and more interiors featuring pink as an accent color. The key qualities of this versatile color are starting to transpire and I must admit it’s starting to grow on me as well. As much as I love black, white and gray, I can’t deny, I sometimes daydream of perhaps changing up my bedroom a little and adding some nude moments to my Gray and White color scheme.

I have put together a little gallery of some inspirational vignettes, that definitely speak for themselves.

Have you been collecting some inspirational images featuring this trend and how would you incorporate pink into your space?  Feel free to leave a comment and share some pictures. I would love to see.

I’m definitely starting to think Pink!

XO – Márcia


10 WAYS TO STYLE UP YOUR APARTMENT


The struggle of styling your apartment is real. We all know it. We all go through it. How much do I want to spend on decor? How long am I going to stay for? Should I buy this furniture piece, risking it may not fit in my next place? This is literally the monolog I have on a regular basis.

In my case I sort of go with the flow and I think it’s important to feel good and at home (rented or owned). So I don’t like to restrict myself and like to navigate within the possible and the temporary.

To start things, figure out a master plan and dedicate a budget towards this project, whether you just invest a big chunk of money right away or if you want to dedicate a certain amount per month and splurge on accessories and furniture as you go. The important thing to keep in mind is to make sure to invest in temporary and versatile pieces that won’t ruin any surface in your apartment. Simply, things you can take with you when you move out.

I have created a list of ways on how to effectively style your apartment.

Let’s jump right into it!

 


Temporary Wallpaper

Wallpapers are a great way to add character to your home. They are complicated to install, especially, if you are working with patterns or large murals, that needs to be aligned to be perceived as one collective image. The glue is meant to last, which means, taking it off would be quite a project. Thank god for temporary wallpapers! These are just as fancy and a breeze to remove. They definitely are statement pieces that have a great impact in your interior. Essentially it’s like having large unframed artwork.

Tip: Self adhesive vinyl wallpaper is perfect for apartment use. You can actually reuse them by putting it back onto the adhesive backing it came with (it’s hard but doable! It just takes patience, time and at least 2 people!) and reapply it to the walls in your next place.