What flooring material options do I have for my outdoor courtyard?



Reader’s question

"I would like some ideas for covering the outdoor floors of my house, such as patios, steps, and corridors around my house. The building was built during 70s and stands on seaview; it is recently renovated and painted an ocher-yellow color. The front porch railings are wrought iron. I have a small quantity polygonal grey slate and I would like to use it in combination with another flooring material. Moreover I would like your ideas on what color to paint the railings. The windows will be probably a green shade."


What paint colors to match with dark beige and wenge color in my living room?


Reader’s question

"I am renovating my house which has open plan kitchen living room. I would like your help to build a color scheme in the place, to coordinate floor tile and countertop considering that I have dark beige sofa and coffee table in wenge color. I would like to take into account that I like details in romantic colors, such as pink".


What decor solutions do I have to flank the fireplace?


Reader’s question

“I would like some decorating ideas next to my stone fireplace. The space is large and adequate for any solution. Thank you very much!"

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The type of structure that will flank your fireplace depends on the decorating style of your room.

You can choose shelf system constructed by drywall or wood on either side of the fireplace symmetrically or asymmetrically. The lower part of the structure can be cabinetry, or furthermore, you can have a column on one side, depending on the layout of the room. The structure can be up to the ceiling or to the middle of the fireplace wall, depending on your 



What color to choose for the wall behind neoclassical console?


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Reader’s question

“I am astounded at the good work on your website and I read all the articles on a daily basis! I would like your advice! I bought a small entrance piece of furniture, which has a hand painted vintage look. What paint color to pick for the wall behind it and what color for the dining set, as it can be seen when entering the house. I would like neoclassical style dining set with carved dining chairs. My sofa is white leather. Thank you for your time."


How to enhance your sketches with 3 dimensionality



Sketches, either you are an architect, interior designer or graphic designer, are an important communication tool than not only helps you communicate your idea with your clients but also convert your abstract ideas into specific drawings. 

The illusion of three-dimensionality enhances sketches, even the simplest ones, makes them more vivid and sophisticated. Below you’ll see 3 simple techniques that will help you break the flatness of the paper and add depth and 3 dimensionality to your sketches.

  • By using light, mediun and dark tones. Any object is visible only under light. The parts of an object that are closer to a light source are lighter than the parts of the objects that are farther from the light source.

Look the following shapes. The first sphere seems flat while the second seems 3 dimensional. The only thing that it was applied to the second sphere was the technique of light, medium and dark tones. The same technique was applied to the cylinder. 

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Contemporary and handmade wall clocks



A selection of 10 well designed, handmade wall clocks with sofisticated and contemporary style. 

  • A unique clock by Objectify. The wall clock is made from sustainable produced Radiata plywood with the design digitally printed to polyester and laminated to the front. Each clock face is unique, reflecting the grain of the wood it was made from. 

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