24 May 2016

Create your own gallery wall plus Win print of your choice & washi tape!

When you rent an apartment and dream of a gallery wall, this is impossible to achieve as of course you can’t hang picture frames! If you like me, rent from an agency with restrictions, who came to your apartment every 4 months to check everything is still in place! I sometimes get comments from people, saying ‘Oh you could just repaint or hang picture and ‘’make good walls’’ when moving out, well, it’s not that easy! When you have a contract only for 6months and you don't know whether you gonna be kicked out after 6 months or they would kindly let you stay?
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20 May 2016

My guest speaking at the Ideal Home Show + Win 1 of 5 pairs of tickets!

I am super excited for the 4th of June! You simply can’t miss this! I will be guest speaking at the Super Theatre at the Ideal Home Show Manchester 2016! I am little nervous, I must admit! Despite, I have some stage appearance little background this is when I will be speaking to an audience like that for the first time! I had a live interview at BBC1 Radio with Phil Throw before and appeared in Manchester TV etc. but both were with only small number people in the room and this will be different! But don’t worry I am going well prepared, full of ideas to share and little samples to show!



Ideal Home Show is a national exhibition the biggest in Manchester! You can have a little sneak-peak to my visit from the Ideal Home Show 2015! This year you have to remember these days: 2nd – 5th June 2016 and definitely check out the show highlights as loads of things going on apart from impressive 300 exhibitors Including: Interiors, Home Improvements, Food & Housewares, Technology, Gardens sponsored by Hydropool, Fashion & Beauty and Shopping. 
Also, every year Ideal Home show gather their celebrity ambassadors who share their top tis and expertise and you can’t miss goodie Gregg Wallace, interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, architect and TV presenter George Clarke, TV presenter and inspirational author Katie Piper, gardening expert Diarmuid Gavin, savvy Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis and tech-guru Suzi Perry.

Lee Newton, CEO of Ideal Home Show organisers Media 10, said: "Our award winning home show is back in Manchester for the third time this June, and we're delighted about it's success so far up North. The Ideal Home Show has always been at the forefront of British home trends and inspiration and we love that we are able to provide a space for people to visit and visualise different aspects of their home aspirations.”
Whilst there, don’t miss the Champagne bar (of course), the Gregg Wallace restaurant or if less hungry The duke’s head and of course The Idea Super Theatre! 

WIN TICKETS!

I am also giving you the chance to Win tickets!! The competition prize will be one pair of tickets per winner (5 winners in total). Winners can attend any day of their choosing with these tickets. Tickets cannot be exchanged for cash refunds! To win, simply comment below: Which day would you attend and what you loking forward to see? You can also tag me in Instagram or Twitter with your answer!
UK entrants only!

TICKETS:
To book tickets visit www.idealhomeshowmanchester.com or call 0844 209 7366.
Prices for Ideal Home Show, EventCity, Manchester:

Adult - £12.00 In Advance, £15.00 on the Door
Concession (over 60) - £11.00 in advance, £14.00 on the Door
Children aged 15 and under go free when accompanied by a paying adult (Max 2)
Advanced tickets transaction fee of £1.70 applies
Groups of 10+ from £6.00

Venue: EventCity, Urmston, Manchester M41 7TB
Duration: Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th June 2016, 10am – 5pm

For more information please contact the press office on idealhomeshowmanchester@mancfrank.com or call 0161 669 4708




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19 May 2016

My hair for the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards by Brooks and Brooks, London!

Cosmopolitan Blog Awards
I am little late to this post ;) few months to be specific! Well, sometimes we all postpone things, don’t we? Or maybe is just me?. Anyway, I got caught up with life, work and everything else and I just have this stupid thing! When I am so much into something, I want it to be perfect, so I postpone it and postpone it until is like ridiculously late! I wanted to share this with you before but well, life happened!
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18 May 2016

6 Fashion tips for the spring you

When I come across amazing styling not only in the interiors, but fashion as well, I am automatically getting fast heart bit and my stomach has butterflies! Yes, you guessing right1 I am falling a little with love! Especially when it comes to amazing collaboration for a fashion magazine!I just loved the collar between Photographer Troyt Coburn and Stylist Kate Harrowsmith for a Marie Claire Australia! is just perfect! 
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10 May 2016

How to Create DIY Ombre Bedding plus Win DIY kit!


Perhaps, I am not only the one addicted to Pinterest, I know there is more of us! It only seems like I am going to re-pin one and before I know it, there has been few hours of me pinning and pinning and going through thousands of beautiful photos. One of those I am most hooked up to is the bedding! I have an obsession! Especially, natural cotton and linens in all sort of shades of grey, white, and pastels! I do however have special feelings for the ombre style! Inspired by celebrities many years ago I have done my hair, then changed to pink. The ombre style looks absolutely beautiful on bed linens too! I have researched many companies and sadly I find the most beautiful ombre a little too expensive for my budget.
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5 May 2016

Outdoor Fashion for Camping or Glamping. What to wear?!


I am like super excited for the next month! We going glamping!! Surprisingly, I only came across this 'name' last month and didn’t even know that such a thing like glamping existed! For those who doesn’t know, glamping is a short cut of Glamorous Camping which is basically a prettier camping style. We did traditional camping 2 years ago with my boyfriend parents in Croatia and I loved it! I don’t mind this type of holidays, it makes me sleep less and explore more rather than staying in exclusive hotels, plus I can spend more money on some fashion! Yay! (on left Joules lovely wellies)
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2 May 2016

Designer’s plastic chairs vs replica’s, crime or cheap style?

eames dsw replica chair
I have been blogging for a year now, usually keeping quite safe, well if blogging about all type of pastels in rented space we can call safe ;) Today, I wanted to touch a subject that has been quite bothering me for a while now. I want to talk about replica’s furniture. As you know I am an interior designer, and I do share values and respect toward other designer works, whether interior or product designers. I know myself how hard is to create something, and keep it unique. I also know how easy for others is to ‘steal ideas’ or let’s call it ‘’borrow’. I think this subject may me be quite controversial and I want to talk about negatives and positives about it. (Picture on left - Cult Furniture summer edition)
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28 Apr 2016

LSA International designs by skilled artisans from Poland.

When I saw LSA International design pieces, I fell little in love instantly! How could I not? The mix of materials like glass with wood or leather, porcelain with wood etc. is just simply beautiful! I can't even express how much I adore it! I have instantly hit the page ‘’about me’’ just to learn that the designs have been created by some of the world’s most talented craftsmen, located in Poland! My home country! Creative Design director, Monika Lubkowska-Jonas has a definitely an eye for beautiful simple yet unique designs! Skilled craftsmen use centuries-old techniques that been refined and perfected over several generations. All the items are handmade and mouthblown! 
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27 Apr 2016

My favourite designs of April for pastel lovers!

vifa wireless speaker
I totally love the spring! Longer days and loads of natural light! The moment when you wake up and already light and then you still take photos in the evening at 7-8pm and is still light! Last week we had some fab sunny spells in Manchester and it was soo warm! Totally enjoying the weather! 
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26 Apr 2016

Creating a Green Wall in rented apartment plus Win Sewing Machine!

When I started blogging, my aim was pretty straight: to create a stylish home on a budget. You know my tricky part, I rent my apartment and I can’t drill in my walls. I had to find solutions that would save my deposit but my home will really show my style. When it comes to hanging items I have found that command stripes are the best solution to typical nails. You can add small clear hooks to your command stripes and hang anything you want without damaging your wall!
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24 Apr 2016

My LiveLagom with IKEA. The progress.


You probably remember my last post about LiveLagom? I promised then to keep you updated! So, today I am sharing my journey in between. After receiving my products from IKEA for my LiveLagom journey, I started organising my whole house to get ready!
Firstly, I had to make sure I have enough space and I am actually not adding any extras but swapping for useful items that last longer. I do live in such a small apartment with already loads of staff that were here, so adding new would create a mess and one thing we don’t cramp this space ;) 
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18 Apr 2016

Luxury furniture picks for this spring.

Luxury furniture
Goodbye, winter blues, spring has officially sprung and it’s the perfect time to be updating your interiors. I’m about to give you the lowdown on my hottest spring picks for luxury furniture and mood-boosting colour.

I just love the Antibodi armchair by Moroso from The Longest Stay.  It’s a fun, floral twist on the usual and one that will stand out in any space. The colours pop and the design is unique, exactly what you want from a piece of luxury furniture.  It combines structured geometry, soft florals and has two distinct looks depending on whether the petals are facing up or down – I’ll leave that to you to find out! 
funky chair

The fabulously bright Babe armchair by Munna also caught my eye. What better way to add some colour to your space than with this chic, bold design that has some beautiful retro influences? Its lacquer legs add a touch of sophistication and the velvet fabric is just gorgeous.  And if you want something a little subtle colour wise then Munna have a lovely collection of fabrics in delicate pastels. 

Add a splash of colour using storage with this dynamic Pandora sideboard by Wewood.  It has a nifty 360° cabinet, which has been coloured shocking yellow and can be used to display whatever you want.  This vintage-inspired piece is made up of complimentary blocks that allow you to customise the size and colour.   Its playful form and funky colours make it a must for the spring and there is plenty of space for everything you want to hide away. Practical and stylish! 
funky chair

  The Turtle Tables by Universo Positivo remind me of pebbles that have been smoothed over time by the sea; there is something wonderfully organic about them.  Their simple yet striking design comes in an array of colours and a cluster of them could be an easy way to incorporate that little bit of colour into your home. Finally, what would your space be without an inspirational desk? I just adore this bright blue desk, called the ‘Bambi” table, from Cappellini. Its minimalist clean lines contrast so well with the vivid colour and make it perfect for a contemporary pad.  It’s super light and takes its name from the design’s slim, crisscross legs. Place it in a neutrally painted room for maximum colour effect!
blue table

luxury funky cabinet
luxury funky cabinet



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Designers at Debenhams, Ben De Lisi to take over Cheval Three Quays.

Last month, I was in tears! I have missed a fantastic opportunity to join the launch of an exclusive designer apartment styled by Debenhams designer: Ben De Lisi.
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11 Apr 2016

5 reasons to buy Habitat rug to your rented apartment.

My living room area is a tiny space with an open plan kitchen where I watch TV, work, eat and cook. It’s very multifunctional space and it was hard to make this space functional without over cramping with stuff. I am little proud of how I managed to make each space individual, functional and stylish! Especially, I am proud of my living room area which is basically sofa, coffee table and TV.
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6 Apr 2016

Liverpool fun time with Travelodge project #EvolvingCities

Last Friday, for the first time after winter, we could really enjoy the spring in full! Even Manchester was lucky to get some first puffs of warm air and the sun! But this day wasn't about Manchester! It was time for a some small adventure in Liverpool!
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5 Apr 2016

House of Hearts Spring and Summer SS2016 Collection

Rose gold cutlery set
When I first time moved to Manchester the apartment I was renting was unfurnished, so to find some furniture I went to Argos. It’s affordable, great quality and ready within minutes. The only ‘’but’’ was when it came to screwing the flat pack furniture together. If it was a small desk or cabinet I was so cool with it, but when it came to the bigger pieces, it was something I needed help assembling.
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