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Colour trends 2022: hit hues of the year, according to experts

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We at DECOVRY are all for colour — the more the better. Which is why we’ve selected all the leading color experts’ predictions of the trendiest colours of 2022. We will go through the colours themselves and give you some handy tips and tricks on how to use, combine and incorporate them into your living space. Here’s to brighter, more colourful living. Pantone colour of the year 2022 The foremost authority on colour, Pantone, has chosen their colour for…

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How to style your table for Valentine’s Day dinner

© Adam Bartoszewicz

The time has come, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Would you like to spoil your partner with a nice and cosy Valentine’s Day dinner, but don’t know where to start? No worries, because DECOVRY helps you on your way!   Big night prep Before you set out on the fun part or decorating, make sure the space is clean, and all the things that don’t belong are out of the way. If you work from home, hide your…

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The guest is king | revamp your sleepover space

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You know what they say about guests and fish? Forget about that — only people who don’t prepare properly for houseguests think that saying is true. Those people who make a sorry bed for their friends and family on the tattered, old couch in the living room and call it a day. Don’t be one of those people. Make your guests’ stay pleasant and comfortable, for them and you. Here’s how.   Designate a room It doesn’t have to be…

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Set tables, memorable nights | the perfect dinner

© Annie Spratt

You know the feeling: just after a dinner you served, you look around the beautiful mess on the table and see your friends and family chattering away over cups of coffee, and your heart is filled with pride — this was a perfect evening, and you made it happen. If this dinner is still ahead and instead of joy you feel panic, let us help you. Here are our tips for staging the ideal dinner.   Success is in the…

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DESIGN TALK: GRUPA

Design talk means it’s time to meet the faces behind a brand. Today, we’d like you to get to know Filip Despot, Ivana Pavic and Tihana Taraba, the founders of GRUPA, a Croatian design studio based in Zagreb. The brand manufactures quality, handmade products with a particular focus on lighting design. After a successful decade of dreaming up award-winning products, GRUPA decided to manufacture their own products, building lamps that reflect their unique approach to craftsmanship and art. “Our ili…

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Architectuur & design

WRITER’S BLOCK: The Madrid cabin fit for an artist

Flexible and stunningly simple, the Spanish studio MuDD architects have designed and built a cabin in the north of Madrid for their children’s book writer client, bang in the centre of a lush green landscape.   Contemporary calm As the writer owner was looking for a flexible space that could meet all of her needs, MuDD decided upon a simple, cabin-like structure with a contemporary twist. Rather a large room with open glazing, the feeling of the home differs between…

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A BALANCED BUNGALOW: Modern twist on an Australian classic

The recent renovation of a bungalow in the heart of Sydney by Vanessa Wegner Architects breathes new life into a classic Australian home, turning what looks from the outside like a dark and closed-off property into an open, airy space that embraces all that the outdoors has to offer.     Blurring the lines The extension of this family home was brought about in the view of designing and creating a larger space for the residents while drawing inspiration on,…

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RUGGED RESPITE: Sunken holiday homes

Two private guest residences and a wellness centre sit within a small village on the Greek island of Kea. Referencing the local landscape, this minimal development by Bobotis+Bobotis lies half submerged within the landscape itself.     The natural environment Nature plays a key role throughout this guest complex, primarily in the architects’ decision to sink the homes down into the ground and so making them almost part of the landscape, and secondly in the design choice of incorporating local…

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POST-MODERNIST PARADISE: Jenck’s London home-turned-museum

The architectural historian and cultural theorist Charles Jencks’ name is known the world round. And now, after his passing in 2019, his former London home is set to open to the public as a museum in the autumn of 2021.   Out of this world The writer and critic Charles Jencks was key in the understanding of postmodernism, making these theories and ideas accessible to the public, and his home is full of this movement’s influence. After purchasing the Holland…

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DETAIL-ORIENTED DESIGN: Old meets new in Tokyo

Kooo Architects’ recent apartment renovation in Meguro, Tokyo incorporates soft, warm wood tones and elements of a traditional Japanese lifestyle. Undertaken by the firm’s founders, Ichijo-Toma focuses not only on the bigger picture, but also on the details.     Japanese lifestyle The founders of Kooo Architects decided to draw on the wisdom of the generations that came before and the materials that have been respected in the culture to create something that now is rather out of the ordinary.…

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