design is hard, so cut yourself a break

I’m enamoured by those who appear to design their home effortlessly. I have my moments. I think I’m skilled at the little vignettes, and coming up with ideas for other people’s homes, but when it comes to my own—I feel like a deer in headlights. Or, more aptly, a sloth in headlights. But I’ve feltContinue reading “design is hard, so cut yourself a break”

groovy shapes & contrasting colours

I’ll never be able to answer the question, “What’s your taste in design?” One day, I’ll wake up and want to throw out 90% of my belongings so that I can transform my home into a serene, white-walled cabin with minimal furniture. A single fire burns. I stoke it alone. I listen to violin. Okay,Continue reading “groovy shapes & contrasting colours”

A glimpse into a book lover & design buff’s character-filled apartment

Earlier today, a friend was asking me what I looked for when I feature homes on Hyppiä. “Do they need to be really ‘done’, if you know what I mean? Polished?” she asked. “Honestly, the less ‘done’ they are, the better,” I replied. “That’s when you get to see someone’s personality and character.” My missionContinue reading “A glimpse into a book lover & design buff’s character-filled apartment”

Before & after: my mini, oh-so-fun bedroom makeover

Psst—read to the bottom to win a Hyppiä design package and feature wall from Otto Studio! You know when you take the time to finally knock something off your to-do list and you kick yourself for not doing it sooner? That’s what I feel every time I walk into my new, dashing bedroom. It’s beenContinue reading “Before & after: my mini, oh-so-fun bedroom makeover”

5 YouTube interior design channels that are certified cringe-free

Something about the YouTube interior design game right now can be highly cringe-worthy. I’m not sure why there is a need to nearly yell into the camera, speak at twice the necessary speed for humans, or, on the flip side, speak so quietly that you’re not sure they’re actually conscious. But I come bearing goodContinue reading “5 YouTube interior design channels that are certified cringe-free”

The perfect palette: natural wood + clean black lines

Once upon a time I hated natural wood. It felt—can you believe it—cheap? I scoffed at how people could actually want a piece of furniture that looked like it was halfway done. Oh, how we grow up. Now, I see natural wood as one of the most sumptuous materials you can have in a home.Continue reading “The perfect palette: natural wood + clean black lines”