IKEA supports marginalised women in India with handmade homeware collection

Banana-fibre baskets and handwoven textiles feature in IKEA 's seventh Innehållsrik collection, made in collaboration with small-scale producers in India. The indigo-themed Innehållsrik collection is spearheaded by the Swedish brand's IKEA Social Entrepreneurs initiative – a programme set up in 2013 to establish long-term partnerships with social enterprises that help marginalised people all around the … Continue reading IKEA supports marginalised women in India with handmade homeware collection

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Five DIY’s For The Plant Lover

One thing that’s avoided the January declutter is my plant collection. Because when it comes to plants, more is more! I could go on and on about the benefits of plants, but I think you guys know well enough how much they can improve not only the aesthetics of a space but the atmosphere and … Continue reading Five DIY’s For The Plant Lover

15 Foods that Look Like True Masterpieces

Those times when food was just food are long gone. Now chefs from around the world are trying to turn their masterpieces into art objects. Though some may think that the baked mutton chop looks much prettier and more appetizing these, but that’s a matter of taste. Source: 15 Foods that Look Like True Masterpieces

Build a Toy Castle from Upcycled Cardboard

Lately, it feels like the most first world problem in my life is too many cardboard boxes! Between moving to a new home and the convenience of online shopping (lookin’ at you, Amazon Prime!), my recycling pile can get out of control. Source: Build a Toy Castle from Upcycled Cardboard

The KonMari Method: How to Get Your Home More Organized than Ever

How tidy could you keep your home if it was only filled with things you love? The KonMari method seeks to answer that question. Image: David Campbell Building We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Source: … Continue reading The KonMari Method: How to Get Your Home More Organized than Ever

16 Supreme Homemade Cleaning Solutions That Work

Now that the holiday season has passed, it is time to get your home in order. Cleaning after the holidays is certainly not the most fulfilling thing that you can do, but it is necessary nonetheless. But what if you want to change something this time and pick a natural, homemade alternative to heavy chemistry … Continue reading 16 Supreme Homemade Cleaning Solutions That Work

Grey home with a natural touch

I love the cosy and warm vibe in this turn of the century Swedish apartment. The rooms are painted in different shades of grey and the decoration and furniture were chosen in a very warm and natural palette. This combination of warm greys and natural materials looks amazing and creates a very inviting atmosphere. Source: … Continue reading Grey home with a natural touch

21 Ways To Live For Free

They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Well, we’ve found a few at least! Not just lunches but free cosmetics, holidays, tuition and cinema visits among other things. Because you don't have to pay for everything It’s amazing how much you can get for free day-to-day if you know where to look. … Continue reading 21 Ways To Live For Free

Prayer Plants Have One Strangely Fascinating Feature

Prayer Plants: Calathea or Maranta? The last houseplant I bought for myself (and not for a client) was a prayer plant. What drew me to it? Well, I was intrigued by the striking multicoloured striped leaves, its smaller habit, and yes, the common name (because who can’t use a little more prayer in any form?) … Continue reading Prayer Plants Have One Strangely Fascinating Feature

The psychological benefits of drinking tea

Have you heard about how good tea is? If you are a human being, your answer is probably yes. People in cultures around the world have been well-attuned to the joys of a hot cuppa for millennia. They have also heard of how nice it is to “sleep” and “breathe” and “eat food.” But there … Continue reading The psychological benefits of drinking tea

The 10 Most Envy-Inducing Architectural Homes of Last Year

The 10 Most Envy-Inducing Architectural Homes of Last Year Architecture by Sally Tabart The ‘Planchonella House’ by Jesse Bennett and interior designer Anne-Marie Campagnolo. Photo – Sean Fennessy. The ‘Planchonella House’ by Jesse Bennett and interior designer Anne-Marie Campagnolo. Source: The 10 Most Envy-Inducing Architectural Homes of Last Year

16 Enchanting Shabby-Chic Patio Designs For Your Garden

The patio is the key to the appeal of your home’s outdoor areas. If you do not have a good patio area that will provide you with all of the seating and lounging conditions then you won’t be able to enjoy the rest of the outdoor spaces that your home has to offer. Source: 16 … Continue reading 16 Enchanting Shabby-Chic Patio Designs For Your Garden

Garden statues

51 Garden Statues To Add An Artistic Touch To Your Outdoor Decor

Think of them as art for your garden. Garden statues are the perfect accessory to enhance and intensify the intended mood of an outdoor space or sunroom. Whether you are looking to infuse your backyard with a bit of humour, balance the composition of your landscaping, or draw attention to specific aspects of your outdoor … Continue reading 51 Garden Statues To Add An Artistic Touch To Your Outdoor Decor

Photo-Friendly Pilea Plants Are Cute and Easy To Care For

The Chinese money plant (or Pilea) is frequently featured in Scandinavian interiors, where its bright green pancake-shaped leaves provide an adorable and welcome burst of color against white walls. They're said to be easy to grow, but if you've ever tried to find one of your own in a plant shop, you likely came home … Continue reading Photo-Friendly Pilea Plants Are Cute and Easy To Care For

Mini Coffee Press

Mini coffee press, measured dose of caffeine!

Designed to look almost like an epi-pen for coffee, the Mini Coffee Press is impressively tiny, and works partly like a French Press, and partly like a tea-bag… but for coffee. Effectively the smallest coffee-press we’ve seen, the Mini Coffee Press comes with a base into which you fill your finely ground coffee, and a … Continue reading Mini coffee press, measured dose of caffeine!

Trending on the Organized Home: Secrets to a Well-Lived Minimalist Life

This week, our companion site The Organized Home revisited its most-read posts of 2018—including a story on a family of four living (and thriving) in 600 square feet; smart advice from Marie Kondo; and a how-to on overhauling your pantry. Source: Trending on the Organized Home: Secrets to a Well-Lived Minimalist Life

11 Cleaning Products To Go Green At Home With In 2019

Cleaning Products Practising self-care is the millennial version of the old adage, "treat your body as a temple." But what about our literal temples? If you're someone who already strives to live an all-natural life when it comes to pesticide-free food and non-synthetic skincare, then making an effort to use greener home cleaning products seems … Continue reading 11 Cleaning Products To Go Green At Home With In 2019

2018 Design Trend Recap: The Year’s Most Daring Home Design Trends

It may be hard to believe, but it’s almost 2019. That’s why we’re taking this opportunity to pause and look back at the last year at Freshome. We explored a lot in 2018. But what really made its mark? Which daring trends reshaped our homes – and maybe even our lives? Source: 2018 Design Trend … Continue reading 2018 Design Trend Recap: The Year’s Most Daring Home Design Trends

2018 Quote collection for designers. Think, learn and grow.

This is a personal collection of quotes I came across throughout 2018 while reading books, blogs, and other resources. Enjoy! Quote 1 “Fall in love with a problem, not a specific solution” — Laura Javier, Product Designer at Instagram Quote 2 “I learned to sell the problem before the solution to activate change. Source: 2018 … Continue reading 2018 Quote collection for designers. Think, learn and grow.

10 of the Best Decluttering Tips and Tricks from 2018

Sometimes all you need to declutter your space is a new frame of mind. Sounds easier said than done? Not so fast. Take a look at some of the best lessons we learned this year about how to live with less. 1. Tape can be a useful tool in deciding what to keep You need to purge, but you might need that gigantic waffle maker at some point.