Thursday, December 22, 2016

DIY: Faux Marble Top

Who doesn't love a good DIY project? I recently bought a mustard yellow desk for my home office and as much as I'm a huge fan of the color yellow, this wasn't exactly the theme I was going for, and that finally gave me an opportunity to use the marble contact paper I had recently purchased. YAY.
The entire process is fairly easy, you just require a lot of patience. Although before I get into it, I want to clarify that the measurements of this particular contact paper didn't quite cover the entire top, however, I'm still happy with the end result because the desk has a little bit of character now! 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

MuzedeChanga, Istanbul

Muzedechanga won Wallpaper* magazine's prestigious award as the best new restaurant back in 07', and I would be lying if I told you it's not the reason I was so eager to dine there! Situated above a museum adorned by stunning marble slabs, this contemporary Turkish restaurant designed by award winning Autoban Design offered more than just good food; the atmosphere was also spot on. We chose to sit outside, even though the weather wasn't exactly as friendly, but the view of the Bosphorus compensated quite a lot for the shakes and shudders, and the staff were kind enough to provide us with pashmina scarves. The interiors mostly consisted of natural oak, characterized by sinuous shapes and geometric patterns that produced that 60's aura. I was fairly impressed by the impact it gave, given the simplicity of the design. Well done Autoban!

[Image via enRoute Magazine]

Sunday, December 18, 2016

How To: Make Your Bathroom Look Bigger

If you're struggling on how to make your bathroom look bigger than it actually is, you've come to the right place, as I'll be sharing 5 tips on how you can come to grips with the problem without having to sacrifice the necessities:

Image via Architectural Digest

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

St.Regis, Florence, Dec 2014

There's not enough I can say that will do this hotel any justice. It was by the far the best experience I've had to this day. Not to mention that it's situated in one of the most beautiful cities; Florence. Yes, even the sound of that word is an experience of its own.
The St.Regis is an iconic hotel that captures the soul of Florence, it exudes history and warmth. You can't help but notice the breathtaking interiors the second you walk in, and what made it even more beautiful are the welcoming and friendly staff that escort you to the reception area, where you're surrounded by majestic chandeliers, gilt mirrors and coffered ceilings. You have no choice but to feel like royalty at this point. I'm happy to have been exposed to this historic beauty of a palace designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, and will most definitely go back for it one day.

A tassel for a key.