Pops of colour

In some cases colour doesn't have to take all over the place. Sometimes it just have to be a discreet optical surprise in a neutral environment. Famous Australian designer, Fiona Lynch designed the interior of a grand Victorian terrace in Melbourne’s South Yarra. She created a calm and lounging space using a white and light grey palette as a base mixed with custom made furnishing and some pops of pastel and bright colours. Can't stop staring at these images. Great inspiration!

// via est magazine


The atelier

My workspace is a small office in an ordinary small room of my house. But some artists are lucky enough to have amazing inspiring ateliers, like Swedish illustrator Sara N. Bergman. Sara is one of the creatives behind Love Warriors. I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves!

Check her instagram account, too! It's beautiful!


Living in grayscale

Well, hello future house! Here is a beautiful duplex apartment in the centre of Gothenburg, Sweden. Guess where I spotted it; at a Swedish real estate agency named Entrance. As I have mentioned hundreds of times before, this is how all scandinavian real estate agencies look like; the epitome of elegance and good taste. Great example of monochromatic decoration playing nicely with white, grey and black hues. Always a pleasant visually surprise seeing plants and greenery in that kind of decoration. I think is a great daily source of domestic relaxation.

// via entrance


New Year's Resolutions printable cards

Happy New Year guys! After all the new-year's-first-day festive madness - the celebrations, the crazy dances, the family dinners, the presents exchange, the hugs, the kisses, the wishes - it's time to set some goals and make some personal promises!
It's time for the New Year's Resolutions!
Every first of January I write my resolutions on a piece of paper, fold it and keep it in an old box with photographs and greeting cards. Next year, I get this paper and read my resolutions checking whether I accomplished them or not! I absolutely love this personal tradition, as it makes me focus on myself and try every year to grow into the man I want to become.
This year I wanted to make something fancier. So I designed a double sided printable New-Year's-Resolutions card which can be framed in a RIBBA frame by IKEA. One side has a 'resolutions' illustration (four versions to choose; read the instructions below) and on the other side you can write and hide your resolutions, thoughts, wishes and promises. Easy, right?!


1. Download the .pdf file by clicking the image below.
2. Choose the front side you like (white background with black letters/black background with white letters/white background with gold letters/black background with gold letters) and print it on white A4 cardstock. Plain printer paper works as well, but cardstock is thicker and more delicate. Print the back of the card on the other side of the cardstock/paper.
3. Cut the dotted lines.
4. Write the current year and your resolutions (I left five blank spaces to fill them, but there is plenty of space below to add some more if you wish.)
5. Frame your card in an ikea's RIBBA frame. Note that the card's height fits exactly; not the length.
6. Put the frame on your wall or wherever you want.
7. Unframe it in 365 days!

I wish you all the best and may 2015 bring new happiness, new goals, new achievements and a lot of new inspirations on your life! Wishing you a year fully loaded with happiness!



Monday Swedish-inspired home bliss

spotted on my scandinavian home via Coco Lapine Design

I can't even describe how much I admire this Swedish apartment. You all know that I am a white-washed-walls/dark-floors/scandi-styled lover! This place is an eyecandy: black-painted shiny wooden floors, beautiful ornate cornicing, minimal Scandinavian furnishing, vintage finds combined with designer pieces, art on the walls and, of course, a little bit of nature presence.

Can I move in right now, please....?

Have a great last-week-of-November everybody!


DIY clothing rack / Guest Post at myLifebox

all photos © P. Petrozelis for hommieuk.blogspot.com

I'm really excited today sharing with you guys, through a guest-post at myLifebox, this amazing DIY clothing rack I made. When Anna-Rosa invited me to join her guest-post-series she was organizing, while she would be enjoying her little Euro-trip during October, I already designing and planing to make a clothing rack using raw wood and copper. It was just the right timing! I made it (it's a piece of cake...Believe me), photographed it and here it is online just for you.

Read the full story and instructions on

New Fresh Clean start

Such a nice feeling cleaning up your desktop. I organized my files and folders, backed up my latest projects, cleared my desktop and emptied my trash bin. Totally worth the time spent! I also changed my wallpaper. I chose this inspiring quote my lovely friend and blogger, Cocorrina made. It makes me want to do a thousand new stuff and literally seize the day, everytime I see it. It feels like I tidied my room and changed my sheets with new freshly cleaned ones. It's nice! At least until it gets messy again!

Have a good day! Have a good week!

Download Cocorrina's wallpaper



I love white. All kind of white and all hues of white. And I love concrete. And of course, I love their combination. Today's post has both. It's about a beautifully decorated home named VEDBAEK HOUSE IV by Danish studio NORM.ARCHITECTS. The white-washed walls meet the grey concrete textured floors creating the best base of a minimal home, filled with black, grey, white and wooden furnitures. All other decorative items, lightings and curtains add the final touches, being part of the house's colour palette. Clean, bright and sharp. My favourite style.



DIY IKEA Hack: Marbled-Dip-Dye Tall LACK table

The last couple of months I'm working on a renovation at my mother's craft/sewing room. Sometime, eventually, I'm going to post the whole process and final look. Until then I'll share a series of DIYs I'm doing in this room.

Today's post is about an IKEA Hack DIY. My mother wanted a new table for her overlocker, but she needed to be taller than an average table. I was looking for something small in size, tall, cheap and stylish. The NIPEN legs that I really liked from IKEA were quite expensive for my budget and the table tops I found were too big for what I was looking.

The LACK side table was perfect in terms of size, budget and style but it was short. What about assembling two LACK side tables?; I thought! It's still cheaper that any other table I had in mind. This idea gave me the opportunity to experiment on my favourite dip-dye trend. As marble is popular right now, I chose to have a marbled dip-dye tall LACK table.



First, take four of the legs and mark an X with a pencil on the underside (the side that isn't drilled), from one corner to the opposite. In this way you'll find the exact centre of the leg. Next, drill with a 4.5mm drill bit where the two lines meet (on the centre of the X). Note that these sides of the legs you drilled are going to be assembled on the table top.

The four remaining legs will be covered with the marble contact paper. Cut the contact paper to be slightly longer than the leg. Slowly and carefully apply the contact paper around the leg, starting from one edge. Press firmly with a ruler as you go to smooth out any air bubbles. Fold the remaining paper on the sides. It's like wrapping a present!

Assemble each 'marble' leg with a white one using the screws of the package. Just connect each side of the screw with the holes on the legs and turn around until the two legs be attached.

Then, assemble the four 'new' legs on the table top, according the IKEA instructions that it comes with.

(Note: For this DIY project you will need only one table top. Keep the other one for some future project or whatever)

all photos © P. Petrozelis for hommieuk.blogspot.com

I think it came up pretty nice! I'm very pleased with the result! I'd love to hear your opinion and comments!

Just an extra tip: LACK side table comes in many colours. According to your taste and personal style you can combine different colours. For example, my second choice was to use the oak legs instead of the 'marbled' ones. Be creative!