5 Happy Inspirations: A Summer Home Story

19 February 2013 0


Today’s five happy inspirations are the ingredients of a little interior styling fairy tale told by – well, myself. It is a story without a theatrical pretense, without surplus phrases or literary embellishments. It is a plain story of visual stimuli that generate a quick idea of a happy home. Let me tell you the short story.

Deep in February I’m starting to feel the fatigue of ongoing grey and dusky days. So I keep thinking that while we’re not able to change the weather outside, we can create a brighter home. I’m thinking of an all white room with a white, soft sofa against the wall and a stark blue art photography of a beach scene on the ocean (1) that would be prolonged with blue cushions on the sofa. The holiday feeling can be extended to the bathroom with a funky seaside shower curtain (2) and a few nautical details. Apart from blue hues, warm and sunny yellow is a colour to add summer to any season. Why not think of an unusual way and place to inject yellow? Like on hangers (3). Ever thought of that? 

Oh well, summer at home, it certainly adds a smile on my face. Even in the cramped metro on the way to work on a misty, grey day. Maybe I am that easy going due to one more fact: I sort of always have my ticket to Paris. Yup, that’s it. And in the meantime I can work on my ‘Paris-ness’ by reading this book (4). But enough with my daydreaming. I should place back this glass of good red wine. Luckily, I have fantastic summery coasters (5) to host my glass. Here’s to summer. And happy interiors.

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  • Reply kleine Schwester 20 February 2013 at 05:53

    what a nice inspiring fairy tale. Can you pls tell us tomorrow again such a beautiful story, “DAD” πŸ˜‰
    Thanks for sharing with us a feeling of summer for a short time.

  • Reply WeHeartHome 20 February 2013 at 10:05

    cheers! to summer and happy interiors indeed! Lovely story Igor. Did you know this winter has been record breaking in terms of lack of light?! Oh, I am so finished with it… Will be keeping your post open so I can keep refering to it throughout the day πŸ™‚

    Xx. Holly.

  • Reply Judith 20 February 2013 at 10:15

    Ohhhh I know exactly what you should get yourself to get into that summer mood, Igor! Those beach shorts (which are soooooo awesome!): http://maisongray.com/blog/2013/02/coming-this-may-to-a-luxury-department-store-near-you-2/

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 20 February 2013 at 10:19

      Ha, these are excellent! The third one is almost like the photography print in my blogpost:-)

  • Reply Judith 20 February 2013 at 13:25

    Yes exactly! I first thought you were posting Gray’s work… which is so refreshing and summery!

  • Reply Cyndi Murdoch 20 February 2013 at 16:23

    What a sunny post – thanks for getting us in the mood for warmer days and long hours of sunshine. PS… I love those coasters.

  • Reply Ana Kamin 20 February 2013 at 17:53

    This was really a nice story. πŸ™‚ This beach prints are so in right now, I see them all over the internet.

  • Reply Tim 20 February 2013 at 17:57

    love the beachy artwork and the coasters … a fun nautical vibe that we all need in a mid of a grey, snowy winter! jealous of your paris tickets and I have yet to make my first visit to the City of Light this coming December! can’t wait!


  • Reply Shay 20 February 2013 at 22:13

    What a lovely story! I’m in love with the artwork!

  • Reply Maya 21 February 2013 at 21:15

    What a lovely post. I miss summer and I am definitely even more impatient after your post! The artwork reminds me of the work of photographer Yiorgos Kordakis. Turns any white wall into heaven!
    Hvala puno Igore. Bas sam srecna sto mi je proizvod dospeo na Happy Interiors Blog koji mi se svidja jer jednostavno odise pozitivnoscu! :))
    Puno pozdrava iz Atine, koliko sam videla, tebi svakako dobro poznate πŸ™‚

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 21 February 2013 at 22:57

      Hvala ti puno na komentaru Maya!! Bas mi je drago da si svratila!! A Atina mi je prilicno poznata, studirao sam godinu dana tamo:-)

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