From Place To Space: Personal Vision Of Home

3 February 2013 0


I am running short of trips. There, I said it, loud and clear. This could have the potential to turn my globetrotting heart into a sad and hardly beating one. It could. But luckily enough I already have my tickets for an upcoming Valentine’s weekend in a five star hotel and tickets for the ‘Meet The Blogger’ conference in London. So I am sort of at ease.

For the time being I will invite you again into my little home. After my first home tour I’ve rearranged a few things and added new details so I thought this could be a good option to take you around and share with you those little corners that make me happy at home.

You can see that it is really hard for me to stick to a certain style. That’s why I entitled this post ‘a personal vision of my home’. That is my big issue – I can’t really decide. I love too many things and styles so my home often turns into a mix and match kind of interior design. I have rather clean corners with black and white, then colourful corners with vintage kilims, vibrant illustrations and eclectic little collections, and then I also have maritime corners with dominating blues and whites, little buntings and corals. 

All this would be fine if I lived on 100 square meters, but I live on 32 square meters. However, I think this is just fine – after all, the best interior design and styling is the one that represents you and your character. I love when I have guests over and they say: ‘This home is so you. I could tell without knowing that this is your home, Igor.’ And that’s the best compliment I can get. Happy week, friends!

Photography by Igor Josifovic

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  • Reply Tim 4 February 2013 at 05:19

    absolutely!! your home is truly your space and I love that your heart is big enough to appreciate the beauties from different design aesthetics, eras, or parts of the world, and not be confined by just one style.

    Your home represents the well-traveled you and the treasures + memories you brought home with you. I LOVE IT!

  • Reply Applewood House 4 February 2013 at 07:30

    Bright, colourful, cheering and very “Igor”. I always think, a home is only a home when it shows the character of the people living there.

    And for the Shepherd’s Pie: sometimes I use a big dish and sometimes those tiny little ones because they just look so pretty on the table. And it’s nice to have single servings to heat up for family members coming home late for dinner.

    Have a wonderful day!


  • Reply Jan Halvarson 4 February 2013 at 07:39

    Love all the colour – beautiful things.


  • Reply Elli 4 February 2013 at 07:51

    Beautiful things Igor!!
    Happy week friend! 🙂

  • Reply LatteLisa LisaHjalt 4 February 2013 at 08:37

    The first two sentences cracked me up – so honest! But I’m very glad to read that you’ll soon be heading to London.

    I only know you from your blog and even I can say: your home is so you. Happy and personal style … how does that sound?

  • Reply studio13 4 February 2013 at 09:57

    I meni je super baš tako kako je, mješavina različitih stilova i estetika, od ČB skandinavskog minimalizma do toplih mediteranskih tonova. Sada kad si ti to napisao, lakše mi je i prije svega sasvim je logično. Ja se od nekada borim sa sličnim problemom, dopada mi se previše sasvim različitih stilova. nedavno sam kupila Hollynu knjigu Decorate, da pomognem sama sebi konačno naći svoj stil :). Evo, sad mi je jasno, da je moj stil jedna velika i ukusna čorba ;).
    Super su ti stvari Igore i tvoj mali stan mi izgleda kao pravi dom. Pozdrav.

  • Reply Sabine 4 February 2013 at 10:12

    Perfect mixing and matching! Sabine

  • Reply Bojana 4 February 2013 at 11:31

    Glasno sam se nasmejala na ono “I’m running short of trips, there I said it.” Uvek možeš da nam predstaviše neke svoje idealne, predstojeće destinacije 🙂

    Što se tiče eklekticizma u dizajnu enterijera, potpuno te razumem. Ja sam sada u fazi mentalne pripreme za početak prolećnih radova u stanu i taman kad pomislim da sam sve smislila, da sam se priklonila jednom stilu, sutradan se probudim i shvatim da to nije baš “ja”. I tako u nedogled 🙂 Ti umeš divno da mešaš sve te različitosti, i stan te potpuno oslikava.

    Šaljem velike pozdrave i zagrli mi London…

  • Reply Lost In Cheeseland 4 February 2013 at 12:17

    Each space should be your own, even if that means you have several different styles at play! What is important is that you feel at ease in your space! I love your myriad details, it reflects your character!

  • Reply WeHeartHome 4 February 2013 at 13:27

    love these glimpses into your home, and yes – it’s all so you!!

    Thanks for sharing Igor Xx. Holly.

  • Reply tina @ colourliving 4 February 2013 at 13:33

    LOVE LOVE LOVE… give me this anytime… it’s so colourful, so you and NO, you don’t need to worry about mixing styles.

    This makes for the most eclectic and interesting homes. After all, who wants to be beige and sheep, right? Perfect!

  • Reply Gerard @WalnutGrey 4 February 2013 at 15:26

    An eclectic vision indeed sir and a happy home it would seem. It’s your trademark. You should be proud.

  • Reply Alexandra 4 February 2013 at 15:43

    I’ll wait until you’re on one of your trips and then I will steal your carpet! You have been warned 😀

  • Reply susan 4 February 2013 at 16:02

    So jealous of all your lovely travel…and your home is so thoughtfully curated!

  • Reply Anya Jensen 4 February 2013 at 17:50

    I love your personal corners of your home Igor. And how exciting about the pending London trip – will see you there. Axx
    PS: adore the postcard in the first picture – FAB.

  • Reply Igor Josifovic 4 February 2013 at 18:16

    Oh wow, thank you all for your wonderful comments & thoughts! This truly makes me even happier:-)

  • Reply Bo3mia 4 February 2013 at 20:01

    Such delight! I always enjoy seeing the little details, that make a place a home! Great pieces! 🙂

  • Reply Oum 4 February 2013 at 21:47

    Love the moroccan touches her and there 🙂

  • Reply Chi Feasey 4 February 2013 at 23:29

    We’ve never met but I can tell from reading your blog that your home is so you, Igor – warm, eclectic, vibrant and fun. Bravo!

    I so looked forward to meeting you at Meet The Blogger London next month but I recently realised that I won’t be able to make it. Another time perhaps? 🙂

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 5 February 2013 at 10:56

      Yes, Chi, we must find a time slot to finally meet up! I think I’ll be in London more often;-)

  • Reply Ana Kamin 5 February 2013 at 16:51

    Again this rug. I want it so badly. 🙂 And the pillows. I like your taste very much. And that’s true I also like when people say our apartment is so me, and of curse my husband. 😉 But he is more the technical department, I’m the project management. 😉

  • Reply vosges paris 6 February 2013 at 23:29

    Looking great Igor… I think the black and white and the Moroccan items are going very well together I love to combine these in my own home as well 😉
    Got some really nice trips coming up as well… like London , Berlin and some others 😉
    Enjoy your Valentine!!

  • Reply Anonymous 5 March 2013 at 12:13

    I’d like all of this pieces :)… some shopping adresses? Thanks in advance.

  • Reply Holly {Avenue} 29 March 2013 at 15:07

    Adore! That kilim rug you have is stunning. My obsession just keeps growing!

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