Hello 2017! Hello happy home!

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hello 2017, interior, interior styling, happy home, creating a happy home

hello 2017, interior, interior styling, happy home, creating a happy home

hello 2017, interior, interior styling, happy home, creating a happy home

Hello 2017, hello dear readers! A new year, new resolutions, new chances. All lies in front of us. I hope you all had a relaxed and good start to the new year. And I wish you all the best in 2017 – may it be a particularly green one. Also I wish more peace in love for our planet in general. We had enough bad news the past years. Let’s make 2017 a better year, shall we?

hello 2017, interior, interior styling, happy home, creating a happy home

hello 2017, interior, interior styling, happy home, creating a happy home

hello 2017, interior, interior styling, happy home, creating a happy home

hello 2017, interior, interior styling, happy home, creating a happy home

hello 2017, interior, interior styling, happy home, creating a happy home

hello 2017, interior, interior styling, happy home, creating a happy home

This year I have decided to start without any resolutions. Instead I want to pursue my general motto: To only do things that I enjoy and like. Yes of course I know that it is not always possible to only do pleasant and fun things. But being determined and focused on the good is what counts. And that determination starts at home.

hello 2017, interior, interior styling, happy home, creating a happy home

hello 2017, interior, interior styling, happy home, creating a happy home

hello 2017, interior, interior styling, happy home, creating a happy home

hello 2017, interior, interior styling, happy home, creating a happy home

hello 2017, interior, interior styling, happy home, creating a happy home

hello 2017, interior, interior styling, happy home, creating a happy home

hello 2017, interior, interior styling, happy home, creating a happy home

How can we make our home better in 2017? Well the rule is simple, though sometimes hard to stick to. Buy only things you love. Do not go for impulse purchases off the rack. Only if you really love something go for it. And try to obey to the rule ‘one in – one out’. For example: I got myself a wonderful new wool blanket handwoven on traditional looms in western Serbia. The blanket is from the new brand NITI Kilims & Blankets – I will tell you soon more about them. As a consequence I parted with another blanket. I gave it to my mum. One in, one out. I also got myself the new book ‘Life Unstyled’ by my friend and stylist Emily Henson. In return I gave away a total of eight (!!) other books that I haven’t used for reference in a while.

hello 2017, interior, interior styling, happy home, creating a happy home

hello 2017, interior, interior styling, happy home, creating a happy home

hello 2017, interior, interior styling, happy home, creating a happy home

hello 2017, interior, interior styling, happy home, creating a happy home

hello 2017, interior, interior styling, happy home, creating a happy home

hello 2017, interior, interior styling, happy home, creating a happy home

I am convinced that a carefully collected home renders its habitants happy. If you surround yourself with things that make you happy, the effect is similar to when you surround yourself with people that make you happy. Make your home your starting point for more happiness, creativity, success and love in 2017. It is your canvas. Your playground. It is your realm.

Photography by Igor Josifovic

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  • Reply Lara January 7, 2017 at 21:19

    Such beautiful pictures !!! Lara

    • Reply Igor January 8, 2017 at 01:18

      Thank you very much Lara!

  • Reply Lunch & Latte | Lisa Hjalt January 8, 2017 at 10:14

    I have been thinking about that blanket since I saw it on your Instagram; its colours are so beautiful. I love how wonderfully bohemian your place looks. The ceramics and the pouf … me want!

    Yes, let’s hope for a greener and more peaceful 2017!

    • Reply Igor January 8, 2017 at 22:13

      Thank you Lisa! Happy you like my little home. I am also constantly inspired by your cosy reading corners and your book list…looking forward to more inspiration in 2017!

  • Reply Zandra January 9, 2017 at 19:32

    Gorgeous, gorgeous photos, Igor! Happy New Year to you!

    • Reply Igor January 9, 2017 at 19:38

      Thank you Zandra! Happy new year to you too!!

  • Reply Anya from Simply Danish Living January 10, 2017 at 21:15

    Lovely home Igor, I think your – one in – one out philosophy is brilliant. I try to do the same, and often put our unused items into recycling places – people can go and pick up what they need for free there, works a charm.
    Happy 2017 – look forward to more greenery, and more happiness – and of course HYGGE,

    A x

    • Reply Igor January 11, 2017 at 10:27

      Thank you Anya! I do the same more or less – I give away my stuff through a local Facebook page and people come to my home to pick things up. It’s good to know that those things get a second life in a new home! Have a very happy and hygge new year!!!

  • Reply Lolly January 12, 2017 at 12:19

    Always lovely to have a peak into your home. I also do the one in/one out. There’s something about refreshing, that is good for the soul! loving your gorgeous plants, I’ve become hooked on succulents, since visiting your blog. Happy 2017.x

    • Reply Igor January 12, 2017 at 18:11

      Oh thank you Lolly! Such a nice comment and effect on you – hooked on succulents is a good blog effect I would say:-) Happy 2017! x

  • Reply Cathy S. January 14, 2017 at 00:53

    I really love how you have the cacti and succuli perched against such a cold looking outside. It’s like southwest meets east coast. It’s minimalist, which I also like. I just think it all looks beautiful! Thank you very much for sharing, and happy 2017 to you!

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