Home Update: A New Rug Adding Pattern

23 January 2014 0


With every new year I feel invigorated to add a new accent to my home. Many of you know that I am living in a tiny rooftop apartment with 32 square meters. Last weekend my food blogger Sophie friend told me this fun thing: Being an interior design blogger and living on 32 square meters, that must feel like being a food blogger who is constantly on a diet. Fun fact, right? 

I thought about it and maybe there is some truth to it – the constant challenge not to clutter the small space (vs. the constant challenge of not eating certain things as a foodie on diet), inventing new things within the given constraints, opting for the light alternatives. Well, speaking of light alternatives: I have replaced my colorful Moroccan Boucherouite vintage rug with a very light, graphic rug by Bloomingville

I have found the cute rug on Tujuh.de and thought it would be a good idea to repeat some given patterns in my home – some black and white strips and graphic patterns. My pendant in the living room, the zigzag rug, the grey and white walls and now – this little rug, too.

What do you think of my new little rug? I really like it in my home. 

Photography by Igor Josifovic
This post has been brought to you in cooperation with Tujuh.de

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  • Reply Beauty Follower 23 January 2014 at 07:59

    Μου αρεσει που τα 2 χαλιά σου ταιριαζουν!

    Καλημερα απο την ηλιόλουστη Αθήνα πŸ™‚

  • Reply Lena 23 January 2014 at 08:24

    Oh, I love your new rug and the colour palette in your images up there! And I think besides the fact that you have to be extra creative in your small apartment you were maybe inspired to create a huge space on your blog where you can share everything you want, without any limitations. Who knows if you’d still be an interior blogger if you lived in a mansion and were always busy buying, arranging, rearranging (and cleaning…) everything!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 23 January 2014 at 08:26

      I have never thought of this, Lena, but you got an excellent point!!! A huge mansion would distract me and it would be like a materialized blog. So, I am happy for my tiny apartment and for my blog:-) Thank you!

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  • Reply tea-in-tangiers 23 January 2014 at 09:09

    lovely new rug and sad goodbye to the boucherouite . . . but that is the joy of being able to make a small change that has a big impact on your space!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 23 January 2014 at 09:10

      True! Oh, and I have plans for the boucherouite rug later in spring;-)

  • Reply Eleni | My Paradissi 23 January 2014 at 09:39

    Hehe, you’re on a design diet! Loved that! Maybe that’s the reason you’re traveling around the world all the time =)
    Love your new petite rug!

  • Reply Maryam in Marrakesh 23 January 2014 at 10:29

    I’m sorry to hear that you replaced your Moroccan boucharweit!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 23 January 2014 at 10:31

      I know!! But I have bigger plans for it in spring – a colour restyling! I will keep you posted!

  • Reply Kathrin from Happy Home Blog 23 January 2014 at 10:38

    Oh my, I like. Looks great. I am a big fan of pattern and repeating it without it being matchy is beautiful. I am telling you more is not always better. I have 10 times as much space as you and I have the feeling that not one single room is the way I would like it to be. (I will have something to blog about for the next 10 years ;-)) And I like that every picture of your home is different even though it is the same space. Shows that your interior needs to be evolving. Love Kathrin

  • Reply Toni Kay 23 January 2014 at 11:47

    What a gorgeous space you have! I’m totally in love with your styling and photography too. Toni x

  • Reply Lost In Cheeseland 23 January 2014 at 11:49

    I LOVE your place! I credit you with lighting the fire under our butts to start working on our place πŸ™‚ You’ll have to see it once it’s done!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 23 January 2014 at 12:53

      Thank you my dear! I can’t wait to see your new interior design concept! Your apartment has so much character and is so cosy – if you ever move out, let me (us) know LOL

  • Reply Jocelyn Casey 23 January 2014 at 13:51

    Very handsome interior, Igor. I can feel your love for your space in your photos and words. Thank you for sharing your space with us. Oh, and the green guys are very cute! Have a good day! Jocelyn xx

  • Reply Estilo Escandinavo 23 January 2014 at 15:02

    I’m totally in love with your apartment! it’s tiny but with many pretty accessories! Your new rug is nice!

  • Reply Bridgee 23 January 2014 at 18:43

    I love these shots and your little nest looks totally fab ! Only you can make 32 sqm look like 132 sqm !! πŸ˜‰ xx

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 23 January 2014 at 20:13

      Thank you my dear! In 132 sqm I’d get lost I imagine:-)

  • Reply Shasheta 23 January 2014 at 20:40

    absolutely cool blog, I like your happy vision and I love your new little rug πŸ™‚

  • Reply Ana Kamin 23 January 2014 at 21:30

    Love, love, love your apartment! You have made most of the 32 square meters.

  • Reply Anonymous 24 January 2014 at 03:45

    Hi there! I just came across your blog and have fallen in love with it!! May I ask where you found your round mirror above the dresser? I’ve been searching for one just like it!!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 25 January 2014 at 13:18

      Hi Christina, the round mirror is from Ikea’s latest Stockholm collection!

  • Reply Kevin | Thou Swell 24 January 2014 at 04:08

    Looks awesome, I love the new rug! I’m redoing my bedroom so I’m happy to see what a big impact a good rug makes (: I’m also adding a rug with a simple black pattern!

  • Reply Verena 24 January 2014 at 08:45

    Love it! And also love that bookend whale! <3
    Can you reveal where you got it?

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 25 January 2014 at 13:20

      Thank you Verena! I found the bookends in a shop called ‘Aggregate Supply’ in San Francisco.

  • Reply Karen@PasGrand-Chose 27 January 2014 at 10:53

    Love, love your home, Igor. Wish I could move right in!

  • Reply tina @ colourliving 27 January 2014 at 21:49

    First off, I love Sophie’s humour…. secondly, I’ve always preferred small to big, you need to be more creative and it’s soooo much more cosy than large spaces!

    As for the rug, mon ami, I’m afraid I totally LOVED your Moroccan boucharweit and am a little heart broken:-) However, this new colour scheme suits you well!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 27 January 2014 at 23:28

      No worries – the Boucherouite will make its way back soon for a restyling:-)

  • Reply Gerard @WalnutGrey 27 January 2014 at 22:30

    Do you live in a tiny rooftop apartment? Really? I had no idea! Like you haven’t told us 50 million times already πŸ˜‰ And it is extremely cute.
    I don’t do rugs in my own place, but your new one is simple and clean. I really like it πŸ™‚
    Now… the Tray Table. Your Tray Table and mine are totally opposite. Your’s is styled to the point of clutter – clutter style πŸ˜‰ Mine is very minimal. A few magazines all perfectly and neatly placed. Just think it’s funny.
    But will go now in case I insult you any more. Sure you know I love ya & I’ll see you in Stockholm soon.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 27 January 2014 at 23:27

      I think three magazines on your tray table already make for clutter. Luckily we are different otherwise the bloggersphere would be pretty bland – no offense:-) See you soon!

  • Reply Bk interiordesign 29 January 2014 at 15:27

    where is the first pic mirror from?? Nice apartment!!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 29 January 2014 at 15:29

      Thanks a lot! The round mirror is from the new Stockholm collection by Ikea.

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente 31 January 2014 at 19:58

    SUCH a gorgeous space. Warm and serene….may I ask where your side table is from? I love the round tray top & bottom. Beautiful!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 31 January 2014 at 21:14

      Thank you so much Melissa! The tray table is designed by the Danish designer Hans Bølling and sold by the company Brdr. Kruger.

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