Creating a spa experience at home

It’s quite extraordinary what happens when you go to the spa. The moment you walk in, the world drifts away and you forget about what has (or will) happen that day. You just focus on relaxing and recharging. Sadly, once you leave, everything seems to have become even more chaotic while you were at the spa and that relaxed feeling begins to melt away.

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How to use art to liven up a space

One of the things about being a designer is that I’m always rearranging, tweaking and changing up the look of a space…trying to find new ways to make the space feel more personal and lively. Though pillows, rugs or a new coat of paint can definitely change the vibe of the room, art can be even more impactful. Art plays a supporting role and a room isn’t complete without it.

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Powerful Color Combo: Oranges and Blues

Whether we’re painting walls, upholstering furniture or adding accessories, color is one of our favorite ways to set our interiors apart. But as much as we love classic color combos like black & white or jewel tones, we often opt for the more unexpected and playful combination of orange and blue hues. Now it may seem like an odd pairing, but I assure you it’s a marriage made in color heaven.

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Yellow and white tiles with a white grout from Ohorona24.in.ua

This is How You Choose a Grout Color

Paint is a great way to set the mood and ambiance in a room. But there’s another often overlooked design element that has a huge impact on the look of the space – grout! It may be hard to believe, but grout color can completely transform the energy of a room!

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Yes, your child’s room really can grow with her!

As an interior designer, I work on homes from top to bottom. But, I absolutely love creating children’s rooms! It’s always so fun to get to know the child that will play, sleep and pitch fits in the space and to include different elements of their personalities in the design. As a mom, I also know how quickly kids grow up – sheds tear – and what a challenge that can be when it comes to constantly updating their rooms. So how can you create a space that will grow up with your kids? Let’s dive in into some of the must-have elements when it comes to kids’ rooms.

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Jewel-Tones: Easy Ways to Use Them Around the House

Maybe you’re a die-hard fan of sapphire blue or a low-key lover of emerald green. Whether a lover of ruby or amethyst, one thing stays true: gem-toned decor can be intimidating. Openly, I felt the same way when I first started my career in interior design. These deep hues can be used just about anywhere – accent walls, rugs, mirrors — but are there rules to follow when injecting this much color into your home? I’ll let you in on a little secret: jewel-tones can be your best friend when it comes to decorating.

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Style your livable, open kitchen like a pro!

Do you remember when the only way to display things in a kitchen was to use a China cabinet? We do and we’re happy to say those days are gone! While we still love a fab China cabinet, open shelves are today’s more modern version of the classic go-to. They are a bold way to add your personality and style. Let’s chat about our favorite ways to create a livable, open kitchen space.

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Super Organized? You are now with back-to-school mudrooms!

It’s that time of year again: the time for new notebooks, backpacks, and….back to school mudrooms! You might be asking yourself “Just what is a mudroom?” It’s lots of things to many people and everything to some. Not only is it a super utility driven addition to any home, it is an opportunity for fun and creativity. You have a unique, multi-purpose space to act as a drop zone for school stuff, sports gear, and your plethora of keys. This hard working room also prevents muddy shoes from tracking dirt into the house proper. Isn’t it wonderful when practicality and style come together?

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Out with the old, in with the mixed metals

Do you remember that old rule: that you must keep all your metal finishes the same color? Yeah us too, and it’s got to go! It’s time to throw out that ancient rule and get with the modern times – of mixing up metals in your interiors. From accessories to appliances, mixed metals can be incorporated into any room by adding depth and bold contrast to your home. Check out some of our ‘go to’ ways to mix n’ match metallics in our favorite spaces.

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4 Tips to spruce up an existing interior

Are you constantly gathering inspiration for your home’s décor by reading the latest design magazines and searching through Pinterest like it’s your job?  If you’re like us, the answer is a resounding yes! Although the Ohorona24.in.ua team loves keeping its finger on the pulse of the newest industry trends, we are also dedicated to creating classic designs for our clients that can carry them for years to come.

It’s also easy to see those stunning, Instagram-worthy pins and feel discouraged. Your home may not have a space that you can easily convert into the entertaining area of your dreams or maybe your bathroom isn’t outfitted for that clawfoot tub you’ve always dreamed of. If this is sounding familiar, don’t worry – there are plenty of other creative ways to spice up your home’s décor through the use of timeless designs that will never cease to wow and, more importantly, won’t ever go out of style! The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to breathing new life into your existing space.

Keep reading to see some of our suggestions for ways to quickly update your home to achieve the look you’ve always wanted.

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