Pulling out the Design Vaults

Jacques Grange has been forever a favourite designer of mine and his work at The Mark Hotel, one of my go to's in New York is serving as one of the inspirations behind an upcoming project.

Images via The Mark Hotel


Creating Your Very Own Design Haven

As a first time homeowner, chances are you have no idea where to start. Your first home is no longer a crash pad or a place that is a make shift living quarters for you and your significant other. Below are Flax-Design's 5 simple steps to make your house your own personal design haven:

Number 1: Get Organized

First and foremost - it's all about getting organized. If you have little to no design budget this is where you should always start. Nothing says 'I'm a grown up now' like a well curated bookcase or a super obsessive compulsive organized kitchen cabinetry.

Number 2: Create your very own Grown Up Bedroom

Make your master bedroom a place that you are proud of. No more make-shift beds or Ikea linens. This is a place to invest. After all, if you are one of the lucky ones who gets 6-8 hours of sleep, it's a place you spend a considerable amount of time in, invest!

Number 3: Add Some Greenery

Nothing makes a home feel more lived in than some greenery. This says, 'Hey, I'm old enough to take care of myself and another living thing.' If you aren't actually able to take care of house plants, then invest in some everlasting plants that look like the real deal.

Number 4: Create a Personal Sanctuary

Not everyone is a bath person or a book worm. Whatever it is that takes you to your happy place, build on it. If you are a fitness buff, dedicate some part of the house to that. This is your house after all, you should have a space that it dedicated to just you.

Number 5: Go Minimalist in the Kitchen

As a first time homeowner, not everyone is blessed with ample-sized kitchens. Make sure you have all the essentials and keep it to a bare minimum. People tend to over do it on kitchens these days, you don't need 2 juicers, 5 blenders and a massive steamer. We both know you don't use it. Especially when you are in a hurry to prepare a meal, less is most certainly more. 

Most importantly, this is your very own home. Make sure it reflects you as a person and doesn't scream 'I hired a decorator or this is all hand me downs from so and so.' Make it yours!


White, Wintery Interiors

If you are anything like me, you look forward to the upcoming months of all white everything outdoors. Is there anything better than cozying up fireside in chic white spaces indoors? 

Here's to a few months of winter wonderland hibernation!

Images via Splendid Objects Pinterest