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January random interior design inspirations

january - monthly inspirations

january - monthly inspirations


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I actually have to stop and ask myself this, if January was a good month. Still haven’t had one minute to stop this month yet.

It’s never easy to restart after Christmas holiday break, even more if you have been lucky enough as I was to spend quite a long Xmas break. I had the chance to break with usual routine and to spend some days in a new city as well (you can find my Vienna in three days travel guide in two different posts), and once back after holidays the return has not been so easy. As usual, lot of jobs, and new things to plan for the new year. But good things happened as well, first of all my visit to Homi Milan fair, with many other fellow Italian bloggers (even if I was dreaming of visiting Imm Cologne or Maison and Object this month. Let us hope for next year?)

With the new year, lots of good intentions in my mind, first of all the necessity of cutting the unnecessary (do you remember, #designtime post of this month?). After one month, I have to say I still have to work a lot on this in my life. But with Italian Bark blog hopefully I’ve been able to follow my intention of a more rigorous schedule, just Monday-to-Friday and nothing during the weekend, did you noticed this? Let’s leave the weekend for real life, hope you all have something better to do than read my blog in those days as well 😉



Let’s start as for every Monthly Inspirations post with some interior design inspirations I would have included in 

I’d like to live here

living room - monthly inspirations

bathroom moroccan carpet ethnic - monthly inspirations

black kitchen - monthly inspirations

total white bedroom - monthly inspirations

total white bedroom bedsides with luggage - monthly inspirations

total white library - monthly inspiratins

1. This living room in Manhattan from AD Spain –via– is just the one I have in my dreams 2. Together with this bright bathroom, made special with that Moroccan carpet and those ethinc style tiles   3. Love this black kitchen, with cabinets in rustic wood finish painted in modern black. ps Did you notice that black is back? (img 3 and 4 via Coco and Kelley) 4. Not ready for black yet? Probably you prefer this total white living room found here 5. And you can just reuse two vintage suitcases and place them as bedsides  (Line Thit Klein, via This is Paper) 6. The total white effect in this library found on Desire to Inspire is just amazing. Maybe just a little bit difficult to find out the book you’re looking for 😉

dream workspace - january inspirations

 I use to share many home workspaces, in my I’d like to work here coloumn, but this is the one I really would like to work in. I’m so upset, can’t find the right source for it…Please someone who out there can tell me where this amazing corner is located?? (via)


In this January we’ve learnt more about Pantone colour of the year, Marsala.

This has actually been the most popular  interior palette with Marsala

pantone marsala and colours

Pantone marsala homi milano iittala - monthly inspirations

and this is my fav picture from Homi fair, with Marsala as well 🙂


Looking for restaurant and bakery design ideas in this month!

This is a Original interior I’ve spotted on Pinterest, It is a guest house located in Porto and designed by Gustavo Guimarães Atelier. I love the idea of this white house inside-the-house…

restaurant interior design - monthly inspirations

total white restaurant interior - monthly inspirations

and this is a detail from an amazing total white restaurant interior found on Vosgesparis (its name is Hueso and it’s located in Mexico)


Some new interesting original finds from this January the net:

1. A beautiful collection of vases in desaturated shades, Second Skin Collection by July Adrihen 2. Dandelion clock by Nendo. (this is THE CLOCK. love it) 3. The pottery of a newyorker photographer turned artisan, Jim Franco

original finds - second skin collection - monthly inspirationsdandelion clock nendo - monthly inspirationsoriginal finds - jim franco - mo nthly inspirations


 Quote of the month (found in lovely blog ohthelovelythings) :

Because, there are many inspiring beings out there. You just have to come out from your shell and comfort zone…

quote of the month

…..and surround with cute dogs, I would add.

Like this one I met while I was looking for images for my last post about La Case de Cousin Paul: he’s just one of the many testimonials of SrPerro (translated, MrDog), a blog and website dedicated to urban pets…


Now, he’s become the testimonial of this colourful January  as well:)

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E me lo devo ancora chiedere, se questo Gennaio sia stato o meno un bel mese. Non ho avuto manco un minuto per domandarmelo.

Il problema è che è sempre difficile ricominciare dopo una pausa di vacanza, ancora di più se come me siete stati abbastanza fortunati da godervi delle vacanze invernali belle lunghe. Ho davvero staccato tanto dalla solita routine, siamo anche stati qualche giorno a visitare una nuova città (la mia guida per visitare Vienna in tre giorni la trovate divisa in due post, in realtà più che una guida è il resoconto di quel che ho visto, lati positivi e negativi, bella Vienna eh però…), e una volta tornata alla solita routine non è stato molto semplice direi. Tanto lavoro, tante cose da pianificare per l’anno nuovo. Ma c’è stato anche qualcosa di buono, prima fra tutti l’esperienza che ho vissuto al blogtour alla fiera Homi di Milano, con altre colleghe blogger (anche se io sogno sempre di visitare Imm Colonia o Maison&Object in questo mese di Gennaio. Speriamo l’anno prossimo, sai mai??)

Con l’anno nuovo, come al solito, un sacco di buoni propositi. Nel mio caso in realtà sono tutti riassunti in una parola, decluttering (ve ne ho parlato nel post della rubrica #designtime, ricordate?)…dopo un mese, mi tocca dirlo, devo ancora lavorarci taaanto su questa cosa. Per il momento, l’operazione è riuscita solo con il mio amato Cagnolino Rosa: l’avete notato che la pianificazione è molto più rigorosa, ogni giorno da lunedì a venerdi, e che non abbaia durante il weekend? E certo, lasciamo il sabato e la domenica alla vita reale, e spero che anche voi abbiate di meglio da fare che leggermi durante il weekend  🙂