In this category we compare designer furniture with alternatives that come in on a budget.

Ollie Sofa_urban outfitters home furniture design blush sofa via ZWEI Design

Ollie Sofa by Urban Outfitters home

A blush sofa gem   I have to say I was very surprised seeing this beautiful Ollie sofa at the current Urban Outfitters Home collection. I immediately was drawn to the light and airy wire frame paired with the warm and soft color and material choice they used for the covering.   A mix of styles all in one beautiful Sofa This sofa combines a few strong design styles like the modern and clean lines of...

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Marbled Christmas cookie recipe

Love your neighbors. Michael and I live in a 7 apartment complex. It definitely is not typical here in Germany to know or even be friends with your neighbors. Somehow it seems almost unnatural to allow the people you live with in the same building to be part of your life. Michael and I moved into our current apartment right after we got married. I was 23 at the time and moved from my parents home into...

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minimal magazine holder diy 2 interior styling by ZWEI Design

Minimal magazine holder DIY

Magazine holder DIY KINFOLK, CEREAL, MY RESIDENCE all the stunning editorial design magazine have started a real Magazine displaying trend. I'm guilty of buying magazines for their covers as well. Gladly, with most of these design magazines, the content matches the beauty of the exterior. Displaying magazines has become a part of interior stylings like using candles, pillows or pictures. This trend led me to think about a fun and easy way...

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Interior and fashion choose the right interior color palette

How to choose the right color for your interior

Find the right interior color Picking out the right color is probably one of the hardest choices when it comes to Interior Design. I myself have faced that challenge for many years. There always has been that slight fear to make a wrong decision when it comes to picking out a color scheme for our interior. The challenge was to choose a color that both, looks good and we would like for...

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Ikebana botanical-inspired flower art_2 via ZWEI Design

The Art of Ikebana

A minimal way of arranging flowers Some of you may already know what the meaning of this Japanese word is. For those who don't, i promise after reading this blog post you will:) personally, I actually have only come across this word and its meaning a few months ago... which now that I know about it is quite surprising to me:)   So what is Ikebana? Ikebana is an old Japanese art of creating flower arrangement. The origin of...

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5 airbnb interior tips by ZWEI Design

5 Interior tips to create a successful Airbnb interior

Make some money with your Airbnb interior Airbnb and rental units a popping up left and right! It has never been that easy to make some extra money with the space available to most of us. The range of interiors available reach from spare bedrooms to entire Homes. The space you are willing to share is the limit. I was surprised whenever if learned how some clever homeowners are able to make...

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Black and white tile grid furniture and accessoires we love

It's all about the grid I am loving the black and white tile look. Whether it is intentionally used in a bathroom or kitchen for a graphic and clean look or as a design element in furniture and accessories, this grid pattern really stands out.     With this trend, you can go big or small. Add a grid pillow from our own ZWEI HOME collection to your bedroom or couch. Be creative and...

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What we love about the IKEA fall collection 2017 via ZWEI Design

IKEA surprises design lovers with its fall-collection

Brass, Velvet and a touch of maximalism All the things we love this year, IKEA is bringing together in its fall-collection. Rich materials like velvet and nature inspired patterns, a la art nouveau (Jugendstil), create a grand look. From pillows to furniture and tableware IKEA impresses us with his attention to detail and its quality manufacturing. We have seen the trend within IKEA's design, away from the usual cheap mass production, toward modern quality...

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welcome to danish design, design inspiration via zwei-design.com

Welcome to danish design

Danish design on a budget Danish design is a well-known and well-loved design style. Its clean lines, quality in manufacturing and the use of beautiful wood and textiles have proven to please the designer's eye for centuries. Inspired by this design style, I create a side by side comparison of some iconic and modern danish design objects and alternatives that come on a budget, for you to bring some danish style into...

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