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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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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Pretty clean

Keep it pretty, keep it clean In 2017 the designer cleaning supplies trend will continue. Brands like L:A BRUKET, Lush and co. have inspired throughout the last years to bring design and aesthetic into the bathroom and daily cleaning routine. In 2017 we are adding fancy softeners, pretty cotton washcloths, handmade soaps and cleaning pearls to the list. Everything that makes cleaning more beautiful is welcome in my house!     I love this...

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frensh scandinavian chic

Design on a budget | French Scandinavian Chic

When a French café meets Scandinavian minimalism Creating a modern contemporary interior on a budget can be a challenge. In the series "design on a budget" I search and compare designer furniture and accessories with their budget-friendly counterparts, which offer a similar aesthetic. These combinations of furniture and accessories are for your to be inspired and to mix & match these pieces to create your very own design on (your very own) budget. For this weeks design on a...

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Christmas nordic chic

Christmas decor inspred by simplicety and a little bit of nordic chic. Well, this christmas season is almost over, but regardless, it is never to late to share some christmas moments. Looking back on this christmas season, I am so grateful for Family and Friends and all the beautiful Moments this time of the year brings. Beside the most important, the loved ones we celebrate christmas with, I also love this season...

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