After all the impressions that assail us day-in, day-out, coming back to base each evening is very important. A comfortable home helps to ease much of the stress we experience throughout the day. Lounging with your feet up, or preparing dinner at a leisurely pace in the kitchen with your partner whilst sharing the day’s news is much more relaxing in attractively decorated surroundings. Soullessly arranged furniture is out – the focus is now on textiles that underscore your individual taste. And yet, no two people de ne “comfort” in the same way. For some it’s a stylish home with clean lines, no added frills, and everything serving a purpose. Others luxuriate in shades of pink and plush, or are big fans of the natural look – family-friendliness being their main criterion. Sometimes, it’s not all that easy to find a style that pleases every family member equally. And as with fashion, there are trends in furnishing. In this issue, we’d like to introduce you to the latest ones. Have a look at these projects as family – you’ll be amazed at the ideas and reactions they spur. But even trends are no more than guidelines, so feel free to pick and choose here and there what suits you best.
Wishing you hours of pleasure browsing the magazine and smartening up your home.
Your Editorial Team and Claudia Giesser, Editor-in-Chief
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Table of contents
Living the natural life
Ideas for a comfortable lounge in natural colours
Clever lamp, flowerpot covers, beanbag chair, a homemade “puzzle” placemat and more, made from felt, paper and linen
A riot of exotic colours
Colours and patterns from faraway lands to bring a touch of adventure to your home Ornamental elephant, ottoman, decorative blanket and more, made from shiny silk
Unusual uses for everyday items
Kitchen paraphernalia from ordinary materials such as sponge cloths, plastic bags and bubble wrap Clever window picture that doubles as a curtain, an original accessory holder, placemat and more for success in the kitchen
Relaxing idylls in cosy reading or knitting corners; plush and leather in perfect harmony
Flowers, pillows, basket, a cover for a poetry album and a fleecy rug for relaxing on
Pared-down look in low-key shades of blue – a clear design for living
Fleece as a foil for severe shapes
And at www.bernina.com/inspiration under “News”: Basket i-Tips: Squaring the circle: sewing in a round base
Tassel i-Tips: How to create two (nearly) identical tassels at once
Browse here through some selected pages of this issue of Inspiration.