The highlights of Milan Design Week 2017

Another Milan Design Week has come and gone! With an average of 18’000 steps, 10’000 impressions and 100’000 people per day, I am delighted to share the highlights and my personal favourites of the one and only Milan Design Week 2017 with you.

The first «Salone del […]

Declutter your home, declutter your mind

The word spring conjures up a variety of emotions – feelings of excitement, lightness, new beginnings and anticipation to name a few. Having lived in places with year-round sunshine, such as the Caribbean and Dubai, for more than 13 years, I now more than ever, experience the above feelings when […]

Before and after interiors: bathroom renovation

As an interior designer I may be biased, but I truly believe that our homes have a great impact on our health and wellbeing. I like to refer to it as «Wellbeing through Design». The best way to demonstrate this, is with before and after images. In […]

6 benefits of hiring an interior designer

Some say starting a new year is like having a book with 365 empty pages. It somehow feels like we can start afresh. We are filled with hope, set goals and maybe make some resolutions. One of my resolutions or rather goals this year is to be more […]

Wellbeing through design

Have you ever asked yourself why some places make you feel comfortable and others don’t? Personally, I strongly believe that interior design changes lives, because it changes how people feel when they are using a space. Our surroundings impact our general wellbeing and even our health. In a […]

The past en vogue: Vintage and retro

What exactly is vintage and what is retro? Recently, I was asked to contribute to an article in a Swiss newspaper (Zeitung des Schweizerischen Hauseigentümerverband) and asked to elaborate on this question. Since there is no exact definition of these terms, I was fully aware that […]

Carpets: art for the floor

Interior Design is a bit like an orchestra, consisting of many individual elements that must play together in harmony. Yet, just like a symphony needs a crescendo, your interior needs a focal point to create interest. Area rugs can do just that!

Whilst I personally dislike […]

Blickfang Zurich

Blickfang is not just another design exhibition, but rather a curated design shopping event! It’s also a great place to discover new design talent. Buzzing with excitement, furniture, home accessories, fashion and jewellery designers share the floor space.

Personally, I enjoy Blickfang, because of the sophisticated, yet relaxed and down to […]

Child friendly interior design ideas

Posted by Simone Aïda Baur, a multi-lingual, multi-cultural and multi-passionate international interior designer and ex-hotelier, who’s discovered her love for blogging. Learn more about her here and connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest,

50 shades of grey (interiors)

Posted by Simone Aïda Baur, a multi-lingual, multi-cultural and multi-passionate international interior designer and ex-hotelier, who’s discovered her love for blogging. Learn more about her here and connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest,