I know I’ve kept you waiting a little bit longer, but today it is finally time for a new “IG Homes” interview. We are visiting Czech Republic once again, this time to meet the lovely Katerina behind @bykoczanska.
I am so impressed how loved the Scandinavian style is, even outside the Nordic countries and I am always curious to see how people manage to incorporate it in their homes. Today we will discover a space built up on a monochrome base, filled with soft touches of wood and greens, which makes it feel balanced, calm and interesting… and I can sense a small addiction for beautiful prints (welcome to my world!).
So let’s discover more about Katerina and her beautiful home!
1. Try to define your personal interior style with only 3 words. Grey, B&W, natural.
2. Do you have a philosophy when it comes to your home? I have no philosophy. I try to keep our house airy and cozy. I like simple lines complemented by elements of natural colors and materials.
3. What made you start your IG account? I started to write my blog about our home in November last year. It was my first impulse to create an IG account.
4. Do you feel you have a good contact with your followers? I think I do. Mostly every day I share a new photo and I look forward to the reaction of the others. Usually I try to answer all the questions about our interior. Positive feedback is very important to me. Thanks to the fact I know it makes sense to me as well as to my followers.
5. Do you have a favourite piece in your home at the moment? Does it have a story that you can share with us? My favourite places in our house are associated with my posters obsession. I like various prints in the frames. So now you can find a new gallery wall in the dining area and also in the livingroom. I must admit that I can not imagine our house without many plants around. They are for me a kind of therapy.
6. Where do you find your inspiration? I follow many talented bloggers, I also get inspiration from nature and the things I usually see around me in my daily routine. Instagram, Pinterest, design and lifestyle magazines are a must.
7. Do you think you have a styling addiction? If yes, is this affecting the people around you? 🙂 Yes! I can’t just look at the same walls, same decorations on the shelves, same furniture layout… So, there’s always something changing in my home. My partner doesn’t mind. I think he just got used to all the changes over time. Only occasionally he has trouble finding things. ☺ And my friends? They are always wondering where I find the time and energy to do that.
8. What is currently on your wish list when it comes to your home? I’m a woman who constantly needs something. There is a string shelf system on my wish list for a long time, so I hope that this dream will come true soon. We plan the reconstruction of our kitchen and bathroom on the 1st floor. Still something☺ There are really many things that I would like to have but I must learn to be patient and fulfill my dreams gradually.
9. “Less is more” or “More is more”? Certainly „Less is more“.
10. Best moment of your day? There are two favourite moments in my day. Mornings when I have to wake up and take my daughter to the nursery school. She is always sleepy and sooo cute. And then the „me time“ when the whole house is peaceful and calm and I have my first coffee alone.
11. Favourite day of your life? The day when I saw my daughter for the first time.
12. Name one thing you were scared to do, but you did it anyway. For quite a long time, I wanted to decorate one wall in the bedroom with some very dark paint. When after several layers of paint the wall was still spotty, I wasn’t sure if I did the right thing. But after the third layer of paint it started to look good. Today I’m glad I made that decision. The bedroom looks more luxurious and cozier.
13. If some one would write a biography about you, what do you think the title should be? The woman who still has to do something. ☺
14. Any piece of advice you would like to share with the world? Once I read a beautiful sentence by Stephen P. Anderson and I had to make a note: „Form and function aren’t separate items. If we believe that style some how exists independent of functionality, that we can treat aesthetics and function as two separate pieces, then we ignore the evidence that beauty is much more than decoration.“
Thank you for reading and wish you all a wonderful Sunday!