A perfect gift

I strongly believe that it’s important to make your beloved ones thoughtful and original gifts. Holidays are essential to remind your family and friends that even if you don’t always spend enough time with them because of work and various reasons, you still care about them. Never be shy to express your feeling to your beloved through a gift, a love letter, a post card or a day spent together. That’s what I teach my children to do.

Last month it was my husband’s Birthday. The children and I started our preparations in advance because we wanted everything to be perfect. I didn’t know what Lilly and Jack were up to, they kept everything in secret. Later I knew that they had been saving lunch money all year and invited us for dinner to Derek’s favorite restaurant! I thought it was very cute.

Derek and I have been together for nine years. I certainly think that I know him very well. For his Birthday, I wanted to give him something really special.

He likes art and nice home-made food. He’s also a good rider, we own two horses which he takes care about. We also travel regularly taking children to see places of our youth and big cities like London and Edinburgh.

I don’t know much about horses, so I’ve decided to buy for him an original modern painting that could become part of his art collection and also decorate our living room.

The obvious choice for me were Leonid Afremov’s works. I love his paintings, in particular his famous series dedicated to horses: those paintings are absolutely amazing! Here https://afremov.com/HORSE-RACE-PALETTE-KNIFE-Oil-Painting-On-Canvas-By-Leonid-Afremov-Size-30-X40.html

He is a contemporary artist who uses a very colorful rich palette in his works and dedicates them to different topics:

  • Traveling, different cities, beautiful sceneries, sunset paintings
  • Love, kisses, couples on a date
  • Dancing, music, passion
  • Horses and races
  • Portraits of famous people etc.

At the beginning, I was torn between Horse race and Dark horse. Then I saw a painting of a night sea regatta, which reminded me of our trip to Heanley-on-Thames some years ago. It seems to me a nice reminder of those good old times, and I knew he would appreciate it as well.

Moreover, our flat is done in colors so that picture would look really nice in it.

In the long run, I’ve choses a painting of the race. It seemed to me more dynamic and full of movement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our house

The mansion where my family and I live now is my most successful design project. My friends and colleagues are often left in awe after visiting us, because I paid attention to every small detail and used most modern materials and technologies.

When you start decorating a house or a flat, having a precise plan is of the utmost importance. A lot of calculations on furniture size, the amount of paint, glue, wallpaper and parquet need to be done before getting stated. It may seem obvious to you, but in my practice, I see houses of people who neglected this rule too often.

It is also essential to have a good sense of style. Unfortunately, it’s not as wide-spread as it may seem. I can’t even tell you what it is implied by the “sense of style” but when you see it in action, it becomes obvious. To create a perfect house you should take care of every little thing. For example, make sure that you’ve bought a couple of pillows for the living room. They will make the room look much more cozy and can also be used on the floor when the guests come.

Don’t forget about beautiful plates and dishes for the kitchen which will serve not only to serve food but also as a decoration. It’s a nice idea to put a little sofa in the kitchen with niche under a sitting to store crockery, flour or sugar. https://www.ebay.co.uk/b/Cotton-Kitchen-Sofa-Beds/101422/bn_89371111

Don’t be afraid of unusual things and try to use your imagination to the max!

Hi everyone!

My name is Megan, and I’am a designer. I live with my husband in a lovely small house near the sea. We have two wonderful twins, a boy and a girl, who are going to school next year. We are considering moving to bigger city so that they could get a better education.

As a matter of fact, I’m thinking about getting some education myself. I didn’t get my Masters when I was younger because I got married and had kids. However, I have more free time now.

While I was pregnant, I read a lot of books about art and culture, so I would like to specialize in this area. We shall see.