Let’s meet Valentina and her beautiful family apartment on the Mediterranean Sea, with wonderful and carefully chosen details, Among them, the wooden ceiling chair in her living room attracts special attention.
- Your name, or nickname if you prefer: Valentina or just.a.val
- Location: Rijeka, located on the gulf of the Adriatic Sea in Croatia
- Type of home: Apartment
- Size: 860 square feet
- Years lived in: 2 years, owned
Home decor inspirations by Valentina
Who do you share your home with?
With my husband and my 5 years old son
Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less:
Sunny, bright, cozy, neutral tones
Describe your hanging chair in 5 words or less:
Big, neutral, round, soft
Tell us a story about you and your home:
My husband grew up in this apartment and when we decided to live here, we knew that a complete renovation of the apartment was waiting for us.
The adaptation was extensive and due to the specifics of the space, some things required making custom furniture, especially the kitchen.
I really love DIY projects and that was a chance to create. In the end the majority of the work we did ourselves.
I’m especially proud of the house bed frame in the kids’ room and headboard of our bed.
I’m also proud of hand-painted vases, house bed canopy for my son’s room, and similar small DIY projects.
The only thing my husband and I immediately agreed on, was that we wanted a wooden floor and lots of wooden decor, and bright walls, which reflect the light beautifully and allow an abundance of natural light to pour into the interior.
What is your favorite room and why?
I like every corner of my home, but generally that what makes this apartment really special, except a hammock chair and golden mural wall, is definitely a stunning view of the Adriatic Sea.
That is definitely our Globo chair and the Mural wall
Tell us about your swing chair:
The mentioned swing chair from the living room is not the only one we have. There is also another swing in the kids’ room.
Our Globo chair arrived from distant Latvia, and the indoor kids swing is one of many handmade works that have found a place in my home.
The biggest challenge?
It was making house bed myself
What your friends say?
My friends were thrilled and we love hanging out together here. I have helped some of them with decorating their homes, although it isn’t my profession.
Kids’ house bed and headboard
Best advice for creating a home you love:
Adapt to space, and make use of each part of it! And once you decided on a particular style, do not be afraid to leave your personal mark.
Any advice for installing and buying (or DIY!) a hanging chair:
My hanging Globo chair is meant as the exterior piece of furniture. But as soon as I saw it, I could imagine it in my home interior.
Before buying, pay attention to the type of ceiling. Concrete slab and wooden beams are ideal for the suspension of a swing.
What are the favorite things you bought (or found) for your home
That’s my Globo hanging chair 😊
Visit Valentina on her Instagram account:
- Name: Valentina
- Instagram: just.a.val
Home Gallery by Valentina
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