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Many gardeners find themselves in the same situation every year — how to bring a fresh touch to the garden after winter? While décor prices may be discouraging, the trendy rustic style can make redecorating budget-friendly and exciting for DIY lovers. Let’s look at its key elements to freshen up the garden in 2018.

Buying or renting real estate property in Ukraine can become a challenge if you do not know much about Ukrainian laws and can`t speak local language. Fortunately, real estate companies in Ukraine offer professional assistance of experienced realtors and lawyers, who are always ready to help you with purchasing or renting apartment, house or land. Let`s take a look at the list of good real estate agencies of the main big Ukrainian cities.

While shabby chic and boho still stay strong in the interior design trends, many go for more calm options like Scandinavian style, or the peak of minimalism — monochrome interior. The latter may sound impossible to style right without hiring a designer, but, in fact, you need to follow several basic rules to make it classy. Let’s find out what are those.

Making your home a beautiful and cozy place is an important and pleasant task to do. Small details such as unusual lamps, funny photo frames, aroma candles, colorful pillows and elegant vases create special atmosphere of your apartment and make it unique. Where to get all these stylish décor elements at one go? Check out our list of nice shops and studios with home goods in Kyiv.

While redecorating a room or even an apartment may initially sound fun, often it becomes a taxing ordeal — measuring furniture in the shops, keeping it all written and flicking through endless color palettes can easily kill the vibe. Luckily, the rise of technology makes interior design easier for everyone, especially with the Augmented Reality apps that let you see the result right on your phone screen.

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A few years ago Maxim Kuzmenko worked for a magazine, where he placed the advertising of his first handmade wooden bird feeder. And the amazing thing happened: there were people who wanted to buy it. It was time when Maxim decided to turn his hobby into business. This is the beginning of Woodville story.

Prices for real estate in Ukraine have changed drastically throughout the last decade, and buying or renting an apartment isn't the same as it was even several years ago. We interviewed a real estate expert with 20 years of experience, Glib Denysenko, and asked about the main tendencies for investments, the best time for investment and forecast for 2018.

In April 2018, Kyiv will host СANactions – the 11th International Architecture Festival, the event, that is going to unite world`s best architectural festivals on one platform for the first time in its history. The program of the festival will include lectures, discussions, workshops, master-classes, exhibitions and plenty of other interesting formats. The main topic of this year`s festival is symbolically called CONNECTIONS.

If in 2018 you are planning to renew your apartment or office, you might have started to choose appropriate style, furniture and décor already. However, this is not an easy thing to do: design tendencies change every year, so when you want your apartment to look stylish and modern, you cannot always be sure about what is considered as trendy right now. For you to avoid getting lost in numerous articles about interior design, Destinations offers the main 2018 trends.

Zv’yazani is a young Kyiv-based brand, designing handmade rugs with signature variations of traditional Ukrainian patterns. The brand founders dream to revive old Ukrainian art of weaving, combining it with modern trends. Currently brand offers three main types of rugs: rugs with Ukrainian motifs, Morocco style rugs and exclusive items made by individual requests.

Spring cleaning sometimes urges us not only to get rid of the old clothes or personal belongings that no longer make us happy, but also furniture and decor that went out of style. The full upgrade of the apartment can be quite costly, but with right planning and brands it can be done without stress. We picked quality Ukrainian brands of interior design to make the living space stylish and lively.

Shelter is one of our most basic needs. Accommodation is going to be the first thing you must find in Kyiv right after you book your tickets, so here are some handy tips and some Ukrainian real estate sites in English to keep you off the streets at night.

Did you know that we sleep during one third of our life? In such a way, we spend in our bedrooms up to 30 years! Of course, this means that bedroom should be the coziest place in our home, filled with comfort and relaxing atmosphere. There are some details and secrets that will help to make your bedroom the most comfortable and nice place.

«A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future», that is how Pantone Color Institute has described the color we’ll be seeing everywhere in 2018

Building a house by hand can be both time-consuming and expensive business. A new Ukrainian homebuilding startup called PassivDom uses a 3D printing robot that can print parts for module houses. When complete, the homes are autonomous and mobile, meaning they don't need to connect to external electrical and plumbing systems.

Trees have been decorated as part of winter holiday celebrations for a few thousand years now (if not longer), and nearly every Christmas special has an endearing shot of people gathered around an evergreen tree that’s adorned with little lights and shiny baubles. If decapitated conifers really aren't your thing, there are plenty of beautifully festive - and less wasteful - alternatives to the traditional Christmas spruce.

New Year and especially Christmas are most popular and most beloved holidays in Ukraine. Both have a long history and a special set of traditions and rituals, all of which allow exploring a unique Ukrainian cultural identity that miraculously survived on the outskirts of modern Europe.

Set a festive holiday mood throughout your house with this simple Christmas decorating ideas. Every room can have Christmas touch. Whether you have a traditional home or prefer a more contemporary Christmas look in your living room, kitchen, and entry, these holiday decorating ideas will inspire you.

Get your home in the holiday spirit with this easy DIY Christmas wreath with LoraShen, Ukrainian florist company specializing in floral arrangements, boquetes and holiday/special events decorations.

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Bring cheer to your house this holiday season with some interesting Christmas home decorating ideas. «Destinations» and interior designer Oksana Lazarets (Sulyk Architects, Lviv) bring some useful tips  how to make your house exceptionally festive, cozy and stylish this winter.

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