The importance of a nice Home

The importance of a nice Home 527 800 Julia Ochsenreither

We have always valued a nice home and have had a lasting passion for Interior Design. But now more than ever we are really reinforced in our belief that a nice interior can have a big impact on the well being of its occupants. A space creates an atmosphere that can make you feel comfortable, safe, inspired, and energized all at the same time, if done right.

All of us have been spending a lot of time at home in the recent weeks. No matter where you call home, whether its a house out in the suburbs or out in the country, or a condo downtown, its important that you create a space you enjoy spending a lot of time in. With this extra time, it could be a great opportunity to think about ways you can spruce up your interiors and plan some home improvement projects!

A good place to start is to ask yourself how you want the space to feel. Formal and elegant or playful and modern? Here it helps to sort out the things that you don’t like. For example, colors, patterns or fabrics that you definitely don’t want to include in your home.

Color is a big part of interiors and setting the tone of the home. Whether it is an accent wall or an entire room, color will evoke different feelings. A quick look into Color Psychology reveals that earth tones have a grounding effect, yellow is energizing, red is stimulating and so on. In any case, colors have a huge impact on a persons mood.

See the photos below for some inspiration! All photos are courtesy of Little Greene Paint and Paper, a company we carry in store!

Stay tuned for more tips in our next blog post, and stay healthy!

My Internship at Helma Interior

My Internship at Helma Interior 2048 1536 Julia Ochsenreither

My name is Emma and I did a one-week internship at Helma Interior Design in Heidelberg.  During that time, I was able to get a good overview of the services Helma Interior is offering their clients. The store offers high quality furnishings in a modern style as well as some selected antiques.  Furthermore, they provide a custom project planning with an interior architect. The entire store has a very pleasing and elegant atmosphere.

During the course of my internship, I was able to get an initiation of vending at a retail store. I learned some useful things, which are also very handy to know for everyday life. For me personally, it was very much fun to get in contact with clients.  Due to the fact that every client is different and you get in contact with interesting people.

Later in that week I got to meet Kristine Schober, who is one of the interior architects at Helma interior. She shared some of her expert knowledge with me and explained the main substance of her current projects. One of them included a window decoration. Therefor she taught me many things, for example what different types of pleat tape you can get. The following day I then participated in one of her counselling interviews, which was very fun.

Ultimately I can say, that the store offers a wide spectrum of interior furniture and accessories. From wooden furniture to thin, exclusive fabrics and custom service you can get there everything an interior enthusiast could ask for.

It was a pleasure that Helma Interior offered me the opportunity to gain an insight into this job.


Best regards,


Neptune: Fall and Winter Collection

Neptune: Fall and Winter Collection 4032 3024 Julia Ochsenreither

As usual, Neptune doesn’t disappoint in this seasons Autumn and Winter collection. Among many of the new items and color palettes, is a fully customizeable wall shelving unit (see Gallery for a photo). This will continue to keep your home up to date with the latest in home design and unlike any other living space.

For starters, Neptune has introduced a new tone for the Autumn line which is „Ink“. This is a navy tone that is so dark it is almost black! The hint of blue is still recognizable, but this is definitely a color for those brave enough for something different. It goes great in spaces that are otherwise neutral and mixed with cognac brown tones and deep oranges for example. You can also use it as an accent color.

Little Greene Paint and Paper Company

Little Greene Paint and Paper Company 2448 1633 Julia Ochsenreither

As an interiors store, we cover all aspects necessary when it comes to your interior projects and needs. An important part of any interiors project is paint, and we have trusted and supplied Little Greene Paints for small projects as well as big renovations.

With all of the possibilities and such a large variety of paints to choose from, it can be overwhelming but along with Little Greene’s organizational system as well as our expert staff, we will make it a pleasant experience searching for the perfect color. The way that the paint is organized is through collections, color or finish. Wallpapers are also available.

Little Greene Paint & Paper is a British, independent paint manufacturer. The paint production is environmentally and socially responsible and renders a high-quality product. What makes this paint stand out among others is their depth of color and high pigment levels.