Selected is new series of editorial features in which our friends share their wish lists from utopiast store. The first selection rounds up favourite pieces of Katja and Sandra – co-founders and creative directors of utopiast store.
My love for interiors grew slowly but steadily. I am in love and partially obsessed with eclectic interiors. And I hate decorating rules – like pairing bedside lamps, keeping all elements in same scale, and for instance painting small rooms in bright color to make them look bigger. The more rules you impose, less personal and more boring the space gets.
I believe nothing beats dark, musky colors. Your place should be mirror of your personality and represent your visual aesthetics. Great taste and small budgets can make a perfect couple, not everything need to be hi-end brand and super expensive to be interesting. Keep in mind that there are no no-no’s in decorating, well almost none. Combine most odd pieces, downsize in color, and your place will look million bucks, as long as you dare to go one step further.
When it comes to clothes I am as simple as it gets – in love with black and simple lines. When choosing new piece for home or searching for that perfect piece of clothing, I try to gravitate towards less is more – or will I still love it tomorrow – and stay dedicated to timeless pieces and fine craftsmanship.
When it comes to decorating, bathroom is usually the most overlooked space – funny though since is one of the most intimate spaces of your place. I always love to give some va-va voom to spaces and marble soap holder will certainly give my bathroom some much needed glamour.
I believe you can never have too many rugs. Just toss them one over another to create layered effect. Nothing feels more soothing than walking on the fine woolen rug. Lejla kilim has the strongest bond to its roots. The patteren is the most traditional one – wrapping up the whole history of weaving. And I really think that a simple rug can transform your appartment into a home.
No home can be called “home” without some greenery. Big ones, small ones, faux ones… -Love, Ana paperpots will be great accessory for my flowers and will make my waiting for spring just a little easier.
The 4kids and us ointment is literally my skin saver these days! It protects my skin from drying wind and central heating, soothes, restores and calms. I also use it to add just the right amount of natural shine to my lips or apply it to eyebrows to fix and create a perfectly defined arch. The best part? It is totally natural!
I love chunky, long hand-knitted cardigans, that protect me from cold or wind while still looking interesting. Harasa black woolen coat is a classic piece that will never go out of fashion. Soothing jet timeless.
Harmony between comfort, practicality and style is the main characteristic of Mona dress. I will wear it as a dress or tossed over the pants as a beautiful tunic. Every girl needs a simple black dress!
When I run to the meetings or errands cross body bag by Viva’s Leather Goods will be my best friend – just big enough to put in all the necessities while still looking great. I know I will use it for many years to come.
I am (slightly) obsessed with minimalist spaces, cluter-free life, simplicity and blanc pages that still need to be filled with stories. And utopiast emerged simply as the blend of all those passions into one.
Guided by a belief “Pare down to the essence, but don’t remove the poetry”, I love white interiors and black clothes. My wardrobe is full of trusted classics. Classics, not basics. The difference is in the details: the materials, construction, and finishing that make them timeless. Most of the pieces are with me to stay. To be combined in new ways, to maintain my morning routine of 15 minutes or less, to take me from meeting to night out, to be loved and cherished for a long time.
I believe personal style is a by-product of your lifestyle, of what you do, how you think and who you are. Life is all about the choices we make. Every. Single. Day. And I’ve decided a long time ago that everything I own, will be used and bring me joy. There is a special freedom in limitation.
Made of silk, linen and cotton, this black sleeveless dress designed by Janja Videc is a great piece for all the special occassions I look forward to this year. I imagine it wearing with elegant trousers, nice bra, high heels or my usual sneakers for a bit of rebellious touch.
I am always on the mission to find the perfect bag and our latest addition to the store – Viva’s Leather Goods bucket bag ticks all of my boxes. Big enough to carry around my life, handmade of high quality leather and looking great. I am totally ready to check it off my bucket list.
I’m always excited when Katja discovers elements that can easily add dimension and texture to my otherwise pretty minimal home. The Baja Kilim is one of them and I totally imagine it traveling from generation to generation. Extra points!