Stay in, chill out: our friends share their tips

We all know that home is where the heart is, but adjusting to a new life indoors isn’t always easy. Setting a routine and making the most of your space is key to finding a little peace of mind. So we’ve taken a dive into our archives and selected some tips from our MADE community, to find out what small things they do to make their homes feel like a haven.

“I love to be surrounded by things I’ve collected over the last 20 years or so. There’s a vintage tea set, books — every object has a story. It has to feel like you. Comfortable, cosy and home. I feel like I can relax the minute I get in.”
— Zeena Shah (@heartzeena)

“My mornings are zen. I light incense, respond to emails, get in the right headspace. And I play some music [listen to Abderr's playlist here]. I have a lot of records on my shelves — hip-hop and classical, but also jazz. And I've got this record from Mort Garson, called 'Plantasia'. It's music for plants.”
— Abderr Trabsini (@captainaoshima)

“Disconnecting can be hard — it’s tempting to talk about work all the time. So we have one room dedicated to it, and in the evenings and weekends, we close the door.”
— Hélène Pinaud and Julien Schwartzmann (@hejustudio)


“What you need in your day-to-day life to be comfortable, I think, is just a really cosy bed and a well-equipped kitchen so you can make nice food. And a bath. Having a bath with bubbles is such a pleasure in life. Nothing fussy. Just simple things.”
— Anna Jacobsen (@weareherenow)

“Mixing materials makes a room feel more inviting. We warmed up our concrete floor with a cosy sheepskin rug, and piled up cushions and throws for a pleasing contrast of texture and print.”
— Francesca Kletz (@thelondonloom)

Article written by: Gwen Gassler

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