I’m so very excited to share this special home with you guys today. It belongs to my very sweet friend Monika, who I actually met on Instagram! Monika is the designer, artist and maker behind ZigZag Studio Design. In addition to her mega talent and style, she is one of the kindest and most positive souls I have ever met. I mean, if you look up kind in the dictionary, I’m convinced her picture will be next to the definition!
I’ve always admired her warm and minimal aesthetic and how she incorporates simple Scandinavian style into her D.C. Metropolitan home that she shares with her husband, two kids and her adorable pup Teddy. Her biggest inspiration comes from majestic nature and travel. She grew up in Poland and Germany, surrounded by beautiful architecture and traveled a lot when she was growing up.
She has a lot of inherited Mid-Century Modern pieces that she pairs with new pieces, mostly made by companies that offer fair trade. She does minimal so very well and loves to decorate with the environment in mind, choosing eco-friendly pieces. She is very intentional with the decor in her home and only brings in things she truly loves – pillows, blankets and soothing colors combined with neutrals set the tone in each room.
I love how she celebrates the details and the small moments in her home. Good smelling candles, cups of tea and the smell of fresh flowers are some of her favorite things. When she isn’t hard at work in her studio making all those amazing pillows, poufs and most recently paintings you can find her relaxing and enjoying a hot cup of coffee in a sun-filled corner of her home.
Can’t you just feel all those positive vibes? Monika likes to sprinkle them into all the things and I just love her for that! And speaking of beauty and positivity, I can’t wrap this up without highlighting some of her gorgeous hand-made pillows. Here are some of my favorites with links below: