In cities, balconies are gardens. And they offer just as many design possibilities as the traditional back garden – in miniature. This year’s key trends are ethno, retro and minimalist. But which one to choose? We consult a real expert on planting on balconies, ask what’s currently in demand and see what goes with each style. Let’s find out what your balcony type is! read more ›

Green rolling hills, crystal blue water and yellow primroses. These colours all artfully lend a natural freshness to home accessories, crockery and kitchen utensils. Last year’s candy colours have made way for stronger shades that instantly open up all the senses and usher in a light, bright mood. Our examples from colour specialist Pantone are a teasing taster of summer. And how about a hotel tip to tickle your fancy?

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