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A Home with Heart – Enterior Design by Noa Kaplan-Levi

Ever since we moved in to our home close to Jaffa Port in Tel Aviv, I’m obsessed with making the house cozy and beautiful. That’s why I was so happy to meet Noa Kaplan-Levi, one of the White City’s most talented enterior designers. This week I’m introducing her work, while showing you some of the breathtaking spaces she worked on. 

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Noa was a student at Shenkar Design School – just like many other Israeli fashion and enterior designers. But it wasn’t only the creative environment that gave her the final push to get into professional home creating.

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“I always loved spaces, and I loved to play with re-arranging furniture. On top of it, I’m a very home and family-orientated person.” – says Noa.

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“After I got pregnant and I wanted to make a big change in my life. I became a real estate agent and subconsciously started to learn about the needs of people who are looking for the perfect home.”

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Noa is convinced that selling houses helped her a lot to learn how to combine practical approaches with beauty.

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“Each person needs his own kind of house. Asking an enterior designer’s help is like going to a tailor instead of just buying clothes in random shops.” – she says.

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Her rule nr. 1 is that she’s never imposing her taste on clients: “My role is to combine their vision and the furniture, accessories and drapes they love and turn it into something harmonic. This is what makes a home a warm, fun place where you can be yourself.”

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With Noa’s help I made some minor changes in the house – concentrating on trying to spend as little as possible. Here are 5 tips that can turn any apartment into a home with it’s own heartbeat. To reveal the source of the pics click on the items.

1. If your ceiling is not high enough, create a greater space by putting up long curtains, hanged from the ceiling, reaching the floor.

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2. Don’t be afraid of hanging pictures on the walls on random places, like the bathrooms or staircases.

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3. Pillows are great to bring colors in your home – if you need a touch of orange, blue, or any other dramatic color, just get some extra pillows on your sofa.

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4. Play with the textures: dare to combine metal with wood and stones. Everything shows it’s qualities better with something significantly different next to it.

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5. Once and for all: wallpapers are not for grannies anymore. You don’t need to cover a whole room – one wall, or even a small element trimmed with wallpaper can create an exciting change in your home.

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Got inspired? Hire Noa Kaplan-Levi as your personal enterior designer: have her in your home to give you professional tips, and help you picking the right furniture, tiles, drapes, colors and more. Website: noakaplan.co.il, phone: 00-972-(0) 544955431, mail: noa@noakaplan.co.il

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