At Home With Agata Witkowicz

Agata Witkowicz is a Polish interior design blogger and founder member of new online interiors community at{mine}, which helps design lovers to discover real interiors from across the globe. Heart Home readers are exclusively invited to sign up now to become part of the at{mine} community and discover the inspirational stories, people and brands behind beautiful real interiors today.

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I run the webshop Kapibara, selling interesting, clever and beauty home accessories in Scandinavian style. I’ve also started my own production, its a Kinkallo brand – just the beginning of a great adventure! I love design and beauty, clean lines and proportions - just like Pythagoras concept of harmony. I used to live in Cracow, the former Polish capital, but two years ago we moved to Polish seaside.

2. Where do you live?

I live in Gdynia, a city and seaport on the Baltic Sea in Northern Poland. It's a young city (est. 1920), a Polish symbol of modernity. We live in the old part of the city, in a Modernist tenement house built in 1936.

3. Who do you live with?

I live with my husband and our 3 boys: 12 year old Stas, 10 year old Julian and 6 year old Feliks.

4. Tell us a little bit about your home.

We live in spacious 2 bedroom apartment. It has a beautiful oak floor and a lot of light. When we moved in we knocked down a wall between  the kitchen and living room to get a nice open area – I really love that room now. In the kitchen we put in black and white tiles, which look nice in contrast to the wooden floor.

5. What made you choose to live here in this property?

I love the Modernism era and buildings from that time, all the details, high ceilings, and nice floors, so this was perfect. We also wanted to live close to the beach and city centre, so our home is ideally located.

6. What improvements have you made? 

We are still planning some improvements, but have already changed the floor plan by making one big kitchen  / living room area. The bathroom is still waiting for improvement- we would like to change out the old tiles to white metro tiles.

7.  What’s your favourite room?

The open plan kitchen / living room is my favourite space in the house. We spend here a lot a time during a day, preparing meals together, watching TV. I like the light, airy space we've made in that kitchen, and the contrast between the black kitchen island against the white wall.

8. How has your home interior been inspired by your fellow at{mine} community members?

I like all the home greenery and flowers pots I see on at{mine} and enjoy watching new trends emerge, such as small macramas. I also enjoy spotting kids rooms as I’m still improving the boys room so am looking for inspiration.

9. Describe your perfect day spent at home.

My perfect day at home starts with cup of coffee, then I get kids ready for school, tidy up after them and then I'm ready to start working. I love my job, having opportunity to work at home, the same time waiting for boys, preparing dinner … Just an ordinary day.

Been inspired by what you’ve seen? You can find more lovely images of Agata’s home over on at{mine}. Don’t forget, Heart Home readers are exclusively invited to sign up now to become part of the at{mine} community and discover the inspirational stories, people and brands behind beautiful real interiors today.