Blog @donnerstagsonntag is for everyone who lacks color and creative inspiration in their daily life. The cheerful blogger from Aachen Ulrike Leah gives the world a dose of positive energy every day: through her bright interior, no less bright outfits and, of course, creation: Ulrike’s amazing ceramics occupies a special place in her life.
This sense of style and the ability to casually combine juicy details, weaving them into one harmonious interior, cannot be confused with anything. German blogger Ulrike Leah knows how to design a space in such a way that you will not immediately understand: in front of you is a nursery or a living room? Canteen or playroom? Or maybe all together? Spoiler alert: This is the correct answer.
Her apartment is 110 sq. m. is located in a house built in 1880: a classic example of what in Germany is called altbau – “old fund”. Ulrike herself is extremely versatile: as a professional jeweler, she also has a master’s degree in political science and psychology. For a long time, the girl worked as the head of the sales department at Design Beststeller, after which at one point she decided to take a break. And, apparently, she had something to do besides working in the office: Ulrike has two sons, her own ceramic studio clayplayclub, which she founded with like-minded Katrin, and a huge number of ideas for decorating home space.
If the task of “creating the mood” were a profession, then Ulrike would probably become its most prominent representative (in every sense). She loves collecting quirky items and combining vintage designs with vibrant details and designs. A series of decorative plates with patterns by British illustrator Donna Wilson, Tulip chairs by Knoll (designed by Eero Saarinen), distinctive graphics and masks on the walls are just some of the design treasures that Ulrike has collected with love and attention since her student days.
Ulrike admits that one of her favorite pieces of furniture in the house is Knoll’s Womb Chair, an icon of 20th century product design. Other iconic pieces include the Eames Plastic Chair by Vitra and the Tulip dining group by Eero Saarinen, which Ulrike bought at a garage sale at an incredibly low price.
You should not be surprised at how much color and light there is in this house: its owner is the same person whose glass is always half full. Fun fact: Ulrike has grapheme-color synesthesia, which makes the girl perceive different letters and numbers in relation to certain colors. For example, the number 1 is yellow, and nothing else.
Here are some of the rules Ulrike follows. Don’t follow trends, but listen to your own feelings. If you are not in the mood and you are unable to change the state of affairs, dance. And most importantly, fun in any situation should be of the highest power.