I don’t know what it is about these thorny, resilient and absolutely amazing plants that I love so much. It’s time for new beginnings and to start afresh, start planning a brand new succulent garden. Succulents teach you a lot about life too, don’t they? Because I miss my small thorny friends a lot….this is an indulgent post to cheer myself up in a not so great time in my life. Enjoy!!
Have a few interesting cups in the cupboard you don’t really want to use? Plant a few succulents in them and make a fabulous window sill display.
The succulents in mini copper planters…
Mini cactus garden…..:)
An interesting mix of succulents in equally eye catching planters…would brighten up any corner of your home.
Absolutely adore this idea….:)
Perfect plant styling…..
Fabulous idea for an indoor succulent garden….
There are lots of times when we are left wondering…’now what should I do to fill up this blank wall?’. Well there are so many ways to liven up you wall space and it won’t cost you a fortune either. Take a look at few of my favorite ideas.
If you have an old saree that you adore just frame it and put it up on the wall as seen in the above picture (taken from a project I worked on a few years back).
Instead of putting wallpaper on the entire wall, frame the wallpaper by putting molding all around it. It not only looks dramatic, your dilemma of a blank wall is also over….:)
Color block an empty wall and add instant interest and style. Depending upon the decor of the rest of your space you can decide whether to go for straight line color blocking for being more organic.
This idea has to be my favorite…I am an ardent plant lover. Hang a few indoor plants on the wall.You could choose a pattern or just have a random arrangement, there are no rules…it will work.
Put up a few mirrors with ornate frames along with a few empty picture frames to make a unique wall display.
Compose a plate wall..:)
Get a few embroidery wooden hoops and use vintage /colorful/recycled fabrics to make a brilliant wall composition.
Display photographs from a tree branch without framing them.It will look great.
Make a composition of differently sized hand woven baskets.
Put a few marquee lighted metal letters on the wall.
Hello all I have been absent from the blogging world for a while. A lot has been happening in my personal life which did not permit me too much time for myself, anyways more about that later. I have been hugely crushing on indigo for I saw some gorgeous bed spreads which I absolutely want to own. It’s a colour which makes me think wonderful tie and dye fabrics, Japanese Shibori textiles, beautiful Indian block prints and lazy days on the beach.
Gorgeous indigo wallpaper…
Blue bandanas as wall art…there is nothing like too much blue.
See is this bed spread not worth crushing on ?
Hand crafted cement tiles in indigo…what’s not to love?
Japanese indigo textiles…..
Interior designer Chelsea Hing’s seriously stylish living room in Melbourne with indigo accents.
Charcoal. indigo and light blue with whites is a colour scheme which is extremely sophisticated and elegant.
Indigo and blue inspiration.
The star of this bedroom is positively the indigo bed linen…
Ceramic tiles are a popular material for flooring in interiors. They are resilient, very easy to maintain, mostly stain proof and are mostly really affordable. These days ceramic tiles are also available in a wide variety of colours and patterns.The options are almost limitless with options to print your own patterns in plain tiles to picking up a colour to complement your decor. I absolutely love geometric patterns on ceramic tiles. You can easily create a 3D effect using geometric tiles. Geometric tiles in a small hallway can provide a stylish look and feel.
This small kitchen looks really stylish and swanky because of the customised geometric tile back splash.
This image shows you how stunning a geometric patterned tile can look.
A geometric patterned tile floor is ideal to create an effect in a small space like a bathroom.
Ever considered using geometric patterned tiles along an entire wall in an otherwise uncluttered interior scheme? Go ahead and do it, it works.
A colourful interior by stylist and designer Amandine Berthon where the star clearly is the 3D patterned tiles.
A white hexagonal tile splash back makes a very interesting feature in this minimalistic kitchen.
Create a captivating accent wall with interesting geometric patterned tiles to create a wow factor.
Create an interesting mix of materials with wooden panelling and geometric tiles.
Hello we are well into February already? Wow !! 2016 is racing by. So apparently the new trend in interiors at the moment are polka dots. It intrigued me and I thought I should investigate and well the results surprised me. Polka dots as a theme is fun and playful and work well with almost all interior styles. Given my obsession for black and white most of the images below are dotty in monochrome. Enjoy .
It’s not just nurseries that look good in polka dots. This entryway in black and gold is simple but makes an impact.
A girl’s room, polka dots in the headboard wall works so well and the rug is cute.
This chair looks gorgeous with the polka dot upholstery. It’s eye catching and stylish.
Add a design classic like this Vitra Marshmallow sofa by George Nelson. What a stylish way to add polka dot to your decor.
Make your own DIY polka dot wall art. The results will surprise you, it looks stylish and smart.
The Polka Dot sideboard designed by Toyo Ito is a definite conversation starter.
Get dotty about ceramics!! These beautiful plates designed by Leili are such a good way to start your journey with polka dots.
Polka dot duvet cover..
Dotty about the paper lamps???
A polka dot inspired staircase….
The Urban Jungle Bloggers topic for February is Jungle Animals. It got me quite excited though we do not have any pets, I felt this is my chance to show off the cat I bought on a trip to Brussels and a pair of giraffes given to me by my beloved husband. Not to forget showing off the succulents and indoor plants that I truly love so much.
Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series hosted by 2 bloggers, Igor (Happy Interior Blog) and Judith (Joelix.com). Every month they come up with topics through which you can show off your own urban jungle through styling ideas, DIY’S and green tips.You can join in the fun by visiting their website.
I hope you find something that you like in the photographs below.
The giraffes in their urban jungle….
They are really adorable.
I love these giraffes and my indoor green beauties.
The cat amongst my philodendron…..:)
At home with my Fatsia japonica….
From my 4 year old daughter’s eraser collection and my favourite succulents.
What do you feel about using metallic colours in your homes? Metallic is bold and makes a statement. The effectiveness of metallic colours also depends upon how we use it. A feature wall in a gold copper colour can be very dramatic but used in the whole room may be a bit overwhelming. We can also use metallic colours in our living spaces by means of accessories like cushions or accents like the lights or even a copper panelled wall. Let’s take a look at a few examples of metallic colours being used in our living means of accessories, paints and wallpaper.
Amazing metallic wallpaper by Jonathan Adler. I would definitely use this wallpaper as a feature wall.
A statement copper lamp is good enough to introduce metallic colour in your living space. The copper side table and stool adds to the glamour.
These amazing aged brass and bronze Mayan wall tiles are a gorgeous way to add metallic colour into your living space.
Gorgeous blue wall with accents of metallic colour.
How about using chairs like the ones above in your living space? The beauty of this chair is the back made out of metal circles in different sizes.
How about using a rug with metallic accents? It’s stunning.
Use a gold foil art print to impress. Simple and effective way to introduce metallic into your space.
Add some metallic table accessories like these fabulous pieces in copper.
A mirror in a metallic frame, that’s a nice way to introduce some zing into your space.
Want to be more dramatic….make an installation out of brass and copper bowls.