I am a firm believer in the fact that you don’t need a huge budget to give your home a facelift. At most times all it takes is a coat of paint and this need not be walls, it could be your doors and window frames too. The other really quick and easy way to give your space an upgrade is to change a few accessories. Cushions are my all time favorite but adding a snazzy lamp shade in your living space or a new table lamp in the bedroom is as effective. Ten of my current favorites are:
I love the clean lines of these pastel colored table lamps.
This retro styled lamp, Bend Table Lamp is classy and contemporary available at Heals, London.
I really like the industrial and skeletal look of this table lamp.
It’s a thumbs up from me….
This one is a definite conversation starter.
Being a total plant enthusiast, this lamp had to be included in the list.
Perfect for the kid’s room. I really love this table lamp.
A pineapple table lamp? Oh, yes absolutely!!
The brushed steel finish of this contemporary table lamp is a sure winner.
The Frangipani tree is an architectural plant which is very popular in small gardens. Its sculptural form and shape, beautiful white flowers are a joy and really quite enchanting. Its wide umbrella shape provides shade, its fragrant flowers will remind you of long lazy summer days. There are some factors which make the Frangipani tree so popular:
- It is a tree which will thrive with very little maintenance.
- It is suitable in any style of garden and will definitely bring about a tropical feel to your space.
- It can be easily propagated from cuttings.
- Mature Frangipani trees grow up to 6m in height and about 5m wide so it’s actually pretty manageable.
- The beautiful fragrant flowers make lovely table decorations if put on float bowls.
- They are really popular as architectural plants and can provide shape and structure to your garden.
- This is an exotic tree as many myths and legends are associated with it in different parts of the world.
Let’s take a look at 10 really stunning gardens where the Frangipani tree is the showstopper.
A Frangipani tree in a large planter is ideal for a terrace garden or a small courtyard garden.
A minimalist courtyard garden where the highlight is the Frangipani Tree.
Frangipani trees are so sculptural and beautiful that they hardly ever require companion plants.
A Frangipani tree in an open air atrium. It’s amazing.
A stunning house with an equally beautiful garden but the striking sculptural form of the Frangipani tree is the star.
An urban courtyard contemporary garden and the Frangipani tree. It truly is suitable to any garden style.
A small balcony, an oversized pot and a Frangipani plant with succulents.
The lovely Frangipani tree…..
Frangipani pink blooms teamed with Water Lettuce and some lotuses in a stunning blue pot.
My favorite color combination….green and grey !!
The kitchen is the heart of my home because we are a family who loves food and cooking !! Having a kitchen which has everything to accommodate your needs and that of your family can be achieved by a little bit of organizing. There are so many different ways to organize your counter top for example so that you have ample space for the cutting and chopping. Apart from the conventional storage (below and above counter storage) solutions, other storage solutions like a mobile kitchen cart can provide you with the much needed extra space. Here are my top ten picks of kitchen carts which will not only be functional but also add style and character to your space.
The RASKOG utility cart from IKEA is not only useful but also mobile and can be used in other areas of your space too.
A mobile kitchen cart like this one from Target not only provides you extra space but can also double up as a bar trolley.
This mobile cart from Fab Furnish would also add a lot of extra storage to your kitchen space.
I do love this tapering and stylish kitchen utility cart from IKEA. I love !!
Am totally loving the look of these industrial looking wood and metal kitchen carts. These are sturdy, functional and at the same time sturdy.
Another stylish and really useful kitchen utility cart by Wayfair.
I am loving this kitchen utility cart, so useful for storing vegetables, fruits.
If you do not have too much of space in the kitchen, you can opt for a smaller more compact cart like the one shown above.
If you require additional counter space in the kitchen, then a utility rack like the one above is ideal for the same.
I saved the best for last. This is a sturdy trolley which can be used in the garden as well.
Which of the kitchen utility carts would you use? Which one did you like best. Do leave a comment.