Who would not want to have a bar at home?? I know I would with proper space to make all the yummy cocktails that I love to concoct time and again. But then space is a great constraint for most of us living in urban spaces, isn’t it? Well there has to be a solution right ??? It is of course the ever useful drinks trolley which acts as the flexible, movable bar. And there are some really stylish ones out there and your imagination literally is the limit. The few I love are listed below for you to enjoy.
So I have been thinking a lot about dark and moody interiors as against all white Scandinavian style interior design. Dark is bold and does not necessarily have to be confining or overwhelming either. In many cases it does work very well. Take a look at ten spaces where dark, moody and sophisticated just all falls into place perfectly.
Did you enjoy this post? I would love to hear what you think about dark and moody interiors. Would it work for you? Would you tire of it too soon? Do share your views.
As it goes I always have a current favourite where plants are concerned. So right now it is ‘String of Pearls’. Do you have this amazing plant? I have not been able to get my hands on one as yet but can’t wait to own one. Also known as ‘String of Beads’ or ‘Rosary’ String of Pearls is a perennial vine of the Asteraceae family and is native to south-west Africa. It belongs to the succulent family and it requires very little hands on care.
I came across this brilliant article about how to care for and propagate the String Of Pearls plant. Check it out here. Do any of you own this beautiful succulent? Have you kept it indoors or outdoors. Please do share any useful tips that you might have about this beautiful succulent.
According to designer Hiroomi Tahara, the Relation collection is ‘a sinuous, light and asymmetric shape defines this collection of seats, which includes armchairs, sofas and seats, coffee tables with coloured red and blue tops, dining tables and a sofa for outdoor use in woven synthetic wicker, the legs of which have an innovative structure.
Indonesia, Jakarta based Studiohiji created a lovely collection of furniture using rattan, which they have sourced responsibly and locally to create pieces with a modern outlook. Indonesia is the largest producer of natural rattan in the world. A few chairs from their collection entitled Net.
It’s a fact that plants are good for us. That for every building we construct , we should be planting a 100 trees. It is extremely heartening to see that indoor plants have been embraced wholeheartedly by designers and bloggers around the world so much so that without plants any space seems totally incomplete. The darling of most designers for the longest time has been the Fiddle Fig Tree. Succulents, terrariums and air plants are also very popular. One of the new ‘IT’ plants currently is the Pencil Cactus. The Pencil Cactus is actually a Euphorbia tirucalli, hence it is actually a succulent as opposed to a true cactus. It is a truly resilient and good-looking plant. A word of caution for this succulent, like all Euphorbias the pencil cactus has milky white stem latex that is a local irritant and can cause a lot of discomfort, it is also mildly poisonous. So this should be kept in mind if you are planning to grow or get one as a houseplant.
- It has a spiky, architectural shape which will definitely make it stand out from all the other house plants that you own.
- The Pencil Cactus is sometimes called the Milkbush because of the milky stem latex that oozes from the plant when cut.
- The stem latex is a skin and eye irritant and all parts of this particular succulent can be poisonous if ingested. It is best to avoid keeping this succulent indoors if you have young children and gloves should be worn when handling cuttings.
- Pencil cactus can be readily propagated from cuttings. After taking a cutting dip it in fresh water to avoid the latex from flowing out, then allow the cutting to dry for a week before potting it in moist sand or cactus mix.
- It will grow very well in a sunny window sill.
- There are thousands of varieties of Euphorbia and given bright light and warmth it can be grown easily.
Let’s take a look at 10 very stylish spaces with the Pencil Cactus.