Hello it seems to be a long time since I wrote anything at all about interiors. I have been ignoring this space more in favor of my green friends. Time to change that 🙂 While out shopping earlier today I stumbled across these really old vintage floral tile coasters. I loved them unfortunately I could not buy them as they were exorbitantly expensive but those lovely tiles got me thinking that floral tiles will look so stunning in a bathroom wall. Here are ten of my favorite bathrooms where floral tiles have been used.
So what is a plant shelfie you would ask? Well gorgeous indoor plants in a shelf, yes of course. A ‘plant shelfie’ is very relevant to our times too as more and more people around the world make their homes in cities, urban centers where space is a definite constraint. As they say that it is when you have the maximum constraints you actually come up with the most creative solutions. So space has never been a drawback to the errant plant lover and hence the ‘plant shelfie’ was born. All your favourite plants arranged in a shelf. I have written earlier about my own plant shelfie, which I had so much fun styling, but let’s look at ten very unique but really simple ways you can display your plants in a restricted space.
So the few things to really keep in mind are:
- Reuse and recycle, any old shelf, ladder, fruit and vegetable crates, work with what you have.
- There are a few plants which can be looked after very easily and do really great indoors, use them to start with. My top 5 picks are:
– Jade plant
– Spider plant
– English ivy
– Snake plant.
- If you are a beginner start with one or two planters and take it from there.
- Try to use diferent kinds of planters (terracotta/concrete/ceramic) and vary the sizes to create interest and drama.
I would love to hear from you guys too. Any tips for the plant lover out there who wants to put together their first plant shelfie?
Marble is one of those timeless materials which will always be in trend. It is stylish, available in a wide range of looks and design. White marble has been quite popular over the years and in recent times it has been widely used in the kitchen, but today let’s take a look at green marble. It is totally stunning and I have been obsessing about this lovely material for a while now. Given a chance I would totally go for a green marble back splash in my kitchen. Let’s take a look at ten really cool products/interior spaces where green marble is the real star.
Did you enjoy this post? It will really be great to hear from you guys. Would you use green marble in your kitchen, bathrooms?
Hello as 2017 is slowly drawing to a close, let us take a look at the 5 top interior design trends that more or less hogged the limelight this past year. Do let me know which your personal favorite is. And did you incorporate it in any way this past year in your homes.
Wallpapers with the watercolor effect was one of the most talked about interior trends of 2017. The cool mesmerizing effect of a water color painting was introduced as a headboard for a master bedroom or as a cool backdrop for a living room.
Some home accessories with a watercolor effect which was quite popular in 2017.
2. Tropical Prints
Tropical prints was one of the most talked about design trends of 2017.
3. Bright Green
Following closely is the bright green color. Pantone declared it the color of 2017. This year’s color represents refreshment, rejuvenation and rebirth according to Elle Decor. So we have seen this bright neutral color in the runways, home accessories, wallpaper and furniture. Did you go in for green too ? How did you use it in your home ? It will be great to see a few pictures from your end too.
4. Patterns and prints
2017 saw a resurgence in the use of artisan made prints and patterns in home decor and design. Brightly colored African inspired prints in cushions, rugs, wall hangings have been really popular. Upholstery fabrics in tribal prints and patterns has also been largely popular.
This earthy humble material which has been in existence for thousands of years was all popular this year. We saw tones of terracotta in flooring, ceramics, light fixtures and also in the growing popularity of exposed brick walls. What do you think? Did you embrace terracotta in any way? How did you use it. Do share your views.
So did you introduce any of these trends into your homes this year. Would you change your interior decor according to the trend which is popular at the time? Do share your views. I would love to hear from you.
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.
One of my top favorite plants currently is the Swiss cheese vine. You would say that does this plant look as exotic as it sounds….I would say ‘absolutely’. This plant is usually referred to as the ‘other Monstera‘. The highlight of this tropical plant is its bizarre leaf form. This plant has a fast-moving Vining habit and it prefers bright light, humidity and rich organic soil. The plant will thrive in any place which has ample light but not direct sunlight. If you provide a support it can quickly cling on and grow vigorously. It will give your space an exotic jungle look.It can also be grown as a houseplant. It will look brilliant in a hanging basket. Let’s look at 10 really lovely spaces where the Monstera Obliqua ‘Swiss cheese vine’ holds its own. It is popular for it is an easy care plant and thrives well in hanging baskets or tall containers.
Let’s look at a few products for your home inspired by the ‘Swiss cheese vine’ plant.
Which is your favorite product? Have you seen any other awesome Monstera inspired home products that you would like to share. Please do, I would love to hear from you.
According to Wikipedia ‘feathers are epidermal growths that form the distinctive outer covering, or plumage, on birds.’ I came across a beautiful feather on my way home today. It got me thinking about the use of feathers in our homes, in interiors. I wondered about products inspired by feathers. Let’s look at a few here.
Have you come across more feather inspired products in home decor and interiors? Do share your images here.
So as we come to the end of January let’s look at some top design trends for the year 2017.When we think about interiors, color is one of the most important aspects which affect the design choices we make. The Pantone Color Institute has named green to be the color for 2017.Every year since the year 2000 this company has selected a particular color which represents the current cultural climate the world over. So what does the color green mean to you ? What does it represent ? Green is the color of nature and health. It represents the environment, it is said to have healing powers and a color which is healing to the eye. Green in interiors ? Green as a color is energizing , powerful and it radiates positive energy. Let’s look at 10 really cool ways to introduce green into your space with minimal effort.
I simply love the color green especially plants. They really do enliven any space and are uber chic. Plants will never go out of style. There really are numerous fun ways to get green into your space. How will you embrace this fresh and positive color this year? Do share your views.
When it comes to home accessories, cushions are really my pet peeve. I have a huge list of cushions that I love and want to own. Cushions are such a great way to add some color and character to a space on a budget and minimal effort. The options available on the world wide web itself is quite mind boggling. I wanted to get a few hand embroidered cushions for my living room, I found so many options it was difficult to choose. Here are some of my hand picked favorites.
Christmas is upon us….yes already, we are ready to bid goodbye to 2016 and welcome a brand new year !! But it’s the holiday season before that and the time to catch up with friends and family and spread some good cheer. It’s time to make our homes all ready for the holiday’s and guess what the season’s favorite color is….red of course. Take a look at how to add some pizzazz to your interiors with this warm and bold color without breaking the bank…
I hope this post gets you all set for Christmas which is literally just a few days away now. Wishing everyone a peaceful, happy and jovial Christmas. Check out my older posts on Christmas here.