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.
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…
Add a red sofa or reupholster your existing sofa with some rich velvet red fabric and you surely are Christmas ready.
Want to keep it simple and not invest too much time or money. Get an assortment of frames in red or better still paint some of your old existing ones red….and voila!!
Go bold and add a red chest and see how it brings about a total transformation in your hallway.
Throw in an assortment of interesting rugs with accents of red and see your space glow in festive cheer..:)
A pinch of jazz…..a red bed.
Introduce pops of the color red through accessories.
Add some contemporary art work which is predominantly red like this Cocoa Cola Artwork- Artist Kate Brinkworth, Mark Jason Gallery.
Add red cushions to your decor.
A stylish red chandelier will do extremely well too….
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.
I totally adore black ceramics and of late I have noticed that a lot of food stylists are using black ceramics or a dark background to bring out the rich colours of food the world over. I have been obsessing about black ceramics for a while now. There are some stunning examples of black ceramics that I would like to share with you today.
This stunning collection is by Kim Wallace, a graphic designer who is also a passionate studio potter.
This stunning platter is by Shuji Oota
Jun Kaneko is a Japanese ceramic artist based in the United States.He experiments with abstract surface motifs.
These stunning black plates are by Tristan Phillipe and can be yours for 100 euros.
These beautiful ceramic plates are inspired by Ernst Haeckel’s biological drawings.
This stoneware plate by Beekman 1802 with a doily design is exquisite.
I love this hand carved black and white Sgraffito forest/tree plate found on Etsy.
This pretty side plate from the Anatolia collection with pretty poppies caught my eye.
Yoko Plate in black by Rachel Powell is simply adorable.
Since I am such a big fan of Scandinavian design, my list would not have been complete with these lovely Filippa K for Rorstrand plates.