Saturday, 11 February 2012

Project update 2!

I think this project deserves an update. I’ve been rather busy to actually go out and start purchasing, but I’ve used this time to gather inspiration and decide on what would be suited best for the room. Click here for the last update, and here for a photo of the room in it’s current state (it's the last photo in the post).

I’ve also taken the measurements down in order to get started on looking for affordable wardrobes and stuff.

Can someone please recommend me a good measuring tape? This is already the second one where the tape would not roll back in. :-/
Because the room is rather small, we're going to go for a wardrobe that is not too deep - 30cm max. Also, we don't want the doors to bang into the ceiling fan when it's opened. 

As for curtains, we've chosen Ikea's Wilma and Lenda curtains as they're a great price and look good, too.

For the accessories, I was thinking of painting the desk in the room black. Here's the photo of it.

There’s also a funky bookshelf – still haven't decided on how to revamp this one.

I also have an idea for artwork. We visited a second hand shop all the way in Bangi and found some great encyclopedias and maps. I was thinking of using the illustrations in some of the books and framing them.

Here are some cute map ideas I found on Houzz that I thought I'd share:

Vintage World Map Print, You are my world by Ex Libris Journals eclectic artwork

Vintage Map, ROME Atlas Map Italian Print by Ex Libris Journals traditional artwork

Around the World Letter eclectic accessories and decor

Image source from Country Living

We can either look for frames at Ikea, or get some cheap ones at a second hand shop at Petaling Jaya called Cash Converters. As for other accessories, I was thinking of visiting the flea market that I heard about at Amcorp Mall. Have been procrastinating on going there for ages!

I can't wait to get to work on this room soon! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Crazy for linen curtains

I am a fan of linen curtains - I love the fact that linen is a natural material, and the no-frills look it brings is a charm. Paired with a single and thin black rod, it is perfect.

These are some of the photos of beautiful linen curtains I found.

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I love this room - it's actually a master bathroom. I love that it's directly connected to an attractive garden (from this view, at least).

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Designer Susan Ferrier used sheer curtains for the right side of the room and linen drapes of the same colour for the window wall on the left. I love how the light filters through the sheer curtains.

Linen sheers. Source here
Linen curtains look oh-so casual and beautiful. They're great as they are less susceptible to holding dirt and dust - making them longer lasting.

Elle Decor
Lovely linen curtains with linen slip-covered sofa! I adore the lines in this room.

Atlanta Homes Mag
This room is absolutely beautiful - the natural wood beam ceilings, the sisal rug, the linen slipcovers and linen curtains. Gorgeous!

Here's another photo of the same house:

I love the idea of using natural, strong materials to decorate your home such as linen, cotton, sisal and sea grass rugs. These elements bring a sense of calm as - as if you're going back to nature.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012


I know it's a little late in the year to still be talking about resolutions, but this one came to me recently and I don't have a New Year resolution yet:

I will update my blog at least 2 to 3 times a week. 

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1. Because it keeps me inspired!
2. It keeps the cogs in my head turning as I actively search for inspiration instead of waiting for inspiration to come to me.
3. I love getting comments from readers - it makes me want to write even more.
4. It's fun!
5. Because I love collating photos of beautiful rooms. It helps me make tasteful decisions in decorating. 

Let's see how long this will last!

Have a great day!

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Pendant Lamps

I am a fan of pendant lamps – to me they are pieces of artwork in itself. I love 'em simple and timeless. I found these pictures of pendant lamps which I think are beautiful.
Check out these steel tubs transformed into lamps for a beautiful wedding dinner setting. I think they look gorgeous.
I've been seeing these glass pendant lights in a few shops and restaurants around town. I think they are simple and beautiful. I couldn't find a full picture online though. 

Ottava pendant lamp. IKEA

I really like this industrial lamp from Ikea. I'm thinking of getting one for my next home.
I love this room and how the glass pendant lamps make a bold statement in the living room and the hallway.
I love this entryway and how they used the same pendant lamps in each adjacent hallway to create consistency. Loving the framed blue artwork too.
I'm totally digging this room. How everything is mismatched but looks great together with similar colours and textures. I'm a fan of that wooden table. The whole room looks charming. 

I will be continuously looking for inspiration for lighting - particularly pendant lamps - as we need to get cracking on getting our new home ready for moving in. 

Have a great day! 
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