Friday, 17 February 2012

our house!

I've got a huge project ahead of me. We have just got the keys to our new house!

Photo taken from iPhone. Sorry for the poor quality.
My husband and I thought we had another 8 months ahead of us, but seems like the developer has exceeded our expectations.

We're going to miss living so close to the city! But I am excited to start with the renovation of this house so that I can decorate it afterwards!

This will be our second renovating experience so I am already anticipating the stress and headaches to come. Though our first experience was a pretty smooth one, there were some bumps here and there that we've learnt from. 

Do share with me your renovation tips! I love hearing from you! Perhaps on how to keep your cool when things don't turn out the way you wanted it to? :-) 

I will be sharing more updates of this particular project on this blog!

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

casual elegance

I saw this article directed from Tone on Tone - these talented guys sell Swedish antiques. (I'm fascinated with Swedish interiors, didn't you know?)

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Casual elegance! That is my decorating theme for my next home. 

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If your room is looking rather formal, throw in a throw on your sofa the way that Suzanne Kasler did here for that casual elegance look.

What's your decorating theme?

Don't have one? Then find one! 

Monday, 13 February 2012

topiary love

Today I'm going to be talking about topiary as I think they are charming little pieces of art that brings character in any room.

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I would totally consider having topiary flanking my front doors like this to greet guests:
The fresh pop of green enhances the clean white walls and black door.

They also look lovely in simple kitchens against a window:


And this one:

San Jose Res 2 traditional
traditional spaces design by san francisco interior designer Fiorella Design

You can have them greet you every time you enter your house:
Aren't these just lovely? Topiary of different shapes and sizes in terracotta pots against shutter windows:

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Bigger topiary in your garden to enjoy before your evening nap outdoors...

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Topiary of different colours, shapes and sizes laid out symmetrically, flanking the stone sculpture looks gorgeous in this picture below.

You can even consider having them for the centrepiece of your wedding dinner tables. Beautiful.
Traditional Home
One thing I've gathered from collating these photos is that topiary looks wonderful against a neutral backdrop - just like any green plant would. But the uniqueness of it's shape helps to give the character that a room lacking texture needs. 

Hope you enjoyed this post!
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