DIY Weekend – Light Bulb Vase

Make your creativity shine through like a light bulb! Literally! Take a simple light bulb and make it into a vase.  How cute and definitely one-of-a-kind. 

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Some of the light bulb vases have been designed with what looks like a garden inside it. Aside from the sand and the plants, the designer even managed to squeeze in tiny animal figurines like the panda and crocodile.

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And what about those adorable little hot air balloons to hang from the ceiling?  So fun and easy!  All you need to do is use colorful fabrics with cute prints for the covering, a little plastic bottle top and add a little glitter.  Have fun!!

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Hotel Rajasthan Luxury Safari Camp

The Rajasthan Luxury Safari Camp, who wouldn’t want to experience it. To get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life and spend time in a quiet and luxurious place surrounded by wild life is always a heaven sent. 

All tents used in this safari camp are fully air-conditioned and offer supreme comfort.  They even have a nice and comfy daybed near the tent’s entrance. Imagine just laying there, relaxed as you look out to the green surroundings, and perhaps seeing an animal or two in the distance. 

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The huge tents also house a living room fully-furnished with wooden chairs, cabinets, writing desks, sofas with fluffy cushions and nicely-textured walls. This area is like a home away from home.

But the best thing about the Rajasthan Luxury Safari Camp is its big outdoor fireplace! There are padded benches around it where you can sit back and relax as you watch the sky at twilight. You can also just sit there and chat the night away with your friends and maybe your special someone. It’s a perfect setting for a relaxing and romantic evening!

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Favorite Designer – Amanda Nisbet

Don’t you just love to have unique fixtures in your décor ? I certainly do! This is why I like the way Amanda Nisbet incorporates one-of-a-kind elements in a space. She also combines colors fabulously! With the magic she weaves in every room, I would definitely love to stay in it and just unwind. 

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I like her idea of having a marble table with wooden chairs behind the sofa.  It is just so perfect for when a friend drops and you want to have an intimate place for a chat and enjoy a few hors d’oeuvres. I can just imagine sitting there with a friend sipping a glass of bubbles as we catch up with the latest stuff in our lives. 

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The unique lampshade with its tree-like shape is such a nice touch to the living room. That vintage side table would also great also in a bedroom I think.  Not only is it great on the eyesight; it’s also very handy for displaying photos or use it for vases, lamps and whatever little things that makes one happy. 

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Classy and elegant, modern and funky interior designs, there’s no doubt Amanda Nisbet knows what she’s doing. Now, who wouldn’t want to lounge in these superb rooms she creates? 

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A Dining Room Work Of Art – Shop This Look

One of my favorite quotes for giving me a gentle but firm kick up the butt to start making magic happen in people’s homes is “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see,” by Edgar Degas. Let me explain why this applies to this particular room, a lovely lilac themed room with jolts of color and flashes of clean white.

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Well, it should be obvious to all of your creative souls that the abstract painting was the focus for inspiration with its colors being echoed throughout. While it is a striking painting on its own, add furnishings and features to pull that painting into the room and you are creating and giving art to your dining room and to the others who grace it for your finest dinner parties. What I’m trying to say in a convoluted way is that art doesn’t need to just hang on the wall in your dining room it can be your dining room.

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The huge and homely Big Sur Natural dining table is your easel, the colorful cushions are your paints to be applied liberally and with creative liberty, the white of the porcelain sparrows, table lamp and Presley cabinet keep you painting in between some lines and the Handmade Earthenware jars and vases invite the temporary colors of fruit and flowers into your living and breathing work of art.

 Images that inspired us:

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DIY Weekend – Branches

Branches? They look good on trees all right. But you know what? You can also find other use for them! And I don’t mean as firewood.  If you will, a branch can also serve as a tissue holder in your rest room! No I’m not kidding. It can be done. See, not only is this idea unique, it is eco-friendly as well!  So, now you know exactly what to do next time you come across a fallen branch.  Now, who’s got the hippest eco friendly bathroom on the block?

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Hotel Friday – The New Saguaro, Palm Springs

Hello lovelies,

I stumbled upon those wowza images of the ‘The New Saguaro, Palm Springs’ this morning and thought ’Oh what a pity that the Olympic games are in Russia and not in Palm Springs’.   How would that be as far as painting a town red? ….and orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. And how nice it would be to see Putin stay at this lovely and colorful hotel.  Giggle, giggle….I’m sure he would love to be reminded of those ‘happy’ colors any day ;-) . The combination here is quite astonishing and makes me super, duper happy!  So let’s all keep our mind open and show the world we are open to LOVE.

 Yours truly, 

 Steve 

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Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Shop This Look

The one thing I love most about this nursery design board is that despite shades of blue and green being my chosen color scheme, it is actually a very “unisex” nursery, in so far as you could easily see a previous baby girl resting in that cot looking up at the aqua inspired artwork or marveling at those strange shapes that she will grow up to learn are words. Actually can we just pause for a moment and appreciate that Somewhere Over the Rainbow artwork? And now lets move on.

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The beauty of this room being as much “baby boy” as it is “baby girl” is that it can inspire those who want the sex of their little one to be a surprise. The Little Castle Charleston upright armchair is ideal for nursing your little love while also being a sophisticated piece of furniture on its own. The Solaris Chandelier is a little bit unexpected in a nursery but who do you think is more likely to appreciate the style of a baby’s bedroom – you or your baby? Precisely – you should also style this room according to your own taste. Additional details add the soft touches required for your little one like the custom bedding picked out here from Backyard Baby and the adorable handmade crochet soft teddy, which you may enjoy snuggling with as much as your baby.

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 Images that inspired us:

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Splurge vs. Steal – Mirrored Dresser

Mirror, mirror on the wall which dresser is the prettiest of them all?  As you may or may not know, I am still not over the Hollywood Regency look.  I still drool over Ginger Roger movies and rewind constantly to check all the details of the decors.  Even though I am over the pink and black boudoir look in my Brooklyn apartment where I might have slightly gone overboard with tassels and everything old Hollywood glam, I will always have a weakness for everything that glitters.

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Chiang Mai Dragon -Shop This Look

Hello lovelies,

Have you ever read any TinTin books?  Did you know that Tintin is also from Belgium, just like moi.  Its stories hold a special place in my heart as I got lost in all his travels many a times as a kid. When creating this look, I thought of the Blue Lotus as my source of inspiration, a book of Tin Tin, set in China. Oh the childhood memories!   

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Wouldn’t it be nice if we all had a spare room in the house just so to ‘theme decorate’.  The beautiful mirror, the combination of those colors, the Buddha statues and gold touches make me almost faint of excitement.

What would you do with these pieces? Any tips or ideas you would like to share?  Are there any childhood books or comics that you have fond memories of?

Always happy to hear from you!

Yours truly,

 Steve

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 Images that inspired us:

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