Color Fix!

What do you do when you walk around Brussels and the Belgian sky is grey, yet again?  You go into the newest vintage shop For Me K and get your color fix!   This colorful boutique recently opened its doors to a world of original pieces from the 60′s up to the 80′s that will bring you back to memory lane in a heart beat!

 

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Such a cool place, reminding me of sitting at my granny’s little formica kitchen table when I was a kid.  I remember how I’d come home after school and I’d just be talking and talking and talking about my daily adventures in school while she’d prepare the most delicious dishes and I had a hot chocolate from those little orange flowery cups.  Do you remember those?

 

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Of course I cannot talk about ForMeK, without mentioning the adorable Miss Lulu, the mascot of this dreamy shop.  Love you Lulu! You are absolutely adorable and fit perfectly in the shop.

 

 

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I am saying Yes! to biking in style

If you thought of throwing out your rusty bike…think again!  Seriously!  Look at this beauty created by the very stylish Pascal Van Wambeke, Owner & Creative Director at Wambach.  I don’t know how long it took him to get it that immaculately perfect and beautiful but this is one unique piece of art on wheels right here!  Industrially refined up to the tiniest little details.  Obviously created with lots of love…and patience!  I love how there is such an interesting mixture of rough and elegant!  Check out the gold plated chain against the rust bars.  Kind of like a guy with a scruff and a perfectly tailored suit.  You know how that look just works so well…

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HOMEREFINER E-DECORATING ELFYA HOME REFINER1. Leather bicycle bag   2. Breitling watch  2. Bike lock 4. Bicycle bag 5. Yoga strap 6. Bicycle wine rack

 

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Breeze Traveling In a Vespa Micro

“May the sun bring you new energy by day, may the moon softly restore you by night, may the rain wash away your worries, may the breeze blow new strength into your being, may you walk gently through the world and know it’s beauty all the days of your life.”  Apache Blessing

HOMEREFINER E-DECORATING TRAVELS1. Harvey table Lamp at ylighting 2. Striped Milk Glass Votive at Dwell Studio 3. Roscoe Blue Bowl from Crate and Barrel 4. Vespa 400 Micro Car 5. Ula Pool Pillow from Burke Decor 6. Jonathan Adler Lampert Lounger

“burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”

“the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”

Jack Kerouac.

YELLOW MELLOW OBSESSION 9Source: www.poppiesandposies.com

YELLOW MELLOW OBSESSION 2Source: www.blueroomswhitehouses.com

YELLOW MELLOW OBSESSION 3Source: www.designlovefest.com

YELLOW MELLOW OBSESSION 4Source: www.lambandblonde.blogspot.com

YELLOW MELLOW OBSESSION 5Source: www.domesticpeacock.com

YELLOW MELLOW OBSESSION 6Source: www.livingxdesign.wordpress.com

YELLOW MELLOW OBSESSION 7Source: www.southshoredecoratingblog.com

YELLOW MELLOW OBSESSION 8Source: www.homedit.com

Painted Brick Walls

So we decided to paint the walls of our garden over the weekend.  The end result is a white ‘weathered’ look.  We don’t want to start investing in fixing the walls before painting them, which is what we should do if we want to do a good job.  But, it is a rental and all we really want is to have it look less drab as it is now. 

PAINTED BRICK WALLS 1Source: www.myowlbarn.com

 So, shabby will have to do it.  I am sure that with grass, basil, mint and lavender it will look really sweet and we’ll be able to enjoy our garden by the summer.  Have you ever painted a brick wall ? The one on the second picture is pretty shabby as well and I think it looks great against the stark lines of the modern sofa.  It definitely adds life and character.  What do you think?

 

PAINTED BRICK WALLS 2Source: www.zaneinsa.blogspot.com

 

 

 PAINTED BRICK WALLS 3Source: www.luv-decor.blogspot.com

PAINTED BRICK WALLS 4Source: www.cococozy.com

PAINTED BRICK WALLS 5Source: www.daysanddaze.tumblr.com

PAINTED BRICK WALLS 6Source: www.remobilia.com

PAINTED BRICK WALLS 8Source: www.thestylepocketbook.wordpress.com

PAINTED BRICK WALLS 9Source: www.usualhouse.com

PAINTED BRICK WALLS 10Source:www.carsmach.com

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“I’ll never ask a zebra about stripes…again.”

 “I asked the Zebra,
are you black with white stripes?
Or white with black stripes?
And the zebra asked me,
Are you good with bad habits?
Or are you bad with good habits?
Are you noisy with quiet times?
Or are you quiet with noisy times?
Are you happy with some sad days?
Or are you sad with some happy days?
Are you neat with some sloppy ways?
Or are you sloppy with some neat ways?
And on and on and on and on and on and on he went.
I’ll never ask a zebra about stripes…again.”

Shel Silverstein

a2bd6d42705c909e72594e7bd4863641Source: www.veranda.com

STRIPED CEILING 1Source: www.archinect.com

 

STRIPED CEILING 2Source: www.hotstyledesign.com

 

STRIPED CEILING 3Source: www.traditionalhome.com

 

STRIPED CEILING 6Source: www.cooledeko.com

 

STRIPED CEILING 4Source: www.projectnursery.com

 

STRIPED CEILING 5Source: www.lonny.com

 

STRIPED CEILING 7Source: www.kyleknightdesign.com

 

STRIPED CEILING 8Source: www.stylemagazine.com

STRIPED CEILING 9Source: www.prairieperch.blogspot.com