Color Crush: White, Peach and Brown

It happens so often that something you’ve already seen many a times still catches your eye when you see it next time – and makes you smile. Its called admiration. This oh-so-gorgeous color combination of white, peach and brown does that whenever I come across and certainly when I saw this image here, it just made me smile – for two obvious reasons; firstly the colors of course, and second I happen to be a cat loving person for as long as I can remember. Yes, I’ve grown up in a house full of cats and kittens and though I don’t have a cat now in my home, my love for meows is still on the same level.

Color crush -- white, peach and brown

The colors – white, peach and brown; have been my favorites for quite some time and I love to play with them together. They have a classic glamorous vibe that can never seize to make me fall for it…

Image: Emily Henderson

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Lovely Garlands and Wreaths

Garlands and wreaths have always been a huge part of celebrations and decorations and wow, how creative people get with them that they just make you forget to blink! Its holiday season in half of the world and Christmas is just around the corner – people have started to prepare for it already and the magazines and blogs are flooded with creative ideas and recipes, just like they do every year.

Inspiring ideas for holidays and christmas decorating

Better Homes and Gardens

Its so overwhelming to see people celebrate and be merry coming up with all the beautiful ideas that they wholeheartedly share with the world where thousands of people draw inspiration and motivation from them; filling their homes and lives with beautiful things and exchange gifts and presents. Its such an amazing connection between those who share and those who benefit from all of it. Its like a beautiful love and gratitude relationship…

Inspiring ideas for holidays and christmas decorating

Martha Stewart

I always love to see these things from a non-cultural and non-religious eye because even if there is no occasion, they still inspire us in so many ways to spark our own creative instincts that brings about even more ideas.

Here are a few ideas that caught my eye lately, making an appearance here…

Inspiring ideas for holidays and christmas decorating

Martha Stewart

Inspiring ideas for holidays and christmas decorating

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Inspiring ideas for holidays and christmas decorating

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Inspiring ideas for holidays and christmas decorating

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Crush: Farmhouse Style Bedrooms

I like the idea of farmhouses – they have just the kind of look that makes me feel like I’m on a dream vacation. A calm and quiet place with lots of natural light, neutral tones, airy furnishings with lots of natural accents. The whole place works like food for your nerves. Whenever I see a cottage or farmhouse style home, I’m instantly drawn to it for the good reasons. Maybe that’s because I’ve always lived in quiet places that had healthy ventilation surrounded by green lawns, plus our home was never over stuffed with furniture and decorative things. My mom was always very concerned about home being clean just about the right amount of decor.

Farmhouse Bedroom

Blackband Design

Farmhouse Bedroom

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Farmhouse Bedroom

Emily Henderson

Farmhouse Bedroom

Better Homes and Gardens

Farmhouse Bedroom

House to Home

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Terrain; Serving Trays and Platters

I am a huge fan of serving trays and platters – I love serving food in different kinds of gorgeous platters creating kind-of-a-theme across the table. It creates so much interest with all those different designs and colors in different materials; like wood and ceramic and stoneware and so many more. What beautiful color stories they come up with combined with beautiful colors of food, right?

Serving Trays, bowls and Platters

Serving Trays, bowls and Platters

I found Terrain last week and simply adored their serving trays, bowls and platters – these are just the kind I would love to buy quite a few pieces from. They have a very sleek, modern and sophisticated kind of vibe and I’m totally in for them right now.

Serving Trays, bowls and Platters

Serving Trays, bowls and Platters

Serving Trays, bowls and Platters

Serving Trays, bowls and Platters

Serving Trays, bowls and Platters

Serving Trays, bowls and Platters

Images: Terrain

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Curtains; Plain or Printed

I was planning on changing my room’s color scheme lately and as I was browsing through Pinterest for ideas and inspiration; it was the curtains that caught me thinking – plain or printed, again? Yes, I’ve always had printed curtains in my room. They’ve done a really good job with the schemes I had so far, but its time to try something new this time.

White curtains in bedroom

Honey We’re Home

Plain curtains in a white shade are what I’ve been looking at these past days. They control the amount of light entering the room really well while keeping the privacy because I can’t stay in a space with low natural light for long, it haunts me…

White curtains in bedroom

Simple Details

They go with the wall color perfectly and the best thing is that they make the room look a little spacious – and this is what I’m looking for right now. I feel so inspired by the calm and sophisticated look they create in a room, and it really doesn’t matter about the height of curtains either – that’s a relief.

White curtains in bedroom

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White curtains in bedroom

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White curtains in bedroom

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Green as New Neutral

When it comes to create a neutral balance in colors and visual weight in a space, with accessories of course, my favorite thing to do is to add a bunch of plants or flowers. I am yet to meet a space that looks beautiful but lacks this little charm of life. Plants and flowers add life – they freshen up the whole space – they soothe the moods – and not to mention they calm down the nerves after long days. They are miraculous.

Green as new neutral

How to Decorate

I just mentioned creating balance in a space with plants. That is so true – they are a new neutral because they can calm down a space that has bold and dark colors, and yet at the same time; they can cheer up a space with neutral boring tones. Well, neutrals are not boring to me, I feel happier around neutral tones with a lot of character and texture…

Talk about sunlight – what a marvelous combination they make in a space with plants. I am not talking about sunlight being food for plants and flowers, but it is the look that the two together create in a room.

Green as new neutral

Ballard Designs

Green as new neutral

Domino

Nature always affects our nerves in all positive ways. Its about balance and creating a neutral effect that looks great to both eyes and heart.

Add a couple of plants or a beautiful vase full of flowers to your home and see the magic happen.

Green as new neutral

Simplified Bee

Green as new neutral

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Woven with Love

I am noticing some great and gorgeous woven goodies in magazines these days. It seems like they’re trending and it’s great to see that happen because woven handmade things for home have always been my favorite. They look beautiful, they look natural, they have a personal touch and last longer than we think.

Woven wall hangings

Design Sponge

Every home evolves with time, things get changed…updated…replaced; but there are some things that not only occupy space in your home but in your heart as well and become a part of your life. After years or even decades, they still hold their place and make you happy as they did when they first became a part of your life.

Woven wall hangings

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Woven wall hangings

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My mom was presented with a handmade rope basket by our gardener’s wife, when we were transferred from one station to another some twenty eight years back. She made it herself! We still have it and its as useful to us, and precious too, as it was back then…we still love it, though it now shows signs of times. Its an amazing piece made with love – its beautiful, it looks natural, has a personal touch and been with us for a long time.

Woven wall hangings

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Woven wall hangings

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Woven wall hangings

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Color: A Mystery to Fall in Love With

Color is a mystery; as beautiful as anything could be. The more we learn about color, the more it unfolds, and the more it becomes interestingly complicated – hence, another mystery.

Tone-on-tone decorating

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As I spent the weekend reading about color and its basics, I fell in love with decorating using tone-on-tone color. Imagine how interesting it would be to decorate with different shades of just one when you have hundreds to choose from. When on one side, creating palettes with two or more colors could be fun, playing around with shades of just one color is even more interesting.

Its a little tricky to decide if you could just go with tone-on-tone color in a space or not, because if at all it turns out to be wrong (!), the space could become as boring as anything could be. But yet again, if done rightly, imagine how gorgeous that space would look – as gorgeous as anything could be.

Tone-on-tone decorating

Centsational Girl

Tone-on-tone decorating

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Knowing that, I have tone-on-tone color on my mind right now, and I wonder if I could just figure out a few tips to decorate like that in a few days to come…

Tone-on-tone decorating

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Tone-on-tone decorating

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Tone-on-tone decorating

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