Thursday, June 23, 2011

Pink and Yellow Party!


I will be spending the weekend finishing with all my pending plans for Inayah's birthday! Next month i might be going back home! and ofcourse with a month vanised time just flies! Lots of plans of family coming up as the vacations started! Lets see how it goes!

Here is a multiple user template I designed and lets see how I use it!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wainscoting

I am head over heels in wainscoting right now!! I am sure after seing these images you will too!









image source:
image 1 designfromca
image 2 designdazzle
image 5 centsationalgirl
image 3 designindulgences
image 4 picketfencedesign





Thursday, June 16, 2011

Moodboard: Yellow and Lime room

I posted the room love/obsession of a girl's apartment here, and now comes the awesome moodboard! When I started to create the moodboard I realized that there can be two moodboards for this room_ one indulgent and the other one budget friendly. So, here is the indulgent moodboard for this amazing room!



1. Astrid chair, Nile Ikat Anthropologie
2. Habitat Tripod lamp
3. industrial task lamp west elm
4. Decorative vintage drawer display
5. Decorative Vintage Drawer Display
6. bird cage from save on crafts
7. paper bird cutouts
8. pink console
9. jute floor cushions
10.Bryonie porter wallpapered furniture
11. hanging_seat
12. ladder book case from polyvore
13. Cushions
Black and silver pillow
lambskin pilow
hand crafted black and white leave pillow
hand embroidered patch work pillow
bloomsbury pillow

Monday, June 13, 2011

Inspiration: Yellow and lime

My todays inspiration is this cute girls apartment! It comes from a Hindi movie, I rarely noticed the hindi flick sets! But this one really popped my eyes! I mean seriously I could not focus on the movie just wanted a better look at the look and all the detailings. I looked up over the net and could not find the name of the set designer or the gallery of the set! I had to take the stills off the movie clips and well they are with their inadequacies!! But wait till you see it! It is awesome!

The main feature is this canary yellow wall with strings attached and bird silhouttes sitting on it along with post cards with the clips! Truly AMAZIng!!




Please try to ignore the characters! this was the best I could get! Anyways the wall had its backdrop to this swivel bamboo chair!! How cool is that!


Looking precious! The chimes and cushions adding the funk!


Whats more! Vintage frames adorning the wall!! with vintage photos!


Here is a glimpse of it while the camera was rotating thus explaining the blurriness of the picture!


The other showstopper is this birds cage over the lime arm chair! The bird cage has a white porcelain bird in it and is wrapped with fairy lights and becoming magnificent!

This is another image that I caught while the camera was rotating! Notice there is no bed in the room, the sleeping area is on the mattress, which works beautifully here. But I cannot help wondering if there would have been a bed what sort would have worked the best.. hmmm... Point to ponder..

Another view! I am not very keen on the fairy lights on the curtain rod.. But they too are working their magic!


The bird cage upclose and rotating thus the blurriness!!


And I come back again to the wall!! Doesn't that make you smile! :)

The tragedy in the movie, the hero is leaving the home they created together but how can you take your eyes off that wall!!

The pop of pink frame the pattered ethnic cushions the decal perfection.. Just perfection! So sad that the hero is leaving!


I wanted a closer look at those cushions and this is what I could get!



The house was shown as a deprecated old flat so it does'nt have any of the fine detailings the wrought grill and the switchboards are obvious all around! But the star that steals the show in this image(if you can make anything out of it) is the dresser!! What a marvel!!


Here it is on a closer look!



Cute accessories!


Mirror is very interesting! Bit plain!


But then heroine dressed her up with these cute belts! :)


Other features were tons of books everywhere!!



And a terrific ladder full of them!



A cute little breakfast nook or dining area whatever you call it! But the sign is so cute!




This (below) is the entire image crappy  I agree, but do you notice the layered rugs and the knot of scarves in the corner!




I am still swooning over the images! And my mind is racing in all directions! There is nothing like a Monday morning inspiration!

Have an Awesome week ahead!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Vintage Fairies: Free Blog backgrounds!





It has been a really inspiring morning so far! One of those days when you hit the jackpot.. In mycase its graphicsfairy. The blog is amazing, and you find tons of vintage stuff, posters, printables, bottle labels, all for free! Whether you hold interest in vintage labels or not, it is totally worth a click! I am sure you won't be able to stop and you will find several great ideas to use them as well!!!

Here are few of my picks!




You can find looots of interesting stuff there and tutorials to use them as well! for instance this vintage label+a hand towel= turned into a pretty little french towel!! for the tutorial go here.



I would love to do it on table mats or sack cushions or napkins, or pillows, or tote bags, or favor bags, or runners maybe! on anything basically!! towels ofcourse look equally good as well!!

The other fairy i met today was and is backgroundfairy, and I must say that these are some extremely generous and talented women! On this amazing site you will find great vintage background anad rexpective headers all for free!! And there are simplest of tutorials to teach us how to go about installing them in our sites as well!! I must say that I was in desperate need of all this blog equipment!! I have been on this site for more than an hour and i am not done yet!! I just keep going on and on! and I advise you to do the same!




Go here to find some of the free stuff!

Have a fabulous day ahead!!




Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pretty Outdoor Party: Ingredients

I was stuck with this pretty little party that I posted last night. You can view all the pictures here. So today I decided to scour the net and find all the ingredients which would make this party! And I found some pretty great stuff!!

Read on to find out!





1.The first ingredient that you need for a pretty outdoor party is one large chunky rustic dining table.

 




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2. Than you need an assortment of vintage chairs, wrought iron or wooden that is your call. You can paint them different shades or colors of black, brown, white charcoal grey or royal blue. Or for more exquisite and bold touch you can paint them canary yellow, pink and blue!









3. The first accessory for this table would be a hand painted morrocan tile used as a coaster!! I Love Love Love this ideas and the prints are amazing!!! Do check out the link below the picture to this amazing site where you will find tons of inspiring morrocan patterns and prints! 
 







4. I love Caribou Coffee and insired by their cute napkins you can also design your own napkins or table mats. Take a large piece of paper and pen draw something on it. Make photocopies and place them in front of the chairs on the table! You can print them out on napkins as well or you can have a pen ready and encourage everyone present to go ahead and unleash their creativity. It can be an awesome momento of the party!



5. Complementing to the earthen theme of the party this DIY jute table runner looks simply amazing! You can find the tutorial by clicking on the link below the pic.. There is some seriously fabulous stuff featured in Tara Dennis blog! Do check that out starting from the table runner ofcourse!

6. And ofcourse some pretty fairy lights!  




7. Instead of just some white votives scatter some of these beautiful lanterns around for a beautiful glow and a doze of rustic!





8. For the centerpieces, simply gather some empty jars and bottles and fill them up with gorgeous vibrant colored daisies and peonies! 



Or you can paint them as well with this very simple DIY by  magpie paper works! Just follow the link below the picture!



9. Ofcourse the natural choice to hold the drinks would be wooden crates! For the mason jars, fairy lights, lanterns, and the crate and so many more things my go to is save-on-crafts.com. I have blogged about them before  save on craft. I spent hours surfing the site and selecting all my favourite pieces! The prices are great! their stuff is fabulous and there is looooaaads of inspiration there! So do go check that out (Note: I am not being paid for these words. This is just my personal opinion)



9. For additional oomph and interest serve your guests the food on chopping borads! Ofcourse the chopping board should be new and it should'nt have much chopping on it! :)


11. Finally I would love to dramatize this place with some vintage fabric scattered around in the form of cushions and drink table cover or maybe on the floor for some lazying around or to lay down and watch some movie or old pics on the projector!

I do hope that this post sparks someone else's imagination as well coz I would love to see more inspiration or maybe an actual setting or a party! For me *sigh* alas I have to wait for a balcony to perhaps grow out of my apartment or something!!

Have a fabulous day ahead!