Le Stripes

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I’m a stripe lover! They are so versatile and freshen up any space without even trying. This is probably one of the most classic prints and it never gets old. Stripes range from my wardrobe to linens and wherever I can squeeze them in. Just had to put out some striped inspiration :-)

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Garden Cool

Does garden furniture have to be sooo expensive?! I mean granted the materials used is designed to protect your furniture from the elements for years to come, but still. The plan is to finish inside then go outside, this doesn’t stop me from looking though :-)

Found these really cool pieces at Inside Out, expensive, but so worth it.
I’ve always wanted the worn in weathered feel for our garden area, furniture that blends well with foliage and doesn’t mind taking a beating from the elements.

One of these lounges would do for me! Our little patch is small, but I can see some tanning happening in the summer!

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They had two different table tops, one concrete and one timber, can’t decide which one I like best.

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Pouf!

I have such a long list of things to do around our house, it’s not even funny. I love the idea of a constant work in progress to feed creativity. I must admit, when we lived in our little one bedroom, once all the possible renovations were done I missed getting creative. This is why I constantly look for ways to change things up.

That being said, this is probably at the very end of our list of things to do but we have this enclosed wrap around balcony. I really would like for it to be a chill spot in the house. What’s cool is that because it’s enclosed it should come in really handy during winter, if only we had seating! But yes, it’s a really cool area where you still feel like you’re outside but inside. So, I’ve been on the hunt for these really cool leather beanbags/poufs. They have a super relaxed feel, without looking like a typical bean bag. Don’t know if you remember this post I did on patterned tiles for this area, but these would make for an amazing combo!

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Wired

 

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These wire stools have always been hanging around in the back of my head. Every so often I think, maybe it’s worth buying at least two. Come to think about it, they are super versatile. At this stage we could use them as side tables, while sitting outside as a seat for an extra guest or just as a table. Found these stools at Inside Out on Windermere over the weekend. They not quite the style that I’m looking for but still really pretty.

 

 

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Light White

If you haven’t noticed by now, I have a thing for Scandinavian design. It’s just the way they make use of natural light in the home. I love the uncluttered, minimal decor without being cold or clinical. Plus the fact that monochrome is so simple, it’s weird, this has even been rubbing off onto my wardrobe as of late. Here’s some inspiration courtesy of Pinterest :-)

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Ceramics

I’ve just realized that I may have a thing for white ceramics. What I find most difficult in decorating, is getting a space to feel. You know, when you walk into a room you immediately get a feel of the rooms personality. That’s usually achieved not necessarily with the bigger pieces of furniture in a room, but with sentimental items.

I’m digressing from the title of this post but anyways. The way I see it, all the items that we own have some sort of history. All my purchases are deliberate, and I don’t ever buy for the sake of buying. So, I find it very difficult to purchase the small sentimental pieces. It’s like the saying goes, “Don’t sweat the small stuff “, only I do. A friend recently told me that our place looks like a showroom! That’s exactly what I’m NOT trying to achieve! Lately I’ve been trying to be more conscious of that and for some reason have been gravitating to these white ceramic pieces to add some character, they all over the house :-) Whatever makes you happy right?

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