Interior

Fabulous Pampas

Fabulous Pampas

Pampas Grass Decor

The most glorious of all plant land, it’s quite hard to believe that pampas grass is actually a living thing let alone a “grass”. With its feathery texture and natural color palette, it’s the perfect decor not just for weddings but for homes as well and either used alone or in a floral arrangement, it puts the “d” in “dreamy”. Just make sure to hairspray the prunes if you want to use it as an ornament and place them in a vase without water & be careful not to plant it in the front garden if you don’t want to deal with unwelcome guests since for some people it’s the symbol indicating that swingers live in the home (seriously).

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String of Happiness

String of Happiness

firefly string lightsContrary to common belief, string lights are not solely for Christmas nor for outdoor use only. Sure they are an integral part of any Christmas decoration and the main reason to pay that extra money for a house with a patio, but they are also little beads of happiness that would turn any corner, wall, headboard, mirror, shelf, frame or even jars and glass domes into Disneyland. The moment I feel the happiness of being home is not when I enter the house, it’s when I plug the white string light on our living room brick wall or the twinkle twinkle little star feeling in the bedroom doesn’t come from ceiling fixtures but from the firefly lights around the mirrors. It’s a cheap, easy, creative and unbelievably underrated interior update that EVERYONE should consider, at least in winter. You’ll thank me later.

You can get them from Anthropologie (clear, LED or garland) or from Urban Outfitters (regular ones or the battery powered short version).

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Arts and Carts

Arts and Carts

brass cartWhile in the process of changing the second part of our living room into a dining room (from a home office), the thing that gets me most excited is owning a bar cart, FINALLY. We already have a lovely custom made coffee table and couple of industrial side tables and plant stands; however we didn’t have the place or environment for a bar cart before. Though now that I think of it, they are so versatile that we could have used a bar cart as a bedside table or book stand all this time. Better late than never so let’s get artsy & cartsy.

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Picture Perfect Halloween

Picture Perfect Halloween

Picture Perfect Halloween / Hauntingly Beautiful Halloween Decoration Ideas This year, for the first time ever in my life, I’m going to host a Halloween party at my home. My love affair with Halloween hasn’t always gone well, to be honest. I’ve only been to two parties before and both of them were, well, not what I had hoped. First time was in Milan and me and my friends were the only ones who dressed up (I’m guessing Italians don’t want to give up their sartorial vibes even for Halloween parties, besides they already have their own costume parties so I think they don’t want to give in to American traditions, just like they burningly reject Starbucks and McDonalds) and the second one was a grand party at a huge venue in Montreal where we unfortunately went too early and too sober to wait for it to eventually be fun. This time, in the year that Halloween falls on a Friday, I’m not leaving it up to chance.

There’s no guarantee that my party is going to be fun either, since the fun factor always depends on the guests, but I know that I will do my best to turn my house into a picture perfect Halloween scene. For everybody who is young and not hipster enough to still care about Halloween, I’ve made a round up of hauntingly beautiful Halloween decoration ideas.

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A Wall Circus

A Wall Circus

leather bags wall decorOne of fall’s biggest interior styling trends is nailing the whatever hell you find on the walls. Bags, baskets, metal trays, ceramic plates, straw plates, guitars, tambourines, vintage scissors, sieves, chopping boards, hats, frames, hangers, wood slabs, boxes, hand mirrors and so on. No more perfect gallery walls with artworks and deer antlers – this fall cirque du mur is making debut.

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Introduction to Kilim 101

Introduction to Kilim 101

Introduction to Kilims 5Something I’ve been asked frequently, as a Turkish gal, is helpful info on kilim shopping – how much is it worth? What is the difference between a rug and a kilim? What are the types of rugs and how can you identify the area of a rug/kilim? Now I’m no expert on it in anyway but I have some general knowledge enough to give a brief course on introduction to kilims.

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