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Walls Come Undone

I always have the tendency to love stuff that is imperfect, perfect symmetry or color coordination is too boring for me. Meticulously tidied rooms, all white houses, same type of frames up on the walls perfectly aligned, books on shelves, every furniture exactly standing where it’s supposed to = no creativity & no fun. That’s exactly why I find undone walls all the more charming, so much that I’m trying to figure out a way to “fake” an undone wall – sandpaper, random brushstrokes, spread the mint paint over existing white walls with my hands? I don’t know and I’m afraid I can never achieve the same authentic look – but at least I have a natural exposed brick in my home so I’m good.

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Hang A Bike

Everybody has that one thing in their lives that they want to be a part of and do so badly but can’t for various reasons and that thing for me is biking. Biking comfortably, to be more accurate. I know how to ride a bike since I was 8 years old but I could never be comfortable with it, always afraid of cars, people or even bushes (yes, that happened). I wasn’t missing out on a lot in Turkey, unfortunately biking is not a way of transportation there, so I never felt the need to improve my skills. But now that I’m living in number 1 city for biking in North America, I feel the absence of it every day, especially because I’m holding back my husband who wants to bike everywhere. My excuse was that we don’t have enough space to put two bikes in our little home, but that doesn’t seem like a problem anymore thanks to miraculous bike hangers. If anything it’s a part of the decoration that I think I need.

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Think Pink

You know those psychological color codes – which color is supposed to make you feel what – they don’t always seem to work for me. I’m sure there’s scientific evidence behind every finding but I also think it’s different for every individual and culture, even. For me, for instance, green isn’t as tranquilizing as it’s supposed to be and black isn’t depressing at all, it’s powerful. Yellow is the single most annoying color and orange doesn’t evoke energy or victory in my mind. White is my favorite color but all white is definitely maddening, gold in subtle details is the ultimate luxury cue and pink is happiness. Yes, I am almost 30 years old, not even slightly a girly girl and I still think (pastel) pink is the happiest color in the world. Especially together with dark green and white (and black), I can’t think of a more perfect color combo. I don’t know your thoughts on pink but if you feel a tiny flicker of joy after checking out this interior inspiration post I …

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Bathroom Flora

Had I had a bathroom that has access to even the tiniest bit of sunlight it would have been an indoor amazon forest; string of pearls and ivies hanging over the shadow head, boston fern on the floor and any kind of small potted plant on the flush box. The more the merrier. I don’t know why it’s not more common to have plants in the bathroom, I’m thinking lack of direct sunlight and the constant humidity are the main reasons but let’s not forget, there’s a plant suitable for every condition. Now I have a small artificial one and it changes the whole aura of the bathroom, no matter the size and style. If you don’t have one already here are some beautiful, inspirational bathrooms that will make you want to run to the florist (or IKEA) and load up on greens.

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A Movable Feast

While may not be as big of a feast as Hemingway’s Paris to some people, clothes and closets in general are a total festival for me and the biggest show in that fest is without a doubt the legendary walk in closet. You know the ones that make you entranced by the vision of open racks while getting your mom more and more concerned about dust and moth, those. And since not all of us are little Carrie Bradshaws, chances are you may not have a huge walk in closet of your own so wheeled clothing racks that don’t take up much space & can be put anywhere (all the while providing amazing Instagram photo material, I might add) are the best choices for every household. Now even though I find cloth hangers more appealing than racks, mobility and functionality of the latter is the one that makes it the more desirable choice. My favorites are these two copper and copper & wood racks (or this) but society seems to be leaning more towards the …