First Instagram, then Pinterest; this interior trend is slowly conquering and sweeping all my feeds off all at once: the art of floor transitioning. Whether it be between tiles and wooden floors or simply a change of hardwood pattern, an irregular transition or separated with a border or line, this genius interior trick is a sure-fire way to attract all the attention of hipster Instagrammers around the world. Please do let me know first though, as I’m the uncrowned queen of mainstream IG shots I’d love to be one of the first ones to take a #ihavethisthingwithfloors.
Getting a calendar for your house or desk or even your phone is serious business, especially for me since I have the tendency to be as disorganized as possible. I tried owning multiple agendas for many years and they all ended to be torn up pieces of notebooks or coffee coasters so I simply gave up trying to act like someone I’m not. However a calendar, a beautiful calendar, means that I’ll keep track of days all the while making my house prettier so it’s a win-win. I of course bought our house a Stendig (duh) but had I had a proper office I’d have gotten one of the Etsy ones too.
Christmas has always been the most special holiday for me, and unlike you, I do not have a valid reason for it. We don’t celebrate Christmas in Turkey so it doesn’t have any sentimental feeling for us; however we do put up Christmas decorations, trees, lights etc not for Christmas but for new year’s day (anyone wondering why Turkey is always referred to as the bridge between east and west, here goes your answer). So Christmas decorations along with New Year’s celebrations, gifts, lights and snow have always been my favorite spectacle of the year which is why every single year I overloaded on ornaments, just to make sure everyone who so much as passed by our door knew what we were up to. Now that I have my own (tiny and cozy) home with no space to put an extra candle let alone a huge tree, I started dialing down. Decals or tapestries instead of trees, clear firefly lights and just one or two simple ornaments. A clean, creative and modern Christmas ahead.
I don’t know when Christmas exactly kicks off in your country but in Montreal, as of November 1, the celebration begins. Every single shop, supermarket, boutique, street vendor, cafe or restaurant get in the spirit (of consumerism, wink wink) so you can’t help but find yourself in the ’tis (almost) the season mood really quickly. Last year I discovered the hundreds and hundreds of DIY advent calendar ideas a tad late (around mid-december) so this year I’m acting in advance. All you need are some papers, a scissor, some glue, maybe festive threads, a ladder or hanger maybe and some complimentary Christmas ornaments. And probably some DIY skills. Anyways here are 26 unique and lovely DIY advent calendar ideas I found online to make this December a little bit more fun and festive.
Long time ago, in a world far far away from Pinterest, I used to come up with interior ideas for our home by chance. First time the idea to leave frames leaning against a wall instead of being on it came to my mind when my family was getting the walls painted almost 10 years ago and we had to wait before we can nail anything. They looked so good on the floor, giving that perfect unfinished home vibe, that I begged my mom not to hang them again. At the end we compromised and put -one- of the frames on the end table with some books, which happened to be the coolest corner in our home if you ask me. Now that me and my husband live in a house with partly super strong brick, partly punch it and it’s gone plaster walls; the unbound frames thing is an obligation rather than a choice for us. First world problems.