Home Accents: Candleholders and arrangements, the unique way !

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Candles are everyone's favourite home accessory . And though it's not be difficult to get a set of candle you like, it is how you present them that shows your creativity !

Here I am presenting some ideas that will inspire you to create the perfect arrangement; These candle holders are unusual and really fun, I found them interesting and beautiful at the same time, so go ahead and get inspired :)

Birch wood is carved here into a set of candle stand, and votive candles are used in it. Totally earthy and has a lovely autumn feel to it. It can be absolutely free too ;)

All the inspiration one needs for this is an interesting birdcage. Simple rustic and absolutely charming !!

A fancy dinner planned? Get inspired..just scoop out some fruits and the most amazing table arrangement is ready. I totally dig this !

How about some spice ;) For a romantic evening or to simply jazz up the atmosphere..raid your kitchen for some spice and this is what you can achieve !

Have you got a collection of some vintage tea cans? or maybe some interesting boxes hidden away? Well, this simple arrangement asks for no more..get some flowers to add to the effect.

This simple arrangement is just some glass jars and paper doily..you could cut out a snow flake or any other design to adhere to the jar and what an effect. Simple and elegant !

This is the best and most stunning arrangement ever !!
All one needs to do is scrunch up some foil and place candles, you can even use left over candles in any size for it. See economical and OOK!

The arrangements I have presented here are mostly about recycling or upcycling. It can be simply a scrunched up foil or an old bird cage and even kitchen items. The next trio is just that, orphan cups and saucers, egg holders and glass bottles. I am amazed at the versatility of the candles, how they can transform old and drab into a stunning piece, please upcycle and recycle. You will love to show off your creativity and save environment too :)

Simple and stunning ! Get a bunch of egg holders and transform any corner into a masterpiece :)

A set of orphaned cup and saucer from the vintage collection? Something that holds a special place in your heart? Go ahead and make it into a enviable piece of art.

I love these candles with dried flowers and leaves on them, but you can use your favourite candles in this arrangement and watch the glass cast its soft glow !

I hope you have gathered some amazing ideas and are ready to make them your own ! Please let me know if you would like to share your pictures here. I would love that ! :)

Designer Walls: Color-rama !!

Friday, September 18, 2009

One of the most important aspect of any room is the color and texture of the wall. With a great choice of color and some coordinated accessories, one does not have to spend too much time to give any room a makeover.

While it is a very big decision zeroing in on the color and pattern as well as the texture but once done there would be a definite class added to your place. So take time and browse, look at the finish available, try and look for the color combination recommended and once you are sure about it ..Bingo ! Half job done :) With the walls done to your liking there will be less pressure and little time required to finish the decor.

Here I have selected some very beautiful textures and prints in some of the most awesome colors. Do keep in mind the mood of the room and the purpose/activity for which the room would be used. Colors which are bright and have energy like red or orange would not be appropriate for a bedroom, so use them in bits and splashes. While soothing colors would be apt for any room and occasion. Colors in pastel are a safe bet, or you can go a notch higher and choose more dramatic colors too!!

Give yourself a chance to experience these designer walls, get inspired !!

There is nothing quite as soothing as blue and with the greens inside its a winner !

Combination: White+Blue+Green

How I love Black and white!! With a splash of red or ocher(below) its irresistible.

Combination: Black+White+Ocher

Teal is a not a very commonly used color but it has energy as well as serenity to it.

Combination: Yellow+White+Teal Blue+Black

Pink is a favourite of many! and in such a classic design who would not fall for it.

Combination: Black+White(any shade)+Black

This is extraordinary, satin finish with almost a luminescence to it. Regal !

Combination: Peach Brown+White+Black(Make your own)

This design is simple and fab, perfect for someone with impeccable taste !

Combination: Brown(Ecru)+Peach+White+Wood Accent

I just adore the combination here! The stencil print of veins of leaf on the rich background is so elegant and a complete winner.

Combination: Grey with white+Blue+Black+Cream

If too much of Pink is not your taste then sober it with Ash Grey and Black. Stunning combination !

Combination: Pink+Ash Grey+Black

Splash of color and enliven any room. Beautiful Croc print in Black and White against a Grey background. Its also gives the room a focal area.

Combination:Black+White+Grey+add your accent

This interesting print grabs ones attention right away, with accessories to add to the theme.

Combination:Blown black+Tan+Wood

This room Speaks of class and an atmosphere of calm. Oasis !


Bathroom Sink/Basins : Incredible Series !!

Monday, September 14, 2009

I am starting a new series of Incredible designs. These are the art noveau, cutting edge, over the top and maybe even crazy, however they are beautiful and functional would leave you asking for more.

This blog is all about Inspiration and making the designs your own, so keep looking for ways to incorporate these designs into your homes :)

Presenting a swish array of bathroom sinks or basins. I won't say much just leave the pictures to describe themselves !

Bedroom Ideas in Black 'n' White -Get Inspired !!

When designing your home and deciding on the color scheme one of the easiest and simplest option amongst the whole array of colors and hues is Black and White !!

I love the drama between the two colors..and the impact the they bring to any room. I am sure with the pictures and designs here you would be able to see and get inspired ! And this has its positives as well..it is easy to get your interior in dual tones and balance white to get the feminine touch or use more of black to get the drama ; be it fabrics, wall color, accessories it is easy to select and you wont struggle to get the right shade or hue :) ;)

Make it fun with stripes on the wall or add the little extra with details of fabric, use wrought iron, leather or glass, the choice is really wide and with a little inspiration anyone can make this their own!

Beautiful use of texture adds charm and interest to this room. The motifs of fronds and leaves with the lovely appliqued curtains and bed spread gives it the extra touch of glamour.

Simple stripes with a unique wall hanging coupled with the interesting pattern of fabric !! Love it :)

The next trio is specially put together to show how balancing the black and white brings in the different attitude and look. It is really interesting and illustrates the point perfectly !

Photo frames, mirrors, paisley prints on pillows and flowers...distinctive feminine !

More of Black, straight lines and simple shelving makes it the Man's!

This is the perfect balance, serene and simple. Uncluttered but interesting and very pleasing to the eye.

What an effect created with a black chandelier and carved mirrors, absolutely exceptional !

Surely anyone can pull this off...inspired yet ??

Clever balancing of black and white.

This is how ostentatious it can get with huge mirror to rivets on the wall, the sequined cushions and shimmery silver pillow !!

Or go for the simpler, neat 'n' easy but absolutely chic!!

Get a whole lot of fabric in black and white and that is all the inspiration you need for this beautiful bedroom !

From Ultra Modern design to...

.......The absolute Elegant !!

Gardening :Interesting planters that adds cheer to any corner !

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

How wonderful would it be to have interesting things in your home inviting people's attention and adding the zing to the mundane !!

One of the most simple addition to any corner are beautiful planters. There is no dearth of ideas when it comes to choosing among pottery, metal or glass...or how would you like fun shaped ceramic planters?? The different shapes and quirkiness itself can be so refreshing !

Don't believe me?!?....take a look and enjoy the few that I chose from the vast collection of designs and shapes that are available :)

How about a simple but unusual arrangement of tin containers ??

Eco Friendly ?? Sure!...just go ahead and use tetra packs for growing herbs in your kitchen !

Have an interesting collection of different shapes...how about this arrangement ? Get Inspired !

This is perfect for crossing eco-friendly with eccentric ! The result is just fab...I love it totally :)

A little birdie has come to visit !!! This multi-pocket planter looks even more special with the birdie fixture on it.

These are my favourite !! Who would not fall for these dainty legs ? ;)

These little mischievous kids will fill your heart and homes with fun and warmth !

From naughty to elegant..there are ideas for everyone ! Charming isn't it ??

Do it yourself ! Convert any boring monotone to these bright and vibrant ones. Its so easy on your pocket too !!

Grass and weed to compliment your greens ? How ingenious !

Or this one of a kind made of pebbles and stones, with a little patience it should not be difficult to replicate :)


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