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Decor Dreams on a Monday

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What do I love in this image?

  • The black and white colour scheme.
  • The fact that there is so much under the stairs, but it is not busy.
  • I’m not a huge carpet fan, but this one works so well.

Urgggh, I wish I had a stairwell to try this look.

Guest post: Keeping up with Scarcity

Please join me in welcoming Scarcity to this here blog. She blogs over at Scarcity’s Notebook  where she is trying to reinvent her blog by writing about herself, life and her creative side. See her brief bio below:

Hi people thanks for stopping by. I’m fun-loving, creative and love being artsy I desire to design on a dime because that’s where I draw my design challenge from. I strive to be clean neat and tidy but most of the time its work in progress. My family and close friends are very dear and important to me and most of all I draw my strength, faith and hope from God.

I’m a working mum and happily married. In my spare time I spend it with my family, reading blogs, cleaning and tidying up.

Imagery speaks volumes and Pinterest just does it for me, most for new projects I want to work on. I gather my inspiration and findings from there.

Currently I’m more interested in DIY projects as I’m accumulating a lot of clutter in my house so I’m reading about what to do with what I have.

The holidays are coming up as well and I have a preschooler at home, so craft ideas are welcome to keep us busy during the festive season. My biggest resource is what I have, for example toys like Legos, disposable birthday cups, tissue paper rolls and the like.

Here are some of the resources I’m going to use for these craft tutorials.

 

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When it comes to design I like the minimalist approach to clean lines and less is more.

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I combine that style with personal finds that I like to have around the house. Example the picture above is a good example of a minimalist home with a personal touch.

I don’t vow by one interior design style but I have preferences here and there. In any interior space cleanliness and order is key. Being clean, neat and tidy comes naturally for me and I can’t function or operate in a messy space.

Cheers!

Sunday Reads

Some great reads coming up from a less than warm Joburg morning 🙂

  1. Love this blogger, her pictures are spectacular. Check out her guide to the off-track places to visit in Joburg.
  2. Two very opposing views on Rihanna’s latest video. I watched the preview on the BET Awards then I caught twenty seconds of the actual video and I stopped. I think it’s gross and demeaning. View one, View two.
  3. Some reading lists from Africa and India.
  4.  Some influential Africans to watch on Twitter.
  5. The blogger herself is actually quite a lovely writer too!
  6. In case you are wondering what to do with an overload of cauliflower and zuccini.
  7. I am not my hair. I have my hair natural and locked but I accept that different versions work for different African women and people should select what they like and work with that and not judge other women for choosing to do something different with their hair.
  8. I love this lady’s home. VERY MUCH!!
  9. Definitely trying out this Chicken/Rice recipe this weekend.
  10. Might also try this chicken and couscous salad recipe.
  11. Wanna know how your income fares globally? Try this Calculator here.
  12. More about how Uber enters markets.
  13. Very interesting conversation around amateur porn by Rashida Jones (Be warned, the content could be offensive for sensitive readers)
  14. Looking to volunteer your time at a worthy cause? Here is a site that connects volunteers to need.
  15. Do you love to learn something new each day?

My most pinned image on Pinterest

I am not really an active Pinner but it has slowly become the last thing I do just before I fall off to sleep. One of the most common pins on my profile that has the most likes and pins is the following diagram and I thought it apt to explain why I pinned it to begin with.

LOVEly ....  Rustic California Home – Reading Nook (Emily Henderson)

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Coffee table. I have been looking for an interesting piece of furniture like this for my house and I just love that it’s quite unique and it would give character to any room. I also just love lamps. In any form

Wall colour. I love how intense it is but also the beautiful contrast between it and the brown table and the furniture. Would love to try it on one room wall before being bold to do it all over a room / the house.

Gallery wall. For some time I have been toying with doing this well, because we have all these wedding pictures and other stuff from before that it would be lovely to showcase them like this.

Bookshelf. In place of buying one, it’s quite a space save to make one out of a pre-existing wall like this.

Do you also like this pin? What’s your favourite detail?

Favourite Pins

Loving jumpsuits – they allow me to feel playful and grown up

Fabulous Ankara Jumpsuits Style  http://www.dezangozone.com/2015/05/fabulous-ankara-jumpsuits-style.htmlNEW The Sheba Peplum Top and Pants Set (2 pcs) 100% Holland Wax Cotton via Etsy

Beautiful coats

Love the #Ankara Blazer! ~Latest African Fashion, African women dresses, African Prints, African clothing jackets, African men's fashion, children's fashion, African bags, African shoes ~DKK1950s inspired African print cropped jacket ~African Prints, African women dresses, African fashion styles, African clothing, Nigerian style, Ghanaian fashion

Beautiful home decor, particularly coffee tables

Love the coffee table. A lot.

This quinoa recipe

Broccoli Quinoa Casserole

Beautiful loc styles

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Her make up. Clean and with her eyes popping

Dread Envy

As I get beautiful images, will try and share more as well.

A week in pics

A few weeks back, I decided to try and take pics to showcase my week so here goes!

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Tuesday– messy desk at the end of the week. My staples, earphones and a cuppa tea Smile

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Wednesday – I had training in this room that had beautiful art work all around.

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Thursday – I read through four books in those three weeks so I went to the Library for four more. Tihiii, it helps that they were heavily Chick Lit Smile with tongue out

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Friday: I got some beautiful scented candles from Mr P home. They are set against a khanga I received as a gift when my sister got married. It now dabbles as a table cloth in the kitchen as a touch of home!

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Saturday: I took my nephew to the Ditsong National Museum of National History in Pretoria CBD. We walked for almost 2.5h and he had such a blast. He is ten years old, loves animals and is learning about some of them at school and so it helped for him to see them in their natural habitat.

Enjoy!

Some more design porn :)

I recently discovered this blog that posts a pic a day of the most beautiful homes. Seeing as I have recently moved and creating a home, these are some of the things I have been drooling about recently.

Love this little dining space

A moment for the colour of the wall!! Also love the table and the coffee tables.

Maybe just one of these at the foot of our bed

I like the imagery of the mismatched dinning chairs

Table for two? With the beautiful lighting fixture

Just the arrangement of this loft! The windows, the couches, the dining table. Just. ALL. Of. It

Now to pray for money to buy beautiful furnishings for our place!

26: I sometimes like to dabble

I secretly like to think of myself as a bit of an interior decorator and often drool over different rooms and set ups and below are some that happened to catch my eye this past week.

Hope you have enjoy these rooms as I have enjoyed clicking on them repeatedly!

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Love the treatment of the wall and the open shelves

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With the bed a bit higher, I could have this as my bedroom.

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With this reading nook, I do solemnly promise to read for at least an hour daily!

Such a sucker for the ceiling and the wooden planks …