In my opinion, buying a dining table without a set of matching chairs is an ideal opportunity to elevate your home decor game. I’ve already mentioned this in my post about my eclectic dinnerware collection, but my life philosophy is that there are just so many beautiful things, how can I not collect them all?
2017 was a bit rough for me, but I’m thankful for a lot, not least of which is this blog. I had been toying with the idea of starting one at the beginning of the year. Then, due to my freelancing workload going down, I found myself with a ton of extra time on my hands that I tried filling with painting, playing with makeup, going for bike rides etc. And eventually figuring out how to get a small corner of fulfillment in my life by going back to some of my favourite hobbies (I have many) that I had put by the wayside in the past couple of years, namely writing and photography. Continue reading “Happy New Year!”
I made a “real” garland for the first time last Christmas and was super happy with how it turned out. I was really looking forward to making another one this Christmas, but to be honest, I’m not 100% happy with how it turned out. It’s way bushier than I intended it to be, but I also don’t care enough to redo it, haha. I’m learning how to be less of a perfectionist. There’s a time and a place to be relentless, and a time and a place to accept things and move on.
I still think it looks good, and anyway, the process was still super satisfying, as DIYs tend to be. Here’s how I made my Christmas fireplace garland from real evergreen branches!
You may have noticed by now, but I love decorating the front door with the seasons and holidays. It just adds a little extra something special to the joy of coming home after a long day out. This year for the holidays/winter season, I decided to use my trusty porch planters to create a lively evergreen porch display. Here’s how I did it! Continue reading “DIY Holiday Planter Arrangement”
Halloween’s not my favourite holiday, but it has its moments. I have a weird fascination with the possibility that ghosts might exist. And I actually like horror movies (good ones) and being scared from time to time. Also….any excuse to decorate, amirite?
This year, along with some standard dollar store bits and bobs, I wrote a little story about ghosts and recorded it with spooky music for your listening pleasure. It’s not super scary, if you’re too afeared to listen. I was trying to create a mood more than actually scare anyone. As you may have gathered from the title of this blog and the many times I have reiterated it, my tastes are somewhat eclectic and I like trying new things. Let me know what you think.
I love seasonal decor. We’re lucky in a lot of ways that we live in a place that so clearly has four seasons. (Talk to me in February and I’ll be singing a different tune…) Nevertheless, that period of time in between two seasons is always so fun and exciting. As much as I love summer, after a while, I always get a little tired of wearing the same clothes, using the same colour palette and being surrounded by the same kind of energy. Exchanging the pink flowers for red leaves around the house always adds the final dot to the ellipsis of summer’s end for me. These are some of the ways I like bowing down to autumn as I open the door to her passing visit. Continue reading “Easy Fall Decor Ideas”
The living room is my favourite room in the house. I had a real vision for how I wanted it to be and it’s turned out better than I had envisioned. It really makes me feel like I’m “home.” Of course everyone likes to make up their abodes to their own tastes, but I don’t think I’m wrong in assuming that interior decorating matters a lot more to me than most people. It’s not just that I spend every day working, living, and relaxing at home. It’s not just that I like having nice things and I do, I just know my level of anal in terms of how I like things to be just so, is shall we say, more than the average person’s.
It’s something I can’t really explain, about how looking at a beautiful armchair makes me feel happy. How my Moroccan side table just looks happier now that I’ve paired it with an incredible vintage, tufted, red velvet armchair. It’s as if the red of the chair adds an extra level of luster to the gold finish. There’s a brightness to the table that I never saw before. As if its spirits have lifted now that I found it a soulmate.