Tag: home decor

Refresh Your Home With Mint Green

Perhaps the most refreshing shade of green is mint. Though it is typically envisioned as a sweet and dainty pastel color, when used on an accent wall or on a unique piece of furniture, the power rather than the pastel of mint green unveils itself. A mint accent wall makes a small space feel larger, while also alleviating anxieties from the mind. It calms the senses and encourages imagination.

Like ying yang, the color, green, conveys two opposites effectively: it  stimulates as it soothes. We feel recharged and calm at the same time, filled with positive energy. It is the power of green, which manages to resonate without inner energy, rebalancing us (Color Psychology). You can bring the healing benefits of nature indoors with …

15 Ways to Style Your Succulents

15 Ways to Style Succulents: There's a common joke that succulents are perfect for the laxy gardener, but they are also perfect for designers. Succulents are the royalty of indoor gardens. Because they are so easy to please they can be maneuvered and styled in creative ways, bringing color and Mother Earth to stuffy rooms. They tend to require less soil, less water, and they clean air very efficiently. As I begin to brainstorm my new succulent project, I have found some innovative design inspirations. Here's a few looks I may implement that will hopefully inspire you too.

“Somebody went shopping!” I gasped upon learning that three of my potted plants had been stolen while our apartment was being tented. To protect them from the toxic chemicals, I placed them in the outdoor courtyard, completely convinced they would be fine. Nowhere in any corner of my mind did I think someone would steal …

17 Tiny Bathrooms That Inspire Smart Design

The biggest thing in home design right now is tiny houses. Tiny homes seem to be the result of today's wellness trend. A tiny home lifestyle subscribes to simplicity, sustainability and cleverness. However, learning to live in a small space is nothing new. Apartments, RVs, studios, trailers, just simply having too many folks in the family have been inspiring the tiny home lifestyle for generations. One of the most frustrating elements of a modest home is the bathroom, which tends be one of the smallest rooms in the house, susceptible to the use of all family members and guests. When your husband needs the sink to shave, your daughter needs the toilet, and you haven't even brushed your teeth yet, a small bathroom can turn into a disaster. But with a bit of clever design, a tiny bathroom can be practical and lovely.

It feels like the biggest thing in home design right now is a very small thing: tiny houses. Tiny homes seem to be the result of today’s wellness trend. A tiny home lifestyle subscribes to simplicity, sustainability and cleverness. However, learning to live in a small space is certainly nothing new. Apartments, RVs, studios, cottages, trailers, …

How to Make a Tiny Indoor Zen Garden

Knowing some zen basics can be helpful when designing your own, however as an advocate of self-expression, I think the most important part of designing a zen garden is to make it entirely your own. Because the Zen garden is based on symbolism, each person's encounter with it is a wholly individualized experience.

Like a beautiful poem, a zen garden uses symbolism to represent a coherent landscape. Swirls in sand might illustrate a moving stream. Smooth stones could equate to mountains or turtles. Succulents can be a forest. Moss might be a meadow. There are fundamental and intentional principles in Zen garden design. Gert J Van Tonder and Michael …

7 Ways to Turn Your Home into a Tropical Oasis

There's a fine line between tropical and tacky home decor. Too much tropical in a home can turn it into a jungle or funhouse, leaving no room for zen or feng. However, if you add just enough tropical to your home or to a particular room, it can turn into your own private paradise.

There’s a fine line between tropical and tacky home decor. Too much tropical in a home can turn it into a jungle or funhouse, leaving no room for zen or feng. However, if you add just enough tropical to your home or to a particular room, it can turn into your own private paradise. 7 …

32 Coastal Bathroom Design Ideas

32 Bathroom Design Ideas: While "coastal" is a specific theme, there are distinct divisions within this broad theme like nautical, summer beach, coral reef or a whimsical mermaid theme. The design differences can range in color scheme, style and decor. For example, a nautical bathroom seeks navy blue and white, while a tropical bathroom seeks out green, turquoise and coral.

My grandmother’s house is located on the West coast of Florida. It’s a lovely Florida beach home, just a bike ride to the beach. It’s complete with a swimming pool, outdoor shower and plenty of places to shake off sand. Since I can remember my grandparents have always had a deep connection to the gulf …

27 Outdoor Shower Design Inspirations

here's infinite ways of designing an outdoor shower, some appear modern, some tropical; some are more private than others. I figure, it's never too early to gain inspiration and potential design ideas; in other words, it's never too early to dream...

The garden hose was a hair salon, an exotic waterfall, a drinking fountain, a source of ammo (for birthday water balloons), an outdoor shower or a stream running down a mountain. As a kid, the garden hose was an asset to my play time. It’s where Barbie swam, where my cousin and I rinsed off …

Flamingo Friday: Highlights and Photos of the Week

I'm thinking of focusing on fun photos from the week. I figure that each photo can reveal some insight, creativity or lesson from the week. While, they won't be the most professional or artistic photos, they will definitely illustrate insider details of my lifestyle which will hopefully inspire you too.

Now that we live on the beach, I’m suddenly not surprisingly inspired to rejuvenate the blog’s Flamingo Fridays. However, with this resurgence, I’m thinking of focusing on fun photos from the week. I figure that each photo can reveal some insight, creativity or lesson from the week. While, they won’t be the most professional or …

Why We’re Moving to the Beach!

Knowing the sea is just a walk away brings out the best in us. I think what solidified this truth was our Honeymoon in Costa Rica.

My husband was living on the beach when we met. As we started to grow into each other, I spent a lot of time at this coastal spot with him. Beach jogs, evening surf (wind chop down here probably–although there those special days when you can really surf down the line) sessions, football games at …

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