Monday, May 30, 2016

DIY: Marble Mug

I thoroughly enjoyed this project, and that's mainly because it was quick, amazingly easy and gave gorgeous results. 

You will need the following items:
  1. A White Mug
  2. Nail Polish (any kind will do)
  3. Small Tub of Warm Water (preferably one that you don't particularly care for, as it will stain)
  4. Toothpick/Skewer

Sunday, May 29, 2016

DIY: Abstract Painting

After 6 whole years of not having any contact with a canvas or a paint brush, I am more than happy to share the end result of the abstract painting I worked on recently. And as always, it was exceptionally therapeutic.

I used pearl acrylic paint for the base and a touch of dark grey and gold.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Console Crush

A console is definitely a piece of furniture you would want to invest in because it could be the only product in the room that could make a difference. Normally consoles are situated against a wall in a hallway, or in any empty space that is in desperate need to be occupied. And they're more of a decorative piece that don't exactly serve a particular purpose; therefore you can get pretty innovative with the design. Nevertheless, it should also complement the rest of your furniture items.
I'm currently on the hunt for a lavish console and found quite a few that caught my attention.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Restaurant Interiors: {Develi, Istanbul}

Develi (Turkish Cuisine) is the very first restaurant we dined in during our stay in Istanbul and was recommended by the concierge of our hotel, whom we are extremely thankful for, as it was overall a very pleasant experience; from customer service, to ambience, and most importantly food.
I was blown away by the spectacular interiors the minute we walked in and was immediately inspired. We were greeted by the manager, who escorted us to our table and gave us a quick run through the menu. However, I simply couldn't resist and instantly stood up to take pictures of the space - yes, it was that beautiful.
The restaurant was designed by Space Architects and Designers and according to the manager, their goal was to generate a modern industrial feel; steering away from the typical traditional Turkish design. Although, I got a sense of Hollywood Regency/Art Deco with their choice of lighting, brass detailing and even style of furniture. The concept on the whole was pleasing to the eyes. Take a look at the images below.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

How To: Stuff A Duvet Cover

If there's one thing that frustrates me, it would be making the bed. Mostly because it involves stuffing the duvet cover. It's an exasperating experience every single time. You would think that I would learn to master the art given that I do it on a regular basis, but no. It just gets harder! I would pretty much need to get under the cover like a ghost to spread the duvet in its place to get it right. But it's all worth it in the end, because there's simply nothing better than sleeping in freshly laundered sheets. 

Take a look at the video tutorial below by Porch and you will finally discover how to tackle this problem in 60 seconds!