Thursday, February 14, 2013

Beautiful Doors

On my first trip to Paris many years ago..I was astounded by the abandon with which colour was splashed everywhere in the houses... and for the first time saw how front doors could be wildly colored.. Blue is one of my favourite color choices for the front door



And so is red. I have actually done this at one of the early apartments I lived in. Always makes for a cheerful entrance... trick is choosing the right shade of red taking into consideration what kind of light the area gets.. The Chinese believe it brings good luck


This is the kind of thing one would see at a mosque.. very rarely in anyone's home..unless its an old traditional home


I just love how different colour elements have been worked together to create a picture perfect entrance


and ethnic doors have always held a special place in my heart.. if you are lucky enough to have an original antique....hold on to it... or let me know if you want to sell it... if you aren't... there are carpenters out there who could replicate one for you...


or try combining ethnic with color


But if that is not your style... and clean lines are...


contemporary..


love how this is contemporary yet... unusual



Thursday, February 7, 2013

Unusual Flower Arrangements

Flowers have a magical quality of perking up any room... and put simply into a vase will do the trick..but every now and then ..its fun to play with the traditional flower arrangement



Tie the stalks with a co-ordinating coloured ribbon and voila.. simple DIY


or go natural and use a leaf to wrap the stalks... elegant and beautiful


Baby shower perhaps?


Brilliant idea for a sit down dinner without flowers distracting one but all the magic


Clever way to make flowers go further again.. AND add the magic of candles


Love the citrus addition.. fresh and colorful


Taking inspiration from the lemons idea... one can add really anything... colour is key