Summer is not only for people.
When you think that Summer only excites people to buy new clothes and bask in the sun to get the new trend. Homes get an update too, and why not?! you’ll have all the summer feel in your home all day long all season long. Enjoy Summer even at home… read more
Baking, Baking… I am really amazed by people who can bake, i used to watch my aunt bake a lot of goodies every weekend when i was a kid, she definitely loves to stack up on food in her fridge. But i find baking very tiring and messy, so i made a vow that i wouldn’t really try.
So after having kids i broke the vow, okay maybe i can do the simplest one for my kids like brownies and muffins, and so i did and found it very flattering to find out my kids liked it. Hubby started to buy me baking books. When i was pregnant with my fourth child, i decided to try one from the book and my cake turned out hard as a rock and i got frustrated, my second take was a doughnut that my colleague from work used to bring all the time. It was tasty ! i got inspired to try once more and out of impatience, i just left the kitchen without finishing what i started, hubby has to clean up the flour and all.
Last few weeks i remembered the uninspiring memory of my doughnut trial, i gave it a go again and very hopeful with fingers crossed, that it would turn out well. and if it did then i believe i’m into a new endeavor of my life…. Baking! So, now it’s 2012 and after the failed trial last 2005, here are the photos of the night the doughnut was born in my kitchen.
ODD, as what you may call it, most of the flats here are very generous of doors to separate every room with different functions, seemingly a labyrinth. The one that we got was impressively unique too, upon entering the door a very short hallway will greet you, and on the left-hand side, you’ll find the kitchen and on the opposite side, with a few steps, you are ready to dine.
I painted one side of the wall an exciting color as a focal point. Inviting to the eyes once you enter my tiny hallway. The drop lights and the light blue lamp were from my fave Swedish store but the frame was from a thrift local shop.
It has been a long time since I planned to get into blogging and after a lot of years, here it goes… my first post with photos included. So for the pilot episode (haha!) i decided to feature our home ( in Fujairah, UAE ) that i decorated back in 2005.
I do not really like the blue sofa. Just got crazy buying it
when i felt the supple velvety texture when I touched it.
The Challenge begin…
*Found the rocking chair at the nearby Pre-owned Shop, looks very new. looking good, paired with the couch.
I chose to add a personalized wall Art by taking photos of my kid’s hands and cute feet. Purchased my 2$ frame at the local photo studio and lighting from IKEA.
A long green curtain and the bamboo blinds tied up with the color of the sofa and carpet, and made the window seem bigger than it really is.
The wall border breaks the plain white wall.
A very lucky person that I am, I found some nice wood palette and used them as shelves. The carpet was a gift from a friend, which actually gave me the inspiration of the calming color that i used in the room.
Few more stuff to fill the shelves… The colored Glass balls are from IKEA.
I divided the room to make way for an Office space..
( Applying the solution for a rectangular shaped room.)
Added a floor lamp with task light, replaced my bulky computer table (by selling it at the Pre-owned shop). The mirrors serve as wall art and as you know, it helps to enlarge the room visually.
|The blue sofa has a new look|
The Finished Family Room… tadaaaa!!!
So there you go… My not-really-expensive room Make-over.