Gorgeous Pendant Lighting

I love vintage, elegant looking furnishings. That's one main reason why I am so enamored with Ballard Designs. If their furnishings wer... thumbnail 1 summary
I love vintage, elegant looking furnishings. That's one main reason why I am so enamored with Ballard Designs. If their furnishings were clothes, I would describe it as classy, elegant, stylish yet very wearable. I could actually spend the rest of the day browsing their collections and just sigh and daydream.




For this afternoon, I was looking at some lighting fixtures and fell in love with this Marrakesh Onion Bulb Pendant Lighting. It's gorgeous, right?

It a great way to lend a Mediterranean look and romantic ambiance to a room.



Coolly Vibrant Apartment by Gisele Taranto Arquitetura

Here's a little home interior eye candy for everyone. This is just so gorgeous. My dream apartment. Lol. But I'm not kidding. I want... thumbnail 1 summary
Here's a little home interior eye candy for everyone. This is just so gorgeous. My dream apartment. Lol. But I'm not kidding. I want something that looks like this.



This apartment located in São Conrado, Rio de Janeiro and designed by Gisele Taranto Arquitetura. I just love the eclectic and colorful pieces scattered all over the place. It adds a certain vibrant quality to the space.

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The Cherry Chair

My, my! But this looks really delicious. A delicious work of art that is. The Limited Edition Zutto Cherries Wingchair looks almost good e... thumbnail 1 summary
My, my! But this looks really delicious. A delicious work of art that is. The Limited Edition Zutto Cherries Wingchair looks almost good enough to eat.



Here's a bit about this gorgeous chair..

A British classic given an up to date twist thanks to Zutto.
A limited edition of just 33 - each sequentially numbered. The chairs are 100% made in the UK by a company boasting over 65 years experience in furniture making.
The frames are made from kiln dried hardwood birch and beech. They are hand cut then glued, screwed and pinned on all joints and has supporting blocks on pressure points the back is fully sprung and is padded with high density foam. The seat is sprung and has a high density reflex foam seat. The legs are hand cut and finished and are made of solid beech wood. Built to last.
The fabric is a faux suede - printed in-house by us. The chair can be scotch guarded and can be wiped with a damp cloth. The Certificate of Authenticity is printed on the bottom of the chair (pictured) and the artists will sign one of the chair legs.
This piece 'Cherries' was designed by Zutto, an illustrator and designer from the heart of Russia.

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The Flexible Kai Table

This is just gorgeous. I love the clean, minimalist look and the feature that is worth raving about is its functionality. Don't you jus... thumbnail 1 summary
This is just gorgeous. I love the clean, minimalist look and the feature that is worth raving about is its functionality. Don't you just love furnishings with hidden storages? I do. Specially since apartments and houses are now increasingly becoming smaller and extra storage spaces are precious. 



The Kai Table is more than just your regular table. Designed by Naoki Hirakoso with Takamitsu Kitahara is a clean cut table at first sight but a few adjusting, sliding and lifting panels reveals hidden storages! It's like a giant puzzle and this would just be delightful in hiding those unsightly mess - DVD's, toys, magazines...I wouldn't mind having this kind of furniture in my house!

Geometric Coffee Table by Haldane Martin

My husband is a chemist and this reminds of the stuff he draws. Chemical formulas and such. This is the  Polyhedra Modular Coffee Table , c... thumbnail 1 summary
My husband is a chemist and this reminds of the stuff he draws. Chemical formulas and such. This is the Polyhedra Modular Coffee Table, conceptualized by South African designer Haldane Martin. The design is said to be inspired by 'micro world of organic bone structures'.



Fabulous design, right? It's modular, very minimalist and eye catching.Would add a playful and nerdy vibe to a room.



Gift Idea for Moms-to-Be

If there's one thing in life that's really worth celebrating, then I'd say its a baby. A new life! I would always think of this... thumbnail 1 summary
If there's one thing in life that's really worth celebrating, then I'd say its a baby. A new life! I would always think of this as a miracle. That's exactly how I feel as one of my oldest friends have just recently emailed me telling me they have finally conceived. They had been trying to have their first child after being married for over 7 years. And finally! All the more reason to celebrate and bring out those expectant mom gifts.

I wish I could go and join her baby shower and share the joy with them. They had been wanting this for so long! But since I'm living out of the country right now, and going there is not an option, then I'm just searching online for pregnancy gift ideas, something I could buy and ship to her just in time for her to enjoy before she gives birth.

After some hours scouring the net for some ideas, I saw this book called A Parenting Conspiracy: The Fine Print for Becoming a Parent by Emily Lovely and I guess this would make a fabulous pregnancy gift for my friend.



I know being pregnant and waiting for the birth of a child is exciting as well as nerve wracking so this book which is described as  'an honest and humorous disclosure of the trials and tribulations of conceiving, pregnancy, delivery, and early parenting that are rarely revealed.' would hopefully help her out and get her to have more fun out of having a baby. 

And my personal advice to her? This quote says it:

Think of stretch marks as pregnancy service stripes. ~Joyce Armor

Cleaning Outdoor Chair Cushions

Hi! It's been awhile since my last post. Not that I intended to abandon the blog, I was simply swamped with things to do and family. I ... thumbnail 1 summary
Hi! It's been awhile since my last post. Not that I intended to abandon the blog, I was simply swamped with things to do and family. I have also been traveling so updating this site took  a backseat. So how's everything in the home front?



Well, after a couple of weeks traveling, I came back home to house in dire need of tidying up. Lol. So that means, the usual stuff was waiting for me. After the massive cleaning project, I turned my attention to our outdoor patio. It was a bit filthy. I wanted this to be clean and had been on the hunt for a nice wicker set where I could add in some outdoor chair cushions. It makes a nice color splash to the whole patio and of course, provides great comfort for loungers. So, I thought just perfect for weekend barbecues and for upcoming Christmas get together.

Once I had it though, I was stumped because the weather has turned cold and damp so here comes the mildew and dust attacking my outdoor cushions. And I had no idea what to do with it. The thing is I realized, outdoor cushions needs to be replaced every now and then. But for now, I needed to learn at least how to keep it clean.

I've been scouring the net for some tips and ideas on how to keep cushions clean and found this two articles from E-how to be really helpful - How to Clean Outdoor Patio Cushions and How to Clean Mildew Off of Outdoor Cushions. Check it out. It might be helpful if you are sharing my dilemma. 

While I'm at it (blabbing about my outdoor cushions hahaha), I've been browsing some sites online for some selection of outdoor furniture and fell headlong into love with this..The Amalfi Lounge Collection from Ballard Designs. See the photo above. It's gorgeous, right? But why so pricey? Hahaha I could only dream. 

Amalfi Loveseat Glider

Amalfi Cuddle Chair


I'm specially in love with the cuddle chair and loveseat glider..

Mediterranean Inspired Living Rooms

They are bold, eclectic, energizing yet mixed with old world charm. That's how I see Mediterranean themed designs. A theme that I find v... thumbnail 1 summary
They are bold, eclectic, energizing yet mixed with old world charm. That's how I see Mediterranean themed designs. A theme that I find very appealing for living areas..Just like these lovely picks from various designers..





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Lovely Fall Design Ideas/Inspirations

Was browsing online for some design inspirations for fall and here's some picks to get us inspired.. Via HGTV thumbnail 1 summary
Was browsing online for some design inspirations for fall and here's some picks to get us inspired..




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Refined and Elegant Furnishings from Annibale Colombo

Classic elegance. That's how furnishings from Annibale Colombo should be described. It's luxurious, timeless,and elegantly stunning... thumbnail 1 summary
Classic elegance. That's how furnishings from Annibale Colombo should be described. It's luxurious, timeless,and elegantly stunning...




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