Interiors

Exotic Collections: 3 Ways to Use African Baskets

I hope you enjoyed the Mud Cloth’s inspiration. The second Exotic Collections in my list is – African baskets. African baskets are not just basketry, it is an Art. In North America/Europe, It came around as interiors’ trend. In Africa, It has been around the continent for centuries. Most African baskets are carefully hand made with beautiful colorful patterns. It requires a high level of craftsmanship to bring in some stunning patterns. Africans consider their baskets as commodities and not a trend. For this reason, it is mostly used to carry food from the open market/crops from the field and people like to store some of their valuable items in these baskets. In the west, we see these baskets more in home Decor. Be inspired by these pictures.

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How beautiful is this basket? I love everything about this Zulu basket. I can see this basket being used to store throws, extra pillows, and even kids’ toys. From Zanzibar.

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The beautiful yellow Senegalese basket has its place in this home office. It appears as if it is used as a trash basket. I am ashamed that I’m unable to remember the source of this picture.

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Don’t neglect the plants in your space. Style them with an African Basket, it is stylish. I believe this picture is from West Elm. Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong.

XOXO

– Judith

Exotic Collections: Awake Your Style With African Mud Cloth

I have a soft spot for many things. Most times, I keep this as my little secret. This secret gets me in “la la land”. Seriously, I know this may sound a bit cliche but when I see exotic things, I go  “oh la la!” I Love exotic things, not just because of my origins (side eyes). But really, I admire handmade things because of the labour of love that is put into them, their uniqueness, the hard work, and every little detail that come out of it.  I want to present you a series of “My Exotic Collections” for interiors as inspiration posts. First in my list is Mud Cloth. Be inspired.

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The Mud Cloth is used as a throw. It is very unique and crisp in this space. The white lines/patterns are in harmony with the neutral palette in this room. From Elle Decor.

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The African fabric is used to upholster this chair. This space looks eclectic with a mixture of beautiful patterns. From The Lovely Lifestyle.

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And there was a Mud Cloth Pillow. Bright hue chair with this pillow works so well together. From Pinterst.

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Mud cloth on floors. It adds a character. From Design Files

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Prettify your tables. The last two picture here, black and white Mud Cloth are used as table runners. Basically, there is no limitation when it comes to using the Mud Cloth. From Ruffle Blog.

XOXO

– Judith

 

7 Easy Ways To Love Your Home

Hello lovelies!

Let’s go back to the basics. A few months ago, I wrote about 5 steps to love your home again. It is true that many people struggle to love their home. When you look more into it, you will agree that most home lack style. Style does not mean breaking the banks, it is simply about cleverly incorporating things that you love into your home. Whoa, you have it!  Personally, I love digging through magazines and blogs for inspirations. You will think I’m about to plan my next project, but no, I have a guilty pleasure of looking into beautiful functional spaces. The key to love your space is to incorporate little things you love into your space. Be prepared to embrace your home as never before. It can be anything simple but with a big impact. Need some directions, start with some inspirations. Inspirations go a long way, it helps as a guide. Here are some more suggestions to reinvent your space.

1. Ideas are endless to add style. A texture in space is a great start. Something from fabric to an artwork. From Houzz

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2. Color psychology impact how we feel about our home. Choose to live with things that you love. Incorporate your favorite colours with little accent pieces in the space. It can be pillows as seen here. From Sarah Richardson

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3. Make a good first impression. Don’t neglect the entryway. Make your space inviting not just for your guests but also for yourself. An organized entryway can go a long way to calm those nerves. From Essenziale

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4. It will not hurt to display books. Keeping some of your favourite books handy will help you appreciate your space. Books warm up a space. From onekindesign

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5. Bring outdoor indoor. Natural elements like trees, flowers, wood, bricks are great indoors and it can be relaxing. From Freshome

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6. Great way to make your place unique is with a scent. Invest in simmer pot or create a scent with essential oils as I mentioned here.

Check out another similar post here.

Thank you for reading. Stay Fancy and come back again.

XOXO

Judith

Color Crush: Pink and Blue In the Living Room

Today, I wanted to share with you my new color crush. Blue and pink combination is what I am loving right now. This color combination is spectacular in the living room. It brings energy to a home, I can’t get enough of it right now.

Are you color shy? This color combination will change your views. It looks bold especially if you are going for the feminine and masculine look. Different shades or tones will create a different feel in your living room. Soft shades are calm and inviting. Consider intense shade of blue and pink for more of an aggressive look. Let take look.

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The dreamy shades of blue are calming this space. I see a bit of luxe color in this space, purple. The hot pink chair and orange bouquet add some interest in the space. The friendly combination makes this space warm. From Homeportfolio

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Shades of Blue and pink can also fit in the traditional country style. Don’t be afraid, Mix and match patterns! From Housetohomeuk

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This combination breaths harmony. It is calm and soothing. You can never go wrong with a neutral wall and colorful accent pieces. From Home Decor Interior IdeA

Thank you for reading, stay Fancy and come back again.

XOXO

Judith

Elevate Your Style With A Dose of Red Hot Hue

Happy Monday!!

I hope you had a lovely weekend. Mine was better than expected, I received a bouquet of red roses, a beautiful card, and a great brunch. Now you know how much I appreciate small simple kind gestures. Valentine’s Day was simply filled with a warm vibe but the prairie’s weather had plans of its own; a little small storm. Snow covered the streets, the wind forced the leafless trees to dance. Good news is that the storm didn’t stop us to go eat out. The red roses I received inspired me to put together these red hue spaces once more again. Be inspired!

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Colorful accent pieces with neutrals work so well in any space. Cleverly add strong hue for a strong statement as seen here. From Sarah Richardson.

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Red represents passion. In the bedroom, it can be too much but when incorporated as an accent, it works so well. From Digsdigs

 

Thank you for stopping by. Stay fancy and come back again.

XOXO

Judith

All About Art: In The Bathroom

Hello Fancy Lacy Community!!!

I am working on some good things for you. I will give you a peek in the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned!!

Back to the basics on fine arts’ inspirations. Afraid that moisture can ruin beautiful things like photographs? Please don’t use this excuse to ignore your bathroom decoration. Add a splash of color with beautiful art. I beg you not to leave your bathroom blank. Pick a beautiful affordable art piece for your bathroom. Create interest in your Bathroom with art. Yes, I know you will agree that art + bathroom amounts to trouble. But I encourage you to look into buying an affordable – inexpensive beautiful piece just for your bathroom. Any concerns? There are lots of resources out there to help you minimize the risk of damaging your art in the bathroom.

  1. Please consider consulting a printing company
  2. Seal your art from moisture with a spray varnish
  3. Frame the artwork but make sure the art does not touch the glass

Now let’s see some inspirations. Enjoy!

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Who would not love to retreat in this bathroom? Make a statement in your bathroom with an art. It brings any space to life.  From HGTV

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Blow your favourite candid picture and frame it. I really like the look of this bathroom here. From Interiorholic

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Another great piece here, I can’t enough of seeing photographs above the tub. So artistic! From Natalie Merrillyn

 

Stay Fancy and come back again.

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XOXO

Judith

 

Get The Look: Traditional Meets Modern In Your Home

Undecided on modern or traditional style? Bring interest in your home by mixing these two styles. It will create rooms that are extraordinary. For instance, when a traditional and modern style is mixed, the result can be splendid. Rooms created can either have timeless elegance or comfortable casual feel to it. Space will have clean lines. Some selected furniture will make rooms feel airy. Check out these jaw-dropping inspirations.

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Classic workstation in a Traditional and Modern mix take neutral colours to another level. So elegant! Clear objects often take a little visual space. This is what I call Timeless elegance. The chair almost disappears in the space. From Apartment Therapy

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This beautiful room has textures, patterns, and colours. A modern touch is added to space with two side tables. Great inspiration for comfortable casual space. From House Beautiful 

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Fun stunning dining area with vibrant colors! Modern chairs in a traditional space that have amazing architectural details. I like how dark neutral sits with the wood floor. From Mend

XOXO

– Judith

5 Steps to Love Your Home Again

Feeling restless in your space? Is your space sucking life out of you? These five tricks will turn your house into a home. Let’s get started

1. Declutter your space

Fbpics

Fbpics

Don’t underestimate the power of a clean space. It can be therapeutic! You will feel more relaxed in a clean space. From FBPICS

2. Personalize your space

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Your space will be more enjoyable when you add things that you love. The picture above looks comfy. Beautiful artwork collections cover the wall. From Room Ideas

3. Accentuate your home focal point. If the home doesn’t have a focal point, create one.

My Decorative

My Decorative

A focal point in space can calm those nerves And put you at ease. From My Devorative

4. Bring nature into space or burn a good candle

Beauty moves me

Beauty moves me

You can find retreat in your home when it has nature elements. From Beauty Moves Me

5. When you have done all the above, invite a friend over

Design love Fest

Design love Fest

A friend will uplift your energy with great laughs and good conversations. What an encouragement to be surrounded with people that inspire you. From Design Love Fest.

XOXO

– Judith

5 Reasons to Get Excited for Winter

Prairies’ Winter is HERE, we get high and dry wind! We will miss seeing trees with their vibrant hues. The new season is at hand. Today as we drove this morning,  sidewalks and roads were covered with snow. Roads were very slippery but we love seeing snow.  On that note, we know Xmas is nearby.  Here is what we are excited about :

 

1. Hot Drinks – We love Tea or Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

My mouth is watering right now. What is the best way to end the day? Have a nice hot drink before bed. Image Source

Cozy Throws

Cozy Throws

2. Curling up in beautiful cozy throws

Cold is an excuse for you to buy beautiful throws to add to your living space. Invest in throws and bring them out when the temperature drops. Image Source

Fireplace

Fireplace

3. Seating by the Fire Place

We love fireplaces. They are a great focal point in a home. The chosen palette in this space has contrast.Image Source

Bookshelves

Bookshelves

4. Reading favorite books

Bookcases add functionality. Surround yourself with the things you love.Image Source

Soups

Soups

5. Winter comfort food – Steaming hot homemade Soups

Try new things, new recipes are at hand. Image Source

What do you look forward to in Winter times?

XOXO,

Judith