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Friday Finds on Etsy - White Marble

White marble has been around for centuries, the Greeks were fascinated with it and used it to build magnificent structures that stand even to this day.  I love it's texture and the 'veins' in marble add visual interest to anything that is made with it. The art of designing with marble lies in subtlety. It is minimalist and modern. In recent times designers are using it in home decor, accessories and jewelry  not just in its natural form either but on fabric, paper etc. 

Here are a few of  my favorites on etsy.

 This white marble side table by CoilandDrift on Etsy plays with geometry and balanced angles to create a jewel-like table that appears to change shape at every angle. 
Image via CoilandDrift
Image via CoilandDrift
Marble wall paper by loveCOLORAY on Etsy is perfect for someone who love minimalist decor. 

Image via loveCOLORAY

The white marble vase and tray by Sevenstone  was inspired by minimalist design. The clean lines are beautifully enhanced by classic Carrara Marble.

Image via Sevenstone
Image via Sevenstone

Hand poured coconut wax blended candle in a luxurious Italian Carrara Marble container from Cocovaluxe. This beautiful candle comes topped with a sleek rose gold lid to help seal in the fragrance.
image via Cocovaluxe

Beautiful white marble pendant necklaces from twixtdesigns
Image via twixtdesigns
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Organize your life with these beautiful Carry-All Pouches by HAStudio.
Image via HaStudio.

3 Rules to Following Trends...

Trends come and go but style is for ever...When it come to fashion there is always a very small distance between trendy and tacky. The rules of fashion are ever changing - Is it ok to wear white in winter? Can you mix gold and silver accessories? But there are three things you should always try to adhere not just when following trends but fashion in general...

Three simple ideas, I hate saying rules because to be honest...fashion is ever changing. 
Each idea is simple and easy enough to incorporate into your life and wardrobe, without taking away from your personal style. "Because, when it comes down to it, you should always feel like you in what you wear."

1. What you wear should always be appropriate for the occasion.
While dress codes tend be flexible and loosely interpreted always remember to wear something appropriate for the occasion. You can wear ripped jeans to a wedding but it won't be appropriate. Also when you feel under dressed or over dressed, it tends to make you feel a tad bit uncomfortable...there is nothing that takes away from looking stylish and elegant ( in anything you wear) that looking uncomfortable. 

Image via thestyleograph.com
Image via thestyleograph.com

2. Your clothes should always be comfortable.
This comes to my second point, your clothes should always be comfortable. When you are comfortable in your clothes your confidence increases as there is nothing more attractive that someone who is confident and comfortable. I once wore a pair of heals for a wedding that were totally uncomfortable, By the time the night wore on I felt uncomfortable and unattractive andI looked like I was walking on stilts and couldn't wait to get out of there and out of them. 
Image via thestyleograph.com

3. Don't try to be too trendy.
When it comes to following trends, always remember less is more. Adding the pieces that work best with your personal style is key to nailing a trend successfully. And always try to limit it to one max two trends so that you still remain stylish. 
Image via thestylograph.com

Decorating Small Spaces - 5 Great Tricks To Use Your Wall To Transform Your Space

The traditional way we treat walls in small spaces to keeping them white...or very plain and simple, so that they appear to make the room feel larger. But the alternatives to this is much much more interesting, it just requires a bit more work. It is about using wall paper, mirrors and art to create depth in a room. 
1. Focus on Art
It may seem odd to add a large piece of artwork in a small room but having this as a statement piece can draw the focus away from the size of the space and toward the art itself. The same principle applies to empty walls in odd areas of you home (foyer, powder room, or even hallway), try add some large scale art pieces to take the focus off the area and onto the art. 
Image via onekingslane.com
2. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Mirrors are a very very common way of making spaces seem larger. Hanging mirrors opposite one another creates the illusion of even more depth, and placing one on a wall opposite a window will help catch and reflect light.
Image via Apartmenttherapy.com
 And if adding one large mirror is too expensive, you can group smaller ones found at thrift stores to create the same effect. 
Image via Apartmenttherapy.com
3.Go Dark, Not Light
Adding a darker color on your walls and decorating a small room with bright or mettalic objects like cushions or gold leaf framed paintings and white accents can create depth and take the attention away from a small room. 
Image via Design Sponge

Image via Design Sponge
4. Add prints and bold colors
Add prints and bold colors on your walls, not only does this add wow factor but again takes the focus away from room itself. Just take a look at this living room of entertaining guru Lulu Powers. To keep the room from being too overwhelming , stick to a limited palette for both the wallpaper and the furnishings. 
Photo by Nicole LaMotte
5. Create Areas of Beauty 
“Have nothing in your house you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful” William Morris Add shelves on the walls and create small vignettes with pieces you collected from your travels or items of interest. These become great conversation pieces and again drives attention away from the size of your space. 
Image via apartmenttherapy.com

Image via Onekingslane.com

Style Files - Pink Fringe Scarf

I must admit living in a tropical Island as I do , there is not many chances for me to wear winter clothes. But this scarf made me wish I had more opportunities. 
In a lovely feminine hue with the addition of fun tassels it is all you need to complete your outfit. It is just my kind of style! 
Via  lonestarsouthern.com

How to Make a Choker Necklace

Choker are back and have take a big leap from elastic plastic that was 'supposedly so cool back in the 90s. The ones in fashion now are a major step up. But some of the simpler designs can cost from US$40 upwards...how can be made at home for much much cheaper. 
Here are  my 3 most favorite Choker Tutorials
1)  DIY Velvet Choker by  A PAIR AND A SPARE DIY.

2) Velvet Chain Choker Necklace by  highondiy.com.
3) Wrap velvet choker by  bisousnatasha.com

Friday Finds on Etsy - Moon and Stars

This week I am obsessing over  moon and stars and here are five of my favorite things on Etsy along that theme

Phases of the moon mug by CognitiveSurplus
1) Are you a night own whose boredom wanes as the moon rises? Fill this Lunar phase mug with the hot beverage of your choice and marvel at the crescent moon as it slips below the horizon. 

Moon Phases women's long sleeve t shirt by MerlynsDream
2) Love this hand printed long sleeve women's t shirt with the different moon phases and stars hand stenciled with textile ink. This flattering shirt can be worn on or off the shoulder. 

Moon and Stars layered necklaces from Twixt Designs

3)I love dainty jewelry and these necklaces from Twixt Designs are truly lovely. Dainty with a
with a touch of sparkle they are perfectly versatile for any occasion. 

Love you to the Moon Earring lollipop hanger by SuzyQDesignltd
4) Wondering what these are? These are Earring Hangers which come with adorable mismatched moon and star earrings! They are perfect for when you want to give a gift that's really out of the ordinary.

Space Scarf, Night Scarf from LaineyDesigns
5) Space Scarf featuring  a pretty design of the night sky in purple, custom printed made from 100% silk habotai fabric that islight and airy and the print can be seen through both sides of the scarf.  

These five finds make a great gift for anyone who is fascinated with astronomy or is a night owl o r just loves the moon and the stars likes me. 

New in Store: Halloween Pillows

Add a touch of spooky this Halloween with our new Halloween pillows. 4 super cute pillows that will make the perfect Halloween decor for you home.


You can mix and match these pillow cover to your hearts content or get them custom made in any color you like. Each pillow is made with hand loom cotton and linen fabric ( except for the pumpkin shaped pillow which is made from cotton twill) and has some detailed applique and quilting work. 

Black and Orange Halloween Pumpkin Pillow
Orange and Black Halloween Pillow

Black and white pumpkin Halloween pillow
Pumpkin pillow
They are now available in our Etsy store.

Monograms - Adding a single monogram pillow

Adding a single monogram pillow can give a personal touch
 to any room making it uniquely yours. Love the black and white monogram pillow on this chair. 
The idea of it added next to shelf with books is the perfect compliment. It really adds character to this corner.