Want to hide all your stuff? Well, just hop over to The Land of Nod and get a few of these Charming Baskets. They are handmade in Senegal by Wolof artisans using environmentally friendly and sustainable materials. These colourful baskets are very charming indeed and they look like the classic baskets used by traditional snake charmers. No worries, there are no snakes are in the baskets. Get a few of these pretty and functional baskets to keep toys, laundry and many more.
I just came across these cute little shower curtain rings at ModCloth.com last night. Aren’t they adorable? These festive owls come in a flock of twelve and are available in green, gold, white and blue. Definitely a great way to spruce up the bathroom or add a little whimsical touch to your children’s bathroom. I have a friend who is very into owl motifs right now and her birthday is coming up soon. Perhaps I should get a set for her as birthday gift. I will check them out again after I have helped my friend to order the Diamond-Blades.
Saw this room divider at Apartment Therapy. It features a steel structure that not only act as a divider but also a toilet paper holder as well. Well, for sure there is no worry of being stuck with no toilet papers when you are using this bathroom. The rows and rows of toilet papers add a whimsical touch to the room, don’t you think?
My friend who works in the industrial supplies company organized a potluck a few nights ago. Me and a couple of friends brought some food over for dinner which was followed by coffee later. It is always great to hang out at my friend’s home. She is such a neat person and her home is always so organized. Recently, she bought a few Timaru Baskets from Crate and Barrel for storing toilet rolls and towels in the bathroom. These multi-usage baskets are woven from bamboo.
I love crates. I love its rustic look. There are a few in my home which I got from the grocery stores. Right now the crates are being used as storage for my tools out in the porch. I have been looking for more crates so that I can gather a few of them together and put them in my bedroom to store my accessories, boots or t-shirts. They are so versatile. I saw this cool idea from Storage and Glee. – Putting a smaller crate into the bigger one.
I absolutely adore these cute Bow Bins from AreaWare.com. Created by German designer, Cordula Kehrer, the bins are produced by the indigenous Aeta people of the Philippines via fair trade NGO Preda. These whimsical bins are made from sustainably harvested rattan and reclaimed bins. The rattan and colourful plastic combination is so eye-catching. I would love to have a few in my home.
Here are two great ideas on how to create some decor in your home. if you are into DIY stuff, then I am sure that you are going to love this as much as I do. I found these inspirational ideas from CountryLiving.com which feature home accessories made from material found at the hardware store.
Cardboard tubes make chic wall storage. I like this idea a lot because you can use the tubes as storage. Sure brightens up an entryway.
You can create shelving to the powder room to hold toiletries with an upcycled wine crate or wooden box. Add shelves to fit the box and then fasten a gilded frame onto the front of the box for a bit of glamour.
I love to having rattan or seagrass baskets around my home. They are so handy and aesthetically pleasing. I buy baskets of different shapes and sizes and they are in my living area, bathroom, kitchen, etc. I found several images of baskets in my favourite decor blogs and I just love them.
I heart the open shelving filled with baskets to keep things organized in the kitchen. They are great for storing kitchen towels, household supplies, appetite suppressant pills or more. Image via Design Sponge.
Baskets as wall art? Who would have thought eh? Image via Style Files.
Baskets in the bedroom are great for storing blankets or linens. Image via PureGreenDesign
Using basket to store magazines or other knick-knacks in the living area. Image via via Design Sponge
When I was staying in a 600 sq. ft. apartment, space was very limited. I also had a hard time finding a drying space for my clothes. I do not fancy using the dryer and prefer to lay or hang them up to dry. Due to space constraint, I could only use a simple drying rack which could only hold about 6 hangers and 2 pieces of clothing flat on the rack. If you are looking for a good drying rack for your indoor or outdoor use, do check out this Free Standing Drying Rack from Organize.com. This cleverly designed drying rack has enough space for 2 machine loads. It also features adjustable levels to accommodate short and long items. It can even fit inside a shower.
I saw this beautiful home at one of my favourite home decor blogs – Sfgirlbybay.com and fell totally head over heads in love with it. It has got a funky edge to it. I adore the dining area. I love how mismatched chairs are used. Did I tell you that I love mismatched chairs?
Check out the living area. Love the little dashes of pink and blue against the white background.
Another part of the house that I like. The bathroom. Check out the lovely red curtains which is great to add some colours to the bathroom. I like the white timber flooring and the white mirror. Actually I like the whole place. I can picture myself relaxing in the bathtub, reading the managed hosting service catalog or a book.