Author: cutelacy

Hello and welcome to Fancy Lacy! I’m Judith, design lover, and cute and chic things is "my thing". I live in Western Canada's Prairies. I love creative things. I agree that any dream can be valid. Aging does not bother me. When I turned 30, I decided to love the things that I do and to do more things that I love. This space is about sharing cute and chic things. Some may inspire you, encourage you or may be empower you. Take a seat, get comfy and enjoy the ride.

Obsession Du Jour: 5 Implausible Concrete Floors

Hello lovelies,

When I was young, I was surrounded by concrete floors. It was everywhere and anywhere. In the tropics, most people preferred concrete floors. Almost every house had a concrete floor. Back then, I did not appreciate the look of it. I think because the finishes I saw did not appeal to me. Until recently, I came across concrete floors again in pictures. Let me tell you that I drooled over the beautiful floors. Concrete floors never look so good.  See it for yourself. I’m drooling over these five via Domino :

All white floor and wooden dinning chairs.

Dark concrete done well.

How lovely to see this in the kitchen, so functional.

I really love the look of this room, so serene.

Grey concrete finish with warm wood, so inviting.

Thank your for reading,

XOXO

Judith

Obsession Du Jour: Gratitude Journal

Hello lovelies,

Positive journals excite me. I can say, plain and simple, it fascinates me. Ideally, It is my happy pill to read back the drafted gratitude notes.

When I was younger, at age 14, I had a fantastic teacher who encouraged me to record things I was grateful about for a class assignment. At first, I thought it was going to be a difficult task to do. I just came from Africa (read my story), I wrote letters to others but I never had the experience of writing things to self. After couple weeks, I embraced the idea. Years later after moving around, I came across my journal, I opened it and read the little notes I wrote, joy filled my heart.

When you feel gray, write positive notes. I can tell you, my journals never failed me. it always uplifted me when I consulted it back. I love cheerful and positive notes.

I was reminded of this when I came across “The Five-Minutes Journal” at Chapters.

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

XOXO

Judith

Trend Crush: Matching Wall With Furnitures

Hello lovelies,

Lately, I have been loving seeing matching wall and furniture. I love the idea. I think this idea is great for a small space.  Check it out for yourself.

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This room is so exciting. I really love the complementary colour selection. When you are trying to bring in some excitement in the room, you can’t go wrong  with complementary colours. It screams look at me without any of the two colour overpowering one another.

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This room is cool and calm with little tiny touch of sunshine on the wall to bring in some warm into the space, Via mix and chic

 

Thank you for reading,

XOXO

Judith

Fancy Lacy Insight: Beyond The Genesis

Hello lovelies,

Let’s go back to where it all began.

Five years ago, I wanted to start blogging. Surprisingly, every day I found excuses to convince myself not to do so. While in this process, four years passed me by and it all hit me, I needed to take an action. So I decided to give it a try to conquer procrastination, boredom and frustrations. Now, we are moving beyond the genesis of Fancy Lacy.

Remember, Iryn and Anna ? Well, I got new things in store for you. What’s not better then having two new voices joining us? Here they are:
imageMeet Rita. A self-described travel addict and citizen of the world, she is fascinated by all things global.  She is also a former competitive boxer, fitness enthusiast, and always a Student of Life and she loves to write about these things.  She is the voice behind Passporter’s perspectives.

 

imageErin Davalos, a wanna-be hippy and humanitarian is the founder of Mamas 4 Mamas, a non-profit dedicated to supporting maternal and infant health projects in under-served communities around the world. Her passion is for community development and in particular, the health issues faced by women in rural areas. Erin writes about her journey through parenthood and her attempts at living a green lifestyle.

These beautiful two ladies , Rita and Erin, will bring in a nice  beautiful tweak to Fancy Lacy. Look out for their posts, coming soon.

 

Thank you for reading,

XOXO

Judith

 

 

Obsession Du Jour: Charles Pétillon

Hello lovelies,

I came across a post on Charles Pétillon, he is a french photographer. He likes to fill things and spaces with white balloons. He created a photo series called Invasions. His takes are on interiors, landscape and playgrounds to create refreshing images. He aims to change the perception of ordinary scenery. Balloons filled in a space adds a silent special effect. Pictures become spectacular. Right now, I’m really appreciating his work. It is unique and somewhat magical. His photos are unforgettable. When I look at his captures, it projects freedom and releases an aura of a real life fantasy. So take a look on how balloons are invading spaces.

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Photos: Charles Pétillon

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

XOXO

Judith

Obsession Du Jour: Antonio Medeiros

Hello lovelies,

something I love coming across is fashion photography. This one here is by Antonio Medeiros. I’m really loving these models with their Bantu knots. This hairstyle is adding an edge in the captures. I can’t get enough of the prints, they are wearing.  Rose Palhares did a great job on her Spring/Summer Collection . Take a look.

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

XOXO

Judith

Exotic Collections: Innovative Ways to Add African Ethnic Plate To Any Space

I came across Safari interiors while writing Exotic Collections’ series. Safari Interiors referring to exotic rooms make total sense. The word “Safari” in swahili means to take a trip or journey. I really beleive that ethnic spaces really make one travel. Travel in your home by hanging ethnic dishes, bowls, and plates. African plates are handmades and they look elegant, eclectic, country to some and contemporary to others. The ethnic plates add textures on walls. Here are some inpirations on where to put them in your home. The possibilities are endless.

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Play with sizes and mix different shades and tones,  it creates an interest in the space . From Decor4All

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This dinning space is stunning. You see how the plates and rug work so well together. I really love the look of beautifully arranged ethnic plates.From Decor 4 All.

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Create unique look in your space. Look how the plates are incorporated in this bedroom here.

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Add color in your space with ethnic plates. From Justbaustralia

Stay Fancy and come back again!

XOXO

Judith

 

Exotic Collections: African Masks

Happy Monday Fancy Lacy Community!!!

I hope your week-end was relaxing. Let’s continue with our series. The fourth collection I want to share with you today is African masks. Personally,  I have a love and hate obsession with African masks. Some masks,  I love. Others,  I love to hate. African masks are conversation pieces in a room. I love masks with no or little facial expressions. Get Inspired.

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African masks are authentic. The traditional African ornaments add a touch of Africa in a home. Find a beautiful vintage piece that speaks to you and add it in your space. From Chic Posh.

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You can balance a space with two long mask. This neutral room is very simple but beautiful. It is harmonious to have a pattern or color palette repetition. Here we can see black/white pattern repetition. From Habitually Chic.

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A style  is the ability to mix rare or unusual pieces to make them work in the space. Unusual masks’ collection can be stylish as seen in the above picture. From Mechant Design.

You missed previous Exotic Collections? You can read about each section here : mud cloth, African baskets, and African stools.

Stay Fancy and come back again.

 

XOXO

Judith

 

 

 

Exotic Collections: 3 Unique African Stool for Any Stylish Space

I don’t know about you. Sometimes, I have the impression that when the word “exotic” is mentioned – The mind think of the brightest colors out there like red, bright yellow, “jungle green” unsure even if this color exists but you get the point I’m trying to make. The mind will not stop there, it will travel to identify animals like zebra, leopard, lion, and monkies. I realized that the mind fails to bring to my attentation African stools. These items captivate me. It is only when I see pictures of these items that I’m reminded that they are unique creations of the tropics. Be inspired with these beautiful African hand crafted stools.

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Each African tribes have their own way of carving their stools. The three stools, in the center, are known under the name of Tonga, Igbo or Dogan. You can notice that they are slightly different in details depending on the tribe that make them. I couldn’t help myself to mention the framed picture in the background, so unique and artistic! From Pinterest.

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Ashanti stools from Ghana are known as royalty stools. Most times, Ashanti stools have the same shape but come with different details or symbols. I think they make beautiful accent pieces for any room. From John Jacob Interiors.

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Senufo stools from Ivory Coast, they are simple and sculptural in shape. I love the textures of the bed sheets, the neutral palette, the  great wood headboard, the curtains, and the Senufo stools, every piece is working so well with one another in this space. From Better Homes & Gardens.

Have a great week-end!!

 

XOXO

– Judith

 

Exotic Collections: 3 Ways to Use African Baskets

I hope you enjoyed Mud Cloth’s inpiration. The second Exotic Collections in my list is – African baskets. African baskets is 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 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 with 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 beleive this picture is from West Elm. Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong.

XOXO

– Judith