Inspirations

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: 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 “lala 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 details 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 the mixture of beautful 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. 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. Texture in a space is a great start. Something from a fabric to 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 favourite 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

Focal Point: 7 Fabulous Ethnographic Styles

Hello Lovelies,

let’s get personal today. Love it or hate, home needs a focal point, which is ridicoulsly obvious, to create the right flow and atmosphere.  The simplest way  to create a focal point in interiors is to highlight any home’s best architectural features, or manually add something in the space that will become a focal point. The reason for this, is two folded: to accentuate what draw us in the space when we first look at it, and to remove the focus from things in the space that are less attractive.

Look at these spaces, do they move you? I was so moved by the added focal point on these spaces. I saw them, then love happened. All my eyes were on the photographs. There is something about these ethnic photos. I will let the photos speak for themselves. Take a look

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Photos: Pinterest

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

XOXO

Judith

Faux Real Plants: Indoor Gardening Made Simple

Hello Lovelies,

We discussed picking plants and  decor plants with a purpose. Do you stick to what you know? Artificial plants work well in the space. Since I’m not good with plants, I don’t find this tacky.  Plus, it is low maintenance. If you are like me and still working on overcoming your fears on real plants ( because you don’t trust yourself with real plants yet), fake plants works well in the space too. This smart update will make your home comfortable. It brings texture and style. Let’s take  a look.

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Have you decided to go faux? Artificial plants make great centrepieces. This is the simplest low maintenance plants at its best. No need to stress yourself with the concept of watering and fertilizing. Occasional dust can be removed easily. Bring color and textures in your home with these beauties. You can mix and match, faux and real work well together too. Via Decorazilla

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I love the concept of flower branches. It refreshes a room. As seen in the picture above. Via Lushome

Thank you for reading, stay Fancy and come back again

XOXO

Judith

 

 

 

Houseplants: Must Have Fresh spices

Hello Lovelies,

Let’s continue on our houseplants’ series. I thought about indoor edible garden after Styling and Picking your garden‘s post. Eatable plants really speak to me too. As a kid, I was always surrounded by fresh fruits and plants. It seemed like plants grew effortlessly everywhere. These days, I dream about real plants but only own fake ones. Bring Greenery in your space with fresh spices, at your arm reach. Now let’s take a look.

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Enjoy fresh spices (peppers, basil, garlic) all year long in your space (kitchen). This is the way to go, a purposeful garden is what you need in your indoor garden.Via care2.com

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I’m loving this cute little pot. Photo: notonthehighstreet.com

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I fancy these mints adding some color on this all white counter. From wallcoo.net

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

XOXO

Judith

Picking and Styling: Indoor Garden

Hello Lovelies,

Picking and styling your garden really depend on your choice. First, I think you have to determine the function of the plant. Think light, how is the light in your space? The primary answer to this question will determine your selection. Understand your plant, learn and know what it takes to maintain it. The world wide web simplifies your plants’ guide. If you are ambitious, the net is a great source for your quest. My quest led me to two bloggers, they really summed it for me. Take a look.

Fiddle Leaf Tree is the plant I love seeing in space. It is huge but looks good. If you are looking for a good plant presence in the space, this is it. Indirect bright light and once in a while watering will keep this plant alive.

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via DesignLoveFest. She lists on her blog plants that you can grow indoors. She gives the readers an 101 guide to houseplants and how it works.

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Via my decorative. If Fiddle Leaf Tree is too big for your taste, Succulent is the way to go. These little tiny plants are so cute. They come in different styles and colours.

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You made your decision. Now you are looking into styling your houseplants. Emily gives quick tips on how to style your indoor garden. I really find her post helpful. Really, it is indoor styling plants made simple. She even made a video to show you all the good stuff.

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

XOXO

Judith

Look We love: Indoor Plants

Hello Lovelies,

Plants adds freshness, they breath life into a space. The concept of indoor gardening delights me. What about you, do you love plants and flowers indoors? I have to admit, I’m not much of a botanist. I love seeing plants indoors as well as outdoors. A month ago, I received a request to feature indoor gardening. So I decided to go on a little quest to understand easy plants to grow indoors. You see, it is never late to educate ownself. I’m more interested in finding other people’s opinion on plants. So I will cover indoor garden into three plants series. Stay tuned. For now, enjoy these gorgeous spaces.

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This place look pleasant. The two selected plants adds freshness in the space. From Milk Magazine

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I came across a post on DIY wall plants. I love the look of this concept. From Decoist

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Wondering which palm trees to grow indoors? Read Architecture Art Designs post on indoor plants

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

XOXO

Judith

Check out All these Exciting Things Behind Fancy Lacy

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It is update time and I wanted to say:

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XOXO

Judith