Home decor

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: 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

 

Ceiling Play up: Exposed Beams

Hello friends!

I could not resist writing a post on exposed beams. I am big fan of warm spaces. Speaking of warm spaces, you will think this only goes with homes with fireplaces. Exposed beams are simply pretty. This look can be versatile, charming, rusty, warm and cozy. A ceiling  could become a great focal point with this ceiling play up. For an industrial, modern or contemporary look, It makes a great statement. Take a look.

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Exposed beams give this space a rustic charm look, see how everything works so nicely together. The space feel airy, collected and charming. From Rilane image

For a light look, consider painting the beams all white. Beams are great architectural feature in this room. From flightofwhimsy

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Exposed beams and grey equate to sophistication in this room. From Decoist image

Warm your space up with exposed wooden ceilings. Oh gosh, this is pretty! From Dwell

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

XOXO

Judith

4 Tips To Personalize Your Home

Hello Lovelies,

Does your home expresses your style?  When it comes to your home, it has to represent you. I love spaces that reflects the owner’s style and personality. I came across this definition by Bing – Personality is the combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual’s distinctive character. A simple reaction to this statement is that personality defines who we are and dictates our choices.  It is complex and unique. It evolves with time. I got you covered, now let’s see how to make our home reflect our personality.

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I’m loving this Floral couch, it fits well in this room, Via The Coveteur, home of jewellery Designer, Irene Neuwirth.

1.Know your personality – What is your personality? This is a great starting point. You can take a test here. According to the site, 16 personality exist and through questions, they help you identify yours. Mine was Protagonist. It states at one place that I am warm. This characteristic could be used as a starting point to define my space

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Eyeing the home of some fashion designers, is an other obsession of mine. This is the  home of Withney Port, via My Domain

2. Design your space for your lifestyle – Your lifestyle will determine the function of your space. All the people who will be using the space needs to be considered. Keep your children and partner in mind. What is their routine? How will the space be used?

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I came across this beautiful insane room. The retreat location of Laurence Simoncini, via Ikeadecoration

3. Take your time – To be able to incorporate the things you love, well it will take time. Keep your budget in mind. You may have the vision but not the wallet. You can collect things over time. There is no rush. Meanwhile, your home can reflect your past or where you are now. It could reflect where you are heading. Basically, you can  pick one state or combine all the three picks to style your home.

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I’m admiring the neutrals and the natural elements in this space, via Elle Decor Espana.

4. Embrace Changes – Changes happen all the time. When you choose to downside or upsize. It depends on you and your needs. Keep it fresh and fun.

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

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

4 Fun Colours For Your Living Room

Hello, lovelies!!

I love the transition to the fall and seeing beautiful colourful leaves. Speaking of colour, in a space, it evokes energy, stability and freshness. When you think of kids playground what comes to mind? For me, I associate kids playground with fun colours.  With spaces, inspirations can come from anything and everything.  In the case you are looking into adding fun bright hues in your living room, It will not hurt to mimic some of the playground beautiful colours. The colours addressed today are red, blue, green, and yellow. Take a look.

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Bold Red(Orange) is  great when balanced with a neutral. This room has so much energy. Red is intense. Do you feel your blood pressure going up just by looking at this picture? There is a joy vibe in this room. From Realsimple.

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For calm rooms, blue will be great pick. It is tranquil and remind us of the water and sky. I read somewhere that the color blue slows human metabolism, your mind and body will thank you for this selection. From Homedit

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Green, the color of nature is soothing. This living room feel fresh and safe. From Bobvila

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Bring the outdoor sunshine indoors. Yellow is cheerful and fun. From Adorable Home

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

XOXO

Judith

5 Quick Genius Home Decorating tips

Hello friends!

With no directions, a quick home update is tricky. It consumes time. In the top of all this, work and everything else keep us busy. With these quick tips, room update can be done as quick as you want it. Trust me, it is just a matter of strategizing your quick update. No need to reinvent the wheel, you can easily work with what you already have . Take a look

1. Make  your bed and add some accent pillows. Well made bed is comfy and inviting. From Chicagomag

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2. Create an inviting space, keep your entryway clutter free. From Popsugar

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3. Looking for an instant change in your living room, consider layering  your rug. Another good update will be with pillows and throws. This can be very  quick update. From Cookie Cutter Unique

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4. Bring in a new centrepiece in your dinning room. From Bizar-Media

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5. Trade your artwork from a different room. From HGTV

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

XOXO

Judith

Perfect Blend Entryways

Hello there,

Happy Mothers’ day to all! Now that spring is warming up, I really feel like the summer is around the corner. Flowers are blooming and smelling sweet. This morning as I sat sipping green tea, I came across Town and Country  Mag’s 20 fancy enviable entryways with flowers. Flowers in the entryways are breathtaking. Three entryways just made my day, check out these gorgeous entryways for yourself.

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First impressions matters especially with an entryway. You can never go wrong with nature on your side. Oh, so chic!!

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A colourful detailed blue doors and pretty pink flowers. What a perfect blend, so sophisticated!

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This house is just so welcoming. Two shades of green and lavender work so well together. I’m in love.

Photos from Townandcountrymag

Stay Fancy and come back again.

XOXO

-Judith