BURST OF COLORS

Happy first day of 2014!!!

One of my readers noticed that I don’t feature enough bedroom designs on the blog which, in fact, is true. For some reason, I am always drawn to living rooms and especially dining rooms perhaps because these are the most used areas in my apartment. But that’s kind of selfish of me, right? And so for this year, I promise to post more inspiration photos not just for the bedroom but also for the other spaces at home.

I’m going to start with these colorful bedrooms for older kids and teenagers. They’re vibrant, fun and exciting – exactly how we want this year to be :)

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Images:

1. hypevilla.com, 2. via Pinterest, 3. denoxa.com, 4-6. homelen.com

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ESPRIT WINTER: BLUE, WHITE AND PINK

With Christmas already over, I’m sure that everyone’s eyes are now on the next big occasion: New Year. The coming year not only signifies the end of an old calendar but for most, it also marks the beginning of a new chapter in their lives: getting a different haircut for a new look or starting a new business venture or making a fresh set of resolutions, which I hope are not just this year’s resolutions unresolved :D

If you’re aiming for more style this 2014 but not at the expense of comfort, then Esprit’s trend guide is what you need.

First stop, blue jeans and winter white for that elegant, casual or sporty look.

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But don’t limit yourself to blue jeans. Blue’s many shades give you a whole gamut of wchoices – from tops to dresses, trousers to accessories. Go ahead, experiment!

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esprit blue 2Finally, break the black habit! Bring soft hues of pink into your winter wardrobe. It’s sugar, spice and everything nice.

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Do you like blue and pink in the winter too?

P.S. This post is not sponsored in any way by Esprit. I just happen to be a big fan of the brand :) Click on “Esprit” on the tag cloud to read some of its previous campaigns and trend guides.

MY FAVORITE ROOM: H&M HOME KIDS

If there’s one thing that I like about Scandinavian decor in children’s bedrooms, it’s that it allows the room to grow with the child. The Scandinavian style gives the room a playful and fun atmosphere that isn’t limited to a very young age group. You can work around a theme yet it’s easy to add and remove pieces over time because of the bright, neutral template. Princess, nature lover, or traveler? Show your kid’s personality with these designs created by H&M Home Kids. Let the adventure begins!

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HEAVENLY BAKES

A ballerina-turned-baker was the star of a previous post here.  Today, I’d like to show you a few creations by another artist who ventured into the world of confectionery. Heather Baird used to paint and work in galleries for painters, sculptors, glass blowers, textile artists and other artisans as a career. Now she creates art in the form of “desserts that are as artful as they are delicious.” The best part: Heather shares her passion for making beautiful, delectable sweets by posting free recipes and decorating ideas on her blog SprinkleBakes. That’s certainly more than just a sprinkling of love, don’t you think?

Raspberries and Cream Macarons Pantone SprinkleBakes

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PASTEL PERFECT BEDROOM

When I saw this inspiration photo, my first thought was: I’m packing my bags now and moving in there. (Then I’ll take that modern art painting down and replace it with something cute.) This room is just gorgeous, and not in the fancy way. It’s gorgeous because it sends good vibes, as if nothing in the world could bother you while in there. Do you like pastel shades in your bedroom, too?

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Inspiration photo from Homeklondike. Collage by me.

BRIGHT PINK, BRIGHT ORANGE, AND SOME LIEF LOVING

Pink and orange. J.Crew calls them sunset shades. I call them wake-me-up tints, especially in hues as bold as the ones I’m featuring here. They’re the perfect colors to make a statement. Just don’t forget to inject neutral tones like camel or brown, lest you’d be mistaken for my bright pink and orange doll named Lief.

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