Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Papasan chair

Growing up in Asia, my home was furnished with rattan made furniture. I like the material and I think it suits the tropical weather very much.
In the past couple of years, we start to see rattan made furniture popping up in the Hungarian market. I am happy to see this variety of material available but somehow I'm just not keen to buy them for our home in Hungary...
Then a week ago, I found this photo and now I'm seriously considering a papasan chair !

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Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Inspirations from Houzz

small Chelsea apartment modern dining room

What I like - Mirror - can do in living room for dining nook

Parisian salon eclectic dining room
eclectic dining room design by san francisco interior designer Jane Ellison

What I like - everything! wished we've bought the curvy sofa instead ...

Friday, 10 December 2010

Inspired by Ikea Hacker

Brilliant hack provided by Alex (UK) . Full description of the hack can be found on Ikea hackers blog

Local Ikea link here

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Inspiration for the loo

First, she inspires me with her lovely kitchen . Now her loo's update will be going into my inspiration folder.

Our loo is narrow like hers (albeit not as spacious :( ) and I have bought the wainscoting thinking it would be nice for the loo but have not the gut to execute it. With this , I am thinking it would work in our space,too --- am so delighted to have seen this.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Dreaming of reading nook

the cinnamon post eclectic hall
The simplicity is what I like about this space.
Book Nook traditional family room
We have a similar alcove in our living room ; but with closed-up storage. I'll switch to this in a heart beat!

Monday, 22 November 2010

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Christmas DIY

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Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Work space

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light and airy... love it!

Friday, 5 November 2010

Inspirations from Sandra

I hope to blend my Asian heritage into our space as well done as this :)

The vintage mirrors are what I love most

This is such a real living space, not overly staged

source : not sure where I've found these but I know it's from Sandra

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

DIY Rug Pillows

So happy I stumbled upon this tutorial! I need to sew this for our large pillow pronto.

I'm loving this room

source of inspiration : designguy via Ikea hacker blog

The wallpaper, the table, the upholstery of the sofa, the cabinetry over the tv !

Painted chandelier

Idea via Design*sponge

Maybe I can achieve this look with Ikea Sirlig (see below) ? Hmmmm....

Thursday, 21 October 2010


source : unknown

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Hallway's closet

source : Design sponge { Angela & Barkley }

Friday, 15 October 2010

Adding graphic

Family Room  family room
family room design by new york interior designer Tara Seawright

This would be a good idea for our white sectional :)

Friday, 8 October 2010

Compact storage

This would be perfect for our tiny bathroom!!
Searching through local Ikea I found only red and black are available .... hopefully white will be in stock in the future.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Considering the look

source : brocade home

Friday, 24 September 2010

Beautifying the loo

We have similar narrow loo , just imagine it could look like this!

source : Lonny e-mag

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

What I like...

greyish blue with white trims + curtains

source : didn't jot down at the time

Friday, 3 September 2010

What I like in these ...

the planter - both my hubby and I liked the planter and that's rare :D

the mirror and the surrounding paint work

source : Otthon magazine Aug 2010

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Storage in bathroom

photo : scanned from Kiskegyed - otthona Aug 2010 issue

Monday, 23 August 2010

I like this combo

Normally bare wood walls would not be saved in my inspiration folder; however, I love how the owner contrast the white colour in it - Modern and fresh!

source : apartment therapy

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Ikea Vika fintorp legs

inspired by : sarah richardson design
Ikea Vika Fintorp

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Inspiration - work space

Inspired by Vosges Paris

Am loving this space ! we already owned 2 of those chairs, just need to find a suitable table.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Dream Dining Furniture

Photo from

Friday, 2 July 2010

What I like in these photos

window treatment
positioning of mirror
desk near window, i can do this in our bed room too
simple and small dining area

All photos from Apartment therapy

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Favourites form 1st oprtion

I dream of those shutters for our home
It was the table "cloth" that caught my attention
Love the simplicity
Those built-in shelves will be useful in our small living space
Loving the shelve idea in the bathroom
Again something about these shelves!
colourful yet minimal, just the way I like it!

source : 1st-option