All posts tagged: decor

Nepali Dhaka

Bringing some life to our hallway with Nepalese ‘dhaka’

In the hilly regions of Eastern Nepal, women weave this gorgeous fabric called “Dhaka”, using traditional handlooms. I love the fabric for its uniqueness and beautiful patterns. While this is mainly used for making traditional clothing in Nepal, I thought I would frame it up (it deserves to be framed) and bring some life & charm to our otherwise boring hallway ūüėČ  I had this piece of fabric specially ordered from Nepal and have carefully framed it. I’m loving it so far. Can’t wait to hang it up. Advertisements

Not quite right

I recently purchased a wall art from society6 website and I was so excited to get it hung up.¬†And, I bought a frame for it yesterday from Ikea. But unfortunately,¬†after all that measuring & googling around, I still did not get the right frame.¬†So now it looks rubbish. Here is why: The art size is 56cm x 71cm. The frame sizes in Ikea either allow for 50cm x 70cm or 70cm x¬†100cm. So I bought this largest one because it’s mount opening was¬†49cm x 69cm & it would have fit¬†the artwork – but I missed considering the fact that I was measuring the artwork including the borders!!¬† The print area of the artwork was only 46cm x 61cm. So now the picture looks like I have it cut it out of a magazine and stuck it to the photo frame. And this particular large size ikea frame does not have a glass for front protection! I didn’t even notice this while buying because it has a plastic covering and I basically assumed the glass front …

Digital Print Wall Art from Society6

Society6.com is now in my good books

I was a paintings person – as in, I used to prefer¬†hand painted canvases over any other form of digital print. But with this move, since I have quite a number of walls to pretty up, the¬†budget factor plays a big role… so out goes my preference. They are just too expensive. Anything that can give my bare walls some colour will do. Thank you very much. So I have been looking to buy¬†some digital prints online instead. I recently ordered 2 digital prints from Society6 website. I really liked¬†this online store for the variety of choices and the best thing of all it allowed¬†you to sort the arts by colour theme. And the price was also much cheaper than some similar other websites like Temple &¬†Webster (which I also like a lot, btw). And guess what, I even managed to scoop the free delivery option – free¬†international delivery! I suspected the delivery to take a long time but I was pretty surprised to receive the order in less than 2 weeks. The only thing …

Living room wall in need of some inspiration

I am a decor dumbo. Its been 4 months since we¬†moved and I have not been able to figure out a wall art for the living room. I could really use some help here with some ideas, blogs for inspiration, sites/shops where I could buy some (reasonably priced) art – digital print, canvas art, textile art, etc? Please do not tell me to DIY – I am not good at it. On a scale of 1 to 10, I am probably 3. So far I have been browsing/visiting these stores: http://www.westelm.com.au/ http://www.freedom.com.au/ http://www.templeandwebster.com.au/ http://society6.com/ Bought a couple of prints from this site but then realised its going to take 5 weeks to be delivered to Australia ūüė¶ Help me people.

Amazing light fixtures by John Pomp

It’s amazing what you find, when you go about looking. I am now looking to replace the old lights in our home. So as usual, I began my internet treasure hunt. And I came upon some¬†photos by some fab decorators that had these very simple glass pendant lights, with¬†a weird (but very fitting) mix of being both a bit rustic and classy at the same time.¬†I fell instantly in love with these light fixtures. These lights are¬†by John Pomp.