Ever heard of vertical Gardens? Nothing new, just that gardens can actually grow vertically.. with support lots of it that is. Famous french botanist Patrick Blanc, have been known for his famous portfolio of beautiful gardens.
He quotes : “Instead of there being nothing or maybe a scrawl of graffiti, a simple wall can become something poetic”
Vertical Garden. By Patrick Blanc in Madrid, Spain.
Icon Hotel, Hong Kong
Ion Hotel, Hong Kong
Make Your Own
Patrick Blanc’s DIY guide to building your own vertical garden, up to 5 meters high:
Step 1: To begin with, you need a metal frame which you attach to your wall. The frame should be 4 cm thick.
Step 2: On top of the frame you need to rivet an expanded-PVC sheet which is 1 cm thick. It’s important that it is expanded so you can staple things without causing cracks.
Step 3: Staple a 3-mm layer of polyamide felt to the PVC sheet to support the roots of the plants. There is no need for any soil.
Step 4: For watering your plants—along the top of your wall, run a length of hose-pipe with holes every 10 cm and also install a small irrigation emitter. Water three times a day for two or three minutes in winter, and up to six times a day in summer.
Step 5: For more practical information and details about how to assemble striking combinations of plants, Mr. Blanc recommends Noémie Vialard’s book “Gardening Vertically: 24 Ideas for Creating Your Own Green Walls”.
Whether your going for Shabby chic or modern chic! Both could work.. transform your living rooms, dinning areas, and bedrooms into that vintage chic style. Large chandeliers, light colored walls, and rustic elements. Some prefer modern elements, however mixing and matching is what we Like!
Its been known for many years that dark woods and mahogany dominated the furniture industry, but a new softer and less fussy trend is emerging. Honey toned wood, also considered light wood is quickly stealing the spotlight. Walnut, light cherry, and oak are so fresh, and can add so much to your living space. Check out these pictures below to inspire you to think in the tone of honey!
Sun- Kissed Wood
light cherry wood
2) Rich fabrics
in 2014, look for softer, cleaner, and more sophisticated fabrics. They give your space a classier look and an elegant appeal. Whether you are the typical minimalist or favour the more classic look, it works for all spaces.
3) Good-bye matchy matchy
A recent trend of 2014 is to simply say good bye to overly matched rooms. We love patterns, colors, and textures so lets use them all. However some like to use this trend in a modernised approach, here is how:
Love this idea!
Still a bit monochromatic, yet its a mixture of different objects and fixtures
Fell in love with Sara and Julius’ 18th century flat in sweden. Everything about it is beautiful, a simple feeling that defines this space.. perfectly imperfect.. limited to a few hues and matching modern and vintage elements in the space.
Daylight is a strong factor in this apartment, makes it more appealing, and gives so much positive energy.
Have you ever looked at different accents such as mirrors.. Lanterns? Accessories ? Here’s a tip! Moroccan accents are so beautiful and adds a touch of culture into any home! It simply creates texture and lots of colors. Here’s my gallery of inspiration:
Who would have thought that we would trend on Tartan for interiors! Tartan is back. Truth is its a very traditional pattern that has emerged in a modern way. Many interior designers have come up wtih concepts that include wallpapers, fabrics and accessories in many different plaids.. It does look good, however.. I think it can give more of cozy winter look to your home! What do you think?
Well I am not sure how to put it but this just looks super awesome! a man’s dream bachelor pad. Here’s a solution, mix it up.. and IT could work. Loving the edgy, dark wood, leather couches, dimmed lights, exposed concrete, and lots of artwork. As long as HE doesn’t turn it into a gaming central we are fine. I cannot deny that masculine interiors are both inspiring and calling out sophistication.
My latest inspiration photos, let me know what you think!
Bachelor pad much?
Love the exposed concrete look, very bold and sophisticated.
Im not sure about this one!
Im sure HE, would find this super awesome..
A balance of both Masculine + Feminine
Whats masculine interior without black leather…however, i find this fairly balanced between Him and HER.
Park your car indoors? dreamy much.. but who would refuse?