Thursday, January 10, 2013

Random Happy Home



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Now that the Christmas holidays are over.... and the New Year's Eve... and the St. John extended parties everywhere.... everybody is slowly adjusting to the normal pace of life. I am crawling every day to and from work. Outside, the snow continues to bless us with a proper winter atmosphere, just like when we were little and global warming was not even a serious concept, let alone a discomforting reality. Inside, the white theme continues in each room, for a soft cotton feeling. 




In the study, a stack of over-sized pillows is ready for the usual weekend guests. I am most pleased with the way that the DIY faux wallpaper completes the winter decor, even though I made it in spring, with a very summery vibe (i.e. the park and the bicycles). 




A peek through the bedroom mirror reveals the length of my closed, dressed-up in a subdued geometrical retro pattern. A bunch of assorted pillows on the bed try to sunbathe every morning in the dim light of snowy days. Oh well, it could have been even worst and not have any light at all and no snow at all... The key to happiness is to cherish what you've got and to make the most of it :)




We interrupt this snow white program for a special bulletin. My orange cat Junior has just applied for the pattern to his new invention: how to stay warm without getting burned and without having to support your own head!




All is well on the little balcony, too. The storage unit is full of the usual boxes dressed up in vivid colors by yours truly. Many of my plants have been especially selected to survive a blasting heat in the summer months, as well as almost freezing temperatures during winter. You can spot some pink cyclamen (which are my favorite blooms for January and February) and the resilient spider plants (Chlorophytum comosum) which can't be killed by anything, in my experience.




Last but not least, a touch of green and yellow on my credenza, which used to be my improvised Christmas mantel. I put the books back in place, which makes me very happy. I think that books are a home's best friend :) You can also spot the witch lamp (hello to my special friend Ana from Carpe Diem!), the posterior of my cat and also a little glimpse of the happy entryway. And the pillows are sisters with the first ones, because I've got two of each :D

26 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful light and airy space. I love it. Very serene and calming. Sweet kitty!
    Karen

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    1. Thank you for the visit, Karen, only if I could keep the house white clean and tidy for more than a few days :))

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  2. I always like to watch th tours through you apartment. I always feel inspired, cozy and like at home :)

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    1. Thank you, Sashka, you don't know how much your words went straight to my heart!

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  3. while you were away i asked readers what type of camera they have because i am looking to get a new one soon. i always love your photos (and i am sure you have much better light than i do!!) but would you mind telling me what camera you use? these photos are so great and such a good kitty! (that's coming from a person with severe cat allergies :))

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    1. Ha ha ha! Ha ha ha! Let me catch my breath, this is both funny and shameful at the same time :)) Dear Christine, I use the cheapest compact camera - Sony DSC-W510, I bought it brand new for 80 bucks AFTER I started my blog. Many pics from the "Corners of my home" were taken with my Nokia phone. I edit pics with Photoscape and I don't have a tripod. Which brings me to a serious topic, because I started saving for a "real" camera, this one is not satisfying enough for me any more :(

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  4. Fist I saw your witch lamp and started smiling, and then I read the text below and started laughing:DD
    I can't help it, I just love love love that very special lamp! And it fits perfectly all year round, right?

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    1. Ha ha ha! Indeed :)) In every season, because I think we both love yellow.

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  5. Your house is so lovely. I adore the little touches and bit of humor you add here and there.

    P.S. I shared your crochet geometric pillow with Alycia and she included it in her recent linky post here:
    http://www.thecuriouspug.com/2013/01/bookmark-dump.html

    Also, I'm pulling yarn together so I can work on the project soon! YAY! :)

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    1. Oh I can't wait to see your project :)
      And thank you so much for the lovely gesture - I saw the post and I was wondering how on Earth did she stumble upon my little pillow :)))

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    2. Glad to share. It is beautiful :)

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  6. Your Home is really really happy! I love the soft and cozy atmosphere and... I'm crazy for Junior's idea! Sooo cute that I cannot resist!

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    1. Ha ha, maybe you can teach your soft furry friends to do the same on the heater ;)

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  7. Yes, it looks like a happy home, with the yellom spots and the relaxing cats! :)

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    1. Thank you, Lisa, I think I'm planning lots of sunny yellow for this next spring :)

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  8. Resilient spider plants? I am going to have to look some of these up because my plants are constantly dying :(

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    1. Nope, can't kill them :D
      And they get new baby plants all the time :)

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  9. Ciao Meeha,
    Happy New Year,I like to see, such as your home changes with the seasons, holidays or weather ... Your interior balcony is so beautiful and your cat Iris so adorable!!!
    Xoxo,Eva

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  10. What a beautiful selection of corners ! So cozy. Those whites textures ,pillows ,walls, floors......so nice. I love it
    Huggies
    Angelica

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  11. What a wonderful tour in your apartment! Thank you for sharing:) Love the picture of the cat trying to stay warm.
    :)

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    1. Thank you for the lovely words - have a great weekend!

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  12. I told you and I will say it again and probably many times in the future: I love the way you use color!

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    1. Ha ha, thank you so much for your compliments on color (just when I thought I was publishing almost all-white pictures :)))) )

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  13. so lovely! I am happiest when my house is back to normal after Christmas! I have to agree...my home would not seem like my home without stacks of well-loved books!

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    1. A very inventive cat - he would do anything to stay lazy :)

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