I’ve always been a cheerleader for minimalism. I like the idea of keeping it simple, basic and to the point. Whatever that may be. And then I watched the documentary Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things. It’s been six months and I am still following the basic guidelines to decluttering my life and subsequently, my mind.
home and design
This blog post HAD to happen. Why? Because there were signs. First there was the mention of Hygge on Weeds, which I started watching a few weeks ago. Then there was a random post about the Hygge Manifesto on one of my favourite blogs. And of course before all this, I heard of the Hugå Studio opening in Nicosia.
James’ nursery is slowly coming together. Very slowly. I’m still waiting on a few things to arrive and of course there’s the matter of actually putting James IN his bedroom (yes, he still sleeps in his cot in our room). One thing I’m on the hunt for is beautiful illustrations for the walls. I came across Carson Ellis’ work and fell in love.
This summer, we’ve been spending most of our time at home, entertaining friends and family and of course a newborn. While we’re lucky to have a home with a garden and a patio, said patio needs some serious summer lovin’.
I’ve found ways to spruce it up, on a budget and with little maintenance. I love the idea of plenty of colourful throws and cushions, various lanterns, fairy lights and potted plants, rugs and wall decor pieces too. Here’s what inspired me:
A friend and I were heading out to dinner one night when she asked me how and where we store our shoes in our house. She told me that her kids seem to ignore the shoe rack she’s placed in the mud room and she’s running out of patience and ideas. I have one word for you, I said: Baskets.