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Home: Pocket Flower Garden

DSC08607aAs you grow older, you want a slower pace of life and a piece of comfort in your home. And yes, you like all things organized and pretty in every corner of your abode! In this phase of my life, I have all the time in my hands to do what I want and one of the long outstanding things is to attend to our home – make it a sanctuary that I always looked for every time I travel. I like all things lovely and I am happy that slowly, I am transforming our house into a home that I want it to be!

What makes me “kilig” is when I successfully convert a spot into an amiable place for me to work, to read, to do my crafts, or just to simply dive my mind in wandering mode.

For this project, I turned our small area outside into a pocket garden. I wanted to make it very vibrant so I splashed various colors and flowering plants to achieve a summer vibe.


The Details:

  • The Chairs

The garden set chairs are the residents in this area. These were originally in black but I painted it way back to be more pleasing to the eyes. I planned to overhaul this area into white by painting the window edges and look for some recycled things to be a table makeshift but I reckon it will be a LOT of work. So,  the idea was scrapped.  DSC08593

  • The Throw Pillows

I have these throw pillows in different sizes but I don’t know where to put them until this set up. The colors are just appropriately bright and perfectly contrast the white chairs. DSC08597

  • The Accessories

I think this is the most fun part of the set up! I rummaged through our house and look for colorful things which are not in used. I found a pink trash can (turned upside down), a green plastic water sprinkler, a yellow small stool, and an orange small basket. All these housed my flower plants. DSC08601

  • The Flowering Plants

Oh, the flowering plants! They are sure ways to brighten up any space or to put a smile on your face. I am now wishing for the butterflies to visit our little space! DSC08603DSC08606

Sitting in my little space with a book on my hand was a lovely afternoon spent. Ah, add the fresh air and the slow sway of the bamboos! Indeed, a lovely afternoon.



Home: Styling Ideas with Succulents

Like washi tapes, there are endless ways to use succulents in styling your home or any space. It is naturally attractive in a pretty and endearing way. Succulent matches any theme that you can think of, instantly bestows life to a boring area, and a perfect conversation piece!

They come in very handy especially when you want to quickly switch your space’s look and they require least care time making them your go to pieces in styling.

i’ve been collecting succulents for personal use (and we’re selling them, too!) and I compiled some of the styles i did in our home.

Style Inspirations:

  1. At our bedside tableDSC08531IMG_20160226_232632
  2. As an accent of my work spaceDSC08533IMG_20160228_214011
  3. As part of a dining centerpiece20160223_185549 20160327_162353
  4. At our living room’s corner table20160225_105534
  5. At our washroomDSC08527
  6. At our balconyDSC08528

Practically, every corner of our home has been dressed up by succulents! I guess this is a proof of how flexibly pretty these little plants are!. Like, really, aren’t they a joy to utilize as your styling pieces?

How do you style your home? What are your go to pieces? Let us know!