The Classy Minimalist

It doesn’t take much, it just take the right kind of enough…


I promised myself that I’d write a tad bit more, so here I am again, excited that I followed that through, I feel like this is definitely some growth on my part.

So during my usual internet runs, I came across something I absolutely fell in love with. Let’s consider that this isn’t rare for me, I come across cute dogs all over the internet, all the time.. so I know what online love feels like. I’m pretty sure you just thinking, ” well get on with it Vee” so here goes, I choose to call this the Classy Minimalist.

I am the brand ambassador of simple living nowadays so loud colors and decor haven’t really been in my radar, With that regard, I have gotten opportunity to explore what I would consider a more simplified home decor style but this in no way makes it seem boring or behind the current times.

Pink Chair against dark wall
Image Source: http://www.goodmoods.com/product/ladder-light-5-woud.html

Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful

A lightly colored chair, against a dark wall matched with white accessories is different, but it definitely works. Quite frankly, I would have genuinely preferred the legs of the chair to be a rose gold blending with the light shade of lovely pink , breaking the monotony from the wall and adding a touch of sophistication to the whole look without a lot of effort.

Something else that made my classy minimalist list was the modern brushed brass chandeliers. They give the space such an upgrade. I have been looking for one of these for the longest time and please if you do know where I can find them, kindly comment below.

Brushed Brass Chandelier in Kitchen
Image Source: http://www.homedit.com/add-brushed-brass/

With the brushed brass chandelier, you do not need to tone down on anything in your space because they simply compliment what you have going on. They are like a perfect gold chain, goes well with anything from dress to jeans.

Sexy Abstract Table
Image Source: http://bit.ly/2dBXKfI

You really do not have to have a boring coffee table anymore. This abstract table will set your living area on fire with its tamed class and subtle yet very noticeable impact on your whole home decor.

It gives the impression of so much style and I am more than obsessed with the fact that the legs are gold and not the plain black or wooden. It takes away from the usual glass coffee tables.

Feel free to get this piece with me because I am right on that line to get me one, wherever that will be.

Furniture Goddess

 

 

Calm Minimal Modern Space
Image Source: http://blog.bloglovin.com/blog/7-modern-interiors-we-cant-get-enough-of

Finally, I hope you do get to embrace some great tips from this post to be able to enjoy a calm, minimal and modern decor style that will make everyone never want to leave. I really did enjoy writing this post, hope you enjoyed reading it as well. Till next time!

Signed,

VBD.

 

That Exciting First Move

Tips for your very first home…

Hey hey everybody I have been a bit preoccupied with work so my posts have seriously suffered but I’m here now , and I already regret not being here sooner. I had so many thoughts I wanted to share but I kept procrastinating, for some reason.

Open Counter Kitchen
Image Source: http://blog.westelm.com/2015/01/15/small-apartment-living/

Picking a place to move into is definitely something that requires a lot of time, decision making (which I lack immensely ) and some serious commitment.

Tip one: Start zoning into a particular house one month to your move. If you start admiring one house 7 months to your move, you won’t really get it, because you aren’t really prepared to do the necessary like for example immediately managing  2 months deposit payments most importantly. And real talk, that house won’t wait for you for 7 months  and if it does there’s something wrong with that house so don’t spend any of your coin on it.

Tip Two: Always pick your chair design after you have a house on the lock down. You wouldn’t want to get an L-shaped that would literally take all the space in your house. That would be so annoying jumping over a chair every time you need to get to the other side. So you can have a number of particular designs in mind while picking a house so that at the end of the day you always have the advantage when trying to decide what you want.

Grey L-shaped chair
Image Source: http://2ladiesandachair.com/blog/2016/1/7/storage-in-plain-sight

Tip Three: Do not shy away from buying yourself some fun stuff while you plan to move out. Save up for a screen,  maybe a fridge (doesn’t have to be the biggest) a carpet ( we don’t use the massive one’s anymore, thank God, so I’m sure the modern sized ones should be good enough) and also how about you set aside some savings to treat yourself to Zuku (wi-fi is life, how else will you read my blog???)

And finally not to bore you guys with all these tips, Tip Four: Be comfortable with whatever you are doing. Don’t stretch yourself too thin and take your time. Moving out should be fun and anything else that makes it negative will down the whole experience. It’s a great step, ask for advise, take some and leave some and have yourself the pleasure of finally getting to enjoy and test your independence.

Beautiful Small Space
Image Source: http://www.brit.co/small-living-room-tips/

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Signed,

VBD.

DREAMY HEADBOARDS

Planning to move out: BEDS


Getting a good, fancy looking, inexpensive (preferably free) and durable bed has not been an easy task, I don’t know why I thought it would be in the first place and it is definitely safe to say I thought about sleeping in one of my old sleeping bags and just hipster my way through life, but I went through online therapy (involves me googling stuff while chewing down some popcorn or amigos) and I came across some amazing stuff that I am more than excited to share. So let’s share a dream on these extremely dreamy headboards!

Dreamy Light Grey HeadBoard
Image Source:http://www.adoremagazine.com/blog/?currentPage=2

I will be the first to say that I am currently dealing with the world’s ugliest headboard, don’t get me wrong I still sleep like a baby, just not the North West kind of baby sleep, you know? which any normal 24 year old adult would wish for. So being broke and fairly creative most of the time, I have ended up looking for some cheaper options to deal with this pesky situation, and you already said it, DIY! All day errday….

Dreamy DIY HeadBoard
Image Source:http://blog.styleestate.com/style-estate-blog/pins-of-the-day-02-04-2013.html

I am utterly obsessed with this simple yet brilliant idea. First of all it looks like so much fun to do, second it’s beyond unique with the different mix of patterns. So to get this awesome style, just use 18×18 or larger pieces of plywood…wrap each one using quilt batting because it has the cushion-y look to it. Et Voila! You have a beautiful headboard!!! If you are looking for some more character how about some Ankara wrapping, that would be such an awesome themed headboard. So don’t be shy just DIY! (I am the Queen of corniness.. and binge eating).

Well sometimes, you might want to just close your eyes and spend a dime or two. Uber your way all the way to the furniture store ( it’s 35% cheaper so you know I am in on that haha…) and buy yourself something nice, something you’ve probably seen in one of the many E! Reality Shows, I have mental screenshots of a particular show (KUWTK), its crazy… I just like what I like!

Beautiful Pattern HeadBoard
Image Source: http://www.domesticimperfection.com/2015/06/10-ways-to-decorate-above-your-bed/

The mirror on top of the headboard is such a lovely touch but considering the headboard is rectangular in shape as well, I’d have probably picked a circular shape and had it at the very center.

The print on the headboard matches well with the print and the vibrant colors on the pillows. This gives the room a very youthful feel.

But of course you would be wondering where to get such amazing headboards. Well, wonder no more I found something for you guys and for me too !

Slumberland HeadBoards Nairobi Kenya
Image Source: http://slumberland.co.ke/head-board

I visited  the Slumberland Kenya Limited website and I was beyond excited by the modern and diverse headboard styles they had there, available for all bed sizes!!!!!! (Major Key)

HeadBoard Ranges and Styles
Image Source: http://slumberland.co.ke/85

So how about you check them out! Buy a few things here and there, get fancy. But before that Subscribe, Like, Comment and Share!

Sweet Dreams

Signed,

VBD

 

Wallpapers and Other Short Stories

Flower Wallpaper

For all your quick wall decor fixes….


Beautiful Wallpaper
Image Source: https://www.grahambrown.com/ca/product/30-435/majestic

Who loves quick fixes? Me!!! And you know wallpaper is the mother of quick home decor fixes.

Sometimes you want a change, and the change is way more expensive than you can handle at that time, but nonetheless you still want that change, and then you dream about wallpaper and suddenly that change is possible. Won’t HE do it!

I get bored really fast with most stuff (except food) and the wall color is no exception for me. One minute that red looks like decor fire and the next, i’m just having a hard time enjoying the space. In such situations you can switch things up without having to spend a whole load of money and time.

With wallpaper you have the option of choosing to fully express yourself. Put the craziest pattern or design that would look beyond bizarre if it was all over the place but looks just perfect being busy on just one side of your space.

Floral Wallpaper Home Decor
Image Source: http://decoholic.org/2015/12/12/3-home-interior-trends-for-2016/

Everyone has interests and preferences and sometimes we think they cannot be expressed in our home decor, which really shouldn’t be the case.

Your home should be an extension of your personality.

So with that said, I am definitely obsessing over the nature feel I am getting from this particular wallpaper. The nest like hanging lamp shade completes the look stunningly and if it hasn’t been said before, I’ll say it now, this floral wallpaper is definitely in character.

Of late I’ll admit I have been feeling the more mature feel to my room. You know?, a candle here ( not lit, not even out of the box or the supermarket actually, I own no candles), matching pillow cases ( most of the time) and close to good quality bed sheets.So naturally, the wallpaper is something I found being a pretty good grown girl addition. At first, I was a bit undecided, there is color, pattern, texture!!!! I was all over the place then I let go of the idea of commitment (unlike wall paint) and it made all the difference. I was able to view the different designs without restrictions or what ifs.With that said, hope you enjoyed the read, I try not to make them too long so i just end them abruptly like all bloggers should, have a look at my online found faves, don’t forget to like, comment, subscribe and share!

Bedroom Wallpaper
Image Source: https://www.grahambrown.com/ca/product/30-435/majestic
Golden Wallpaper
Image Source: http://homedesignlover.com/bedroom-designs/bedroom-color-ideas/

 

Mature Bedroom Wallpaper
Image Source: https://www.grahambrown.com/ca/product/30-435/majestic

LET YOUR CREATIVITY BE SEEN IN THE CHOICE OF YOUR WALLPAPER…

 

 

Signed,

VBD.

PLANNING TO MOVE OUT

There’s a first time for everything…


At first I was a bit skeptical about this post, since it’s more on the planning and not on the actual moving out but after a sweet conversation with a friend ( hey friend!) I was like, you know what!, the planning is just as exciting so why not share my thoughts and hopes with you amazing folk!

I have been dreaming about this since forever (I refer you to my previous hinting posts haha) and when it finally came to the point of actual planning I literally had to tell myself

You are not a kid anymore Vee, you are finally growing up!

And this honestly felt better than that time I got a neat Nakumatt voucher to buy my first Harry Potter book (got the book but didn’t use the voucher). I used to hate picking out curtain fabric with mum at that always busy place at Capital Center but now I’m busy adding it to my to do list, asking mum about it, making time and stuff. Anyway, let me not bore you guys with my “who would have thought” statements and let’s get into my current interior decor options, shall we?

I want a style that speaks volumes of my character and personality, so with that said anyone who knows me would know that means a lot of solids and some minimal print.(This is however subject to change because sometimes you are a woman and sometimes the woman changes her mind and most of the time I am that woman changing her mind)

I would have loved my own personal white house, but I am a very practical human being (it comes with age, my birthday was a few days ago) and I consider that my very jovial 6 year old niece visiting my white house would bring a lot of change, particularly on the white. So I settled for majorly the not so light solids and maybe bring out some life and light through a couple of print throw pillows, interesting curtains and some necessary accessories.

We all already know Dinku knows what’s up in terms of affordable quality furniture. So you already know I was way up in their website.

dinku 1
Image Source: http://www.dinku.co.ke/product/2-three-seater-and-chaise-longue/

They were without a doubt my very first choice when it came to where I would get my very first piece of furniture at a good price. Being my first time I didn’t want to go testing waters and drowning in awful choices.

dinku 2
Image Source: dinku.co.ke

Personally, I will go for either a dark grey or black chair when the time comes for me to make my purchase, this is because I plan on playing with a light shade of grey as my living room carpet, it’s a theme I plan on building throughout my space, with a pop of a few bright colors here and there, like a mixture of dark red, dark grey and light grey towels in the bathroom sounds pretty amazing to me.

towels
Image Source: http://hative.com/over-the-toilet-storage-ideas-for-extra-space/

I know this is not exactly what I’ve talked about above, but I just wanted you guys to see the blending that comes with these very attractive colors. The red pops perfectly in this grey walled bathroom, matched with the lovely white cabinets and towels. I will of course spare my guests the watch present in this particular picture, instead I shall shame them for staying too long in the bathroom like any other normal host would.

So this is either going to be an extremely long post or I can just stop here and promise to write soon about the more exciting things to come. I will definitely try my best to put the links of most of my purchases (that excludes most if not all of my electronics unless Luthuli Avenue has a website) and I hope to talk to you guys soon.

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Signed,

VBD

Floor Decor Kenya

Awesome Website Alert…


floor decor kenya
Image Source: floordecorkenya.com

Have you guys seen the new, amazing Floor Decor Kenya website???? Perfection! Nothing is better than a friendly user interface when it comes to shopping online and that is exactly what the Floor Decor Kenya website had in mind. I have heard of horror stories where someone logged in to their favorite online store and got lost in the search button. (I have given such horror stories too) So you already know when i logged in to my favorite original Pergo laminate floor online store I was more than excited to easily navigate and pick my next laminate ventures.

fdc products
Image Source: floordecorkenya.com

I am such a lazy browser merged with a serious inclination to colorful pictures, in short I love me some pictures, no words. So if anyone is trying to sell me something, take a note from Floor Decor Kenya and literally show me what it is I am about to drop some coins on.

Customer confidence is necessary in any business and sometimes this is neglected especially during online situations. I usually like seeing previous works to be able to build my confidence in the product and service. It is never easy just taking someone’s word from it through an online chat service but a combination of videos, line up of customer satisfactions and an able chat service for whatever queries I might have, I feel I am in good confident hands regardless of the fact that I am receiving my service online. This makes it easier for anyone looking to shop on this website from any part of the country.

confidence

So how about we make a stop by the new Floor Decor Kenya Website and get our original Pergo laminate floors through an easily navigable website with a clean, polished and organised look complete with proper and accurate pictures for your desired product.

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Signed,

vbd.

Home Time

Tell the time in style…


I know, I know, most of you already have amazing smartphones and smart watches that would probably also cook for you if Samsung would finally read my fan mail and follow my ridiculously clever suggestions (don’t worry washing dishes was on the list too) but you can’t tell me a good wall clock won’t be perfect for your home, you literally can’t, I won’t listen. So now that I have all yee doubters convinced (hopefully) Let’s talk time!

Growing up we had all sorts of wall clocks, not because we were collectors of any kind but because dad would bring them with the company calendars every new years (this was pretty much culture) So we had one with a disturbing eagle at the back, another that was just big numbers it had no business being beautiful, it was there to solely tell you the time and the rest were just as boring as the first two mentioned. So of course with all my experience with these kind of watches I am definitely qualified to be writting this post.

wall clock 1
Image Source: http://www.thestylesaloniste.com/2013/05/the-bliss-list.html

I know some pretty dramatic people (points at self) who this clock would be perfect for. Who would dare look at their phone for the time with this timely elephant in the room…

Besides all these qualities such as being able to tell the time from Jupiter, this is a pretty good looking clock. Now of course if you are dealing with a small space you most definitely do not want this it will make your space look unnecessarily smaller.

You could also opt for a large but not too large size of course, if you are not here for the drama but still kind a like the drama lol.

clock2
Image Source: http://www.beyondbright.com.au/copper-bertha-101cm-wall-clock

Now on to smaller things, of course we are all different and some of us might be rooting for the little guy. Don’t worry I am all about preaching equality. But let’s bust some myths first, a small clock does not have to be boring and simple doesn’t mean boring. Now that I have that out there for the a hundreth time, take a look at this abstract beauty. Perfect isn’t she?

clock abstract
Image Source: https://www.polyvore.com/brika_geometric_wall_clock/thing?id=173609122
modern clock
Image Source: http://www.european-light.com/mekkanico-052-modern-round-wall-clock.html

Not wanting to waste your time (wink wink haha) how about you get yourself a good wall clock for all those good times!

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Signed,

vbd