PASTEL WALL PAINTS

I gets with the trend…


Now if you have been following the blogs, vlogs, pages and all that good stuff on the Internet these days, you will notice the new term that has been all the rage for the past couple of .. years? not really sure. PASTEL! (weirdly sounded like Pascal my primary comps teacher he was one of the good ones with his MS Word and all that other important -ish stuff)

I got into the rave after all these pastel products started coming about, from the nail- polish to the make-up palettes, the handbags, the always amazing pastel outfits and oh good Lord yes the beautiful pastel shoes I would drool over on weheartit (this site always had that kind of vibe).

Anyway, now that we have an unnecessary quickly ended back story to this particular blog post, I can now jump into why we are actually here… Pastel Wall Paint.

Pastel blue
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My next door neighbor has been doing renovations and I went to take a peek (it’s my nosy neighbor duty) I loved almost everything about it, except the very disturbing blue he had going on for some of the bedroom walls and some of the wardrobe doors (I said nothing but good things though because I am a coward lol)

But if you ask me: A pastel blue would have been more calming, easier to work into your decor and is also gender fluid. This color would work for both a boy of a girl. For a girl, just add in more pastel pink things to your decor matched with some blue if you like and white to neutralize the monotony and boom! Interior decor magic. For the boy add in some whites and yellows and boom! Interior decor geniusness (you are welcome all ye parents to be, I take praises in likes, shares and subscriptions)

Modern day pastel wall
Image Source: http://www.styleandminimalism.com/2015/08/decorating-with-dusty-pink/?utm_content=buffer57f29&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The Pink Pastel wall matched with some modern day decor gives this space the perfect feel (kind of like a Carrie Bradshow vibe … for the very young ones that is a sex in the city reference, necessary tip: Don’t watch this show with your parents at 8pm on KTN like I did you will be asked about the news, sent countless times for glasses of water and finally have the TV turned off for you to go sleep or do your homework). Anyway, the framed pictures did bring out the best in this pink pastel wall, not being too much but playing a huge part in completing the overall look, kind of like the right shade of lipstick after a full face of make-up.

pastel stairway
Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/benjaminmoorecolors/5978084998/in/set-72157617317785861

I know for some this might of course be too much but it honestly just showed how easily this colors blend and give off such a unique style depending on someone’s decor. Here, there are some really bold furniture choices but it for some reason. Also as I made my way up this pastel stairway I could not help but imagine a really tasty scoop of strawberry and mint ice cream (let my unique and unusual taste-buds live!!)

Okay! That is all I have for you guys today. Hope you enjoyed the post. I really enjoyed making it. Feel free to share, like and subscribe ūüôā

Wait I’ve just remembered my primary comps teacher was called Polycarp not Pascal … my bad. Still a shout out though!

Stay Sane Xx.

Signed,

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3 Amazing Wallpaper Uses

Beyond the wall…


It’s been quite a while, I’m sorry! Well needed rest I feel. Anyway, I’m back at it again with a new helpful and creative post to keep our designer minds popping and bobbing.

Wallpaper has always been my go to when talking about a quick interior change. The house walls are usually like skin, you change your skin and you look a whole lot different (this is the best analogy I could come up with after going missing for months.. nice.. haha). Moving right along, so here are 3 amazing uses for wallpaper that will give you house a new look and cost you less coin than you would think.

STAIRCASE BEAUTY

wallpaper on staircase
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There always those over dramatic wallpaper designs I see in stores and I just stare at them like, who in the world would buy this? Well, I guess we should now!!! A little goes a long way. Add an accent wall without getting permanent and it being on the side of the staircase definetly got a nod from me because it looked a little less busy and does not restrict other patterns you may wish to have in your space.

The good news is that there is more than one way to place a wallpaper on your staircase. Have a look at this!

Tropical staircase
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This looks absolutely gorgeous, and the best part is the placement is not at the top of the staircase so nobody will be ruining your beautiful style while the make their way up the stairs.

This particular picture did give me some tropical vibes because the blending of the pineapple images on the wallpaper and well placed vibrant plants, matched with those chairs ( I honestly don’t know what they are called) everything did come togethere perfectly. Goes to show that “one” thing could complete the look you might be going for and that “one” thing could be wallpaper.

WALL ART

Paintings can be very expensive, though totally worth it. I personally advocate for buying beautiful paintings mainly because I have amazing artists for friends, shout out to you Eileen Tamining, she draws people, birds, dogs to a pack of yogurt to absolute perfection, check her out. Anyway, sometimes when we are trying to get ready to save up that money for a beautiful drawing we could indulge in some allowed wallpaper cut into a beautiful frame DIY.

Framed wallpaper
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You can thank me in likes and subscriptions for this one, I’m not needy ūüôā Anyway, so a framed wallpaper gives you room to have absolutely anything on your wall (in high resolution if you’d wish btw), it literally depends on what you would want for your space. So go ahead and get to DIY’ing.

TRAY ACCENTS

Sometimes , you would want to shake things abit. Add some character to your normal tray with some leftover wallpaper. Doesn’t cost too much time or money but the impact is definitely something your guests will notice. Be sure to direct them to veebydesign for more awesome interior decor tips and tricks ( As LoganPaul would say, always plug!!)

TRay accents
Image Source: http://images.meredith.com/content/dam/bhg/Images/2009/10/101463369.jpg.rendition.largest.jpg

Tell me this isn’t stunning!.. I’ll wait!

 

So, that is all I have for you today, I am glad to be back and I’m glad my fellow designers are right back with me. Hope you enjoyed the post. Wishing you all nothing but good health, great success and warm hearts.

         Signed,

         signature for vbd

 

THE MAGIC CARPET

What kind of pet just lays around the house?¬†A Car-Pet! …


For the love of pun hahaha, please don’t unsubscribe some people do actually find me funny and pleasant ūüôā

In the spirit of just a few more months to my big move, I came across rugs and carpets. I had an awesome time checking out some really well priced rugs at stores like Antarc and TACC and I thought I should share my idea of what I would eventually settle for.

I feel like a rug makes a home, whether on tiles or laminated floors they just bring out the best out of your home¬†especially when well picked to your style and decor preference. If you have been a frequent veebydesign reader you do know I have a¬†legit obsession with a gray ranged home theme with splashes of color and patterns here and there. I would have loved if this was matched with a white rug, but I am realistic so let’s simply look into other cozy, tiny niece friendly colors.

Grey Rug
Image Source: http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/191921086968?roken=cUgayN

A grey rug would fit so well on both light and dark floors and a plus is that it doesn’t show dirt too quickly ( wash your rugs though, don’t be nasty) and still looks stylish.

This also got my undivided attention….faux fur rugs. I mean whoever is looking for a vogue living space should definitely think about this beauty. This works effortlessly in the bedroom area as a bedside rug. Its fancy and will definitely be a wonderful feel on your feet first thing in the morning.

Faux Fur
Image Source:http://www.thebeetleshack.com/2014/10/the-family-home-project-claudia-levi-eve.html

So heard you are looking for some living room class…how about a faux fur rug….yes..they don’t have to be restricted to the bedroom only. The right kind of this rug would fit right into you space and make a glorious decor statement. It is comfortable, child friendly and if you ave a little peach (my friend’s dog is called peaches) the fur won’t be so distinct as compared to other rugs.

white-rug
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If you have solid colors through and through your home the a patterned rug would be a way to break the monotony.

patterned-fur
Image Source: http://www.digsdigs.com/39-cozy-fur-home-decor-ideas-for-cold-seasons/pictures/80612/

A plain carpet¬†would also do just fine too. In this situation i’d recommend a more bold color of it is just plain but the color should compliment the rest of the decor in the space.

Red Carpet Grey furniture
Image Source: http://www.artvan.com/Furniture/Store/Product_Talbot-Collection_10051_10052_-1_800010670_30001_30000?N=87

 

Well, that is all the tips I have for you today. I’m now definitely torn between the bold plain and the faux fur but it’s okay i’ll probably go with what’s cheaper hahaha.

Stay tuned for a new post on faux fur decor inlcuding DIYs and all the good stuff.

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Till next post!

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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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