Dienstag, 14. März 2017

New Blogs - well new to me...;)


I just found some new amazing blogs...
Maybe you already know them,
but to me they are brand new ;)
 There are some German blogs as well...

Take a look...
Just click the pic, to get to the blog.







Happy reading! ;)


Pudel - design

Sonntag, 5. März 2017

The new Rue mag is online!

Hello Lovelies, guess what! ? :)
The new Rue mag is online.
Just click the pic to get to the issue!



Happy reading! ;)


Pudel- design

Freitag, 3. März 2017

My Bathroom Reveal!!! ;)

Hello Lovelies!
Finally I put together some photos to show you the finished bathroom.
I love it so much.
Now it is comfy and cozy and I want spent more time there, 
not to just brush my teeth and rush out of there.


But let`s start at the beginning, shall we?

The house I live in was build 20 years ago.
Thank god it has those bright white marbled tiles all over. 
And beige rosé marbled tiles on the floor.
I thought about swapping them out and get rid of the tub and replace it with a nice walk in shower.
But I am not ready to have my whole home to be covered in dust and gunk again.
And it is a huge cost issue.
When you have a tight budget it is a bit nerve racking on what to spend the money, right?
So the bathroom is in a pretty good condition and we decided to keep the tiles.
And marble is still en vogue, right ;)

What we did is gave the room a well deserved scrub, renewed the tile grout in some spots, 
painted the huge dresser I build years ago, brought in some plants and art and splurged on a new vanity.  And brought some textiles in to warm up the space even more.
Totally worth it.
AndI raised the cabinet off the floor to fit the cat toilet. 
Because my little stinker are getting older and the bathroom is a great spot to do their toilet stuff... ;)

The colors I focused on are grey, black,  
bamboo, white, gold and lots of green. 

Here are some before and during shots...


Like you can see it is really bright in there but cold.
To be fair, the lighting was not the best at all...

The vanity we bought came from IKEA.
But unfortunately like most furniture it did not want to fit right.
So I took it apart and rebuild it with some wood and than mounted the whole thing on to the wall.





And like I said previously I painted the dresser in a rich, dark charcoal grey,



Are you ready for the reveal? ;)
Here we go!













Here we go, my finished bathroom.
Nothing special done to it, bit it feels like a brand new space.
What do you think my Luvs?
Let me know! :)

Pudel - design

Sonntag, 22. Januar 2017

New Blogs - well new to me...;)

The first New Blogs in 2017! ;)

I just found some new amazing blogs...
Maybe you already know them,
but to me they are brand new ;)
 There are some German blogs as well...

Take a look...
Just click the pic, to get to the blog.







And last but not least! This girl here, love her Instagram and BLog! :)


Happy reading my Luvs! :)


Lydia

Donnerstag, 19. Januar 2017

My Idea on Arhaus.com`s layering style in the living room...

Hello Lovelies,
a couple weeks ago arhaus.com encouraged me
to share my take on a comfy and cozy wintery living space.

Shamefully I had no idea that this website existed :)
But after searching through their shop, blog, instagram
and pinterest boards I wanted to have mostly all of their stuff.

Unfortunately they do not have a store here in Germany, at least not yet... :)
So I thought about the question how to work with layers and "shopped" their site, 
(I copied and pasted some of their pretty products and posted them in a mood board)
And it looked like this...


I don`t know what it is but I always gravitate towards neutrals, grey`s, cream`s, white and black,  some wood, metallics (gold) and greenery. So this time was no difference, 
I tried some different colors but at the end I was back to the same palette as always.
At the moment I live totally in these colors, it is my comfort zone and I like them so much, especially for the winter time.
I do have some red in my living room as well. 
And in the summer I incorporate some turquoise.

So with my old color palette I tried the layering look on my couch. I do have a sectional too, 
so this was a match to the mood board/collage I made earlier.

I picked up the outdoor rug from the patio, which happened to have the moroccan tile pattern on it.
Layered this bad boy on top of the existing rug and shopped my home further for the additional layers for the sectional.

This is my empty couch. A huge sectional with a pattern going on.


And here are my choices of blankets and throws and pillows.


We have here the cream fake fur blanket, the quilted one, some chevron pillows.
I kind of think they will never go out of style, am I wrong?;) 
The existing pillows from the sectional, a gold sequined pillow and a fake fur one as well.
So I grabbed all this stuff and threw it on my sofa, to make it cozy and wintery. ;)


There you have it, all the colors and patterns that I love combined in one room.
The moroccan tile, the wood, beige white, grey, green, red, turquoise and the metallics as well.

I mixed here different shades of white and grey tones.
Grouped three pillows in each corner and threw some fuzzy blankets on the couch.
And now I am so ready to snuggle in with a cup of tea! ;)
But first some more photos for you my Luvs! 




What I also like to do, is to use my coffee table as an additional pillow and blanket storage.


Before you jump on the layering band wagon I want to throw some more inspiration in, so check out arhaus.com for their sectionals. So comfy looking ;)
And now I jump on this huge cozy fabric pile



 and snuggle in with a cup of tea...


And you know what?
It made so much fun to style the sofa, that I did not stop there you guys!
I took the layered look in to the bedroom too! ;)


It is overdue that I show you some of the latest renovated spaces!
The bedroom pic is kind of a sneak peek for you, if you will!
So stay comfy and cozy and let me know what you think! ;)

Lydia

Sonntag, 8. Januar 2017

What`s up in my studio?! ;)

Hello Lovelies, so 2017 is almost a week old...
Have you made any resolutions?

2016 was a very good year for me and my Loved ones, 
so I am hoping that 2017 will be good as well! 
Who does not, right?
I am not a huge fan of new year`s resolutions and stuff. 
I think if you really want to do or achieve something big and great, than go for it,
 RIGHT NOW! 
And don`t waste time with procrastinating! Right?!
I think the 31 of december and the 1st of January are simply dates on a calendar, 
made up by us humans and are not some kind of magic portals that can take you to a whole new level...  or a new you.
Just put in the effort, learn something, do what ever you want to do in this moment right now.
So a a happy new year to you again. :)
And I hope it will be amazing for you as well! ;)

And I wanted to share my finished "Shakti" painting with you and all the layers in between...
My client wanted to have this for so long and could not find anything so she asked me to paint it for her. She wanted to be it like the original and I refused. I painted it for her with my own twist. ;)

When you follow me on Instagram than you may have seen all of the photos I am showing you here today. But for all of you who did not, enjoy!;)

This is how it starts.
A sketch and laying the background-






Here you can see that I changed the stonework in the background, it was to similar to the original.

And since my client wanted it to be as close as possible I just kept the pose and the shape of the scarf and the rest is all from my imagination!





And here we go...
The finished one.
What do you think?
My interpretation of the indian Goddess Shakti.



My first finished piece of 2017!
And I hope there will be so much more to come. 
I want really much much more work. 
Painting for hours and hours and some fun like this one. ;)
I really love what I do.

Love and hugs for you my Luvs! 

Lydia