Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A little life update

This is what my life has been all about for the past few weeks. Too much glamour to bear. Seriously. 

Hi guys. Anybody still out there? I'm popping in quickly tonight, just to tell you that I'm still alive. I'm not usually one to complain about the busyness of life (quite the contrary - I'm the annoying one striving on the busy schedule), but these past couple weeks have been exceptionally rough. Between my apartment renovation, my day job that couldn't be forgotten and some sad personal stuff, I got pretty banged up both physically and emotionally. (just trying to keep it real).

The photo above could give you a little hint. Yup. That's exactly how my apartment was looking five weeks ago. And four weeks ago. And three weeks ago, too. I was beginning to think that this renovation would never end. Fortunately, my wonderful contractors haven't let me down, and I'm more than happy to report that after 5 weeks of intense labor, I'm finally seeing a tiny light at the end of the tunnel. My apartment is beginning to look like a place I could eventually move into one day. Not quite there yet, but soon! I'm so freaking exhausted excited.

I can't wait to share my renovation journey with you, along with some (hopefully) spectacular before-after pictures, and all the lessons I've learned along the way. And I'm also wishing to go back to a more consistent blogging schedule - I miss this little creative space of mine, and I miss you, guys! Honestly, I'm still trying to figure it all out. Please, bear with me, and in the mean time, please please, keep your fingers crossed for me! I'll be forever grateful.


Monday, February 9, 2015

Decor inspiration: White & grey bathroom

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Guys, I've been keeping a huge seecret from you for the past two weeks. After weeks and weeks spent waiting with my fingers crossed (all the paperwork surrounding buying an apartment can be really daunting), the time has finally come for me to start renovating my very first apartment. (Cue squeals of excitement). This project has been consuming all my waking hours and my nights alike (either I'm dreaming about some part of the process, or I wake up with a jolt because I remembered something I need to deal with in the morning). In terms of pictures, I haven't got much to show you yet - I already have some 400 pictures on my phone, but it's mostly demolition process, bricks and a whole lot of rubble. Not exactly glamorous. But I can promise you that there are some epic "before & after" blog posts in this blog's not-so-distant future!

And while my contractors have been systematically demolishing my humble abode, I've been consoling myself with daydreaming of all the decorating that awaits me. I already shared my kitchen design inspiration here, and I've since moved onto the bathroom. Picking up the color scheme was the easiest part: I've known that I wanted a grey & white combo for ages. Scroll down to see a few pictures that have inspired me so far.

And per usual, I would love to know, how did you go about designing your bathroom? How did you pick your color palette?

Image via How to decorate

I know I know, this is not a bathroom, nevertheless, this picture epitomizes perfectly the color palette and the luxe feel I'm going for.

Image via BHG

Image via Pebble Tile Shop

Image via Studio McGee

Image via Dulux

Images via Houzz // Gibbes

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Weekend notes & link love

Images via: one: InStyle, Vogue // two: BuzzFeed via // three: Clara Persis // four: The Jungalow // five: Hello Giggles // six: The New York Times // seven: La peche fraiche

My favorite reads from this past week:

When it comes to outfit and beauty inspiration, one of my biggest celebrity crushes Kerry Washington always hits the nail on its head. Black and white polka dot dress paired with glossy red lips - you really can't go more classic than that! (via InStyle)

Reading Clara's honest and unglossed recount of her past few months brought back all kinds of strong memories. It was like reading my own story from almost three years ago. I really love when bloggers drop the "my-life-is-so-perfect" game, and talk about life as it is, with all its ups and downs. (via Clara Persis)

28 reasons you should never visit Paris. A little bit cliché, but so much fun! This article had me giggling at my desk! (via BuzzFeed)

The upside of stepping out of your comfort zone. So true, and so inspiring! (via Self)

Even though the holidays are long over, I'm still pinning this gorgeous entertaining inspiration for future reference. The vibrant colors are so beautiful! (via The Jungalow)

15 ways to avoid blogger burnout. I'm going to print this one and read and re-read it over and over again! (via Pinch of Yum)

Tips on refining your personal style from some of the fashion biggest names. (via WhoWhatWear)

A few inspiring women's memoirs that I'm definitely adding to my reading list. (via Hello Giggles)

A scientifically proven way to fall in love? Now that has me intrigued! This New York Times article has been circulating the web for weeks, and I can't recommend it enough. Really interesting! (via The New York Times)

Coca cola + chocolate + caramel + vanilla bean cake. I'm drooling all over my keybord, guys! (via La Peche Fraiche)

Have a wonderful weekend!

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