So this is my first post in the “Decor Diary” series of the blog, basically I want to share with you some more house related ideas and include some progress reports 🙂
I have had this crazy obsession recently with olive trees! (thank you Pinterest), actually I found out my olive tree addiction spans back further than I thought when I found some saved photos in my phone for home ideas.
I think that this tree is so simple and chic and this is why:
The leafs have a beautiful pale silver & green colour and I love that they grow so tall. They can be pruned like a bonsai tree which is interesting and can offer an elegant and unusual design element into the interior. Of course when grown indoors they wont fruit (as there will be no way to pollinate the flowers) but I’m okay with that.
So I went to the garden center and bought a olive tree last weekend. I am still waiting for it to be delivered since its not something I can just pop into my partners Smart car. I did excitedly take a photo to show my mum, so mine will look like this:
I wanted to keep the pot very simple and chose this square faux slate style. I am hoping that this tree will help fill some of the emptiness from where my Christmas tree was.
My tree arrived and now looks like this:
Covered in fairylights ooooh soo pretty!!!
We have a really long way to go, but I have also ordered a few items from Ikea (using MaltaShopper) they come directly from Catania since Malta doesn’t have a full Ikea store yet. They will be delivered next week. Yay!
Nothing too exciting for the majority of you, just a couple shoe racks for our hallway and a chest of draws for the bedroom. I don’t really like buying online so much since you can’t see it in person. However the Malm dresser is really popular on pinterest and the shoe racks are soo well priced that I couldn’t resist.
The items I bought was in the black cherry colour similar to my doors and my kitchen. Even though we haven’t received them yet I have already decided that I will order another 2/3 chest of draws just because they are so versatile. I love them in the black but I also really like how fresh and clean the white looks.
I am still finding it difficult to find curtains for a good price. I have to go and get some more quotes maybe if I have time this weekend.
I just want something very simple and very fresh looking. Plain white sheers. I don’t want anything too fusy. Kinda like these:
So that’s basically where I am at!
We still have a really long way to go, but now everything is fun. Since we have been living together in the apartment since the end of October the pressure of doing stuff is soo much less. The first month was just unlimited trips to the supermarket to buy literally everything from washing baskets and pegs to pirex dishes and wooden spoons.
Now its a matter of ok this month we need X Y Z and its fun to look at things and say “I want this one”. 🙂
Wishing you all the best!
Love Steph xxx