HOME INSPIRATION #1 ZARA HOME

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I am always searching for something to make my house look more like a home, whether its online or in the shops. This week I passed by ZARA HOME’s new outlet at Pama Shopping Mall. If you love Zara go and check out the store its beautiful. 

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How incredible are the marble style vases? I also love the sparkling table mats.

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Are you a skull fan? I find it fun and quirky but the style is not really me. Loving the dark Martini glasses. 

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My dishes are all white, while it might be a bit boring to some I find it practical and timeless. Plus if one breaks its also easier to replace. I would definitely rather add pops of colour to my table with flowers, candles, or with linens.
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I like the mirror trend thats going on with furnishings at the moment. Those jewellery boxes are stunning. 

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My house is very monocromatic, my walls are white, kitchen and doors are an espresso colour. A rich black brown. My furniture is also mainly white. We have silver accents. So this all appeals to me. Slowly I will start introducing pops of colour and if you havent guessed it im obsessed with lots of greys. 

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I find these citrus colours so fun, especially for summer. They can really brighten up the kitchen and work perfectly within the bathrooms. My style is much more muted overall, but I love the glass displays. We were given some Mdina Glass items for our wedding and they make a great touch and cheer up a room.
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As I mentioned earlier we have silver accents, so this display is sooo me. I love the bathroom soap dispensers. I bought mine somewhere else but they are actually very similar to these. Would you put shells/corals in your bathroom? 

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I like the leaf print candle. I bought some gorgeous plants today I will post about them a bit later 🙂 

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You can’t go wrong with white. Crisp and clean always.

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Coral and gold go so well together. Beach lux, when I see these colours it makes me want to buy a gozo summer home, peacefully overlooking the sea.

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Those silver crackle vases! They are a total must have. I also didn’t realise until I looked closely at this photo that there is a glass mirror bottom tray. I have been looking online for months for one. How did I not see it in the store??? That’s it this weekend I need to go to Zara again!

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I LOOOVE those light barely tinted blue tumblers.

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Please don’t blame me for any damage that will be done to your credit cards as a result of this post.
Love Steph x

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MANI #38: PRETTY IN PINK

For this super cute girlie manicure I used “Light Elegant” by Gelish, and stamped a flower print onto the accent nail using white Konad stamping polish.

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The Stamping plate was from BundleMonster and the plate was number 404, this is probably one of the most loved plates I have in my stamping collection.

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I really need to invest in some more stamping plates with floral prints, I really love how they look!
Steph xx

BATHROOMS AND TILES AND PATTERNS OH MY!

This last week I have been thinking long and hard about how I want my bathrooms. We measured, noted the sizes, thought about the best way we can use the space and Monday I went to pick tiles and sanitary wares.

We have 1 main bathroom and 2 en-suites, one en-suite for our bedroom the other en-suite forms part of my partners study / “ManCave“. Any guests staying with us can use the main bathroom.

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I know, I know, the plans are far from scale, I used Paint. I am old school.

For the “ManCave” en-suite.

This will be used mainly by my gamer partner so I wanted to keep things simple. I wanted to keep the colours neutral so I went for grey floors and white walls and a pattern mosaic which will be featured in the shower.

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For the “Master” en-suite.

I think this will be the most used bathroom of them all, so I wanted to keep the colours similar, with the same grey floors, glossy white walls and a pattern mosaic tile which will run the length of the shower wall. I went for a gloss finish for the tiles to make cleaning easier. We will have a rain shower and instead of a acrylic shower tray I decided to tile the floor and have the water drain into a tray. I think this will give a nicer effect.

For the “Main” bathroom.

I wanted unity throughout so I went for the same floor & wall tiles of the “Master” en-suite, but I wanted to give it a little bit of a twist and went for a matte finish patterned mosaic to feature over the bath.

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I know that the pictures are not the greatest quality but originally I took them quickly just to send to my partner whilst I was in the showroom since he was at work.

I really love the stone coloured tones and I think they will go with what ever theme I chose for the rest of the house. I would rather have a splash of colour with accessories like towels that something permanent. I don’t want to get bored with the tiles after a few years and with a bold colour my taste might change.

I am hoping that overall the look will be neither masculine nor feminine and classic and stylish. Do you like them?
Love Steph xx

MONDAY MUSE #21

I’ve got kitchen fever!

The floor tiles are all white, and the kitchen layout is in a U shape and opens into the living / dining room. I think I will use the space by fitting in a L shape kitchen and using the free wall which divides the kitchen from the hallway for either a mirror to give the illusion of space or artwork.

At first I wasn’t sure if I wanted a all white kitchen and now thanks to Pinterest I am lusting after dark / black wood. I would like to use white tiles and then have splashes of colour. The walls throughout the house will be in neutral tones.

Hopefully in the next few weeks I can show some photos to a carpenter and take it from there… Gosh it seems like there is soo much to think about… One room at a time!
Love Steph x

MONDAY MUSE #16

This week I bought a few (5) new LCN nail polishes to bulk up my winter collection…
I will post them in a mini haul hopefully in a day or two…
(Along with my 6 new Essie colours)
Promise!

So I thought id share with you some amazing colours which would look great this season, to maybe inspire you girls to be naughty so I feel better about my impulse splurge. Mwahahaha 😉

 What colours have you going crazy?
I’m currently wearing Mavala’s Black Cherry, which is a really beautiful rich vampy tone.

Love Steph x