Monday, July 23, 2012

Gloomy, Rainy, Grey yet Yellow Hues

It is such a gloomy Monday evening here in Makati! Whyyyyyyyyyyyy...... @_@

Out of bed and already tucked my work clothes, this week's work week has officially begun. 

Again on the "whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy..." haha.


Anyhow, back to business. Don't you guys just loveeeeeeee how grey goes well with ANYTHING? And I mean ANYTHING. 

Below are some photos I ran into, showing how pretty mixing and matching GREY with YELLOW can be. In advance, I must say, they all look so dreamy.. :)


Tufted grey walls against grey and yellow furniture are <3 


Subtle punches of yellow brighten up the very grey and almost (if there had been no presence of yellow), dull looking room :)


Simple yet very pretty :)


Shabby chic? <3
Take a look at the headboard in the photo above. It's a  perfect example of reusing the resources we have laying around at home.


Yellow, grey and white against black details complete a layered look.
Yup, our outfits are not the only one's that can play with layers.


Here's another perfect example of layering through interiors. On the out most wall, we have a yellow door while the wall behind it is painted grey. Notice how the  yellow details travel from the first room to the next? They're really there to create the necessary continuity between the two rooms! :) That way, we allow the color scheme to stay coherent inspite of the walls that separate them. :)


Hmmmm... Cute. Okay cute. 

In this case, we play with blue's ,grey's and yellow-colored details. The brightness of yellow and the cool feeling emitted by the dull blue tones, really complement each other. They give a warm feel into the space, even with the presence of yellow.


Aww this picture is so pretty! Any little girl would be happy to have a room like this. I bet she'd love it, even after she'd outgrown it <3


A more mature example of our yellow and grey tones, the photo above emits a mixture of classicism and modern details.



Photo credit: World Wide Web

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Workstations: White, Light and Mid

Workstations at home need not to be as simple *cough cough*,
as the workstations we have in the office.

Below are some tips and tricks to create a haven at home,
 amongst all the files and papers we have to solve.  :) 


1.) Wallpapers, Frames and White-Painted Walls

Though many are not too keen about putting wallpapers up anymore, one cannot deny the intricacy and the instantaneous effect wallpapers have, on a plain white wall. With many suppliers and designs still sprouting about, why don't we give wallpapers another try?

Frames. Yes, they're noticeably visible in many design-related images lately and come in various shapes, colors, sizes and use. As in the photo, putting frames up against your wall need not be a stressful event. Simply pick out the frames that make you happy (yes, forgive the cheesiness) and have them installed in an organized yet random matter. Just let your creativity roll and don't over think. 
Yup, you heard it right. Don't over think. Over thinking when coming up with designs often lead to boring combinations and mishaps upon installation. :)

And the white walls? Yes. You will be seeing the hue in more photos below. 


2.) Take me back to a time when Mid-Century Modern Design ruled the World!

Haha yes, me and my craziness. I really mean what I just said above though. There's a certain charm in 
Mid-Century Modern Design that current trends can't be pulled away from. 

You know how everyone is into everything "minimalist"? And everything "sleek", "simple" and "straight"? Well Mid-Century Modern Designs achieve the "m" and "s's" above while giving a home-y, relaxed feel minus the feeling of "not designing at all". Traits that are definitely perfect to incorporate into one's work area. 

Also notice the cursive letters painted on the white (again on the white, see what I meant about what I said above?) walls? That too, is a great idea. If you're not too fund of frames and would rather go crazy with paint and scribble words to uplift your spirits as you work, then I suggest to go for something like the photo above! :) Should you want to mix and match the frames and painted letters, that would be great too. 

And if you literally want to put frames and letters together along with Mid-Century Modern details, do check the photo below for some ideas. I'm really liking the huge droplight too. And the mess on the floor. And the pretty table! :)


3.) Cool Colors on White-Painted Walls

See what I meant about white-painted walls being all over this blog post? Well this photo won't be the last of the white-athon. 

For those who love adding bring colors into everything you do (like me), incorporating cool colors like green and purple, will definitely satisfy your thirst for something other than white, while relaxing you by their warmth (which ironically, "warm" colors do not often emit). 


4.) True White. White, white, white and need I say.. More White?

And to further emphasis the beauty of white in one's work station,
here is an array of photos showing thus. :)

Take a look at how clean the work area above looks, inspite the multitude of things above the desk. 
That's the true power of White! :) 

Notice how the wall-mounted organizer in the photo above is painted in white while the desk is lightly finished in wood? The fact that the piece above is painted lighter than the furniture below makes the look so bright! I love how colors go from light to dark along with the height. It gives a light, refreshing feeling without the feeling of weight. 

Planning on going organic? Bring the outside in by incorporating light wood details into your work area. By adding wooden pieces into your station, instant warmth can be attained. 

Quite spunky while still aiming for lightness in your work place? Add punches of your favorite color like the red details we see in the photo above. The red-colored mobile pedestal and wall-mounted display adds much desired character into the space while still maintaining the warm, light feel we all want. 

Into shabby-chic? Vintage pieces mixed with modern pieces can never go wrong when mixed with white walls can never go wrong.. :)


Hope you learned a lot! 

Toodles! :)


Photo credit: world wide web

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Miss this!!!!

Oh yes, oh yes.. I truly miss blogging. I've been too busy / been too terrible at managing my time, that I haven't been able to post anything in my blog! *sadnessss*

Like all "good" things, my blogging hiatus is officially overrrrrrrrrr...........forrrrrrrr..... I'm back!!! :D :D 

Anyhow.... Went out last night to celebrate the 22nd birthday of an Assumption blockmate. Because we have not seen much of each other lately, my blockmates and I all went crazy and had a blast! 

Here are some of the photos from last night. More about it in a future post! :)

 Jazzie and I

 Pat, Tats, Mitzel and Teeni the birthday girl!

 Jerese, Jaz and Epau

 And last but not the least... My Momma and Papa, Dennis and Hannah, our couple of the night :D



Photo credit: Photos taken by random people using my Canon SX210 IS :)


Currently pledged myself to a sabbatical away from certain things, work none the less but that aspect will have to  experience some delay....