Donnerstag, 19. Januar 2017

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

Hello Lovelies, a couple weeks ago Molly,
 the community manager from arhaus.com wrote me an email and asked me on 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, intagram
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

Sonntag, 1. Januar 2017

Happy New Year!

Hello Lovelies, I hope you had an wonderful evening yesterday!
I hope all your loved ones and you are well and happy in this new year! ;)

As I am getting older the little things matter most to me... 
Not the parties and stuff, but the time I spend with my family and friends!
And you are kind of my little online family too! ;)

Thank you for a wonderful 2016! 
For the comments, mails and the kind words.
To a new happy and ore wonderful year ahead of us!
So cheers to you my Luvs!


Love you guys! ;)

Lydia

Sonntag, 25. Dezember 2016

Merry Christmas!

Hello Lovelies, 
I wish you and your loved ones a Happy and Merry Christmas!
 Lots of Love , some nice presents a lot of delicious food and 
some snowy holidays!



Lots of LOVE and hugs to you guys!
Lydia

Dienstag, 20. Dezember 2016

What`s up in my studio?!

Hello Lovelies, here are some updates
 to the progress of my latest paintings:)
A cute little owl I finished some time ago.

(Night Owl - 40x40cm - Acrylic & mixed media on canvas)

Here is an old one I repainted, first the old one from 2010 I believe...
It was called "The coronation of Amber"


And as I further evolve in my painting skills and interest I thought I`ll give amber a new crown and
some new eyes and stuff, but see for yourself. ;)


She clearly has evolved too... ;)
Not finished yet, still in the process 
but I am so much more happier with this piece how it looks right now! :)

My russian and kazakh influenced roots and now the indian path I am on have heavily played into this one.

Here are some quick marker pieces I did for some yogi friends.
And the loved them. And I am happy as well.






And this one, I am working currently on is for a client. 
he saw an amazing painting of a chinese artist and wanted me to copy it entirely.
First I don`t do that and second, if I wanted to, I`d never be able because he is such an amazing painter.
I think I need some more hundred years of practice to be nearly as good a s he is!
So I said I`ll copy the pose and the rest of the painting will all be mine take on it.

Here we go, if you see the pose you maybe recognize the artist...




So here she is!
"Shakti" the wild, divine and creating force in every woman.
Pretty happy so far with it.
She will get a massive load on jewelry, a huge headpiece, some nose rings and earrings.
Pretty neat tattoos on her body, nice clothes and some more flowers on the bottom part of the painting and little bees and birds, swirling around her...
Hope it will turn out the way I am imagining her.

So what do you think?


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Mittwoch, 14. Dezember 2016

Creatisto! Klebefolie für Möbel und Fliesen!

Hallo meine Lieben!
Heute mal ein wenig Werbung in eigener Sache! ;)
Habt Ihr schon mal etwas von Creatisto gehört?
Das ist eine Seite bei der Klebefolien verkauft werden.
Vor allem um Ikea Möbel zu verschönern.
Denn so eine Malm kommode hat doch jeder zu Hause...
Wie wär`s mit nem coolen Bild vorne drauf?
Für`s Schlafzimmer oder Kinderzimmer?
Und das beste ist, man kann sie wieder abziehen wenn sie einem nicht mehr gefällt...


So sieht die Startseite aus.
Im Grunde stellen verschiedene Künstler Ihre Werke, wie Fotos oder Bilder zur Verfügung um dann als Folie auf die bestimmten Produkte aufgebracht zu werden.
Und ich bin eine davon. ;)


Schaut doch bitte vorbei und erkundet das Ganze.
Denn nur Heute gibt es 20% Rabatt auf alle Ikea Möbelfolien! ;)
Viel Spaß beim Stöbern! ;)


Lydia 

Sonntag, 11. Dezember 2016

A messy home, once again:)

So everyone is in the Holiday spirit, but me. I am renovating my home!
Hello Lovelies, it`s been a while... ;)
If you follow me on Facebook and Instagram than you have seen my renovation quite a bit.
Here is the full story for you.
And messy me;)


I am redoing my floors through out my flat.
I live in this house since I am 16. With my hubby for almost 13+ years and we haven`t done major renovations.
We redid the kitchen and build a pretty awesome living room.
But the other rooms like the bedroom, office, dressing room and the bath suffered some kind of neglect... But this is over now! ;)
We had some water damage in the office and bedroom. Which was not that severe but we were fed up with the old ugly laminated floors we had around here. They were in pretty bad conditions through out the flat.
We wanted some matching flooring through out the space.
And it would be lovely if it could match the tiles in the entry and kitchen.
So I went on searching.



Something like this...


Found the perfect color, 
Not the perfect match for the tiles though but I am in love with the dark wood! ;)

And the worst part in all of this is the mess I am creating through out the flat!
I would love to move out during the whole process but this is not in for us :/
So we have to live with the dirt and such through out.

Looks something like this...


Oh have you spotted the new vanity basin?
Yes we are revamping the bathroom too.
But nothing major. The tiles are still in pretty good shape. So they are staying.

Alright, back to the topic.
So here is my dressing room.
The floor is the same in those three rooms.




And by the way, renovating is a good opportunity to ged rid of unwanted stuff.
I cleared out the rest I did not want anymore or what does not fit in to my life.
And the ripping out part. The ugly mess...





What I did here was, dismantle the closets, rip out the floor, paint the walls, put in the new floors and baseboards and put the closets back in the room.
And here is a quick sneak peak for you my Luvs! ;)


So what do you think my Luvs?
I am absolutely in love with these floors!
Stay tuned for more reveals and such! ;)


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