INTERIOR DESIGN AND DECOR STYLES

18th January 2018

As you may or may not know, I custom make photos on wood, and I also have a small, however growing, collection of Wooden Wall Art and other Decor Accessories.  

I have previously categorised my own product to one or a just few decor styles, but over the years and as I've been making my Photo Prints on Wood with different photographs, different wood stains, I myself have realised that it doesn't quite fit just one or even just a few styles.  It suits most decor and interior design styles, and if anything compliments these styles with unique talking pieces and brings individuality to a style or theme.

I also describe my product as rustic, and it may be assumed that means a country style, however my interpretation of rustic is that it is made in a plain and simple fashion, that it's homely and modest.

I was not all that familiar with just how many styles there were, I kind of just like what I like and go with it, which turns out to be Bohemian Style.  So I thought I'd give you a short and sweet description on some different decor styles as I'm learning too.


CONTEMPORARY

  • Here and now with no real adherence to one style in particular
  • Inviting Textures
  • Soft

MINIMALIST

  • Neutral and airy colour palettes
  • Functionality and clean lines
  • Simple and streamlined

BOHEMIAN

  • Anything goes as long as you love it
  • Cool collections of bits and pieces from travels or here and there
  • Interesting talking pieces with story's behind them
  • Cool and relaxed

RUSTIC

  • Natural Inspirations
  • Raw and unfinished elements
  • Wood, Stone, Leather, Glass
  • Simplified shapes
  • Erganomic
  • Plain, Simple, Modest

INDUSTRIAL

  • Inspired by a warehouse or an urban loft
  • Unfinished rawness, brick, duct work, wood
  • Abstract Art or photography to add a dash of colour
  • Neutral colour scheme derived from primary materials such as wood and or metals

MID-CENTURY MODERN

  • Pared down
  • Natural and organic shapes

TRADITIONAL

  • Abundance of accessories
  • European influences
  • Wood
  • Rich colour pallets 
  • Variety of textures

COUNTRY / FRENCH COUNTRY

  • Warm
  • Farmhouse inspired
  • Ornamental wood furnishings
  • Distressed wood or Raw wood
  • Antiques
  • Soft colour pallet
  • Exposed beams

SHABBY CHIC

  • Distressed metal
  • Distresed wood
  • Distressed leather
  • Light colour pallets, whites, creams
  • Raw materials
  • Wood with wormholes, prominent knots
  • Cosy

COASTAL/HAMPTONS

  • Light airy colour pallets
  • Cool neutral shades paired with blues and or greens
  • Wood
  • White painted wood
  • Accessories inspired by beach or ocean
  • Relaxed

See Gallery for inspiration on what you can create to suit your design & decor style



ANNIVERSARY GIFTS

10th January 2018

Another Year done and dusted and a whole new year of beautiful milestones to celebrate.

Might be your first or your sixtieth, either way I'm sure you want to make it special.  So I put together a list of Traditional and Modern Gift Themes for you.  Hope it helps.

A Custom Made Jellyfish Grove Plank is perfect for Fifth and Sixth Year Anniversary's, as Wood is the Traditional Theme for a Fifth as well as the Modern Theme for your Sixth.  For these Milestones you can create something special for your loved one with your favourite wedding day photo and or any favourite photo print on wood.  Don't Frame it, Ingrain it.  


First Year Anniversary Gifts - 1st
Traditional: Paper
Modern: Clocks
Flower Gifts: Carnation


Second Anniversary Gifts - 2nd
Traditional: Cotton
Modern: China
Flower Gifts: Lily of the Valley


Third Anniversary Gifts - 3rd
Traditional: Leather
Modern: Crystal/Glass
Flower Gifts: Sunflower


Fourth Anniversary Gifts - 4th
Traditional: Fruit/Flowers
Modern: Appliances
Flower Gifts: Hydrangea


Fifth Anniversary Gifts - 5th
Traditional: Wood
Modern: Silverware
Flower Gifts: Daisy


Sixth Anniversary Gifts - 6th
Traditional: Candy/Iron
Modern: Wood
Flower Gifts: Calla


Seventh Anniversary Gifts - 7th
Traditional: Wool/Copper
Modern: Desk Sets
Flower Gifts: Freesia


Eighth Anniversary Gifts - 8th
Traditional: Pottery/Bronze
Modern: Linens/Lace
Flower Gifts: Lilac


Ninth Anniversary Gifts - 9th
Traditional: Willow/Pottery
Modern: Leather
Flower Gifts: Bird of Paradise


Tenth Anniversary Gifts - 10th
Traditional: Tin/Aluminium
Modern: Diamond Jewellery
Flower Gifts: Daffodil


Eleventh Anniversary Gifts - 11th
Traditional: Steel
Modern: Fashion Jewelry
Flower Gifts: Tulip


Twelfth Anniversary Gifts - 12th
Traditional: Silk/Linen
Modern: Pearls
Flower Gifts: Peony


Thirteenth Anniversary Gifts - 13th
Traditional: Lace
Modern: Textiles
Flower Gifts: Chrysanthemum


Fourteenth Anniversary Gifts - 14th
Traditional: Gold Jewellery
Modern: Gold Jewellery
Flower Gifts: Dahlia


Fifteenth Anniversary Gifts - 15th
Traditional: Crystal
Modern: Watches
Flower Gifts: Rose


Sixteenth Anniversary Gifts - 16th
Theme: Coffee/Tea


Seventeenth Anniversary Gifts - 17th
Theme: Wine/Spirits


Eighteenth Anniversary Gifts - 18th
Theme: Appliances


Nineteenth Anniversary Gifts - 19th
Theme: Jade
Flower Gifts: Sweetpea


Twentieth Anniversary Gifts - 20th
Traditional: China
Modern: Platinum
Flower Gifts: Aster


Twenty-first Anniversary Gifts - 21st
Theme: Fire


Twenty-second Anniversary Gifts - 22nd
Theme: Water


Twenty-third Anniversary Gifts - 23rd
Theme: Air


Twenty-fourth Anniversary Gifts - 24th
Theme: Stone


Twenty-fifth Anniversary Gifts - 25th
Traditional: Silver
Modern: Silver
Flower Gifts: Iris


Twenty-sixth Anniversary Gifts - 26th
Theme: Art


Twenty-seventh Anniversary Gifts - 27th
Theme: Music


Twenty-eighth Anniversary Gifts - 28th
Theme: Linens
Flower Gifts: Orchid


Twenty-ninth Anniversary Gifts - 29th
Theme: Tools


Thirtieth Anniversary Gifts - 30th
Traditional: Pearl
Modern: Diamond
Flower Gifts: Lily


Thirty-first Anniversary Gifts - 31st
Theme: Travel/Tourism


Thirty-second Anniversary Gifts - 32nd
Theme: Bronze


Thirty-third Anniversary Gifts - 33rd
Theme: Iron


Thirty-fourth Anniversary Gifts - 34th
Theme: Food


Thirty-fifth Anniversary Gifts - 35th
Traditional: Coral
Modern: Jade


Thirty-sixth Anniversary Gifts - 36th
Theme: Antiques


Thirty-seventh Anniversary Gifts - 37th
Theme: Books


Thirty-eighth Anniversary Gifts - 38th
Theme: Luck


Thirty-ninth Anniversary Gifts - 39th
Theme: Laughter


Fortieth Anniversary Gifts - 40th
Traditional: Ruby
Modern: Ruby
Flower Gifts: Gladiolus


Forty-first Anniversary Gifts - 41st
Theme: Office/Desk


Forty-second Anniversary Gifts - 42nd
Theme: Clocks/Watches


Forty-third Anniversary Gifts - 43rd
Theme: Entertainment


Forty-fourth Anniversary Gifts - 44th
Theme: Electronics


Forty-fifth Anniversary Gifts - 45th
Traditional: Sapphire
Modern: Sapphire


Forty-sixth Anniversary Gifts - 46th
Theme: Games


Forty-seventh Anniversary Gifts - 47th
Theme: Garden/Plants


Forty-eighth Anniversary Gifts - 48th
Theme: Home Improvement


Forty-ninth Anniversary Gifts - 49th
Theme: Copper


Fiftieth Anniversary Gifts - 50th
Traditional: Gold
Modern: Gold
Flower Gifts: Yellow Rose / Violet


Fifty-first Anniversary Gifts - 51st
Theme: Photos/Cameras


Fifty-second Anniversary Gifts - 52nd
Theme: Bath/Spa


Fifty-third Anniversary Gifts - 53rd
Theme: Plastic


Fifty-fourth Anniversary Gifts - 54th
Theme: Glass


Fifty-fifth Anniversary Gifts - 55th
Theme: Emerald


Fifty-sixth Anniversary Gifts - 56th
Theme: Day


Fifty-seventh Anniversary Gifts - 57th
Theme: Night


Fifty-eighth Anniversary Gifts - 58th
Theme: Faith and Hope


Fifty-ninth Anniversary Gifts - 59th
Theme: Charity


Sixtieth Anniversary Gifts - 60th
Traditional: Diamond
Modern: Diamond




PROPAGATING SUCCULENTS

1st September 2017


Quick and Easy Steps to Propagate Succulents

  • Firstly all I did was gently remove a few leaves from the mummy Succulent. Make sure they are not blemished and take the leaf off at the stem keeping the base of the leaf intact.Lay the leaves in a tray for a few days until the ends have calloused. Put them in an airy spot where light is available but not in the direct sun.



  • Once the raw ends have calloused, lay them on top of well drained soil in a shallow tray that is suitable for succulents. (I just used whatever soil I had out back and mixed it with a little gravel). Mist them daily.  Again keep them in indirect sunlight.

  • Wait... Within few weeks you'll notice a tiny super cute new little plant begin to grow. Not all of mine got to this stage. But 2 out of 3 or 4 maybe 5 ain't bad. Haha. Water your plant minimally now (perfect because ain't nobody got time for that) until roots begin to show.



  • When roots appear, the original leaf will start to wither. Remove it gently (hard to do with my man hands) and then let your new baby take root itself. (if you notice your baby starting to dry out, gently and lightly cover the roots with soil).

  • Once rooted, replant your new mini Succulent as you please.

I replanted mine in egg cartons and placed them in my Candle Holders that you can find in my Interior Decor Shop Section and I absolutely love the look. The egg cartons are also perfect to start off seedlings.  Definitely a fun activity for the whole family, my kids loved getting their little hands dirty and learning in the process.  Fun and educational.

   
        

Succulents take a while to get big and established but when they do get to big for your egg carton and or Jellyfish Grove Candle Holders, just replant it, egg carton and all!  Make sure you use the paperboard egg cartons that are recyclable and biodegradable.  Greening!