Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I heart Tealight Holders

I heart flickering candle lights!


Simply because they're so versatile, effortless turn any room ambience to a warm, cozy and even romantic feel. Moreover you can easily move them about in any formation as needed, and the most exciting part is ofcourse the pretty candle holder which can double as home decoration even when the candle light's went out.

However lately I'm crazy about tealights (you know, those small candles inside tincups) coz I find them easier to maintain. Just pick some tealight holders and put it in any room you want, such as in the bathroom for a long relaxing spa-like bath, in the dining room for a candle light dinner for two, in the bedroom for that romantic night, or in the outdoors for a festive bbq dinner.

Well, wanna try the ideas in your very own home?

Easy.. just go to Feathers For Nest - Home and Decor Online Store where you'll be spoiled for great choices of tealight holders which are a perfect addition to any space!

Friday, December 26, 2008


No, this post's title is not typo. Actually there's nothing wrong with it if you read it in Bahasa Indonesia.

But ofcourse I'm not gonna give you some language lecture here, just simply introducing the new arrivals in our home and decor online store Feathers For Nest : Trilogi - set of three accent pillows.

Accent pillows? Yup, these versatile decoration element can give accent to any room in your home, such as throw pillows on bed, cushions on couch or floor, or you can even take them on the go as travel pillows.

Why three? Well, why not? There's no rule tells how many pillows or cushions needed to create a perfect accent. Yet, if there is such a rule, then I should suggest you to break it and get these lovely accent pillow set rightaway!

Oh and these accent pillow covers are made from beautiful traditional handwoven fabrics from Jepara, Central Java, Indonesia called Tenun Troso (because it's made in Troso, a small village just off Jepara). Now how's that for a fusion of traditional and modern style?

Thursday, December 18, 2008

House Tour: Oldies Corners

Well, this one's not exactly a house tour, more of a interesting corner spotting (if there is such a term). Below pics were taken from my parents in law's home in Central Java, Indonesia. I could immediately sense the nostalgic feel upon entering the old house, which always give me a nice warm feeling.

The living room

The terrace

Door leading to the backyard

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Soaps, Naturally

As I've mentioned before about my liking for relaxing natural bath, here I'd like to share the Bali Home Spa Natural Soap. Made from natural ingredients with no artificial perfume nor coloring, and elegantly wrapped in recycled paper packages, these exotic sweet smelling soaps are the perfect choice to effortless complete the spa like bathroom of yours, or for your staying guests.

And what I meant with share is really sharing the natural soaps with you!

For every purchase of Kenanga or Asoka soap coaster you'll get to choose one of the Bali Home Spa Natural Soap mentioned below, it's all yours for FREE!! So hurry, grab 'em fast!

Ingredients : Saponified Coconut Oil & Palm Oil, Rice Milk, Rice Bran, Honey, Tea Tree, Spearmint Essential Oils

Ingredient : Saponified Coconut Oil & Palm Oil, Rice Milk, Volcanic Ash, Honey, Lavender, Rosemary, Grapefruit, Essential oils
Ingredients : Saponified Coconut Oil & Palm Oil, Rice Milk, Honey, Lemon, Essential Oil

Ingredients : Saponified Coconut Oil & Palm Oil, Rice Milk, Honey, Citronella, Peppermint, Essential Oil

Monday, December 15, 2008

Bring The Outdoor In(to The Bath)

Lately I take a liking for relaxing long baths. And ofcourse I have to equip all the necessary things to make my bathroom a spa like sanctuary, rite? :D

Though I always drool over sights of natural styled outdoor baths or showers, but I have to bear with the fact that I'm not very fond of the cold wind against my skin. Well, even it's not that cold, but the warm water makes it feel colder than it is.

Hence, to create my very own indoor-with-an-outdoor-flair-bath I chose to bring the outdoor in instead, by adding natural elements like wood, stone, plants, even seashells. And ofcourse plenty of natural light will boost the outdoor feeling, that's why I installed skylight to get the best of both worlds - privacy and natural light.

And fyi, my bathroom is pretty small so I adjusted the natural elements so they wont be too overwhelming or worse, making the small bath more cramped.

One of my new added natural element is a soap coaster (yes, I always choose functional accessories). As simple as it may sound, but this one is made of natural materials: teak wood, varnished to make it durable in wet and humid environment common in bathrooms; combined with pearly seashell to top it off.

This wooden-shell soap coasters are available in 2 design, Asoka (the oval based shape) and Kenanga (the square based shape).

Kenanga Soap Coaster

Asoka Soap Coaster

Ofcourse, instead of drooling over them, you can have them here in Feathers For Nest :)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Floral Trays

What is it between women and flowers?
(Since I'm always drawn to beautiful flowers)

And what is it with trays that I like about?
Why, its multifunctions ofcourse!

So please do take a look at some new trays in our home n decor store Feathers For Nest, The Floral Collections, all made of durable melamine and full of pretty flowery print details.

The best part is that these versatile trays look good as they are functional.

You can keep it in your desk drawer to keep paper clips, business cards, or even your jewelleries. Or you can use it as a part of your landing strip for keys, receipts, notes, or mails.

And don't forget, you can always use it for it's intended use: a serving tray :)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Sneak Peek : Custom Design In Progress

Here's a sneak peek of some cushion covers I designed for my friend, with swirls of grape leaves application. Still in progress, they will come with coordinated curtains and vitrage as well.

Monday, December 1, 2008

House Tour: Tropical Modern Mood

Maybe you have read about the outdoor living room I've blogged here?

Yeah I know it's near winter time and probably it's awkward to talk about anything outdoor, but hey, I'm conveniently located in a tropical country where it's warm n sunny most of the time, so I guess it's OK :D

Well, what I want to share now is about my friend's home which happen to have a pretty much same outdoor living room with the previous one I've blogged. Note the wooden screen in place for a window, it allows air to move freely without sacrificing the home owner's privacy.

I particularly love the nice touch the architect gave to the ceiling here.

Below is a glimpse of the indoor living area. Positioned beside the kitchen/ dining area, the open layout is perfect for gatherings where the hosts can prepare the meals while entertain the guests.

Here's the wall that the home owners consider as unfinished (and they plan to 'finish' it someday, somehow). Yet I think it's perfect as it is since the rawness enhance the modern and natural feel at the same time.

Overall, with it's big sliding glass doors facing the inner court/garden which let the natural air and light in, this house is near perfect. Yet, in a hot and humid tropical weather you can never have enough shades and screens. So I think that's what my friend is up to now. Adding some shades to keep out the hot sunshine and cold rain.

You can see other pictures of the house here.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Inspiration: Strawberries

pic's from boxtedberries

On last holiday to my homeland (why oh why I only get inspired during holiday trips), we went to this nice small restaurant with a small strawberry field where we could handpick the fresh red fruits. Though I prefer the strawberries to be served with chocolate fondue or as milkshakes or garnished on a cheesecake, yet the fresh whole fruit is already tempting with its red delicious color. *hey wait a minute.. I'm not trying to write a culinary review here.. oh well*

Anyway, one of my twin boys LLove strawberries. Why? Simply because they're RED (guess what his favourite color is ;)).

Maybe I should say (write) that this 'Inspiration:' not only comes from strawberries, but also from children as well. At first I want it to be something that all children (girls and boys) can enjoy. But then my feminine side won ;) and here it goes, the Pink Strawberry series :)

The Pink Strawberry series comprise of pink colored cushion covers complete with a (yes, pink) table runner, all with pretty red strawberries on it. The design is sweet and fun enough for the small girls, yet simple and elegant enough for their mommies too :D

Your lil girls will love to have her tea party table dressed in this pretty runner. Yet, it can also serve as bed runner or wall display! The lovely tassels effortlessly enhance the fun in a girly manner.

And ofcourse don't forget about the versatile pillow/ cushion. As a floor cushion in the playroom, or a throw pillow on the couch in the nursery room, or a huggable accent pillow for the girls' bed, or in anyway you can think of (like on your terrace chair for that pink twist in the midst of your garden's greeneries).

So see you in Feathers For Nest for a strawberry themed tea party ;)

Oh and don't forget to check out our special offer for every purchase of inner cushion along with its cover!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Children's Bedroom Wall 'Art'

How I long for my children's bedroom would look like something in the IKEA catalogue.. yeah dream on.

Dunno where the kids get the idea, but few weeks ago the almost-5-years-old-twin-boys started to display their 'art' on their bedroom wall, and their 'collection' is still growing till now.

Well, of course I should be pleased with the idea of putting some graphics and colors on the boring plain wall. But you know how kids are, they just won't let you have all the fun.

For a start, they want to make their own art without any help for me. So off they go with crayons, pens, scissors and tapes. And each time I give suggestions like "Why don't you color it first before you put it on the wall" or "Don't you think the color's too pale?" they just keep going with their work like I'm not even there..

And by the time they put their work up the wall, I must say I'm very proud of their original work of 'art'. Yet I still wish I could do something about it like frame the artwork and put it in some nice grid pattern.. or first make a theme for the bedroom so the kids can make artworks about it only, giving a nicer coordinated look. Hmmm but that means it won't be their original work again, right? ;)

Oh well, these will do for a start :)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Inspiration: Butterflies

On my recent vacation I spotted some pretty butterflies. And I was immediately inspired to have them not only in my photo collections, but also applied on my home decoration.

As pillow/cushion is one of my favourite decoration objects, here you can see the beautiful butterflies in the form of beautiful batik motifs on pillow/cushion covers.

Below here I use the butterfly cushion as a floor cushion, suitable for your casual activity room indoors or outdoors, such as while watching TV, in reading corner, or even relaxing by the garden on tea time.

In a more conventional way, you can put it on your living room couch. The butterfly pattern on the cushion covers is almost an effortless way to bring the nature beauty inside your home.

What's more, you can actually have the exact cushion covers here :)

Friday, September 12, 2008

Double Brownies - not edible ;)

As mouth watering as it sounds, Double Brownies is the answer for your quest on easy decorating.

Double Brownies is a set of cushion covers with contrasting pattern on both sides (front and back) for effortless variation.

With a rich brown color base combined with pretty white patterns, this cushion cover sure will fit nicely in any room scene and the contrasting pattern will do you a big help on pulling together that one-of-a-kind style you desire.

Covered in Double Brownies, your cushions just need a flip to change their appearance in an instant, and it will make your mix-match tryouts even easier than ever.

So what are you waiting for? Go get this versatile decorative object here now! :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Inspiration: Flowers

What can cheer up any room setting, indoor or outdoor?

I'll say, flowers.

Be it in a garden - potted or planted straight to the ground, or indoors - lavish flower arrangements or a simple yet sweet single stalk in a vase, flowers sure can boost that positive energy you really need.

Inspired by the beautiful flowers, we present you cushion covers in flowery batik prints you can choose from.

You can have them in a set for a streamlined look, or mix and match them to give a quirky yet pretty look. Give it a try, and you'll be surprise on how easy it is to change your room decor by just adding some cushion with a little creativity. In any way, you'll get the most of the batik flower prints which will cheer your rooms in elegance.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Batik Cushion Covers

If you think you can only use batik home accessories in a room with traditional style, then you should think again. Because the fact is, you can put home decorations with traditional flair in any kinds of room setting. Be it a modern, minimalist, rustic, or art deco styled room, don't be afraid to mix and match accessories from different styles to get the unique eclectic style that is truly yours.

With some batik cushions, you can stack em up in the living room to enhance the warmth of the room. Or put them on the terrace chairs for an instant welcoming feel. Or put one on your bed as an accent pillow. And there's so much more you can do with these versatile batik home accessories.

You can find variety of beautiful batik cushion covers in our home and decor online store, Feathers For Nest.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Feathers for Nest - Our New Home and Decor Online Store

Feathers For Nest - just another home and decor online store, I hear you say?

Sorry to disappoint you, but this one is no ordinary home and decor online store, mind you.

Besides the high quality products, you'll also get free tips on how to pull it off in your own home and make the decor uniquely yours.

I promise you low price with great designs.. yes, you heard me right.

So come have a look here in Feathers For Nest - our new online store :). Subscribe to get the latest news from us since the gallery will be updated weekly with new decoration stuffs coming.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Orange Crush

Still about "What's your favourite color?" poll, another least voted color is Orange.

When used in a room, Yes, a bright orange color can fell intimidating sometimes, but not if you know how to pull it together.

And here's how. You see, orange evokes excitement, enthusiasm and is an energetic color. To make it work in any room, make sure you combine orange shades with purple and/ or green shades. This combination will surely match because orange, purple, and green form a triadic color scheme, which is they form a triangle in the color wheel.

Feel the combination of the three colors is too colorful for your taste? Then choose only two of them. In my preference - since I LLove green - I like to boast green on the wall then use orange only for punches of colors here and there. That way the orange color is not only fun and playful but also warm and inviting at the same time.

Pics from HGTV.com

Monday, September 1, 2008

Yellow is Not Mellow

From our last poll "What's your favourite color?" we can see some least favourite colors voted.

One of them is Yellow.

What is it about yellow anyway? (though I didn't vote for the color as well)

Is it because most people would picture a striking sunny yellow for the mentioned color? If so, yes, that color is fatiguing to the eyes. Yet yellow could be adapted in so many shades and ways in home decorating, like what I'm about to share here now.

You can easily put yellow color on the walls, from pale to deep, for an instant perk up. Yellow captures the joy of sunshine and reflects happiness. It’s suitable for kitchens, dining rooms, and bathrooms, where happy color is needed for energizing. Yellow also can feel expansive and welcoming in halls, entries, and small spaces.

If you are still on the fence about the idea of yellow walls, you can paint only 1 wall in the room, make it a color feature wall. Or you can even paint striped pattern on the wall, alternating yellow with other color that you consider as 'save' (e.g. white).

all pics above are from HGTV.com

And even when you still don't want to put any yellow on the wall, you can still opt for a saver way to use the color, like on furniture and some decoration objects shown here from IKEA.