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.