My name is Anika and I blog at By Anika about self worth and fashion. Deep for a fashion blog, you say? Yes, when we connect our fashion to our inner selves style is anything but superficial. To me, fashion is all about loving and celebrating who we are. Fashion is deep- and such fun!
How lovely to see you here at Stephanies wonderful blog for my second guest post at the Loudmouth Lifestyle. Thank you Stephanie for taking such good care of your readers, and thank you for the honor of guestposting for you!
I am very passionate about fashion and interior design. For me they are both about self expression. I only wear what I absolutely love, and the same applies to my home. My dresses and home need to feel like me, they must have personality and ooomph. Mixed prints, layered textures, clean lines and eclectic boho is what I love. My home and fashion are two sides of the same story to the point where I turn pillows into dresses and dresses into curtains.
I recently moved into a new flat, and as I am completely broke I faced the challenge of decorating my home on a budget of nothing. My approach to this was the same as with everything else in life: There are no problems, only solutions I have yet to find.
Here are some peeks into my home, decorated with love and a song.
I needed shelving in my living room, so I put a book shelf horizontally on the floor. Hey presto; I got a display area to play with and a chance to make a feature of my books that I always sort by color. (Want to borrow a book? Sure! Know what color it is?) I sewed the pillows and throws from scarves. Also, I use matresses for sofas. Let`s lounge, my friends!
In my kitchen I added some character to my dining space by using a beautiful scarf for the curtain and decorating a mirror with paper napkins. If you squint the mirror looks tiled. Ok, it really doesn`t. But squinting does make the mirror look cleaner than it is, and that is never wrong. I used lanterns to camouflage the ugly lamp in the ceiling, much cheaper than getting a new one. I had a audience looking at me balancing on top of the table, so I took a bow, feeling very amused with my self. Then karma hit and I slipped, nearly fell off the table and grabbed at the lanterns. Basically, I had to do it all over again. At least I got to introduce my self to my neighbours! Sort of.H&M for a song and got busy sewing pillows. I added a luxurious looking pillow that I already had for a more lush feel. I used more napkins for the picture and hung bling from a lamp on the wall. I love flowers, I find that they instantly bring ambiance to a space. I should however tell you that this orchid has survived the summer in spite of me. Note to self; water the plants! Singing for them isn`t enough.
I love my home. I light candles every night, play lovely music and give thanks that I have a home in which to recharge and center my self. See, interior decorating is deep too. And, such FUN!
Tell me, friends, does your fashion and home mirror each other?