27.03.2017.

Spring Home Tour 2017

Hi everyone! After a week of colder temps, rain and cloudy skies, the sun came out and Spring finally arrived! Today I’m sharing with you my Spring Living Room Tour!

Zdravo svima! Posle nedelja hladnog, kišovitog vremena i oblačnog neba, sunce se napokon pojavilo i Proleće je i zvanično stiglo! Danas vas vodim u prolećnu šetnju kroz naš dnevni boravak!
In our house spring is all about freshness. Since the beginning of the year, I have been in de-cluttering/organization/cleaning overload. [You can catch my recent spring/organization ideas HERE, HERE and HERE.] 

Za mene, proleće je simbol za novi početak. Poslednjih par meseci se trudim da što više raščištim/organizujem/očistim. [Moje nedavne postove na prolećne i teme organizacije prostora možete pogledati OVDEOVDE i OVDE.
Most of my spring decor was brought in through flowers and plants… ok, ok, and a few new DIY shibory tie dye pillows, too! [You can check tutorial HERE]. I also added a white tassel ribbon on the pillows to spruce them up. I love how my new pillows pop against our white couch. During this time of year, I really crave a little color.

Većina mog prolećnog dekora je zato sveže cveće i biljke... dobro, de, i nekoliko novih "uradi sam" jastučića obojenih shibori tehnikom! [Tutorial možete pogledati OVDE]. Jastučiće sam dodatno ukrasila belom pom pom trakom i zaista mi se dopada kontrast plavih jastučića naspram naše bele sofe! Kad krene proleće, žudim za malo više boje u prostoru.
In the spring and summer, my favorite filler is moss. You can add it to bowls, apothecary jars or a cloche. Such an easy and inexpensive way to bring in some texture from the outside. As you can see, I filled a cloche with painted Easter eggs and moss for a quick and easy display. 

Tokom proleća i leta, mahovina je jedan od mojih omiljenih materijala za popunjavanje činija, vaza ili ukrasnih zvona. Jednostavan i jeftin način da unesete dah prirode u svoj prostor. Ja sam je koristila da napunim ukrasno zvono, dodala sam Uskršnja jaja i dobila brzu i laku dekoraciju. 

I added some extra green to this room, like this pretty succulent, and my Fiddle Leaf Fig tree. I have this tree for two years and some leafs are not looking good, but recently he has six new leaves, so fingers crossed he`ll be better now.

Dodala sam i malo više zelenila u sobu, čuvarkuću i moj omiljeni Fikus - Lirasti smokavac. Imam ga već dve godine i neki listovi ne izgledaju baš najbolje... Nedavno je olistao sa šest novih listova, pa se nadam da će od sada bolje napredovati.
The biggest change to my living room is the punch of blue brought in through my new pillows, light throw and vases. I`we been collecting blue and white vases for a few years now, and I simply adore them! 

Najveća promena u dnevnom boravku je zapravo puno plave boje koju sam unela kroz nove jastučiće, prekrivač i vaze. Ove plavo-bele vaze stvarno obožavam i sakupljam ih već par godina!
Remember how I told you moving your furniture is one of the easiest ways to change the look of the room? As you can see, I moved my bar card on the opposite side of the room and tried to de-clutter it as much as I can. I used just a few books, my big shell and a few decorative objects to spruce it up for the new season. I tried to keep everything monochromatic as it avoids the shelves looking cluttered.

Sećate se kako sam rekla da je premeštanje nameštaja najlakši način da osvežite prostor i da uvek deluje drugačije? Bar je ovaj put "odlepršao" na suprotni kraj sobe. Za dekoraciju sam upotrebila samo par knjiga, veliku školjku i nekoliko sitnica. Trudila sam da sve bude monohromatski, da bih zadržala svež i prozračan utisak.
Every girl has to have a little blush pink in the room, right? This color looks amazing paired with neutrals, black and white. I added just a little, with velvet pillow and throw on my chair. This is my reading nook where I put up my legs and enjoy a good book. 

Svaka devojka mora da ima malo rumeno roze boje u sobi, zar ne? Ova boja je savršena uz neutralne tobove, ali i uz crno i belo. Ja sam je dodala vrlo umereno, sa ovim plišanim jastukom i lakim pokrivačem. Ovaj ćošak je moje omiljeno mesto za odmor, tu mogu da podignem noge i uživam u dobroj knjizi.
BTW, did I mentioned that I win this little furry stool in a Emmezeta contest for a best Christmas decoration photo back in January? That was my late Christmas present and I love it! 

Usput, da li sam vam rekla da sam ovu krznenu stoličicu osvojila u nagradnoj igri za najlepšu fotografiju doma ukrašenog za Novogodišnje praznike koju je organizovala Emmezeta u Januaru. Tu stoličicu sam želela da kupim, a kada sam čula da sam  je dobila, to je bilo najlepše iznenađenje za praznike!
On the coffee table I tried to stay minimal too. I put away my wintery coffee table accents and replaced them with touches of gold and natural. I added a DIY clay votive holder (You can check tutorial HERE) with a white candle, a string of natural wood beads and a gold sea urchin on a stack of coffee table books. Next to it is blue and white bowl with a fresh magnolia flowers. 

Potrudila sam se da i klub sto ostane minimalistički i prozračan za ovu sezonu. Uklonila sam sve zimske detalje i zamenila ih detaljima u neutralnim i zlatnim tonovima. Aranžirala sam moju "uradi sam" glinenu činiju - svećnjak (Tutorial pogledajte OVDE) sa belom svećom, nisku drvenih perli i zlatnog morskog ježa na nekoliko većih knjiga. Pored sam dodala još samo plavo-belu činiju sa svežim cvetovima magnolije.
I kept a mantel simple too, with candlesticks, small art, blue and white vases and fresh brunches. So there you go friends. A little touch of Spring. I’m looking forward to sharing more Easter and Spring decor as the season approaches!


Na kaminu je jednostavan dekor takođe, par svećnjaka, mala slika, plavo bele vaze i sveže procvetale grančice. I to je to, dragi prijatelji. Mali dodir proleća u našem domu. Vidimo se uskoro sa novim Uskršnjim i prolećnim postovima!


Thank you so much for stopping by today…xo
I hope you enjoyed my Spring Living Room Tour today!
Did you get some new ideas for your home? I would love to hear from you!! 

Hvala vam puno što ste navratili danas...xo
Nadam se da ste uživali u ovoj maloj turi kroz moj dnevni boravak!

Volela bih da čujem da li vam se dopalo i da li ste dobili neku novu ideju za vaš dom? 


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23.03.2017.

DIY Shibory Dyeing 4 Ways

When I think of spring, I always think about colors and scents... crisp nights with a dark blue, starry sky and mornings full of light. It`s a perfect contrast of dark and light... deep blue and white, which I must admit is one of my favorite combination! This is why we are going to speak about Shibory dyeing today. 

Shubory is a Japanese manual resist dyeing technique, which produces patterns on fabric. There are an infinite number of ways one can bind, stitch, fold, twist, or compress cloth for shibory, and each way results in very different patterns.
The idea of recreating an ancient Japanese dyeing technique inspired me to spend an entire day experimenting with my favorite deep blue, indigo. After dyeing just about every white article of clothing in sight 👀, I decided to share this tutorial with you, because Shibory is surprisingly easy (and very fun - if you don`t mind blue hands and a few stains in the kitchen) to DIY.  I will share more in my next post - Spring Home Tour! If you missed my tips for Easy Spring Home Makeover, you can find it here

Kada pomislim na proleće, uvek razmišljam o bojama i mirisima... sveže, hladne noći na tamnom, zvezdanim nebu i jutra puna svetlosti. Savršen kontrast svetlog i tamnog... indigo plava i bela, jedna o mojih omiljenih kombinacija. Zato danas pričamo o Shibori tehici. 

Shibori je Japanska tehnika bojenja tkanine tehnikom presavijanja i vezivanja čime se stvaraju neverovatne šare i dezeni. U skladu sa time da se tkanina može savijati, vezivati i uvrtati na mnogo načina, nebrojeno je i mnogo dezena, koji se ovom tehnikom mogu dobiti nakon bojenja.  
Ova ideja me je navela da provedem dobar deo popodneva u eksperimentisanju i bojenju u moju omiljenu tamno plavu nijansu, indigo. Nakon što sam obojila sve što sam našla belo u blizini 😉, odlučila sam da podelim sa vama ovaj tutorijal, jer Shibori je veoma jednostavna (i prilično zabavna - ako se izuzmu plave ruke i par fleka po kuhinji) "uradi sam" tehnika. U narednom postu - Prolećnoj turi kroz moj stan ćete videti kako sve ovo izgleda u mom domu! A ako ste propustili moje savete za Brzi Prolećni Makeover Doma, možete ga pogledati ovde.

You’ll need:

  • an indigo dye kit or fabric paint
  • natural fiber clothing or fabric
  • big gallon buckets
  • rubber gloves
  • 2 popsicle sticks
  • rubber bands
  • scissors
Materijal: 
  • indigo ili boja za tkaninu
  • tkanina od prirodnih vlakana (pamuk, svila itd.)
  • velika kofa ili šerpa
  • gumene rukavice
  • 2 drvena štapića
  • gumice
  • makaze
Start by mixing your indigo dye or fabric paint according to the package directions. You’ll need to fold and bind your fabric before proceeding with the dye; see below for several folding options. Once you’ve folded your fabric, it’s time to dye! First, soak your folded and bound fabric in water, then squeeze it out. Now, gently submerge your fabric in the dye. You can soak your fabric for almost any length of time (10-30 min.), or according to the package directions. 

If you are using indigo dye, when you remove your fabric from the indigo dye, let the fabric sit out in the air for a few minutes, and as it oxidizes, it will turn from green to the distinctive indigo blue. Once your piece has oxidized, all that’s left to do is rinse your fabric in water, squeeze it out, and let it dry and iron it to set the color.

Počnite pripremom indiga ili boje za tekstil prema uputstvu na pakovanju. Pre nego što počnete sa bojenjem, tkaninu morate saviti u željenom obliku. Nakon što se tkaninu savili, potopite je u hladnu vodu i pustite da se dobro skvasi. Ocedite višak vode i tkaninu ubacite u boju. U boji je možete držati koliko želite (od 10-30 min.) ili onoliko koliko piše na uputstvu. Ja sam koristila boju za tekstil (kupljenu u farbari) pa sam tkaninu kuvala oko 30-40 minuta na srednje jakoj temperaturi. 

Ako koristite indigo, nakon što izvadite tkaninu iz boje ona će biti zelena, pa se mora ostaviti na vazduhu nekoliko minuta da oksidira i dobije karakterističan, indigo ton. Nakon što ste tkaninu izvadili iz boje dobro je isperite, ostavite da se osuši i ispeglajte da se boja potpuno fiksira.

Tutorial:

1. To make an abstract ring pattern, simply wrap sections of the cloth over a found object, usually small stones or pebbles. Then the cloth is bound in very close sections with rubber bands. The result is a very specific circular spider-like design (I totally messed up this one, but it`s ok).

1. Da biste dobili apstraktne krugove, zamotajte male objekte u tkaninu  (ja sam koristila staklene ukrase koje sam imala pri ruci), učvrstite ih gumicom, koju treba obmotati što više puta da bi se dobila jasnija šara (tu sam načisto zabrljala jer sam obmotala samo tri puta pa šara nije došla do izražaja 👀).
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2. For the second technique, fold the fabric like an accordion. Then fold it again in a triangle shape. Fold the first triangle upwards, next one underneath continuing until the end of the fabric. Then add 2 popsicles on each side of triangle and secure them with rubber bands.

2. Za drugi dezen presavijte tkaninu kao kada pravite lepezu. Zatim napravite sa gornje strane jedan trougao, potom isti takav sa donje strane i tako do kraja tkanine - lepeze. Drvene štapiće stavite odozgo i odozdo i učvrstite gumicama.
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3. Next technique is really easy and involves tying fabric (in this case using rubber bands) in areas where you would like the dye to be resisted. 

3. Treći dezen je jednostavan i sastoji se u vezivanju tkanine gumicama. Raširite tkaninu, uhvatite je u sredini i podignite. Vezujte gumice u razmaku koji vam se čini zanimljiv, imajući u vidu da će tkanina ostati svetlija ili bela tamo gde se gumice nalaze.
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4. For the forth technique, fold the fabric like an accordion and tie fabric using rubber bands in areas where you would like the dye to be resisted. It will end up making squares on the fabric.

4. Za četvrtu tehinku, ponovo napravite lepezu i vežite je gumicama u pravilnim razmacima. Na ovaj način će nastati kvadratna šara na tkanini.
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Lastly I did an ombre effect on this scarf. I put a 1/3 of a throw in a dye for about 5 minutes, then second third for about 2 minutes and last third I just dip and remove from a dye immediately to make it less blue.

Poslednja tehnika, koja zapravo nije Shibori, je ombre. Vrlo je jednostavno, podelila sam dužina ovog šala na tri, prvu trećinu sam potopila u boju na oko 5 minuta, drugu trećinu na 2 minuta, a poslednju sam samo potopila i odmah izvadila da bi boja bila što svetlija. 

Such an amazing project, don`t you think?! I really enjoyed it! So cool and fun! Have you ever tried this technique or something similar? 

Totalno sam oduševljena rezultatima i baš sam uživala u ovom veselom projektu! Da li ste vi nekada probali ovu tehniku bojenja ili neku sličnu i kakva su vam iskustva?
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