Monthly Archives: May 2017

Palm Tree & Tropical Art

Palm Tree Wall Art  – it’s more than just hanging pictures, it’s fun and exciting emotions.

It is hard to go wrong with wall art. Original art pieces are not the only option if you want your walls to look great and you don’t have to have a large budget. Palm tree and Tropical wall art comes in a huge diversity of prints and posters.

These are available in a variety of sizes suitable for just about any wall.

The nice thing about wall art is that you are not confined to conventional prints and posters. If you have photographs from your tropical vacations why not use them? They can be enlarged if necessary and can provide a very personal touch to your home. They are great for “breaking the ice” with guests as they immediately provide a point of interest as well as a topic of conversation. Besides, they are a nice reminder of your tropical break and something to keep you going until your next holiday.

Palm Tree wall decor is also available in the form of metal sculptures, decorative framed mirrors, tapestries, wall plaques, mosaic tile murals, the list goes on and on. In fact one of the problems can be that there is too much choice.

In addition to the above, there is also an enormous choice of other tropical motif art pieces. There are beautiful art pieces which incorporate flowers like the hibiscus or Bird of Paradise. For fun and different metal wall art why not consider a brightly coloured gecko.

If you want  to decorate a whole wall, wall paper with the Palm Tree and Palm leaf motif is also available and believe it or not you can even buy removable wall decals.

The huge benefit of wall art is that  you are not confined to using it in just one particular room.  Wall art makes an immediate statement and  is one of the simplest ways to give a room or rooms that tropical feel.

Bathroom Decorating Ideas

Bathroom decorating can be an expensive or inexpensive venture, depending on your budget, personal taste, reason for the redo, etc. If you are thinking of selling your home, it would be wise to stick with neutral colors for fixtures, walls and floors. Your goal should be to create an attractive and functional bath that any buyer would love. For example, classic white fixtures never go out of style and they’re less expensive than colored ones.

Your bathroom remodel can be as simple as a fresh coat of paint and replacing the shower curtain, or as involved as replacing the floor and fixtures.

Some things to keep in mind for a successful bath remodel include:

Good lighting, especially near the sink/mirror area.

Privacy treatments for windows.

Storage space for necessities.

Towel bars, a paper holder, tumbler and soap dish are some items that can easily be replaced to give your bathroom a whole new look. Also, changing pulls and knobs on cabinets can make a big difference. Try to keep all metal finishes the same for a coordinated look.

If you plan to stay in your home for a long time, check out all the new innovations available. Customize it to reflect your personal taste.

Here are some tips that may help you get started:

Flooring since bathroom floors must be able to stand up to humidity, hard surfaces such as stone, ceramic tile or vinyl are good choices. Natural stone is the most expensive but will last forever. Ceramic tile varies in price, with larger tiles costing less than smaller ones. The new vinyl tiles look very much like stone or ceramic tile and are less expensive especially if you are a do-it-yourselfer. Add color and interest with washable throw rugs make sure they have non-slip backing. If you prefer carpeting, wall-to-wall bathroom carpeting is available for a quick bathroom remodel. Walls as with flooring, keep in mind that easy to clean, moisture-resistant materials are the smartest choices. Many people choose ceramic or stone tile for the walls, floors and ceiling, using other décor to reflect their personal taste. Whether you choose to tile, paint or wallpaper, there are many options available.

Fixtures possibly the most expensive part of a bathroom remodel, so if you replace these items, plan carefully. Do you like the vintage look of a claw foot tub and a pedestal sink or do you prefer the more contemporary look of a bathtub with air jets and a vessel sink?

An online search of the many home improvement websites available will give you lots of art ideas. When you are planning your bathroom remodel, keep in mind the amount of time you spend there. It’s usually the first room you enter upon arising, and the last one you visit before retiring so give it the consideration it deserves!

Shatter me 2 Book Review

Enter all five feet, eleven inches of  Adam, a boy who has watched Juliette from afar since childhood, and is now thrust closer to her (literally and figuratively) than anybody else in her life. He’s protecting Juliette before she even understands the extent of his feelings for her, and the want that she feels is reciprocated and then some. The scene where she discovers that Adam is immune to her touch includes this thought: “…he’s holding me the way no one has ever held me before. Like he wants me.” So much of this story revolves around “want” in my mind. As human beings we’re wired to be wanted; we crave attention and feelings that bring us a sense of validity. Juliette has been missing this for so long, so when Adam re-enters her world, it bowls her over. Also, can we talk about how airugfaqwersdarjk the shower scenes were?! The quote I used above is hands down one of my favourites of Tahereh’s specifically and also a top one overall.

I guess in the most straightforward sense, I’m “Team Adam.” I think their history links them in a deep way whose meaning we don’t fully understand yet (I NEED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS BIRD IN HER DREAMS AND ON HIS CHEST THAT LINKS THEM LIKE I NEED AIR), and his love for her is unmarred in a way that Warner’s is. Adam sees Juliette as “the only good thing left in this world,” whereas Warner views her as a tool that he can use to his own advantage. But, that being said, if my thoughts on Warner were to have a status, it would be: IT’S COMPLICATED.

Warner is, for all intents and purposes, the evil guy. Having just read the first book, I couldn’t see how people could plausibly be “Team Warner.” He is depicted as being so inherently BAD that there don’t seem to be any redeeming qualities. My feelings about him changed quite a bit after reading Destroy Me and Unravel Me (but not because of Chapter 62 o); we’ll talk about those developments later this week!

What makes Warner fascinating, to me, is that he truly believes he’s doing the right thing. Rather than blindly following his father’s orders, he thinks the cause he’s supporting is accomplishing something that will make the destroyed earth a better place. And while Juliette is on one hand a pawn in the greater game he is playing, he feels a connection to her that makes their relationship far from straightforward. Even Juliette comprehends where he’s coming from from time to time, but what continues to separate her from him is her desire to be better. As Juliette spends time with Warner, her emotions move from hate to a much more muddled state: feeling sorry for him. He’s possessive, but is also looking for acceptance, recognition and love, just like she is. I think when she realises this, it forms a bond that is not initially expected, and one that carries on into Unravel Me.

I like how Tahereh develops characters who, just like people, are multifaceted, showing that it’s not always as simple as being good or bad. I think she’s done something unique in making both the protagonist and antagonist desirable (again, for me this happened more after reading beyond the first novel). We don’t really know who to root for all the time; I’ve never been more unsure of where a story will take me in its concluding installment, and that’s an intriguing thing to experience.