Let's face it, a brand new home and a brand new office will only stay fresh if it is clean. We have never been more obsessed with cleanliness and housekeeping in our lives until we started operating from a home studio.
A question that has been bugging us is how often and how long should we be cleaning certain things such as the bathroom, the fan, and our rugs? We turned to ze internetz for answers and here are seven links that we found really helpful.
1. You can always trust Martha Stewart to have the right answers!
2. Wait a minute, do you even know how often you should be cleaning everything?
3. It is time to get and stay motivated to start cleaning your home.
4. Everyone gets overwhelmed sometimes but it is totally possible to get through it.
5. Do you know how to keep a cleaner house for a longer time?
6. Clean smarter and faster with these useful and simple hacks!
7. Now, on the flip side, are you over-cleaning your home?
Here's to healthy bodies with clean homes and offices!
Taupe is an easy and versatile hue that can be used everywhere and anywhere. Its softness pairs well with various colours and can help to tone down or perk up any matching shade.
Do you know that taupe is actually used to describe a range of colours that sit between dark brown and grey? We absolutely love neutral tones for their timeless and classic appeal, and have been using taupe-coloured products for a really long time! Here are some items that have recently caught our eyes and are seriously on our wish list:
1 // Taupe Textured Stoneware from World Market
Gorgeous crockery is one of our ultimate weaknesses and this collection of taupe stoneware is most certainly gorgeous. We love the intricate details of the pattern-work and the shade of taupe lends it an effortless chill vibe.
2 // Sailor Knot Headband in Taupe Dot by Baby Bling
This is adorable! This stretchy knotted headband will get hair off your kiddo's face in style. We would totally buy this for a friend's daughter.
3 // Crate and Barrel Marin Taupe Baking Dish
Check out the uneven freeform hand-antiqued rim of this baking dish! We think it looks pretty amazing against the smooth glazed finish of this stoneware.
4 // Anthropologie Baroque Reflections Wallpaper in Taupe
Inspired by the gracefully weathered mirrors found in King William III's chambers, this wallpaper exudes an old world charm that is delicate and refined. The wall covering would look fantastic against a bar counter or a vanity area!
5 // Crate and Barrel Haze III Panel
This abstract painting is actually part of a series of wall art pieces entitled 'Haze'. We love the texture and the atmospheric composition of the painting; it would look so good in a calming reading room!
6 // Framed Art Print by Joke Vermeer
This vintage bouquet in taupe and burgundy stole our hearts and never gave them back! It has an Elizabethan vibe and would certainly be a standout piece in a home setting.
7 // IKEA Puderviva Quilt Cover and 2 Pillowcases in Natural
IKEA sheets are a firm favourite as they are so soft and lasting. Use these linen sheets in your bedroom to create a soothing and comforting ambience that is perfect for sleeping and lounging around!
8 // Pottery Barn Nolan Persian-Style Rug in Neutral
We love how mellow and lush this wool rug looks with its flowery motifs that are reminiscent of vintage 17th century Persian carpets. This would be a fantastic complementary piece to add some cosy luxury vibes in the living room.
What are your thoughts on taupe?
(All images taken from the product sources. Links provided in the description.)
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