Friday, 1 January 2021

Happy New Year, Happy New Ottoman!


Happy New Year everyone! Boy what a year! I don't thnk the first 6 months of 2021 is going to be any better as long as there are selfish and uncareful people around this pandemic is going to take a while.

But enough of the negativity! We ended 2020 by finishing this beautiful and very cheerful ottoman.

Creativity is what is keeping us sane.

I'll be blogging more again now that our new home and workspace is finally getting in to shape. I have to blog about what we have been up to soon, it was much more work and costs than anticipated and we are still not completly done but we are getting there.

About the ottoman. We wanted to create another funky cat ottoman as we sold the previous one we made. To match the green and black cat we created a green and black velvet patchwork which took a crazy amount of time to create.

The cats are vintage embroidery.

The pouf was a vintage brown piece that I painted in a fun way in matching colors.

This piece makes me happy, that's a good start of this year. As we are in a 3 days lock down (to prevent New Years celebrations) I think it is going to be a creative and inspiring weekend!

How was your New Years Eve?

Friday, 25 December 2020

Happy Holidays!


Happy Holidays everyone! However you celebrate it, the end of 2020 is a good reason to be festive :)

Saturday, 5 December 2020

Newly Listed: Knitted Wing Cowl

Knitted Wing Cowl, White Feathers Bridal Cowl, Scarf Winter Wedding Scales Wrap Cowl, Leaves, Birds of a Feather by StarsWear

Owl Winter White Snow Forest  Feathers Tree Branches Birds North Woodsy Wildlife Nature Frozen Woods Photography Photo Print by EclecticForest

Fantasy Fairy Tale Forest Art Print The Queen by ThisYearsGirl

Snowflakes, Winter's Flowers, Stars from the Heavens, Montana Snowflakes, art quality Photograph by spirithelpers

Saturday, 14 November 2020

Get the Look Vol.21

Dough bowls have been quite trendy for a while especially for farmhouse styled, rustic interiors, great as a big center piece for on the table as seen above. The American ones are often carved wood, our Turkish ones are a bit different than the ones you usually see.

I've added some new basket sets in the shop, the more the bigger the impact, they give such a fun texture to the wall. We also have a fun wooden farm tool of which we have no idea of  its original function but it makes for a great decorative piece.

I love open shelving, the look of it, the dusting is another story. I saved this image as we have a fun collection of bottles in the shop but upon closer look I noticed the Boch La Louviere plate, of which I have listed a set of five in our Ebay store.

I love staged bookshelves as well, what better combination is there than books and art?
I've listed quite some lovely 'lived-in' pots which would look great on such shelves, the more the better.

I love the textures and colors of natural wooden bowls, especially the old ones that get additional texture by use. The Antique Pestle and Mortar I listed is not usable anymore but has amazing dents, holes and natural color textures.

Saturday, 17 October 2020

House Process and Furniture Project

Our very slow process of the house had some big projects as well. One of them was getting a storage shed as we are already running out of space!

It was quite the operation to get it in its place, the distance was long so it had to be a big crane, and there was a wind that day which made it also harder.

A total of five guys and lots of staring.

It had to go around the corner, the crane operated could not see what he was doing so communication went through yelling and phone.

This part was scary, it could hit the roof of the house any time.

But it got in its place without any accidents, and guess what?

It is already pretty full :) Full with furniture projects waiting for me to tackle.

I did finish one, but that did not empty a lot of space ha ha.

The base is a flea market find, the top driftwood and boat wood.

 I made a video of the process how I made this cute little table.

Saturday, 19 September 2020

Mid Century Style Coffee Table

I'm very happy how this coffee table turned out, made with a vintage collector's shelf which was in our attic for 20 years but now resurfaced while we are clearing out the attic.

It's perfect to showcase a collection of small objects like seashells, old coins etc. Available at StarHomeStudio, or contact us directly for a better price.

And a video of how I made it, incase you're curious :) 

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

New Furniture Pieces

I've been very busy with some wonderful new furniture pieces, this large ottoman was very challengng but I'm in love with the results.

I've made a short video of its process, I did not take the foortage with YouTube in mind so it is not great but do you think I should make more process videos? Would you be interested in seeing that?

Another recent piece is this Butler Chair with Vintage embroidery.

I love how both are so colorful, they are available at StarHomeStudio, we do offer discounts when you contact us directly.

Monday, 7 September 2020

Goodbyes and New Starts

It has been 6 weeks since my last blogpost, I never had such a long break. But in general, I've been a bad blogger this year. Us moving our house and workplace has been taken a lot of energy. We finally moved 5 weeks ago but just a few days before that my dear Mimi passed away. Mimi was like a shadow always near me, for 15 years we were inseparable, to say that I'm totally heartbroken is an understatement. She had been doing poorly for about a week, all of a sudden she wasn't doing good, and just 40 minutes before I was going to take her to the vet she passed away in my arms. I'm thankful for the years she gave me, her unconditional love and I'm glad I was with her till her last breath.

Just a few days later we moved to the new house almost exactly 1 year after buying it, which helped me with a new environment it was less hard not having her with me.

We still are not entirely done, neither with moving all our stuff from the old house as fixing the new house, still, tons to do, with barely a budget it is going slow, but we'll get there. I'll show photos soon.

Friday, 24 July 2020

Newly Listed: Vintage Trunk Coffee table

Vintage Trunk Coffee table, End table with Wooden Legs, 1910s Suitcase Furniture, Pre WW1 Footlocker Side table by StarHomeStudio
Virginia Beach Pier Photograph Deep Teal, Wall Art Night Ocean Shore Seaside Pier Photography beach by KalstekPhotography
Watercolor World Map No. 6 by JessicaIllustration
Bronze Abstract, Nails, green, teal, blue, aqua, circle, line, urban, bokeh, 8x10, photograph, fine art by shyphotog

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Newly Listed: Sea Urchin Pearl Ring

Sea Urchin Pearl Ring, Pale Pink Duo Ring US size 7 by StaroftheEast
Fairy Tale Woodland Photo "Baby Birch" Ethereal Forest - Fine Art Photograph Print by missquitecontrary
Large ocean wall art Water landscape photography prints, Sea wave art print, nautical decor by RivuletPhotography
Nature Photography, Tree Photo, Spring Landscape, Pastel Pink, Dreamy, Wall Art by KateRyanFineArt