Romantic Floral Pumpkins for Halloween – The Easy Way

We have a gorgeous and -best of all- EASY and quick DIY idea to decorate your home for Halloween. It has been published on Glitter Guide! (We’re blushing!) This fall, we’re pretty much into a softer, romantic color palette and so our stylist Camille & I thought it would be fun to create pumpkins for grown-ups this year! Because yes, Halloween can be more than cheap candy and scary jack-o-lanterns.

I know you guys are busy so this one is a quick DIY project that ANYBODY can nail in only about 15 minutes. Busy gals and overwhelmed moms – we thought of you.

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What you’ll need to make your Pumpkins:

Pumpinks: We’re really into white pumpkins and light minty green ones. We also found some soft peachy orange pumpkins at the market. They really create a nice palette together.
Green Floral Foam spheres (these you can find at any gardening center)
A bunch of flowers. You can get creative here. We’d love to see your arrangements! TIP: Go to the farmer’s market to buy your flowers, it’s cheaper than going to the florist.

pumpkins ideas diy floral thanksgiving decor

This is our flower selection if ever you’d like to recreate this exact look:
– Blushing Bride
– Leucadendron Plumosum Spray
– Leucadendron Safari Sunset
– Amaranthus Hot Biscuit

(Decor elements: Our Boucherouite pillows here, baskets here, and ridiculously good smelling soy candles right here)

pumpkin ideas diy floral thanksgiving decor

Step 1: Cut the top of your pumpkin, don’t make the opening too wide, only as big as you need for your bouquet.

Step 2: Remove the seeds using a large spoon.

Step 3: Immerse your foam spheres in water. Let them soak for a few minutes so that they’ll absorb as much water as possible.

Step 4: Insert 1 or 2 foam spheres inside the pumpkin. You’ll need one or 2 depending on the size of your pumpkin.

Step 5: Insert the stems into the foam balls to create your flower arrangement.

There you go! You have a gorgeous floral pumpkin. If you feel your flowers need more water, just add water inside the pumpkin.

pumpkin ideas diy floral thanksgiving decor

pumpkin ideas diy floral thanksgiving decor

Camille & I styled our friend’s Ariane reading nook with our floral pumpkins and we really love how it turned out!

pumpkin ideas diy floral thanksgiving decor

Oh, and her fluffy cat, Rico, really liked them too apparently! 🙂

pumpkin ideas diy floral thanksgiving decor

You can mix your floral pumpkin with uncarved pumpkins of different sizes and start decorating your entrance, or coffee table. You could also create a very pretty centerpiece for your dinner table. Thanksgiving is not that far away guys!

pumpkin ideas diy floral thanksgiving decor

If you like the décor styling make sure to head to the shop for these gorgeous Boucherouite pillows, cutest baskets, cozy throws & leather poufs. That pretty gold chair is from C2b.

pumpkin ideas diy floral thanksgiving decor

They really create a stunning romantic feel. How pretty would they be for a fall wedding decor too!! If you make some floral pumpkins, please tag us via Instagram, we’d LOVE to see your creations!

Have fun! – Stephanie

Styling: Camille
Pictures: Baba Souk
Thanks for inviting us over your beautiful home Ariane! XO

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Fall Favorites For Cozy Nesting – Top 6

Oh Fall! I love you. Hot tea, oversized sweaters and cocooning inside our cozy nests. Sounds good to me! Here are my 6 fall favorites

boucherouite pillows moroccan pillows

1. It’s no secret that I’m madly in love with these textured pillows. Their color melange is just so pretty. They are flying away very fast, shop them over here.

belly basket handmade fairtrade in vietnam

2. These handmade baskets are just too cute to be true. They make such great planters. Can’t even pick a favorite! Shop them all over here.

beni ourain rug pouf boho living room decor

3. These sumptuous Beni Ourain poufs are on Sale big time! It’s THE ultimate accessory if you don’t want to splurge on a larger Beni Ourain rug. It will add so much coziness to your home. Grab one before it’s too late!

moroccan blanket black and white pompoms

4. This black & white pompom blanket has been a best seller over here. We love the graphic Berber embroidered signs, and don’t get me going about the pompoms… It’s now available in 3 colors, check them out right here.

argan oil pure frangrance free fairtrade from morocco

5. Oh, our beloved argan oil! I’m already feeling fall on my skin and I need my favorite hydrating oil. The best for your face, body and even hair! I couldn’t live without it, honestly.

peace and love poster fatima hand peace sign

6. Our Peace poster, because what’s wrong with this planet already? Crazy dark times. We need more peace. ***$5 on each print sold will be donated to the Multiethnic Centre of Quebec. Its mission is to welcome and integrate newly arrived immigrants***

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6 Little Tips To Style A Dreamy Summer Brunch Table

We added these super fun wicker placemats with colourful pastel tassels recently to the shop and thought it would be the perfect excuse to try and create a wonderful summer table setting. We had so much fun creating this dreamy table! It would be such fun to gather a bunch of girlfriends around this table. Instant smiles and good times, right?

summer brunch table placemats tassels styling

Here are a few tips Camille and I figured out while styling this pretty pink table.

Tip no.1 Layer 2 tablecloths! We were hesitating between 2 tablecloths and then we figured why not layer them? So we used a pink linen tablecloth, folded it, and placed it on top of the floral one. We really love the look. I’m going to use this little trick again and again.

Tip no.2 Mix & match the plates and glasses. This adds lots of interest to the table and let’s be real, it’s a lot more fun! These plates are from Anthropologie. Aren’t they just gorgeous? We also used different glass shapes and colors.

placemats wicker morocco tassels brunch summer table

Tips no.3 Add texture to your table. (Our new wicker placemats with tassels are perfect for that, grab yours over here.) You could also use different kinds of serving baskets to add texture to your table.

Tips no.3 Add texture to your table. (Our new wicker placemats with tassels are perfect for that, grab yours over here.) You could also use different kinds of serving baskets to add texture to your table.

Tip no.4 Place lots of pillows on your dining table chairs or bench. Walk around your house and grab some pillows (or shop from our gorgeous new collection, we have so many dreamy new pillows .) It adds so much coziness to a table setting. We just adore the way it made our table look so magical. Try it, your guests will feel so comfy!

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Tip no.5 Put some fruit on your table before your guests arrive. Bring out the lemons, watermelons and pineapple (or any other fruit you will be serving), they add so much color to a table setting and it’s simply mouth watering!

summer brunch table placemats tassels styling

Tips no.6 Ok, this one is obvious but in case you forget, cut some flowers from your garden and maybe a few big green leaves you can just lay on the table. Monstera or palm leaves are perfect.

We want to see your summer table stylings! Tag us via Instagram 🙂 – Stephanie

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Home Office Decor – 7 Easy Ideas To Create An Inspiring Work Space

I’ve neglected my home office decor for so long. I didn’t quite know what to do with it because the space I have for it is not as big or as pretty as I thought I needed. But I’ve been enjoying working from my home lately and I really needed to set an inspiring mood without spending too much time or money to make it happen. Don’t get me wrong, I love to work at the Baba loft but it turns out I’m SO much more productive when I work alone without any distractions. Anyone else feels more productive working alone?

Camille and I came up with 7 easy ideas to get you inspired for your own home office decor, and please note, you don’t need any fancy furniture. See what we’ve done to set the mood around this affordable Ikea desk. All you really need is a wall and a few accessories to put it together.

home office ideas 7 easy way to create an inspiring home office

1. Add interest to your walls. Posters are the best. I know I’ve said this before but art prints are the easiest and most inexpensive way to create a fun decor. All you need are a few posters on your wall and maybe one more leaning against your desk.

(Wall hanging, mint palm poster, peace poster, little round vase, cactus ring holder, gold, silver & pompom belly baskets, Moroccan rug)

home office decor 7 ideas to create an inspiring home office decor

2. Keep your desktop minimalist but surround yourself with a few of your favourite things, like your favourite books and agenda (ban.do of course) we love to store all our small knick knacks in these golden paper bins.

home office decor 7 ideas to create an inspiring home office decor

3. Next, you need big plants around you. Plants bring any space to life. (Any plant!) Amongst our favorite, the now classic Monstera plant (on the left) and a big bird of paradise palm plant. Our belly baskets make the best hiding pots. (Just add a plastic plate at the bottom and hide your plastic pot in it.) Also put a few of your favourite smaller plants on your desk. We swear they’ll make you happy!

(macrame plant hanger, monstera leaf poster, peace poster, mint leaf poster, wall haging, belly baskets, pink leather pouf.)

4. A vintage chair is always a good idea. Vintage chairs are easy to find and have so much more character. This one we found at our friend’s vintage boutique, Les Objets Perdus.

home office decor 7 ideas to create an inspiring home office decor

5. Download a fun design for your computer desktop, it’s just so much fun. Plus, this colorful print designed by Bella Gomez is free to download via DesignLoveFest.

6. We also like to add texture to the mix. These colorful wall hangings are the best. You could also use a hanging plant like this cute pompom macrame plant holder.

home office decor 7 ideas to create an inspiring home office decor

7. If you’re lucky enough to have a home garden, keep a few fresh flowers in a vase on your desk as often as possible. Cheap! And so pretty.

(If not, treat yourself with a sweet bouquet from Laurieanne Atelier Fleur)

We hope our little styling ideas will help you put together an inspiring home office. Have fun with it! -Stephanie

PS: We’d love to see your home office decor! Tag us via Instagram so we can have a peek 🙂

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Monstera Art Print & Pastel Botanicals Illustrations

When artist Emeline Villedary & I decided to create this illustration collaboration together, we knew it would involve botanics, flowers and luscious green monstera leaves. What SHE didn’t know is that she would create such magical artwork. To be honest, I had a feeling our collection would involve that kind of striking beauty – because she’s that good.

I just adore how beautiful and feminine the prints are but yet, they show such strong movement and determination. I feel they are the perfect gift for a mother or a daughter. We also came to the conclusion that it would feel right to give back with this beautiful art project. Emeline and I are both mothers and we were chatting about how difficult it must be to raise a child as a solo-parent. We decided to give $5 back for each print sold to a local organization Emeline knew about. It’s called “MAP Montreal”. Their mission is to empower single mothers and help them get an education, a decent job, affordable rent and subsidized day care for their child. Most of all, it helps women stand strong and confident as solo moms.

monstera leaf illustration pastel art print

We also decided to have the illustrations printed locally in Montreal on the most luxurious Arches paper ever seen! I’m not kidding, guys, they look and feel like original artwork. They are drop dead gorgeous!

They also look pretty cute as a duo. I love these two pastel ones together.

monstera leaf illustration art print

That monstera leaf art print is my absolute fave! (Cute gold basket available here) Emeline’s pick is the yellow Pastel Botanical illustration. I’m curious, which one do you prefer?

-Stephanie
XO

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