Fall Effortlessly into Autumn
Friday, 12 October 2018
At Lime Modern Living, we love the influence a new season can have on the interior of your home. Signalling new beginnings, Autumn is a transitional time of year that reinforces the potential of positive changes.
Trees visibly shedding their leaves and nature shifting towards a warmer colour palette particularly project a sense of letting go. In Chinese medicine, Autumn directly corresponds with metal, which is associated with clarity and the ability to observe what is no longer needed. This element promotes the benefits of organising both ourselves and the space we occupy.
As pictured above: The Square Sofa by Calligaris at Lime Modern Living
Evaluate undesirable items and smart storage solutions that can help coordinate and showcase everything you deem to be essential. Increased time spent indoors can be more tolerable and less stressful with an organised Wall System. By making bedrooms or social areas appear refined and coordinated, this process will help you close out the year in an orderly and systemised manner.
Longer evenings and less social obligations provide space for more downtime. To consolidate energy, embrace relaxation in a comforting bed or on a snug sofa, such as the Square by Calligaris, paired with a good book or your new favourite Netflix series. This is a simple yet nourishing act that will calm the mind and help prepare your body for the colder months ahead.
Intentionally use this period and energy supply to set new goals, shift focus and recalibrate with a different routine. Sprucing up a home study or office can be the first motivational step to get you started on that side of business, or immersing yourself in an online course before the busy end-of-year festivities set in.
Autumn Home Essentials and Make an Entrance
Travel and Transform: Marrakesh
Tuesday, 2 October 2018
Evolving travel trends and a conscious attitude towards responsible health has seen wellness tourism become one of the fastest growing sectors of 2018.
Healthy experiences in foreign destinations conjure yoga retreats and detox camps without the trimmings of a conventional holiday. For those seeking an indulgent getaway without the cultural compromise, Marrakesh is a vibrant location that will leave you enlightened and deliver a chaotic exploration for the senses.
As pictured above: The Selman Hotel, Marrakesh
RELAX and unwind in a traditional Moroccan bathhouse. Hammans are a weekly cleansing ritual for locals and socially inspired self-care habit that is worth adopting. For an authentic detoxification experience, a black soap scrub and Rhassoul clay wrap at Hotel Selman is a luxurious treat among stunning architecture and Manutti day beds, which are perfect for post-treatment lounging.
REFUEL with exotic dishes and sip on Moroccan mint tea before exploring the magical maze of the Medina. For culinary appreciation, sample ingredients and explore souks dedicated to rich spices that will fortify your immune system and inspire delicious recipes on your return.
RESTYLE with an abundance of bold colours and repeating patterns. Morocco’s symbolic detailing can be savoured through handcrafted jewellery, tea sets and one-of-a-kind rugs that will bring an authentic on-trend artisan touch to your home.
Oriental Trends and Exclusive Dining with Manutti
Create the Perfect Space to Meditate at Home
Friday, 28 September 2018
In our tech-obsessed world, more people are using digital methods to tap into mindfulness. Strongly educating the benefits of meditation, last year the online meditation company Headspace and charity Calm combined generated more than 90 per cent of revenue from the top ten rated apps.
Scientific studies show just 10 minutes of meditation a day can increase psychological functioning, improve emotional intelligence and lower blood pressure. With consistency and commitment remaining key to any mindfulness journey, creating a room or personalised feel-good spot at home will aid in motivating your daily sessions.
As pictured above from left to right: Cushions by Cane-Line and the Cane-Line Area side table
Ample natural lighting and windows for fresh airflow comprise the ideal meditation room. For spaces lacking light, understand our emotions vary on a daily basis, and therefore dimmable options and harmonising designs such as the lighting available from the Rituals collection by Foscarini can be an adaptable way to cultivate your optimal environment.
Introducing comforting scatter cushions or a minimalistic day bed such as the Donovan Chaise by Cattelan Italia will help to cue relaxation, too. Intentionally furnishing a secluded area in spacious bathrooms or kitchens can be especially encouraging, generating a powerful reminder to take time before breakfast or your morning shower.
Colours also have a huge impact on our mood. The purpose of creating a deeper connection with yourself can be enhanced by the organic properties of plants. Avoid stimulating patterns and instead, display grounding green against a calming colour palette as a source of inspiration that reaffirms the benefits of your practice.
Making Scents: Oil Diffusers for the Home and The Perfect House Plant
Making Scents: Oil Diffusers for the Home
Friday, 21 September 2018
A simple and safe solution, essential oil diffusers have gained popularity as a quick method for scenting the home, with added health benefits that connect us to the healing potential of plants.
Creating a cool, odourless water vapour, diffusers can be easily infused with a few drops of your desired oil. By triggering our sense of smell, studies have shown that essential oils ignite the most primitive area of the brain - the amygdala - which directly connects to our deepest feelings, affecting both our health and mood.
As pictured above: The Neom Organics Essential Oils and Wellbeing Pod
Using diffusers in the bedroom creates a relaxed ambience, and ultrasonic designs available from John Lewis have a timer and an automatic turn-off feature so you can drift off to sleep with ease. Choose single note essential oils such as lavender, lemon and rosemary to increase serotonin levels and promote a utopian environment to help you calm and de-stress.
Replace chemical air fresheners with high-quality oils that offer antiseptic, antiviral and antibacterial properties. Eucalyptus, peppermint and oregano have cleansing and purifying elements that will stimulate the immune system, remedying infections and respiratory concerns throughout the winter months ahead.
Social living rooms and studious home offices require optimal energy and creativity. Expert blends from Neom Organics fuse lemon and neroli oils, which will encourage the production of endorphins, perfect for maintaining focus and uplifting the mind for an overall sense of wellbeing at home.
The Perfect House Plant and Sleep in Style