1.17.2016

Top 5 Bamboo Products that Dominate the Modern Home

Bamboo is always associated with the terms 'Asia,' the 'Far East,' and the 'Tropical Countries'. As tourism flourished, it has become a popular element in well-advertised tourist destinations -- notably floating rivers, markets, and backpacking adventure places.

In many countries rich in tradition, bamboo is an element linked closely to reflection and spirituality. When some oriental principles and practices were introduced to the West, such as Yoga or Zen lifestyle, bamboo co-existed with them.

This tall grass that literally grows everywhere in the eastern hemisphere has certainly become widely popular around the world.

GreatfindsHub features affordable hand picked products online. Among our top bamboo products include:

1. Bamboo Hamper Shelf, a beautifully sleek bamboo shelf unit with plenty of additional storage and organizational space plus a handy hamper to keep laundry in check.

2. Kyoto Bamboo Bath Trio. Handsome bamboo water cup soap dispenser toothbrush holder and tray make a stunning addition to your bathroom countertop.

3. Small Bamboo Garden Candle Lantern. The natural style of this earthy bamboo candle lantern will breathe new life into your living space. Behind the fine mesh panel rests a clear hurricane glass that will protect the flame of your favorite candle.

4. Modern Bamboo Concave Lamp. Long slats of black metal create the intricate and fascinating framework of this stylish table lamp. The interior features a neutral shade to make the lamp shine with warm glow.

5. Deluxe Bath Basket. Woven bamboo basket is generously packed with body lotion bath fizzers body cream bath crystals and exfoliating brush and scrubber.

Truly, the modern home deserves a touch of tradition, relaxation, and an intricate culture that preserves simplicity over modernity, and yet maintaining class and a touch of the present.

Five Lamps that Add a Touch of Tradition to your Home

 

If you are nostalgic of the classic contemporary tradition, you must have infused a lot of vintage-looking elements in your home. Integrating tradition doesn't have to be expensive. There are a lot of items commonly found in flea markets, local shops and specialty bazaars that will create a totally historical theme in your modern home. 

The stylistic designs of exotic and vintage candle holders, table lamps, wedding centerpiece lanterns, and sconce sets can elegantly add to the natural design of a classic historical themed home.

Among the featured lamps in our store are the following:

1. Colonial Candle Lamp. The cutouts and glass windows gleam with reflected candlelight in this colonial-style metal candle lamp. Bright burnished finish and a wire hanging loop also add to the elegance it radiates. The item is stand-alone table lamp that, when seated beside those salvaged contemporary books, will truly invite a nostalgic atmosphere.

2. Black Colonial Rectangle Candle Lantern Dark Metal Frame. This rectangular candle lantern features a dark metal frame and clear glass panels that allow a candle of your choice to shine brightly. The top of the lantern features a starry cutout pattern and a hanging loop. The dark metal contributes to the heme by bringing out the contemporary era's leaning towards richness and subtlety of life without worrying about criticism.

3. White Colonial Candle Lamp. This traditional candle lantern gets a fresh contemporary look with matte white finish and charming star cutouts. A simple yet elegant complement sheds festive light on any setting. This item is one of the featured wedding centerpieces, especially for couples who want their special event to establish a country-looking appeal, and a mellow leaning towards the Old West.

4. Carriage Style Candle Lantern. The simple colonial lines and a classic black finish give this handsome candle lamp a timeless appeal. Fill with a colorful pillar candle for a wonderfully warming display!.

5. White Colonial Rectangle Lantern. Turn the dark of night into star light with this beautiful candle lantern. Four clear glass panels are set into a rectangular metal frame that is finished in white and topped with starry cutouts and a hanging loop.

When decorating the home based on traditional setting, it is recommended that bright colors are dominated by vintage styles, rustic looks, matte, flesh, or grayish black or dark brown elements, if they cannot be totally avoided. Similarly, for budget decorations, existing elements don't have to be completely eliminated. It would even be great to have them be well-integrated with touch of tradition as those classic elements will be able to draw more attention.

Happy home decorating! 

Colonial Candle Lamp

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How to Decorate the Home with Nautical Theme

 

Is maritime close to your heart? Maybe you have a sailor in the family, or you simply love contemplating about the mysteries of the deep blue sea. A friend who has just been on a grand cruise vacation became so engrossed with nautical themed home that she requested we explore about it.

First off is painting: if you could afford modifying the overall looks of the interiors, painting the lower half of the walls with rustic or dark stained paint is excellent. It imitates the wooden interiors of a ship. No intricate design is needed because the more the lower wall painting looks worn, the more impressive it becomes.

Next, curtains, blinds and other window coverings can be a blend of white and marine shade of blue. If you are ambitious enough, the rest of your walls can also be painted with marine shade of blue. Otherwise, white walls are perfect. Think about the interior of a vessel, and blend it with your imagination.

When decorating the home with a nautical theme, rope is an essential material. It can add to the authenticity of the decorations, especially when twined around picture frames, plant pots, book stands, candleholders, and other existing elements inside your home. Nets and old hammocks are perfect materials, too! How about installing them on the idle sides of the home to hold coats, caps and umbrellas?

Portals, clocks, barometers, and such make excellent art in a nautical themed room. Other great additions would include items such as seashells, sand dollars, model boats, and artwork depicting the sea. For many people, elements like these add to where we feel most at home, we derive our inspiration, and we literally feel as though we can truly commune with Mother Nature.

No nautical themed room or home is complete without a lighthouse to guide weary sailors home at the end of a long journey. Some of the featured products in our store may be found adding to this nautical ambiance:

1. Nautical Candle Lamp. This nautical candle lantern will wash your living space with a wave of sea blue glow unlike anything you have ever seen. The brilliant ocean blue glass panels stand tall inside the metal lighthouse frame painted whitecap white ready for the candle of your choice.

2. Seaside Angel Wall Art. A rosy-cheeked angel bends close to hear the ocean sounds inside a shell in this picture of pure enchantment. This wonderful wall art brings a breath of blessed beauty to enliven any surrounding!

3. Blue And White Lighthouse Candle Lantern Watch Tower. Indoors or out the ocean-blue glass and white metal of this lighthouse lantern is a cheerful coastal accent for your home. Open the door to place a candle inside to soak in the cheery radiance.

4. Anchor Chain Table Lamp. Add a nautical feel to any room with this maritime-inspired lamp. Long links of anchor chain stretch from a rope-wrapped pier pile to a crisp lampshade that mimics the color of whitecaps on the waves.

5. Lookout Lighthouse Candle Lamp. Brighten your evening with a cheery seaside glow; just add a votive inside this miniature lighthouse and enjoy the ambiance! Quaint metal sculpture makes a pretty display even during the day.

 

 

10 Summer Fragrances for Men and Women

 

Summer is associated with an abundance of freshness, air, and heat. It is where people frequently go outdoors, visit pools and beaches, stay outside of the home longer during nighttime, and wear light clothing to enjoy the breeze and deal with heat.

When we choose fragrances that fit our summer lifestyle, it is not just about the favorite brand we have patronized over the years. We have to make sure the scent blends with our body chemistry and the environment. We don't want to be a 'head turner', only to realize that we are wearing an embarrassing smell. below are 10 great summer fragrances for men and women:

 

 

 

1. La Chasse Aux Papillons By L'artisan Parfumeur Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 Oz. Linden and citrus blossom - the whole summer medley of aromas are at the heart of Chasing Butterflies A scent playing hide-and- seek amongst the orange and lemon trees. A siesta beneath the old lime tree Butterflies dancing in an airborne fairy ring fragrances of summer blossoms of sweet and delicate tuberoses wafting through their tiny shivering wings Such are the scents caught with the butterfly net. Chasing Butterflies... A fragrance drifting on a summer breeze sunny heat over southern scents. The fragrance of sun-kissed skin - just simply that. To make summer last a little longer! This fragrance is designed for women.

2. Dunhill Pure By Alfred Dunhill Eau De Toilette Spray 1.7 Oz. If you are searching for a youthful men's fragrance to wear during the summer months Dunhill Pure by Alfred Dunhill is a great choice. Launched in 2006 this lively men's fragrance is one that your nose will find mesmerizing from the very first moment. When it is hot out splash on this cool blue fragrance and enjoy how refreshing it feels and smells. This is a light manly scent featuring notes of white pepper iris lotus leaf and cardamom. This fragrance is designed for men.

3. Romance Summer Blossom By Ralph Lauren Eau De Parfum Spray 3.4 Oz. Romance is in the air with every spritz of Romance Summer Blossom eau de toilette a fun playful fragrance from the design house of Ralph Lauren. Launched in 2012 for the lighthearted lady this yummy scent is one you'll find yourself wanting to wear every day. With notes of coconut water soft vanilla jasmine petals mandarin and guava you're bound to make a nose-teasing impression wherever you go while wearing this sweet long-lasting formula. This fragrance is designed for women.

4. Douro By Penhaligon's Eau De Portugal Spray 3.4 Oz. Splash on a bit of Douro from the fragrance designers at Penhaligon's for an aromatic and classic air that surrounds you all day. This scent for men combines pleasant and subtle notes of lemon lime mandarin bergamot and lavender. The smooth and masculine fragrance was released in 1985. It's the perfect choice when you want a distinct men's scent that sends a sporty and classic message to carry you through a spring or summer day and make you stand out from the crowd. Men will love this fragrance.

5. Habit Rouge Sport By Guerlain Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 Oz. Guerlains Habit Rouge Sport is described as a fresher fragrance than the original Habit Rouge. The notes include citron vert bitter orange pink pepper bamboo jasmine leather vanilla and patchouli. This Eau de Toilette is a must for all men looking to perk up their mood in summer and spring. This woody and oriental fragrance creates a combination of subtle cool modern and classic sensation. This fragrance is designed for men.

6. Tommy Girl By Tommy Hilfiger Cologne Spray / Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 Oz. In 1996 Master Perfumer Calice Becker was just starting her career and Tommy Girl was her first solo fragrance. This perfume evokes sipping tea on a fine summer day when the garden is in full bloom. It is a contemporary fragrance for women of all ages. Notes include black tea camellia apple blossom jasmine rose violet honeysuckle cedar and sandalwood. This fragrance is designed for women.

7. Angel Innocent Illusion By Thierry Mugler Eau De Toilette Spray 1.7 Oz. Innocent Illusion from the perfume house of Thierry Mugler was launched in 2007. A citrus aromatic fragrance for women with tangy notes of black currant white musk praline and mandarin orange this is a refreshing treat for the dainties. This fruity sweet fragrance exudes softness and innocence and the hovering scent of musk gives you an invigorating freshness dive. Perfect for spring and summer evenings Innocent Illusion transforms you into an absolute enchantress. The soft subtle fragrance of black currant and mandarin orange accentuate delicateness. Embrace the spirit of sophistication as this fragrance earns you many admirers. Playful and sensuous it is a remarkable blend of sorts! This fragrance is designed for women.

8. Eau De Ruby Lips By Salvador Dali Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 Oz. Sweet summer nights meet woodsy scents and a bit of bite in this delicious and vibrant fragrance. Eau de Ruby Lips blends the fruity bitter notes of grapefruit and pineapple against the earthy background of cedar and amber with top notes of magnolia blossoms for sweetness. Made by Salvador Dali the fresh light fragrance is perfect for summer months or lifting away winter blues. The 2005 women's scent is youthful and easy to wear wherever your day takes you. This fragrance is designed for women.

9. Cabotine Fleur Splendide By Parfums Gres Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 Oz. Cabotine Fleur Splendide is a warm Asian-inspired fragrance that's ideal for the confident woman. Introduced in 2013 by Parfum Gres this fragrance is a rich romantic scent that combines bergamot juicy white peach fragrant jasmine amber and musk. Each application is a gentle reminder of spring gardens and warm summer sunshine. Whether you are looking for a new daily scent or a new fragrance for vacation this one is sure to turn heads when you walk by. This fragrance is designed for women.

10. Café Café Puro By Cofinluxe Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 Oz. This Refreshing perfume contains floral notes of Jasmine lilly of the valley and rose.Main notes are Musk Cedar and sandalwood. Perfect cool fragrance on a summer day! This fragrance is designed for men.