Of hotels and beautiful decor- Emakoko

I like discovering new places! One of the things that fascinate me is hotel decor and i shall sure with you the beautiful places i see and experience.

We recently needed some R&R and we chose to explore a nice little lodge at the corner of Nairobi National Park, The Emakoko.

To sum up my experience “a little piece of heaven right at our backyard”!! we definitely did relax. This is a place i would go again and again and again!!

Other than the peace and fresh air, the decor is lovely and homey and welcoming and enveloping….i could go on and on. It was done by Palacina Interiors , a place i have harped on about but never been to. I shall soon tick that off my bucket list.

Enough of my stories, see for yourself….

The rooms. the face the park and have amazing views!!

The rooms. They face the park and have amazing views!!

You can be sure i soaked my self in there with the park in my sights

You can be sure i soaked my self in there with the park in my sights

The bathrooms are spacious and open

The bathrooms are spacious and open. The curved wall divides the sleeping area and the bathroom

Different seating areas for conversation in the main lounge

Different seating areas for conversation in the main lounge. I love the use of earthy neutral colours

By the fireside i sat and warmed...any Paulo Coelho fans in the house?

By the fireside i sat and warmed…any Paulo Coelho fans in the house?

Simply beautiful

Simply beautiful

We ran into this guy as we were going in. Not sure what he was telling us with that leg up...

We ran into this guy as we were going in. Not sure what he was telling us with that leg up…

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The end….for now

What beautiful places and spaces have you been to lately? Do share.

Keep it DIY!!

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Room dividers

Hello DIYers…

Ever considered creating separate areas in one big room or even within a small space such s a studio and you are lost for ideas? Well think no more as room dividers of various shapes, sizes and textures should provide you with a simple, practical and more importantly affordable solutions.

I faced the challenge in our living room which is a wide space and not your ordinary four walls. It has corners, doors and windows that suggested multiple use but it was just that hints.. i was to do the rest.

The living room before we moved in. Not your ordinary four walls...

The living room before we moved in. Not your ordinary four walls…

We needed spaces for different things including a lounge cum living area ad dining area and any other spaces that could be crafted out of it.

What we have today...same angle

What we have today…same angle

The long, white shelf was the central point from which the room takes its various uses.

This long book shelf was my focal point to divide the room to serve various purposes

This long book shelf was my focal point to divide the room to serve various purposes

The shelf served a dual purpose, a book shelf of course and a room divider. Well it was also a nice area to display accessories.

One one side of the shelf is the living/lounge area and on the other, is the dining area.

The shelf is right behind the chair.

The shelf is right behind the chair.

The shelf is behind the couch. It was made to fit the size of the couch. This cost Ksh12,000 to have done. Work around it is ongoing…the accessories especially…

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Using curtains and rods is an inexpensive way of introducing zones. It is also good since it does not damage a house, this si especially so when you are renting.

There are many other ways of dividing rooms for different functions. Its all up to you to be creative and use what serves you best.. i collected some ideas below.

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Introduce texture and other materials in the divider. Other materials i can think of are beads, bamboo, plywood…be creative!

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shelves are always a functional way to divide rooms and add storage spaces

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There are many ready made dividers out there for sale depending on your space and budget

Which room dividers have you used? Do share!!

Keep it DIY!!