As you all know, I am currently in the process of re-doing my flat. My flat in Germany has actually gone through a lot of interior design phases over the past 4 and half years. It’s first incarnation was that of an extremely feminine sickly sweet pastel shabby chic flat with some “kawaii” Japanese influence. It definitely would have made 14-year-old “azn pryde” me proud, and I did love it for a year. But it wasn’t the most sustainable style, and one day while sitting in my living room watching “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, I looked around at all the cute, felt sick to my stomach, and that was that.

Next came the modern industrial black and white minimal phase which really didn’t work all that well, seeing as this kind interior style is really dependent on the actual inner structure of the residence itself. Seeing as I already had a hell of a lot of white furniture (perfect for basically all the interior styles my flat has had the pleasure of experiencing), I toyed with the idea of taking my flat in that geometric pastel Scandinavian direction (which is kind of like shabby chic’s older, wiser, and cooler Danish cousin), but then somehow re-found my original interior design roots and ended up back at thrifted pieces and a boho vibe – my college dorm rooms were always decorated with kitschy artwork from the 60s. (Sidenote: It’s kind of funny how we go through all these phases and somehow arrive back where we originally started but in an evolved state which features a few of the souvenirs we’ve picked up from the stops along the way as well. I have personally had the same experience in terms of my personal style as well.)

And so, this time around, I am going for “lazy-California-bohemian-beach-home-meets-texas-hunter’s-ranch-house” (except without harming any ACTUAL animals in the process). Urban Outfitters’ homeware has been a huge inspiration as has been the whole plant house trend which I have jumped onto fully. And on that note, comes today’s DIY brought to you by the lovely ladies over at “The Sorry Girls.”

I have been totally digging this whole return to the 60s hearthy home hippie vibe, and with it all of the terrariums that have been popping up everywhere. Unfortunately, most cost about an arm and a leg, but this DIY will show you how to make your own for a fraction of the price. (And while you are at it, DIY-ing up the place, you might as well check out this amazing dream catcher DIY as well.) JENerationDIY also has her own version which is also definitely worth taking a look at.

Now, I generally look at a lot of DIYs online and always think about how fucking awesome it would be to make them but never actually get around to doing them, but this one is definitely something I might just have to try – and don’t worry I will be sure to post some results here on LFB if I do!

What kind of interior design are you into? What kind of interior DIYS have you made?

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  • mariel

    thanks for sharing the video :) this looks so great and very California like really <3

    • rae

      No worries, glad you enjoyed!

  • Such a cool video! Thanks for sharing

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • rae

      No worries, Candice!

  • I love Urban Outfitters homewares/interiors stuff. As much as I can appreciate the clean minimalist vibe I’m too much of a collector to ever really implement that in my own life. My tastes have definitely evolved over time (I went through the cutsey everything pastel phase too and I still like that but I’ve toned it down a bit). I love having things all over my walls and even if I didn’t I could never do the minimalist thing because I have way too many books and records. I’m all about the organised clutter!

    jessica –

    • rae

      I love your organised clutter and always think the photos you post of your room are just absolutely fantastic!

  • This is a really brilliant DIY video! Look really simple to make. Hope redoing your flat is going well so far. I have been slowly decorating my new house for the last few months, I don’t have a specific style to aim for and sort of see how it goes! But my house is beginning to look like a real laid back place, with mismatched furnitures (as we buy most of them from charity shops!) and slight hippy vibe especially from the wooden blinds we have put up in our living room.

    Katrina Sophia

    • rae

      Isn’t it? These girls are so talented. It’s going well! It was a bit on pause for a while due to travel, but I am hopping back on the interior design wagon right now! I actually LOVE the look of mismatched furniture. Sounds like your room looks amazing!

  • The most interior design I’ve ever implemented is cleaning my room, haha. Since I’m still in the room I’ve lived in since I was 8, it probably still looks more like a teenager’s room than anything. I wouldn’t even know where to begin when I finally start from scratch after I move out!

    • rae

      I actually think there is something comforting about having a room that still resembles your teenage days. But I am sure it will be really fun once you move out and get to start with a blank palette!

  • It’s fun to read about your interior phases. That DIY video is pretty cool. Too bad I always kill all my plants.. I don’t know whats wrong with me but plants just don’t like me and don’t want to grow..

    xx Izzy | Qthee

    • rae

      Thanks Izzy, really glad you are liking these DIY posts! And yes, isn’t this video amazing? The Sorry Girls are so talented!

  • I scroll through Pinterest and see so many different interiors, and I’m obsessed with all of them! My room is more hobo-chic than boho-chic tho… -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    • rae

      I could spend hours looking at interiors on pinterest! Sounds like your room is beautiful!

  • “lazy-California-bohemian-beach-home-meets-texas-hunter’s-ranch-house” WOW! That is a mouthful! I am not sure that type of look would work, but I would be verrrry interested to see the results!

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    • rae

      I definitely think it does :)

  • wow *-* I love this! thank you for share

    • rae

      No worries!

  • India Benjamin

    It sounds like all your houses have been totally pinterest worthy! I love pastel Scandinavian style, that’s what my room is like! I’d love to make these but every plant I own dies.

    • rae

      Thanks so much :) And your room sounds amazing!

  • I don’t think I could pick one design, I would have to have at least two different styles as I change my mind all the tme. I’m the same with fashion though as I never pick one sort of style, I flick back and forth between lots of different things everyday which is unfortunately harder to do with furniture :’)

    Such a cute DIY! <3

    The Quirky Queer

    • rae

      I think it’s okay too if you can manage to combine both :) Also there are just so many small things you can do to change a room up like changing the curtains or pillow cases.

  • Hannah Lewis

    I like those terrariums that are around too and think they suit the interior style I like – lots of plants, bohiemian-ish but clean and simple. Thanks for sharing the video and all of your design phases sound super cool!


    • rae

      No problem, hannah! Glad you enjoyed it!

  • I like the sounds of all the styles your home has been through – excited to see this current’s styles outcome – I’m sure it will be awesome :)

    • rae

      Thanks, Fee!

  • How cool is that?! I watched the video and it really looks so simple. Then again I’ve said that about many DIYs that I haven’t gotten around to. I’ve been eyeing a few terrariums lately and I have noticed the price so this would be a great alternative.


    • rae

      Right? I really want to try it! And yes, it’s such a great alternative to paying for an expensive one.

  • I’ve never thought too much about interior design until I moved to Scandinavia (Copenhagen) where there is definitely a distinct style and everyone is into it in some way or another. I find that my taste is more dark and romantic compared to the Danish style, but the clean design is growing on me too.

    Danika Maia

    • rae

      Oh totally, the Scandinavian design is so beautiful. I am such a fan of it. But for my own flat, I tend to like a more boho industrial vibe. Would love to see some of your own interior inspiration to get a better idea of what you mean by dark and romantic!

  • Tal

    Beautiful photos and I
    love love love your style of writing! Keep it up!

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    • rae

      Thanks so much, Tal!

  • Sybil

    this is soooo cool!! thanks for sharing this DIY!! incredible creativity!

    Have a great day!

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    • rae

      No problem, Sybil! Glad you enjoyed it!

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  • I really want to make my own terrarium!!

    Pop over to my blog


    • rae

      Go for it and let me know how it turns out!

  • megsiobhan

    These are so cute!!!!

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

    • rae

      Thanks, Meg!

  • That is pretty cool! I didn’t know it was so easy to cut glass!! Really cool idea! I love your blog!! Absolutely fantastic!

    Heba xx || The Heba

    • rae

      Crazy right? That little tool is amazing!

  • I love terrariums. We have several in our home that I made, and they are easy to care for. :) /Madison
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    • rae

      Aren’t they the best? I haven’t bought one (or made one) yet, but I still plan on it!

  • Ana Patrícia

    Menina que blog mais cheio de estilo!

    Parabéns viu! Ha e já favoritei, para não ter o perigo de não voltar! ^ ^

    Um mimo! Bjus!

    • rae

      Thanks for visiting!