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Beige is a bad word in interior design circles, a shortcut to describe a room that’s one-dimensional, dull, unimaginative, and not a lot of fun. But there is nothing wrong with beige, white, gray, brown, or any other neutral as the basis for designing a room. Assembled with care and finesse, a neutral room can create a serene but richly textured background for a colorful life. Here are our top tips for designing a neutral space that isn’t boring.
Remember Your GeometryWhen designing a neutral room, make a conscious effort to incorporate as many different shapes as possible. Mix the straight lines of square picture frames and rectangular tables with an octagonal mirror, an oval rug, a round light and more organic shapes to create a graphic look that won’t overpower due to its neutral base. Painting flea market finds from various eras in shades of white will neutralize their differences, but make sure you look for a variety of shapes to keep the ensemble interesting.
Texture is a Neutral Room’s Best FriendIncorporating a mix of textures is easy to pull off when you’re sticking to a neutral palette. Add a warm sheepskin throw to a cool leather couch or a fluffy, sequined Moroccan wedding blanket on the edge of a bed covered in polished cotton linens. A feathered circular Cameroonian juju hat will add dimension to a white wall. Mix matte finishes with high gloss, wood with metal, rough with soft. Textures in neutral tones will play off of one another and keep the space lively and warm.
Don’t Be Shy with PatternsIncorporating pattern is a no-brainer if you stick with a neutral scheme. A dramatic black and white room might include a zebra rug, throw pillows in a mix of geometrical patterns and graphic floral wallpaper. Keep a gray room from looking flat by covering the walls in gray and white diamond-patterned wallpaper, then hang a window shade printed with an arabesque motif and throw some gray and white Chevron patterned pillows on a neutral sofa.
Incorporate Metallics and ShineEnergize a neutral space by adding metallics in a variety of finishes, from silver to gold to brass to bronze to copper. Shiny surfaces will reflect light and act like jewelry in a neutral space. And don’t forget mirrors and mirrored finishes, which help bounce light around and add depth and dimension to a neutral room.
Let There Be More Than Overhead LightingAll rooms benefit from ambient lighting, but it’s especially important to illuminate a neutral room. Table lamps, floor lamps, sconces, and other light sources scattered throughout will add warmth to the space. And a streamlined neutral room is the perfect place to have a little fun with lighting — whether it’s adding sculptural modern floor lamps or a perforated metal Moroccan lantern that will throw atmospheric shadows on your neutral walls.
Now the songstress is ready to "live her truth." "I decided it was more important for me to be happy. I wasn't going to let anybody's opinion get in the way of that… After being tormented for so many years, being angry and dark, I'd rather just live my truth and take the backlash. I can handle it."
So much has changed since Brown beat her and plead guilty to assault four years ago, Rihanna said.
“You see us walking somewhere, driving somewhere, in the studio, in the club, and you think you know,” she said. “But it's different now. We don't have those types of arguments anymore. We talk about s**t. We value each other. We know exactly what we have now, and we don't want to lose that."
The singer, real name Robin Fenty, added that she will walk if he every lays a finger on her. "He doesn't have the luxury of fucking up again," she warned. "That's just not an option. I can't say that nothing else will ever go wrong, but I'm pretty solid in the knowing that he's disgusted by that. And I wouldn't have gone this far if I ever thought that was a possibility."
Her mission now is to be supportive. From her point of view, "He made a mistake, and he's paid his dues. He's paid so much. And I know that's not a place he would ever want to go back to. And sometimes people need support and encouragement, instead of ridicule and criticism and bashing."
PICHA HAZIDANGANYI-PARTY YA KUMUAGA BALOZI MHE.MAAJAR YAFUNIKA..IMEACHA GUMZO LA MWAKA WASHINGTON DMV!!
Party Hii Iliandaliwa na Wakina Mama wa Washington DMV pamoja na Vitongoji vyake...This Event was Classy,Stylish and Elegant..What a way to say Goodbye to Our Beloved Ambassaor Mrs Mwanaidi Maajar !!
HER EXCELLENCE AMBASSADOR MWANAIDI MAAJAR
THE AMBASSADOR & HER HUSBAND MR SHARIF MAAJAR
MAMA KIMORO WELCOMING THE GUESTS
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FAREWELL TO AMBASSADOR MWANAIDI MAAJAR
Tribute to her historical appointment and legacy
BY MOHAMED MATOPE,
, Washington DC January 28, 2013
Two and a half years ago, President Jakaya Kikwete made history by appointing seasoned lawyer, Mwanaidi S. Maajar,
’s first female
ambassador to the Tanzania . Ambassador Maajar’s
pick surprised many observers. People did not doubt her capabilities but it had
not been done in the more than 50 years that United States and the Tanzania have maintained
diplomatic relations. US
Despite the fact that she had been High Commissioner to
before coming to Britain , many questioned
whether a Tanzanian woman could effectively perform the duties of ambassador in
this citadel of global power play. To say the least, expectations were low
founded equally on baseless fears. Washington DC
But as Mrs. Maajar’s tour of duty winds up, it is imperative that we put in perspective what this formidable woman has accomplished in her rather short stay here and, by extension, the fundamental impact of her presence on the Tanzanian community here and in the
generally. First and
foremost, Mrs. Maajar is a highly talented and skilled diplomat of our time. US
What has been most striking about her tenure of office is how effective on the job she has proven to be, improbable as it once seemed. She transformed the ambassador’s role as radically as President Barack Obama changed the American presidency. Before her arrival, the ambassador’s office was regarded as elitist post and generally detached from mainstream life and society.
That negative perception changed completely as she connected outright with the people and the community at large to the extent that she became, and was seen, as part of the community itself. She is a dynamic and likeable leader, who leaves behind unmatched inspiration as her biggest legacy in this country where ambitions can be easily lost in the fast paced lifestyle of doing anything, from politics to scientific inventions.
She will be remembered more as a bridge builder and unifier of what was once a highly fragmented community here in
. Before she came, the
general perception was that the embassy was a separate entity (not a mission
for the people) and therefore, had no business linking up with the Diaspora
community. That perception was debunked under her tenure of office. America
We also witnessed the transformation of the ambassador’s persona from the traditional diplomatic aloofness to that of a more engaging and role model organizer for results. Through her untiring efforts, the society of Tanzanians living in
, Washington DC and Virginia (DMV) and
other organizations of Tanzanians in the Maryland were strengthened and contributed
markedly to the reawakening of our cultural and national identity as Tanzanians
living abroad. United States
Also, Mrs. Maajar has arguably done more to integrate our community than any of her predecessors. We should remember that Mrs Maajar around during the 2010 general election, which was characterized by hyper partisanship and polarization of the national agenda here in United States as well as in Tanzania. Mrs. Maajar had all the reasons to also advance partisan actions that would have split our community even further. Instead, she steadfastly remained non-aligned and chose to tread the unifying path. As a result, the Tanzanian community in the
emerged more integrated
today than it was three years ago. United States
After two and a half years of meritorious service through her unrelenting efforts, she has succeeded immeasurably to unify our community, shaped as much by her experience as a lawyer, as well her skills as an administrator. We measure our leaders’ greatness by their ability to do big things, Mrs. Maajar was able to organize our community and overcome huge obstacles even in the face heartbreaking despair. She simply never gave up even when matters appeared to be hopelessly out of hand.
Aisha Damji, a Tanzanian business woman in
said there was a reason the community held seemingly endless farewells parties
for Mrs Maajar. “She
is people’s person,” said Aisha. “Her performance as ambassador was spectacular.
All Tanzanian women should be proud of her, and now, the pressure is on our
leaders to appoint another female ambassador,” she concluded and lobbied in
typical American style. California
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She got her own Money...She is a Champion just like Tiger...She is From St.Paul
Timbaland is still crying over that $1.8 MILLION watch that went missing two years ago (wouldn't you be?) -- and now he's filed a lawsuit against his insurance company ... claiming it REFUSES to cough up the cash to cover his claim.
According to a lawsuit filed against American Home Assurance Company last month, the music mogul claims he paid over $50,000 to take out a policy with AHA back in May 2010. Timbaland says the policy covered a slew of expensive items, including his Jacob & Co. 18K white gold watch, loaded with over 30 CARATS of diamonds!!!
In the suit, Timbaland claims he lost the watch in August 2010 and filed a claim with AHA -- and even testified under oath that it was missing -- but the company DENIED his request and hasn't paid a dime.
But there's a twist ... this is the SAME watch Timbaland reported stolen two years ago -- which is when his family called the cops ... claiming he was so distraught by the loss they feared he might commit suicide. Timbaland was adamant he never planned to kill himself.
At the time, he told the L.A. County Sheriff's department he felt "someone he knows" stole the bling and they opened an investigation.
In the suit, the rapper says he believes (and testified under oath) it was his two-and-a-half-year-old daughter who "picked [the watch] up and played with it until she became bored and discarded it somewhere."
He adds, "It has never been found."
Timbaland is suing for $1.8 million -- the value of the watch -- plus interest and attorneys' fees.
Beyonce is finally breaking her silence on the crazy lip-syncing controversy that broke earlier this week ... kind of ... by posting a picture of herself online with the message "Can I live?"
Beyonce -- who has yet to address the allegations she faked her way through the National Anthem on Inauguration day -- posted the cryptic snapshot on Instagram Saturday night.
Bey is seen wearing a sweatshirt -- while practicing for her upcoming Super Bowl gig -- which poses the question "Can I Live?" ... the title of a song by her husband, Jay-Z.
It's clear from the pic ... either Beyonce is telling the world to back the heck off ... or she's just a totally supportive wife.