28 February 2014
Lately, I have been in love with my job but there are some days that I feel overjoyed with what I can call work. The Home Depot's "Let's Do Spring" event was such a fun day at the office. I got a sneak peak into their new outdoor furniture collections, fancy grills, new paint colours and outdoor soft pillows and carpets. With all the colour blocking vignettes, dazzled with candies and treats, I felt like I had conquered winter and that spring is truly around the corner!
21 February 2014
This week I drifted through Ikea, dazzled by the new pieces they introduced in 2014. When their catalog was released last year, I noticed Ikea had cooked up some great new designs but it wasn't until yesterday that I saw them with my own eyes. Particularly, their Stockholm collection impressed me but really I am also stunned by the chair options. Go Ikea! You are making it easier for those designing on a shoe string budget.
06 February 2014
If you happen to follow me on Pinterest, you will notice I have been pinning a whole lot of ceramic painted sinks this morning. I love them! It makes so much sense to me, at least in a powder room. Powder rooms allow the flexibility of a sink like this. It's bold, interesting and noncommittal. If you decide you are tired of the sink, it's easily replaced. But what's not to love? It's an art piece. You can use the sink's colour or pattern as a jumping off point for your bathroom. If you ask me, these sinks seem to be a win win and an alternative to the glass vessel sink.
04 February 2014
For years now, people keep saying that brass is making a come back in home decor. I didn't believe them... until now. At this year's Interior Design Show (read my review on the show here), many booths seemed to successfully merge all types of metals together in one vignette. I was kind of, well, shocked. It liberated me to think that, yes, perhaps people are right; brass is back. But let me explain...
31 January 2014
Today, I was cleaning up my office to have it sit clean and ready for the weekend. Having a home office forces you to be tidier. That, or you just close the door till Monday morning, but that's not my style. The extra light that the window in that room offers to the hallway is enough reason for me to keep my space somewhat tidy. Well, that and I now find the room to be much more Zen then before. Although it's, not completely finished or staged, I thought I would show you the most up to date state it's in. And now, you can now picture me in my "thinking tank".
Soon, it will all be complete and I will show it off in more detail. I promise!
27 January 2014
What a great weekend! Toronto's Interior Design Show, aka IDS, ran over this past weekend and it was well worth the crowds and cold. I look forward to this show every year, as it helps inspire those creative juices and leaves us with so much to talk about. This year was one of the best years I have seen! I walked out with my head spinning with new ideas. Here are a few trends and snap shots I noted while making my way through the show...
|Mirrored drawer fronts and smaller panel details on the cabinetry. |
(Cranberry Hill Kitchens)
|Instead of a traditional backsplash, use a door panel to keep it simple and clean.|
(Cranberry Hill Kitchens)
23 January 2014
I hope you all like purple because it is this year's "it" colour, according to Pantone. Like year's past (see last year's post), we have moved on to another major statement colour, Radiant Orchid (18-3224). This colour indulges in deep hues of magenta but with a freshness of pink. It's been seen on the runways and applied to home goods for a few years now, but as it seems, 2014 is the year for this hot colour.
10 January 2014
Sometimes, it's the small things that can really excite me about the newest technology, integrated into design. I was recently at a client's house, and my electrician installed these new receptacles, without even asking. Bless him!