11 April 2014
As of late, I have noticed a common questions amongst my clients, or should I say, the painters on the job sites. I am often asked how I want the bulkheads painted. I have a general rule of thumb when it comes to this issue so let me explain....
28 March 2014
I am ready for colour. I am ready for colour in my wardrobe with my sundresses, in the landscapes that surround me and in my food. I love when summer growing season is in full swing. There is always such a beautiful array of colour on the table. Today, I was to throw some colour at you with some fun floral prints that will ignite some spring excitement. Floral prints are back on the runways which always translates to then entering into our homes. That's right, it's another trend revival we are seeing. But are you surprised?
14 March 2014
For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you will have noticed I did some traveling last weekend. My fabulous (and generous) parents decided to take myself and my bridal team to New York City to shop for bridesmaid dresses. It was a whirlwind of a weekend but one I will never forget. My dad was patient as can be while he watched the girls shop and twirl in dresses. He is really one of a kind. One thing I regret is not taking a photo of the entire group in the Big Apple, so I will have to settle for the mental images. I guess I was too busy snapping my surroundings while I was there. What a place for design inspiration!
|Bright and early, ready to board the plane.|
12 March 2014
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...