April 3, 2012 § 12 Comments
Unfortunately, pastel hues generally get a bad rap. While they’re typically reminiscent of all-things-nursery, every once in a while I stumble upon a space that comes along and breaks the mold. Contrasted with wooden tones, bright whites and black accents, the use of lilac, butter yellow and soft pinks in this particular space take it from baby to brilliant.
March 28, 2012 § 17 Comments
I’ve mentioned before (probably too many times) that our bedroom has remained entirely undecorated since we moved in just over a year ago. The reasons: time (or lack thereof) and money (or lack thereof, once more!) Being in the interior design field, our empty bedroom has irked me to no end (admittedly, a lot more than it probably should). I’ve meant to finish it up so that I can photograph our condo in its entirety and finally share our cosy abode with the rest of you but I’ve put it off to no end. Enough is enough! It’s time to tackle our naked bedroom! Here is a quick run-down of what we intend on doing to tie our existing furniture together all the while incorporating a few new pieces without spending very much at all. We made some headway last weekend and I intend on keeping you all posted along the way.
March 27, 2012 § 22 Comments
I’m not sure that there are adequate words to sufficiently describe how I feel about this home. It isn’t often, but every once in a while a space comes along that makes me question my city-girl ways. While I generally shy away from such minimalistic decor, in this case it works perfectly; I blame it on the warm brick walls and wooden rafters that demand such attention that no other adornments are deemed necessary. I, for one, am in love.
March 23, 2012 § 6 Comments
Located just down the street from my office is this delightful olive oil shop, Ta-ze. Having recently acquired a palette for different varieties of olive oils (this officially means I’m an adult), I can’t wait to visit the place in the flesh. Designed by the popular Toronto firm, Burdifilek, the store is quirky and creative, allowing the olive oil to take centre stage, all the while remaining innovative and thoroughly thought out.
March 20, 2012 § 14 Comments
Silje, a Norwegian based ceramic artist, lives in what I could only describe as my dream space. For real this time. It’s eclectic, it’s girly (without being over the top) and it’s lived in and loved, just as ones space is intended. The light-filled rooms set against the warm wooden accents create the perfect atmosphere in which to showcase her incredible ceramics. The girl has talent in more ways than one, let me tell you.
March 13, 2012 § 20 Comments
I’m not sure what more I could say about this space other than the fact that I may have found my new favourite designer. Josephine’s style and class is matched with an equal amount of quirk proving that interior design doesn’t always need to be taken so seriously. Her home is refreshing to the senses and I can’t wait to see what else she gets up to in the future.
March 9, 2012 § 16 Comments
To say that life has been busy lately would be the understatement of the year. Between balancing work, the little sanctuary I like to refer to as my blog, and family/friends, there doesn’t seem to be time for much else. My laundry has piled up, our bedroom STILL remains completely undecorated (nearly a year later) and I don’t remember the last time I cooked an actual meal (heating up soup counts, right?) In the few recent moments that I manage to steal, I find myself flipping through design magazines over a cup of tea or making my way through pinterest. If there’s any sort of common theme amongst my current favourite spaces, it’s the fact that I’m drawn to simple, understated, elegant decor. It’s likely that my mind is simply craving a break from all of the mental stimulation, but either way, these sweet, monochromatic vignettes are screaming my name.
And with that, I am off to Halifax for the weekend (it really never stops*)!
Happy weekend noodles!
*not a complaint, swear!