Friday, December 28, 2012

Wrap it up!

You know when you come across something and it encompasses your style completely?  Well that's how I felt when I saw this lamp.  It was love at first sight.  This is me all wrapped up in a lamp and it needs to be in my house!!  The pair would look so good in my living room.  I found them at a great little home decor store called Stella Bleu.  They have a great selection of pretty chandeliers to modern glam furniture and accessories.  They are always a go to store for me when I'm looking for something special.  Now I need to convince the husband that these lamps are a necessity!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Looking for something modern?

I am currently working on a modern family room with minimal colour.  A neutral pallet with great texture can be achieved by mixing fabric, metals and wood tones.  This is a great way to keep a modern space from feeling too cold.  Take note of the beautiful painting done by my friend and designer Karla Amadatsu from Kerrisdale Design.

Throw pillows by Woody Liana and Caitlin Wilson 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Thom Felicia at Calico Corners

Not sure if I'm the last to know but it's news to me!  Now I have another reason to shop at Calico.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas decor

We finally put the tree up a couple of days ago and I wanted to share how it all turned out.  We always buy a real tree so the timing has to be right or you are left with a really dried out crispy tree by Christmas!  Believe me, I know this from past experience.  The tree is in a new spot this year since doing some redecorating and I didn't think it would fit but with a little tree trimming we managed to tuck it in the corner of the living room.  I was very minimal this year with other Christmas decor and I only added a few things to the room.  Please don't judge me on the ornament placement, my kids like to be involved and I had to let go of my usual control issues.

Holiday decorating

I am finally getting around to decorating the house for the holidays and the first thing I did was fix up my empty uninviting planter at the front door.  It was pitiful that my guests were being welcomed by an empty planter!  I took inspiration from who else but Sarah Richardson.  I loved the planters that she put together with Tommy on her holiday special.   I don't have a green thumb at all so I think it turned out pretty well.  Now I need to turn my attention to the inside of my house.