I love the interiors of this home. It’s clean and modern with beautiful natural elements which add warmth and keep it from being too feminine.
First things first, I’d like to shout out a huge, heartfelt THANK YOU!! to Kristin, who blogs at Bliss-athome.com, for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award! It’s an honor and, of course, I accept. Kristin has some great DIY and design ideas on her blog and you should definitely take a peek at them.
It seems that this award was started in 2008 by the author of “Artwork by Sara“, a California artist. Kudos to her for spreading a spirit of positivity and generosity amongst bloggers which is still going strong four years later. Continue reading »
I decided to visit the Yonge and Eglinton area in mid-town Toronto today. I wouldn’t exactly call it a “Design District”, like the King East area I wrote about here, but it is definitely filled with furniture and home accessory stores as well as a multitude of restaurants and just about any other type of store or office you can imagine. Most of shops are one-of-a-kind, however some of the big chains have definitely made their mark.
These days many of us are working from home occasionally, if not full time. Thankfully, huge innovations in technology have allowed our workplaces to adapt. However, some of us don’t have the luxury of an extra room to devote to an office and we’re at a loss as to where and how to set up a dedicated spot for working at home. With this in mind, I’ve found some great ideas for squeezing out some work space around your home.
I’ve long been drooling over the bedroom above which happens to have a very chic desk area. The mirror makes the desk less obtrusive and work-ish but, if need be, it could be replaced with a beautiful bulletin board for notes or shelves for storage.
Woofstock 2012 is taking place in Toronto this weekend. It’s an outdoor festival for dogs and their owners complete with vendors and exhibitors, a dog fashion show, a Mr. and Ms. K9 Canada Pageant and other doggie events. If you’re interested in attending, it’s being held downtown by the the St. Lawrence Market where the surrounding streets are closed to traffic in order to accomodate thousands of human and canine attendees.
My friend, Brenda, recently asked for help with her basement family room. Unfortunately there had been a water leak and some of the walls and carpet were ruined. Since she was going to have to re-paint and re-carpet it seemed like an opportune time to update the room overall.
The room has low ceilings, no windows and one wall that’s not square with the others, throwing the balance off a little. Brenda loves turquoise, so she hoped to work that colour into the room, and she also wanted a fresh airy feeling. A sofa and TV were a must and she hoped to continue to store her family’s book collection in that space.
I’m a catalogue (a.k.a “catalog”, for my American friends) kind of girl. I love leafing through through them both in print and online, but do have a preference for a meaty hard copy with which I can curl up on the couch and immerse myself.
I love them all and will never say no to browsing through jewellery, clothes, museum finds, gifts, gadgets… you get the picture. Of course, the furniture and decor ones are my favorites and I have no trouble gazing at page after page of rooms, styled to the max with not a speck of dust, pile of dishes or paper mountain in sight. Most of the time the pages are so inspiring and inviting that I wish I could move in, if only for a day.