I visited the Interior Design Show in Toronto this weekend and, as always, it was filled with inspiration.
It was a thrill to finally meet face to face with the Bloom Lounge Chair (above) at the Emily Quinn booth. I’ve long been intrigued by Kenneth Cobonpue’s whimsical flower-shaped chair but this was my first time seeing one in person. In magazine photos the petals have more folds and frills and the chair somehow seems more alive but still, it is incredibly imaginative, impressive and surprisingly comfy.
If you haven’t seen the HGTV 2013 Dream Home on Kiawah Island, you’ve got to check it out! Judging from the photos it’s a beautiful blend of elegance and comfort with great use of color.
The guest bedroom first caught my eye with its deep blue accents. As the main color in my own bedroom is a rich blue, I love seeing how they’ve worked it into this room. The wall color is also interesting and I’m tempted to get a tester of their shade to try on my own walls.
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Today is a bright and sunny day, perfect for a drive out to Ajax, home of the Sklar Peppler furniture outlet where they’re having a big sale. It was my first time out there and I was very pleasantly surprised at the great quality, wide selection and reasonable prices. Most of all, I was inspired by the beautiful upholstery fabric used on the chairs in the showroom.
The pink, orange and white chair above first caught my eye. So fresh and fun, it would make a great statement in any room, but really so would any of these… Continue reading »
Yes, I’m well aware that it’s January 8th and Christmas is officially over but, truth be told, I’m not quite ready to take down the tree. You might be surprised to hear that it’s not for lack of time, and that I’m actually not even much of a Christmas reveler. It’s simply that I love having the tree with all its green branches, softly glowing lights and sparkling ornaments in the living room. I find it really brightens up our long, dark evenings.
Last Monday was my Cyber Monday, the day I placed an on-line order for an early Christmas present for our front entrance. In an effort to jazz up this small area, for months I had been searching for an over-sized round mirror without an over-sized price tag. I finally decided on a mirror from Overstock.com which had the best combination of looks and price and placed the order on Monday.
I can’t believe it’s taken me this long, but I’ve finally made an upholstered headboard. I’ve been wanting to make one for what seems like forever, but for one reason or another I’ve only just gotten around to it recently. I almost feel like I deserve a badge for this milestone DIY accomplishment!
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