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.
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 »
There’s a bounty of beauty out there in the world of interior design and I love soaking it all in. Now that Fall, Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas are over, there’s a wonderful freshness in the pages of the periodicals. So, it’s time for another magazine round-up!
Happy new year to you all!
Are you enjoying the change of pace the holidays bring? I’ve been taking the opportunity to catch up on some much needed rest as well as doing some major organizing and cleaning. There’s still a lot to go through in the basement, however the top two floors are in great shape. Not the most exciting way to spend the holidays I know, but I feel as though I’ve gotten off to a reasonable start for 2013.
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 came up with this DIY project on the weekend when I was trying to think of a fun, original and personalized gift for a special little someone. As you can see, it’s an illuminated initial on canvas and, since it couldn’t have been simpler to make, I thought I’d share the how-to with you all.