Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Hi everyone!! Hope your Spring soon to be Summer is off to a great start...Its no secret that I have tried different styles of decorating- its what I do and love, sleep and breath-all things decor, I make no apologies for it-its who I am... that being said- I still gravitate to certain things/styles that seem to be consistent in my own lifestyle and home. As I explore and find myself so to speak, I tend to gravitate towards a bohemian style, but in my own way- its a modernized simpler pretty bohemian...fashion wise- maxi dresses and cute flowy tops, skirts, sandals, and lots of jewelry...decor wise- vintage rugs, sheepskins, Moroccan influences, casual furniture, crystals, candles and art, like I said- my way...I definitely have photos that inspire me though and here are just a few of those...
Monday, 5 May 2014
Hi everyone! For some, Spring has sprung. Here, its just starting...a bit. Because it takes so long for for Spring to happen in my neck of the woods, I like to bring it indoors as much as possible. I picked up a beautiful bouquet of blush roses the other day...
I have always loved a soft blush pink and when I came across this house tour with a bit of blush in amongst a whole lotta white, I knew I had to share it. Take a peek...
images via desire to inspire
design by Maison Hand
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Now that I have my sofa, I am in search for the perfect chairs. I'm trying to figure out if I want matching chairs or unmatched chairs. I like the casual look of two chairs but I also love symmetry, so its a dilemma for me. I did find a chair for next to nothing on Kijiji last week, which I have thoughts of reupholstering/slip-covering. Its bones are solid and its a beautiful style but for right now I'm just living with it to see how I feel about it. That's the beauty of Kijiji. If you get something and don't like it, you can always sell it again! Here are a few photos I love of both ways...
images via pinterest
Friday, 18 April 2014
Hi everyone! I have been slowly...very slowly.... switching out my home to shades of white and neutrals working with textures, and woods. There is still more to be done, I'm on the hunt for chairs and still have some things to change in the bedroom but its getting there. I am loving the peacefulness and calmness I feel with whites and a more organic feeling. At the end of the day, its extremely relaxing. Here a few recent photos...
Monday, 14 April 2014
Hi everyone! Ok, I'm sure you knew this post was coming- a blog on white sofas. I have loved a white sofa for so long and I finally got mine from my moms over the weekend, I washed up all the covers and its sparkling white again. I know what most of you think about white- I could never have white furniture, I have kids and pets! And, trust me, I was one of you at one point! I was so scared, even though I made sure to have washable/dryable heavy white cotton duck fabric used. But let me tell you- it washes like a freakin dream. I love that I can clean my covers, unlike upholstered furniture, and because I am a clean freak, I like to see the dirt, and therefore clean it :) So, in time I will be showing you photos of my living room with my white sofa, but for now here are a few rooms I love with white sofas, have a great day!
Thursday, 10 April 2014
Hi everyone! I have a much needed day off today, after 2 weeks of working thru a flu, and 2 massive toothaches that needed root canals, which, BY THE WAY, pretty much killed me, now that I'm all better-I get the time off, haha. But I'm excited to get things ready for my sofa which we are hopefully going to pick up this weekend. In case you missed my post a few days ago-I sold my sectional, and am picking up my sofa that I sold to my mom- my beautiful white slip covered down filled sofa- the whole family wants this sofa back and I'm happy to oblige as its white, YAY white! Because its slip covered I can just throw the covers in the wash and its perfect again. Whats funny is the second I had the covers made, I was afraid they were too white and got scared to have a white sofa, but my mom has been doing just that, throwing them in the washer and dryer (I had preshrunk fabric used) and its still perfect after over 3 years, animals and an abundance of use... so now I am taking it back, HA! Anyhoo, I wanted also to share some accessories I am in LOVE with right now, for my own home and also for my clients. Check them out!
I love using glass, and this large olive jar is something that can stand alone to make an impact or be grouped with other glass...
I love this concrete etched heart, it would look great placed on a stack of books on say a coffee or side table....
I just ordered a similar hamper to this, I love that it is versatile and pretty enough to have in any room- I currently have it in my living room to hold extra throws, but it can be used anywhere...
This is next on my list- Decorate with flowers- its a beautifully illustrated book on how to make flower arrangements to suit your decor...a little fact about me you may not know- is I took a floral design course in my twenties, so anything to do with flowers I LOVE!
Have a great weekend!
Tuesday, 8 April 2014
Hi everyone! I am noticing this trend happening lately- the over dyed vintage rug. I see it popping up in traditional, country and modern intetriors and I LOVE it! The process includes neutralizing the vintage rugs original colors while still retaining its design, and then over-dying them to create a more solid colored rug. This creates a unique one of a kind rug each time. I absolutely love them and am incorporating one into my current clients home as she loves them too. Here's a few photos ...enjoy!
You can purchase one of these stunning rugs HERE
Have a great day!