Monday, 2 March 2015

My Little Guy's Bedroom Reveal

It's finally done & I could not be happier! 
More importantly O loves his new bedroom, so that makes this designer & Mommy very pleased.

I'm not going to bore you with a bunch of before photos, but if you want to see them you can click here. You will also catch a glimpse of the inspirational images.

This was my design plan = woodsman meets ski lodge on an adventure.

And after 7 weeks, a few tweaks & great grandpa making the bed here is where we have ended up.
I hope to have the space professionally photographed soon but for now these images will have to do!

I'll be back tomorrow with how this all came together & how it played out on the budget.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Being Patient. It's worth the wait.

As many you you recall we put our house on the market last April. It didn't sell & that's OK. 
The Mr & I had very strong ideas on what style of home we wanted & it had to be in a specific area. We had become slaves to the MLS listings, with nothing turning up. Frankly to leave our current home, there were going to be no compromises on style & location.

Well my, friends one of the homes we had longingly had eyes for HAS JUST GONE ON THE MARKET!!! 
The location is perfection, the property is huge & it has the mid-century modern design we have been craving. 

The listing reads as a renovators dream, so we're going to go look at it & see if all the dreams we have in our mind can actually be set in stone. 

In the meantime my "designing my new home in a completely different style" wheels have been spinning for the last 24 hours. Here is an home that I feel really represents what I am looking for. Calm colour pallet, lots of built in furniture, lots of windows, texture & very organic!

Photos by: Matthew Williams

I found this L.A. home on Martha Stewart online but it did not give an credit to the designer. So If anyone knows please share so I can give credit where credit is due.

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Just Checking In & my IDS Party outfit.

I had a client project installed Tuesday & it all looks so amazing- hopefully I will have some photos of the drapery, headboard & pillows I made soon. The pics I took don't do it any justice. Painting... lots of painting, pillows orders & sewing has been accomplished & the general logistics of getting O's room underway has kept me busy so far this week. 

Tonight is the IDS2015 Opening Night Party. I am looking forward to spending some time & catching up with by friends, getting dressed up, meeting some new people / making new contacts all by being surrounded by music, food & great design. Just my cup of tea! You see lots of people at these events, some are very casual & other are way over the top. I like to be somewhere in the middle looking pulled together & polished but definitely comfortable. Here is my ensemble for this evenings soiree.

My go to black leather leggings, a silk a-line cami, an over sized lightweight graphic cardigan, sexy peep toe booties, simple black clutch & a statement necklace. I like the fact that the pearl & multi coloured gemstone necklace is sweet in contrast to the rock n' roll vibe of the rest of the outfit.

I hope to recap my faves of the show on Monday.

Well I'm off to have my 4 week old Schellac mani re-done. I swear this stuff is amazing not one chip in 4 weeks. 

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

A Wall Scone Decision & Some New Pillows!

As you may already know form this post, I am giving my son's room a makeover. It seems that the fabrics, furniture, layout, wallpaper, drapery & bedding selections for his space are slowly taking over my brain. I have become slightly obsessed. My original plan was to remove the sliding mirror closet doors & create a built in dresser with place to hang a piece of art & a small area for hanging, but after much thought I have given that plan the axe. Instead I have opted for the closet area to become a desk/ homework area. In the meantime, until he actually has real homework, it will serve as a spot for him & his Lego to spread out & get creative.
This image from  Lacqured Life served as my inspo.

I have ordered up this Coles & Son Woods wallpaper for inside of the nook. It's the perfect fit for our "woodsman on an adventure" vibe.

The hunt is on for 2 wall sconces.

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If you saw my Instagram last Friday them you will have seen the latest pillows I created for Black Rooster - The Black Lips & the Black Bold.

Aren't they wicked?!!
Now go buy some up before they are all gone.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

A New Esty Art Find. Eye Poetry Photography.

I was searching Etsy for a piece of art for my son's bedroom & I came across the work of Irene Suchocki of
 Eye Poetry Photography. It makes me so happy when I stumble upon something really good & she is a fellow Canuck too!!!

I did choose one of these great images for O's room. I'm looking forward to getting it framed up!
Head over to Eye Poetry to see more brilliant photographs.