Friday, January 23, 2015

Wishlist | Black & White Ginger Jars


 

I think many of us are big fans of blue & white; it's a classic and stunning combination. I myself am trying to build a little collection of blue & white ginger jars for my dining table, I've got 5 so far and I'm loving the look. But I'm also on the lookout for black & white! Nothing is more classic than that, right? Black and white ginger jars, toile plates, cups & teapots are on my current wishlist:


artwork via Society Social
 
 
 


 
 
 
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Monday, January 19, 2015

Before & After | Bedroom Bliss



I adore finding fabulous examples of how millwork and architectural details can completely transform a room. Case in point: this stunning master bedroom makeover by Toronto-based McGill Design Group proves a dark & dreary traditional space can be brought  a new, bright, and airy feel. Notice how the bones were already there in the befores, however although the room was expansive it totally lacked character:




I love the effect of adding all the white panelling, as it draws your eyes upwards to the lovely shade of grey above the tray trim. That tray ceiling really made the room feel cold in the befores, however the visual result of adding panelling below completely changes the overall feel! Even the old mantle was swapped out for a better proportioned marble fireplace. The gorgeous chaise is from Colleen McGill's own furniture line, as is the tailored mahogany bed. The end result is elegant and intimate, don't you think?
 
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Color Story | Tobi Fairley



Have you read the annual color issue of Rue Magazine yet? Click through if you haven't! A stand out feature for me was the modern glam penthouse designed by Tobi Fairley.  You'll find eye-catching hues, de Gournay wallcoverings, lacquered walls ... it's Hollywood regency at it's finest!




The kitchen was a definite show-stopper for me, I am very attracted to the putty color of the cabinets and all of the brass fixtures. And a ladder in the kitchen? Considering I measure up to a very short 5'1.5", this has long been a dream of mine to own!







Enjoy the full article featuring this stunning home here, and see more from Tobi Fairley and her impressively extensive portfolio here.
 
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

House Tour | Enviable Designs



I'm pretty excited to dive in to this latest house tour, not only because the home is totally to my personal taste, but because it's in my home city of Vancouver! Designed by the talented Victoria McKenney of Enviable Designs, and photographed by the fabulous interior photographer Tracey Ayton, this home is quite the stunner:












What a soothing and inviting home. Everything is so crisp and bright. I adore all of the use of natural stone throughout the house, and the moulding and millwork as well. To see more of Victoria's fabulous designs click through to her website here, and instagram here.
 
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Monday, January 12, 2015

Designer Profile | The Design Co.



The luxe & feminine closet above led me to a fabulous new-to-me design firm based out of Toronto: The Design Co. I fell in love with their eye for mixing the elements of fashion, art, & architecture in each of their spaces. Have a little looky:















Pretty incredible spaces! Another aspect that attracts me is the heavy use of black, white, and grey with little touches of soft colors. You can see even more loveliness from The Design Co. on their website, and follow their adventures in all-things-design on instagram here.
 
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