Thursday, October 16, 2014

Designer Profile | LMC Interiors



And just like that, in the blink of an eye, we are almost at the weekend once again! Happy dance :)

Today I've got a fabulous portfolio to share with you;  Lisa McGough, a Houston-based interior decorator, has luxurious design down pat. Her blog is appropriately named Stroke of Luxe, and her instagram account is full of visual goodies.










Simply divine! I love her use of a very neutral palette with the perfect touches of pattern & texture. To see more from Lisa, visit her portfolio here.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Designer Profile | Patrick Mele



I fell for the designs of Patrick Mele, featured on Domaine Home. He's got a young tradition design sense, with a dash of spunk!

 
 
 
 




I love each of these spaces. And that ginger jar vignette in the photo just above has me wanting to go shopping to add to my own collection! To see more from his portfolio, visit Patrick's website here.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

15 Inspirational Thanksgiving Tablescapes


Fellow Canadians, are you ready for the Thanksgiving long weekend? I am so excited for all the yummy food, quality time with family & friends, and sitting down to watch 'A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,' of course ;)

I've gathered up my favorite images of Thanksgiving Tablescapes in hopes that they inspire you as you prepare!

 
I love the idea of an abundance of foliage, or even a garland draping the sides of the table:
 
 
 
 
 
How about all blue & white? Such a classic look!
 
 
Gold flatware takes a table setting to the next level (still in love with this set from West Elm):
 
 
 
I adore the idea of painting pumpkins:
 
 
 
 
And lastly, using pumpkins as a flower vase, a creative and beautiful idea for a floral centrepiece! I'm going to have to try this one:
 
 
Happy Thanksgiving weekend Canada!
 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Dissecting the Details | Anne Hepfer



Today you can find me over at La Dolce Vita blog, sharing another installment of my monthly column, Dissecting the Details. I'm analyzing the entry way designs of the talented Toronto-based designer Anne Hepfer. Hop over to read 3 key elements Anne implements to create show-stopping spaces!



Those are some drool-worthy foyers, isn't she talented? Click through to see more over on LDV!





Monday, October 6, 2014

5 Random Monday Musings


Happy new week everyone! Hope you had a great first weekend of October; and here in Canada our countdown is on for the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend!! I can just taste my Dad's famous stuffing already ;) A few random musings to start off your new week -

1. J  C R E W  S A L E

via my Instagram
 
Run don't walk - there is a sale on many of the women's new arrivals at J.Crew! I just received this lambswool zip sweater (25% off with the code SOSWEET), and I paired it with a plaid shirt for a cozy fall look. They've got 40% off sale items as well!
 
2. C U R R E N T  M U S I C   M U S I N G S
 
 
I am quickly becoming obsessed with the new album 'Cheek to Cheek,' by the ultimate odd-couple Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. After their hit single 'The Lady is a Tramp,' in 2011, they wisely decided to pair up again, and this time for a whole album (lucky us! click below to have a listen):
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fg1meK-IgOM
 
 
And another song I've been in love with for probably more than a year - Oceans by Hillsong United. This is a powerful song asking God to build and strengthen our faith beyond our imagination, it's beautifully written & executed:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy9nwe9_xzw
 
 
3. O U R  A U T U M N  T A B L E S C A P E
 
via my Instagram
 
I picked up a few fabulously whimsical gourds for our autumn tablescape last week at a new market in our neighbourhood. There seems to be WAY more variety of shapes and colors this year!
 
4. L O V E  L O C K S  I N  P A R I S
 
 
Have you heard the sad news about the love locks bridge in Paris? The weight of the locks is weighing the bridge down - so much so that part of the bridge began to collapse inwards last Sunday. This will mean the locks will be permanently removed. Here's hoping that they will display them elsewhere to preserve them. Did you leave a lock on this infamous bridge?
 
5. I P H O N E  6 P L U S  R E V I E W
 
via my Instagram
 
Last but not least, I've made the BIG switch - literally. I received my iPhone 6Plus last week and although the size is taking a bit of getting used to, I love it. There is a lot of controversy surrounding the new phone, but rest assured that the 'Bendgate' scandal has almost disappeared - all in all only a handful of people have found that the phone actually bent in their pockets. And considering we are generally carrying it around in a purse, the problem is really non-existent. I love the large screen display and of course the optical lens on the camera (not available on the iPhone 6).  I think if you are not using your phone to talk on very often, but instead you text/use it as a camera, this is a good fit for you. I give this phone a two thumbs up! Hope that info helps if you are considering making the big switch :)
 
Hope your week is off to a fantastic start everyone!
 

Friday, October 3, 2014

House Tour | Betsy Morgan



Happy Friday! I came across this lovely tour on Domaine Home the other day and fell in love - Betsy Morgan's historic New York Townhouse is the stuff dreams are made of!












 
 
 
 
Lovely, isn't it? I adore that even though the majority of the home is traditional & historic - with all of it's millwork & mouldings - there is a nice hint of clean modern lines here and there. Love that mix!

Have a fantastic and restful October weekend!

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