Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas From My Home To Yours

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Merry Christmas dear friends! I wish you a fabulous next few days surrounded by your family & friends ... I hope you get everything on your wishlist, and eat too many desserts to count. It's a time of year where we can often get distracted by 'things', all those shiny & glittery material items, we even get caught up in what we're going to wear and how we'll do our nails (I'm speaking for myself here!). But I encourage us all to remember what this season really is all about. It's about showing love to our neighbours, spending time with our families, doing random acts of kindness, and most importantly celebrating the One who gave it all for us. Jesus is the real reason for the season, He's the historical basis for this holiday that we have modernized, and it's something that's easy to forget as I get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the Holidays.

I've been trying to focus on that more and more this year; even when writing my Christmas cards out, shopping for the perfect gifts, or baking batches of cookies for loved ones, I'm trying to remind myself why I am doing all of this. To show love to those around me, to give to those in need, and to celebrate the birth of Christ even through tasks that may seem "commercialized."

Luke 2: 8-12 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.  And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Designer Profile | Marianne Simon Design

Happy Christmas week!! I hope you are feeling prepped and ready for the big day! Today I am sharing with you the stunning portfolio of Marianne Simon - a talented Washington state-based designer whose work is truly drool worthy. I love how Marianne has mastered the use of neutrals with so much interest added through millwork, wallcoverings, fabrics, and classic finishes like wood and marble:

Pretty spectacular, non? And I just love following Marianne on Instagram - following your favorite designers means getting sneak peeks of their work before it hits their portfolio or gets published!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Fabulous Bathrooms By Meredith Heron

Today I'm sharing one of my all-time favorite designer's work with you, and particularly the fabulous bathroom designs of Meredith Heron. This Toronto-based interior designer has truly mastered the art of intuitive glamour in all of her work, and I think you will immediately agree that the bathrooms below capture her talent perfectly. I adore some of the key elements Meredith employs to create a stunning bathroom space.

First example; she expertly adds texture, depth, and interest by utilizing millwork, grasscloth, and pattern through wallpaper & fabric.Whether it's floor-to-ceiling deep, luscious navy, or half the wall panelled in a tailored onyx, anchoring the room in decadent darks lends to an air of sophistication:

How about warm metal fixtures? I'm so thankful to see brass & other warm metals still going strong. Whether it's through light fixtures, hardware, faucets, or mirrors, Meredith knows how to pick pieces that become absolute showstoppers in the space!

It's quite easy to see that Meredith also has mixing tile patterns & textures down pat. She knows how to play with scale and perspective so that 5 or more tile types are seamlessly combined and your eye rests easily on the overall space. Stunning effect, isn't it?

To see more of Meredith's beautiful work hop over to her portfolio and blog.
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