"When you realize that a beautiful interior has very little to do with objects and a whole lot to do with spirit, general well being and upliftment you find the soul of interior design. If you have respect for your surroundings and everything has it's perfect place you interact with your world differently you carry yourself differently. My father used to say that the state of your surroundings is the state of your mind. Look around your home, let your home be the foundation of your aspiration."

Written by a South African artist, interior designer & product designer.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Yes please

I came across this chair at Z Gallerie.  So many things I love about it.  Modern wingback, beautiful blue leather and nailhead detail.  What's not to love??

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Adding some much needed curb appeal

I am in the midst of improving my front door area to make it more inviting.  It needed some serious help and it's still a work in progress! Of course I somehow managed to delete my before pictures so all I've got are the afters.  So far I have painted the front door a deep blue in Georgian Bay (Benjamin Moore), added some pretty flowers and my new twig lanterns I blogged about the other day.  Eventually I will change out the recessed pot lights to pendants and add a larger door mat, maybe a small outdoor rug.

Georgian Bay


Thursday, June 24, 2010

twig outdoor lanterns

I found these cool lanterns at Homesense the other day.  I thought the texture was great and they will make a great addition to my front door area.  Gotta love Homesense!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Feeling the yellow vibe

I am on a huge yellow kick right now.  Maybe it's the lack of sunshine here in Vancouver (yes, I'm whining about the weather again).  Or it might have been fellow blogger Erica from Moth Design and her beautiful outdoor oasis that prompted this.   Whatever it may be I'm definitely feelin' it.

imperial trellis in citrine

Jenna Lyons apartment Domino mag

courtesy of Domino

courtesy of Decor8

Monday, June 14, 2010

love love love

I know this room has been blogged about before but it is still one of my favourite rooms.  I love the simplicity of it.  It is such a soothing, inviting space.  The photographer Heather Ross who took this photograph for Canadian House and Home magazine also has a beautiful home decor store in Vancouver. She carries a mix of modern to antique finds and is a very talented individual!  Heather is not only a photographer but she has also worked as a textile designer, stylist and is a wonderful artist.  I always find something in her boutique that I have to have. 

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Summer Lonny Mag

To cheer me up while watching the rain this morning,  I drank my latte and spent time with my good friend Lonny magazine.  If anything is going to cheer me up from this horrible spring we're having, it's a latte and a good magazine!  Sorry, I really needed to vent about the weather.  Anyway, I fell in love with Lonny Editorial Assistant Ellie Somerville's fantastic rental suite in NYC.  I am always drawn to rooms that have a good mix of traditional and modern pieces.  They always feel effortless, fun and fresh. 

love the drapes from Calico Corners

love the mix of an antique chair with a modern parsons table from West Elm

gorgeous tables

the rug is a steal from Ikea

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

SJP's home in the Hamptons

We have all seen some great images from Sex and the City 2 but don't you want to see how SJP lives with her kids and husband in real life?  I found some great images on Elle Decor I wanted to share.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Para Paint & Sarah Richardson

Sarah Richardson (designer extraordinaire) has created a new line of paint with her partner Para Paints available through Lowe's.  The only problem is that it isn't available on the westcoast! (not yet anyway). She has repainted her own home in some of the shades in this new collection and all I can say is that it's no longer cream on cream on cream as we all know is (was) her signature.  This is what it looks like now with lots of help from her new line of paint.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Closets to die for

I dream of walk in closets like these!  Prerequisites:  chandelier, bench, good lighting and girly details.

courtesy of decorpad

courtesy of decorpad

courtesy of InStyle

Thursday, June 3, 2010