"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.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Photo shoot

I had the pleasure of working with an amazing client to completely redo her main living space.  She moved to a new home and wanted to start over with a fresh new look.  We did this mostly through paint and furnishings and it turned out great!  I had the space photographed a couple of weeks ago and wanted to share a few images.  I am in the middle of putting together a new website so for now just a sneak peek.   Have a good weekend!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tommy Smythe

Tommy Smythe was featured in Style at Home this month and I wanted to share a few pictures of his space.  My favourite room has got to be the closet!  The closet is off the rack from Ikea and he customized it by adding trim detail, paint and beautiful door knobs.  Doesn't it look beautiful?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Dressing a designer

I was very flattered when Karla Amadatsu from Kerrisdale Design picked me for her new series Dress a Designer.  I love clothes as much as I love decorating and I had so much fun putting together an outfit for her.  Check out her blog and see what I came up with.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Bathrooms on the brain and a giveaway

I am in the middle of working on a few bathroom renos so all I'm thinking about these days is tile, counters, flooring etc....  I came across this photo and I fell in love with the wallpaper and the pretty chandelier.  

I also wanted to share with you that photographer extraordinaire Tracey Ayton is having a fantastic giveaway over at her blog today.  I just wrapped up a photo shoot with her and Tracey did an incredible job. I'll be posting some pictures soon.  Have a great Monday!

Friday, February 18, 2011

What do you think?

I brought home this adorable lacquer box.  Doesn't it look delicious?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Olivia Palermo for Tibi

I came across some photos of Olivia Palermo doing an ad campaign for Tibi. She is one of my favourite fashionistas who always looks effortless.  I have already purchased the oh so chic 70's trouser jean that she is wearing in the first photo. Such a cool look that I need to be sporting this spring!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Hope you all have a good one!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Plate walls, granny or chic??

I was having a conversation with some friends (you know who you are) over lunch last week about Sarah Richardson and her plate wall she did on the first episode of Sarah 101.  I was against it from the start and thought it was bad on every level.  So I thought I would try and find some cool plate walls to see if they would change my mind.  What I have discovered is that there is a fine line between chic and granny.  I think the key is to mix up the styles so it doesn't give off that granny vibe, you know?  After saying all that I'm still not convinced:)

Sarah's plate wall

More modern versions

Monday, February 7, 2011

Interiors by Wendy Haworth

I came across this designer through 1st Dibs and love the modern feel to her spaces, so pretty.

Friday, February 4, 2011

It's time for a visit

Some things I'm eyeing at The Cross.  I think it's time for a little visit.