"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.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Emersonmade duo

I have blogged about this amazing clothing line before and I was thrilled to come across an article on their home in Boston Magazine.  The husband and wife team of Emersonmade, Emerson and Ryan Fry, live in an idyllic farmhouse in New Hamshire.  It's the kind of setting you would see in movies and is the beautiful backdrop too all of the photos you see on their website.  They are not only focused on building an empire but also spend time raising chickens and ducks on their certified organic farm!  You can find the entire article here and learn more about how they found their dream home and how a business that started out selling flower pins now has a whole clothing line of classic pieces that every wardrobe should have.

images via Boston Magazine

Monday, May 16, 2011

My trip to Anthropologie

As many of you know Anthro finally opened its doors this past Friday in Vancouver on South Granville.  I am not one to wait when a new hip clothing store comes to town so I braved the lines and experienced it for myself yesterday afternoon.  I managed to come home with four new shirts and there were other things that I had my eye on that I'll pick up on another day.  If you haven't already then you must go!  Between the bowls, gorgeous knobs, jewelry and clothes it really is a one stop shop.

 Their famous coffee mugs (I am still questioning why I didn't pick one up!)

 My new shirts!

 I never get tired of these bowls

 Great selection of knobs

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Budget friendly vanities

I am lovin these vanities from Ikea!  You pick your base, style of countertop with integrated sinks and faucets for around $700.00!  You can also mount these to the wall or add legs depending on the look you want.  Not everyone can do custom vanities and this is a great option that won't break the bank.  There are other ways to make your bathroom feel custom like adding wallpaper on the vanity wall, interesting floor tile or backsplash, a roman blind in a great pattern and then of course some great accessories to complete the look.  

all images from Ikea

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mother's Day gift ideas

Need some ideas for Mother's Day?  I found some great gift ideas.

Marbled silk covered journal, so pretty.

What about a monagrammed coffee mug?

A beautiful sterling silver heart necklace

Soy candles

Petite silver plated vases