"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 27, 2011

What I am coveting right now

Everything about this line of furniture just calls my name.  It's the new Lilly Pulitzer line through Neiman Marcus and everything about it is perfection.  The lacquer, the gold accents, the pretty lined drawers in the dining room table,  need I go on?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

New sofa!

I have been working on a client's family room and she just received her new sofa.  I snapped these pictures with my iphone so they are a little fuzzy.  It fits her space so perfectly as it is an awkward shape and a sectional was the best solution. The pillows I picked up from a variety of sources and they all work well together.  It's coming along but we still need artwork, accessories and some shelving for above the desk area.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Projects around the house

It feels like forever since I last posted!  This time of year is so hectic with year end activities, field trips, sports day etc....  (as all of you mom's know)  I have also been preoccupied with my own house adding some much needed new furniture to my living room and bedroom.  It all takes time but I thought I would share what's been happening.  I have been on the lookout for a new dresser and chest of drawers for our master bedroom and knowing that I am also working on our living room I had to get creative with the budget.  My plan was to find a vintage dresser and chest of drawers and have them sprayed white.  The first place I looked was craig's list which for the most part has been hit and miss with mostly misses.  So when I came across a gorgeous chest of drawers that I have seen in many decor magazines I knew it was my lucky day.  It is absolutely perfect and I couldn't be more thrilled with such a great find.  It doesn't hurt that it's already a lacquer white and in perfect condition.  I also found a dresser that may work, it is too hard to tell in the photo so I need to go take a look at it.  I'll let you know if it comes home with me.

My new gorgeous chest of drawers

Art deco dresser with possibilities?? I'm picturing it white with large ring pulls for the drawers.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

My favourite colour trend this season

Cobalt blue is a major trend this season that's popping up everywhere.  I love this bold hue and have picked up a few pieces myself to add to my wardrobe.  Shoes to walls and everything in between this colour is a definite pick me up for any outfit or room in your home.  Here are some of my picks.

Of course Blake Lively is always on trend (or in this case Serena)

Zara (I have these and love them!)

Aritzia (I also have this dress and it looks great with a pair of white skinny jeans)

Blake's at is again with this fab bag!

Benjamin Moore Patriot Blue