"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, March 21, 2012

The versatile settee

A settee is one of the most useful pieces of furniture.  It can be used at the bottom of a bed, in a dining room or eating nook, in a living room if space is tight, an entryway or even a wide hallway.  It's on my list of must haves when we eventually move to a new house.  My choice would be to have one in my entryway and have a cushy spot for my guests to sit while they put there shoes on and off.  I am in love with the first image.  Isn't it gorgeous?

Friday, March 16, 2012

What I'm wearing


I didn't think I was going to squeeze in this post today.  It's been a crazy week with the kids being home on spring break, so much so that I had my nine year old daughter take these pictures! She's a budding photographer don't you think? I love mixing different prints, polka dots and animal print is by far one of my favourite combinations.  If this is too much for you then try mixing on a smaller scale.  What about a floral shoe and a striped shirt?  Have a good weekend!

Boyfriend jeans from Gap, blouse from H&M, coat from Banana Republic, necklace from Spike the Punch, shoes from H&M

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Spring arrivals-Emerson Fry

I just love the new Emerson Fry spring collection!  I signed up a few weeks ago to receive the spring preview and I'm loving some of the new pieces.  I wish they weren't so expensive or I would be buying a few things right now! Here are some of my favourites.

Monday, March 12, 2012


As much as I love colour I am drawn to these pale nude shades.

From left to right: blouse from Aritzia, Elle Decor, dress from Club Monaco, House to Home, dress from Ella Moss, Elle Decor

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Powder room featured in BC Home Magazine

Check out my feature in the March/April edition of BC Home Magazine on how to make the most out of a small powder room.  Just because it's small doesn't mean it can't be beautiful and functional!

Friday, March 2, 2012

What I'm Wearing


I love a bright pair of pants to liven up an otherwise neutral outfit.  Have a good weekend!

sweater from Club Monaco, pants from Zara, shoes from Town Shoes, necklace from Stella and Dot, clutch from Zara

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Dreamy watercolours

I fell in love with this beautiful watercolour wallpaper from a company called Black Crow Studios.  They are featured in the March edition of Canadian House and Home.  It looks like a beautiful piece of art on your wall.  If you didn't want to commit to wallpaper they will also mount it on canvas for you.  I think it would be stunning on a dining room wall, don't you?