Tuesday, October 28, 2014

British Made Design

We are so excited for this new collection from Mineheart! Launching in November and December, the company will be releasing an eclectic grouping of home decor items called "British Made Design." These gorgeous and uinique products are all by designers Young & Battaglia and Joao Figuieredo. The collection pairs classic and familiar designs with rich tones and modern applications. Traditional with a twist! Take a look below at some of the fabulous designs! 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Roundup: Patterned Tile

Fabric and artwork are a great and easy way to add pattern and interest to a space, but we have been using another material lately to do that same thing. Patterned tiles are on the rise in the design world, and with all the different options it's easy to find a shape, design and colour story to fit your use! If you are feeling bold use the tiles for a kitchen backsplash, and if you aren't quite ready to take the leap, they work great on a small powder room floor. They can also be paired with a simpler tile to add a special detail in your design. They add so much interest and beauty to a room, and will definitely be the highlight of the space. So take the leap and check out some of our favourite designs and patterns below!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Apparatus Objects

We have been huge fans of Apparatus Studio's lighting for some time now, so when we found out they were coming out with a line of accessories we couldn't wait to see what they had in store. And of course they did not disappoint. Their line of home objects is nothing short to beautiful, sculptural and completely unique - just like their lighting. The new line consists of brass spun incense burners (named the "censor") and incense that burns in phases as the day goes on, interlocking and geometric candle blocks, black and white porcelain table wear and last but not least, a gorgeous leather tote that incorporates their beautiful Strata wallpaper design. If you are not already a fan of Apparatus Studio their new line of objects will definitely make you one!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Etsy Halloween!

This morning on CTV Calgary, Aly was talking all things Halloween! All the items featured were sourced from Etsy and Canadian! We love using local items sourced from independent vendors for our designs, parties and homes. In case you missed the segment we've got a round-up of some of our favourite items below. Take a look and start planning your own Halloween bash! 

Ellebeetree (Calgary, AB)
We love the quirky skull and top had motif on this muslin handmade pillow. It's the perfect way to easily transform your living space for the holiday. 

Paper and Parties Co. (Vancouver, BC)
Adorable chalkboard bunting that can be customized to any length. Add a fun saying of your choice, and reuse it for the next holiday! 

Wintergreen Designs (Vancouver, BC)
This teeny tiny trio of handmade pumpkins are made by paper quilling and are just too cute! We like the idea of creating a "Halloween Tree" and using these one of a kind decorations as ornaments! 

William Rae Designs (Edmonton, AB)
Made from reclaimed wood and acrylic paint, this handmade sign is the perfect addition to your fall holiday decor.  Courtney Hanak and her husband Fraser hand make every piece! 

These coasters are made by Trisha Nakagawa and have perfect colours for fall! To make the coasters she fuses sheets of coloured glass together with a sheet clear glass in her kiln. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Light it Up!

One of our favourite elements in any space is lighting. It can instantly change the feeling and mood of a space, and if done right perfectly reflects the style of a room through atmosphere and design.  Whether you are choosing something that will be a focal point of a design or something that blends in to the background to add that missing element, lighting is an exciting and important element of any design process. It's also one of our favourite things to source for our clients and our own spaces. The possibilities these days are endless, and sometimes it's almost impossible to narrow down the options! We've collected some of our favourite impact lights below - pendant fixtures that will definitely give that "wow" effect in any space! Take a look!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Favourites

Happy Friday! It's been a crazy week of weather here in Calgary, but it seems like the sunshine is melting the snow just in time for the weekend. We plan on taking advantage of it because you never know when the snow is is going to make another appearance! To kick off the start of the weekend we've rounded up some of our favourite design links from around the interweb. Take a look below and hope you enjoy!

1 // Emily Henderson's newly renovated kitchen. Especially loving the marble and gold backsplash!

2 // To die for prints and colours at Micheal Kors Spring 2015 RTW Show

3 // Beautiful stationary suite from MaeMae Paperie

4 // Geometric lighting from MicroMacro

5 // Abstract acrylic paintings by Britt Bass. Doesn't this one just make you happy?!

6 // Gorgeous herringbone floor transition from tile to hardwood. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Plywood, Please!

Yes, that's right - Plywood! Whether we are searching on Pinterest, design blogs or Houzz, interiors utilizing plywood have been popping up all over. From wall coverings to furniture, it seems to be the newest in creative and modern spaces. Using plywood as a finishing material rather than a construction material is definitely a trend we can get on board with! And why not? It's easy to use, inexpensive and adds warmth to a space. We've rounded up our favourite plywood spaces below. Would you be bold enough to use plywood as a decorative accent in your space?

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