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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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

On Trend and Organized Office

School is back in session and just in time, designer Nate Berkus has released a stylish and modern line of office supplies for Hilroy available exclusively at Target. His line is perfect for any office that needs a quick update, or for those trend conscious teens looking for some stylish supplies that make going back to school a little easier. Our favourite are the oversized gold shears and mega clips. Any and all of these items would be a beautiful addition to your desk at work, home office or school locker!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Izzy Million

Who knew folding chairs could be so cool? Izzy Million has been manufacturing beautiful, well built folding chairs in New York since 1930's and their classic design has stayed tried and true since then. Working with DLV Designs, the chairs still have their old school form, but have been updated with luxurious fabrics and supple leathers to make the pieces customizable for your space. They really have created the ultimate fashionable folding chair- practical, long lasting and beautiful. They have divided up their chairs in to three collections - modern vintage, old sport and atomic age- so you are sure to find the perfect one! Whether it be for home, work or play these chairs will make the perfect addition to any space. Check out some of their designs below!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ashley Woodson Bailey

We are swooning over these breathtaking floral photographs by Ashley Woodson Bailey. Whether you are looking to add something moody and dark, or something airy and fresh, Ashley's prints are the perfect way to infuse florals into your space without having to fill your vases with fresh flowers every day. Her photos have a painterly quality to them and showcase the simple beauty of flowers in their most natural form. It's no surprise that Ashley has a background in floral design and art history. Pop over to her online shop to check out her two collections - dark and light - to find the perfect piece of art for your space.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Roundup: Favourite Wallpapers

Wallpaper is proving to be a strong trend throughout 2014 and it's a favourite in the AV Design office. We are always on the lookout for new and exciting prints, patterns and designs so here is a roundup of some that caught our eye. We can't wait to use these in our spaces!

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Coffee Cocktails

Just like many of you out there, coffee is a staple in our work day routine. It's one of the first things we do before we dive into our myriad of roles - millwork drawings, fabric selections, site meetings and answering emails. As much as we love our cup of joe, it's nice to have a little bit of variety in our morning wake me ups and afternoon pick me ups. We recently got a new coffee maker in our office - the KRUPS Lattecino- and we are in love! One our favourite parts about KRUPS is the coffee cocktail recipes that come along with them. They are quick and easy to create in our office and are event great to use after the work day finishes. They would be the perfect addition to any party or outdoor BBQ. Our favourite coffee cocktails so far are the Coffee and Coconut Ice Blend and the Mocha Milkshake. Check out the drool worthy concoctions below!