Monday, December 15, 2014

Chic Holiday Decor

It's that time of the year again! We love decorating our own homes for the holidays so we were so excited when ShawTV wanted to feature holiday spaces styled by our team!

The first step was choosing a palette. It's easy to stick to classic green and red, but we wanted to do something fresh and exciting. You can still achieve that same cozy, holiday feeling in your home without using the typical holiday colours and designs. We turned to one of our favourite stores, Bouclair Home, to create this feeling. They offer stylish items at a great price - which is perfect for holiday styling as you don't want to break the bank on items you might change out next year.  As soon as we saw the blush pink decor items they had in stores, we knew this would be the start of something great! We built off this soft, chic colour and styled two spaces - living room and dining room. We paired the blush pink with silver and gold - yes, it is ok to mix metals! We used white feathered decor pieces and glittery accessories to add a little kick and lots of candles to create the perfect atmosphere. Our favourite item - the white feather christmas tree! We couldn't be happier with the way it turned out.

If you missed our feature on Shaw TV we have it posted here and here. Below are some gorgeous shots of the spaces shot by photographer extraordinaire, Brian Buchsdruecke!


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Design Details: Staircase Railings

There are so many details that go in to creating a dynamic and beautiful space and that means some things often get overlooked. Staircase railings offer a great opportunity to add someone eye catching and unique to a space. This can mean choosing an interesting material- glass, brass or even rope- or incorporating a certain design - something modern or something traditional. Stairs can be the focal point of a room, or even the entire home, so it's important that the railings not only work with their aesthetic but stand alone as their own design element. 

Take a looks at some beautiful and unique designs below and you'll never look at railings the same way again! 

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Daniel Heath Perivale Collection

We've always loved the whimsical wallpapers and detailed antique mirrors from Daniel Heath's studio based out of London, so it's no surprise that the newest collection is nothing short of amazing. The Perivale Collection includes reclaimed slate tiles, furniture and cushions. Inspired by the Art Deco era (one of our favs!) the collection fuses together both salvaged and new materials to create dynamic pieces. Each item is gorgeously detailed and meticulously constructed. Daniel is known for combining craftsmanship, sustainability and impeccable design and this collection is just that. Take a look at the amazing pieces below!






Friday, November 14, 2014

Favs of the Week: Bathroom Edition

There are have been so many amazing interiors spotted around the web, and this week it seems to be all about the phenomenal bathroom spaces.  There are so many opportunities to make statements in your bathroom - whether it be modern fixtures or bold tiles. We've rounded up our favourite bathroom eye candy below for you to check out. Enjoy and happy Friday!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Art Inspired Interiors

Just like the relationship and inspiration between fashion and interior design we discussed in one of our previous posts, art has the same power and influence. Art can transport you to another place and another time, and we believe the perfect interior can do the same thing. Both mediums use colour, texture and pattern to create a feeling - whether you are wandering the rooms of a museum or creating the spaces in your own home. The brushstrokes of Monet can inspire a calm, feminine space and the colours of Picasso can encourage an eclectic, bold interior. Below we've paired some of our favourite pieces by some of our favourite artists with interiors that reflect the same spirit and feeling of these works of art!

Piet Mondrian, Composition II in Red, Blue and Yellow (1930) // Interior

Gustav Klimt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907) // Interior

Pablo Picasso, Woman with a Book (1932) // Interior

Claude Monet, Water Lilies (1908) // Interior

Jackson Pollock, Yellow Islands (1952) // Interior

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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