February 26, 2010

Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood

I'm not a huge Tori Spelling fan, my favourite 90210'er was always Brenda ;) . However I do have to say I am a HUGE fan of her Hollywood Home!!

Her home has such a natural, chic, relaxed vibe about it... based on her design style... I'm a fan!


February 25, 2010

Fashion is a Religion. This is the Bible

The September Issue has just come out on DVD and I couldn't be happier!! Lots of deleted scenes and extras galore... love love love Anna Wintour!!

"I'm an ice queen, I’m the Sun King, I’m an alien fleeing from District 9 and I’m a dominatrix. So I reckon that makes me a lukewarm royalty with a whip from outer space."

Vogue Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour, finding the humor in the
not-so-nice things people have called her, on the Late Show with David Letterman

February 23, 2010

Half Way There!

Well the painting portion of the Laundry room is done!! After hours of painting, taping and more painting, our laundry room is finally starting to take shape!!


Base coat painted, let the taping begin!!


 Stripe #2!!


Next step... cabinets :)

February 21, 2010

This is not a Love Story. This is a story about Love

 I just finished watching what is now my second favourite movie of the year- (500) Days of Summer. It was gorgeous! From the plot to the sets to the wardrobe, I loved it all. 

The main character, Tom, is an aspiring architect and we get to see life through his eyes- it's awesome!

I LOVE the chalkboard wall in his apartment:

And the awesome vintage wallpaper in Summer's:

I laughed, I cried, I got inspired...what more could you ask for in a movie :) 

February 19, 2010

More Laundry Room Love

The weekend is almost here! For me that means more work on my laundry room makeover (pictures to come!) . Though my beluga beige countertop is already purchased, I found this GREAT idea from The Style Dept.'s Suzanne Dimma's files:

Here is a great project to convert the top of your washer and dryer into an ironing surface.

  • 5/8” Thick MDF (or plywood)
  • 1” Upholstery foam
  • Spray adhesive
  • Heat-resistant fabric
  • Staple gun
  • Measuring tape
  • 2-3 Small L-brackets and screw

  • Measure the surface space of washer and dryer
  • Cut MDF board according to size of space
  • Apply spray adhesive to one side of board
  • Apply upholstery foam on top of board (cutting excess foam off so it is the same size as the board)
  • Lay fabric over the foam, using upholstery-style technique, staple fabric to board
  • To eliminate movement, use 2-3 small L-brackets evenly spaced to secure the board to wall
Tada! A beautiful, multi-purpose counter top!!

February 18, 2010

With Glowing Hearts...

Yay! The Olympics are HERE!!! As all of us Canadians are glued to our televisions, isn't it nice to be able to enjoy all the.... fashion?! Or sports, depending on your personality ;)

For me, seeing what all the different countries are wearing is my favourite part of every Olympiad- and this year doesn't disappoint! The opening ceremonies gave us some awesome uniforms, favourites being Italy, USA and, of course thanks to HBC, Canada. And how CUTE were the lead girls white jackets and tights?! Adorable.

I love the Ralph Lauren Designer Apparel for USA...

...but I can't help swooning over Canada's HBC collection!! Makes you want to curl up on the couch, in front of a fire, with a cup of cocoa watching the gorgeous coverage of Vancouver on CTV ;)

February 12, 2010

Tights are not Pants!!

So we've all seen the girls who have fallen victim to the leggings-as-pants fiasco. While out with some girlfriends last weekend, we were overcome with fear as we scanned the bar and realized we were the only ones... wearing pants!!

These Tights Are Not Pants made me bust a gut laughing when I saw their label inside of a pair of American Apparel leggings...   thank you for bringing to light a very important social issue that I fully support!!


February 11, 2010

Kate The Great

It's a bright sunshiny day and all I want to do is shop for Spring!! Thanks to the new Spring Collection from Kate Spade I can at least dream of laying on the beach and "Capturing the Moment".

I'm dying for an outfit with Citrus & Coral... too cute!!

Pretty in Pink

One of the perks of being an interior designer is getting to create spaces that, as an individual, you sometimes only get to dream about.

For me, designing a little girls room is always something I've wanted to do. My boyfriend tells me we're only ever having boys ( according to his DNA :P ) so I'm going to take this new project and create an awesome girly space of my dreams! My client's only request?? PINK!!

I'm completely in love with soft pink right now, like White Dogwood by Sherwin Williams.
Nothing beats a pretty, soft, delicate looking Pink...

The hardest part of designing for kids is creating a room that lasts-
any of these spaces could suit a girl of any age!!

February 5, 2010

Jewelery Jealousy

Inspiration can be found in the strangest of places! I tend to hibernate in the winter and therefore watch a LOT of tv...while watching Moden Family this week I was sucked in by the necklace that Minnie Driver was wearing:

What a FABULOUS colour and design right?!!

I am now dying to add this colour somewhere in my home!! It's bold, it's bright, it's perfect.

photo via Decor8

February 4, 2010

The Well Dressed Home

I'm pretty sure Annette Tatum and I should be best friends.
Her book The Well Dressed Home is such an inspiration!! She proves that fashion and interior design can (and should) go hand in hand. Turning to your closet to get inspired in your home decor is something I've always tried to do, and am excited to dig deeper into, with the help of Annette!!

Check out Annette's website http://www.annettetatum.com/ 

February 3, 2010


At first I was upset when I found out Gossip Girl was going to be away until March, what was I going to do Monday nights without my fashion icons for a whole month?! But then, the CW offered me something...dare I say...even BETTER... my new favourite show - Life Unexpected!!

Besides the show having an awesome cast (Jack from Dawson's Creek?! Thanks 1998!!), I'm always a sucker for a good set, and this show does NOT disappoint. The "mom" on the show Cate has the sweetest little house (the antique coral chair causally sitting in a neutral colour room?! Stained glass windows with old fashion chandeliers?!)  and she transforms the attic into the best teenager room ever!!

The show is brilliant- think Gilmore Girls meets Party of Five!! I hope this show sticks around because I am a fan!!! Perhaps my wait for Gossip Girl won't be so bad :)

February 2, 2010

Happy Groundhog Day!!

Nothing stirs up Home-Town Pride quite like Groundhog Day!
Those of us born and raised in Bruce County Ontario wake every Feb 2nd anxious to hear what Wiarton Willie's prediction for winter is going to be!!

This year the news isn't great- 6 more weeks of winter!!

Thanks Willie!!!


February 1, 2010

Moody Monday

Today's Colour- Benjamin Moore's
Winter Snow

It appears Winter has decided to arrive two months late and blast us with cold weather and snow!!

So today I salute you winter, better late then never I suppose :)


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