April 30, 2010

Changing of the Chairs

So i've inherited some pretty adorable dining room chairs from my grandmother
(I say adorable in the hopes that one day it will be true).

They need some help so I've been doing trial and error tests to try and introduce them to the 21st century!! 

So far I've tried spraying them blue....

...but am thinking they perhaps need a cream or silvery tone... stay tuned for a final makeover decision!!

Frowning on Friday

It's going up to 26 degrees in beautiful K/W today... and I am sitting at my cubicle staring at my computer screen until 5:00pm. How I wish I was poolside, or lounging in my backyard in a cozy egg chair like the Sex and the City ladies.

COME ON 5:00!!!

April 29, 2010

Canovas Craving

As much as I love fabric shopping here in Ontario, I can't help but daydream of strolling threw the french fabric houses of Paris's hottest designers. Showrooms like Monsieur Mauel Canovas make my heart skip a beat.

His Millenium Collection would look FAB in my sisters country cottage...

Such a fresh take & colour pallete on classic beachy themes :)

Truly. Madly. Chicly.

I want to LIVE in a J.Crew Ad.

And is it wrong that i desperately want to go to New York City and book an appointment at their Wedding Boutique even though I'm not a bride?!!

Photo Via J.Crew

April 28, 2010

Sex and the City 2 - Official Trailer [HD]

Getting Carried Away

In great anticipation for the new Sex and The City Movie, I find myself watching hour after hour of old SATC episodes. And even though it's been out for over a year, I still can't help but swoon over the makeover Carrie's adorable bachelorette pad got in the first movie. Makes me very excited for what we can expect from the sets to look like in the sequel!!

The Boudoir we all grew to love during the tv show:

The Fabulous Movie Makeover:

Cozy Living Room w/ Aiden's handcrafted chair:

The New Modern Glam Living Room:

  Front Foyer w/ Loads of magazine storage:

HBO has an awesome tour and explains their design approach for the ladies apartments. Check it out here!

I can't wait to see what they are going to do with the new apartment in Sex and the City 2 !!!

April 26, 2010

Moody Monday

Today's Moody Monday is all about White!! Not only white... Vintage White.

So today I honour the beauty of white in a fabulous array
of "Before and After" Vintage White Kitchens :)






All Photos Via Kitchen & Bath Ideas

April 25, 2010


 Earth Day was a very exciting day around our house- my boyfriend's Mom was on CityLine!!

 She got to talk to Ramsin Khachi, of The Khachi Design Group,  about the beautiful cottage they built a couple summers ago.

This cottage is gorgeous, I can't wait to share pictures with you this summer of all the work that has gone into it.

Check out the video on CityLine-- She rocked it!!!

A Cute Message

Love this cute postcard I received from Restoration Hardware :)

April 23, 2010

Farm House Fresh

LOOOOOOOOOOOVE this Farm House Kitchen.
....Dying for the old fashioned hardware and the beautiful decorative corbel.

Photo via:

Every day should be Earth Day

While checking out all the Earth Day posts out there in the blog world yesterday, I found The Bride's Guide's story about the LEED Platinum certificated, Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, North Carolina very intesting.

Having an older home ourselves we strive to do everything we can to make it as energy efficient as possible, so seeing companies taking the extra step to be energy efficient is awesome to see.

Not only that, the Proximity Hotel is STUNNING!!


Yes that reception desk appears to be floating!!

"The building uses 41% less energy than a conventional hotel/restaurant by using ultra efficient materials and the latest construction technology."

"Floods of natural lighting, including large energy-efficient windows connects guests to the outdoors by achieving a direct line of sight to the outdoor environment for more than 97% of all regularly occupied spaces."

"The sun’s energy heats hot water with 100 solar panels covering the 4,000 square feet of rooftop (enough hot water for a hundred homes). This heats around 60% of the water for both the hotel and restaurant."

"Geothermal energy is used for the restaurant’s refrigeration equipment, instead of a standard water-cooled system, saving significant amounts of water."


For More info. on becoming Green check out LEED

Need I say more?! Check out even more energy efficient practices at the Proximity Hotel here!!

All Photos Via Proximity Hotel

Paisley Patterns

While seeking out Country Chic design ideas for my sister's cottage, I've been drawn to patterns like paisley's mixed with stripes. This bedroom designed by Natalie Hodgins is exactly the style I'm looking for!!

Photo Via Style At Home Magazine

April 22, 2010

Causal Chic

There isn't much nicer then getting my daily dose of J.Crew emails in my inbox. I was especially happy today when the image in the email looked like the one above :)

And the new arrivals don't disappoint!!
Here are some of my personal fav's that I think I need to sport this summer in my personal at-work-wear collection!!
Loooove the messy hair and 'ya I just threw this on' style :)

 As a final thought- how do we feel about rompers this season!??
That's the great thing about fashion- every year there is one outfit that pushes the limits of style...
I think I need to try it!!

Photos Via J. Crew


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