Friday, February 28, 2014

Green Velvet Sofas


What has come over me? Why am I suddenly coveting green velvet sofas? Its as if I saw one and from there I feel obsessed causing them to pop up in my sight line everywhere. I think I'm somewhat done with neutral sofas, don't get me wrong I love the neutrals for their livability but I think I'm craving a change..the craziness to go out and commit to a coloured sofa..if I jump first, I think more clients will take the leap, what do you think?






Green with envy?

Saturday, January 4, 2014

The Art Of Winter Decorating

Ahh..winter..the snow the slush, the salt!
As the snow starts to fly I feel a sense of  hibernation set in. A need to cozy up spaces, redress the beds with flannels, bring in winter green and turn the fireplace up. As we look towards the months of winter ahead making a few small changes to your surroundings will help you better embrace the winter season and hopefully help to make you feel a little more at peace with the short days and cold season. Here are some key points that are sure to make your home feel more cozy and welcoming:

Change you accent pillows and linens, this is an easy way to completly change the mood of your space and make you want to snuggle in. Layer in woodsy feeling pillows, knobby knitted blankets and invest in some pretty flannel sheets.

{via Ralph Lauren}




{via Elle Decor}

Bring in some fresh plants, this will make you feel rejuvenated and add a layer of interest and colour:



Finally, use scent to breathe new life in to your space, new candles are an inexpensive luxury-these are some of my favorites:

{via what i bought today}


{via Bath & Body Works}


Happy Hibernating!


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

An Elegant Lunch Experience

Happy Tuesday,
Some work days don't feel like work at all, for example today I had the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful lunch at The Philip Shaver house in Ancaster Ontario {for a business meeting of course!} This elegantly restored home was originally built in 1835 and the history is evident in the charming details lovingly preserved throughout the space.

I was welcomed by the owners Ed & Elaine who are as sweet as can be, so humble about the massive undertaking they have taken on and accomplished so beautifully. The decor is a fresh mix of traditional and contemporary creating a cozy dining and shopping experience.
The chef prepared a delicious meal and I even had the time to browse around the array of interesting gift and decor items, managing to snap up a lamp, purse and diva luggage tags.

Here are some shots I snapped while trying not to disturb other guests..


{via company website}














Wallpaper LOVE!


For more information on this fun dining experience please visit their website.

Happy Dining!


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Women's Party 2013

Parties...Moi????
Sure, I'm big on hosting parties, I've lost count of how many I've hosted-bottom line I love to see people have a great time, the laughter, the food, the music, its somewhat addicting for me. This particular party the tables were turned-my business partner Holly hosted a fabulous get together at my Ontario house to celebrate the fact that we had successfully bridged our two companies together all while navigating a major computer melt down, printer failures and moving trucks driving over my neighbors lawn. The path that brought us to this party night was not easy but worth every second of sleeplessness, exhaustion and bottles of cheap wine. 

This night women ruled-women and all their strength were celebrated and lifted up. It was hot pink, bubbly, sassy and edgy all wrapped in to one big ball of femininity. Some would say somewhat like my personality. Here are a few moments caught on film-a evening for me to take time to appreciate the circle of people around me who celebrate my quirky personality, embrace my wild ideas and remind me when to step back when it all seems a little too wild.












My Daughter...

Pretty gifts...



Edible Gold..



Cheers!




Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas Makover

I recently completed a holiday makeover for a deserving family in Meaford Ontario. Here is the room just before we started painting, the ceiling lines posed a challenge for deciding where to stop and start the paint so I simply taped off large rectangle to paint which added drama and excitement to the space!


Here is the new living room!










Source Guide:

Sofa, chair, rug : Decorium
Christmas Decor: Sears
Deer pillow: Homesense
Wall colour:
Dulux Purple Haze 50RB 09/156

Here is the link to watch the big reveal on line:

Many of you asked about the coat I wore in the edit-its from my favorite store-RUDSAK (Dora):


Happy Decorating,


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