Welcome to my blog about my entrepreneurial adventures. Here you'll find design inspiration along with my rants and raves as I get ready to launch a home decor and accessories boutique.
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Montreal ~ Toronto
Here’s a sneak peek at the new Fall collection by Nate Berkus for Target. You all know how I have a love-hate relationship with Target, right? I love how affordable and trendy their home decor collection is but I hate how every time I go, the shelves are 80% empty. So very sad. No one does earthy-glam better than Nate Berkus and his most recent collection for Target is no exception. This time there’s brass everywhere so naturally I’m super happy. He also seems to be introducing a mythical element this time around with crowns, laurel leaves, snakes, wings etc. Above, you’ll find some of my personal picks from the collection which will be available in stores starting Aug. 31st.
So glad I came across these literary prints by Obvious State Studio! These are really tugging at my lit-geek heartstrings and I want to purchase them all! Sometimes when we’re reading our favorite book, a passage or quote strikes us that we don’t want to forget so we’ll either highlight, write notes or fold the corner of the page (I’m guilty of this one!). This is the sentiment behind this series and it’s so fascinating to see the words, inspiring enough on their own, give birth to equally inspiring images.
It doesn’t look like the hairpin trend is going anywhere anytime soon. I’ve been seeing this style featured on almost every design blog I follow as well as in the campaigns of major home decor retailers such as West Elm. The look is both minimal and industrial. It’s a subtle accent but this quick upgrade can take an old piece of furniture from ordinary to charming in no time. From coffee tables to plant stands, there’s a slew of ways you can incorporate this trend into your home.
Ok, ok, I use the word obsession a little too much around here. The Kasbah rug has always been my favorite but I find myself having a soft spot for Kilim rugs lately. I particularly love how they warm up a white, pure interior. The right rug can make such a difference in a room and the Kilim rug mixed with modern or mid-century modern pieces creates such a chic look. Vintage Kilim rugs are normally 1000$ or more but when you’re on a budget that’s just not gonna fly right? Rugs USA has great Kilim-style rugs and if you search “Kilim Rugs” on ebay you’ll find a host of sellers, namely from Turkey, selling gorgeous Kilim rugs for super cheap.
What do you think of Kilim rugs? Do you have one in your home? If so, feel free to email me a photo. I’d love to share your style here on the blog :)
If you’ve been following the blog for a while you’ll know my love for Smeg appliances goes way back. No one’s modernized the retro fridge quite like they have. It looks clean and sleek but never too cool and contemporary. It also blends seamlessly with so many design styles. I particularly love how the matte black one in the first photo pops against the white tile and how the buttery tone pairs perfectly with navy cabinets in the sixth photo. I didn’t even know matte was an option since you typically see the glossy models everywhere so I’m very pleased with this little discovery.
A couple of weeks ago I visited Toronto’s Distillery District for the first time. It reminded me a little of Montreal’s Old Port but smaller and more industrial-looking. It’s filled with great shops, restaurants, and cafes, all housed within heritage buildings of the former Gooderham and Worts Distillery. It was actually once the largest distillery and provider of whisky in the world and today it’s the largest collection of Victorian-era industrial architecture in North America.
I haven’t posted a home tour in a while so I thought, What better way to celebrate a Friday? The first thing that drew me to this home was the way the watercolor inspired motifs—the artwork, textiles and accessories, blend seamlessly into the rest of the home.There’s just something about pale gray and watercolors that make for a seriously dreamy color scheme.
I was preparing to feature another home tour for you guys when I found myself asking: Am I mislabeling this floor pattern? So I decided to change the direction of the post in order to outline the differing features of Chevron and herringbone patterns. The first 3 photos above are chevron patterned floors. At first glance, the chevron pattern looks cleaner. I like to think of it as though I’m creating an arrow. With a chevron pattern, you’d be able to draw a line right down the middle without disturbing the rectangular blocks. The blocks meet point to point and the ends are cut an angle, creating a continuous zig-zag. The last 3 photos after the diagram feature the herringbone pattern. Herringbone has a more complex look since the blocks meet perpendicular to each other, creating a broken zig-zag.