Posts tagged ‘#yegdecor’

July 7th, 2016

Pattern: Wallpapered Bathrooms

My Domaine

Thank goodness, wallpaper has been brought back to life! Don’t you love it? Every now and then when wallpaper comes up in conversation (as you know it does) someone will question my love of it. It seems we all have our associations and aversions with things we grew up with. And wallpaper, in some circles, has a bad rap! Some gaudy room wallpapered to the nines no doubt. Or perhaps a wallpaper removal incident? I encounter this with furniture all the time and I find it fascinating. Our homes, and the way we decorate them, shapes our lives in a way that sticks with us. It is, after all the backdrop where we make many of our memories right?

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I mean look at the gorgeous printed papers in this little post. The bathroom or powder room is not always the favourite room in our homes, but adding a splash of graphic wallpaper sure helps place it in the running. Due to its smaller square footage why not have fun with it and introduce a wild print that you wouldn’t consider in one of the larger rooms in your home.

Suburban Faux Pas

Today I wanted to look at black, white and/or gray wallpapers for a few different reasons. First: impact. As soon as you open the door the nature of each of these patterns immediately grabs your attention. And second, colour trends can be played with in the accessories with flexibility throughout each season or whenever you want a fresh look. Think pretty hand towels, art work or fresh flowers.

Elle Décor

Even if you don’t want to paper the entire bathroom in wild patterns you could also achieve the same type of impact with a feature wall. And paint the rest of the room in a complementary colour. But I say live a little. Go for it. Wallpaper the whole room.

 

April 6th, 2016

Beaded Chandeliers

Kim Gray

Currently, it is a beautiful April afternoon here in Edmonton. Sunny, windy, somewhat enchanting. Maybe its just me, but it feels like everything is about to burst. Burst with life, with excitement (wait, that’s definitely me) with new moments. I am so excited to share these beaded chandeliers with you. There is a company in South Africa called Hellooow, and they hand make some of the chandeliers pictured here. They even have an ombre one, but you can pick your style and the colour of the beads. How tantalizing is that? I want one, or three…

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Many of the photos shown here even have the beaded beauties placed outside. With a whimsical combination of ceramic beads, wire, and embellishments like tassles and crystals, what’s not to love. I mean you had me at chandelier, right? We all know how much I love a good chandelier.

Amie Corley Interiors

There are many different shapes to choose from depending on the space you are working with. Teardrop, French, Vignette and Elongated ones are all available to suit different areas. I imagine two cute little ones placed on either side of a bed instead of lamps. Or a bone coloured one for a beachy room.

Hellooow

I am so in love with the look of these. I can envision one in every room I walk in these last few days. Kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living room, entry way. No matter where you hang one the effect will be stunning! Where will you put yours?

December 9th, 2015

Christmas Window Decor

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I am a little obsessed with Christmas this year! All that glitter. All those lights. We went to the Festival of Trees here in Edmonton and discovered this beautiful tree decorated in blush tones, which you can see on my Instagram. So beautiful! School has ended until January which means I can relax, just a little, dream up some stories and enjoy each day to the max all the while decorating and re-decorating! Like these fantastic wintry window scapes for instance.

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The Inspired Room

Inspiration comes from many sources for me, sunrise, my boys, endless magazines, furniture (of course!) and music. The soundtrack for these days, is an album I keep listening to over and over again, ‘Trouble Will Find Me’ by The National. And not just because my name is quoted! Each song fills my heart with hope for what or who comes next. Perfect for driving around these mild winter days and completing projects like hanging up the curtains I bought a month ago in anticipation of creating a pretty window .

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Ushii Landia

The Christmas windows pictured above are beautifully curated with just the right amount of detail. High impact + low investment of time = brilliant! My kind of DIY project. Pretty Christmas bulbs, ribbon, a wreath, beaded strings, candles, lights, branches or other greenery, and any other props you love can be added to your window to complete the scene. This year less is more when it comes to decorating. I am only bringing out the items I adore for a simply decorated space the boys and I can cuddle up in, because the winter may have been warm so far, but let’s face it, Edmonton is cold! And the winter is long!

 

August 6th, 2015

Ceiling Medallion Marvels

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This is Glamorous

Ambient lighting is an important factor you can and should play with in every room in your home. It creates warmth and depth and conveys a cozy, loved and lived in feeling. One day, I plan to have a chandelier of some opulent sort in nearly every room of my dream home and I won’t stop at that! Oh, no I won’t! For instance, I’ll add a ceiling medallion to finish the look. Ceiling medallions act like a picture frame for your light fixture and provide architectural interest. Such a great way to add detail, and they are relatively inexpensive and you can find them at most hardware stores.

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Hunted Interior

Finishing details add polish and a sense of completion to a room. When the lights are low and the evenings long you may even experience some shadow play with the architectural details in certain medallions depending on your light source. The ceilings shown here are dramatic and lovely all at the same time. You don’t have to paint your ceiling black, you could paint the medallion a contrasting colour or paint it the same as the ceiling for an understated look.

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A Storied Style

What else can you do with ceiling medallions? Well, you can paint several of your favourites and create a gallery wall of ceiling medallion art. You could also affix a mirror to the backside of a medallion, for a pretty take on a small mirror.

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Gem Daily

Of the photos I procured for this post, the chandelier pictured in the first photo is a great fit style wise. As for the rest, this might surprise you but I would change them all to chandeliers. Maybe even a drum chandelier in place of the ceiling fan and light fixture in the second and third photos respectively. Pretty, glitzy ceiling bling, you just can’t go wrong!! XOXO

May 11th, 2015

Pale Blue Sofa Daydreams

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Style at Home

Like a clear blue sky, these pale blue sofas add some unexpected cheer to the living rooms lucky enough to house them. Personally, I am on the brink of custom ordering a soft blue tufted sofa with silver nickel nailhead trim and I am so excited! I have had a mocha toned sectional for a few years now and can’t wait to introduce this light colour to the room.

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I love the tufted goodness of these two blue sofas pictured in the bottom frames. Even in leather, how pretty! A little glamour, a little softness! The baby blue leather sofa is even curved. Now friends, it doesn’t get much better than that. My sofa has more linearity to it, once it gets to me I will post a picture for you all to see. Blue is my new neutral. Of course, I still love turquoise, always will, but blue is simply what I need to do at this point in time. Anyone with me on this?

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Horchow

So many accent colours will work with a colour like this, but to start with I will add white and slightly darker blues for a little moodiness.  I’m also thinking I need to order some leather chairs to balance the girliness of the fabric. I have a beautiful mid-range grey/brown leather picked out, but I have not yet committed to the chairs that go with it. We shall see. That is the beauty of working in a custom furniture store, there are new pieces arriving every single week!

February 26th, 2015

Pillow Talk: Florals

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Classy Clutter

Perhaps I have had a little downtime lately, or maybe its the fact that SPRING is coming, but today I want to talk pillows. But lets narrow it down a little and talk about floral pillows. And guys, don’t worry, for you, we can even refer to them as botanical prints once in a while, now avert your eyes for a quick second (ladies this is a little trick I use at the sofa shop, so as not to alienate the manly men who become less than cooperative when it comes to flowers). Alright, back to business! Pillows!

Want an easy way to add a little refreshment to your home? You guessed it, pillows. Toss pillows can give you a whole new take on your living room decor, and its not going to cost you much. And its super fun to inject a little colour and whimsy either with what you already have or when starting fresh.

 

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Be Book Bound

My absolute favourite part of my job at the sofa shop is fabric, its no secret, I am a little obsessed, and for good reason. There are literally endless combinations to choose from and it makes me happy, so very happy. Whether my clients opt for a neutral sofa and a pop of pillow colour or a bold sofa and more textured pillows I have come across a few combinations that I think really work to tie a whole room together.

Most of our vendors offer one choice for the pillow fabric, but my favourite company, a Canadian one, Decor Rest, often offers two choices. This really opens things up design wise. I usually suggest doing a solid colour paired with a bold print. Want to know something sad, some people choose the same pillow fabric as the body of their sofa, waaaaaah! Oh, what a waste! With these clients I suggest they source out bolder options to add to the pillow scape, and hope that they do so, because who doesn’t love pillows?

 

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Dimples and Tangles

For a quick update a splashy, bold, modern floral pillow can be placed on a chair or a sofa either solo or introduced into an existing colour scheme. Florals, I mean botanicals, work well with solid hues or repetitive patterns like stripes, polka dots, chevrons, or geometric prints like Moroccan arabesque and the French quatrefoil.

 

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House of Turquoise

I could go on and on about pillow choices, but today I will leave you with a few floral pillow images to keep that fresh spring feeling alive with one little botanical (coral) for good measure. So when it comes to pillows have fun and whatever you do, look beyond the colour of your sofa for inspiration!