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A Mid-Century Home with Cool Summer Styling

A Mid-Century Home with Cool Summer Styling

Posted by on Jul 13, 2012 in Decorating, Design, Designers, Inspiration | 6 comments

When I first spotted this home, designed by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design, I felt it perfectly captured that easy summer vibe we all crave at this time of year. Cool white furnishings accented with oversized arrangements of foliage and classic summer textiles like linen and seagrass – it’s like a little sun-dappled picnic spot. But look a...

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Whimsical Shingled Lights

Whimsical Shingled Lights

Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Decorating, Design, Shopping | 1 comment

I’m always inspired by the ingenuity of lighting fixture designs. A lamp or pendant light is like art and can make or break a space. But these Roofer lights by Benjamin Hubert for Fabbian are so cute and versatile that they’d work in both grand and modest spaces alike. The green is great fun (imagine it with brass accents or against a fresh...

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Inviting White Living Rooms

Inviting White Living Rooms

Posted by on Feb 1, 2012 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration | 0 comments

These rooms are all perfect for cocooning on a winter weekend. White and light and airy for some much-needed vitamin D, yet cozy and inviting for blustery days. I can’t get enough of this room. The genius combination of leather and felt on the sectional, paired with a kilim rug and marble table. Wow. Gorgeous ceiling, another kilim rug, bench...

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Hand-Crafted Velvet Pillows

Hand-Crafted Velvet Pillows

Posted by on Jan 28, 2012 in Decorating, Design, My house, Shopping | 0 comments

I’ve totally fallen for these hand-dyed pink velvet pillows from Kirsten Hecktermann. I just bought two of them in Persian Green for our new family room (spotted on Remodelista). They look great – they have a vintage feel because of the variations in the dye. But now I want a whole array of them in these gorgeous berry and watermelon shades....

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How to Make Neutral Spectacular

How to Make Neutral Spectacular

Posted by on Jan 16, 2012 in Decorating, Design, Houses | 0 comments

Here I go again – raving about the wonders of all-neutral interiors. But, seriously, this house (by Neuhaus Architecture and JP Warren Interiors) would persuade even the most vocal of the anti-beige crowd that pale is, indeed, interesting. The house, which was apparently decorated by the owner – the Jessica in JP Warren – was covered by...

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Five Curated Interiors

Five Curated Interiors

Posted by on Jan 9, 2012 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration, Round-ups | 1 comment

My first Ideabook for Houzz appeared recently on the site’s home page. It’s a round-up of accessories to create a curated look for your home. I think the current trend for curated spaces is one that will be around for a while. It’s a more personal, easy-going way of decorating. Curated rooms are filled with well-made, meaningful treasures,...

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Luxurious Ski Lodges

Luxurious Ski Lodges

Posted by on Dec 5, 2011 in Decorating, Design, Houses, Inspiration | 4 comments

It’s at this time of year I start thinking about ski chalets. Not your typical A-frame alpine cabins, mind. I mean expansive wood structures with soaring ceilings, incredible views, and open fireplaces. So I was happy to discover that this month’s Architectural Digest has just such a home on its cover. Now this is my idea of a ski...

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Ingenious Contemporary Design from 3rd UNCLE

Ingenious Contemporary Design from 3rd UNCLE

Posted by on Nov 29, 2011 in Decorating, Design, Designers, Inspiration | 1 comment

3rd Uncle Design is a small Toronto-based design firm that has been gathering considerable recognition in recent years. And for good reason. Founded by a trio of designers, the firm has a truly refreshing portfolio. I came across its work recently when looking for inspiration for our renovation, and was attracted to its calm spaces and clean, contemporary...

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White and Gray Bathroom Design

White and Gray Bathroom Design

Posted by on Sep 6, 2011 in Decorating, Design, My house | 4 comments

As part of our kitchen renovation, we are redoing a powder room. It’s a tiny space, so I’m keeping it neutral and simple, with a little Indian-inspired detailing. Here’s a sneak preview… My starting point was the Rajapur wallpaper from Cole and Son. I’ve been dying to use this somewhere and decided this was just the space....

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