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Designed by British Architect David Adjaye. I love the effect that this glass gives; it’s so pretty and metallic.; it looks like a piece of Art Deco jewelry. The angles of the glass create a herringbone effect that I really like.
Images Via: 2modern blog



Kim Bennett Lavacot, is a Seattle Based architect that created this design. There is so much colour and personality here. It looks pretty stunning next to the rough and natural I-Beams and stone fireplace wall!

Image Via: 2modern blog


A San Fran Design

I came across this delightful designer on my morning web surf. The San Francisco based designer, Jiun Ho created this stunning residence that hits the right chord for me; soft, elegant and eclectic. I love the choice of colour and pattern used here. Natural wood tones, and well thought-out details and symmetry make this home a retreat. Even his accent colour, bright red, has a subdued character within the apartment. Hats off to you Mr. Ho!

Photos Via: 2modern Blog


Dine Out

I have experienced the amazing restaurants in Portland but I unfortunately, missed this beauty. Interior Designer, Jessica Helgerson designed the superb Adina restaurant. The pallet is neutral and earthy but the design comes across, playful and stimulating. The backlit graphic print wall is pretty spectacular and that same motif has been mirrored in the back-bar detail. The angle-cut tile at the front of the bar is something that I never would have done, but it really seems to work here. Add a little exposed brick and ceiling, killer wood beams, and soft, distinctive lighting. Voila! This is a location I would definitely enjoy dining at.


My New Neighborhood

We’ve moved residences! I am now nestled under the Granville Street Bridge in Vancouver, just steps away from the Granville Island community!

 Granville Island is located on the water’s edge of False Creek. This quant part of town used to be a mud flat/sand bar that would be covered with water when the tide was high. They later filled in the location to create a permanent island. The island was predominantly used as an industrial area until the buildings were converted to art galleries, markets and restaurants. Now it’s a bustling destination for visiting tourists and locals!



Create a beautiful display on your shelves; consider colour, texture and size. Check out this blog for tips
Designer Emily Ruddo via Cococozy


Dark Again?

I’m seriously drawn to these dark walls. For someone that loves bright, natural daylight, I sure like moody hues for interiors…
Pink Persimmon


Colour Combo

Unexpected and rule breaking; I love this colour combo. Feast your eyes.

Photos Via: House and Home, Pink plus orange blog



The plan for the headboard wall is a painted interlocking square pattern (I’ll reveal finished photos if I can actually complete the task without ripping my hair out ;-) but I still need a unique headboard idea. I was browsing around to find something interesting and then I remembered some antique screen panels my dad had picked up. I think it would make a perfect, one-of-a-kind headboard… now just to convince him to let me take them off his hands.

photos via: comfy cozy couture blog, completely coastal blog, ling home ideas, positively beauty blog


Fireplace Dilemma

I have a fireplace in my new place. Yeay! It’s wood burning (very uncommon in Vancouver) and a corner unit.  Right now there is not much going on as far as design elements, but I need to feature it up a bit. I like this concept, what do you think? I would still leave the firebox, but flank the sides with chopped wood.

via Curbly Blog


BMO Half

I’m running in the BMO half Marathon this Spring; this is where I get to train! kinda makes you want to lace-up.



Be curious…

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Colour Inspiration

These are the colours I’m considering for the bedroom/closet area; dark walls and a pop of cherry red. I just have to make sure it doesn’t get too ‘stars and stripes’ on us. I think a little pop of salmon or coral would fix that problem.
Kate Pruitt Via Design Sponge


Before and After

I found this on one of my favorite blogs Design Sponge. This is what I’m hoping to do with my kitchen. I hope my after shots look just as nice!



I apologize profusely for my lack of posts. My life has been absolute chaos (in a good way) for the last couple of weeks and doesn’t show signs of slowing.

The project load is piling high and just to add a little fun to the mix, my boyfriend and I have decided to move to a new apartment, plan a vacation to Mexico (via Scottsdale) and are looking to add a fury member to our family (the canine variety).

The place we are moving into is a little on the older side. We love the location, the slightly larger size and the fact that it’s a pet friendly building. We decided to take the place with all its “charm”, roll up our sleeves and make it home.

With an arsenal of family members we are going to give the place a ‘renter’s budget fix up’, which will basically consist of paint and new hardware. I’m looking forward to the move and if all works out, I’ll add a post on how to decorate a rental on a tight budget.

The next few posts are going to be pretty basic. I’ll provide a little eye candy day to day and we’ll be back to regular programming shortly. Thanks for the patients!

Via The Blog Revue