The Pantone design gurus have selected Ultra Violet as the colour of the year for 2018 and it’s an intense blue purple! This non-conformist hue is both calming and uplifting – the colour represents optimism, ingenuity and visionary thinking for the future… it is mystical, spiritual and enigmatic… but don’t worry, its also just purple! Continue reading
We had a lot of fun styling this beautiful home for this CTV Morning Live segment that we filmed with Terri Apostle! We chose to mix natural elements – greenery, berries, pinecones – with some sparkling metallics, warm plaids and a few splashes of red! This mixture is actually very simple and relaxed, but also refined and elegant – a combination of traditional themes and some modern glitz!
The holiday season heralds all sorts of gatherings, feasts and festivities that bring family and friends from near and far. Its so much fun to get together and catch up and celebrate, but guests also need space for privacy and to decompress – or sleep off all that turkey! We want to make sure our loved ones have a home-away-from-home that is welcoming, comfortable and relaxing. Here are our ideas for creating the ideal space…
The leaves are beginning to turn, the mornings are getting a little cooler and the season of Pumpkin-Spiced everything is upon us! Fall is actually my favourite time of year… the beautiful colours, warm fuzzy sweaters and that nostalgic back-to-school feeling of excitement and promise! And, of course, the opportunity to bring “cozyness” (invented word!) into our homes for those wonderful feelings of warmth, welcome and wellbeing! Here are a few ideas that we love for adding some cozy touches…
Places and spaces that make us feel relaxed and happy usually provide pleasant sensory experiences – the two go hand-in-hand. Think about the aroma in your favourite coffee shop, the soft sheets on your bed, a stunning view from your hotel balcony, the sound of the surf washing up the beach, the delicious flavour of your favourite ice cream! We can enjoy so many wonderful things, so why not bring these subtle layers into your space to soothe your senses and create the perfect haven for relaxing by yourself (what a treat!) or with friends and family. Take a look below for some ideas…Continue reading
The warm weather encourages us to make time to kick back and relax, to have friends over for some good food and cold beverages, and to make the most of the sunny days and long evenings by getting outside as much as possible! In the heart of the city or out in the country, your porch, patio, deck, balcony or rooftop can become an extension of your living space; an inviting place to relax and retreat from the world and a beautiful oasis for entertaining family and friends. Take a look at our mood boards below for some ideas on creating your ideal space and let us know if we can help!
This article from Sherwin Williams STIR magazine highlights how to create a modern, yet cozy, interior with matte black paint. Matte black finishes are everywhere – from luxury cars and electronics to makeup products and fashion accessories, but they’re also gaining popularity as interior finishes too. Matte black is dramatic and intriguing and gives a softer, warmer, more inviting look than a high gloss finish.