Couples can often disagree about how to decorate their home because they each have different tastes and styles – but for the good of your relationship and the harmony your home, it is important to find the balance! Carefully bringing together contrasting elements creates a blended aesthetic and a space in which you both feel comfortable and represented.
Its so cold outside that just walking from the car to your front door makes your face hurt – I think I read somewhere that Winnipeg has been colder than Siberia this Winter…and we still have a couple of months to go! Even though every website and magazine I read is touting the benefits of embracing outdoor Winter activities, you couldn’t pay me to go snow-shoeing right now… so what about Winter activities we can enjoy without getting frostbite? I am definitely a big proponent of healthy exercise and activity, but I also love hunkering down and hibernating in this weather – I don’t even want to walk the dog (thankfully for him my husband is a trooper)! So here are my favourite ideas for enjoying Winter by staying warm and cozy indoors! We can venture outside again in May.
There is nothing better at the end of the day than slipping between fresh, soft blankets and sinking into the pillows of your bed! Our busy lives pull us in all directions and often getting an early night, or sleeping in late, feels like such a lovely indulgence – especially with good quality sheets! Here’s some helpful info about thread count and the types of cotton you should be looking out for in choosing luxury bedding.
The chilly weather has us craving warm, nourishing comfort foods – and these don’t have to be unhealthy. This turkey and sweet potato soup is a hearty, satisfying meal full of fresh veggies, healthy protein and delicious flavours. This is adapted from a Jamie Oliver recipe and I make it anytime I have leftover turkey, but its so good that I might have to start enjoying turkey more often so I can make this soup!
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!
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…
Apparently, American chocolate bark is made by mixing fruit and nuts into melted chocolate and French chocolate bark is made by embedding the toppings into the surface of the chocolate – I think this version looks fancier and so much more delicious!