Sunday, January 30, 2011

I'm loving these..

When I first discovered the new products from the Coco Cozy store I instantly fell in love with everything. Coco has custom designed a beautiful collection of fabrics, cushions, drapery, bedding and throws. Its nice to see something different, the colours and patterns that she uses are to die for.

Images via Coco Cozy

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Masculine Apartment Style

My favorite interior style is made up of masculine furnishings with feminine details and accessories. I am usually drawn to spaces that combine both styles, but every now and then I find a masculine space that I really love. This apartment designed by Gauthier-Stacy is a perfect example of simple masculine style that is homely and comfortable.

Images Via Gauthier-Stacey

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Inspired by...but different

A large part of good design is being inspired by something, whether it is nature, travel or other interiors. No matter what it is it can be a huge part of the creation of a room. For example my inspiration for the living room below was taken from Tobi Fairley's room above. I fell in love with this room when I first saw it on the cover of House Beautiful and Tobi also did a great before and after post about this home on her blog. I know they are different from one another but it shows you how a little bit of inspiration can go along way when putting a room together.

Designer of the day: Armonia Decors

With the weather warming up and the sunshine coming out I was in the mood for some bright and happy interiors. The thing that caught my attention in Armonia Decors interiors was Emily's use of colour. I am a neutral girl but I am trying to incorporate more colour into my home, so it is nice to find some inspiring interiors that will push me in the right direction. Emily also has a blog so I will be checking that out to.

Images via Armonia Decors

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


  If your like me you may not be able to afford the lovely Missoni throw below ($480) or the Gorgeous Cushion ($220), but you can afford their adorable hand towel. I just found them online for $34! I have ordered a Giacomo Hand Towel in Pink Tones 40x70cm and a Lara Hand Towel 40 x 60 cm in Red Tones. I cant wait for them to arrive!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Excited about..

I wanted to thank Sarah from My First Little Place for passing on the Stylish Blogger Award to me. I was so excited to receive this award and have wanted to write about it since I got it. The only thing is to play along you have to write about 7 things about yourself....and I have been trying to think of some things that you don't already know about me. So 7 days later I finally got around to putting it all together. Bad I know! Anyway I hope you enjoy.

1. I am obsessed with white bedlinen. 

 2. I am a neutral girl but I am trying to use colour more.

 3. I don't like her personality so much, but I love Olivia Palermo's style.

 4. I have always liked studded furniture. I think it is classy and adds a little glam.

 5. I think it is important to sit down at the dinner table with your family every night. It is a great way to stay connected and make sure you always have a little family time. Even if your like me and there is only 2 of us.
 6. I am obsessed with cushions, my husband teases me about my cushion graveyard (cushions stored away that I no longer use but wont throw away)

 7. I love stripes. Anything and everything with stripes.

Now its my turn to pass it on to these lovely blogs..

Monday, January 24, 2011

My guest bedroom..

Last night I was playing around with my new Nikon DSLR D7000 and I couldn't wait to get up today and take some more pics.  The only problem was what I was going to take them of. I have mentioned before how I am really indecisive when it comes to my own home, so as you can imagine I always have half completed projects going on. My house is a constant work in progress and I think it will always be that way. So I have been meaning to finish  my guest bedroom for a while now but the changes are slow. I recently painted the horrible stripes of the walls (you can see pics here) and painted the room white. I wanted a blank canvas to work with, but feel in love with the crisp white. So for now it will stay that way.  Here are some pictures of what it looks like at the moment.

Images via Coco Pearl

Friday, January 21, 2011

Keeping me inspired....

Over the last few weeks I have been slowly collecting a few new things and bringing out some old things that I love. Nothing like a bit of a re-fresh to keep me inspired. I bought these European Pillow cases a few weeks ago from POP by Sheridan and mentioned them in a post here. I loved the print so much that I purchased a gray and an orange set.

 I love these little bowls I got from my grandma. They make me happy when ever I use them.

 Another family heirloom. LOVE the yellow with the gold trim.

 Nothing like a set of new bronze coasters to add a bit of glam.

A recent painting I did that was inspired by this one on Made By Girl.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Freshen up your Kitchen

A few weeks ago I wanted a change in my kitchen I always like to freshen it up with some flowers, but this time I thought I would use my fruit to dress up the kitchen.  I pulled out some glass vases I already owned and put my fruit in there instead of my regular fruit bowl (the vases were about $20 from Ikea for a set of 3). Kelly Hoppen has done a similar thing in this kitchen using glass gars and I think it looks fresh and clean. I love those little quick fixes to mix up your look.
Here is what I did with my vases below

Images via Kelly Hoppen and Coco Pearl.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Designer of the day: Martyn Lawrence-Bullard Design

Martyn Lawrence-Bullard Design is a multiple award-winning Los Angeles based interior design Company is renowned for their broad range of styles and eclectic, sophisticated yet always comfortable interiors. Some of his clientele includes Sir Elton John, Cher, Christina Aguillera, Kid Rock, Felicity Huffman, both Residential and Corporate commissions for Jimmy Choo CEO Tamara Mellon, executive offices at both Warner Brothers and Paramount Studios and the list goes on. I fell in love with his work because his spaces are a little different. Martyn has such a great imagination and incorporates something different and eye catching in each room. His spaces are also very comfortable and have eclectic ethnic feel to them which I love. Here are some of my favorite images from his portfolio.

Blue and orange is one of my favorite colour combination's. The lamp is also stunning and I love the striped rug. Also how great are those round stainless steel coffee tables.

 I want those chairs!! Studded tan leather comfortable vintage looking chairs. Drool...
I also think the mix of different candle holders on the middle of a dinning table looks great. They are perfect on the dinning table but they would also look great on a mantle or side table.

 How fabulous is this kitchen! It is making me lust for exposed cupboards, although I'm not to keen on the practical issues that come with having open shelving. I think it would be to much cleaning for me. I also love the striped rug. I love anything with stripes on it. Almost everything I wear has stipes on it too. I cant help myself when it comes to stripes....I am now on a hunt for the same rug for my kitchen. Although again I'm not sure how practical that will be. Anyone have a floor rug in their kitchen?

 This room is dreamy it reminds me of being on vacation somewhere tropical. And yes again it has stripes which I love.

 That bedhead is amazing it adds such a statement to this space. I also love that Martyn has used two different side tables. The green one is my fav!

 This room is so pretty yet it is different. The bedhead is gorgeous!

 This room is lovely and plush. If I could define it I would say its Ethnic glamor. I also really love the bedside tables. Send them my way please.

 A perfect cozy winter space.

Who said that blue and green should never be seen without something in between! I they work perfectly together in this space.
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