It’s not exactly easy to look chic while bundled up in endless layers of clothing as you try to brave the relentless chill we face during winter. In fact, it’s quite difficult not to look like a giant, walking blanket, because dressing fashionably and functionally in the snowy season is something that seems impossible to many. But we can learn a lot from the experts when it comes to the winter trends that will keep us looking stylish while staying warm. Some of the best “experts” out there are the women we see spotted rocking the sidewalks like runways: street….
I’ve teamed up with CanvasPop to host an exciting giveaway! I constantly find myself looking for a great source to frame my prints whether it’s for myself or for a client. CanvasPop is a fantastic way to get your photos custom framed and shipped directly to you, hassle free. They also do Instagram printing as well as photo collages and triptychs! I’ve been meaning to print Theo’s baby pictures by Whitney Krutzfeldt Photography and frame them for a gallery wall in our hall for a long time but I ended up blowing up one of my favourite pictures of….
If I could say or write anything about the newly launched RH Modern line from Restoration Hardware it would just be a bunch of heart eyed emojis because it’s amazing! I’m in love with their take on contemporary furniture, lighting and décor. The rooms are impeccably styled and still exude Restoration’s brand but with a whole new sleek look. For myself, as a designer, I think it’s a bit difficult to really define my sense of style because it’s always changing and evolving into something new based on my experiences and what’s new to the market. But I think this….
It’s been a few weeks since the big Dinner x Design event that took place at the end of September. I finally feel like I’ve started to catch up after a very busy month! Dinner x Design is an annual event hosted by the Social Concierge and GE Monogram where 15 designers and event planners design a tablescape for ten people in a 12’x 12′ space. There are no ‘rules’ so you are free to design your space however you choose and I was very fortunate to partner with some wonderful companies to see my vision come to life…..
I’m so excited to be a part of this year’s Dinner x Design happening this Sunday and Monday at CBC Studios in Vancouver! Dinner x Design is an event hosted by the Social Concierge, GE Mongram and IDS West benefiting the CANFAR. There are 15 interior designers and event planners designing tablescapes that will be displayed alongside art installations by the Emily Carr Institute. The cocktail art party is on Sunday September 20th at 8:00pm and the Gala dinner happens Monday, September 21st. Get your tickets here– they’re selling out very fast! Hope to see you there, come by and say….
I was approached by Chairish, a curator-approved online marketplace for vintage and used furniture, to put together a “shabby chic” design for a room of my choice! Since my favourite room to decorate is the living room, I started out on their site by selecting a few different rugs and sofas. I’m always a fan of mixing different styles, so I incorporated that into the design and put my own spin on shabby chic style. One of my favourite looks is mixing more traditional elements like the Louis accent chair with a sleek and modern marble coffee table. The key to….
We’re getting to the final stages of our project downtown, so I’ve been sourcing accessories which is an absolute favourite part of my job. The styling and décor at the end can really make or break a space. I find it can also really steer a design in the right or wrong direction so it has to be really carefully put together. Here are some options that we’re looking at: Director floor lamp, Moe’s Furniture Cylinder vase, CB2 Missoni Giacomo towels, Provide Home Jesse Leake “Morocco II” print, Pottery Barn Print, Left Bank Art Grantorino chair, Poltrona Frau….
Hello and welcome to the new and improved blog of Twenty One Two Designs Inc.! It’s been a while since I’ve blogged, but I’ve missed the creative outlet that blogging gives me and I really enjoy being able to give updates on various projects that I’m working on. So what’s been happening lately? This past spring and summer has proven to be quite busy with exciting projects in the works. Currently, I’m working on a few condos in downtown Vancouver, a new custom home in Burnaby, just finished up another Bombay Brow Bar in Park Royal and I’m also getting ready for….
I’m very excited to be getting back into the world of blogging! Over the years, this blog was a place I could connect with other bloggers, designers, brands and friends, but over time it was a little difficult to keep up. I’ve noticed a shift in the blogging world since I’ve taken a break- it’s grown immensely and I hope that I can carve out a small corner for myself and my design company, Twenty One Two Designs Inc. Over the next few weeks I’ll be slowly but surely making myself back at home here and I hope you….
The Georgie Awards are happening this Friday here in Vancouver. The Awards recognize premiere building provincially in B.C. as well as Canada and I’m thrilled to be a finalist for Best Interior Design of a Custom Residence 2014 for Midori Uchi. The builder, Naikoon Contracting, is known for their beautiful sustainable homes and this one is no exception. Features like 6500 board feet of reclaimed timber recycled from an old warehouse blocks away which make up the beams and flooring and a rammed earth wall in the living room all contribute to the LEED Platinum, R2000 and Built Green Certifications. I’m….