4 - 27 - 2012

stay strong

I’m relieved to say the least, that it’s the weekend. There was a ton going on this week event wise, work wise, everything wise but my mind was just not fully there. With a heavy heart I have to say that my grandpa passed away this week. He would have been 92 next Tuesday so he lived a happy, wonderful and long life. As sad as I am, the silver lining is that he is able to join the love of his life, my Nana. I’m going to take the weekend to recharge, be surrounded by friends and family and….

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Rachel Roy

“Designing the showroom was really like designing a collection. The inspiration was a Parisian apartment in New York with beautiful wood details that felt clean and modern but warm”. – Rachel Roy, Refinery 29 These pictures of Rachel Roy’s office in Midtown kill me. Just kill me. It’s always so inspiring to me to see a strong female entrepreneur and these images of her office make me dream of having something of my own like that one day. For now, I’ll be cooped up in my tiny office that’s overflowing, but I can always daydream about spaces like so, right?….

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J Crew Picks

As you may know, J. Crew will opens its doors tomorrow on Robson Street in Vancouver. I am welcoming them with open arms! I love the preppy style and all of the bold colours! Everytime I get a catalogue I drool over the way they style the looks. Their stylists pair items I never would think of and wow do they look stunning! I’m so happy that finally some of my favourite retailers are moving up North including J. Crew, CB2, Crate & Barrel and a rumoured West Elm and Nordstrom. Happy shopping everyone! Will you be checking out the….

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4 - 23 - 2012

Twenty One Two- Tracey Ayton Photography

Here are a couple shots of some recent client work that Tracey Ayton shot for me in late February. This project consisted of a kitchen and bathroom redo, lots of new millwork via Out Of Line Designs and bright new colours!  It’s always fun working with clients who embrace bold hues! I got to colaborate with some fantastic local companies including Hunter Developments as my Contractor and Master Window Coverings to do all of the custom drapery. Local artist Zoe Pawlak painted the stunning canvas that scales the navy blue wall (it’s available at Zientte in Gastown).  Hope you enjoy the….

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I’m excited to announce a giveaway that’s happening starting TODAY! As you may have heard, there is a new Ikea opening here in the Lower Mainland. Just outside of the current Richmond Ikea, a new bigger and better Ikea will be opening it’s doors next Wednesday, April 25th! To give you locals an idea of its size, it’s even bigger then the Coquitlam location! First things first: Ikea is releasing *living, breathing coupons* (ie. people dressed as coupons) around the city that will be handing out gift cards at various locations over the next week. You must follow @IkeaCanada on Twitter to see where they will show….

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4 - 20 - 2012

At Home in Arkansas

Happy weekend y’all! Hope you’ve got a fun filled weekend coming up! Because I have a few too many fun filled weekends these past few, I’ll be taking it easy and prepping for a jam packed week coming up. There’s something in the air because my calendar is filling up with events, parties, projects and work, work, work! I’m really excited to get going on a few new projects, it’s such a refreshing feeling :) This weekend I am: Going to the gym! I have not been in a few days and am starting to feel lazy so I need….

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4 - 18 - 2012

Office Chic TOT

I feel like my office is always in a state of disaster and that’s mostly because currently it’s about 50 square feet max. As you can imagine I have a lot of stuff going on in there- a desk, chair, bulletin board and a sample library. And some junk. Lots of junk. I bet I’m not alone though trying to streamline all of my stuff in a lack of square footage right? I have some shelves to install and I will be getting a new inspiration board soon. Once I’m done, I’ll post a few photos! In the meantime, here….

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4 - 17 - 2012


I found this gem on Pinterest (of course). I’m a sucker for a good inspirational quote, saying, graphic, etc. Because sometimes you need a little help getting out of bed in the morning ;) Follow me on Pinterest here…. Amanda Image via Styleberryblog

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4 - 16 - 2012

Patio-10- reduced TOT

After a little blog break, I’m back and excited to introduce a new look! What do we think of the new layout/design? I had Kelly of Fabulous K create the look and graphics for me and Carolyn of Also Known As in Vancouver to do the programming. All and all, I’m positively thrilled with the turnout! So a huge thank you to Kelly and Carolyn! A few weeks ago, Tracey Ayton and I shot this outdoor space I designed for an article that I just wrote for Home Decor and Renovations magazine. We were lucky to get decent weather and….

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4 - 2 - 2012

Inspiration a la Pinterest

Where would I be without Pinterest? No, but seriously. Before the days of the beloved site, I would save images in numerous folders on my computer. Now they can be shared and followed. Here are a few things that I have pinned/obsessed over/pulled inspiration from…. Top Shop Pajama Jacket Kelly green dining chairs, high contrast floor, ginger jars, architectural lighting Chloe Top Shop platforms Love everything about this outfit Fur cover on the desk chair Dalmatian platforms, perfect proportions OP– master pattern mixer Sequins in water, fun way to display flowers Tailored pants Bold colour blocking Anywhere sunny Perfect ombre….

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