There’s something to be said about a classic black & white scheme. It never tires and you will always feel fabulously chic when dressed in this high contrast combo. I’m a lover of neutrals and bold colours, but black & white will always be number one in my books. Wishlist: Threshold Black Lattice Accent Table, Target Srtiped Area Rug, Ikea Threshold Ceramic Lattice Canister, Target Etta Canvas Striped Pumps, J. Crew YSL Cabas Chic Large Leather East West Bag, Saks 5th Avenue Les Touches spotted pillow, Arianna Belle Amanda On the street images: 1/2/3/4/5 In the home images:….
I’ve been inspired by neutrals lately especially with white on white. I can’t WAIT to wear white again this spring! Amanda Images via Pinterest, Pinterest, L’extravagance, Classy in the City, Sarah Richardson Design, NY Mag, Pinterest, 9to5 Chic, No 365, Style Me Pretty
Growing up I always loved having light coloured walls in my bedroom. And even still, I love the feeling and look of a light and airy room with a crisp white or light grey on the wall. Sometimes I’ll do a bold colour if a client is keen, however, it’s not typically my style. But ever since my trip to New York this past May, I’ve been obsessed with dark walls. Specifically, black. It can make a room look crisp and elegant to daring and sexy. It makes furniture, art and accessories pop and can totally be treated as a….
I am obsessed with these 7 For All Mankind snake skin jeans! I saw a recent post from Anh- one of my favourite fashion bloggers (9to5 Chic). I love the sexiness of the print, but also how they’re not too over the top as some printed pants can get. I found them at The Bay, here in Vancouver, but they didn’t have the teal that I am after. They’re super lightweight and soft and can be dressed up or down. Here’s how I would wear them: Blouse, Aritzia Snake skin jeans, 7 For All Mankind Black faux fur vest, DKNY Pashli Satchel,….
I’ve become a little obsessed with navy lately. It’s a great neutral and I really dig the nautical vibe. It goes well with almost any color and right here I have paired it with pink! I was shopping at the Cross this week and was inspired by their beautiful Josephine tufted sofa. I think it looks beautiful with deep navy, do you? Clockwise from left: Lamp, Mottega Octagon Mirror, Zinc Door Throw Pillow, Caitlin Wilson Textiles Throw Pillow, Caitlin Wilson Textiles Area rug, Madeline Weinrib Armless Chair, Once A Tree Furniture Sofa, The Cross Amanda Images L to R: 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9
I have found lately that I have been gravitating towards bright, bold and rich colours and leaving behind muted or soft tones. I use to shy away from decorating with two strong colours like royal blue and red, but I thought I would challenge myself a little and do up a quick living room scheme using both. I’ve still stuck with one of my decorating philosophies of selecting your larger “investment” pieces in a neutral colour so they don’t date and last you through changing colour schemes. But I love how the navy or royal blue acts like a neutral itself….
So I’ve changed my mind. And I’m sure I’ll do it again. But here is my newest inspiration for our bedroom colour scheme. I first came across this colour palette in a shirt I have from Aritzia and that got the ball rolling for me (funny where inspiration comes from huh?) Then I saw this on Pinterest and it’s been solidified. Sold. Finito….. Well, maybe. :) Amanda Image via Kitty Genius (striped painting)
Gold is back in a big way! It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with gold, you’d rarely catch me wearing silver. I love the warmth it radiates and the way it looks with a tan :) When it comes to designing, I still enjoy a brushed nickel or polished chrome fixture. I think gold is a big commitment when it comes to a faucet per se because if it doesn’t have the right form or lines it will look very dated like that scary brass era. So far I have used some gold hardware on pieces of furniture, but I’m yet….
I have to admit, I’m not the biggest fan of green. Any kind of green. And I don’t know why, but it just isn’t me. I do love emerald green, but kelly green (it’s brighter sister) is really growing on me. Like, really. The first picture with the kelly green window coverings single handedly helped change my mind. Designer Kay Douglass created such an inspiring space. Seriously, that dining room is unreal. I think if you changed the curtain colour, the impact would not be the same. It’s just perfect. Now I can’t say this is a favourite colour, but….
Gucci went big on the colour blocking trend for their SS 2011 collection and personally, I’m a huge fan. Normally, I’m not too into the whole colour blocking idea because I find it a little hard on the eye and sometimes unflattering, but the rich jewel tones Gucci has used have completely changed my mind. The colours are so rich and saturated, they look amazing together. No joke, Bebe has the EXACT rip off of the dress on the top left corner. Bad Bebe, BAD! Amanda Images via Strong Sense of Style, Star Style Inc, Think Thru Fashion, Swanky Celebs