Sea Urchins- Pieces

I can never get enough of Lee Kleinhelter’s spaces- they’re chic, glamorous, yet totally livable. I got to tour a den and powder room she designed in the Elle Décor Concept House last year in New York and it was amazing. A small space, but high impact! The powder room walls were black & white striped and gold sea urchins lined the den walls. Sorry for the photo quality, but you get the jist. Lonny featured this model apartment below in their June issue and I fell in love immediately. A combo of black and white is one of my favourite pairings in décor and….

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6 - 10 - 2013


Lately, I’ve been gravitating towards the colour citron. It’s never been a favourite of mine, but I’m seeing it all over and I’m smitten. I have the top shown here from Aritzia and it’s a fun punch of colour that compliments any neutral. Pair it with some mildly distressed jeans and heels and you’re good to go! Clockwise from left:   ‘Harper’ Citron Blouse- Aritzia Black Satchel- Phillip Lim 3.1 Crystal Feather Necklace- J. Crew ‘Myth’ Platform Sandals- Jimmy Choo Distressed Denim- J. Brand  Amanda

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6 - 4 - 2013

White Elephant Village

I’ve never been to Nantucket Island, but if I ever go, I’ll stay at White Elephant Village! Designer Kathleen Hay created this beautiful space and kept it modern while instilling the traditional charm that is Nantucket. I love how she designed the Inn with a beachy vibe, but it’s still subtle enough and doesn’t look to theme-y. How much fun would it be to design a boutique hotel? That’s definitely on my design bucket list….. Amanda Images via White Elephant Village

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5 - 29 - 2013

Lust List

1. Club Monaco Zelda Print Top 2. Phillip Lim 3.1 Pashli Satchel 3. West Elm Oblique Dining Table 4. Zinc Door Arche Mirror 5. Pieces Urchin Burst on stand 6. J. Crew Sequined Pencil Skirt 7. Crate & Barrel Lander Sconce 8. The Cross Design Tibetan Lamb Ottoman Amanda

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1. Gorgeous accessories at Da Vinci’s Home 2. Once a Tree striped chairs that are to die for 3. Taking in the view at Restoration Hardware (and ordering up a storm!) 4. Club Monaco stripes 5. Tory Burch espadrilles for date night 6. Leaving on a jet plane for Las Vegas with Vogue 7. Love the decor at La Cave at the Wynn……and the food! 8. Pool side at the Wynn 9. Wilfred jumper from Aritzia 10. More Restoration Hardware amazingness 11. Juju hat at the Cross– a store I can never get enough of 12. Our first look on December 31st, 2012. Our wedding was just featured on….

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The day has arrived to let you all in on a secret project that I have been working on for the past few months! I’ve blogged quite a bit about Once a Tree furniture in the past and my love for their quality furnishings. They are a local furniture company here in Vancouver that crafts their beautiful millwork and furniture in a studio below the store. My pipe dream has always been to own a furniture store and Once a Tree is my biggest source of inspiration. So when they announced a few years ago that they would be doing this Designer Showcase….

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5 - 10 - 2013

summer time

TGIF!! TGIFFFF!!! What a crazy week! May is definitely a busy time of year in my neck of the woods and it shows no signs of slowing down. But it’s all super exciting and I thoroughly enjoy what I do. But I am looking forward to a bit of R&R this weekend. On the schedule: Date night with my husband on a patio somewhere….. Jillian Michael’s is going to kick my ass at the gym Haul out all of my summer clothes to pack for Vegas next week Mani/pedi Sleeping in Celebrating the best mom anyone in this world could….

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5 - 9 - 2013

Made Goods Collage

A new obsession of mine is Made Goods. My God, the accessories are out of this world! I love the natural, but luxurious feel of a few of the pieces. Unique, interesting accessories are sometimes hard to come by, but these pieces are truly stunning. The Coco mirror is a true favourite, it’s a piece of art. I think it would look perfectly dramatic in a dining or living room. Now if these items could just magically appear at my house, I’d be the happiest girl in the world. Amanda Images via Made Goods, these pieces available at Clayton Gray Home

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5 - 7 - 2013

atlantic pacific

With all of this lovely warm weather that we’ve been having in Vancouver, it’s no doubt that summer is on the brain big time! I’ve put away all of my winter clothes and I’m looking forward to wearing looks like these. I’m especially loving white mixed with leopard. I wouldn’t normally pair the two, but it actually works. What trend are you looking forward to wearing this summer? Amanda Images via Atlantic Pacific, Thank God I’m a Girl, lolobu, Pink Peonies, Classy in the City, Pinterest, Peace Love Shea, Marcy Swingle, We Heart It  

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4 - 29 - 2013

Patio 1

Patio season is finally upon us and I’m excited to spend weekend afternoons in the warm sun with a cocktail in hand and good eats! Decorating a patio should be an extension of the decor from your home. Lounge furniture has replaced the usual dining table and chairs as the go to for patio furniture. It comes in a variety of shapes and sizes from fantastic retailers like Restoration Hardware, West Elm and Serena & Lily. I love using fun, bold pillows outdoors to add some colour. The patio is a great place to experiment with colour and pattern because the….

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