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Decorating for Spring


Eeeep!  Spring is in the air!  Having lived in Calgary for the last 10 years I know better than to expect Spring’s arrival simply because the calendar says so, but I dare say this year we may actually experience spring on time!  I spied tiny little green buds breaking through on the trees in my neighborhood the other day, which can mean only one thing – it’s time to talk decorating for spring!

This is definitely one of my favorite times of year, I simply love the freshness, newness and lightness of the season – three things I like to bring into my decor at this time of year as well!

Patterned Tile

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Patterned tile has been hot in interior design for the past few years, and isn’t showing any sign of letting up.

And honestly why would it when mosaic and patterned titles have been around for centuries and cement tiles have been used since 1850.  A time honored tradition of using metal molds to hand pour tiles before being pressed and pigmented is still used.  Creating gorgeous tiles, in which no two are alike.

Guest Rooms

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With the holiday season in full swing, guests and visitors aren’t far behind!  For some that can create panic, drudge and even anxiety.  I however, love hosting guests.  I love having my home full of people and creating a special and memorable experience for my guests.

Most of all I want my guests to be as comfortable in my home as they are in their own.  So today I’m sharing some of the little things I do that help create a special visit for my guests and ensure that I can relax and enjoy the holidays as well.


As the days get shorter and daylight starts to diminish, lighting becomes more important than ever.  Without proper consideration, you may be left with a stark over-lit space or worse in the dark.

Since the best way to ‘screw up good architecture’ according to architect Charlie Simmons is bad lighting, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite tips to creating a well lit, inviting space for fall and winter, because casting your home in the right light is like creating a work of art.

lighting(PC: House and Home)

Fall Decor

As the crispness of fall settles in, our light layers and open toed shoes are tucked away and cozier, warmer layers come out for another season.

This time of year can also nudge us to warm up our homes.  But doing so doesn’t require a complete overhaul or breaking the bank.  Here are some easy ways to warm up your space for fall.

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Bring in warm touches with brown, orange and gold pillows and throws.  When purchasing big pieces like sofas, it’s a good idea to invest in a neutral palette, that way changing things up is as simple as switching out inexpensive pillows and throws.  When looking for pillows and throws, think wool, cable knit and plaid, all very popular right now.

Curating a Well Traveled Home

A big trend in home decor for Fall 2015 is a curated look – that could be anything from a gallery wall to an entire space.

Since I have a wandering spirit and adventurous travel is a big part of who I am, reflecting that in my home is important to me.  But doing so doesn’t mean carting home tonnes of souvenirs and artifacts, in fact creating a space that reflects your adventures is a delicate balance between timeless staples and subtle injections of far off places.  Too many treasures from your travels and your home will start to look like a Grand Bazaar.

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Friday Favs – Back School

With Back to School season in full swing, I’m in organization and get ‘er done mode!  So this weeks Friday Favs is devoted to my favorite office and desk supplies to ensure a beautifully organized and creative year.

I love the idea of working in coffee shops.  I feel the change in scenery can be a good way to get the creative juices flowing.  But invariable, I get to a coffee shop and get incredibly distracted – the conversation at the table next to me, the adorable kid across the way, the birds outside, pretty much anything.  So these days, my coffee shop must have are these gorgeous Frends Headphones.  They are deliver incredible sound, while cancelling surrounding noise and are playful, chic, and understatedly feminine.

Increase focus, creativity and productivity with these gorgeous Frend Headphones.

Fall Fashion and Decor

The days are shorter, mornings are crisp and the kids are back in school, September is here and fall is in the air. For me it’s an exciting time, things start to ramp up after summer and fall trends in fashion and décor start to emerge.

This year at the fall fashion shows designers took literal inspiration from interior design. Tory Burch’s collection was a beautiful expression of Marrakech-meets-Chelsea with kilim patterns as digital prints or jacquards in vintage silhouettes reminiscent of Moroccan Rugs.

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