If you read my post on Mexico City last week, you know this city has my heart. Amazing art and culture, delicious food and plenty of good design. From galleries, warehouses, and markets, I’m sharing my favourite places to shop interior design in Mexico City today.
When I first delved into the world of interiors – professionally – I struggled with what to call myself. I hesitated to call myself a designer as I’m not formally trained and decorator didn’t quite feel right. It’s only been in the last few months that I’ve come up a title – Stylist. I style spaces. From finishes to furnishing to accessories, I style. I’m an interior stylist.
Thanksgiving has come and gone here in Canada and while most of the country nurses a turkey and pie hangover, I’m back at it with a fall inspired colour crush: terracotta and navy.
If you read my post on transitioning your space for fall, you know that I am not one to decorate with traditional colours like red, yellow and orange. Favouring instead textures and layers to create a cozy space to welcome cooler temps.
While the thought of open shelving in kitchens may make you nervous, it’s an interior trend that just doesn’t want to let up. From open pipe to floating to built ins, they are everywhere. And yes, no one wants their messy life out on display for everyone to see, but open shelving in kitchens creates the illusion of more space and allows for creativity and artist expression.
Creativity and artistic expression? That’s right. When styled right, they not only allow easy access to all your everyday essentials, but offer a space to share a bit of who you are, in a room that can sometimes lack personality.
It’s back to school time (can you believe it?!), for some it’s a time for excitement (hello parents 😉 ) and for others there’s sadness and a longing for summer to last just a little while longer (hello students!). While I would never wish summer away, I do love this time of year, the crispness in the air, the return to routine and new beginnings, creates an energy and sense of excitement that I just adore.
My personal design esthetic definitely leans towards traditional lines with a touch of glam and thoughtful pops of colour. But I must say, there is something beautiful and elegant about a room layered in neutrals. They are fresh and crisp, creating a relaxed and comfortable vibe. But without careful intention, it’s easy to slip into ho-hum beige on cream on beige. So I’m sharing three keys to creating a captivating neutral interior.
If you’ve been following along over the years, you’ll have noticed that there’s one colour that pops up in my designs time and time again: blue. And while I love everything from a saturated navy to the palest of sky blues, my current obsession is French Blue. The perfect cool blue and inherently sophisticated, I mean it’s named after one of the chicest countries in the world!
With summer in full swing, I’ve been talking a lot about outdoor spaces. The season is so short around here, that I want to get the most out of it and help you do the same. You can read about how to create a memorable front entrance here and the perfect patio here. Something that’s become increasingly popular in recent years is indoor/outdoor living spaces. Spaces that seamlessly transition a homes interior to the exterior. And why not? Doing so increases the living space dramatically while ushering in a tonne of natural light. I’m particularly loving oversized windows that swing open and black steal details. With a little forthought and planning this interior design trend can be incorported into your home’s design quite easily. To get you started, I’ve pulled together ten enviable spaces 🙂
Last week I shared inspiration to create the perfect patio to enjoy the summer months. Today, I’m shifting to the front of the house with keys to creating an entrance that is inviting and well styled. All 6 suggestions are inexpensive and can be accomplished in an afternoon leaving plenty of time to whip up some lemonade before guests arrive!
I’m not sure why, but summer always sneaks up on me! Despite the endless yearning, I find I’m scrambling every year to get my outdoor space ready. And truthfully, it’s usually days (or moments) before entertaining outside that my space really comes together. So, if like me you’re in a rush to get your space together in time for the July long weekend, I’ve put together three simple, yet distinct looks to help you create the perfect patio.