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Vanity Basics

Project Urban Cowboy Bathroom Basics

Every design project has a spring board, an element that is the inspiration from which everything else develops.  In the #ProjectUrbanCowboy master en-suite, that jumping off point was the matte black fixtures.  Sleek and modern, I was thrilled when my clients agreed to them.  In particular the wall mounted faucets, which offer a clean and crisp look to the vanity.  But unlike deck mounted faucets, wall mounted faucets require significant more forethought and planning.  Given their popularity, I thought I would break down the basics of designing around them for you.

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Styling 101: Bookshelves

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.

Colour Crush: Terracotta and Navy

colour crush: terracotta and navy

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.

Interior Trend: Open Shelving in Kitchens

open shelving in kitchensWhile 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.

My Dream Dorm Room

dream dorm roomIt’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.

Keys to Creating a Captivating Neutral Interior

captivating neutral interior

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.

Colour Crush: French Blue

french blue

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!

10 Enviable Indoor/Outdoor Living Spaces

indoor/outdoor living spaces

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 🙂