Archive for the ‘colour’ Category

spring colours

April 17, 2011 Leave a comment

We had a blizzard today! Spring where are you?  We are in serious need of sunshine and warmth ’round these parts.  It’s time to do away with the winter blahs and give us a little more of this:

(images: 1-here, 2-marimekko, 3-cb2 , 4-here , 5-here , 6-cb2 )


[etsy] decor ideas for nurseries and little kid’s rooms

April 4, 2011 1 comment

Hey Moms. I know time is precious when you have one or more lil’ munchkins running around so I thought I’d save you some time and do a round-up of some super cute and affordable decor items for the kiddos.

Etsy is such an excellent source for access to fresh, creative, inspiring, handmade items and art. If you aren’t a regular already, I hope this post will inspire you to browse the online market-space and sign up for an account.

First I’ll start with all things girly:

1. Wall decal – Windy Tree Fabric Reusable Decal  ($87.00 USD) by trendypeasdecals

2. Print – Small Map of Canada ($20.00 USD) by englishmuffinshop

3. Pillow – Baby Pink and White Zebra Print ($35.00 USD) by MiCasaBella

4.  Print – You are so loved ($8.00 USD) by  jessgonacha

5.  Pom poms –  ($4.00 USD) by orangekisses …..(psst- you can totally make these yourself, just Google it!)


And for the little men in our lives:

1. Mobile – Nova Baby Mobile, in Spectrum ($68.00 USD), by thewonderlandstudio

2. Prints (set of 4) – Royal Safari Nursery Print Set – Unframed ($92.00 USD) by LeoLittleLion

3. Bunting – Vintage Little Golden Book Bunting ($30.00 USD), by collectingfeathers

4. Wall decal – Baby Zoo Lion King ($49.00 USD), by  LeoLittleLion

5. Print – Personalized ‘Big Deal’ 11.5 x 11.5 Size ($25.00 USD), by pennypeople


And for you parents who want to keep things strictly gender neutral, I’ll have a post next week just for you.

If you’d like some help decorating your nursery/child’s room or want more decor advice, feel free to contact me!




1. Nursery for a baby girl

2. [inspiration board] Green & brown nursery

3. [diy] Where did I come from map?

Grey. Wool. Wood. Velvet. Texture.

February 8, 2011 Leave a comment

I think the grey skies of winter have swayed my choices of late. I’ve been drawn to woolly, woody, and velvety textures in natural colours but especially grey.

If you are feeling the same way, here are a few suggestions from local retailers.

West Elm – not so hard on the budget, on-trend designs:

Restoration Hardware – creeping up the $ scale but classic, quality designs:

ELTE – high-end designs in all styles, available to the trade (contact your designer or me!):

(images 1-solid frog , 2-greige , 3-little plastic horses, 4-flickr, 5-greige , 6-moncer, 7-West Elm, 8-Restoration Hardware, 9-Elte)

[room of the week] velvet, silk, and emerald

January 26, 2011 Leave a comment

As evidenced by the red carpet at the Golden Globes, rich and luxurious emerald green is in.

via NY Daily News

My choice for Room of the Week echoes the classic glamour donned by the leading ladies of Hollywood.  Designed by Tazmin Greenhill, this divine room is full of rich fabrics, warm antique touches, an elegant palette, and art-deco-inspired touches. How welcoming is that lush velvet sofa?  And how lovely is the patina of the mirrored wall surrounding the fireplace?

via Tazmin Greenhill via The Nero Chronicles

what to do with a mustard sofa?

December 6, 2010 Leave a comment

In the interior decorating business, we’d all love to have clients with bottomless pockets. However, that isn’t reality and inevitably we will have to work with a client’s existing furniture. This is my current design dilemma.  I recently moved into a new space and to keep costs down I need to keep my existing sofa.  The big question is — why did I buy a mustard sofa in the first place? Completely dissatisfied with what I have to work with, I did a quick search for some inspiration….

So the good news is, there is hope! I need some neutral walls (done), a great rug (in the works), and some new throw cushions (time to go shopping) to tie it all together.

(images: ellen silverman photography, decorpad, larry laslo designs)