Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Beach Style Living

I have beach style on my mind. Our trip to Florida last week has me searching for beach inspired spaces. My parents have recently purchased a house in Florida, so this trip was really about outfitting the house with some essentials. While our shopping adventures were mainly for the house, it was nice to get-away with my boys none the less. On a side note, I’m also on the hunt for a nice looking journal, I’m hoping we can capture ‘moments’ from our visits for the years to come.

In the coming months, my mom and I will be purchasing more home decor items. I’m hoping to create a soothing and calm palette for my parents, and to me sea-inspired hues are a foolproof choice here. The classic blue and white palette is lovely, but I’m drawn to neutrals like white and tan, with hints of green, blue and / or yellow.  Here’s the collection of images I’m liking to date… trying to be mindful that it’s my parents place after all. Enjoy!

JBD

H of T living room

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house of turquoise

H of T

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victoria hagan

elle decor

laura u room envy

H of T bedroom

Photo Credits; Jennifer Brouwer Design, House of Turquoise, Sarah Richardson Design, House of Turquoise, elle decor, victoria hagan, elle decor, laura u and House of Turquoise

Friday, August 19, 2011

Ramsin’s Reno

Ramsin Khachi of the Khachi Design Group set out to create the ‘prefect’ house. Last night was the house tour, complete with valet parking and refreshments. B and I made our way after work.

This house is insanely gorgeous – inside and out! The attention to detail makes this house extraordinary. It’s as though the underlying notion came from “life is too short” thought. Not only was it beautifully decorated, but it was rich in ‘practical’ features like heated floors, energy efficient appliances and leading edge technology. Here’s a look at this beauty…

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theatre_room

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wine_cellar

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Gorgeous, right? Among our favourite things – besides the lovely furnishings - the mouldings, extra wide baseboards, the hardwood floors (especially the herringbone pattern in the dining room), the polished & brushed nickel hardware on all the doors and cabinetry, the smart technology through out the house and state-of-the-art theatre room. * all photos provided by Khachi Design Group.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Fortuny Chandelier

It seems so many people have a love affair with this delicate chandelier. Definitely a statement piece for any room - almost adds a touch of whimsical to the space.

style @ home july 2008

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Paul-Sinclaire_-Dining-Room H & H

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frank roop

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What do you think? I especially like when the fortuny chandelier is mix with an modern interior.

Photo Credits; Style at Home July 2008, Houzz, Canadian House & Home, Frank Roop Interior Design, Charleston Magazine, Home etc and Sarah Richardson Design

Monday, August 15, 2011

Beautiful Bathrooms

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend. Today’s post comes to you from the lovely people over at Arcadian Lighting, and I think you’re going to like it… enjoy!

If there were one room in any home that deserves the most attention, it must be the bathroom. The bathroom should be your sanctuary, outfitted with a spacious tub to relax all your troubles away. What makes the perfect, most luxurious bathroom? It should have ample brightness through a combination of natural and bathroom lighting, soothing colors, comfortable, lush textiles, and most of all, it should be luxurious. In this round-up, you'll see all sorts of beautiful bathrooms, each luxurious and outfitted to care for creature comforts. So relax, take a look at these lovely spaces and get inspired.

Bathroom Design

Atlanta Homes Magazine via

In this classic, feminine bathroom, silver marble laid in a chevron pattern compliment the simple icy blue curtains and spacious stand-alone bathtub. The bathtub, placed adjacent to large bay windows, takes advantage of ample lighting, while a wrought-iron ceiling light provides additional light when needed.

Bathroom Design

House Beautiful via

It's hard to think of a more luxe material with which to outfit your bathroom in than marble. This beige marble is feminine and cool, while the arch –previously restored – provides structure and interest.

Bathroom Design

House Beautiful via

This bathroom perfectly combines everything a luxurious bathroom needs. A pretty pale turquoise tub to bathe in, soothing light gray walls and an antique chair outfitted in terry-cloth material look so lovely and soothing.

Bathroom Design

House to Home via

This bathroom is simple and so pretty with hot pink accents. And what better way to relax than this daily reminder?

Bathroom Design

Better Homes and Gardens via

This beige and white bathroom is airy and romantic. There's plenty of space here, which the designer took advantage of, using an antique folding chair to store extra towels and an accent table with vase full with fresh white flowers. That lighting fixture is sculptural and elegant. It may not provide much light, but it certainly adds a nice touch.

Bathroom Design

Marie Claire Maison via

This bathroom, inspired by 19th century ideals is so elegant. The glossy black parquet flooring and the gilded, large-scale mirrors add a jewel-like touch to the space. Are you imagining how good it would feel to relax in a long, hot bath in front of the roaring flames of this marble fireplace? Top off your luxurious bathrooms with glamorous lamps or candle-lit wall sconces. And don't forget about luxe hardware finished in gold, chrome or pearl -- they will certainly add a nice touch.

arcadianlighting-logoContent provided by Arcadian Lighting, a site that specializes in top quality lighting fixtures at extremely affordable prices.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bistro Chairs {Love Them!}

I have a major crush for bistro chairs lately. I love how they bring a sense of casualness to a space. I especially love when they’re mixed in with ultra modern interiors. Enjoy!

tradhome spring 2011

laura u ashley whittaker design sketch 42 blog

bistro chair high gloss

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simple smitten

meredith heron

Do you like them as much as I do? I need a new space to bring home these chairs – love them!

Photo Credits; tradhome magazine, laura u, sketch 42 blog, high gloss magazine, houzz, simply smitten and Meredith heron’s blog

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