Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Liberty of London in Toronto

While I was away my wonderful husband saved a page from the Toronto Star for me / us ~

Pint-sized petals pepper pretty prints

Liberty of London's micro-florals are sprouting up everywhere – from clothing to cars.

The Give Me Liberty of London ad campaign from MAC.

Here's what I picked up from the Liberty of London for Target collection...

I also picked up the set of 3 bowls as a gift for my girlfriend, a pretty t-shirt & matching purse for my girlfriends' daughter and the smaller picture frames for Liam's teachers. He was excited to give it to them yesterday and it made returning to school a little easier for him.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Vacation Home Dreaming

Feels great to be home! Isn't it weird that when you love your home you get just as excited to return home as you do leaving for a trip?... perhaps it's the special things you fill your home with and of course, sleeping in your own bed with your own pillow.

Hmmm, so while I'm happy to be home from our vacation in the 'sunshine state' today I caught myself thinking... 'what would it be like if only we had a vacation home?'. And, of course, that lead to 'what would it look like?'. See all things lead to design and home decor - it's truly all about emotion and the comforts around you. Anyway, with that, here's where my thoughts lead me today... a little bit of country for a dreamy vacation home.

the bedroom for my two boys...

here's the guest quarters...

bunkroom - almost like a greatroom or multipurpose room.

and finally, the backporch and the view... ahhhhhhhh.

Perhaps we downsize our primary home to buy a new smaller home AND a vacation home?... hmmm. Maybe that could be our retirement plan!

Pictures courtesy of Kohler Idea Homes.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Pink All Grown Up!

While I was pulling together a post earlier this week, I was starting to across alot of rooms that we're decorated with pink so, I did a little more surfing and came across even more. Funny, it wasn't just limited to bedrooms or little girl rooms they were pink rooms with grown up style! As much as I love the colour, I don't think I could do it myself... even the very classy living room designed by my favorite designer Sarah Richardson for Season 2 of Sarah's House. Anyway, here's a round up of what I found - could you do pink?

Photo Credits;
Brandon Barre (possibly the works for Colin & Justin via Home Heist & Candice Olsen via Divine Design), Samantha Pynn via Pure Design, Sarah Richardson via Sarah's House Season 2, Kelly Wearstler via Canadian House & Home (x2), Sarah Richardson via Design Inc, Brandon Barre, Elements of Style blog and unfortunately, I don't remember where I picked up picture #6 from my apologies.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spring Fever

Perhaps it's because I've been in the 'sunshine state' for the last 2.5 weeks, I'm feeling a little spring fever. Although we've used the grey days to shop, the adventure is so uplifting as there's usually a rainbow of colours to choose from in so many things like shirts, jewelry, sandles and even bedding. So with that, I've pulled together a collection of spring inspired photo's to help keep the spring feeling alive as my trip is coming to an end. I hope they help inspire a little spring for you!

This is just a snipping of Inside Avenue's homepage, isn't it pretty?

How about alittle spring for our outdoor patios?...

Photo credits;
Kohler Idea Homes
Canadian House & Home
And, of course you've seen the works for these two photographers as thier work as touched the pages of many HGTV shows and magazines - just beautiful!
Michael Graydon
Brandon Barre

Monday, March 22, 2010

Tweet - Tweet

Have you noticed that birds are "in" now? I would say it's been a few months (at least since Christmas) that I've seen the imagery of birds weaving through design magazines and home decor shops. I did buy a white dove at Christmas and added it to my dining room chandelier but who knew it was going to be sooo trendy in the months to come. 

Here's a collection of bird items that I think have modern edge to them... hmm, wonder if I should add another little something?... enjoy!

Silk screen print by Alanna Cavanagh.
Fine art photography by Isa Ferreira

Laptop skin by Lily Pang
Thank You cards by Nicole Balch at Pink Loves Brown

Art work by Tracy Walker

A collection of pillows by...

Wallpaper by Schumacher


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