Friday, September 30, 2011

Beautiful Burlap

Gone are the days when burlap is used for only potato sack races. It seems burlap has made its way to home decor, and is now being admired as a detail element to interior spaces. Check out this collection of beautiful burlap in the home. Enjoy!

elle decor 3

houzz burlap

Burlap H & H

Burlap Houzz

Burlap Pinterest via theoldpaintedcottage

burlap AT


elle decor

Burlap H & H 2

Burlap Apartment Therapy

Interesting use of burlap, don’t you think? Would you use it in your home? Have a great weekend!

Pictures Sources; elle decor, Canadian House and Home, houzz, the old painted cottage via pinterest, apartment therapy, elle decor, Canadian House and Home and Apartment Therapy

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Princess Margaret Welcome Home Sweepstakes Showhome

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend the media day for the Oakville 2011 Princess Margaret Welcome Home Sweepstakes Showhome. Lucky for me, I dumped into Christine from Bijou and Boheme and Vie from Verdigris Vie so we toured the house together. Always fun to do house tours with other design enthusiasts like me! That day I didn’t have my fancy camera with me, so I popped back in one night and took these photos for you.

Said to be inspired by old world Belgian design, Lynda Reeves and the entire House and Home team did a great job designing this house from the ground up. My favourite elements of this house -the chevron pattern hardwood floors, the wide baseboards and the generous size laundry / craft room.PM Showhome

To the left of the entryway was the powder room and this pretty armoire in lieu of a front hall closet.









On the upper level…


First bedroom to the left…


upper bath

Bedroom to the right…

PM bedroom



second bedroom to the left…

PM double beds

On the lower level…

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drapery in the lower level bedroom courtesy of inVU Drapery Co

PM showhome laundry

PM Showhome Laundry Craft



Whether you love this home or not, it’s such an amazing cause. Tickets are available at the house or visit 2011 Princess Margaret Welcome Home Sweepstakes website. Good Luck!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Loft Living

Every now and then I come across a space that requires more than just one pin on pinterest. This week, this historic loft space made me stop and stare for a while. Loving…

entrance colorado homes magazine

dining chm

livingroom chm

open livingroom chm

bookcases chm

office chm

kitchen chm

bedroom chm

… the shades of blue, grey and green throughout, the pairing of wood with metal and the wingback chairs – oh my, I’m singing. The exposed beams, the nailhead accents… I could go on. There’s only 3 things I would change, the dining room lighting, the grouping of lanterns on the dining room wall and the kitchen lighting. This space also needs artwork – big, abstract artwork somewhere. What do you think about this space?

Designer Beth Armijo of Armijo Design Group featured in Colorado Homes Magazine.

Friday, September 23, 2011

I Love Right Now

With the bustle of back to school launching us into a new year of learning and opportunity, I too have engaged into a new opportunity. I’m thrilled to share that I’m now with inVU Drapery Co., an upscale drapery, fabric & home decor retailer. See a few of our media mentions here, here and here. My love for translating goals into attainable actions is parallel to helping people envision the possibilities for decorating a room. I’m over the moon to have aligned my passion for all things pretty with what I do in Marketing.

i love right now

Working with inVU Drapery actually started back in the summer months however, it wasn’t until recently that it has become full time. We have a number of exciting things in the works and I’m excited to share them with you in the coming days, months, years, but for now, how about some inspiring workspaces? Enjoy!


lonny betsy burnham

lonny kelly wearstler

Atlanta Homes Magazine

suzanne kasler office

lerberpr blog

lonny nate berkus associates 2

lonny nate berkus associates

Photo Credits; Lonny, Atlanta Homes Magazine and Lonny.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Grasscloth Wallpaper {Love it!}

I've mention before that I’m a fan of wallpaper, but I've never talked about grasscloth - another favourite of mine. An environmentally friendly way to add natural texture and warmth to any space. It’s available in just about every color and varies from smooth to heavily textured, depending on your preference. Here’s a round up for you… enjoy!



traditional home

sarah 101

urban grace interiors

kathleen dipaolo

elle decor

atmosphere interior design

Gorgeous, right? We have it on our wish list for wall behind the bar in the basement. Would you consider grasscloth for a wall or room in your home? Do tell.

Photo Credits; Lonny, Decorati, Traditional Home, Sarah 101, Urban Grace Interiors, Kathleen Dipaolo via House of Turquoise, elle decor and Atmosphere Interior Design


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