Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mademoiselle Chair {Love it!}

The original Mademoiselle Chair by designer Philippe Starck of Kartell is absolutely beautiful, but whether the real deal or reproduction I love how these chairs add a pop of color to the room! If your budget allows, then definitely splurge on the original Mademoiselle. However, if you’re looking to achieve the look for less, reproductions make these gorgeous chairs affordable. They make a statement solo or in a group – love it!


a punch of clour blogspot

houzz 3


Lonny june july

zoldan interiors

living etc 2


lucite mademoiselle chairs christina murphy

Gorgeous, aren’t they? I want one! Granted only a reproduction is in line with my budget, so I may just need to connect with my sponsor Wire Home Furnishing and order myself one. Could you add one or more somewhere in your home?

Photo Credits: Kartell, a punch of colour blog, houzz, flickr, lonny, proper hunt blog, zoldan interiors, living etc., houzz and christina murphy.

Monday, March 28, 2011

The Home Depot | Giveaway Winner

The winner of the Home Depot giveaway is…
Jane from Modern Jane!!! Congratulations Jane!
modern jane
Jane’s blog has loads of inspiring pictures, I love her ‘Loving this Week” series so pop over to her blog from some pretty today! Thanks to everyone who entered!

Friday, March 25, 2011

JUJU Hat {Love it!}

Is anyone else lusting over these absolutely gorgeous Juju hats? They seem to be popping up on design shows and in magazines more and more lately. Available in an array of stunning colors, I can certainly understand why people are loving them so much. Instant burst of color, instant happiness! I had the chance to see one up close at IDS11, you read about it here, the feathers are gorgeous and they’re beautifully woven onto a raffia base. What’s not to love about them? Love it!


house of turqouise

elements of style blog

flickr 2

table tonic (2)

design sponge

domino magazine via flickr

desire to inspire

table tonic

scoutdesignsnyc via table tonic

H & H

dabble magazine

Style at Home March 2011

elle decor via flickr

Gorgeous, aren’t they?

Photo Credits; flickr, house of turquoise, elements of style, table tonic, design sponge, domino magazine via flickr, desire to inspire via houzz, Canadian house & home, dabble magazine, style at home, March 2011 and elle decor via flickr.

PS. Last chance to enter my Home Depot giveaway… contest closes Sunday, winners announced on Monday!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Creating A Cohesive Space

You may remember this kitchen makeover Cameron MacNeil from Canadian House & Home did last spring. Well, in her new show Candice Tells All, Candice Olson tackled the family room that extends from this kitchen (lucky homeowners, I know!). Candice really showcased how to create a cohesive space, using design elements from the kitchen as her jumping off point for the family room. Take a look!


ikea kitchen winners

candice olson design flow

Candice Olson

Candice Olson 3


Impressive, isn’t it? I think so. You can see more pictures of the kitchen makeover progress here or check out the online TV segment here. For more sources from Candice Olson’s room makeover, you see the entire listing here.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Black & White Photography Artwork

I love how the black and white artwork seems to really pop against these tanned walls. I also love how the photography artwork, with oversized matting, really brings these rooms to life and makes them current. dresser in livingroom thibautdesign


sarah richardson design

Photo Credits: Thibaut Design, House & Home, March 2009 & Sarah’s House via Sarah Richardson Design.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

For Japan With Love


Thank you to Christine at Bijou and Boheme for spreading the word on this effort of kindness. I will be joining many bloggers tomorrow for the bloggers day of silence. For Japan With Love has been organized by Ever-Ours and UtterlyEngaged, thank you for putting this amazing effort together.

Every little helps. If you would like to donate, please go here.

For Japan With Love has a direct link on the website to our fundraising page for ShelterBox. ShelterBox was one of THE first organizations asked by Japan to help and were on hand on the Saturday after the quake.  Each large, green ShelterBox is tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items.

Gorgeous Greens

Here’s a round up of gorgeous rooms with a touch of green to help kick off St. Patrick’s Day, enjoy!

house beautiful jonathan adler

House Beautiful


thibaut providence

tobi fairley

tobi fairley 2

thibaut 3 edgartown

samantha pynn

Sarah Richardson

Ideal Home Bedroom

Looking for St. Patrick’s Day Recipes to help celebrate the day? Here’s a recipe round up to help get you going… try here, here or here. For dessert, how about Chocolate Guinness Cake? Sarah from Sugar & Shimmer made it earlier this week and it looks heavenly! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!

Photo Credits: House Beautiful (1,2), Sarah Richardson Design, Thibaut Wallpapers, Tobi Fairley (5,6), Thibaut, Samantha Pynn, Sarah Richardson and Ideal Home.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Giveaway| The Home Depot

With spring almost here, are you dreaming about freshening up your home with a renovation? The Home Depot has introduced three new design themes; Dynamic, Organic and Tailored to inspire fresh looks for your projects, here’s a sneak peek…

home depot dynamic
home depot organic
home depot tailored
home depot gift card

Wonderful, aren’t they? Well, I have more for you!
  • Mention this giveaway via a blog post or Facebook or tweet – then, leave a comment letting me know
  • Link this giveaway via your blog – then, leave a comment letting me know

My friends at The Home Depot would like offer one lucky reader of Desire to Decorate a $50.00 gift certificate to use towards your next home project. For Canadian resident’s only.

To enter, leave a comment letting me know what type of project you would use your Home Depot gift card towards.

For extra entries… (please leave a separate comment for each & please leave your email if you do not have a blog)

Entry period closes at midnight PST, Sunday, March 27th, 2011. The winner will be selected via random.org and will be announced on Monday, March 28th.

Good Luck Everyone!
PS. Need more helpful hints for DIY & home improvement projects? Click here for a variety of How-To Videos!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Double Chandeliers

My Oversized Chandeliers post received so many great comments, and apparently we all agree, you can do no wrong with an oversized chandelier. Thanks for sharing everyone!

How about if you substitute the one oversized chandelier with a pair of chandeliers or pendants over the dining table? This roundup of double chandeliers certainly make a statement… enjoy!

style on a shoe string budget

circa lighting


PML Showhome

elizabeth kimberly via marcus design





rue magazine

the lennox

This last picture is unlike the others simply because the table is so lengthy, that one chandelier just wouldn’t do overtop. The shelves with table and pendants – definitely making a statement!TIDG-path-3-0800

What’s your preference – one oversized or double?

Photo Credits: Style on a Shoe String Budget blog, Circa Lighting blog, Candice Olson, Princess Margaret Lottery Showhome 2011, Elizabeth Kimberly via Marcus Design blog, Rue Magazine, Ikea Live site, Angie Hranowsky, House to Home, Rue Magazine, the Lennox blog and Toronto Interior Design Group.


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