Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Brno Chair

The Brno Chair… my latest crush.

I know they’ve been around for ages, but recently they’ve captured my attention. My preference the brno chair paired with a wood table. I like how the wood softens the polished frame. Although, wouldn’t they look fabulous with a gold leaf frame? Oh my.

brno chair elle decor

brno chair Ashley Goforth Design

brno chair frend by design blog

brno chair Canadia H&H

brno chair Terrat Elms Interior Design

The Brno Chair via Desire to Decorate

Sources: elle decor, Ashley Goforth Design, French By Design, Canadian House & Home, Terrat Elms Interior Design. Collage photos: House Beautiful, Houzz, Canadian House & Home

Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday Favourites

It’s Friday… and you know what that means. Here’s my favourite finds this week!

Friday Faves via Desire to Decorate Feb 22

  • I don’t know what I love more; the grouping of ‘bubble’ light fixtures or the wallpaper panels behind them. Discovered via pinterest, originated from here.
  • White tulips are a favourite for me, and I love how Laura photographed them here.
  • This small lacquer box needs to come into my home.
  • Love this whole outfit spotted on eyecandy.
  • These gold lips would be a nice addition to a girls room.
  • Stuck on how to create a gallery wall? This site offers lots of wall display ideas.

Happy Weekend!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday Favourites

This week it all started with this brush stoke lamp. I knew I had other inspiration that would round out this Friday Faves collection.

  • I’m a jeans person, and I especially love jeans as part of an outfit that’s stepped up a notch. With exception of the purse, everything in this outfit is a go for me.
  • Lately I’ve drawn to mosaics, and New Ravenna Mosaics has some fabulous works of art.
  • These black and white anemones, fuschia peonies and yellow craspedia are perfect for winter florals. Who knew winter florals could be so lovely.
  • This living room by David Collins is fabulous. I think there almost needs a third colour in the mix but fabulous none the less.
  • I stopped and admired for a moment or five, when I saw this living room close up in my recent Pinterest feed. 
Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentines Day Desire to Decorate

Love, love, love this Valentine’s Day Bash Rue Magazine pulled together. Minus the heart pillow, I would take this colour palette and table setting any day!

Happy Valentine’s Day friends… hope you enjoy it with those you love ~

Friday, February 8, 2013

Friday Favourites

I’m discovering the challenge with these Friday Favourites posts will be showing restraint.

Happy Friday!

Friday Favourites 2 via Desire to Decorate

  • Isn’t this bow sweater pretty? Love it!
  • This eclectic living room stopped me in my tracks. So many elements to love, grass cloth, large art, velvet sofa and touches of brass and polished nickel… love. 
  • I love the studio office of Erin Hiemstra, Apartment34, showcased in recent issue of Rue Magazine. Rue Magazine Art Director Maia of Conundrum also featured the white, gold and polished nickel studio on her blog this week.
  • Some these solid brass cubes. Heaven.
  • The studio suite at the Greenwich Hotel is so on-trend and inviting. Sadly, given the price tag it will likely never happen.
  • Just like Alicia of cheetah is the new black, I’m drawn to this sequined lips sweater. It’s completely outside my comfort zone, but the layering styling is totally me.


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Dixon Beat Light Series {Knock-Offs}

The simple yet sculptural uniqueness of the Dixon Beat Light Series doesn’t come cheap – but thanks to Morba and IKEA there’s options for getting the look for less.


If you caught my Interior Design Show 2013 {IDS13} post you may figure out how this post came to be. Did you know that IKEA Won Gold at the 2013 Interior Design Show for their fabulous and note-worthy booth? And, yes, they were the spring-board for this post.

I think Dixon beat lighting series is really quiet impressive. I’m most found of the hammered affect and shimmering gold within of each of the fixtures. Imagine the warm  glow they must cast when turned on… especially in the evening.

dixon beat from the socialite family via desire to decorate


 dixon beat from Christopher Elliott Design via desire to decorate


dixon beat from analogdialog via desire to decorate


And, finally, a look at where my inspiration for this post came from. The IKEA booth at IDS13. I think their knock-off version, HEKTAR, and how they’ve showcased it here is really, really brilliant. This cluster of lighting so doable when only $24.99 each… love it!


Do you like the Dixon Beat Light Series or these fabulous knock-offs?

Monday, February 4, 2013

Antique Finds at Petits et Jolis

Last week I popped into one of my favourite hidden gems in Oakville, Petits et Jolis. If you’re looking for antiques, Tamara at Petits et Jolis has glorious treasures.

You may have recently seen them published in Style at Home (see it here) and / or Apartment Therapy from the talented design expert Christine at Bijou & Boheme.

I popped in because they are having a huge sale. Here’s a look at a few of the treasures within…petits et jolis via desire to decorate 1

petits et jolis via desire to decorate 2

petits et jolis via desire to decorate 3

petits et jolis via desire to decorate 4

petits et jolis via desire to decorate 5

petits et jolis collage via desire to decorate

Fabulous, right? If you’re ever in Oakville be sure to pop in and follow Petits et Jolis on Facebook for pictures of recent treasure finds… Tamara is always sourcing and bringing more in.

Have a great day!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Friday Favourites

Throughout the week I post, tweet and pin (mainly pin) so many pretty photos thinking I’m going to share via a blog post ‘one day’. Well, turns out those posts rarely get published because of busy days, I'm sure you can relate, and ‘one day’ never comes.

So, today I’m beginning a new series called Friday Favourites (in short Friday Faves). Rather than let so many inspiration photos sit in-waiting on my many pin-boards, I’m going to share them here with you each Friday.

Friday Faves via Desire to Decorate
  • I love the combination of blue, orange and gold for a room, but when I saw this photo I instantly wanted it for my wardrobe!
  • Sugar Paper Los Angeles makes me found of pretty stationary. With Valentines Day coming up, I revisited their site and viola… pink, gold & stripes – fabulous!
  • Some how this week I landed on Modern Luxury Magazine and this dining room grabbed my attention. It’s not my taste but there’s something organic about it that had me stop and stare.
  • I’ve been completely smitten by Manifesto. A limited edition t-shirt line owned and developed my Meg Biram. The concept behind it, brilliant. Making it happen, inspiring.
  • I love Rue Magazine, so I needless to say I was thrilled to hear about their new blog site this week: Rue Daily. Have you checked it out yet?
There you have it, my first Friday Favourites. Have a great weekend everyone!


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