Tuesday, August 31, 2010

pottery barn - versatile table

This little table from Pottery Barn is so versatile - it's perfect in any style bathroom, but can work great as a side table in a guest room, in the kitchen for a tight spot for extra counter space and storage, or even in a casual living room filled with magazines and books - the towel bar can even hold your place in your magazine if you slide it on.

So today!  And just $129 US.

Monday, August 30, 2010

retro design - in purple

It doesn't have to be orange to be retro.  Check out this hot hue of the season and how it can work - purple!  Crazy and fun retro wallpaper... and of course I like that it has so much white to it too.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

sarah richardson design

Sarah Richardson always gets it so right - I love the dark blue walls in this space!  And so different from a lot of what she does in her cottages, which I love too.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

small bathroom

Who says tiny bathrooms have to be boring.  Have fun with accent colours!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

restoration hardware does it again

Restoration Hardware, one of my favourite stores, is making a definite design stand and going all the way with this gorgeous new look of theirs - raw, Provence, natural linens... They are finally living up to their name and restoring some beautiful old woods and sculptures and defining their store.  And I love it!!  They are currently renovating the stores in Toronto, moving away from the turquoise walls into a deep, delicious brown to offset the raw woods.  Beautiful!  Check them out if just for some great inspiration.

Restoration Hardware

Sunday, August 15, 2010

light wood floors

I like light wood floors.  So many are shying away from it these days to go for the dark or medium stains.  While those are beautiful, there is something charming, and so easy, about natural wood.

This dining room says it all. 

And as a reminder, light wood floors are so much easier to care for too - you see way less dust and scratches on them!  Not to mention how your dark wood furniture, or in this case white furniture, looks amazing against it.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

i bought a chair

I bought a chair.  Not just any chair but a chair that I know will last me forever and not make my back or any other part of my body hurt while I sit at my desk.  The Herman Miller Mirra chair.  I popped into workspace group and got the friendliest, most sound advice for the perfect chair just for me!  The experience was great, with attention to every detail I could think of... including the time it took me to choose all the colours for my own custom look chair. Citron, alpine and shadow are my colours!

Check them out for great pricing on all the great iconic chairs you can think of.
workspace group on Bridgeland Ave. near Yorkdale Shopping Centre - Ask for Mitchell and tell him I sent you.  He'll treat you well!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

wilcorp - ceiling fans and more!

If you have never been to Wilcorp you are definitely missing something.  The showroom is an amazing mix of all the ceiling fans you can dream of and more.  If you can dream of the perfect fan and wonder where you can get it, this is the place.  There are also some unique accessories from mirrors to clocks and chairs.  And to make the space a true experience, the showroom is decked out with an overhead train that runs the entire space with a rustic, old-world feel that makes you feel like you are in an old train station.  Amazing!

Check it out!  Wilcorp