Sunday, October 31, 2010
Imagine your dark unfinished basement with the cement walls and floors decked out with a crystal chandelier and a colourful Persian rug. Wow! And you can fake it too - the Persian can be olefin and the crystals plastic - pretending is just as much fun in a laundry room!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Check out its interior and what it's all about on the Country Living website. And while there, have fun with other house tours. It's a fun site to visit.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
But now it is time to paint. The walls just need it and behind all those pictures are tons of holes! So, should I go white, or stick with black? My inkling is to go with white. I have a month to decide before my painter can get here... and I'll need it because choosing the right white now is key! It's always so much harder for me than for my clients.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Check out all of Janna's creations here edenwool and visit her at the upcoming One-of-a-Kind show in Toronto. She does such beautiful unique work!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
I love a natural looking garden with various bushes, trees and grasses. But I have to admit, I lack desire and talent in making it look beautiful in my own garden.
Today was good for me though - I met with a young man named Ola, passionate to no end about gardening and recommended highly by a neighbour, so I hired him. I gave him carte blanche in my garden with very little guidance and I can't wait to see what he comes up with.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
homesav.com and join this great new site. It's free to join and will be offering you great savings on all kinds of really great home products. I will be blogging with them as well as still doing this blog, so check them out often. They are constantly updating and have great input from various sources. My first blog with them is up now. Have fun!
Monday, October 11, 2010
Have a look - it's an easy place to visit in Designers Walk north in Toronto.
The Door Store
Friday, October 8, 2010
Last night the Light the Night fundraiser for Blood Cancers took place at Nathan Phillips Square. It was a great success and Toronto raised over $700,000! I was so proud to be a part of the event having been asked for the second year in a row to implement the Garden of Hope, seen here. For those taken by this cancer, rocks were marked with messages and tossed into the bowl for a beautiful memorial. We then walked along University and around all the hospitals in the vicinity, stopping for a special tribute at Sick Kids, where the children were by their windows with flashlights waving. It was truly a special night.
Thank you Light the Night foundation, for allowing me to continually be a part of this event.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
I know, I am so predictable, shabby chic again. But it just feels so good to me... and it's timeless. I love the generous bedskirt and painted night stand. I would, however, to my taste, have toned down the blinds and cabbage rose pillows... that's just a bit too much.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Ann Katz - website
Ron Katz - sawdusters
I wasn't sure I could, but I made it to my friends' art show today and I'm so glad I did! Ann and Ron are a married couple from South Africa and they both have beautiful and unique artistic talents that I have always admired. But not so much as I did as when I saw them in their realm, at their art show, with their creations displayed all together in one place. The impact was great!
Check out their websites for a glimpse into the beauty of their art. Excellent pricing on all original pieces!