8.29.2014

A Center Hall Table

I have been in a house with a foyer grand enough to host a center table once in my life. I was too young to appreciate what exactly this grand foyer was meant to be. I remember thinking 'that's a weird place to put a small dining table'. Ah how times have changed. Now a center hall table is one of my all time favourite looks. I may never have the room to make this happen, but a girl can dream. It is a traditional look that exudes refinement and timelessness.
via Jeffrey Alan Marks
Mark D. Sikes via Domaine Home
Steven Gambrel via Elle Decor
 If you had enough space, would you?
xox
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8.26.2014

Coffee Table Tuesdays with Mimosa & Monroe

This Tuesday we have one half of the talented duo in charge of Mimosa & Monroe here with us sharing her fabulous coffee table. I just adore these ladies' style, so palm beach chic/Hollywood regency glam. Please welcome Anna, curator of the popular and colorful instagram feed 'Notes from Monroe'. Anna is coming to us all the way from Brisbane, Australia. Her home has been featured in Adore Magazine, and is now immortalized in Adore's new coffee table book! What a dream come true and so well deserved. Take it away Anna!










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 Are you all swooning as much as I am? Something about navy blue and hot pink just speaks to my soul. Be sure to check out Anna's blog and instagram feed for more gorgeousness! Thanks for joining us Anna!
xox
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8.19.2014

Meet my Boyfriend: Marshall Jacklin

As some of you know, I have been dating the kindest, most thoughtful man for the past 10 months or so, who I mysteriously refer to as 'M'. Well today, the mystery is over as I'm so proud to introduce him to the world. His name is Marshall Jacklin, and not only is he the best boyfriend, he is also a talented musician who sings, plays piano, and writes the most incredible of songs.
For the past year and a half, Marshall has been hard at work writing, editing, practicing, eliminating and recording tracks, and has now arrived at a collection of 9 songs for his new album 'Putting on a Show'.  It is available for free download at his brand new site, www.marshalljacklin.com, which officially launches today. Each song was recorded in a full take, demonstrating his skills as a live musician. Some songs make me laugh, some make me dance, more than one makes me cry (especially 'Much Younger'...literally every time). He is so inspiring!

 


I am so in awe of this handsome man and his talent! I hope you will all take a moment to listen, share, download, etc. You can also follow Marshall Jacklin on instagram here to keep up to date!

Thank you so much! I am SO proud of you babe!
xox
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8.15.2014

My Sequin Camera Strap: Sam and Kate Designs

Today I'm taking some time to highlight one of my newest favourite accessories, as seen in my home tour on The Everygirl. I am completely smitten with my sequin camera strap from Sam and Kate Design. I went with the silver sequins and silver tulle combo, which I adore, but the girls have recently launched a whole bunch of other fab colour combos! It makes taking pictures for the blog way more fun, and Sam and Kate are such sweethearts!
via The Everygirl, photo by Anna with Love

via The Everygirl, photo by Anna with Love

Check out Sam and Kate on Instagram here, and their shop here! And see more of my home tour at The Everygirl!
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8.13.2014

Lilac and Gold

I was flipping through the September issue of Style at Home Magazine and was stopped in my tracks by a beautiful lilac and gold bathroom. I know not everyone is feeling this year's 'Radiant Orchid', but this subdued version of the hue paired with both aged and polished brass is really speaking to me. I was even more delighted when I realized it was done by local Toronto designer, Tara Fingold, whom I've had the pleasure of meeting. I was so inspired by this fresh, unexpected combination, and I hope you will be too!

 I was inspired to create a little lilac and gold moodboard that captures the quiet luxury of this look!
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What do you all think of this colour combination?
 What a gorgeous design Tara, and congratulations on the feature!
xox

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8.12.2014

Coffee Table Tuesdays with Jackie of York Avenue

Hi all! I just wanted to start off by saying thank you so much for everyone who stopped by my home tour on The Everygirl and left a little love. The response has been truly overwhelming and I am so grateful! If you missed it, you can catch up here!

It's Tuesday again, and I'm excited to welcome another blogger whose small studio apartment was featured on The Everygirl, Jackie of York Avenue! Jackie and I have been 'blog friends' for a long time, and I think it's soon time to plan a trip down to NYC to visit this girl for real. She has a wonderful blog and, of course, killer styling skills. Let's find out her tips for styling the perfect coffee table:



















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 I too, love Jackie's distorted candle stick, don't you? Be sure to check out Jackie's blog and instagram for more design inspiration and to live the life of an Upper East Sider vicariously through her!
Thanks so much for joining us today Jackie!
xox
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8.07.2014

My Home Tour on The Everygirl

I am so excited to announce a secret I've been holding on to for months now. Today, my apartment is being featured on The Everygirl!!! My heart is so overcome with gratitude, happiness and a feeling of accomplishment, I am truly blessed. I hope you will all head over to check out the feature, learn more about me, and see my place looking better than ever thanks to the talented photography of my friend Anna from Anna With Love.





Thank you so much to The Everygirl team for this amazing opportunity and to Anna, whom I could not have done this without.
And to anyone new popping by my blog, hello! I am so happy that you're here and I can't wait to get to know you better!
Click here to see the full tour and learn more about my career journey thus far and my decorating process!

All photos shot by Anna With Love for The Everygirl.
 xox
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8.05.2014

Coffee Table Tuesday with The Little Black Door

Today, I'm so happy to welcome Elizabeth of The Little Black Door, whose colorful home and blog I love, and who has always been a tremendous support to me personally throughout this crazy journey we call blogging. The Little Black Door is one of the first blogs I followed religiously, and it continues to be one of my daily 'must checks'.
Grab a mug of the good stuff and get ready to be inspired!
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So smitten with her coffee table and the sentimental value that Elizabeth infuses her home with through decor! I think this is a lesson for all of us. How we decorate our homes can help us to treasure so many wonderful memories. Be sure to check out Elizabeth's blog and instagram!

Thanks for participating Elizabeth and Happy Coffee Table Tuesday everyone!
xox
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8.04.2014

Leon's Mirrored Side Table - Styled 3 Ways

Mirrored furniture has been trending for a couple of years now. I love these kinds of pieces because they add sparkle and glamour to any room, without taking up any visual space. Because they reflect everything around them, they almost read as invisible to the eye. When Leon's asked if I would style one of their lovely mirrored side tables in 3 different ways, I jumped at the opportunity! I wanted to show you all just how versatile a piece of mirrored furniture can be!

Style # 1: Alternative Bar Cart:
Play up the sparkle factor of the mirrored piece by transforming it into an alternative bar cart. Add a gold tray, sparkling crystal and glassware, and some fun colorful liqueurs and accessories.




Style # 2: Black and White
The beauty of mirror is that it is virtually colorless. Unlike Style # 1 where I added in fun colour, here I opted to play up the monochromatic scheme instead by sticking to all black and white accessories and decor. As many of you know, black, white and gold is my favourite colour scheme right now.
Style # 3: Eclectic Traditional
It is true that mirrored furniture, especially the clean lines of this specific piece, tend to read more modern and contemporary. I love a little juxtaposition in my decor, so I decided to playfully contrast the piece's inherent modernity with a some more traditional, country estate-esque styling.




And there you have it! Three different looks to show you that mirrored furniture can work with pretty much any decor style. Have I convinced you? Let me know which is your favourite in the comments!

The Leon's in downtown Toronto where I picked up my mirrored side table is at one of the coolest locations, right by the Rogers center. They call it Leon's Roundhouse because it is located in the old train station round house, so it's got a lot of history and caters to downtown condo dwellers. A big thanks to my friends at Leon's for partnering with me on this fun project!
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7.31.2014

Holy Chic: Cute and Affordable Graphic Tees

Holy Chic you guys! I have been wanting some graphic tees for awhile now, and I just found the cutest ones from Old Navy Canada! Best part? The website is currently offering 20% off orders over $100 (25% if you are in the US!) until tomorrow, making these tees just under $12 each. Graphic tees are so versatile! They can be paired with jeans, an a-line midi skirt, even a pencil skirt!
I couldn't believe these were Old Navy! They feel very JCrew, no? I have a feeling these are going to fly off the shelf, so get yours while you can! (I myself, bought all four...ooops!). This is not a sponsored post, I just loved these tees and wanted to share!
xox
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