January 28, 2011

Friday Find–January 28

This week’s Friday Find is a little late – for a good reason.  I’m at IDS ‘11!!!  Meeting some really cool people!!  But more on that later….


The pendants are part of the Sibling Revelry booth at IDS 11.  They are in the Sarah Richardson and Theo Richardson rooms and were designed by Theo’s NYC based company Rich, Brilliant, Willing

Aren’t they cool?

Stay tuned for more from IDS ‘11!

January 21, 2011

Friday Find - January 21

Source: House Beautiful - Designer: Thomas Hamel

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Sunny day …

I must have been a very good girl last year.  Really good :)!  This is what Santa brought me for Christmas:


I have been playing and learning (and learning and learning), and here’s my favourites so far …


Milo is a great subject for photos, unlike his room-mate Sam, who sees the camera and leaves the room :)! 
Stay tuned for more …

January 16, 2011

Garden Stools …

The snow is blowing, the temperatures are low and I’m f-f-f-freezing. 


So what better subject to think, dream and write about … yep … garden stools.

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I love my garden.  And I love accessorizing my garden. 




You know, that little pop of colour peeking out from between plants.



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But garden stools are popping up everywhere these days.


The reason is their versatility.   And I love them for that!


Check out these great rooms that incorporate garden stools:









Sources: My apologies, these have been in my inspiration file for quite a while, so I’m unsure of the sources.

Ahhhh, now I’m feeling a little bit warmer (and really looking forward to summer to boot)!  Hope you are too! 

Have a great week everyone!

January 14, 2011

Friday Find – January 14

I found this little gem in the “Best for the Bath” feature of February’s House Beautiful.  It’s a peanut shaped teak bathtub from the  Purify Collection at Gardenside.  Read about it and it's creator here

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Isn’t it gorgeous???

January 9, 2011

Organized Storage …

The February issue of Country Living arrived today and right there on the front cover was my dream.   I was so distracted that I may have missed something important that hubby was saying to me.  When I finally did look up from the magazine, dinner decisions had already been made :o) !!

What, you ask, could have consumed me so.  Well, I’ll tell you.  In fact I’ll do better than that, I’ll show you!


Built in shelving and cabinetry! 

I’ve had a love affair with built ins for years.  Not only do they give you the ability to display your collections, photos and books, they also provide much needed storage.  And, probably most important, they provide architectural detail to the space.

I would have built ins in every single room of my house if I had my way.  And here’s why … 

  • First, I love books, all kinds of books and up to now I’ve had to part with most of my books due to lack of storage. 


  • Secondly, I collect junk stuff, for instance white pottery and dishes (so you can see why the cover photo had such an impact on me – lots of white pottery there!), clear glass vases and containers among other goodies.   Heck, I’ve had to stop going to HomeSense *gasp* because I have nowhere to display all the great stuff I find there. 


  • And finally, as I’ve mentioned before, I have some gorgeous inherited china that is still packed away in the basement awaiting an appropriate home in my dining room.  I’ve been scouring kijiji for just the right piece of furniture, but the more I see and consider pieces, the more I realize that the right storage for the dining room is built ins. 



So, I’ve been researching … and here’s what I’ve found so far …

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A perfect little spot to relax and peruse your collection …

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I absolutely love the blue pitchers – and isn’t the fabric on that chair perfect!

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Not sure if I’d ever need two washing machines, but I love the clean, crisp, organized feel of this laundry room!

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Built in seating is also something I’d love to incorporate into my dining room!

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This unit incorporates media storage and display space, a great combination!  And I love the contrasting dark walls.

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And I’ve always had a thing for window seats!

If you’ve got built ins, or great sources for built ins, please share!

Source:  1 - Country Living ; 2 – unknown; 3,6711- House Beautiful ; 4 – www.wineonthekeyboard.com; 5 – unknown; 6 - Traditional Home ; 8www.decorpad.com ; 9McGill Design Group ; 10 - Candice Olson

January 7, 2011

Friday Find–Jan 7

First, let me wish you all a Happy New Year!  May 2011 be a year full of health, happiness and prosperity! 

Secondly, I apologize for missing Friday Find last week (Dec 31).   Hubby and I were celebrating with dear friends on our annual winter trip to Mexico.  This is the first time we’ve been for New Years and I would recommend it to anyone.  There is nothing like champagne and fireworks on the beach!

Now, let’s get back on track with the first Friday Find of 2011…

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I love a lot of things about this space.  The pops of green, the form of the chairs, the wall of windows in the back, but I have to say the painted floor really caught my eye!

Source: House Beautiful – Room designed by Christina Murphy

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