Fall Interior Decoration Ideas

Fall Decor

Autumn is soon on its way and with the season comes colours, flavours, and an atmosphere associated with this favourite time of the year for many. There is also no better time to redecorate and enhance the interior design of your home. Each room the home can be improved by the careful selection of new furniture pieces that provide both inspiration and function. Sofa Beds Sofa Beds are the perfect new addition for a living room or entertaining area. Rich colors of can improve any room. … [Read more...]

Scotch Expressions Tape Giveaway $50 ARV (Canada only)

Scotch Expressions Tape

What is it about summer that makes me want to spend all of my time working on craft and DIY projects? I keep  checking out local thrift stores, online sites and other places to see if there are pieces I can repurpose, up cycle or otherwise fix up. With all the lovely colours and patterns of tape in the Scotch Expressions Tape collection I'll have plenty of options for how to decorate the furniture pieces I find this summer. To change out my décor seasonally, I'll be using Scotch Expressions … [Read more...]

Breville Smart Waffle Maker Review

Breville Smart Waffle Maker

I won't tell you how many waffle makers I've owned or used in my lifetime, nor the amount of waffles I've consumed. To tell you would open myself up to being made fun of, and being asked if I am the president of the "I Love Waffles" fan club. Instead, I'll just say that I know a thing or two about what makes a waffle makers (and waffles) stand out from the rest. … [Read more...]

Celebrate the Summer Entertaining Season with Lanterns

summer entertaining

There are two main entertaining times of year—one being between American Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve, and the other being between Canada Day/the 4th of July and the end of summer. Indoor and outdoor entertaining during the summer season is all about both celebrating your family and friends, as well as the bright colours and delicious produce around this time of year. Pears are so fresh and fun—I think they look great on these three lanterns. Whether or not you use candles inside these … [Read more...]

Gift Ideas for Dad from UMBRA

fathers day gifts

News flash: Not all dads like or want new tools for Father's Day, just like not all moms want kitchen appliances for Mother's Day. For the dad who spends time in an office in or outside the home, I've put together the following gift ideas: … [Read more...]

Add a Splash of Colour for Spring

Add a Splash of Colour for Spring

A bold, bright vase to welcome the sunshine.  Vancouver in the winter is grey upon grey—lots of clouds, rain and buildings that have the required shade of glass, so that nothing distracts from the views of nature. When I am at home, I like to be able to glance at bright, colourful decorative items in order to cheer myself up. Luckily, the warmer months are here and the beautiful green vase I recently received brings the colour of the fresh grass and leaves on the trees indoors. I keep moving … [Read more...]

How to Refresh your Front Entry

How to refresh your front entry

How much thought do you give to your front entry? Is it seen as just a place to drop your shoes and coats? A welcoming front entrance can make your guests feel warm and at home right away. This works for you and your family, too—a relaxing front entry can do wonders for your mood and as a bonus—can also help you feel organized. Read on for my tips on how to refresh your front entry: … [Read more...]

Creative Ways To Make Your Home Décor Even Better: Achieving A Form/Function Balance.

make your decor better

They’re functional, sure—but can Kleenex boxes be part of a home décor scheme? Maybe in the past it was a toss-up: keep a box of Kleenex out because it’s functional (especially in winter—am I right?!), or hide it away and end up having to search for it when you’re in need. I have to be honest—I really like the way the new Kleenex boxes look. I know a few interior designers who will be glad to hear about this new partnership! How do you make something functional, like a box of Kleenex, part … [Read more...]

Hibernating in Style with this Seventeen Bedding Set

seventeen bedding set

Whether you want to re-style a dorm room for the winter semester, or you want to jazz up your bedroom at home, this bedding set from Seventeen, exclusively sold at Macy's, is cheery and cozy enough for the job. The Ikat Vintage Ombre pattern is a refreshing ikat design in revitalizing shades of blue on a white background. I first fell in love with ikat print when I visited India, almost 10 years ago, and saw it being produced by hand stamps. I just love the subtle pattern, and how easily it … [Read more...]

Top Tips for Adding Holiday Decorations to your Décor

holiday decor

In my small apartment, with just me around, I didn't want to go too crazy with the holiday decorating. I didn't get a tree, for instance. I don't have a ton of places to store decorations and out of season things, so I wanted to keep things simple. I have a wall-mounted shelf in my main room that I use as a mantel to decorate seasonally on. Check out some of my ideas for decorating on a dime, below. … [Read more...]