Category: Inspiration

Joy Thigpen’s Whistler Workshop

February 24, 2015

Back in the fall of 2014 I had the pleasure of attending Joy Thigpen‘s Creative Direction and Styling workshop in beautiful Whistler, British Columbia. If you are a wedding professional, stylist or photographer who cares about aesthetics and creating authentic weddings and photo shoots…

bringing nature home

July 9, 2012

While enjoying my coffee this morning I finally found a few moments to dive into a new stunning floral book, ‘Bringing Nature Home‘, written and photographed by Ngoc Minh Ngo with floral arrangements by Nicolette Owen. This book is oozing floral inspiration goodness, mixed with interior design delights. The pages are…

friday floral eye candy

March 2, 2012

Hope you all had a great week! I sure did! I made a really big decision this week with regards to Living Fresh. Still some details to firm up before I can share the news so you will have to hold tight for a…

IDS12 and blog podium

January 26, 2012

Off to Toronto today for a couple of days of interior design fabulousness! Tonight I will be attending the IDS12 opening night party and preview with Deb of Purplefreesia Designs. This is the biggest design party of the year in Toronto and the kick off…

ebony roses – black stem dyed roses

January 23, 2012

We can all picture a black rose but have you seen one? I had not seen one until last week at Staalduinen Floral booth at the Canadian Florist Business Forum which was presented by Canadian Florist Magazine and Westbrook Floral Ltd. Staalduinen Floral, a flower wholesaler, had a…

cream wedding bouquets

January 19, 2012

With wedding season on the horizon and so many brides planning for their big day I thought I would share a few of my current favourite wedding bouquets. They just happen to be cream of a mix of cream with soft pink. (images: The…

Escape to Malibu – Kelly Wearstler

January 12, 2012

Wholly design heaven, I just love it when fashion and interiors come together to make a whole lot of gorgeousness! I have been a fan of photographer Jamie Beck’s work for a while and I was very excited to hear about a Kelly Wearstler fashion and jewellery photo shoot…

caviar20 – delicacies for your home

January 9, 2012

I discovered a great little online shop that is based out of Toronto and specializes in delicacies for the home, Caviar20. If you are on the hunt for exceptional 20th century furniture, art, and objects for your home this is a great place to start!…

blau druck – blue printing

January 6, 2012

Back in August we spent a little over a week in Northern Germany touring the coastline, countryside and the towns and villages in between with my spouse and his parents. One of my favourite towns we took a stroll through was Jever, a historic town that…

Happy New Year Friends

December 31, 2011

Can you believe today is the last day of 2011? Is it just me or did this year not go by quicker than normal? On this last day of the year I like to spend some time reflecting upon the past year, which had its…

Inspiration: Laure Joliet Photography

December 22, 2011

I recently stumbled across the fabulous work of Los Angeles based photographer Laure Joliet via a friend on twitter and I must say I’m drawn to the emotion she captures in her photographs. She has a way of honing in on the personality of the spaces she photographs, Laure specializes…

Painted Concrete Floors

December 8, 2011

We are in the middle of dealing with a leaky basement in our new to us home. The leak started last Tuesday after a seriously heavy day of rain in our cold cellar. The problem with this leak is the cold cellar is right…

Still Life Colour Inspiration from the Netherlands

December 2, 2011

Para Paints – Sarah Richardson Designer Palette: Dreaming SR68, Vista SR25, Spring SR56, Shoreline SR43, Bloom SR8 Colour inspiration can come from anywhere, take the time to look for it daily! This photograph was captured this past summer in the Netherlands during our European…

Sas Bloemiste in Edam Netherlands

November 1, 2011

Like so many others, travelling is very inspiring to me.  I love to wander through cities and towns with several cameras in tow in search of everything and anything that catches my eye.  Cool shops, exciting colours, perfect doorways, unique patterns, flowers (of course), yummy food, architecture…

canadian academy of floral art – 2011 design show

October 25, 2011

The Canadian Academy of Floral Art, CAFA, held its annual design show and induction ceremony on October 19, 2011 and I was there with my floral friend Deb.  The theme for this year’s show was Canadian Content – A Tribute to Things Canadian.  The florals for the…

Workshop: Fall Clutter Clearing

October 11, 2011

We all have clutter in ours lives, but living with clutter affects our health, mental well being and our enjoyment of the space we live in.  By removing clutter and surrounding ourselves with the things we love we can transform our homes into places of rest…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Decorate and Lavender

July 7, 2011

Now that I’m in the middle of decorating our new house – before pictures will be up soon, I thought I would share with you the amazing book Decorate by Holly Becker and Joanna Copestick. I have been coveting this book since I got it in…

Outside Oslo Fabrics by Jessica Jones

April 21, 2011

I have been waiting for graphic and textile designer Jessica Jones new fabric line, Outside Oslo, to become available and it just has, today to be exact! The nature inspired Scandinavian/mid-century patterns are printed on 100% cotton and come in two colourways, dawn and dusk. The Needle…

Dabble Magazine Launch Party

March 25, 2011

I had the pleasure of attending the Dabble Magazine launch party tonight in Toronto at ELTE. If you have not had a chance to check out the magazine I suggest you do it is fabulous; food, design and travel all in one!  Oh and…

IDS11 – Sibling Revelry: Part 4

January 31, 2011

The final part of the Sibling Revelry exhibit at the Interior Design Show 2011 was a fantastic installation by siblings Sarah and Theo Richardson.  Sarah Richardson of Sarah Richardson Design is a Canadian interior designer and TV personality.  She is well known and loved for her design shows:…

IDS11 – Sibling Revelry: Part 3

Twin woodworkers’ – Jason and Lars Dressler – collaboration was the third installment of the Sibling Revelry exhibit for IDS11.  Their love for wood was visibly apparent in their room creation.  The pair own and operate Brothers Dressler, a one of a kind, batch production furniture company. The bothers produce…

IDS11 – Sibling Revelry: Part 2

The second room in the Sibling Revelry exhibit at the IDS11 in Toronto was created by brothers Glenn and David Dixon.  Glenn Dixon is an interior designer and host of the W Network’s “Take this House and Sell it”.  With his brother David Dixon, a fashion designer, they created David…

IDS11 – Sibling Revelry: Part 1

January 30, 2011

We attended Professional Trade Day at the Interior Design Show on Friday and had a great time getting inspired by all the great displays and booths!  We started our tour of the show at the Sibling Revelry exhibit.  The exhibit showcased 4 rooms designed by 4 pairs of…

Pin it Forward: What Home Means to Me

May 26, 2010

Another big thank you to Victoria from sfgirlbybay for another great blogger mash up.  This mash up, pin it forward, is focusing on ‘what home means to me’.  To create our blog post on ‘what home means to me’ we were all invited to…

Blog It Forward – What Inspires Me?

March 1, 2010

First, I have to send a huge thanks with lots of hugs out to Victoria from sfgirlbybay for putting together this amazing blog mashup, she worked her butt off to pull 300 bloggers together to share their inspirations.  If you missed stopping by little…

blog it forward

February 10, 2010

I’m sure you have already heard about it but I want to mention it as well, especially if you happen to be interested in what inspires 300 bloggers from all over the world.  If you do, then you have to check out ‘blog it…

Getting in the Mood for Homework

February 8, 2010

Well I’m back to doing homework, apparently I did not get enough during my past 4 years of school, but this is different, this is fun and inspiring, without the stress of deadlines and marks.  What is it you ask that I’m currently studying? …