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…

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…