Love is in the air this week and I can’t help but be inspired by everything Valentine’s Day has to offer. You know, kisses, flowers, sweet treats, and declarations of amour… What’s not to love!?
Category Archives: Pretty Things
I’m on the hunt for an area rug for our living room. Ideally, something with texture and colour. I’m quite fond of this Crate and Barrel shag rug, but not so fond of its price tag! In a perfect world I’d uncover an old persian rug and transform it with dye, similar to the last image shown below… But I suspect this dream may have to wait a while.
Images via Hemnet
I haven’t seen the Sun in a week, and today, like yesterday, is just another gloomy day. Days like these make me wish I had a fireplace to cuddle and stay warm by, but those are a rarity in Toronto homes it seems. I often dream of restoring my home’s fireplace, drawing inspiration from these gorgeous Scandinavian designs.
Photographs via Hemnet
I’m a big fan of neutral colours in bedrooms. Mine is painted in Benjamin Moore’s stone castle and is complemented with all-white bedding and dark wood furniture. I’ve got pops of green here in there – a large pillow and bedside plant to name a few. But I’ve yet to hang any art on the walls. I love the idea of mis-matched art above the bed, one big photograph or simple lighting.
[Images via Hemnet]
The weekend brought cold rainy weather and apart from brunch and a few errands on Saturday, I spent most of it indoors. In retrospect, we could have easily rented a cabin up north and spent it reading by a fireplace. It’s one of my favourite things to do in life…
I spent some time daydreaming about future projects this weekend, and I’ve been inspired by the look of modern and rustic pieces together. My ideal home would combine the warmth of nature, the industrial quirks of modern day life, and a lived in look that is both personal and welcoming. I can see wood playing an integral part in the design. I’m currently toying with the idea of organizing my pantry items in beautiful matching jars like the ones below from Merchant no.4 - what do you think?
I love the whimsical look of Anthropologie’s wedding chapter BHLDN. They’ve just recently added a new decor section filled with pretty adornments and keepsakes. Be sure to check out their full tabletop collection - I especially fancy the knotty pine treat pedestal!