"When you realize that a beautiful interior has very little to do with objects and a whole lot to do with spirit, general well being and upliftment you find the soul of interior design. If you have respect for your surroundings and everything has it's perfect place you interact with your world differently you carry yourself differently. My father used to say that the state of your surroundings is the state of your mind. Look around your home, let your home be the foundation of your aspiration."
Written by a South African artist, interior designer & product designer.
I am in the midst of improving my front door area to make it more inviting. It needed some serious help and it's still a work in progress! Of course I somehow managed to delete my before pictures so all I've got are the afters. So far I have painted the front door a deep blue in Georgian Bay (Benjamin Moore), added some pretty flowers and my new twig lanterns I blogged about the other day. Eventually I will change out the recessed pot lights to pendants and add a larger door mat, maybe a small outdoor rug.
I am on a huge yellow kick right now. Maybe it's the lack of sunshine here in Vancouver (yes, I'm whining about the weather again). Or it might have been fellow blogger Erica from Moth Design and her beautiful outdoor oasis that prompted this. Whatever it may be I'm definitely feelin' it.
I know this room has been blogged about before but it is still one of my favourite rooms. I love the simplicity of it. It is such a soothing, inviting space. The photographer Heather Ross who took this photograph for Canadian House and Home magazine also has a beautiful home decor store in Vancouver. She carries a mix of modern to antique finds and is a very talented individual! Heather is not only a photographer but she has also worked as a textile designer, stylist and is a wonderful artist. I always find something in her boutique that I have to have.
To cheer me up while watching the rain this morning, I drank my latte and spent time with my good friend Lonny magazine. If anything is going to cheer me up from this horrible spring we're having, it's a latte and a good magazine! Sorry, I really needed to vent about the weather. Anyway, I fell in love with Lonny Editorial Assistant Ellie Somerville's fantastic rental suite in NYC. I am always drawn to rooms that have a good mix of traditional and modern pieces. They always feel effortless, fun and fresh.
Sarah Richardson (designer extraordinaire) has created a new line of paint with her partner Para Paints available through Lowe's. The only problem is that it isn't available on the westcoast! (not yet anyway). She has repainted her own home in some of the shades in this new collection and all I can say is that it's no longer cream on cream on cream as we all know is (was) her signature. This is what it looks like now with lots of help from her new line of paint.
I am a wife, mother, and interior decorator who is obsessed with anything and everything involving home decorating and design. This has been a passion for as long as I can remember. I am thrilled to be sharing projects and things that inspire me right here from my living room in South Surrey, BC Canada