Stacy and I had a great time working on the Junk Drawer story that is in our new Organizing Ideas Special Issue – out now. My inner neat freak got to come out and play. It was a lot of fun! Here’s a behind the camera look from the shoot.
Design & Decor Blog
Welcome to the Week of Cupcake Toppers. It’s a working title, but I think you get my drift. There is no such thing as a cupcake that’s too cute. So, I made three different types of toppers to add that little extra touch to the already adorable – not to mention delicious – cupcakes that Sweet Melissa baked for my wedding. As it turned out, some of these were easier to make than others, so throughout this week I’ll post the DIYs in order of difficulty, starting with the easiest. The first is a flag topper, made with polka-dotted washi tape and a toothpick.
I’ve been surrounded by fun kitchen accessories recently as our October issue (that features a ton of great kitchens!) is about to hit stands. Since it’s no secret that I’m obsessed with hot pink, I naturally gravitated to these Checkered Raspberry Oven Mitts. Such a simple way to bring a pop of colour into an otherwise neutral kitchen. Read on for more details.
With each new issue of Style at Home magazine our readers take to social media to share their excitement. Over the past month, we’ve received lots of positive feedback from friends and fans through our @StyleAtHome Instagram account. Since we love seeing our readers enjoying the magazine, we wanted to share a few of our web team’s favourite pictures.
There are only two more weekends left in August, and I’m determined to make the most of them. Since I’m headed to the cottage this weekend, this week’s Decor vs. Fashion post is dedicated to laid-back summer style and my favourite colour combination – blue and white. Savvy readers might recognize these items from my “Trendspotting” column in the August issue of Style at Home!
So, if you had $50 to spend this weekend, which would you choose: An indoor/outdoor rug or beachy espadrilles?
“Autumn … the year’s last, loveliest smile.” ~ William Cullen Bryant
There are so many reasons why I love the fall. Sweater weather, foliage reports, the scent of nutmeg and cinnamon …. It is indeed the year’s loveliest smile. Here some of my top picks to help bring classic comfort and style to your home this fall season.
marble & wood cheese boards
Two beautiful natural materials combined in one utilitarian kitchen accessory! Marble and wood cheese boards are the perfect blend of rustic and refined. Best of all, they are timeless and suited for both casual dining and entertaining.
hybrid dinnerware collection
The Hybrid dinnerware collection reflects on the historical production of Chinese and European Bone China. The images and colours are equally captivating – guaranteed to strike up a conversation at your next dinner party.
The collection is produced in Tangshan, the renowned capital of Bone China. Each piece is refined by hand. The pieces are sliced in half, creating new hybrids that juxtapose scenes and themes interpreted in the respective cultural imaginary. They symbolize a complex past, when east meets west.
Smeg small appliances
Best know for their retro refrigerators, you can now buy Smeg on a smaller scale with this fun line of small appliances. These 50s style appliances are an easy way to jazz up your kitchen countertop. The collection features two and four slice toasters, kettles, stand mixers and blenders. The Smeg small appliance collection will be available soon at Hudson’s Bay.
mason jar accents
There’s no doubt mason jars are a fierce trend. They have proven to be useful for just about anything from flower vases to salad packers. Proving that the trend is here to stay, mason jar accessories like these salt and pepper shakers and shot glasses are new for fall at Indigo. Perfect for a rustic autumn tablescape.
directoire tibetan wool shag chair by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
A marriage of comfort and style. This beautiful chair from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ fall collection was inspired by the classic director’s chair. It is clad in a Tibetal wool shag – does it get more scrumptious than that? It may take a while to cozy up to the price tag, consider it a worthy investment piece for your living room. The frame is available in polished brass and stainless steel at www.mgbwhome.com
Nutella lovers, grab your spoons and unite in panic!
Hazardous growing conditions in Turkey this year are threatening the supply of this chocolatey treat. Thanks to frost and hail storms in Turkey, who controls 70% of the global hazelnut supply, the price of Nutella is expected to rise in the face of a looming shortage.
Think we can at least take comfort in our own home grown crop? Sadly, even Canadians aren’t safe from hazelnut deficiencies. A fungus known as Eastern Filbert Blight (EFB) has spread through British Columbia‘s crop and taking out our local supply.
So, we at Style at Home feel that in the face of adversity should simply indulge. Starting with our favourite Nutella recipes (click on the image to get the recipe).