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unique holiday find

Stores are filled with the most beautiful holiday items right now. Look in the right spots, and you’ll find a beautiful assortment of unique pieces that will make your interior stand out this season.052 unique holiday find

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master bathroom mood board

The best renovations in my mind, are those are done for the joy of updating – you can take your time picking finishes, gather information, talk ideas. The flip side are the renovations that happen due to necessity – like appliances dying, leaks, a wall falling apart. If you read our blog, you may have followed as we’ve renovated our house, thankfully, out of the pure joy of renovation, but we’re now we’re being faced with two rooms that sadly are on the brink of becoming ticking time bombs … and, they happen to be two of the most expensive rooms to renovate. Our kitchen and our master bathroom.

Thankfully we’re not at the stage yet where we need to renovate, but it’s close enough to that time that it’s best to start talking ideas. I thought I would show you my mood board for our master bathroom.

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store spotlight: burnett

Ever come across a shop that just drops your jaw?

A while ago, I stopped into a well known Toronto store called Burnett – and haven’t stopped thinking about it ever since. The owners, Gord and Cathy Runge, are known for turning vintage furniture into modern pieces by changing hardware and using some paint. And the results are quite dramatic. Read the rest of this entry »

modern decor for babies

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When I was designing my nursery I came across Monte, a Canadian manufacturer who makes gliders that fit into more modern home decor. It was refreshing to know that there were companies out there that took modern approaches to baby items. Although we didn’t get our glider from them, we bought our son Oscar this little Cubino chair from them for our TV room. Oscar is already in love (see him pictured above in it!)

I fell in love with the the charcoal and green colour combo as it was soft and soothing and went with the rest of the decor in our house.

Monte Cubino Chair, $109 + shipping.

Lindsay Stephenson is one of our guest bloggers, who has her eye on all things fabulous in Toronto. When not scouting out the coolest stores and the fabbest finds in the city, Lindsay runs a stationery business (Penny People Designs) and blogs about her life and home decorating projects on Aubrey & Lindsay’s Little House Blog.

decorating trend: chevrons

Untitled 18 decorating trend: chevrons

Chevrons are so popular these days! From pillows to handbags, the pattern isn’t exclusive to either home decor or fashion. When I was coming up with my new stationery line for the Fall/Winter collection, I was obsessed with the chevron pattern. But I was also really inspired by the awesome colours that I’m seeing in interiors, bright bold 80s colours – so I made my version of the chevron pattern and created the Mod Chevron Card [no 1 above]. It’s actually one of the best selling cards in my shop, so I guess I’m not the only one gaga for this print! Here are some other things I adore in Chevron.

[1] Chevron Mod Card $1.20 each via The Penny Paper Co. [2] Mountain Peaks Bath Basket, Short, $88 at Anthopologie [3] Chevron Bag $42 on Etsy

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Lindsay Stephenson is one of our guest bloggers, who has her eye on all things fabulous in Toronto. When not scouting out the coolest stores and the fabbest finds in the city, Lindsay runs a Stationery Shop, The Penny Paper Co, and blogs about her life and home decorating projects on Aubrey & Lindsay’s Little House Blog.

store spotlight: the jacaranda tree

If you are ever in the Mt.Pleasant and Eglinton area of Toronto, I encourage you to pop into one of my favourite little stores, The Jacaranda Tree. It is my go-to store for hostess gifts if I am attending an event, or looking for a perfect gift for a family member or girlfriend.What I love about the store is that it mixes items that are manufactured present day, with antiques. The result is a little shop that is bursting with must-haves for your home. From vintage china, body lotion, furniture on the second floor, and linens, this little store is filled with beautiful pieces.

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cottage hostess gift

Looking for a creative hostess gift this summer?

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dining room chair construction

Over on our home blog we’ve been doing a dining room makeover for a few months. When we moved into the house, my parents gifted us with their old dining room table and chairs, and although I loved the table, I felt that the matching chairs (seen in this post) made the room too heavy.

I felt that the best way to bring this old table to life, was to invest in some new chairs. Our new chairs are via Silva, a Canadian furniture company that is the go-to spot for people like Sarah Richardson. They were kind enough to photograph the process of one of my chairs being made …

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Here is a fun shot of the process of my Mia Chairs being made. The nail head detail has yet to be added, which I will reveal when we get our chairs next week. I’m loving the fact that we’re reusing an old table that has a lot of history for our family, but I’m bringing it into 2011 by just switching out the chairs.

Ps., How awesome is it that the chairs are made right here in Canada by an amazing, family run company.

Lindsay Stephenson is one of our guest bloggers, who has her eye on all things fabulous in Toronto. When not scouting out the coolest stores and the fabbest finds in the city, Lindsay runs a graphic design business (Penny People Designs) and blogs about her life and home decorating projects on Aubrey & Lindsay’s Little House Blog.

unique vases

The other day I came across a box of discarded tarnished silverware in front of a neighbour’s house. I couldn’t resist picking out three little pieces to bring home to try and bring back to life.

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The bucket was my favourite item – I love finding little pieces like this that will work as a vase. I think it adds much interest to an arrangement.

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I cut some peonies from my garden and delivered it to my Mom. icon smile unique vases The dark spots on the bucket are still showing, even after a lot of elbow grease but I think they add beautiful patina to my free, cardboard box find. Just always keep your eyes open for fun things like this, that will work as vases throughout your house. xo Lindsay

Lindsay Stephenson is our guest blogger who has her eye on all things fabulous in Toronto. When not scouting out the coolest stores and the fabbest finds in the city, Lindsay runs a graphic design business (Penny People Designs) and blogs about her life and home decorating projects on Aubrey & Lindsay’s Little House Blog.

store spotlight: nesters & chatelet

At 2207 Queen Street East, in Toronto’s Beach neighbourhood is a little store that is actually two little stores. Here you will find Nesters, and Chatelet, sharing a storefront. It was only recently pointed out to me, that this little store, is indeed two. Should you visit, you will see why I was surprised – both retail stores carry very complementary items to one another.

Nesters 1 store spotlight: nesters & chatelet
The store is filled with home decor items such as French antiques, lighting, as well as smaller gift items.
Nesters Start store spotlight: nesters & chatelet

On the “Nesters” side, I fell for the two pieces above. I’ve always been a fan of the French antique look and weathered wood mirrors.

Nesters second store spotlight: nesters & chatelet

Still on the Nesters side, I really loved the little vignettes you could shop from. I often come here to find little gifts for special occasions, as the price points for the gift items are quite reasonable.

Chalet store spotlight: nesters & chatelet

On the Chatelet side, my one-year-old son, Oscar, selected this sweet little box to give to his grandmother for Mother’s Day.

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Outside as I was leaving, I fell for the hilarious hooks and door stops on Chatelet’s side. Not a fan of the metal look? As someone who has just discovered the joys of spray paint, I thought these would look awesome if sprayed in a bright colour, perfect for a cottage.
Nesters + Chatelet
Address: 2207 Queen Street East, Toronto Beach Neighbourhood
Phone: 416-698-2207

Lindsay Stephenson is our guest blogger who has her eye on all things fabulous in Toronto. When not scouting out the coolest stores and the fabbest finds in the city, Lindsay runs a graphic design business (Penny People Designs) and blogs about her life and home decorating projects on Aubrey & Lindsay’s Little House Blog.

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