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new-use tuesday: pillowcase

As the work day winds down on this frigid day, all I can seem to think about is snuggling in my bed. My sheets aren’t quite as stylish as these Marimekko Kullervo ones from Crate and Barrel, but that doesn’t stop me from daydreaming about laying my head on my feathery pillow. There is only one use in my sights for my pillowcase, but here are three alternate uses that might surprise you.


kullervo grey sheet sets new use tuesday: pillowcase

Queen Marimekko Kullervo sheet set in Grey, $180, Crate and Barrel.

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places to go, people to see: ago holiday trunk shows

It’s time to face the jingle: Christmas is fast approaching. I’m always the last in the office to get in the festive spirit, too busy mourning the passing of fall, but if you’re an early shopper looking for unique presents, hit up the gift shop at Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) next week. Starting on Tuesday, November 18 and running through Friday the 21st, the shop will play host to a variety of trunk shows. On Tuesday, Israel-based Oshra Tishbi will present its wide range of wine-and-fruit preserves (think: passionfruit-champagne and fig-cabernet) – an ideal pairing to cheese and a great hostess gift. Wednesday’s highlight is Carole Tanenbaum’s dazzling collection of vintage-inspired costume jewellery. The fashionista on your list will thank you, whether you opt for a piece in the $100 range or a show-stopping $2,500 choker necklace. The sweet tooth in your life will gladly devour a token by JAB Chocolate, an artisanal small-batch chocolatier (on site on both Wednesday and Thursday), but your nationalistic buddy will be doubly pleased with a box of My Favourite Fudge. The Caledon, Ont.-based fudge maker has something for every taste, offering 60 flavours, including Canadian Shield and Algonquin Trail. These and other unique brands will strut their stuff, but even if you don’t make it to AGO’s store next week, here are five reasons you it should be on your holiday shopping itinerary – if it isn’t already.

IMG 1518 places to go, people to see: ago holiday trunk shows

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6 great bathroom sconces that never were

Deciding on light fixtures is one of the more difficult things when designing a room – or at least for me.  When I started designing my family bathroom I knew I wanted it to have a nautical feel – utlitarian yet chic – both comfortable for children and adults. The lights in my bathroom really help set this tone. It took me a while to find the right lights, but after consider these 6 others options (see below) I landed on Serena and Lily’s Beacon sconce in “carrot” seen here:


bathroom orange sconce 6 great bathroom sconces that never were


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this product belongs on every book lover’s wish list

I consider myself an avid reader. Whether I’m invested in a novel on my daily commute to work or find myself flipping through a magazine come Sunday morning, words are always present. It goes without saying then, that losing your place on a page (and proceeding to skim over the same sentence at least five times) doesn’t exactly make for a thrilling read. Good news: I’ve come across a product that will solve this book burden forever more.

finger print this product belongs on every book lover’s wish list

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decor vs. fashion: girly pink bows

Have you seen the Kate Spade New York for GapKids collection? The limited edition pieces are bright, pretty and ideal for the upcoming holidays. I adore the girly flourishes like bows, gold glitter and shiny graphic letters, and was super-excited to spot a coordinating toss cushion from The Land of Nod.

So, which would you choose for party season: a toss cushion with a pink bow or a crossbody bag?

DecorVsFashion PinkBow decor vs. fashion: girly pink bows

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fun etsy find

I was recently trolling photographer Paul Costello’s website and found these fun quotable banners/art prints from Jimmy Marble. I love the sayings and the way the typography is done. Christmas is coming and this is a great gift for the person who has everything or wants a little sass on their walls! My favourite has a profanity in it so I didn’t think it would be appropriate to show here, but check out his website!

time cools all jets fun etsy find


What are you giving for Christmas?
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our united way auction prizes have me adding to my christmas wishlist

We wrapped up our United Way fundraising a few weeks ago, finishing off with a silent auction that was stocked with new items from some of Style at Home’s favourite suppliers. Check out the goods that were up for bid – perfect for anyone looking for gift ideas for this upcoming holiday season. A huge Thank you goes out to all the retailers who so generously donated to this great cause.

vitamix s series s30 3 our united way auction prizes have me adding to my christmas wishlist

Vitamix S30 – Vitamix’s first personal blender! Perfect for any smoothie lover. Take your drink on-the-go.

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decor vs. fashion: metallic vase or dress?

Our sister brand, Elle Canada, launched an exclusive holiday dress collection with RW&CO. (available in stores and online starting tomorrow, November 1), and I couldn’t be more thrilled; after all, who doesn’t love dressing up?

Since I’m usually pretty conservative when it comes to party clothes and, let’s face it, home decor as well, I decided to step outside of my comfort zone with a very sparkly Decor vs. Fashion post. Here’s hoping this will inspire all of us to shake things up!

So, which would you choose: an opulent mosaic vase or sequined dress?

DecorVsFashion Metallic decor vs. fashion: metallic vase or dress?

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nesting with nest

My first floor renovation is finally coming to an end. One of the most exciting things to happen was the installation of the Nest thermostat. First off it is a thing of beauty – round, black, and shiny – it almost looks like jewelry on my wall. Secondly it is smart and can program itself and finally, my favourite feature, is that I can adjust it wirelessly from my iPhone or tablet. So I can be lying in bed and not have to run downstairs to turn the temperature up or down. I know I’m lazy, but to me this is a luxury.

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diy: upholstered headboard

I did it. I finally made my upholstered headboard – and (surprisingly) it was easy! For anyone needing to add a little ‘umph’ to their bedroom decor, I highly suggest you give a DIY headboard a go. Here’s mine – it really makes the bed more of a focal point in my farmhouse room. Click to read my steps for how I crafted this together. The room is almost complete – now it’s just desperate for artwork!! So close to calling this project a wrap!

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