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The ultimate wing chair makeover

Do you have a piece of furniture you’ve always coveted? Always longed to be yours? I certainly do.  And one such item recently landed in my possession and I haven’t stopped rubbing my hands together saying, “they’re mine, all mine” with a devious grin since.

 

This is the story of coveted family furniture and how the beautiful world of social media brought two people back together to help make beautiful things happen.

 

The item in question is a Wing Chair pair (with ottoman).  Originally purchased in 1975 by my mom and dad, they played a central role in many family events.

 

Here’s adorable little me celebrating my first birthday on the chairs. How cute was I? And how totally 70’s is that fabric?!!

The original wing chairs with a young @heathernheels via @styleathome 1024x1024 The ultimate wing chair makeover

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decorating with farrow & ball ranelagh wallpaper

Many people I know are timid when it comes to wallpaper but I am not one of them! I adore wallpaper. When I renovated my condo a few years ago, I enveloped the front foyer in a pretty tree-themed pattern and five years on, I have not tired of it.

My husband and I recently bought a new home and I was beyond excited to decorate, to mark our new space with the personal touches that would really turn our house into a home. First things first: Wallpaper! I’d long yearned for the opportunity to use a particular Farrow & Ball wallpaper in my home and the time finally arrived. The pattern, Ranelagh (BP 1847), features an architectural diamond trellis border with a delicate foliate motif.

wallpaper flat decorating with farrow & ball ranelagh wallpaper
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bold and colourful summer accents

For a lot of people (including myself) bright colours are often hard to commit to in a home! I’m all for neutrals (have you seen my apartment?!) however I am a firm believer that having fun colourful accents is key to finishing off a room. For neutral lovers trying to venture into the colour world, one of the easiest places to start incorporating bolder shades is on your patio! I recently did a segment on the Marilyn Denis show all about fun, new colourful outdoor furniture & accessories. Take a look to see some of my favouirte pieces coming out and where I suggest using them.

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places to go, people to see: one of a kind spring show

Ah, what a fine Saturday morning it is. So bright and full of opportunity. What to do with this beautiful day, you ask? Head down to the One of a Kind Spring Show, of course! On until tomorrow, the exhibit boasts unique handmade wares from 450 Canadian artisans. Here are a few of my favourite things, starting with Senay Studio!

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lucky finds: 5 bright green home accessories

Lucky Charms cereal may not actually be Irish, but when I first caught sight of the gem-inspired Jonathan Adler brass box below, I couldn’t help but think back to my favourite childhood breakfast…likely because the decorative boxes also come in pink and blue.

In honour of St. Patrick’s Day (and emerald green being a paint colour to covet this year!) we’ve rounded up five bright green accessories that are sure to make a statement.

jonathan adler green box lucky finds: 5 bright green home accessories

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tuckered out?

Who wouldn’t want to lounge in bed for hours when you have sheets like these!!?? Available in numerous colours and patterns (with great names like ‘The Stuart’ and ‘The Carter’), these sheets will make any bed 10 x more stylish. Go ahead…give you bedroom a little makeover! Read on to learn more.
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we stopped by: stone tile

The design ladies and I stopped by Stone Tile last week for a tour of the newly designed showroom and it’s safe to say I fell in love with pretty much every new collection. Check out some pics from our tour and try not to drool over the gorgeous tiles and flooring that Stone Tile has coming out in the near future.

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add some greens to your gallery wall

Think outside the box and hang some greenery as part of your next gallery wall. I love these hexagon white planters – they are graphic but simple. Perfect to add some life amongst your frames. Click on to learn more.

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we stopped by: barrymore furniture

Ann Marie, Stacy and I were all pretty excited when we were invited to stop by the Barrymore Toronto showroom earlier this week. Not only did we get a lovely tour around the showroom, we also got a sneak peek at the workshop…where all the magic happens! Seeing how furniture comes together has always fascinated me. Here are some of my favourite behind-the-scene pics that show some of the key steps in Barrymore’s process. Read on to see more!

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places to go, people to see: art shoppe

Time flies. Art Shoppe has been a staple in Toronto’s design landscape for 78 years. Steeped in history, the family owned business has a long list of clients, including the Toronto international airport and the Toronto telegram building. Good news, bad news: The historic Yonge and Eglinton location shut it’s doors a few months ago (not surprisingly, the site already has a condo project in the works). But the great news is that it’s found an arguably better home in the Castlefield design district and is settling in quite well. The new showroom retains the signature Canadian-made and European-imported Art Deco-inspired collection that its customers know and love. Situated among other great design shops, the new location makes for a great day trip destination – the in-store cafe, set to open in the spring, will be a great spot to lunch among stylish furnishings. Here are some snapshots of the iconic landmark address over the last seven or so decades. 

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