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feature fridays: instagram inspiration

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.

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decor vs. fashion: blue and white rug or espadrilles?

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?

DecorVFashion shoes rug decor vs. fashion: blue and white rug or espadrilles?

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Caitlin Wilson pillows at Indigo

I’ve had a bit of thing for Caitlin Wilson’s textiles for a while. If your not familiar with her here is a link to her website and to a previous Style at Home blog post about her. The exciting thing is that while I was recently trolling the Indigo website I saw these:

Mint Caitlin Wilson pillows at Indigo Navy Caitlin Wilson pillows at Indigo

She’s made it to Canada! Is this old news?

 

brass office accessories

If you’re looking to give your office a sense of authority, add a few choice brass accessories – the sophistication level will skyrocket! Here are a few of my favourite decorative items for the desk top in the finish.

West Elm book end brass office accessories Geo Brass bookends, $49 per pair, West Elm.  

Keep your books in place with these geometric bookends, which subtly reference the shape of a horse.

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win: a nate berkus back to school prize pack

nate berkus contest win: a nate berkus back to school prize pack
I really do hate to be the bearer of bad news but it’s mid-August and that means that it’s officially back-to-school season. Personally, I used to welcome the start of the new school year but I know that many don’t share my sentiment. Since heading back to school is one of life’s non-negotiables, we’re here to help make it a little bit more exciting … and stylish, too!
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woodland adventure

Hello all! I am heading up north to camp for a few days, and thought why not share with you a couple of my favourite woodland and nautical rooms on Style at Home, plus a sophisticated yet playful board I put together for a boy’s room.

This “woods” wallpaper from Cole & Son is definitely one of my all time favourites.  While the nature inspired pattern makes it the perfect choice at the cottage, the contemporary illustration and the colorways make it super chic in a modern contemporary space.  I love the soft, romantic look in this room, especially how the pale lavender accents juxtaposed with the masculine woodland backdrop.

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editor’s pick: cat beds

Meet Tootsie. She is my Scottish fold kitten, who is of the Lol Cats persuasion that “if it fits i sits,” as evidenced by her perch in my stock pot. (Cat soup, anyone?) I’m forever finding her in strange places, such as shoes, drawers, the fridge, etc. Adorable as she may look in these – ahem – resourceful spots, I think the time has come to get Tootsie her very own place, so I’ve been scouring the net for cat beds. Check out a few of my favourite finds so far.

Tootsie editors pick: cat beds

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summer garden party

Summer is finally here and with the beautiful weather upon us, are you ready a summer garden party? I hosted one a couple of weeks ago at my roof top garden, and added three special touches to make the party a memorable one.  Today, I want share with you on how to put together an effortlessly elegant summer party.

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take me back to brooklyn

Last week I had the pleasure of heading to Brooklyn with some media friends to check out the west elm Holiday 2014 preview. First off, for all you west elm fans, get ready for some fabulous new items this coming holiday season. I can’t post anything too detailed just yet, but stay tuned in the next few months. I fell in love with pretty much everything they showed me! Here are some pictures I snapped from the whole trip – a whirlwind 24hrs. It was my first real venture into Brooklyn…and I’m dying to go back and explore some more.

Bridge take me back to brooklyn View of the Manhattan Bridge just down the street from the west elm head office. There was actually a giant TV screen playing the US world cup soccer match set up under the bridge!

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project kitchen refresh ~ casual dining

I have shared with you my idea book on Project Kitchen Refresh with the glamourous kitchen by Jesscia last week.  Today, I am ready to walk you through my game plan for the adjacent casual dining space.

Urban living/lifestyle has changed significantly over the past decade.  Many of us now have our dinner by the breakfast bar or on the sofa in the living room, our outdoor oasis is approximately 100 square feet and it sits 28 stories up in the sky, and our formal dining room is reserved for special occasion.  Since we spent most of our time dining casually in the “eat-in” area of the kitchen, it makes sense to ensure this family gathering space is every bit as practical and stylish as your showstopper kitchen.

This casual dining space by Stacy Begg has everything I dream of.  The dramatic wallpaper as backdrop, the statement chandelier, the comfortable seating that incorporates practical storage, the juxtaposition between timeless classics and edgy contemporary pieces, what is not to love?

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