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fab find: circles rubber doormat

Fab find
Circles rubber doormat, $21.32; Crate & Barrel.
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pinterest boards we love {earth day inspiration}

Are you excited for Earth Day? While this special occasion doesn’t come with parades, presents, extravagant dinners or exceptional hoopla, it remains one of my personal favourite days of the year. Why? Because it is a lovely reminder that our natural world is a wondrous place, brimming with unrivaled beauty, stunning colour palates and incredible sights that cannot be replicated. Outdoor living is an amazing way to appreciate this beauty, so this week we’ve scoped out some of the prettiest Pinterest boards we could find that celebrate and embrace the greener aspects of the design world.
Keep reading to learn who these pretty Pinterest boards belong to, as well as gather some inspiration for making your life a little greener this Earth Day.
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one of a kind spring show & sale – part two

I’m sharing my top 8 fave discoveries from the One of a Kind Spring Show & Sale, over two posts. Did you miss the first one? Check it out right here.

Let’s wrap things up today with my final 4 picks…


1. Avril Loreti

Avril’s work is clearly an expression of her own personality… Bright, energetic and fun. Her booth was definitely hard to miss. It was positively bursting with colour and pattern. I was drawn in by her geometric pillows & held captive by her playful tea towels. Don’t be surprised to see us collaborate in the future.

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fab find: lavender sachets

Fab find
Lavender sachets, $18.97 (for set of three); CB2.
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colourful outdoor side tables

Spring is one of my favourite times of year and I’m always grateful for the burst of colour that comes with the season. I take delight in watching the sky brighten, the grasses green and the flowers bud. All of these hint at the beauty that will take shape later in the season.

If you’re looking to give your backyard a similar lift, take cue from nature and inject colour with chic and cheerful side tables. Strong enough to resist the weather elements and small enough to move around on a whim, these little tables pack springtime punch that’s sure to satisfy your colour cravings.

Stick to a tight budget with a simple indoor/outdoor metal side table sprayed your favourite hue. Photography Credit: Crate and Barrel | Pedestal Side Table | $50.05 CDN.

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book giveaway: the world of downton abbey

Are you a Downton Abbey fan? Do you marvel at the exquisite Edwardian design or the aesthetic of the sets and costumes? Well, we want to give you the chance to indulge in Downton even further.

Win a copy of The World of Downton Abbey and go behind the scenes of the show to discover the secrets and history of the family, society at the time and, of course, that spectacular house. Read on to find out how you can enter.

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pinterest boards we love {breakfast + brunch}

Did you know that although breakfast is widely regarded as the most important meal of the day, it is also the most skipped? This little fact always strikes me as something of a culinary tragedy because what could be more glorious than spicy eggs and crispy toast, refreshing smoothies or the wafting aroma of a fresh banana bread sandwich?

To help shake off our bad habits and start our days on a more nutritious note, the Style at Home team has rounded up some beautiful breakfast Pinterest boards as a pretty reminder that eating first thing in the morning is deliciously necessary!
Keep reading to learn who these Pinterest boards belong to and gather some new delicious breakfast recipe ideas!
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fab find: orchid in glass vase

Fab find
Live Phalaenopsis orchid in glass vase, $49; Pottery Barn.

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one of a kind spring show & sale – part one

The One of a Kind Spring Show & Sale wrapped up last weekend and I have to say that this year’s event was a completely new experience for me. Not only was I participating in the show as media, but also as an exhibitor.

While my own booth kept me pretty busy, I did have a chance to walk around and chat with many of the other exhibitors.

I’ll be sharing my top 8 fave discoveries from the show, over two posts.

Let’s kick things off today with my first 4 picks…


1. Evann Frisque 

Evann Frisque is a textile artist, who hand felts, draws, and silk-screens her own unique brand of original art. She adds unexpected details to each piece in the form of neon stitching, buttons, found materials, and even electrical components.

Shown here are her one of a kind journal covers that deliver a lot more personality than the average variety.

I had the pleasure of being placed next to Evann’s booth in the Rising Stars section. We had a lot of time to talk and get to know more about each other’s methods. Don’t be surprised to see us collaborate in the future.

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outdoor decor ideas

A few days ago, I attended the preview for Andrew Richard Designs 2012 outdoor furnishing collection. The colours were vivid and bright, and the furniture cosy and inviting. I left the event wanting the warmer months to quickly settle in.

In the meantime, I thought I would share designer Andrew Bockner‘s tips to creating a relaxing outdoor retreat – as well as some of my favourite outdoor accessories for 2012.

Andrew Richard Designs, Vista Teak Collection

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