In order to get the creative juices flowing on a daily basis, I require a few specific things: tea, great music blasting through a set of headphones and an inspiring workspace in which to spend my 9 to 5. Of course, everybody’s idea of wonderful home office design is completely different. While a formal desk is paramount for some, a comfy beanbag chair will suffice for others and all sorts of interesting options reside between the two, which is why the Style at Home team loves perusing Pinterest. Here are a few of our favourite home office design boards.
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Toronto textile guru Virginia Johnson has gained international acclaim for her designs, from resortwear and homeware for her own eponymous brand to stationery and journals for Kate Spade. We recently caught up with Virginia, who’s getting ready to move her flagship store to 970 College Street in Toronto this spring, to find out where she started, what inspires her and what’s next!
Mason jars – originally used to can food preserves – have become an endlessly stylish home decor accessory. Completely in love with this shabby-chic/feminine look, I prepared a story showcasing a few different ways to use mason jars on your tabletop this spring. Take a look:
I’m currently obsessed with three things…
1 The combination of black, wood and chrome.
2 Contrasting organic and geometric lines.
3 Anything sculptural.
The furnishings over at Design House indulge all of these obsessions. Shop online or visit their retail store in Vancouver, BC.
Guess what? Style at Home is on Pinterest and we love the vibrant creative community we’ve discovered there! In a new blog series called Pinterest Boards We Love, we will be sharing some of our favourite Pinterest users and their boards on a regular basis and to kick things off we’re starting with some fabulous home decor pins!
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When I was a kid, I eagerly awaited the arrival of the Sears Wish Book at Christmas time. I’d pore over the pages, fantasizing about all the toys I hoped Santa would leave under the tree. As an adult, my daydreams have changed … now I dream about all the amazing ways I can update my home to make it feel fresh and rejuvenated.
Home Depot’s annual DreamBook is a go-to source for inspiration. The 2012 DreamBook is filled with gorgeous photos and ideas for helping anyone turn their home into a stunning space, one that’s fit to grace the pages of any style magazine … you know, like Style at Home! This year’s book is no exception, featuring pages and pages of inspiration, especially offering up creative ways to use paint to great effect in your home. I’ve chosen some of my favourite photos and thought I’d share them with you. Maybe they’ll inspire you, too!
If you love to indulge in good comfort food and are in Montreal, you must check out Joe Beef. This small restaurant has become emblematic of Little Burgundy, a quaint Montreal neighbourhood with many antique stores and small cafes. Joe Beef draws both local and international crowds who come to sample no-fuss rustic food in a homey setting.
It’s pretty difficult to get a last-minute table (especially with the recent success of the Joe Beef cookbook!), so think ahead if you want to try the restaurant. And for all of us who can’t make it to Montreal right away, we have a copy of the book to give away to one lucky reader! Read on for details on how to enter. Read the rest of this entry »