It’s hard to believe that today is the first day of November and that the holidays are just around the corner!
Design & Decor Blog
This past Thursday, I was lucky enough to attend the VIP opening party for Centro Garden, a new living design and style store located at 437 Brant Street, in downtown Burlington, ON.
I really haven’t been this excited to see a business succeed, since starting my own. Centro’s tagline, “Live Outside Inside”, is not only based on the concept of literally blending indoor and outdoor living, but also, on the concept of bringing the best of the outside world, inside, to yours.
In their words, this means “placing the garden into the living room and the den on the patio for a more inspired and enriched lifestyle experience” and introducing items “made or found around the corner or around the world”.
Two months ago, I set out with a mission to makeover my former condo’s bathroom with a barely there budget of under a thousand dollars. 1k may seem like a lot, but it’s amazing how quickly paint, flooring and plumbing can eat away at that stash of cash. A charming concept image inspired the classic meets mod-industrial aesthetic I was envisioning for my drab and dated bathroom. Here’s a look at the before:
With the holidays sneaking up on us, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas shopping.
A go-to shopping destination for many is the One Of A Kind Christmas Show & Sale, here in Toronto. It’s happening from November 24 to December 4 at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place.
One of my favourite local independent design shops, Bookhou, will be exhibiting this year. You can check out their display at booth O-07 or pop by their storefront at 798 Dundas St. West in Toronto.
Bookhou is a multidisciplinary studio, specializing in letterpress, wood and textile works.
These are some of my fave wood pieces from their current line…
Flock Mobile – $160
Steam Bent Table Sled - Contact for pricing.
Talk about to-die-for! Their original textile designs have been adapted to suit pillows, bags, tea towels and more.
Large Pouch, lines/rain – $40
Lines Pillow – $45
Oblong Pouch – $19
Their muted colours and graphic prints have a warm and cozy feel, with a bit of an edge, making their pieces the perfect choice for these chilly fall and winter months.
Will you be attending the One Of A Kind Christmas Show & Sale this year?
I’ve always loved paneling, especially grid paneling. It seems to elevate a home by adding depth, class and interest. But as many of us already know, it can be pricey!
Lately, I’ve been inspired by so many beautiful rooms out there that I had to try it myself. But to do it in a way that would cut the cost, not the impact! Here’s what I came up with.
This week, I attended Indigo‘s holiday preview event. The Indigo team set up a beautiful space, filled with all the latest candles, plates, pillows, gourmet goodies, books, and home decor items that make the store such a great go-to place for pretty accessories. Also present were celebrity chefs Mark McEwan and Trish Magwood, who both released new cookbooks this year!
Here are a few of my favourite home decor items from the event – they will all be in stores in the next coming weeks.