I love the idea of hanging a beautiful handmade quilt as wall art, and I’ve been thinking of this idea to cover an empty wall in my dining area for a while. (It’s like the woven wall hanging trend on a larger scale.) Quilts have a gorgeous artisanal quality and can be neutral or colourful, geometric or abstract. Read on to find a few of my favourite designs.
Design & Decor Blog
If there are two things I love, it’s travel and design. I recently experienced the most perfect blend of both on a river cruise when I sailed on Uniworld’s SS Catherine (christened by Catherine Deneuve) this past summer, traveling for eight days from Avignon to Lyon. River cruising is quickly becoming one of the hottest trends in travel, attracting an increasingly more diverse group of travelers. And when I stepped aboard the SS Catherine, I knew I was in for a treat! Unlike other river cruise companies whose ships are typically identical one to the next, Uniworld’s focus on unique decor and design on each ship is obvious. Want to take a virtual tour of this spectacular ship? Let’s go!
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Summer may be over, but outdoor festival season (yes, that’s a thing!) isn’t over just yet. Tomorrow through Sunday, the first Toronto Food & Wine Festival will be held at Evergreen Brickworks. If the event’s trendy locale and inviting name aren’t intriguing enough, allow me to name drop: Mark McEwan, Chuck Hughes, Gail Simmons, Curtis Stone, Tyler Florence, Antonio Park, Roger Mooking – these celebrity chefs and many more will showcase their skills and divulge expect tricks during live demonstrations. And when you’re positively salivating, taste your way through the 130 booths to sample some of the city’s best eats and bevvies. Here’s a glance of what’s in store.
Buttermilk biscuit with egg by Brad Long of Café Belong.
One of the most worthwhile investments you can make at this time of year is a beautiful wool throw or blanket for your home. Wool fabrics have greater bulk, allowing them to hold air in and act as great insulators. Another great quality of wool is that is it hypoallergenic.
A well-made wool blanket will last you a lifetime. Here are five blankets that will not only look great in your home but will make you feel just as great as you snuggle your way into the cooler seasons ahead.
The Crux Blanket & The Cross Blanket by Pia Wallen
Cosentino – a leader in stone, quartz and architectural surfacing – is opening in Calgary TODAY! Anyone planning on doing some home renovations this coming fall? Read on to learn more about the brand new showroom.
Is it my North American twang or a monkey-see-monkey-do effect? Whether I’m trained by mimicking commercials or we’re all seriously lacking a Swedish dialect, my world has been rocked after watching this adorable new IKEA kitchen commercial from Malaysia.
Did you hear it?
In presenting their new 2016 catalogue, the narrator pronounces IKEA as “Ick-kee-ya”. Meanwhile, here I’ve been saying “eye-kee-ya” my whole life! Where and when did “ick” become “eye’?
How do YOU pronounce IKEA?