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wedding crafts: glitter-dipped mason jars

It’s official. I’m a Mrs. This past Friday, I got hitched at Belcroft Estates, a tree farm just north of Toronto. Think: Pinterest barn wedding. I wasn’t the type of bride to gush about my big day, but now that it’s all done, I’m excited to share a few of my DIY decor projects. (I use “my” quite liberally since I had a lot of help from my amazing bridesmaids.) Hopefully you get inspired to make a couple of things for your next event, be it a once-in-a-lifetime day or a casual gathering. First up: glitter-dipped mason jars.

mason jars wedding crafts: glitter dipped mason jars

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autumn à la mode: spice up your home décor with these fall faves

“Autumn … the year’s last, loveliest smile.” ~ William Cullen Bryant

There are so many reasons why I love the fall. Sweater weather, foliage reports, the scent of nutmeg and cinnamon …. It is indeed the year’s loveliest smile. Here some of my top picks to help bring classic comfort and style to your home this fall season.

marble & wood cheese boards

Two beautiful natural materials combined in one utilitarian kitchen accessory! Marble and wood cheese boards are the perfect blend of rustic and refined. Best of all, they are timeless and suited for both casual dining and entertaining.

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available at Peaks & Rafters

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available at Indigo

 

hybrid dinnerware collection

The Hybrid dinnerware collection reflects on the historical production of Chinese and European Bone China. The images and colours are equally captivating – guaranteed to strike up a conversation at your next dinner party.

The collection is produced in Tangshan, the renowned capital of Bone China. Each piece is refined by hand. The pieces are sliced in half, creating new hybrids that juxtapose scenes and themes interpreted in the respective cultural imaginary. They symbolize a complex past, when east meets west.

 

Hybrid Collection autumn à la mode: spice up your home décor with these fall faves

available at RADform

Hybrid 2 autumn à la mode: spice up your home décor with these fall faves

available at RADform

Smeg small appliances

Best know for their retro refrigerators, you can now buy Smeg on a smaller scale with this fun line of small appliances. These 50s style appliances are an easy way to jazz up your kitchen countertop. The collection features two and four slice toasters, kettles, stand mixers and blenders. The Smeg small appliance collection will be available soon at Hudson’s Bay.

 

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photo courtesy of www.smeg50style.com

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photo courtesy of www.smeg50style.com

smegtoasterkettle autumn à la mode: spice up your home décor with these fall faves

photo courtesy of www.smeg50style.com

mason jar accents

There’s no doubt mason jars are a fierce trend. They have proven to be useful for just about anything from flower vases to salad packers. Proving that the trend is here to stay, mason jar accessories like these salt and pepper shakers and shot glasses are new for fall at Indigo. Perfect for a rustic autumn tablescape.

Salt Pepper Mason Jars autumn à la mode: spice up your home décor with these fall faves

available at Indigo

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available at Indigo

 

directoire tibetan wool shag chair by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

A marriage of comfort and style. This beautiful chair from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ fall collection was inspired by the classic director’s chair. It is clad in a Tibetal wool shag – does it get more scrumptious than that? It may take a while to cozy up to the price tag, consider it a worthy investment piece for your living room. The frame is available in polished brass and stainless steel at www.mgbwhome.com

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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?

 

nutella shortage looming due to low hazelnut supply

Nutella lovers, grab your spoons and unite in panic!

Hazardous growing conditions in Turkey this year are threatening the supply of this chocolatey treat. Thanks to frost and hail storms in Turkey, who controls 70% of the global hazelnut supply, the price of Nutella is expected to rise in the face of a looming shortage.

Think we can at least take comfort in our own home grown crop? Sadly, even Canadians aren’t safe from hazelnut deficiencies. A fungus known as Eastern Filbert Blight (EFB) has spread through British Columbia‘s crop and taking out our local supply.

So, we at Style at Home feel that in the face of adversity should simply indulge. Starting with our favourite Nutella recipes (click on the image to get the recipe).

banana bread nutella swirls nutella shortage looming due to low hazelnut supply

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fab find: architectural wall hooks

Lots of people are gearing up for fall and back to school season, both of which mean coats and bags will start taking over many homes. Help contain the chaos with these oak wall stumps – a modern update to the more traditional hooks we’re used to. Read on to find out more info.

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decor vs. fashion: gingham sheet set or shirt?

You really can’t go wrong with the laid-back look of gingham (especially when paired with denim). For this week’s Decor vs. Fashion post, I was inspired by Serena and Lily’s wonderfully made bed complete with gingham sheets to find an equally dapper gingham utility shirt from J.Crew.

So, if you had up to $130 to spend this week, which would you choose: a sheet set or a utility shirt? DecorVsFahion SheetsOrShirt decor vs. fashion: gingham sheet set or shirt? Read the rest of this entry »

Dream Home: $13 million Four Seasons Residence, Toronto

I love peeking inside people’s home’s and what better way to see some of the most luxurious houses in the city than by scouring real estate listings? This $13 million property in Toronto definitely caught my eye.

four seasons residence 1 Dream Home: $13 million Four Seasons Residence, Toronto
I found this listing on Chestnut Park and my heart started to beat faster. The space! The view! The windows and the floors! It’s one of the Four Seasons Residences, located in Toronto’s Yorkville. Read the rest of this entry »

removable wallpaper from chasing paper

I don’t know about you but I love decorating with wallpaper. There are so many gorgeous patterns out there to choose from. I adore the pattern I finally chose for my front hall and living room (Lumimarja by Marimekko) but when I see other beautiful designs, I sometimes wish that I could more easily switch up the look of my walls.

That’s where New York-based Chasing Paper comes in. Chasing Paper offers dozens of gorgeous designs of removable wallpaper. According to their website, the paper features the kind of high-quality texture you’d find on most traditional wallpapers but it’s really a peel and stick fabric, backed with a low-tack, non-toxic adhesive.

They say it’s super easy to hang yourself and since it’s easily removable, it’s perfect for commitmentphobes. The panels are 2 feet by 4 feet and cost $30. Here’s a closer look:

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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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editor’s pick: maritime outdoor pillow

Too many people are starting to talk about fall, but Summer’s not over yet! Check out these geometric outdoor pillows – the perfect accent for a nautical themed outdoor space. Invite some friends over for a BBQ and lounge in comfort with this fab find. Read on to find out where to buy.

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