Saturday, November 12, 2011
I just realized it's been a while since I've posted any pics of my work. (Well, yes, it's been a while since I've posted anything at all, I know.) This is a duplex showhome I did earlier this year. It's kind of sparkly and glam - what with the sequined pillows, crystal light fixtures, zebra prints and what have you. Not necessarily my personal style, but it was fun. Decent photos too, right? Yeah, that's because I didn't take them. They are the professional photos that were shot for the company's website.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
There wasn't a lot of time to shop on the trip, but I did manage to pick up this amazing cushion cover in Budapest. There was this lovely little shop called Folkart Craftsman's House that sells original Hungarian handicraft products. This felt piece is embroidered with a traditional applique design. I'm rather in love with it.
Friday, June 3, 2011
So I'm back from my trip to Hungary! I didn't mention before that I was going cuz it's probably not the best idea to advertise on the internet that your home's going to be empty for a while... It was a family vacation - my sister, brother-in-law and I took my Dad to see the country his family came from. It's been a lifelong dream of his to see where his parents grew up, and I'm so glad we were finally able to make it happen. This also happened to be my first trip to Europe! It kind of blew my mind a little ;) The pics above were all taken in Budapest. Such a beautiful city with so much history. I was taking pictures like a crazy person. Here are a few. I'm still trying to organize them so I'll share more later.
P.S. Jet lag sucks.
Friday, May 6, 2011
Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Work has been beyond busy and I just haven't had the time. With Mothers' Day coming up this Sunday, I did want to take a moment to pay tribute to my amazing mother I lost seven months ago. My wonderful sister beat me to it with a lovely tribute on her new blog. She expressed everything I wanted to say so beautifully that I decided to link to her post instead. If you are fortunate enough to have a great mom who is still with us this Mothers' Day, be thankful. And TELL her you're thankful! Go call your mom, peeps.
Friday, April 22, 2011
I was checking out the Anthropologie website the other day and came across these Six Sister Spoons. This colorful set of six teaspoons are made from laser-cut acrylic. Aren't they just so pretty? I think they'd look really cute mounted in a shadow box-type frame -- wall art for the kitchen or dining room. Just a thought.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
I drilled holes in the middle and added cabinet knobs. Then I used contact cement to attach ceiling medallions and added a bead of caulking around the edges to fill in any gaps. (The knobs and ceiling medallions I got at Home Depot.)
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
image via Remodelista
I came across this pic on Remodelista the other day. The house, designed by architects Anderson Anderson, was first featured in Dwell. Check out the chandelier. It's "made from tree branches wrapped with crystals and light strands." Amazing, right? Wonder if it was inspired by this...
Saturday, March 26, 2011
The weather here has been sucking. Gray and snowy. Boo. So it was nice to come across some spring-like color when running errands at Superstore today. They had these fun bath accessories in such great colors. Towels, bath mats, and rubber-finish bath accessories. And did you notice the prices? Along with the bath stuff there were sheet sets, too. I know the mirrors aren't colorful, but I couldn't resist snapping a pick. I thought they were a pretty good find for $49.00.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
image via Gizmine
I saw these fantastic humidifiers on the Nate Berkus show. They so don't look like humidifiers! They're stylish! And they come in pretty colors! How great is this? Especially for a designer living in crazy dry Calgary who gave away her humidifier because it was ugly? (That would be me.)
Saturday, March 12, 2011
image via Lonny
I was just looking at the most recent issue of Lonny and came across this pic. The grasscloth wallpaper is a lot like the stuff I put in my bedroom, and the plan has been to get an upholstered headboard as soon as finances allow. This is one for the inspiration file...
Friday, February 18, 2011
So here's a little preview of how the condo's coming along. The table is from Ikea. It extends to seat four people. There are three other chairs. The seats on the chairs used to be brown, but the wrong brown to match the table. (Oh and the table is the same color as the pantry you see in the background.) I was planning to paint the chair seats and I maybe still will. Eventually. The thing is, the melamine paint I planned to use really stinks, and it's a tad cold out to open windows. So... I kinda cheated. I painted the edges with white acrylic paint and covered the tops with white contact paper. I may end up painting the green knick knack thingies too, but I haven't picked a color yet. The teapot painting (which I did a while ago for my old place) is covering up the ugly old intercom that doesn't work anymore. Notice the red 'S'? Yes, it's this one I blogged about. Turns out having a blog is a great way of inadvertently giving your friends Christmas gift suggestions ;)
Thursday, February 10, 2011
New Caribbean Design Guyana
Friday, February 4, 2011
Cambria quartz had a rather creative display idea at their IDS booth - designed by Ramsin Khachi. They had four little room "exhibits" behind glass, complete with live models. It was kind of like interior design show meets natural history museum. Sorry the pics are so crappy. Combine my mad-dashing with zero photography skills and reflective glass, and well...