Friday’s Fabulous Five

Happy Valentine’s Day!!! Today is the day of looooove! Hopefully you’ll will be spending some time with a loved one or family or maybe a night out with your single girlfriends. My Valentine is a few provinces over so I will have to settle for a phone call. In honour of Valentines Day I have made a list of Friday’s Fabulous Five that are inspired all things Valentines! Enjoy!

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First is these adorable pad printed heart mugs from West Elm. Choose between a large gold heart or the red ombre hearts. They are $9.18 each.

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I just picked this top up at Aritiza the other day. It’s the Pasadena Tank by Talula. It’s the perfect top for Valentine’s day and also comes in Pink and Blue/Grey. It retails at $30.

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This is the Love Beaded Linen Throw Pillow from Jonathan Alder. This glamorous pillow is $198

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A Party Skirt is the perfect attire for a night out for dinner on V-day! This is TEEN VOUGE Red and is $195.

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And last is these conversation heart cookies I found on Martha Stewart’s website. You can get the recipe here ! Yum!

I hope you all have a great Valentine’s Day and weekend!!

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Workspace Makeover – Inspiration

I am SO desperately in need of my own work space. As you probably already know I am still currently living at my folks place since I just finished school and started my career. So I don’t have an option of changing an entire room into an office. Unfortunately that means I am stuck with turning my bedroom into a bedroom and an office. And that almost makes me not want to do it but I figure I will be living here at least until the end of the year so I might as well do it! I need a space where I can work when I work from home and blog in my spare time.

I find it hard to get inspiration when I don’t have a comfortable work space that can spark up some ideas. I have been looking on Pinterest for some home office suggestions that I can use in my space. I settled on using a lot of white, which will go nicely with my light grey walls. I also want to put something on my wall above my desk, something that will help with brain storming ideas. Here are some inspirational pictures I got off of Pinterest. I will be starting my work space this weekend so hopefully I will be done soon so you can show how it turns out!

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Pantone Radiant Orchid – Part 2

Last week I talked about Radiant Orchid for interiors. Now I want to talk about Radiant Orchid in wedding decor. Purples are a great colour for weddings, there are so many types of different flowers that come in this shade and it’s not as girly as pink – so your fiancé would approve. It’s also a popular colour for weddings so there are tons of options for accessories, bridesmaid dresses and icing for that delicious cake!

Here are some of my favourite decor ideas in Radiant Orchid for weddings.

 

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Pantone Radiant Orchid – Part 1

Every year Pantone comes out with the colour of the year. Emerald is out and Radiant Orchid is in!! I am not the biggest fan of purple but this colour is starting to grow on me. For interiors I think this colour would be perfect as an accent colour with whites and greys. If you are feeling bold though you could paint a room this colour.

Here are some great interior spaces that I think have successfully used Radiant Orchid.

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Goodbye 2013!!

Tomorrow is New Years Eve and 2013 is finally coming to an end! This is has been a good year for me with achieving some milestones like completing my Bachelor’s Degree and getting my first job at an interior design firm. I  watched my two best friends get married in Osoyoos. I also went through a few personal things that really taught me who my true friends are and what I really want in life.

Unfortunately I have Bronchitis right now and am on antibiotics and my someone special is in Michigan for the NHL Winter Classic game, so my New Years Eve won’t be as eventful as the rest of my year. But I need my rest so I can go back to work next week! Although I am not hosting or going to a New Years party I can’t but help look on Pinterest for NYE decor ideas! This year it looks like gold, silver and black is very popular with lots of glitter and champagne!!!

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I hope everyone has a fun and safe New Years Eve!!

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STACT

I recently discovered a company called STACT. They have designed a revolutionary wine rack that is modern, minimalist and modular. When I first went on their website I read this “STACT isn’t a wine rack. It’s an interior décor piece that stores wine in a beautiful way.” That is exactly what I want in a wine a rack! The wine rack was designed in San Francisco by Eric Pfeiffer and is now based in Vancouver – Another plus! What I love about the wine rack is that you can use it in a small location in your house or you can really make a statement piece with any design you can come up with. Here are some examples from STACT’s website of ways their wine rack has been used.

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Okay so I might be totally obsessed with STACT but it’s an interior designers dream wine rack, the possibilities are endless!  I am definitely craving a glass of wine now. Have a good weekend everyone!

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Fireplace Design

It’s been unusually  cold here in Vancouver for the past few days, my iPhone says it’s currently -4 but feels like -10. Us Vancouverite’s are not use to freezing temperature’s!  When I get home from work the first thing I do is turn on the fireplace and make some tea. This time of year is my favourite time of year to sit by the fireplace, I looooooove fireplaces – good thing I have 3 in my house! There are some really creative designs out there as I learnt while browsing through Pinterest. Here are some of my favourites I happen to find today.

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Have a good weekend!!

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Holiday Decor

Happy first of December!

Every year my dad gives us a Lindt advent calendar so today I got to enjoy the first of many delicious chocolates! Also, my fiance and I decided that we’d wait until the first of the month to put up our Christmas decorations. He’s currently out of town though so I went ahead and put up our few decorations myself, minus the tree. I want to wait for him to get home so we can at least put the tree up together, even though it doesn’t take much time.

I was eager to put up our decorations though because I couldn’t remember what we’d purchased last year (it was our first Christmas together in our place) and wanted to buy more. I should’ve known better than looking at what new pieces stores had to offer this year, I always get tempted. Sure enough after setting everything up, I want more. Our colour scheme is gold, silver, red & white and I feel that certain spots need more of certain colours. Therefore I plan on hitting up a couple stores this weekend to purchase just a couple new decorations!

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Friday’s Fabulous Five

Happy Friday!! The weekend is finally here, unless you are south of me you are probably already off because of American Thanksgiving. Every year I try to get my parents to cook another Thanksgiving turkey on American Thanksgiving but it never works. Besides all of the turkey and football there is also Black Friday! It seems that this year more and more stores in Canada are also doing Black Friday sales. All of my emails and pictures being posted on Instagram are all about Black Friday. These sales are perfect for some Christmas shopping and they seem to last all weekend long.

I hope to get some Christmas shopping done this weekend with all of these massive sales. Here are a 5 fabulous things that I have been obsessing over the past couple weeks:

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I am pretty much in love with everything that Sugar Paper comes up with! And I am loving with this 2014 desk calendar in raspberry! It would look perfect on a office desk.

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Who doesn’t love a SEQUIN gold pillow!! This is from Indigo and it’s from their holiday decor but I would have this out all year!

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The BEST tea to make a gingerbread tea latte with Davids Tea gingerbread tea!! It is one of my favourite teas to drink this time of year.. did I mention that I am a little obsessed with tea?

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Last but least, a fitting quote for today.. Thanks to Stephanie because I stole this idea from her!

Have a good weekend everyone!

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Christmas on Etsy

So it may be a little bit early to start talking about Christmas.. but it is my favourite time of year!! I love everything about Christmas, spending time with loved ones, going to Christmas parties, buying gifts and all the decor!! I always make it a rule each year not to decorate until December 1st but that doesn’t mean I can’t shop around and see what is new this year.

Yesterday I was browsing through Etsy to see if I could find any unique or fun Christmas decorations. Here are a few of my favourite I found!

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These are Half Pint Frosty White Tree Mason Jars. Mason jars have been really popular the past few years but I have never seen it used in this way. They are super cute and they also come in different sizes. Love them!

il_570xN.394366194_nitlThese Lego Christmas Baubles  are perfect for kids!! I grew up building Lego all the time with my brother so when I found these it brought back some childhood memories!

il_570xN.506567713_at36This Geometric Christmas Tree is made from recycled hard book covers! I love this idea and it is unique so I couldn’t help but share this gem.

il_570xN.518493808_bydcVinyl art decor is a quick way to change up a space and is quite popular. This Reindeer Games Decal is perfect for Christmas. This vinyl art comes in different sizes and colours and can be placed on walls, windows and mirrors!

Some of these decor items can also be created at home as well. Happy decorating!!

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