Thursday, October 19, 2017

Favorite room of the week!


Designed by London-based designer Joanna Plant for model and actress Poppy Delevingne, this master bathroom is amazing in so many ways! The focal point in this bathroom is definitely the beautiful hand-painted silk wall covering by De Gournay. It's classic, calming and visually interesting, a truly wonderful addition to the space. The pretty, soft pink bathtub is the icing on the cake and complement the lovely wallpaper perfectly. Meanwhile, the gold fixtures provide a sense of elegance, luxury and timeless glamour to the space. Chic, gorgeous and effortlessly luxurious, this swoon-worthy bathroom will always be one of my favorites! Are you drawn to this fabulous bathroom as much as I do? Your thoughts?




Photo credit: Simon Upton

Letting light into your bathroom without losing your privacy!


This post is provided by Jesse Hughes.


Most of us spend a fair amount of time in the bathroom, whether it is taking a refreshing shower in the morning, or relaxing in the tub in the evening. The thing with bathrooms is that they can be dull, and unpleasant to be in, if you do not let in enough light. Obviously, windows are the best way of letting light into a room. 

The problem you have, when you have windows in your bathroom, is how to protect your privacy. After all, you do not want the neighbors to see you drying yourself off when you get out of the shower. Here are three ways that you can have light giving windows in your bathroom, without compromising your privacy. 

Have glass block windows fitted 

This type of window is an ideal choice for a bathroom. You can let in all the light that you need, but the windows also provide you with the privacy you require. If you are thinking of having glass block windows fitted in your home, you should hire an expert in residential and commercial joinery to do the work. This is not a job that you should attempt to do yourself. 

Having a skylight fitted

If you want to fill your bathroom with light, having a skylight fitted can be an excellent choice. Of course, your bathroom has to be in a position which makes this a practical choice. A skylight gives you access to all the sunlight that is available, but does not enable other people to look into your bathroom, and invade your privacy. 

Using window film

One of the simplest ways to protect your privacy, while you are in the bathroom, is to use window film on the windows. Doing so means that you can use plain glass in the windows. The window film obstructs the view of anyone looking in from outside, but does not stop light from getting into the room. 

The good news about window film is that it is available in different colors and patterns. This means that you can choose the film which best fits with your overall bathroom décor. Window film is also easy to fit, so you should be able to complete the job yourself with no problems. This makes the solution even more affordable as you do not need to pay out for professional help. 

Making sure your bathroom is a light and pleasant place to be is important; after all, no-one really enjoys chilling out in the tub, with just artificial light in use. Having sunlight pouring in is far more pleasant, and can also add a feeling of space to the room. 

Hopefully, we have shown you how you can get the light you need, without having to compromise the privacy which is so important. The really good news is that you do not have to spend a lot of money, depending on which option you feel is best for you. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Book review- Versailles: The Great And Hidden Splendors Of The Sun King's Palace!


Today, I will be sharing another gorgeous volume with you, Versailles: The Great And Hidden Splendors Of The Sun King's Palace, thanks Meghan! In this book authored by Catherine Pégard and photographed by Christophe Fouin, Thomas Garnier, Christian Milet, and Didier Saulnier, you will gain private access to Versailles and the rooms typically closed off to the general public.


Here is a glimpse of what's inside this stunning book!













Be prepared to be wowed by this exceptionally beautiful book through the lenses of four very talented photographers! With 250 previously unpublished photographs revealing a plethora of outstanding artworks, the private apartments of Louis XIV, Marie-Antoinette and Madame de Pompadour, magnificent galleries, the delightful Orangerie and mysterious passages and hidden attics, all accompanied by captions and interesting tidbits, this is one amazing book you shouldn't missed! 

Fascinating, engaging and inspirational, I highly recommend this book to all design and Versailles fans. Check out Versailles' unseen grandeur and splendors for yourself! Get your copy here!

Monday, October 16, 2017

A chic and beautiful Toronto home!


This fabulous west Toronto home belongs to neuroscientist, Ivonne Suridjan that she shares with her husband Alex Cui. To transform her home from builder basic to a timeless and elegant abode, she enlisted design help from interior designer Jacquelyn Clark. Let's check out the results, shall we?













Photo credit: Stacey Brandford

How can you not love this gorgeous home? The lovely blush and gold palette is absolutely on-trend, exuding a chic and charming feminine vibe. The layering of soft textures such as velvet, silk, fuzzy pieces with harder elements such as wood and metallics provide a wonderful contrast and visual interest. The bright and beautiful living room is especially my favorite, what about you? Any thoughts?


Friday, October 13, 2017

Inside a bold, modern and luxuriously stylish Chicago home!


This beautiful Chicago home is designed by Elizabeth Krueger for a fashion stylist. Her client is drawn to the industrial and modern look and wanted the designer to incorporate her personal collection of antiques and art into the space. In addition, she also wanted drama and for each room to feel lived in and calm. Let's find out if the designer successfully pulled off the design challenge, shall we?












Photo credit: Mike Schwartz

Bold, modern and luxurious, this home exudes high style and lots of personality! Gilded pieces, antique pieces and colorful art add warmth and visual interest to the space. Fresh, stylish and well-designed, what's not to love about this stunning home? Any thoughts?

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Favorite room of the week!


MyDomaine editors Sophie Miura and Gabrielle Savoie, both interiors enthusiasts wanted something more stylish for their office. With the help from designer Sally Gotfredson from The Studio at One Kings Lane, their office is transformed! To inject style and personality in the room, a palette of black, white and metallic were incorporated. A beautiful desk with an unusual wood graining was selected to make a design statement in the room. Because of its large, dramatic size, it also helps grounds the space. A few gold accents add a touch of luxury, sophistication and glam while a few bold artwork and fresh flowers add visual interest to the room. A separate seating area with plush furniture and clean-lined pieces provide a comfortable, residential-like feel for informal gatherings and relaxation. Fresh, gorgeous and chic, this well-designed office is beyond inspirational, don't you think? Your thoughts?









Photo credit: Lesley Unruh

How is mold removed from a home?


This post is provided by Jesse Hughes.

Finding out that you have a mold problem in your home can be upsetting, and your first thought is going to be "how do I get rid of it"?

Whether you want to tackle the job yourself, or choose a professional mold specialist like Edmonton Remediation Pros, there are a few things to consider in dealing with the problem. Materials or surfaces covered in mold can either be cleaned or removed outright. Knowing which is the right solution can save you a lot of unnecessary work.

Cleaning

Let us look at the easier approach first. You do not necessarily have to start tearing out walls as soon as you see a patch of mold. There are many situations where a good cleaning is enough.

Non-porous surfaces like tile, stone, glass, plastic or metal can usually be cleaned. Use a bleach solution of roughly 1 part bleach to 8-10 parts water. Give the area a good scrubbing with this solution, and let it thoroughly air dry. Do not rinse, as the bleach residue helps keep future mold blooms at bay. You can also purchase mold cleansers that are formulated for this job if you want.

If you have a small mold colony, you can also try a more natural cleaning approach to avoid the bleach. Straight vinegar or a mixture of tea tree oil and water (1 tsp to a cup of water) can also work to sanitize a surface and kill mold. It is not recommended for large patches though.

When mold has established itself on structural wood that can not be removed, you will have to clean it even though the porous texture is not ideal. You do not have much choice though. Use the same solution, just use a lot more of it so that it soaks in as deep as you can manage.

Removal

If cleaning just is not going to be suitable, then you do have to resort to pulling things apart to remove the mold contamination. This goes for paper, fabrics, upholstery, drywall and wood. Loose items should be removed and disposed of (wear gloves and a mask!). Everything should be tightly sealed in garbage bags immediately. Do not just pile everything in a corner and hope to get to it later. Spores will quickly spread once you start pulling things apart.

Patches of infected drywall should be cut away cleanly, and also disposed of carefully. After that, it is just a matter of doing a little work to replace the drywall.

Why Bother?

If it is tucked away behind an appliance or piece of basement furniture, why bother cleaning away mold? Even if it does not seem to be doing much harm, there are serious health risks involved with unchecked mold colonies.

Afterwards

Whether you have cleaned or removed the entire mold, you need to be diligent and prevent any reappearance. Damp conditions lead to mold, so improve ventilation where you can, fix water leaks and add a dehumidifier to help dry out the damp spots of your house. Do spot checks after your finished to make sure nothing is growing back. If more mold shows up, give it another cleaning immediately.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Book review- Haute Bohemians!


Today, I am sharing an exciting new publication from Vendome Press with you again. Thanks to Meghan Phillips for sending me Haute Bohemians, another gorgeous design book. In this book authored and photographed by Miguel Flores-Vianna, you will get a glimpse of extraordinary fashion designers, landscape architects, artists and art historians, potters, interior designers and where they live- country cottages, beach bungalows, canal-side lofts, and East Village apartments, as well as estancias, châteaux, and palazzi. Believe it or not, esteemed photographer Flores-Vianna traveled four continents to bring you this stunning book!


Here is a sneak peek of the lovely interiors!













I am absolutely in love with this book and its abundance of swoon-worthy images. A giant volume illustrated with hundreds of high quality photos of incredibly chic, layered and breathtaking interiors, these charming and authentic spaces is unlike any bohemian interiors you have ever seen before. 

Engaging and fascinating, this beautiful book instantly transports me to far away places, thanks to the warm, delightful and personal home tours. If you love extraordinary interiors and enjoy exploring inspiring home environments, this is the perfect book for you. I am so thrilled to add this inspirational design book to my collection. I know you will, too! Truly a gem and shouldn't be missed! Highly recommended. 

Don't forget to get your copy here!

*I received  this book to review for free but the views and opinions expressed are entirely my own.