Friday, November 30, 2018

Inside a designer's Ontario home with a ski lodge chic vibe!


This 3,200-square-feet home in Salem, Ontario belongs to designer Sophia Reay that she shares with her builder husband, Richard Frede. They decided to install one large window at the back of their home to take advantage of the stunning nature view outside. By incorporating simple mid-century modern furniture in an earthy grey and white palette with warm textures and organic elements, her abode exudes an undeniably chic and cozy ski lodge vibe. Let's check it out, shall we?















Photo credit: Robin Stubbert

What a beautiful home! I absolutely love her gorgeous living room and her striking walnut cabinetry in her kitchen, how about you, my lovelies? Are you drawn to any room or element from this tour as well? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Friday, November 23, 2018

Book review- Inspired Design: The 100 Most Important Interior Designers Of The Past 100 Years!


Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration! 

Today, I wanted to share another fabulous new publication from Vendome Press with you. Thanks to Meghan Phillips for sending me Inspired Design: The 100 Most Important Interior Designers Of The Past 100 Years. In this book, author Jennifer Boles features a roundup of interior design's greatest visionaries from around the world and how they shaped the decorating landscape. 



Here's a sneak peek of the book!











The striking cover grabs my attention right from the start! It has a protective see through dust jacket giving the book cover a chic, layered look. Truly stylish!

Inside this beautiful volume, you will find a brief bio of each featured designer and a few photographs of their best work to pique your interest in discovering more. With hundreds of breathtaking rooms from iconic designers from yesteryears leading up to current designers, this book serves as a great reference and inspiration for everyone interested in interior design. 

Well written and very informative, this gorgeous publication is a must-have for all interior design students and all design aficionados. Definitely a great addition to your design library!

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.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!






Photo credit: Lesley Unruh



Photo credit: Mel Barlow




Hoping your Thanksgiving is filled with blessings and joy! Thanksgiving wishes from across the miles from our house to yours. May your home be filled with laughter and happiness and may the good things of life be yours in abundance, not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the coming year!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Inside Jillian Harris's effortlessly dreamy B.C. home!


This beautiful 3,500-square-foot 1970s-era West Kelowna B.C. home belongs to designer and TV personality, Jillian Harris that she shares with her partner Justin Pasutto and her two-year-old son Leo. Utilizing a palette of soft white, cream and the palest of blue, her newly renovated abode feels airy and idyllic. Let's check it out, shall we?












Photo credit: Janis Nicolay

A combination of brass pieces, natural elements and a variety of textures creates warmth and visual interest in this predominantly white residence. With gorgeous features such as a fireplace with a bold mantel and herringbone-brick interior, arched built-in bookcases, shiplap wall panelling, wide-plank driftwood-look floors and huge reclaimed barn beams, this home exudes a sense of timelessness and a comfy relaxed vibe. Such an inspirational and inviting abode, what's not to love? Your thoughts?

Friday, November 16, 2018

Book review- Isabel López-Quesada At Home!


A few days ago, I have received Isabel López-Quesada At Home, another fabulous publication from Vendome Press. Thanks Meghan! In this delightful volume authored by Spanish designer Isabel López-Quesada, she relates how she transformed an abandoned wax factory in a leafy district of Madrid into her family home and atelier, and then recounts how she created a country home out of a run-down Basque farm in the hills outside of Biarritz, France. 


Some of the lovely images you will find inside this book!



















Photo credit: Miguel Flores-Vianna

I absolutely adore this book! She definitely has a great eye in combining period and contemporary furniture and art. In this publication, you will be mesmerized by her warm, effortlessly lived-in and beautifully layered interiors. In addition, you will also find inviting grapevine-covered pergolas, relaxing shady verandas, tree-lined trails and an amazing infinity pool in this volume. 

Illustrated with hundreds of high-quality photographs of swoon-worthy interiors and charming outdoor living, this book will transport you to extraordinary places.

Engaging, inspirational and unforgettable, this gorgeous book shouldn't be missed especially if you are an interior design fan. I am thrilled to add this stunning book to my collection, I know you will too!

Highly recommended! Don't forget to get your own copy here!

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