Saturday, January 29, 2011

New Sofa & Chair!

Anyone who follows this blog knows that a few months back my husband and I were looking for a new sofa and chair. Well after a 9 week wait our new Statum sofa and chair are finally here and they are fantastic. Now what to do with the rest of the room. I am thinking- refinish the coffee table to a colour closer to the floors, re-paint the end tables a darker colour and replace the slipper chairs (not shown).

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Restore. Recycle. Repurpose.

In an attempt to try to reduce my carbon footprint, I am trying to come up with ways to make my home more green. Anyone who knows me knows that I love home decor, so I thought this was a realistic place to start. For anyone else thinking the same way that I am you should have a look at the Country Living book "Restore. Recycle. Repurpose. {Create a Beautiful Home}" by Randy Florke and Nancy Becker. The book is filled with unique ideas, projects, photos and inspiration for every room of the house. Well worth the $20.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sarah Richardson Design- Update

For those of us who are not huge fans of Facebook, their is another way to follow Sarah on a regular basis. She has created a page on her website called Sarah's Diary. Basically she updates it daily (sometimes several times a day) with pictures (or links) of what she is up to. Since beginning this page on December 8th, 2010 she has shared photos of everything from her
morning coffee to pictures of the wallpaper used in one of the rooms from her upcoming season 4 of Sarah's House.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Why We Love Michael Penney

I have been a big fan of Michael Penney for quite some time and his affordable style column was basically the only reason I regularly visited the House and Home blog. Now he has launched his own blog where he is willing to answer our design questions! Love it! Thank-you to Aubrey and Lindsay for bringing this to my attention.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

More Blogs Worth Visiting

I have updated my list of blogs to check out:

If you are into the "cottage look" you should visit "The Old Painted Cottage".

For a little bit of everything visit "Girl Learning Along the Way".

"The Newlyweb Diaries" offers lots of inspirational photos and ideas.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Off to a great start...

Here are some pictures from last nights episode of Sarah 101. Not exactly my taste (not into pink) but still looks great and the show offers lots of helpful tips for making decor decisions.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sarah 101

Tonight is the premiere of Sarah Richardson's new show- Sarah 101. refers to the show as "a back-to-basics crash course in design that breaks every project into simple building blocks and showcases Sarah Richardson's signature approach of tips and tricks to solve design problems so that you too can transform any room in your home!"

How exciting...I can't wait.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Home Decor Trends 2011

Happy New Year!
I thought I might start off the year with a quick synopsis of this years top trends in home decor according to my favorite canadian decorating magazines.

Beginning with my personal favorite...

In terms of paint colours...

Fern green

Smokey grey

Lime green


Bohemian Brown


Hot pink

Lemon yellow

Light Grey