Monday, November 12, 2012

Hope you had a happy weekend! Yesterday, the weather here (just outside TO) was incredible.  It gave me time to do some much needed gardening/winter prep and have one last jump on the trampoline before we take it down for the winter.

1) My latest ideabook for Houzz is live and I wrote it on, of all things, pitchers. Lately, I have been noticing them everywhere in all sorts of beautiful colours and materials. You can read it here.

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2)  The folks over at Posterjack are having a contest where you can win a Sony camera. Like their page on Facebook to win. Contest closes November 30th.

Remember they enlarged and framed a photograph that my daughter had taken when we were hiking. It hangs proudly in her bedroom.


PS Photographs are the perfect holiday gift and Posterjack can hook you up!


3) My friend Staci of Switch Studio has crafted beautiful stockings just in time for the holidays.  You can read her blog post here and order one here.

Aren’t they modern, graphic and just a little out of the ordinary?

4) While on Pinterest, I came across the artist Rebecca Kinkead and was happy to see that the subjects of her paintings were children of colour, for lack of a better way of saying that.  It’s not that common, let me tell you, so it was refreshing to see children depicted in art that look like my beautiful daughter!


I emailed to enquire about the painting above and let’s just say that I won’t be purchasing it any time soon!  Isn’t it beautiful though? Even Oprah has one (or more?) of her paintings in her collection.

5) My friends over at Decor Rest are having a Blogger event “Living with Colour in the Home” on Wednesday, November 28th at 6:00 p.m.  You will have a chance to see their beautiful showroom plus the folks from Para will be there. And they are having an “Excess Inventory” sale so you will be able to shop at the same time! Email to RSVP or for more info.


6) The November issue of Lonny is live and it doesn’t disappoint.  They always had a great website where you could browse through images from the magazine but they have added more features like browsing through images by designer.  Happy pinning!

November 2012 Issue Photo - Candlesticks, framed art, and books on a tabletop

A great example of styling above.

That’s it for now! Hope you have an amazing week! See you back here soon!

If you need design/decorating advice, please contact me at vanessa(at)


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