Monday Moods-It’s December!

I know there is always that someone who says, ‘I can’t believe it’s December!’ and I must admit, I am that someone- I swear it was just July! Although I am not looking forward to the snow, I am pretty excited to dress in sequins and eat lots of holiday goodies. I am also looking forward to the new year, as it always feels nice to have a fresh start. For this week, I have pulled some of my favorite December things to get you into the holiday spirit and hopefully start your week with some sparkle!
Print Sage Ginger Prosecco Recipe: http://localmilkblog.com/2013/11/sage-ginger-prosecco-cocktail.html

Peppermint Truffle Recipe: http://houseofyumm.com/peppermint-truffles/

Happy Monday, lovelies! xx

Canadian Tire Full Reveal!

As mentioned in my previous post, I had the pleasure of working with the fantastic team at Canadian Tire to create a tailored elegant holiday space using the CANVAS Home & Dining collection. Though I usually tend to gravitate towards pink, burgundy and metallics for Christmas, I loved coming up with a design using Canadian Tire’s colour of the year, Spiced Plum! This colour is so elegant and luxurious, while also being cozy and inviting. When used with golds and traditional green, it feels almost nostalgic, but also unexpected and modern.

When I started coming up with a design plan for the space, I really honed in on creating something layered, rich and full of detail. I wanted to the design to feel whimsical, ethereal, and artistic…

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…which is reflected both in the moodboard above, and the Canadian Tire Spiced Plum Pinterest board the team and I have been busily pinning away to…as you can see from all the clips, the design scheme was largely led by the colour story. It was really exciting for me to create something in a palate I’ve never really used before and I’m now a total plum convert:)

And aside from the colour scheme, what I love how the CANVAS Christmas Collection is how it incorporates piece that range from whimsical and ethereal to elegant and refined. There are items that feel one of a kind, as well as ornament staples like metallic springs and beautifully coloured balls. The CANVAS Christmas Collection makes creating a beautifully styled holiday, a one stop shop affair.

And with that, here’s ‘Spiced Plum Regalia‘ a la Canadian Tire’s CANVAS Christmas Collection and yours truly…

I like holiday decorating that doesn’t feel too contrived and enjoy layering natural elements, along with decor pieces that make the holiday vision feel relaxed and elegant, but still playful and natural. I love a little glamour but not so much that the aesthetic feels forced. And as with all my design work, Christmas needs decor a good hit of whimsy/irreverence…the Canadian Tire CANVAS Christmas Collection makes creating this kind of look easy and so much fun. It’s inspired me in so many ways in terms of how I want to decorate my own home this year. And if you are as well , here are my tips for creating your own ‘Spiced Plum Regalia‘ holiday look at home, using the CANVAS collection…

1. Use springs and artificial flowers with natural bows and pine cones to fill in create
garlands, tabletop and mantle.
2. Mix whimsical forest inspired elements like tree stumps and woodland creatures,
with more refined ornaments, vases and decor.
3. Incorporate shades of spiced plum (ranging from lilac to almost black,) silver and
natural greenery to make an enchanted regalia scene come to life.
4. Make a loose garland out of natural greenery for the center of the dining table.
Fill with faux blooms to co-ordinate with fireplace. Stack dishes casually at one end
of table and use cake plates, silverware and linens to fill in the tablescape. Wood
cutting boards and/or platters can mix with crystal, china and antique brass
candlesticks to make for a relaxed and elegant table.
5. Place clusters of white pillar candles around the foot of staircases and around
fireplace. Use tapered candles in vintage candlesticks on the dining table.
6. Use velvet and satin ribbon in shades of plum and violet, along with sprigs and
foliage to wrap presents papered in brown craft or metallic paper.
And then when you’re done, share your beautiful design on social media using the hashtag #mycanvasstyle!!!
As always, a huge thank you to Canadian Tire for giving me the opportunity to help showcase their beautiful collection.  With 6 colour stories to choose from, there truly is a holiday look to suit every style with the CANVAS Christmas Collection!
xx

My Canadian Tire Canvas Collaboration Reveal!

I am so excited to finally be able to fill you in on the latest project I have been working on! I had the most amazing opportunity to collaborate with Canadian Tire and create a Tailored Elegant space using their CANVAS Home & Dining collection.

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I am so thankful to the incredible team who worked with me to bring my ideas to reality! To see more of how I used the beautiful CANVAS collection to create a curated space that feels personal, memorable, and full of personality, check out this link!

 

Monday Moods: Getting Cozy

Sadly the cold weather has arrived and as such, I am trying my best to think of my favourite things about winter rather than being sad that summer has come to an end.  In the hopes of getting cozy and comfortable with fall, I have pulled shades of sepia and warm metals paired with big sweaters and tall boots for this week’s inspo. Happy Monday (Tuesday) lovelies, I hope wherever you are, you are warm!! xx

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  1. http://www.zara.com/ca/en/woman/knitwear/view-all/sweater-with-opening-at-the-back-c733910p3831011.html
  2. http://christineolmstead.com/product/new-beginnings-24×48/
  3. http://www.everythingfab.com/2011/04/tablescape-inspiration-gwyneth-paltrow.html
  4. http://www.hellofashionblog.com/2016/09/3-ways-to-wear-your-over-the-knee-boots.html
  5. http://www.sfgirlbybay.com/2016/04/25/bedtime/
  6. http://gourmandeinthekitchen.com/pistachio-cardamom-energy-bars/?utm_content=buffer943e4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=gitkbuffer
  7. http://www.wildandgrizzly.com/2015/01/for-home-interior-inspiration.html

Monday Moods-Design Inspo

This week I am in the R&D phase of a couple of big upcoming projects and as such, I am looking into all kinds of different mediums, textures and designs for inspiration. I am currently loving the colour combination of deep marsala and blush with pops of warm metallic-throw in some graphic elements and a beautiful chair and I am one happy girl!

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1. http://betype.co/post/119848653672/vizi-figate-by-francesco-delrosso?utm_content=buffer3c611&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer

2. https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/4736578?locale=en&sug=51

3. http://blackroosterdecor.com/collections/occasional/products/dash-chair

4. http://www.elle.com/fashion/news/g27735/fall-2016-shoe-trends/?slide=22

5. http://honeyes.tumblr.com/post/141452030811/fin-de-journée-à-new-york-new-york

6. http://rawcolor.nl/project/?type=ownProduction&id=232

Wishing you all the best Monday morning lovelies.

xx