Winner! National Laundry Day

I wanted to announce the winner of my National Laundry Day giveway!!!

To find the lucky ducky, I listed blog entries 1-203 first and then Instagram after at 204-300…and then I did a random number generator…

…to come up with lucky #201, who is…Faye Armstrong!!!

Congrats to her and many thanks to everyone for entering!!!

National Laundry Day GIVEAWAY with GE’s Designer Line

In honour of National Laundry Day coming up on April 15th, I thought it might be fun to share my thoughts and tips on how to design the perfect space for doing the job I think most of us would rather avoid if we could. As with any design plan, creating an environment that feels ‘you’ and reflective of your personal style is what makes a house feel like a home…the laundry room is definitely no different and should speak to the aesthetic of the rest of your space, but is also an area that (because often separated a bit from the more open spaces,) can showcase a slightly bolder and more playful approach.

When putting together a design scheme for the laundry room:

– Pick colours and finishes that work with the rest of your home but are potentially bolder or more saturated…you want to feel happy and energized in your laundry room so pick a shades you love for the main elements in the room.
– Don’t be afraid of adding a little pattern with wallpaper or backsplash.
– Select a countertop material that’s durable and resistant to heat and water.
– Choose top loader washer and dryers to improve ergonomics, functionality, and ease of 
use…they hold 17% more clothing than front loaders!
– Look for appliance finishes that are classic and won’t date…I particularly love charcoal 
grey because of how well it works with any palate.
– Modern appliances are sleek and modern in design…take advantage of their stylish 
appearance and make them a feature element in your design scheme!
– Look for an Energy Star rated washer and dryer set that will save you money on 
electricity and water consumption.
– Don’t be afraid to accessorize your laundry room like you would any other space in the 
home…art is a must!
– Laminate flooring is a great choice for durability…I’m in love with oak herringbone and 
think it adds such a beautiful elegance to any design.
– Make sure there’s a sink for convenience and select tapware that works with other 
elements in the room but don’t worry about necessarily having everything match…a brass faucet can definitely still work with appliances that have chrome or stainless finishes.
– Don’t forget about the lighting! Yes you need task fixtures for sure but a decorative/statement fixture will help your laundry space feel layered and interesting.
With these tips in mind, I put together a little inspiration board that shows must my dream laundry room of today would look like…

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I’m loving dark mossy green so decided to put that colour on the cabinets. To bring in some warmth, I added the laminate herringbone on the floors and a graphic area rug. I also brought in some brass and bronze accents i.e. the faucet, hardware and lighting fixture to again, make the space feel cosy and inviting. I chose GE’s Designer Line top loading washer and dryer that in a dark grey finish, look beautiful against the cabinets and tie together well with the super white granite countertops. To finish the space and add some layers/texture, I accessorized with natural elements like the wicker baskets and branches. A modern artistic portrait and toy dog were little touches that added some character and whimsy to the design.

And now for the best part of this little laundry post…because I love you and pretty appliances so much, I’m thrilled to be able to offer up an incredible GIVEAWAY just in time for #nationallaundryday!! For your chance to WIN a beautiful GE Designer Line washer and dryer …

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…simply type the word ‘laundry’ in the comments below. I’ll draw for the winner on the big day April 15th!

Good luck and happy laundering!!! xx

Winners and Some ‘If You Want It, Black Rooster It’ Goodness

Morning friends.

I’m je suis tired. Like really tired.

After the tear to get my One Room Challenge done, I left on a jet plane for London and basically didn’t sleep for 5 days…like at all…more on that later in the week.

For now, I know you are all anxious to hear the winners of my Gray Malin/Citizen Atelier and 219/Jonathan Adler giveaways so let’s get to that right away.

First up, the winner of a $250 gift card to spend on any Citizen Atelier/Gray Malin photograph is…

gray malin citizen atelier winner


winner gray malin citizen atelier

Next up…the winner of 2 Jonathan Adler canisters from 219 is…



winner 219 jonathan adler

Please both email so we can get your prizes on their way.

And finally for today, it’s been forever since I showed you some new goodness over at Black Rooster so since we’re on the topic of sponsor love, here’s what’s new over there…

if you want it black rooster it

…stating with these Natural Curiosities prints that I’m DYING over…

black rooster natural curiosites art floral

black rooster natural curiosites artwork pair

black rooster natural curiosites dark floral

black rooster natural curiosites floral

black rooster natural curiosites neutral and green pair

black rooster natural curiosites neutral floral

black rooster natural curiosities artwork 1

Just tooooo good!

And then there’s all of this…


black rooster andirons


black rooster black golve sofa

black rooster chalet dining table

black rooster cowhide bench

black rooster diamond side table

black rooster french console

black rooster gold ball mirror

black rooster honeycomb accent table

black rooster ice bucket

black rooster mirrored coffee table

black rooster marble striped serving bowl

black rooster octagonal shell mirror

black rooster svelte chandelier

black rooster solar flare dresser

black rooster tiered glass sconce

black rooster tufted daybed

black rooster tumbling cubes pendant

black rooster urchin table lamp

black rooster ultra cool coffee table

Check out the amazing selection of accessories, seating, tables, lighting, artwork, storage, beds, rugs, kids and seasonal decor for more.

And for today, that’s all I’ve got.

Check back this week for my full ORC source post, as well as a reveal of my master bedroom:)


Giveaway !!!! Jonathan Adler Canisters from 219

First, I have to tell you that I think my One Room Challenge bathroom might actually be done in time to photograph before I leave for London tomorrow night.  A HUGE amount of work got completed this weekend thanks to a brand spanking new contractor who was willing to come in last minute and pick up where Super Allen (many of you have sent well wishes to my Allen so please know I’ve passed them on to him…he’s resting up and feeling much better after some time off:) left off. We’ll call my newbie Jamie the Magnificent because that’s what he is…he’s seriously taken me from ‘no chance lance’ on the finishing to totally in the realm of maybe completing this sucker on time. I’ve spent the last three days scraping silicon of shower glass, CLR’ing the crap out of hardware and fixtures and spray painting every piece of trim and window sill there is so stay tuned my friends. I’m VERY hopeful that I might just be able to pull out a reveal on Wednesday yet. And since so much of the construction work has happened in the last week, I’ll do a full behind the scenes progress post after the big reveal one just so I can show you all that separately for the pretty after shots:)

For today though, I’ve got some very exciting news to share, thanks to my amazing sponsor 219

219 logo

As most of you know, this shop is one of my absolute go-tos for fabulous decor, furniture and lighting.

Carrying lines like Bernhardt, Visual Comfort, Oly Studio, Jonathan Adler, Century Furniture…

abbot dining table 219

knuckle mirror 219


blackandwhiteabstract 219

dorwin chair 219

wendy bench 219

green vintage chairs 219

drew skirted sofa 219

italian chair 219


busts 219

…well, it’s full of good, let’s just say that.

You might also know that 219 is actually a sponsor for this round of the ORC, which is PS…pure awesomeness.

Knowing that they carry Jonathan Adler, I quickly decided on a pair of these black and white puppies for my bathroom…

jonathan adler glitter canisters 219 giveaway

jonathan adler secrets canister shop 219 giveaway

…and I have to say, I really lurv them a whole heck of a lot.


And because I love you too, I’m thrilled like Sunday morning to be able to offer you a GIVEAWAY…. for….


That’s right, these two beauties could be yours.

To enter:

Just leave a comment below

And if you want extra entries:

1. Follow 219 on Facebook

2. Follow 219 on Pinterest

3. Follow 219 on Instagram

That gives you a grand total of 4 possible entries. And like always, please leave a separate comment for each so that the random number generator can pick you.

Bon chance friends.

I’ll draw for the winner when I get back from England on Sunday.

Oh and don’t forget…you have today only to get your entries in for my Citizen Atelier/Gray Malin art giveaway. I’ll be drawing for the winner of that tonight!



I have to apologize for my absence this past week. As many of you know, I was in Chicago this past weekend to visit #projectgreenbay in person and while in the security line on the way home, I realized that I left my computer there….soooooo dumb! Thankfully, my sister UPS’d it back to me and it just arrived in my very happy hands last night.

I have a lot to catch up including a little master bedroom reveal thanks to IKEA and of course, all my updates from #projectgreenbay.

But first, I have to announce the winner of the Keaton and Co. monogrammed pillow giveaway!

So without further ado on that one, a huge congrats to…

winner keaton and co


A beautiful custom monogrammed 16×16″ pillow is yours…please email me so I can get it all ordered up for you.

And for everyone else, make sure you check out the amazing selection of monogrammed goodness at Keaton and Co. for yourself…so much pretty!

Oh and check back later today…I’m hoping to get another post up with my IKEA reveal:)


GIVEAWAY!!!! Keaton and Co.

Every once and a while I stumble upon something that is just so utterly fabulous, I literally can’t wait to share it with you.

Such is the case with my absolute favourite monogram company…

keaton and co banner photo

A little bio from the incredibly talented shop owner Jen…

Keaton & Co. is a Toronto-based online boutique featuring high quality modern monogrammed goods. The company was founded in 2012 by Jennifer Martinez, who developed a passion for luxury fashion and home decor after working in the magazine industry. On a quest to find stylish and unique wedding gifts for her friends, Jennifer discovered her love for creating personalized goods. Each item at Keaton and Co. is lovingly designed and stitched at her studio in Toronto.”

Some of you may already have seen my brand spanking new Keaton and Co. monogrammed pillow on Insta…if not, please feast your eyes on this magic…

keaton and co christine dovey pillow

I have to tell you that it’s even prettier in person…the black linen is heavenly and the gold thread just so so perfect.

And to see what else Keaton and Co. can do, please observe…

keaton and co bag

keaton and co monogram napkins

keaton and co monogram

keaton and co monogramming

keaton and co mr and mrs pillowcases

keaton and co napkin 2

keaton and co napkin

keaton and co wedding bags

keaton and co pjs

keaton and co navy pillow

keaton and co feather napkins

keaton and co pink pillow

keaton and co tote bag

…and then ask me how much I sincerely NEED all of it…especially those Mr and Mrs pillowcases…pretty sure I’ll be adding those to my shopping cart today.
It’s all just so unbelievably good…especially when you realize that every bag, pillow, napkin etc. is monogrammed by hand!
And now my friends, since I know you want some of this Keaton and Co. fabulousity for your very own, the cherry on this Keaton and Co. cupckake is….
Starting today and running until this Saturday, you have a chance to win:
 A 16″ x 16″ square monogrammed pillow that you can custom make  from the Keaton and Co. selection of 11 fabric colours (all 100% pure linen), over 30 thread colours, and over 50 monogram styles. Your pillow will be handcrafted by Jen in her Toronto studio, and professionally sewn/filled with a down insert.

How amazing is that?!?!?!

To enter: Simply leave a comment below telling me how much you love Keaton and Co.

For extra entries (and remember YOU MUST leave a SEPARATE comment for each one for the extras to count)…

1. Follow Keaton and Co. on Instagram

2. Sign up to follow the Keaton and Co. newsletter

That makes for 3 chances to win!!!!

Good luck!!!!