One Room Challenge…Version 2.0 – The REVEAL!!!

It’s week 6…

one room challenge christine dovey

…and I really can’t believe I’m finally at the part where I get to say ‘I’m done and so excited to reveal my space’. The truth is, I really am so so excited. This room has been a long dumb road to get to. One that I’m not sure I’d do again honestly…re: renovating/bulding. I jumped into the 6 week challenge way back last fall when the room didn’t even exist. I mean it did in terms of being a drawing on a floorplan but in real life/actual space form, not so much. I naively thought that I had a change of willing it together in time to reveal but the gods just seemed to hate me…mostly because we just couldn’t get a damn roof on the thing, which meant, nothing could really happen inside. After some big effort from everyone involved at that time (builder, me, husband etc.,) this is where I started…aka the befores…

…and this is a glimpse of where we were come reveal time…

So yah…not #ideal.

If you missed that live action fun, you can catch up on my version one below…

Week One . Week Two . Week Three . Week Four . Week Five . Week Six

Fast forward to this round of the One Room Challenge and 6 weeks ago from today. Picture me sitting in a hotel room, waiting to actually move into the house that this little terror of a room I’m describing belonged to. I woke up on the day link ups were scheduled to start and though I hadn’t planned on taking part (because to be totally and brutally honest, I really didn’t need to add anything to my plate after a year long reno that almost killed me in so many ways,) I dove in at the last minute and posted pictures of the room that wasn’t…or wasn’t yet.  At the end of the day, I think I just needed some sort of closure on my failure last go around. I’m the kind of person that HATES not doing what I’ve signed up to do. Hates. So…in I jumped. In my head, it was going to be a much easier road than any of my other ORC goes. This time, there would be no construction. No relying on trades. No excuses. I had total control over getting this room done on time and the way I wanted. Or so I thought;)

If you missed this go around, see below…

Week One . Week TwoWeek Three . Week Four . Week Five

And to recap, in terms of before for this kick at the can, this is where version 2.0 started…

…or more accurately in terms of 6 weeks ago…here’s where things were…

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I had an empty room with no furniture but happily, walls/wallpaper/millwork/paint were done.

So…all I had to do was what I love most…design, decorate, re-upholster, art/primp the heck out of the place.

It sounded real easy. But as always, it wasn’t a cake-walk.

For one, I just couldn’t nail down the right fabric for the chairs I planned on using. Also, I was feeling sort of blah about the room for a long time. I’m not really sure why in hindsight but I guess I’d just thought about and started at it for way too long. My 6 weeks was more accurately a year and what once felt new, was slowly starting to feel laboured and not like a first kiss.

Fast forward to week four when my hand painted drapery arrived courtesy of my brilliantly talented friend Hollie Cooper. When I showed her what I wanted, I almost instantly thought I might have got it wrong. Maybe the pattern would be too much…or maybe not enough etc. Thankfully, my self-doubt was stupid on this one and what happened after said curtain install was one of those moments us creative types always work for/towards. The minute the drapes went in, my love affair for this room instantly took hold. It became everything I hoped it would be…cozy, comfortable, neutral…but also bold, artistic and slightly ugly…that description might sound weird to some but it’s my favourite type of mix and the moment the curtains happened, the vision for the space became super duper clear. From then on, it was just a matter of taking my brain matter and bringing it really to life.

And in the end, the room did/does do what I wanted it to.

It’s grown up…probably more so than any space I’ve ever designed. It’s maybe a little more ‘decorated’ than I usually do but in a way that doesn’t rely on quirkiness as much as I usually like…instead, it just exists in this sort of comfortable realm of ‘it feels super good to be in’. And for me, I guess that feels like a bit of an evolution in terms of how I see design and well, that’s kind of cool I guess.

And with that giant long monologue, I should probably stop writing and just get to the reveal.

Here’s my little bedroom in professional photographer form, thanks to the incredibly talented/awesome Ashley Capp

one room challenge christine dovey ashley capp master bedroom

one room challenge christine dovey ashley capp master bedroom

one room challenge christine dovey ashley capp master bedroom

one room challenge christine dovey ashley capp master bedroom

one room challenge christine dovey ashley capp master bedroom

one room challenge christine dovey ashley capp master bedroom

one room challenge christine dovey ashley capp master bedroom

one room challenge christine dovey ashley capp master bedroom

one room challenge christine dovey ashley capp master bedroom

one room challenge christine dovey ashley capp master bedroom

one room challenge christine dovey ashley capp master bedroom

one room challenge christine dovey ashley capp master bedroom

one room challenge christine dovey ashley capp master bedroom

one room challenge christine dovey ashley capp master bedroom

one room challenge christine dovey ashley capp master bedroom

And then some i-phone ‘diy’ specials…because…as you might notice, the first set have a propped in Platner chair from my living room because my Stellar Works chairs got held up in re-upholstery thanks to my indecision on fabric…

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christine dovey one room challenge master bedroom

christine dovey one room challenge master bedroom

christine dovey one room challenge master bedroom


 christine dovey one room challenge


christine dovey one room challenge

 christine dovey one room challenge

 christine dovey one room challenge

All in all, it’s been a pretty awesome experience seeing this room grow from nothing and I have a whole heck of a lot of people to thank for it getting to where it is now.  As with every round of this crazy challenge, it’s hard not to feel ridiculously grateful for the ORC journey/ Linda for dreaming the whole thing up/ amazing sponsors for making it a little easier and more beautiful/ incredible friends and trades and suppliers for bringing visions to life.

A HUGE thanks to these peeps for getting the bones of the space to where it is now…

RMS– my builders…thanks to them for making my house…truly…having this house turn into what I always dreamed it would be is something I will always be grateful for.

Super Allen/Super Jeremy- I have no words. They are my spirit animals in carpenters form…I love them for always making me feel like what I dream up isn’t out of reach or weird or not doable. They bring to life everything I ever come up with and I’m eternally grateful.

Metrie– my house would be a shell of a house without the interior finishings, millwork and doors from Metrie. This room is no exception. My love for this company and all of their fixings is real.

Para Paints– Loucks Farm for the win…love the warm, dark, taupy grey like no ones business.

Drop it Modern– always a favourite…wallpaper geniuses with the best customer service/customization options in all the land. This company has come through for me in terms of wallpaper dreams over and over again. Love x so so much.

Alexanian– my room is grounded with the white oak floors that run through the whole house and I love them in real and deep ways. So thankful to have worked with them on my whole house.

Fieldstone Windows– double hung windows that I got to paint the colour of my walls and that fulfill all my window dreams ever = happiness.

Trumeau Stones– true craftsmanship is something that’s hard not to admire and seeing my limestone fireplace(s) installed in this new house was something that made me feel so incredibly grateful. Our bedroom surround is truly the focal point of the room and I couldn’t love it more.

Hollie Cooper Interiors– no words here again…Hollie is my dear dear friend and I treasure her to the moon and back. On top of that, she’s an incredible talent who always manages to take my crazy draper/paint/pillow requests and make them real. As I mentioned earlier in the post, the drapery she made for this room (and moss green silk + Hollyhock pillows,) are my favourite.

J and J Made– upholsterer of my unicorn dreams…that’s all I have to say on that front. When you can re-do a settee and pair of chairs on one week, you’re forever A-Ok in my books. Also, the quality of the upholstery is business.

Karastan– all I have to say here is leopard in carpet form. Love.

Crystorama– I’m a vintage lighting lover so new crystal has always scared me a bit…enter Crystorama and I’m a total convert. ADORE the bedroom chandy.

DecoratorsBest– fabric nirvana…that is all. My settee is so much happier in its Pindler and Pindler black vinyl glory.

JF Fabrics– Stellar Works chairs are soooooo much more handsome with their new wool covers/moss green silk pillows.

Black Rooster Decor– I could never ever do a room without a little BR furniture/art/accessory goodness in it…ever. For this reveal, it’s all about the white vase/morrocan table/graphic art/reindeer hide/applique pillow happiness.

Druthers and Hammond– custom makers of so many good things. My nightstands had to be designed to perfectly fit in a really narrow space and they do…and the finish is sublime…and I love love love how they look.

Upper Canada Specialty Hardware– this room has the same black hardware as the rest of my house and I love it so hard. UCSH is an amazing resource with the best, best selection.

Park Blvd– I didn’t love texture in the way I do now until I discovered this pillow company. Their textiles are just beyond and I’m so happy to have some Scottish wool/ lambswool in this room…it just makes it all infinitely more cozy.

Arianna Belle– I don’t think I’ve ever worked on a project and not had one of her pillows…I finally got to use my fave Kubus in this space and lurv it.

Nicole Cohen– the most inspiring creative talent I know and someone I’m lucky to call a friend…her photography is splashed all over this room.

Society 6– art + great prices + a huge variety…so good.

Anewall– I love this store…plain and simple. I think every room of my new house has a little anewall in it. Their love and admiration for history mixed with a little edge is totally my jam.

Minted– art love again…so many beautiful pieces to select from…my fireplace car is an all time favourite.

Fiori Oakville– a room of mine would never be the same without their flowers…ever.

(And some other source goodness…Chairs- Stellar Works; Linen bedding- West Elm; Sheets, marble vase and wood ball- HomeSense; Art (not noted already)- Leigh Viner, IKEA, vintage; Throws- Elte and HomeSense; Console table- Vern and Vera; Vase and Jonathan Adler canister- Shop 219; Brass script- Gleena Ceramics; Cotton- Sheridan nurseries; Mirrors, cone, bust and wood form- vintage; Ceiling medallion- Home Depot; Platner chair- vintage; Settee- Flik and Company; Picture frames- Michaels and IKEA; Canvas wrapping- Art Printing; Book- Indigo; Candle- H&M Home; Sconces- CB2)

And with that, I think this reveal is a wrap:)))

If you haven’t done so already, make sure you venture over to see all of the incredible reveals from the featured designers

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AND…also dive in to see all that my fellow linkers have put together…so many good things to be enjoyed and inspired by.

Until next time!!!

*** edit…for some bizarre reason, my comment box doesn’t seem to be working, which on an ORC reveal day, is a pretty large bummer. If any wordpress geniuses out there know why this might be happening, I’d so appreciate the help!!! In the meantime, you can leave a comment by replying to mine if you feel so inclined:)


One Room Challenge – Week Four

Hi and welcome to week 4 of my kick at the…

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PS…so far said can has not been hit.  I’ve been swinging a lot but no direct contact has been made lol.

If you’ve been following my ORC game through weeks one, two and three, you know I probably bit off a little more than I can chew by deciding to make over a room in my #projectflip renovation that didn’t even really exist at the start of the 6 week challenge.

You’ve probably also come to the conclusion that making this decision renders me a tad nuts but to be fair, when I signed up for this challenge round a few months back, I really did believe construction would be farther along.  If things like permit delays and asbestos hadn’t gotten in the way, I’d sooooo be in a better spot.

As it stands though, I’ve been dealt a bit of a shizzly hand and started a few Wednesdays back with nothing more than some framed walls and a sheeted floor.

And after 3 tumultuous roller coaster weeks, here is where I now stand.

My incredible contractor (my favourite person on earth right now) installed a fake roof so that we could move forward on getting the room’s electrical and HVAC done…it also meant that drywall could go up this week…

christine dovey one room challenge construction

christine dovey one room challenge construction

christine dovey one room challenge construction

christine dovey one room challenge construction

christine dovey one room challenge construction

christine dovey one room challenge construction

Now because it’s October in Canada, a tarp was laid on top of the temporary roof so that we could keep the bedroom looking like this….

christine dovey one room challenge construction

…rather than like this…

christine dovey one room challenge construction

…on the ensuite side of things. Oy.

The drywall/rain/temporary roof situation was pretty aces in terms of letting us move things along but of course, not a permanent solution so when the most beautiful trusses of all time finally showed up this past Friday…

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…there was much rejoicing.

And then, as if the heavens actually opened up as if to reveal a giant warm hug, a real roof magically started to appear…

christine dovey one room challenge construction

christine dovey one room challenge construction

christine dovey one room challenge construction

christine dovey one room challenge construction

christine dovey one room challenge construction

christine dovey one room challenge construction

Which after two days of massive effort from the construction crew, brought us to last night at around 8pm and a completely trussed and sheeted roof.

All good news.

Except a giant monsoon like storm is scheduled for today (Wednesday if you’re reading later in the week) and plywood planks won’t keep that business out of dodge so once again, tarps are going up and nailed down.

So…hopefully as you read this, the tarps are holding strong and water is being kept out of my nicely drywalled room because you know…floors, moulding, wallpaper and the like is all supposed to start happening like yesterday…no biggie.

Deep breaths.

Of course, aside from construction adrenaline party, this week had other perks.

To start, Nuart Framing did a killer job on my Maude Aresenualt piece from the Print Atelier and alongside my Maja Cunningham car photo from Minted , it’s a nice little his and hers moment…

christine dovey one room challenge maude arsenault and minted photographs

Also, Hollie Cooper (my dear friend and the bestest pillow maker around) dropped off my Kelly Weartler Mineral Velvet/Robert Allen black leather pillows…

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christine dovey one room challenge decoratorsbest pillows kelly wearstler velvet leather trim hollie cooper interiors

…and I’m obsessed with them…a huge thank you to DecoratorsBest on the fabric/trim front.

And while still on the topic of textiles, my Arianna Belle Pierre Frey Kubus lumbar pillow also arrived…and well, it’s delicious…

one room challenge christine dovey pierre frey kubus pillow arianna belle

Next up on the good textile news front…I made a little visit to Tonic Living headquarters to pick up my pink linen drapes.

1. The curtains are all kinds of awesome…

christine dovey one room challenge tonic living drapery

christine dovey one room challenge tonic living drapery

2. So is the store…

christine dovey one room challenge tonic living

And finally, on the gianormous plus side of ORC life, Trumeau Stones installed my hearth…

christine dovey one room challenge trumeau stones hearth

…and sent me these progress pics of my fireplace nirvana…

christine dovey one room challenge trumeau stones fireplace

christine dovey one room challenge trumeau stones fireplace

christine dovey one room challenge trumeau stones

And that alone, easily makes up for the stress of everything else.

So. In. Love.

PSA…if you’re in the market for a custom fireplace surround and live anywhere remotely close to Toronto, Trumeau Stones my friends…Trumeau Stones.

So…to summerize this week:

1. Construction continued to be a roller coaster ride of joy/terror.

2. My contractor continued to shock and amaze by pulling out every possible stop to try and make this happen for me…as of Tuesday at 8pm, he was texting me from a window store trying to find something temporary to put up so that we could seal the room and really push forward on interior stuff.  I call that DEDICATION.

3. More pretty arrived from fabulous ORC sponsors and I feel super duper grateful.

4. I still have a crapload to get done…and it’s more than just a little overwhelming…once again, the ORC has made me exceedingly happy wine exists.

Here’s the schedule of what still has to happen before reveal…if the construction photos weren’t clue enough lol…

Wednesday- inspections and install of a temporary window until the real one is delivered early December

Thursday- more inspections and installation of temperature control measures so that we can lay our wood floor; ceiling drywall

Friday- wood floor goes in…as does the fireplace; more inspections and hopefully the all clear to soldier on

Saturday- Monday- wall moulding install a la #superallen

Tuesday- painting

Wednesday-Thursday- wallpaper install

Friday- lighting and drapery install and the furniture moving from my house 3 doors down to this one

Saturday- more furniture install and styling

Sunday- photo shoot

Are you laughing yet? I am…it’s all I can do so as to not completely loose my mind. 10 days my friends…10 days. Glug, Glug, Glug.

Oh and my husband just left on a 9 day business trip…cue whatever song screams woe is me please.

Here’s hoping this talented lot is fairing slightly better…

One Room Challenge Fall 2015 Participants

…with all kinds of pretty non-construction photos to share with you this week:)
Oh…speaking of pictures..check back later if you feel up to it…because work finished after dark last night, I wasn’t able to take some snaps of the sheeted roof in place…I’ll do that after I drop the kidlets off at school and upload them to this post…I might even get super fancy and do a little Periscope action…we shall see.

One Room Challenge – Week Three

If you’re new to this little One Room Challenge gig, the basic gist revolves around transforming a room of your choosing in just 6 short weeks.

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” Oh my goodness…that’s so easy- I’ve got this in the bag” …. said no one ever.

I for one am having a hard time accepting that we’re already here at week 3.

Oh vey as they say.

As you may know, I decided on my master bathroom.

In week one, I felt pretty excited and confident about the whole thing.

Week two was one of those weeks that just sort of felt like a hurricane…busy and crazy…up and down and all around again.

The foolery of it all resulted in a post that I hope didn’t come off too whiny brother like.

The good news though was that mucho progress got made and at the end of week 2.0, I felt good about where we were.

And then week 3 happened and well, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I’m a little scared I might not actually finish this business in time.

Here’s why….my marble wall tile was supposed to be delivered last Friday but some mix-up meant it’s been delayed until the day after tomorrow.

So, with no tile, we sort of hit a bit of a standstill in terms of what work could get done.

Thankfully, Super Allen did get every ounce of prep finished so that when the marble comes, we’ll be ready and able to slap that goodness up fast styles.

To review this week that was in terms of construction…

1. The drywall was repaired and re-hung in places that it needed to be…

christine dovey bathroom demolition drywall

2. The floor got a layer of scratch coat or whatever that stuff is over the existing penny tile and in the shower….

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christine dovey bathroom demolition shower

3. The foundation for the shelves for behind the tub got constructed and installed…

christine dovey bathroom demolition

And I guess things have to look worse before they can get better because right??!?!

Yikes…pretty sure it’s looking uglier in there now than last week but I’m hoping Humpty will start to get put back together again as of tomorrow, once the tile gets here.

In the meantime, and to help me feel better about progress etc., let’s now switch to less destruction shall we?

Re: that wood box that will become shelves…this is how I see that coming together in the end….

one room challenge built in shelves christine dovey bathroom marble

Imagine what’s there now covered in the marble tiles. We’ll be using the ripped up thresholds that used to sit on the back of the tub and on the shower to make the shelves out of.

And then there’s the stuff I ordered this week.

Because Allen was in full demo mode, and because there wasn’t much for me to oversee in terms of install, I concentrated on nailing down some finishing details because let’s face it…when you have extra time on your hands and aren’t able to really do much else, some good old fashioned online shopping always manages to lift the spirits:)

So…thanks to some amazing ORC sponsors, I signed on the dotted line for…

1. A ying/yang collection of soaps from Biscuit Home Goods.

one room challenge christine dovey style bathroom makeover sponsor biscuit home rance tuberrose soap blackbird licorice soap

2.  A pair of black and white framed photographs from Minted.

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3. Some Jonathan Adler canisters from one of my favourites, 219.

one room challenge bathroom makeover christine dovey style sponsor jonathan adler canisters 219

4. 4. A bench (that I might DIY depending on what that white fabric ends up looking like) and a pink Ferm Living Basket from Wayfair.

one room challenge christine dovey style bathroom makeover sponsor wayfair upholstered bench ferm living wire basket

5. The prettiest towel rack and toilet paper holder I ever did see from the extremely fabulous, Lux Holdups.

one room challenge christine dovey style bathroom makeover sponsor lux holdups lucite towel rack lucite and chrome toilet paper holder

6. A stunning piece of custom artwork in shades of pink, grey and white from Kontal – Kontil.

one room challenge christine dovey style bathroom makeover sponsor kontal kontil painting

I also finally decided on a toilet.

Sidenote on that one…I hate toilets. I find them uniformly ugly and think most look like Daffy Duck.  I had originally hoped we could do a wall hung number but because the plumbing wall is an external one, that’s a no go.

So…after MUCH debate and MUCH research, I landed on this Duravit one piece lady, that I picked up from PMF plumbing.

She’s very budget friendly and I like that the bottom part is clean and not all full of gobbly gook…I’m hoping the less fussed shape will make for easier cleaning etc…

one room challenge toilet duravit durastyle one piece

I also don’t hate that she’s modern but still sort of round, which I’m hoping will mean some good vibes alongside the traditional vanity and more clean lined stuff that’s also going to happen in there….like our shower door …

one room challenge metal framed shower door christine dovey bathrom makeover

We’re going to be use some sort of metal off the shelf channel stuff to fit around the piece of glass we ripped out and will be re-using for the shower.

The same metal border will also be used to frame the mirror that will extend beyond the console from floor to about 1′ from the ceiling…sort of like this…

one room challenge christine dovey style bathroom makeover mirror behind vanity inspiration

And finally, to close out this week on a super positive…my Endeavour Neon ‘reverie’ sign arrived and is maybe my favourite thing ever…

one room challenge christine dovey bathroom makeover endeavour neon sign

I can’t WAIT to see it in the bathroom.

Speaking of the later and being able to hang this thing of beauty…

As I mentioned earlier, I’m REALLY hoping that by the time next Wednesday rolls around, tile will be up on the walls so that the floor tile can start to happen. Did I tell you that the later is being delivered to Lewiston, NY? Well it is…saves major on brokerage and shipping to have it shipped within the US…my good husband will be driving down to pick that goodness up when it arrives.

Anyhoo…once tile goes up I know the ensuite will look WAY less like the bathroom waste-land that it does now.

I’m also optimistic that seeing marble will make me feel better about the ginormous to-do list that still needs to be conquered…

1. Tile walls, shower and built in shelves

2. Drive to NY state to pick up floor tiles

3. Tile floors

4. Order custom piece of mirror to sit behind vanity

5. Frame vanity mirror in black metal and install

6. Frame shower class in black metal and install

7. Purchase caps and cords for pendant lights

8. Move electrical and hang pendants

9. Frame any art that needs framing

10. Hang neon sign and art

12. Clean

13. Style

Praying has commenced;)

Please join along and cross your fingers and toes that I get my shizzle together before Nov. 5th…any positive vibe love that you could send my way would beaucoup appreciated.

And while you’re at that, please also make sure that you take some time to visit all my fellow ORC’ers to see what magic they’ve been up to this past week…

one room challenge participant list christine dovey style

Abby M. Interiors

Because It’s Awesome

Chinoiserie Chic

The Decorista

Design Chic

The Design Daredevil

Design Darling

Design Indulgence

Design Manifest

House of Turquoise

Jana Bek Design

Jill Sorensen

Maddie G. Designs

Mimosa Lane

A Piece of Toast

The Pink Pagoda

Stone Textile

Waiting on Martha

The Zhush

Trademarked by Calling it Home

Oh and one more request…don’t forget to check in with the ORC linking party… I’ll be checking in to see the progress those 90+ dudes have been up to bright and early Thursday:)

As always, thanks for following along and being the butter and jam on my toast.


Congratulations!!!! And a Fabulous Sponsor Sale!

It’s time my friends!!!!!

A ginormous congrats to lucky randomly number generated #332…

Michelle of…


This stunning framed original drawing from the incredibly talented Zoe Pawlak is yours!!!

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And with this announcement, that corner of my house is now officially very sad…this piece truly is so incredibly beautiful and I feel sooooo grateful that Zoe’s generousity meant I could host such an amazingly awesome giveaway!

Pretty art really does make the world go round…as does fabulously awesome people…of which Ms Zoe definitely is one…


…feeling very lucky to know her via this crazy interweb world:)

A giant congrats again to Michelle…I’ll have this beauty all wrapped up and on her way to you tout suite.

And in other sharing news, I wanted to pass on a fabulous offer from one of my amazing sponsors

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For the month of April, this heavenly shop is offering B&B readers, 20% off store wide…just use code ‘April20‘ to buy up all this sort of goodness…





Time to get your vintage shopping on my friends.

And while you’re at it, support amazingly talented artists and buy original stuff up please…starting with Zoe’s greatness, which you can find here.


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Sponsor Goodness…Miranda Frye…and Steven and Chris…and Strut

I’m taking some time this morning to highlight a few new things from a couple of my fabulous sponsors.
First off, a HUGE welcome to Barrymore Furniture.
For those of you not familiar with this heavenly place, a little blurb…
” An iconic Canadian brand since 1919, Barrymore offers premium comfort custom-crafted upholstery designs made by hand and made for generations.  Defining details are built into the design by expert craftsmen giving every piece perpetual and timeless appeal.”
When you take those words and convert them into what their inventory looks like, here’s a peek…

So beautiful.

I put together a little Polyvore board just so you could see a tad more of the goodness they carry…

With literally thousands of fabrics, finishes and pieces to choose from, the sky is the limit with this place.
I literally can’t wait to incorporate some of their gorgeousness into my designs/client work.
You all know I LOVE Miranda…first off, she’s the sweetest person in the universe….not to mention annoyingly GORGEOUS…

And secondly, her jewelry rocks my face off.
Behold her new collection…

Like I want every single thing…mostly notably the spear in gold with a black jewel…yum, yum.
The good news for all of us is that Miranda Frye is offering up a 25% promo code in conjunction with this new loveliness.
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…to take advantage of that goodness.
3. And finally, if you missed it yesterday, you can catch my latest appearance on…

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There’s a full tour (minus the bathroom) of my basement renovation, along with a little chat about a few of my favourite blogs, which you can read all about HERE.

And good news for my friends in the US…the show airs on the Live Well Network and you can watch the episodes online HERE…my latest one was episode #40 if you want to find it (use their episode guide to help since they don’t air in order etc.:)

And with that, I’ll sign off for now.

I’m spending the day in the big city at this event…

STRUT Tour 2013

…which is a ‘”focused, intimate, hands-on learning experiences for influencers, brands and agencies.”

Looking forward as it were…I’ll be tweeting and instagamming the fun stuff I get up to so stay tuned on that front.

And, I’ll be back tomorrow with some new stuff for sale…you can click back to yesterday’s post if you want to see what’s still up for grabs from that one.



Shop the Sponsors for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I thought it time to update you on some of the loveliness happening in my gorgeous sponsor shops so that gift ideas could be shared with significant others;)
I put together this little Mother’s Day board filled with spring inspired goodies from the absolutely delightful, BRD…
Check out Black Rooster’s blog for links to all the pretty above.
And PS, free shipping within North America until May 15th using code MOM
Did you hear that this amazing jewelry shop has just launched their very own vintage inspired line?
….soooo goodly…
…and so perfect for MD gifties!
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If you’re in the GTA and looking for a super-duper fun way to spend Mother’s Day, why not get a special 2 for $400 gift certificate for a ‘bring  your own project’ 
re-upholstery workshop…
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…you could make things like these for goodness sakes…
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I was perusing their site the other day and saw buckets of lovelies…
…pair of these…
…pair of these…
…and this…
…just to name a few.
Just the kind of thing on my Mother’s Day wishlist.
Honestly, of all the things I’d love to get, Jamie’s online design service that offers access to soooo many great trade only manufacturers, might just be at the top of my list…one look at her crazy good portfolio….

…equals insant ‘please god give me insight into my space’ thoughts!!!
On top of offering up some of the bestest pillows around…
Aomori by Kravet Couture
Intertwine - hand painted silk black on white II - as mentioned in Style at Home Magazine
Turtle Shells
…Pillotopia is also serving up some ‘design in a box‘…
Design Box
Design Box
…and e-design action…
E-Design Services
Great stuff/perfect for that special mom in  your life (or yourself as the case may be;)
What mom wouldn’t want a new fabulous clutch?
That would be none…especially when they look like these sweet things…
Pink Shimmer Clutch, Bridal Party Gift, Wedding Purse, Cosmetics Bag
Muti Floral on Black Clutch, Formal Evening Bag, Wedding purse, Bridesmaids Clutch, Spade Design
Gold Leaf Clutch Purse, Wedding Purse, Bridesmaid Clutch, Formal Evening Bag
Gold Shimmer and Hot Pink Fuchsia Clutch Evening Bag Wedding Purse

Along with her new clutch, mom surely wants one of these leather bad boys

Cooper Commuter Tote - Red

Cooper Commuter Tote - Black

Cooper Shoulder Bag in Cream

Oversize Pouch in Cream

Oversize Pouch in Emerald Green

9. Miranda Frye

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for your choice of gorgeous MF necklace or earrings…

…draw happens Tuesday.

And in the meantime, this fabulous MD deal

…is for you to snap up.