Style in 7 – 219

Style in 7 – 219

As promised, it’s time to delve back into the world that is…



…and today, I’m so happy to introduce you all to a new blog that I know is going to be one we’re all soon talking about.

Founded by neighbours and friends, Christine and Sarah (and PS, they had a leg up in my love department since I’m Christine and my sister is Sara) their new blog 219 is devoted to all things interior design…as two self-confessed decor obsessed mamas, the two also have plans to open a shop so stay tuned on that front.

For now, I’ll tell you that I’m VERY smitten with what they’ve already put together.

Their blog is crisp, modern and filled to the brimski with pretty.

I stumbled upon shots of their homes in one post and well…

…we’re clearly speaking the same language…I mean that chinoiserie console and the vintage perfume bottles…delish…and don’t get me started on Sarah’s dining room…it’s seriously one of the best spaces I maybe have seen…ever.  The JRS painting…those chairs…the lamps…the sheers…luuuuuuuuuv.

Anyone that can put rooms together like these two seem to be able to, clearly deserve a little love in the follow/admire/read blog department so without further ado…their fabo Style in 7…


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Welcome! 

We’re Sarah and Christine from the blog 219 and we’re SO excited to be guest posting on the fabulous blog that is Bijou & Boheme, sharing our Style in 7!! 
Okay, so trying to come up with 7 things that best represented BOTH our styles was not an easy task! There is so much that we love and it’s a bit of a moving target, so we thought that the best way to capture would be to illustrate some of the design principles that especially resonate. 

It all starts with… 
  • Mix it up! Sarah and I completely agree – the rooms that have us coming back for more are those that layer and blend different periods, pieces and styles!

  • It’s the little things… Whether it be architectural elements, fabrics, wallcoverings, fixtures, trim, accessories, you name it – details distinguish!!
  • Impact – This can come in any number of forms  – unexpected pairings, art, furniture, fabrics, textures, colours, etc. – but every space needs at least one thing that draws you in and leaves you wishing…
  • Classics – lines, pieces, colour combos etc. E.g. French pieces, black/white/cream colour combo, slipper chair, Billy Baldwin-style sofa, French-pleat linen draperies – classics anchor a room and you can play around with the rest. 
  • Balance – Victoria Webster summed it up best when she said: “I like having a lot to look at without it being busy”. Back to principle #1 and the art of effectively blending and layering!
  • Vintage/antique – So much goodness – a great art deco side table, vintage sputnik chandelier, great Louis chair etc. 
Stay tuned! 219 will be opening it’s ‘blog boutique’ in the coming weeks, which will carry our favourite vintage/antique finds in addition to some new lines!

  • Keep it real! – Sure we’ve deliberated over the placement of a piece for more time than we care to admit, but overall, we like spaces that feel authentic, accessible, and lived-in – not contrived or deliberate. 
A house is your home and haven and a mirror of yourself and your family, so tell the story! We both have our favourite pictures and our kiddos’ artwork diffused throughout the house as well as the things nearest and dearest to who we are and what we are about! 

And yes, we both are completely obsessed with anything gold, shiny, vintage, pink, leopard print and expensive… we just couldn’t fit it all in! 

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who took the time to read this and again to Christine for letting us be a part of her amazing B & B world! 

Hope to see you again soon!

Sarah and Christine xo

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I’m counting these two as definite ones to watch and am pretty damn excited for their little ‘blog boutique’ to open.
You can follow along with the fun HERE.
xo

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3 Comments
  • Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home
    Posted at 09:09h, 19 September Reply

    oh my gosh – i love this idea! what a great podium for people. thanks for the intro C

  • Elizabeth // The Now
    Posted at 11:03h, 19 September Reply

    A. I am so glad the series is back. B. what an awesome intro to this fab blog and very talented ladies. C. ummmm those are their rooms?????? GORGE!!! I love Christine and Sara already!!! xoxo

  • Katy Costner
    Posted at 12:36h, 19 September Reply

    They have amazing style – can’t wait to see their boutique!!!

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