Thinking About 7 – #10

Thinking About 7 – #10

We haven’t done a 7s post in a while and since I have a few things/links I want to direct you to, now’s the time as it were.
1. Just in time for Canada Day weekend, Style at Home has a fabulous feature running right now,  showcasing 11 amazing Canuck designers…
…and their most beloved spaces.
This dining room created by Samantha Sacks has me particularly breathless (those doors make me crazypants)…
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…and trust me, there’s SO many other pretty spaces to peruse.
Click HERE to see the one space each designer is particularly proud of.
2. Speaking of some of my Canadian favourites, if you’re looking for statement lighting and decor, you simply must check out Mod Pieces…my friend Lia re-invents vintage lighting to make beauties like these…
…and has also added a brand spanking new line of pillows.
I’m quite obsessed with their graphic goodness…
…and am pretty sure that the b/w ink blot and confetti numbers will have to find a place in the new house.
The extra good news is that for this weekend only, and in celebration of Canada Day, Mod Pieces is offering up 25% off EVERYTHING in the shop…
…so if you’re in the market for some gorgeous pillows and lamps, shop away my friends.
3. Still on the Canadian bent, but in a completely different direction, I really want to direct all of you our there to an event being held by an old work friend of my husbands.
A few years back, this friend and his family were given the devastating news that their precious daughter Danielle had cancer of the brain…this diagnosis came a mere two weeks after the birth of their second child Leah.
Thankfully, sweet Danielle is now cancer free!!!
Her family has since set up a foundation and in their own words….
First, thank you for your interest in Danielle’s Dream!!
Danielle’s Dream Foundation was created to support organizations caring for families fighting pediatric cancer.
On March 17th, 2010 our daughter Danielle was diagnosed with brain cancer. This diagnosis came just two weeks after the birth of our daughter Leah.  As you can imagine, the stress of facing the challenge before us was staggering.
Thankfully we had help, and lots of it. Organizations like McMaster Children’s Hospital, The Ronald McDonald of Hamilton, The Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO), Sick Kids Hospital, The Ronald McDonald House of Toronto, Canadian Cancer Society, The Children’s Wish Foundation, Help a Child Smile, Children’s Miracle Network as well as numerous private donors and fundraisers that aided us in immeasurable ways.  We were and are blessed.
Now that we are on the other side of our journey, with two healthy children and the world to be thankful for, it is our turn to pay it forward, hence the creation of the foundation.
Within the umbrella of the foundation there will be numerous events in the years to come to support each of the aforementioned groups in their efforts to help others win their fight.

We learned that when we focus our energies and efforts, Impossible is Nothing. Please help us make a difference in the world for friends, families, and the futures of our fellow Canadians facing the trials and tribulations of pediatric cancer.
All proceeds from our events will go straight to those that need it most, and we will be creating multiple events with specific organizations in mind. We would never think of doing this any differently, nor would we take anything for what we do as we truly love paying forward the support that we received.
We thank you for your help making a difference in the world!

So…in an effort to help spread the word about this gorgeous family and their amazing foundation, I’d love to tell you about their current fundraising event.

Two events will be running in July that you can either attend or sponsor…the first is…

…a golf tourney being held at Piper’s Heath on July 25th…you can click HERE to sponsor or register this event.
The second is…
…which is being held on July 27th at Otellos in Oakville…you can click HERE to register or sponsor this event.
Though, I’m not one to usually ask for monetary help on this blog, I’m making an exception today because this is such a beautiful family and such an amazing cause…I’d be forever grateful if you could help out.
4. I was so excited when I opened my inbox yesterday to see a note from one of my absolute favourite  wallpaper companies, Porter Teleo.
I’ve been a humungous jimbo fan of their patterns and am absolutely insisting that I get some of this…
…action in #projectdreamhouse…thinking the big girl’s bedroom for either of the first two patterns, and the classic tangled goodness for either the foyer or playroom.
On top of all of this pattern heaven, PT has just released some new wallpapers, inspired by artists  Mark Rothko and Claude Monet respectively…

…and it’s all VERY VERY GOOD.
5.  Speaking of Porter Teleo, I spied this shot on Pinterest this morning…
Porter Teleo Tangled on cabinet doors conceal a television and become art. Architectural Digest. Photo: Nikolas Koenig
…and am so inspired by how their wallpaper was used to disguise a TV…the application has turned an ugly boob toob into a gorgeous work of art…love, love, love.
I actually found lots to adore this morning on our favourite picture banking site.
Also inspired by the idea of…
A dining room that can double as a library and work room…
Apartment in Sicily by Jerry Maggi & Mehall Griffey Interiors - ELLE DECOR, photo by photography by Gianni Franchellucci
…metal shelving in the kitchen…
fab bar by Kelly Wearstler,  photo by Grey Crawford/ brass upper cabinets and stools
House Beautiful 2012 Kitchen of the Year by Mick De Giulio/ metal shelving
…massive conservatories….
sun room
…black Nero marble…
Gil Schafer, classic marble bath
Cafe Zanzibar....İstanbul....black mable
…and aside from literally EVERYTHING Kelly Wearstler does, this idea of a wall of antique mirror…
Bel Air Home by Kelly Wearstler/ wall of antique mirrors
6.  I’ve added a few more furniture pieces to my #projectdreamhouse wish list.
…and would look smashing with some modern chairs around it…thinking numbers like these would be gorge in combination…
Leather and brass chairs, 1970s
I’m also majorly lusting after these stools for the kitchen…
BV stool with back for kitchen - the seat is available in a variety of fabrics
Apparently I have a thing for black leather when it’s combined with brass.
7. This post is already WAAAAY too long so I’m going to sign off for now and wish you all here in Canada, a very happy long holiday weekend…
To everyone else, happy normal weekend;)
I’ll see you all back here on Tuesday the 2nd.
xo 

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