Tag Archive | "Colour"

A Shared Point of View

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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The colour scheme in my flat is unorthodox, I’m the first to admit it. So I was oddly delighted to see Share Design featuring the Estorage Tablei by Rich Brilliant Willing for IKEA’s PS Collection. It’s as if the piece was riffing on my own living room, the colours are nearly identical. I couldn’t put the Estorage Tablei in my space if I wanted to, it would be matchier than matchy.

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Holiday Spirit on Display

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Shops on my block put up their holiday windows last weekend and I've been meaning to blog about them ever since. Newcomer, Parterre Flowers (1114 Yonge Street), open just three short months, is the star of the street with a window that really transports me. Festive but also creative, the window features a shop specialty, topiary animals. Putti nearly best the florist with twin displays, one white, one pink -- tres fabulous!

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Summer Jacquard

Friday, May 17, 2013


I'm not one to change up my decor with the seasons but I make an exception with bedding: warmer temps call for lighter blankets and so I've recently switched up my heavier duvet cover for a light-weight, cotton jacquard that I purchased in India. Jacquard patterns are loomed rather than printed so the image is reversed on the underside. In this case I believe the orange (above right) is the top side but I prefer the taupe-y reverse, which goes better with the wall colour, Farrow & Ball's Dauphin.

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IDS 13: Not Enough WOW

Friday, January 25, 2013


It's design week in Toronto and I'm busier than a Christmas elf on December 24th. So today's post is a fast and dirty recap of last night's big kick-off party for IDS 13. I was underwhelmed by the 15th annual Interior Design Show. There were some great moments — pieces I loved, spaces that sang -- but when all was said and done there just wasn't enough WOW on the floor. Riffing on the theme of How Do You Work? only BlackLab Architects really delivered with a simple but magnificently effective backdrop wall made of coloured pencil crayons. It was the strongest moment in the entire show.

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Blue Leopard . . . Purrr

Friday, January 11, 2013


The sale signage caught my attention and when I looked in the window and saw the blue leopard print from Frette, well, I knew I was back to blogging. Charming sales rep Hema explained that this is a new pattern for Frette, makers of some of the world's finest bedding. The shop, Palais Royale House & Home also carries Yves Delorme, Sferra and the divine Pratesi. Bedding is one area I encourage splurge. I would rather have one fantastic set that gets washed and put right back on the bed than a linen closet full of poor quality sheets.

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