Wild in the City

Hello again!  It’s Victoria Day weekend and the official start of planting season so my post today will feature urban gardens.  Even though the weather is still pretty cold here for gardening, as we have pretty much just gotten through the worst winter ever, I can confidently say that people are out and about planning… Continue reading Wild in the City

Helpful Tips · Inspiration · My Projects

DIY Tack Board

Hi there!  In an ode to office organization I wanted to post one of my last projects which was a DIY tack board.  Couldn’t find anything interesting or pretty in the tack board department so I decided to craft one myself.  Off to Michaels I went and there I found an inexpensive, medium-sized tack board… Continue reading DIY Tack Board

Inspiration · Trends

Colour Trends 2014: Part 4 of 4

Good day!  The last component to our colour trends series is here.  This one termed ‘Curiosity’ by Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2014 palette is shown below: Source Muted tones in both cool greys and warm browns combine to create something a little odd and different.  Add a little colour and you have something even more unusual and… Continue reading Colour Trends 2014: Part 4 of 4

Inspiration · Trends

Colour Trends – Part 3 of 4

Happy Sunday!   On to the third part of our colour trends series.  Today’s colour palette from Sherwin William’s Colormix 2014 presentation is ‘Intrinsic’.  It has a rather tribal, eclectic and fun feel to it.  The colours in this palette are bright and earthy and are in line with the design trend toward handmade crafts,… Continue reading Colour Trends – Part 3 of 4

Inspiration · Trends

Colour Trends 2014 – Part 2 of 4

Good day!  As promised here is my second post for colour trends 2014 taken from the Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2014 presentation I attended a few weeks ago.  Today’s colour palette is called ‘Reasoned’ and it is inspired by trends in geometry, 3D printing, negative space, mathematics and technology.   As opposed to last week’s colour palette… Continue reading Colour Trends 2014 – Part 2 of 4

Inspiration · Trends

Colour Trends 2014: Part 1 of 4

Happy Thanksgiving! A couple of weeks ago I attended a presentation held by Sherwin-Williams on Colour Trends for 2014.  I’m pretty excited about the upcoming colours so over the next several weeks I thought I would post inspiration boards in each of the 4 colour categories presented by Sherwin-Williams.  They are: Diaphanous, Reasoned, Intrinsic, and… Continue reading Colour Trends 2014: Part 1 of 4

Inspiration · People and Places

IIDEX 2013: Inspiration All Around!

This year’s IIDEX was a hit!  IIDEX is Canada’s national design and architecture exposition and conference.  To find out more about the following products, just click on the header and it will link to their respective websites. Rob Southcott NewWall Wallcoverings Think: Material Barkas Herman Miller Collection:  Magis Spun Chair It was an all around… Continue reading IIDEX 2013: Inspiration All Around!