Today is one of those “pinch me, I’m dreaming” days. Design*Sponge has always been one of my go-to’s for design inspiration and today my home is featured on their site. What?!
It took me several years to turn our cookie-cutter condo into a home and it’s great to have these photos to remind us of the transformation and love that went into styling our space. I wanted to take an approach that wasn’t overly decorated or fit into a specific style. Because I love many styles! I simply wanted to be surrounded by the things we love most.
It’s a little bittersweet actually because as this post goes up, we are listing our condo. We’ve decided to sell and hopefully find a bigger space that includes some outdoor space and an extra bedroom. But more on that later.
Head on over to Design*Sponge to see the full tour of my home!
A huge thank you to Design*Sponge, Grace Bonney and contributor Sabrina Smelko for including me on your site. It’s truly an honour!
I’m so excited to finally share some photos from our wedding day, I’ve been meaning to do it for months now! The weeks leading up to the big day were truly memorable. Late nights putting invitations together and creating succulent centrepieces…all with my favourite people. I feel so blessed to have such handy and resourceful parents who helped me build everything from the custom centrepieces (which my dad built by hand from scrap pallet wood) to my Mom creating all the flower arrangements.
Hands down, best day of my life. I have never felt so much love in one room – it was awesome!
Thank you to our amazing photographer, Tara McMullen. You can check out more of our wedding day photos on her blog, here.
Happy New Year Everyone! xo
Happy Monday! Today I am SO excited to share with you the launch of Merry. An online holiday magazine created by Melissa of The Sweet Escape. Whether you’re into traditional or modern decor, handmade or vintage, we’re hoping these pages will inspire you to try something new or encourage you to get crafty this holiday season. Myself and 15 other bloggers have been busy creating, styling and photographing our projects and we hope you love what you see. Check out the Merry Mag here.
This holiday season, I wanted to create a centrepiece that combined organic textures with geometric design. During a walk one afternoon, I picked up some branches which I thought were so beautiful. They were so worn out and weathered but the texture really caught my eye.
I placed them in a glass vase and held them in place with some rocks. And since I love white, I decided to fold several origami gems (I used these templates from minieco) and hung them from the branches.
Since my table is a 6-seater, I’ve always had a difficult time trying to find the right centrepiece to fill the space. I love how large it is, it’s the perfect focal point for my dining room.
Don’t forget to check out the other projects in the magazine to get you inspired for the holiday season —-> #merrymag
I LOVE Christmas. It’s less than 2 months away I’m slowly starting to get my space ready. Today I’m sharing a sneak peek of what’s coming tomorrow, Monday November 17th. The #MerryMag is an online magazine featuring 15 other bloggers sharing their handmade, DIY projects for the holiday season. So if you haven’t started “Christmasing” (is that even a word?!) your home, I’m sure you’ll find tons of inspiration to get you started! So make sure to check back here on Monday for the official launch and to check out another project I’ve worked on for the magazine.
Since I live in a small condo, I don’t really have a lot of horizontal spaces to decorate. I was always disappointed about not having a mantle or a fireplace but now that I have a long console table in the hallway, I have ample space to create some interesting vignettes as the seasons change. I decided to create simple text art using the words, “BE JOLLY”. It’s the last thing I see before I leave and the first thing I see when I get home – a perfect message for the holiday season.
If you like it, download it. I’ve created my holiday art as a free printable! It’s available in 2 sizes: 8″x10″ and 11.75″x11.75″. Photo is shown in 11.75″ format, using a 20″ square Ikea Ribba frame.
Download the Be Jolly Holiday Printable here.