Tuesday, April 19, 2011

[guest post]

I am both thrilled and honoured to be featured over at Staci Edwards’ Blog – Inspired by Life today -staci edwards blog :: {inspired by life}

I am sharing my “Favourite Interior”. I mentioned that the space I chose is my “Favourite- For the Moment” because of course I couldn’t narrow it down and I also have different dreams for our home in the future.

I also have a treat coming very soon for the readers- hopefully before the end of the week..

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Pssst. It’s not a cupcake - Can you say giveaway? Stay tuned!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

[ for the love of our new brick wall ]

Our FIRST EVER Mini – Reno … It’s no major tear down or investment but it is our first time hiring a contractor and pulling through on a home improvement! The whole process went very smoothly and is helping to get the wheels turning & get some things accomplished on our to-do list.

We installed “can’t believe it’s not brick” wall tiles – Amazing!

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The Installation Process:

- Having a professional do the work for us was really easy (no kidding eh?)       

-We found a company called Century Architexture at the Interior Design Show and arranged to view different samples and ended up customizing the exact look we wanted to make it feel as if it was always there.

Who doesn’t love brick in a loft? – We always dream of a NYC loft…

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It came together very quickly – from bland and boring to colourful and interesting.

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Almost done – waiting to dry & be all dressed up!

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What the wall previously looked like:

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Let’s get up & close shall we -

 

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We had a great experience and can’t wait for our next mini-reno adventure : )

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Friday, April 1, 2011

[design bliss–for the love of Montréal]

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The city of Montréal is such an Architectural treat for design lovers – the cobblestone streets, historical buildings, history, character & charm!

Our visit there this past weekend flew by & included a mouth-watering French “tapas” style restaurant dinner until midnight! Lots of vin Rouge et Blanc : ) & of course a Montreal Canadians game!

I fell in love with the city’s character

Residential homes  - styles ranging from Victorian, Georgian, & Art Deco[maisons]

Awe-Inspiring Architecture

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Stunning city views a top Mount Royal

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And of course – there’s nothing better than the Canadian Tradition:

Les Habitants! – A Montreal Canadians game!

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What is your favourite part about Montreal? I’d love to know as I’m planning to head back again!

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Photography: All pictures original [via]