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Kitchen Dreaming

June 28, 2016

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This week I’m hopping on a plane and heading to Europe for most of the summer. I’ll be studying Parisian architecture and interiors at the Paris College of Art. I’ve been day dreaming a lot about the spaces we’ll be studying, and kitchens have been top of my mind. I just finished designing a client’s kitchen, and it was favourite project. There’s an endless numbers of options for materials and finishes to work with.

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White appliances feel so fresh right now, and I especially love the chunky, vintage feel of this one from Big Chill. Such a classic. Add some brass, matte black, and casual accessories and you’ve got a very pretty pairing.

Shop: FaucetTea Towel, Cutlery, Print

Client Projects - Decor - Styling

A West Coast Hideaway with a Bit of Glamour

February 16, 2016

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This space is a really exciting project for me, because of who I get to design for (more on that later!).

The bedroom has basic furniture pieces that we’ll keep, but mostly needs an overhaul other than that. One piece that the client wants to keep is a pink velvet chair. It’s inspired the ‘glamour’ side of the space, and we’ll be mixing in a bit more pink, as well as pieces with modern, West Coast feels to them. We’ll also be bringing in some deep greens and lots of brass and wood.

Very, very exciting to really get going on this project. Updates to come!

Table by West Elm / Pendant light by Ikea / Pillow by Ikea / Vase by West Elm / Knob by myknobs.com / Lamp by West Elm / Basket by Ikea / Sofa table by Ikea

Decor - Home

My Home on Design*Sponge

February 2, 2016

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I’ve been reading Design*Sponge for many years and have always loved their approach to interiors, design, and business. Yesterday my apartment was featured as a home tour and it was so fun to see it up on a site I admire so much.

We’ve lived in our apartment for almost 2 years now, and I love it more each day. Check out the full article and tour on Design*Sponge, if you’re interested!

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Decor - Home

A Few Pretty Homes

January 4, 2016

Mira Eng-Goetz Belvedere Apartment

Over the holidays, I spent a lot of time hunting around for inspiration and stumbled upon a few home tours that really caught my eye. These ones are all light, bright, and filled with a perfect mix of that charming vintage feeling, and a modern, clean design.

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An Airy Los Angeles Treehouse

This one is at the top of my inspiration list at the moment. I love all of the natural elements mixed in with clean furniture lines and bright white walls.

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Contemporary Home with Scandinavian Vibes

This home is basically perfection in my mind. The distressed floors, old world mouldings, white walls, and the amazing fireplaces get mixed with mid century furniture and pops of black. The whole home is gorgeous.

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370 Renovated Square Feet

There’s a whole lot of beauty in this tiny space, and endless ideas for small space dwellers. There’s a similar colour palette in this space as the other two (can you tell I have a preference these days?:) and in the tiny home it really opens things up and feels lovely and clean.

Do you have any favourite home tours? I often go back to the same ones again and again! I’d love to see yours :)

Decor - Life

Last Minute Stocking Stuffer Ideas

December 23, 2015

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I don’t know about you, but this holiday season has felt hectic. With two trips in December (LA + the prairies), and a full workload, Christmas has sort of snuck up on me. Thankfully, I’ve found some pieces to fill my loved ones stockings that are pretty and useful.

FANCY CHOCOLATES

I love Mast Brothers, but anything in a lovely package will do.

CHIC EXTRAS

These little sugar spoons feel luxe, and would look great sitting on the lucky recipient’s kitchen counter.

MINIMAL STATIONERY

Every desk can benefit from a little upgrade. Here’s one.

DELICATE JEWELS

Who doesn’t love finding a pretty piece like this in their stocking?

Decor - DIY

A Modern Wreath for Your Home

December 8, 2015

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I like my holiday decorations to have a little something different going on. It’s fun and adds a bit of whimsy to the season (and who doesn’t want that?). For our wreath, I wanted to do something with natural elements, but that would have similar colours and textures as our tree (mostly woods, metallics, and blues).

To make this, I hot glued fir branches onto an embroidery hoop. Next, I tied string to the top for hanging, and added a hanging ornament at the bottom. Next, I painted wooden balls and also left some natural. Once I’d decided on the arrangement I liked for the circles, I hot glued them all onto the ring, and to each other.

Et voila! It was a pretty easy project, and endlessly customizable. Have a go at it! And tag #kitandforage if you take any Instagrams! I’d love to see what you come up with.