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Inspiration for a bathroom renovation

We received an email from Pooja who is looking for some help with her bathroom: "my husband and i are planning a small bathroom renovation and are stuck for ideas. we know we would like to use subway tiles (as the building was built in the 1930s) and are scouring the web for inspiration. i've pulled a few photos from your blog for our contractor, but was hoping to inspire you to post a few ideas for us." I found some subway tile photos but I also grabbed a few photos with other ideas, like painted wood paneling and square tiles for other options. Good luck with the renovation Pooja, and make sure to send us photos!

James ShanksFisher Hart
LagerlingsStudio BFG
House and GardenRobert Couturier
Modern LivingJeff Andrews
Asberg Interior & StylingEmily Summers
OprahJoan Roig


Ami McKay

Ami McKay is a Canadian designer from Vancouver with impeccable taste. She is the designer on Makeover Wish, an HGTV series that rewards local British Columbia heroes with a $25,000 home makeover (not sure if it's still on the air). Fun and fresh style creates spaces that are energetic and inviting. And she's not afraid to use wallpaper!


Jeremy Samuelson

Sometimes with web surfing things get a little bland, a little so so. Then suddenly you find a website that is just so inspiring. Prepare to be amazed! Photographer Jeremy Samuelson has a breathtaking portfolio. Imaginatively displayed as a series of books with each turn of the page there is another stunning image filling the whole screen. Lighting, composition, depth of field, colour. You can be amazed by his technique or you can just let his fabulous talent wash over you. Must check the archives for more of his work and his list of clients will let you know how highly esteemed he is in the industry. Am I gushing? You betcha!

Images from Jeremy Samuelson


And now a word from our new sponsor

I could use a green tea right about now (it was a very VERY long day), and considering the state of my kitchen, I could also REALLY use some cabinets from Greentea Design. It's a Toronto based Asian furniture retailer with a large selection of contemporary and antique pieces and a strong commitment to the environment. They've been around for over ten years, and judging by the products featured on their website, I'd say they'll be around for many more. Not only do they carry kitchen cabinetry, but living room, dining room and bedroom furniture as well. Gorgeous!!! (Thanks Michael!)


Kelly Wearstler does it all

I LOVE Kelly Wearstler's style, and when we got an email about a new project of hers I was excited to post about it.

"Poised to aesthetically amaze the most astute of second-home buyers with inspiring designs by internationally acclaimed tastemaker Kelly Wearstler, Viceroy Anguilla will unveil its model four-bedroom villa on Barnes Bay, March 15. This season offers the final opportunity to own part of Viceroy’s flagship overseas development – a limited collection of beachfront and blufftop villas, townhomes and resort residences embracing the pristine natural beauty and tranquility of this West Indie Island. "Overall, I was inspired by the tranquil beach setting," comments Wearstler of her work at Viceroy Anguilla. "In designing the property, we used textiles and techniques from all over the world, including hand-carved wood pieces from Asia, hammered metalwork from India and beaded artwork from Africa which offer a visual contrast with the modern architecture.""

WOW!!! Vacation anyone???