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Thursday
Jun302016

Mediterranean dreaming

Villa on the Cliff

What do these three holiday rental properties have in common besides their Mediterranean locations? And besides their minimalist design whether old or new? And besides all being via Welcome Beyond? They're all united by the fact that we'd rather be there than here. Stop dreaming and go.

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Wednesday
Jun292016

Marie-Laure Helmkampf update - part 2

Why stop at one post when you can have two? More loveliness by Marie-Laure Helmkampf.

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Wednesday
Jun292016

Marie-Laure Helmkampf update - part 1

Marie-Laure Helmkampf is an interior designer after my heart. Her spaces are so full of all things beautiful. A European vibe (she is based in France) with rustic elements, plenty of textures and an overall earthy vibe that is elegant and so warm and inviting. Add some marble, black and some dreamy tile and I DIE. (More posts of Marie-Laure's work here and here).

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Wednesday
Jun292016

The beauty of comfort

Of the things we women have worn in the name of beauty. Whale bone corsets, sky high stilettos, boob tubes with bubble skirts and anything neon. Trends and torture. These lovely spaces are like cashmere sweaters, supple hand tooled leather loafers and the caress of a swing of silk on your body. Timeless, beautiful and comfortable. Southwest Hills house by Portland, Oregon based Alice Sergeant Design.

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Tuesday
Jun282016

My bedroom transformation

I know it has been ages since I have mentioned house progress on the blog but the gift of a new rug that happened to work really well in my master bedroom gave me the swift kick in the ass to style and photograph my just-about-complete space. My bedroom has been a slow work-in-progress for the past year or so, ever since we FINALLY purchased a king-size mattress (memory foam - our first one and we love it). This rather large new mattress was a god-send since we have many cats, most of whom love to sleep with us. The room is about 10'x12' which for a master bedroom in a 4-bedroom house is pretty freaking small. It basically fits the bed and not much else, which is fine because we each have our own dressing room. OH YES!

Here is a photo I took about 10 days after we moved in (with our old queen mattress) 2 years ago.

And this is what it is looking like these days...

I was looking for an earthy, natural theme and colour scheme so it is all about reclaimed wood, plants and brown tones. I was recently asked by EcarpetGallery to pick out a rug to feature on the blog and this beauty above was what I chose. A 4'11" x 8'10" hand-knotted antique wool rug from Afghanistan. It is absolutely beautiful and fits perfectly in this room (and tones down my orangey birch hardwood floor). It took me days to pick out a rug because they have such an amazing and large selection of traditional rugs, modern rugs, tribal rugs, transitional rugs, kilim rugs, shag rugs, persian rugs etc. Endless possibilities! And I was stoked to find out they are based in Montreal (YAY Canadian!) and New York so shopping is a breeze! (They now offer free shipping on all orders shipped to Canadian provinces and the continental United States with a 30-day free return policy).

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Thank you so much EcarpetGallery for this absolutely gorgeous rug, and giving me a reason to finally shoot my bedroom even if it is not quite complete. 

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