I fell off a ladder today and sprained my wrist hence this is a post I had ready to go for next week. One fingered typing is no fun but I know you'll forgive me when you see this gorgeous house. My love to Pia whose Brisbane book launch I am missing as I type.
Is this what mid century heaven looks like? Oh my what a beautiful thing ... stone, glass, wood and steel in La Cañada in the Sierra Madre foothills. But this vintage classic is brand new with interiors cleverly fashioned by Jamie Bush. It's fresh and vibrant and Mad Man modern. Too cool. So hot!
This is a special blog post for all my fellow Ottawans out there who have always wanted to be on TV and never got the chance. Mountain Road Productions in association with the W Network is planning a second season of the show All For Nothing and they are looking for Ottawa homeowners to participate. Here's the scoop: Each episode pits homeowner against homeowner in a competition to get their homes market ready in just two weeks - and the homeowners do all the work (with help from anyone they can get their hands on, and spending as little as possible). Benefitting from free real estate and design advice (from agent Paul Rushforth and designer Penny Southam), the seller with the highest increase in value at the end of two weeks will win the commission-free listing services of Paul. (In a two week period homeowners have been able to increase the value of their homes by as much as $50,000!!) I caught an old episode the other morning and it looks like a blast! So if you're interested check out this website for the entry form and more details. We also have an ad in our sidebar (see image above) that will take you to their site. Go Ottawa!
At just about every moment I can say I have an obsession with something. Back in January it was Jieldé lamps. Now it's Jeffrey Campbell shoes, fashion blogs....and Jieldé lamps. This being the case, I thought I'd feature more photos of this beloved lamp that I still yearn for. (Happy Friday y'all. I have big - ok not really - plans for this weekend. I think I'm going to go to my little sister's new cottage tomorrow to help put together all the Ikea furniture her and her husband just bought and then Sunday I'm hoping to take photos of my finally completed dressing room. I figured if I mentioned it on the blog I'd actually get around to shooting it. Especially since it's going to be torn down and moved to a newly constructed room when the house additions are done. LOL)
Nathan, a photographer in Edmonton Alberta, wanted to share the bedroom makeover that him and his wife Brandi executed - to perfection! It's my favourite colour scheme - and he even included a gratuitous cat-on-the-bed photo. :-)
It's been months in the making. We’ve been working away, slowly but surely, trying to refinishing our bedroom. Unfortunately I don’t have any 'before' pictures, but it definitely didn’t look like this! Picture beige walls, no curtains and black bedding. Horrible.