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Sunday
Apr212013

New bits and bobs around my house

I thought I'd do a little something different today since I spent just about all day yesterday organizing parts of my house, taking photos, sorting through the photos and tweaking the photos. (Amazing how time consuming this ends up being). I acquired a few things recently so I thought I'd share them with you. Keep in mind I still have plans to tear this house down in the (hopefully) near future but in the meantime I still need to keep myself amused with decorating it.

I did a little something in my dressing room which you can check out over on closetrivalry.com. On the same wavelength as that little project, there are a couple of new additions to my living room. First, I decided that I was tired of not really having anything over the sofa (it's been 5 or 6 years) and since I have next to no space to display anything in this house, I decided to stick a shelf there. My husband took me out to a lumber yard and we found some gorgeous raw edge planks of wood. We bought 3 and used 2 in the dressing room and one over the sofa. My vintage cameras have been in storage for a while so I pulled those out and for some reason I like displaying lightbulbs (but I need a better bowl) so there we have it - a little display of stuff and things. 

I stopped in at the new Modern Shop downtown location last weekend (I blogged it here) and could not resist picking up a couple things. (More on that and other goodies after the jump!)

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Friday
Apr192013

Psssst....

A little birdie told me that Freedom is having the perfect sale is you need a sofa or more importantly two.

What: Buy a Freedom sofa, get the second sofa free. Update your home with a new sofa, in time for Winter entertaining at home.  

Where: Participating Freedom stores

When: Saturday 20th – ends Wednesday 24th April

(Same little birdie told me that Mr Jason Grant did the styling on these pictures. Cool! What I wouldn't give for a wall of shelves like that!)

Wednesday
Apr032013

Kevin Dumais favourites

A 2-story bookcase would be a dream come true. I'd never have to throw out a shelter mag or book ever again, and a place to display every knick knack I have stashed in the basement. *sigh*

Graphic photography as artwork, and a stunning statement chandelier. YES!!!

via Kevin Dumais

Tuesday
Mar052013

Clarisse Reade

Clarisse Reade is an interior designer from Brazil who is apparently not a fan of minimalism. Layer upon layer of funiture, art and knick knacks appears to be Clarisse's signature style and I think she does it really well. None of these spaces look overly crowded and instead of wanting to run and hide, I want to devour every inch. Lovely spaces. (Hope the owners have housekeepers - can you imagine dusting those shelves??)

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Friday
Aug102012

Killin' time

I have been on holidays these past 2 weeks and dear gawd did I need this break (at least from one of my jobs). Since Tuesday I've been pretty much stuck at home during the day which I welcomed, because it meant getting lots of things done I have been putting off - including several tasks involving organzing something or other. Yesterday, after walking to the post office to pick up some hot boots, it was time to organize the bookshelves in my bedroom. I really don't like having all this book storage in my bedroom (to me it's like bad feng shui - too much visual stimulation for a room that's supposed to give me tranquility), but it was the only free wall in my tiny house that could house my magazine collection and some books. I threw some of the older magazines out because holy smokes I have far too many, and made the piles neat again. Once the contents were organized (and shrunk down a bit) I went out to the storage shed and dug out some apple baskets and a couple wooden crates I had purchased some time ago at an antique shop out in the boonies. I am a FREAK for rustic/industrial storage options, and these, along with my vintage metal locker baskets, helped in the wrangling of my crap. I'm a happy camper now, and I think I can sleep a little better tonight knowing it's not a disaster. (P.S. Before the hubby moved in, the shelves looked like this, and after when I de-feminized the space, the room looked more like this).