"When you realize that a beautiful interior has very little to do with objects and a whole lot to do with spirit, general well being and upliftment you find the soul of interior design. If you have respect for your surroundings and everything has it's perfect place you interact with your world differently you carry yourself differently. My father used to say that the state of your surroundings is the state of your mind. Look around your home, let your home be the foundation of your aspiration."
Written by a South African artist, interior designer & product designer.
You know when you come across something and it encompasses your style completely? Well that's how I felt when I saw this lamp. It was love at first sight. This is me all wrapped up in a lamp and it needs to be in my house!! The pair would look so good in my living room. I found them at a great little home decor store called Stella Bleu. They have a great selection of pretty chandeliers to modern glam furniture and accessories. They are always a go to store for me when I'm looking for something special. Now I need to convince the husband that these lamps are a necessity!
I am currently working on a modern family room with minimal colour. A neutral pallet with great texture can be achieved by mixing fabric, metals and wood tones. This is a great way to keep a modern space from feeling too cold. Take note of the beautiful painting done by my friend and designer Karla Amadatsu from Kerrisdale Design.
I am finally getting around to decorating the house for the holidays and the first thing I did was fix up my empty uninviting planter at the front door. It was pitiful that my guests were being welcomed by an empty planter! I took inspiration from who else but Sarah Richardson. I loved the planters that she put together with Tommy on her holiday special. I don't have a green thumb at all so I think it turned out pretty well. Now I need to turn my attention to the inside of my house.
Isn't he cute! After reading Tamara's blog Modern Mommy a few weeks ago I knew he would be a welcome addition to our Christmas traditions. My kids love waking up every morning and finding our elf perched in a new spot. Thanks Tamara!
I am a wife, mother, and interior decorator who is obsessed with anything and everything involving home decorating and design. This has been a passion for as long as I can remember. I am thrilled to be sharing projects and things that inspire me right here from my living room in South Surrey, BC Canada