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Herringbone pattern is a classic pattern – and it’s really making a strong come back in all areas of home decor and interior design.

 

It is a favourite of ours ! we love working with classics but we also love pattern – so this really is the best of both worlds in our eyes!

 

What is the herringbone pattern?

The herringbone pattern is an arrangement of rectangles (or parallelograms) used for floor tiles, back splash tiles, hardwood flooring and road pavement, so named for a resemblance to the bones of a fish such as a herring.

The herringbone pattern adds an accent to a space – a kitchen or a bathroom can really have a designer look with an added detail like the herringbone pattern.

How can you add the herringbone pattern to your space?

Herringbone pattern adds a little extra detail to any space without going really over the top but you still have some options with size, colour, materials an placement.  One of the reasons we love the herringbone pattern is that it is a classic , so you don’t have to be concerned about it being too trendy and going out of style.

This marble mosaic herringbone tile from Wayfair is perfect for a kitchen backsplash, a detail in a bathroom or a fireplace surround. We love this pattern as a kitchen backsplash or accent in a bathroom in either skinny marble tile or a standard subway tile, it adds a little extra detail to the whole room.  We like to see it will a grout colour that is a few shades darker (or lighter) than the tile itself so you can actually see the pattern.

It’s also a great pattern on a floor, either in tile or hardwood, this pattern adds another visual element to the space and a designer look.

Not sure if you like the herringbone pattern?

Just try it in smaller doses like a small shower nook in a bathroom, a fireplace surround or in your furniture like a table top or an upholstered piece. Pillows or throw blankets in this pattern are also a subtle way to ‘test out’ this pattern in your space to see if you like it.  This slipper chair in the herringbone pattern available at Wayfair – adds an interesting detail in neutral tones, it would be great in a bedroom, a den or living room.  The pattern is clean and definitely not overpowering – this version of the classic pattern is a bit more contemporary, too!

Some more herringbone pattern inspiration…

Love the reclaimed wood detail in the herringbone tile in this mudroom space – the mix of texture from the wood and the pattern adds a great designer detail and a custom look.

 

Herringbone pattern adds another element to this fireplace – the colour palette is simple and clean but the addition of the pattern adds some depth.

 

Rooms that don’t often get a lot of decorative attention can really look incredible with some added detail like a laundry room.  We love the herringbone slate tile floor in this laundry room and paired with the other elements in the space like the subway tile and the shaker cabinets make this laundry room beautiful!

Carpet doesn’t have to be plain and boring…yes you can get carpet in a herringbone pattern and we love it! It looks amazing as an area rug but we love it as a stair runner, it has a menswear quality about it and it is so clean and sophisticated!

What do you think of this classic pattern?

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Blue is a great colour to decorate with! There are so many shades of blue that you will definitely find one that suits your taste and style.  Blue is also a great classic colour so if you invest in some pieces you don’t have to worry that it wasn’t money well spent.

Blue is a great accent colour because it also works will all neutrals – white, cream, taupe, grey, brown you name it – it works! Blue is also a great colour to add to your exterior decor! In the spring and summer months, we see these beautiful blue tones in outdoor furniture and accessories, too!

Today’s focus is on the softer shades of blue – the aqua tones, robin’s egg, turquoise – to add a fresh spring / summer brightness to your space.  Adding some simple blue accessories to your space can transform your whole room without undertaking any huge renovation projects.

Here are just a few of our ‘moody blue’ picks:

Pillow Covers:

The pillow covers are perfect for spring and summer – the soft blue colour is light and airy and the nature motif is a great addition to a bedroom or living room.  These are pillow covers, so you can layer your ‘cooler’ weather pillows with these so you don’t need to find storage space for the ‘old’ pillows.

 

Table Lamp:

Lamps are a great way to add a pop of colour to a room.  We love turquoise and this lamp from Bungalow Rose  is perfect! We love the colour of the base and the shape, too – and the simple white drum shade gives the lamp a clean look and let’s that beautiful blue tone really stand out!

Wall Tile:

Something we are starting to see more of this year is interesting tile! We are seeing more colourful and patterned tiles in kitchens and bathrooms – either as a small accent (like a shower nook or just a small strip) or a full splash of vibrant colour (or pattern).  A blue tile paired with white or grey is a great look in a bathroom.  To make a statement you don’t have to use a lot.

Area Rug:

Area rugs are another favourite way to add visual interest in a room – we love what a patterned rug can do in a room and this stunning Blue and Ivory Rug from Bungalow Rose is a gorgeous addition to any space.  The colour and pattern are so light and fresh!

 

     Art:

Art really pulls a room together and it’s also an easy and affordable way to add something new to your space.  When it comes to art, don’t feel like you have to spend a lot of money on ‘one of a kind’ pieces – choose something you like! We love the colours in this art piece – the tones and fresh and soothing!

Accent furniture:

Smaller or accent furniture pieces like this armchair and another way to add some blue to your space without a major overhaul to your room.  We love the mix of the soft blue with the natural wood. The lines and size of this chair make it perfect for a smaller space or a corner.

 

Kitchen storage:

Don’t forget about the kitchen! The kitchen isn’t often a room that we think about adding decor to – but why not? There are so many cute, colourful and useful kitchen gadgets and items. We love this bread box, it has a bit of a retro feel and look especially in this colour.

 

Kitchen towels:

Add a pop of colour with your kitchen towels (aka tea towels, dish towels).  Just because something is useful doesn’t mean it can’t be pretty too!

 

We love this shade of blue – it’s a great hue for spring and summer accents in the home!

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We are so thrilled to welcome our Guest Blogger – Marnie Bennett!

Houseplants are a great way to improve the look of any room in your home. They add a bit of nature to your indoor space and can make a room feel warm and inviting. There are also health benefits to incorporating plants into your house; they can remove toxins from the air and help protect you against allergens. If you’re a recent first-time home buyer or live in a condo in a busy Ottawa neighbourhood, you may not have the time or adequate space to grow an entire outdoor garden.

In this case, houseplants are a nice alternative. They allow you to satisfy your green thumb and still explore the benefits of home gardening without demanding all of your free time. These five plants are ideal for smaller spaces like apartments and condos where natural sunlight is often limited. They are hardy and difficult to kill which is perfect if you don’t have the time to care for a large outdoor garden or if you are new to home gardening and aren’t quite sure where to start.

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    The ZZ plant is a great choice if your new Ottawa condo doesn’t get a lot of sunlight. It can thrive in indirect light and only needs to be watered three times a month. It grows slowly so you don’t have to worry about it claiming a space for its own. It doesn’t attract pests which is a concern for a lot of first-time home buyers; after finally establishing yourself as a homeowner, the last thing you want is for pests to move in with you! The ZZ plant is stylish and exotic looking with beautiful glossy green leaves that will brighten up any room in your house.

  2. Snake Plant –

    The snake plant, also known as mother-in-law’s tongue, is a very popular plant for those who have the tendency to unwillingly neglect their indoor plants. These plants are extremely tolerant and forgiving. Snake plants do best in the sun, but they can also survive quite well in the shade. They need to be watered every two weeks and prefer under-watering to over-watering. Many people choose this plant for its sculptural appearance and long, green leaves. As an added bonus, the snake plant converts CO2 at night so it’s the ideal plant for a bedroom. It has other health benefits as well such as removing toxins like formaldehyde and benzene from the air.

  3. Pothos

    Many first-time homebuyers who quickly realize they have a less-than-green thumb opt for the pothos plant, also known as Devil’s Ivy. It is easy to care for and adds a warm, welcoming touch to any room. It is also adept at purifying the air from harmful toxins. It can thrive in low light and does well with a weekly watering. Pothos plants are ideal for hanging because they are a trailing vine that can grow up to six feet indoors. However, you can prune it to your desired length and shape if you prefer a smaller, more robust-looking plant. It adds a beautiful touch of lush greenery to your home and can be a great accent piece to your new Ottawa condo or house.

  4. Lucky Bamboo

    According to Feng Shui advocates, a lucky bamboo plant has the power to bring peace, strength, and luck into a home (a great combination for first-time home buyers!). It’s an inexpensive plant and very easy to care for. It prefers low light or shade and you simply have to change the water once every two weeks for it to survive. If you notice the leaves losing their vibrant green colour, it may be getting too much sunlight. It adds a modern look to your house and an element of architectural design. With all of these benefits plus the power to remove negative energy from your home, the lucky bamboo plant is the perfect choice to explore your interest in home gardening.

  5. Peace Lily

    If you want some flowers mixed in with your foliage, consider adding a peace lily plant to your home. This plant has long, dark leaves and elegant white flowers. Its compact size is a perfect fit for small spaces and it doesn’t require too much sun. If its leaves turn yellow, it’s best to move it farther away from the window. It also doesn’t need to be watered frequently and it will tell you when it needs re-hydration by bending its leaves downward. With its ability to purify the air, the peace lily plant is another great option for improving indoor air quality.

    With all of these great options, there’s no reason why you can’t cultivate a home garden in your new house. Even if you don’t have the space, time, or expertise to grow an outdoor garden, you can enjoy all of the benefits of adding greenery to your home with some hardy indoor plants.

    Have fun experimenting and enjoy your new indoor garden!

    Read more of Marnie’s blog here

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We love a Polka Dot print! Polka Dots are a fun print to decorate with – they add a touch of whimsy and a bit of a retro vibe to a space.

What’s the History of the Polka Dot?

The Polka Dot is a print that really became popular in the US in the mid 1920s.  America’s love affair with the polka dot began, perhaps, in 1926, when Miss America was photographed in a polka dot swimsuit. Shortly after, in 1928, Disney introduced its cartoon darling Minnie Mouse wearing a red polka dot dress and matching bow. Throughout the 1930s, polka dot dresses appeared in stores, the fabric suddenly subversive, nipped in by ribbons and accentuated with bows. In the 1950s, Marilyn Monroe was famously photographed in a polka dot bikini. And of course, the famous 1960’s hit song “Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot Bikini“.

 

 

The Polka Dot pattern is a series of circles that are evenly spaced and of the same size.  A spot print isn’t necessarily consistent in spacing or size

The Polka Dot definitely has a retro feel but also a feminine one.  The Polka Dot has mostly been used in women’s fashion but it definitely makes a statement in home decor.

Ways to decorate with Polka Dots

A nursery –

we love the fun and whimsy that polka dots add to a bedroom.  We love this accent wall – it really adds visual interest to the room without using old colour and this can easily transition into a toddler room (and a little girl’s room and a teenagers bedroom)

 

Polka Dot Furniture

try re-upholstering a simple piece of furniture with a polka dot fabric – this will add a fun element into any room and it will turn a simple piece into a statement piece.  It’s a great addition to any room! This chair is an example of a spot print but isn’t it great?!

 

 

Polka Dot drapery and window treatments

we love a patterned window treatment – it adds a nice contrast to the room against a solid wall and it’s a perfect addition to a room that doesn’t have wall space for art!

 

 

Polka Dot Pillows –

A polka dot pillow is another great way to keep a room from looking too serious.  Polka dot prints comes in all colours – so you have a lot of options! We love different sizes and scales of polka dot prints,  too. Plus polka dots are fun to mix with other prints!

 

Polka Dots in the bedroom –

Polka dot bedding can be used in so many ways on a bed.  Just the pillows, bed sheets or the duvet cover.  Mixing the polka dots with solids and other prints makes any bedroom unique.  We love this bed set in white and gold with polka dots and stripes.

 

 

There are so many fun ways to decorate with this retro print – which is your favourite?

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Bungalow Rose is a brand that we have recently stumbled upon. We are always looking at furniture, art, accessories, paint and more – on the hunt for new pieces, products, colour combos and even brands for our decorating clients.  Recently through 2 of our clients we stumbled upon this amazing collection that has this incredible global meets vintage energy. 

Bungalow Rose is all about getting that ‘well-traveled’ look. Mixing bohemian chic with global influence. We love their mix of tribal prints, Eastern influences and Old-World charm. Their combination of prints and colours adds a truly unique look to any space.

 

If you love that global look – this is a line for you.  We have broken down some of our favourite pieces all available through Wayfair –

Bungalow Rose Favourites:

 

Rug-

Let’s start with this amazing blue and ivory rug with a vintage finish – it’s so fresh and perfect for spring and summer home decor.

Bungalow Rose Hand-Tufted Ivory/Blue Area Rug

 

Sideboard-

This amazing wood sideboard in natural stain with a chevron pattern is so simple but so chic! This actually could work in a home with a Scandinavian home decor style.

Bungalow Rose Ehret Sideboard

 

Pouf-

We are big fans of poufs! Whether it’s for extra seating or for a foot stool – they just add another shape, another texture and another height in the room.  We love these Moroccan influenced poufs in leather with embroidery detail.  We love this grey one !

Bungalow Rose Soukaina Pouf Leather Ottoman

 

Accent Pillow –

Accent pillows are a great way to add some colour and visual interest – Bungalow Rose has so many amazing pillows – We could have spent days looking through just pillows! I’m loving the freshness of the blue and white with the coral hue!

Bungalow Rose Oliver Mod Geometric Outdoor Throw Pillow

 

Table lamp

We love what an interesting lamp can do for a room.  Lighting can really add to the decor style of your room – so don’t just take anything.  This turquoise lamp is incredible – the shape and the colour are just stunning and they wok with the boho vibe!

Bungalow Rose Kami 29″ Table Lamp

 

Art –

This art piece is incredible – again it has the global look but in neutral and metallic tones – the pattern is very detailed but not overwhelming.  This could be added to any space that’s looking for something interesting but not over the top!

Bungalow Rose Clear My Mind Framed Graphic Art

 

Decor Accessories –

Vases are a must have accessory! On a console, by a fireplace or sideboard – the colours, textures and varying heights – vases are a great decor item – be sure to group them in odd numbers!

Bungalow Rose 5 Piece Sand Vase Set

These are just a few of our favourite pieces from Bungalow Rose – but if you love that global look with fabulous colours and prints (even for just a touch here and there) be sure to go to Wayfair and take a look for yourself – there is something for everyone!

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If you have been reading our blog (thank you!) you have noticed that we have recently posted some amazing before and after photos of a paint transformation.  The right paint colour truly make a huge difference! 

Paint is your backdrop, your canvas and with paint you can really set the tone for your decor style.  Like all designers and decorators we definitely have our favourite paint colours but it really does depend on your light, existing finishes and the mood you want to set .  We want to share with you our 5 favourite paint colours (and in no particular order)

Here are our 5 favourite paint colours (right now)…

#1. Paint – Classic Gray:

Benjamin Moore ‘Classic Gray’ is a soft and light grey tone .  It is on the warm side. It is a favourite of ours – we have used it with our investment clients – to give their rental properties a current and fresh look but still bright and clean.  We are also using this in one of our ‘sample board’ projects for a townhome community in the city!

 

 

This stunning living room, designed by Studio McGee, is a great example of ‘Classic Gray’ walls – see how light and warm it is! Even Jillian Harris did a Home tour video of the home she just sold as was talking about her love of Benjamin Moore’s ‘Classic Gray’. These 2 amazing designers can’t be wrong!

 

#2. Paint – Stonington Gray:

Benjamin Moore’s ‘Stonington Gray’ This is a true grey tone that we have used a number of times. It’s a medium tone grey that looks greta in space where you want to add just a touch a depth. It’s still very fresh and clean looking too! It’s from the Historical collection and works nicely with exteriors too.

 

 

Stonington Gray looks great in this eat-in kitchen space! It makes the space look fresh and current and with all the big windows and natural light this colour adds depth without making the space feel dark. The white light shade, trim and chairs are a nice contrast to the grey wall paint.

 

#3. Paint – Swiss Coffee:

Benjamin Moore’s ‘Swiss Coffee‘ not a new colour but a new favourite of ours! It’s rich and creamy warm white and it’s amazing with the whole Farmhouse style.  It’s so clean and crisp and looks great as a canvas for artwork and other decor pieces. We are using this in a model that we are working on right now – that’s launching in early June (stay tuned…)

 

 

This living room designed by Onekindesign.com – it’s incredible!! So now that you have taken in the beauty of this room, here’s why we love this paint colour.  It really allows the other elements in the room to be the star and it pulls everything together. The wood and the stone really stand out and give the room a big WOW factor but that paint compliments and adds a subtle warmth to the room.

 

#4. Paint – Revere Pewter:

Benjamin Moore’s ‘Revere Pewter’  This is another paint colour from the Benjamin Moore Historical collection.  This is a great colour for anyone who is a bit hesitant to jump into a gray paint colour.  This is more a member of the taupe family or a warm grey.

 

You can see here, in the image above, how soft, neutral and warmth this paint colour is! It’s enough pigment on the walls but not too deep or intense.  It is a great neutral taupe-y tone without any yellow under tones. It’s great for gender neutral space or even a boy’s bedroom – you can all the accessories and colours you want and they will work!

#5. Paint – Wedgewood gray:

Benjamin Moore’s ‘Wedgewood gray’ is a beautiful shade of blue.  Typically we are big fans of neutral walls but if I had to pick a colour it would be something in a shade of blue. This is a great colour for certain areas of the home that you want to bring colour into with art and accessories so for instance a mudroom or front entry. There’s usually a lot of trim, flooring and other hard textures, so a bit of colour on the wall breaks it up a bit.

 

So here’s an entry painted out in Wedgewood Gray – it’s such a fresh and clean colour.  The white trim and wall paneling really pop too.  The hall tree is painted in Kendall Charcoal – both Benjamin Moore colours – it’s a great colour combination with the white and blue.

So these are our 5 favourite paint colours right now….what do you think?

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Poufs are a great alternative seating option and we have been using them for years now in both home staging and in interior decorating.  Poufs are wonderful because they are a portable seating option and they don’t take up a lot of space plus they can play double -duty as a foot stool.  We have used poufs in bedrooms, living room and even playrooms – kids love them!

We also love the options you have with poufs in terms of colour, texture and even pattern. There is a pouf for every decor style.

Here are some of our favourite poufs:

 

The Rope Knit Pouf:

This is one we have used a lot and in many different colours (Kristi actually has one in green in her boys’ bedroom and one in tan in her family room). This pouf adds a great pop of colour and texture to any room!

 The Upholstered Cube Pouf:

This style of pouf is a different shape, it’s a cube and it adds some pattern to the mix along with a bit of colour and texture.  These poufs (like all of the poufs) are so versatile – they work with all styles and in all rooms, move them around if you need some extra seating!

The Leather Ottoman Pouf:

This style of pouf has a laid-back boho feel. like the others this style comes in many different colours but the details and the embroidery give it a bohemian vibe.  We love this one in tan – neutrals are so versatile and this style also serves really well as a foot stool.

The Patchwork Cowhide Pouf:

If you don’t love colour – this might be more your speed! This patchwork cowhide pouf in soft greys is a great addition for any room.  Each of these poufs is completely unique (just one of the beauties of working with nature) and they add a certain luxury to a space.

The ‘Shibori’ Pouf:

This look is a big trend right now – the blue and white ‘tie-dye’ printed fabric called Shibori adds a laid-back and almost beachy feel to a room.  The pattern and colour pouf add some visual interest to any room.

The Outdoor Pouf:

Summer is coming so start thinking outdoor spaces! Adding some pouf seating outside is a great and easy way to make guests feel more comfortable and it really adds a fresh pop of colour and print to your outdoor space! Like all of the other poufs you have a ton of selection in colour and pattern!

Poufs are a great way to add some seating (or foot stools) to a room – we love them for colour, pattern and texture – we often use them in pairs but they are great single too!

Poufs are one of our favourite pieces to bring into any room!


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A few weeks ago we had an amazing opportunity to tour through Luxe Home Interiors.  Michelle was our ‘tour guide’ and she has so much information about the incredible brands and collections in their showroom.  As soon as we walked into the store – it was just a home decorator’s dream! So many stunning pieces and so many different looks – it was hard to pick my favourites.  Maddie already posted her favourite 4 pieces and now it’s my turn….

 

1.The Amos Sectional

This was one of the first pieces I noticed. It’s located right at the front of the store. This stunning, streamlined sectional in a mid tone grey not only looks modern and chic but WOW is it ever comfortable! The skinny steel legs give this sectional a lighter look – so you get the comfort of a sectional without that bulky look.  Plus I love that you have a ton of configuration options with this piece – left, right, sofa, chaise, loveseat, apartment sofa etc…there are many options, so if you aren’t looking for a sectional there are still options for you. And of source, you can pick your fabric!

2. The Carrington Chair

So I think this is my favourite piece on the showroom floor – it looks so powerful to me (it reminds me of a man’s suit).  The charcoal grey pinstripe fabric is so crisp and I love neutrals.  The lines of the chair are so clean and it’s very comfortable.  I could see this chair in a study or an office to meet with clients.  But his would also be great in a living room.  The fabric is just incredible and you can feel the quality. This is such a modern yet classic piece.

 

 

3. The Aunt Jane Chair

This has to be THE MOST COMFORTABLE CHAIR I have ever sat in! This chair is perfect for smaller spaces and it also proves that you don’t need a big and bulky chair to be comfy. This chair probably wouldn’t grab your attention on the showroom floor but do not pass on it! You will sit in the chair and never want to get up again! Like all of the upholstered pieces you can choose your fabric and really put your style into this chair. If you don’t have a huge space to furnish, this piece is perfect – it is a lean chair but offers the comfort of a big fluffy chair.

 

 

4. The ‘Live Edge’ Dinec Dining Table

Another show stopping piece in this store and you can’t miss it as you walk in! This table is a great blend of modern and rustic. And you can customize as you like…This table is simple but so incredibly beautiful! This table will work with so many different chairs and so many different decor styles –

 

 

This store is so impressive and there is something for everyone…You need to swing by and take a look at the showroom and meet the incredible staff – It was really hard to narrow my favourites down to these 4 pieces… If you are in the market for some new furniture, be sure to stop by Luxe Home Interiors…

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I love the look of Industrial Lighting! There is a certain authenticity to it and a simplicity, too! I love how Industrial lighting transforms the look of a space and it adds instant cool factor! Plus you can really merge it with so many other styles – it’s pretty versatile!

I have to share with you this amazing Industrial light fixture – we installed in my brother’s house – it’s fantastic! When I first showed it to him, he had his doubts but then he realized that he trusts me and I would never lead him astray. And of course, he’s getting tons of compliments….

 

So this light fixture is basically so black electrical wire that you ‘swag’ on the ceiling and you add you bulbs – that’s it! You can play around with the placement of the small hooks on the ceiling and the length of the hanging wire.  And the light comes in different sizes too (more wires and therefore more bulbs in the larger version). We played around with some vintage light bulbs – it’s hard to tell in this photo but we have 3 different shapes of vintage bulbs and we installed them at random (which is bit tougher than you would think as we naturally opt for a pattern). The vintage bulbs really add more character to the industrial look.

If you love this Industrial Light fixture as much as we do – you can buy one for under $100! Click HERE

Here are some more of our favourite Industrial Light Fixtures for under $100.00

This Industrial Pendant light with rope detail is simple yet still interesting. This would add a great industrial touch to a kitchen island.

So this is just like my brother’s light fixture in his living room.  He doesn’t have a dining light fixture which is why we did a WOW statement light fixture in his living room.  This unique piece would be amazing in a living room, dining room or even a bedroom. I love it with the vintage bulbs!

 

We are seeing some great merging of Industrial with mid century modern designThis sputnik light fixture in the gunmetal finish with vintage bulbs works well in a modern space or an Industrial one. This looks amazing in a dining room.

This looks like Industrial lighting you might see on a construction site or old warehouse – well that’s the idea! This 5 pendant chandelier with vintage bulbs adds character and a ‘loft look’ to any space.

This is my absolute hands-down favourite Industrial Pendant light – it’s perfect and so transitional! I love the simplicity of this fixture – you can appreciate the glass but also the vintage light bulb. Love how these look over a kitchen island (and the price is incredible!)

Simple, metal sphere with one vintage bulb is a perfect example of industrial lighting! This would add a ton of rustic and industrial character to a kitchen . This pendant is a great example of industrial lighting.

Industrial lighting can really add so much character to your home decor and it works with so many different styles.

Lighting fixtures totally transform the look of any room….

 

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Last week we had the opportunity to collaborate with a beautiful home décor store here in Ottawa,  Luxe Home Interiors on Carling Ave has stunning pieces for every budget and décor style. I chose some of my favourite pieces in the store so that I could share them with our followers. Let me tell you, it was hard to narrow it down! As usual, I’m always partial to pattern and colour so you’ll see that my picks below are true to that. I chose a mix of traditional and contemporary items to showcase.

1.Dalmatian Arm Chair –

I was instantly drawn to this chair. I loved the polka dots/ Dalmatian spotted fabric and it was sooo comfy! This chair comes in many fabrics but this was my favourite for many reasons:
It’s a versatile pattern that is also very timeless, The fabric is light and would work in many spaces in your home (office, living room, master bedroom) and the chair itself is a classic shape.

2. Blue Rug –


This rug is the first display you see when you come in the store and I can totally see why – it is a show stopper! The colours are just stunning and the pattern throughout make this I love the mix of a traditional rug with contemporary pieces. It’s a fantastic way to add personality to your space. The blend of soft blue tones and darker navy is a perfect contrast for your home. It gives you lots of versatility to add more colours throughout your space!

3.Vanguard Upholstered Bed-

if you were wondering if its possible to fall in love with an object – the answer is yes! I swear I have dreams about this bed. Its so stunning and the colours are gorgeous! The Vanguard line is a company from North Carolina and their furniture is more than furniture – its art! Such stunning pieces – I recommend checking their website out asap : vanguardfurniture.com !
This bed would be a beautiful addition to any décor. Its soft lines, upholstered headboard and soft fabrics will work with any style. This is a classic piece to add to your home.

4. Emerald Vases –

I had to have some fun colour in my choices! Naturally, these were my first choice to blog about. I’m a sucker for anything bright and colourful and these had an interesting shape to boot! Adding ‘statement’ pieces into your home doesn’t have to break the bank. Adding a pop of interesting colour, textures, shapes etc will add a different layer to your space – plus people will instantly notice them, so its also a conversation starter! These vases would be fantastic as a centerpiece in a dining room, as an accent to a side table or perhaps a place on a shelf (where everyone can see them, obviously!)

I love the wide range of styles, colours, brands and styles. Like I said it was hard to choose a favourite (and even these top 4 pieces were a huge challenge). Stay tuned Kristi will be sharing her favourite from Luxe in a separate post …I hope you get the chance to see this amazing store!

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