26 December 2012

If I Were a Casting Director...

Sarah Polley as Bette Davis

Mia Kirshner as Debbie Reynolds

Anne Hathaway as Liza Minnelli

Calista Flockhart as Audrey Hepburn

Images: Pinterest.

21 December 2012

Teal Walls: The Sequel

Last December, I wrote this post about my love for teal walls. A year later, I'm still mad about the color. In a minimalist room, it gives the eye something bold to look at; while in a room full of objects (like the one above), it creates a rich background to accentuate the beauty of each item. On one wall or in an entire room, there's no shame in peacock blue.

09 December 2012

Christmas Decor

After decorating the shop for Christmas, I don't have much energy left to decorate my home for the holidays. So little touches of Christmas in a few chosen spots of the house are the most I will manage -- some fairy lights, a few sprigs of green, a small creche with figurines from Provence and one big tree with vintage ornaments. My goal is to remember the season without being visually assaulted by it. It's also kinder on the wallet and less traumatic to pack up a month later.

Images: BBC Homes & Antiques magazine, January 2010. Garden of SimpleChic DecoCanadian House & Home, November 2010. Country Homes & Interiors, December 2010. Canadian House & Home, November 2010.
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