January 21st, 2014
Spending countless hours on un-insullated construction sites over the last few months has made it hard to ignore the cold weather! Often when I get home I still feel chilled to the bone, which explains the layering of fur, on fur on more fur blankets in my place. As a result of this chronic coldness, lately I find myself being really drawn to rustic and cozy spaces with lots of wood, antlers, and (obviously) fur. Here are some of my favourite winter spaces…perfect inspiration for a Whistler cabin or just to stay warm in town. Shop this post with some of my favourite furry and fluffy items to stay cozy!
1. Sling Chair, West Elm. 2. Heart Pillow, The Cross Decor & Design. 3. Caged Log Holder, Anthropologie. 4. Genova Side Table, Anthropologie. 5.Antiqued Brass Fireplace Tool Set, Crate & Barrel. 6. Antiqued Brass Fire Screen, Crate & Barrel. 7. Tibetan Lamb Ottoman, The Cross Decor & Design. 8. Luxe Fur Pillow, Anthropologie. 9. Antler Candle Pillars, Mint Interiors.
January 13th, 2014
Serge Mouille was a french industrial designer and goldsmith known mainly for his lighting designs. Lately it seems as though everywhere I look his iconic armed lighting fixtures have been turning up in all of my favourite publications and showrooms. I have to say I am dying to use one of these in a project! His black, minimalistic and modern light fixtures may be sleek in design however they always manage to make statement. One of my design philosophies is that something unexpected should be incorporated into every space, and the scale and design of these lights seems to produce that effect no matter where they are. What do you think?
January 11th, 2014
One of my favourite things to do during the holidays is catching up on going to the movies. During the work week sometimes it can be hard to find the time to get the the theatre, so over my Christmas vacation I took full advantage and caught some the great new releases. The first film I knocked off my list was the much anticipated American Hustle. Not only did this movie have superb acting performances, but the set and costume design were unbelivable! Movies and TV are always one of my favourite places to find inspiration, especially those set in different era. While the 70’s is often thought of as a decade that should perhaps be stylistically forgotten (think lots of drab earth tones, campy bright colours, wall to wall carpets and plenty wood and vinyl) American Hustle proves that it wasn’t all bad! With Amy Adams dressed in an array of amazing vintage pieces including Halson, Gucci, Diane Von Fursterberg and Christian Dior the glamour present in the 70’s is crystal clear! The plunging necklines, bold colours and patterns, and luxe fabrics like velvets and fur create a sexy and funky vibe that we can definately take cue from today.
Below are some shots from the movie alongside photos of some vintage 1970’s spaces alongside some current interiors designed with the decade in mind (including a few from one of my favourite designers Kelly Wearstler who often encorporates elements of the 70’s into her projects. Enjoy!