Archive for April, 2009

Javier hates the rain…

April 30, 2009



Room of the Week 1.5.09

April 30, 2009

As I write this it’s grey and rainy… makes me wish I were in a room like this.


With a great book and a hot cup of tea.

{Photo: Domino}

Fabulous Finds – Edgewater Tiles

April 30, 2009

I was very excited to find these beautiful tiles in Style at Home this month. Made in Vancouver, Canada, Edgewater started with the vision or marrying an industrial waterjet with creative, artistic design. The result – amazing!

edgewatertilemorocco‘Morocco’ – I don’t know what to say about these – they are simply perfect.

I’d love them in a shower with carrara marble and shiny chrome fixtures…



Bull’s eye






I love them as a large scale mural as well – created with a combination of porcelain, ceramic, glass, onyx and marble, they truly are a piece of art. I love it when homes have beautiful, artful pieces built right into them. From decorative mouldings and ceilings to large scale tile mosaics and murals such as these. I really feel they are missing in architecture homes these days.



For more information on these beautiful tiles, go to

{All images: Edgewater}

P.S. – If anyone is lucky enough to be able to use these in a project, or has a picture of them in a space, let me know! I’d love to see!

House Tour: Supon Phornirunlit of Naked Decor

April 29, 2009

While researching Naked Decor for my post British Invasion, I was excited to find the fabulous creator behind it all – Supon Phornirunlit. Supon is the clever creator of the ‘Live like a Queen’ collection and a amazing accomplished designer in almost every category of design – from print to advertising and corporate identity to product and interior design.

It’s no surprise then that Supon’s space is as bright and creative as he is. Here is Supon’s approach to interior design:

‘Good design is like a good outfit: It has to fit you well.’


I instantly fell in love at the first sight of this beautiful deck. It would be the perfect spot to enjoy a balmy summer evening with a nice cocktail. The deck seems to be a wonderful tribute to Supon’s native Thailand.

suponhome2I love the clean simple lines of this space – Supon’s start in graphic design is evident in his strong clean lines throughout his space – and always starting with a neutral background.


Supon’s home is a mix of beautiful clean lines and graphic design and bright bold colour – with an injection of fun!

‘The Red Kitty’ pillow is from his own collection.

suponhome4Real men aren’t afraid of pink! I love how bright and airy this office space is.


Supon is a big animal lover, after the death of his beloved dog Pica – Supon started his Pooch Decor collection of pet portraits and dog inspired art and accessories. I’d love to get a bright fun portrait of Javier.



I think this room really sums up Supon’s style – white background with a strong mid-century influence; Jonathan Adler lamp and ceramics; bright colourful stripes; his British themed Union Jack and Live like a Queen pillows

– and of course, his dogs!


Definitely quite the puppy pad! – his bedroom is bright and energetic – makes you want to get up and go in the morning!

Funny but often too true, I loved this quote by Supon

‘Creativity is like beauty: If you weren’t born with it, you’ll have to pay for it’.

Find out more about the fun accessories in his home as well as so many others at

{Photos: NakedDecor}

Guest blog: The lovely Camille visits Peru…

April 27, 2009

As we work our way towards the middle of the week, sometimes you just want an escape – my friend Camille recently returned from a trip to visit family in Peru. She’s been kind enough to take show us some of her finds…

“During a recent trip to Lima, I was inspired to take photographs of some of my favourite pieces for my dear friend Sharalee. Sharalee and I hit it off almost immediately after meeting because of our love for beautiful interiors that reflect our childhood homes. Her’s being Zimbabwe and mine being Peru. She encouraged me to share some of these photographs with you.”

“Peruvians artists typically use embroidery techniques and designs that project the ancient cultures of Peru. These pillows punch up any decor!”
“The wood sculpting expertise of the skilful artisan is reflected in beautiful hand carved furniture.”
“This is my favourite place at the Indian Market in Miraflores. You are welcomed by the bright and friendly Peruvian woman who dyes and weaves all of these pieces herself. If you’re lucky, you might even catch her in midst of making a basket. Imagine, a wooden Teak bowl filled with colourful wooven fruit. Or heading off to a summer Sunday afternoon picnic at the park, carrying all of your favoutire treats in a bright beautiful handbag.
The butterflies would look lovely hanging over your front porch. I couldn’t resist and brought a red flower
home which is now sitting in my kitchen window.
I hope that you found these photos insightful, inspiring, and enjoyed
them as much as I enjoyed sharing them with you!”
Thanks Camille for sharing your trip – Peru looks so beautiful and I love that bright colour
is deeply ingrained in Peruvian art. Next time I want to come along!

It’s Monday…

April 27, 2009

I did it! After a very, (very!) intensive, and much needed spring cleaning session chez nous yesterday, I thought I’d start the week off right by going for my first run of the season. Oh, there have been oh so many (perfectly legitimate) reasons why I hadn’t started till today, that basically come down to me being lazy. But… no time like the present!

Here’s where I’m off to…


Springtime in High Park is so beautiful that is won’t seem nearly so torturous – except for the running bit…


Hope you’re enjoying a lovely day!


A little bit of weekend humour…

April 24, 2009


… make that evil humour. So terrible – but I killed myself laughing!

Hope you all have a fun weekend!

Room of the Week

April 24, 2009


{Photo: The Deco Detective}

This room makes me happy – it just says Spring! I really love the bold, modern black and white art set against traditional furniture in bright, pop-y colours! And what better to pull it all together than bright fuschia flowers – could they be peonies? (can you tell, I can’t wait till they come out!)

Happy Earth Day!

April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day! – a great reminder to pause and reflect on how amazing our Earth is and how much it definitely is worth preserving and cherishing!

Here are a couple beautiful images…

karibaThis is Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe – one of my favourite spots in the whole wide world!

sunsetfortcollinsI took this in Fort Collins, Colorado – the sky was absolutely breathtaking!

I wanted to celebrate Earth Day outdoors, however, the rainy weather has interfered with my plans so instead, I’m enjoying nature through some lovely links.

For some beautiful photography, check out Tree A.ware – gorgeous of trees, birds, flowers and the world around us.

And since it’s Earth Day, brush up on a your own Green know-how! Check out – Green is Sexy – a fabulous site with loads of great green tips by three friends – Didi, Megan and Rachel (McAdams – know for The Notebook, State of Play and upcoming The Time Travellers Wife .) But I digress, the blog is fun and full of tips and tricks on how small green changes can have a big impact.

All ruffled up…

April 22, 2009



 Tis the season for romantic, feminine ruffles – they’re everywhere – on pillows, dresses,  blouses, jewellery and even the blossoms on the trees!

These  dresses are just too lovely – it’s like you’re wearing a soft, beautiful spring blossom.

{Sarah Seven on Etsy}


{left: J.Crew, top right: Victoria’s Secret, bottom right: Anthropologie}

ruffleshettlepicI discovered these pretty pillows from Hettle via Aphrochic – thanks Jeanine!

So why not play along with nature this Spring and deck yourself out with fresh romantic ruffles!



I want to do with you
What spring does with the cherry trees.

~Pablo Neruda~