Posts From the monthly archives: "August 2014"

Navy and Pink are two of my favourite colours.  When combined, they create a ‘preppy’ look that I love.  Navy provides depth while pink adds some girly fun.  Although these two colours are strong, they can be softened by adding elements of white. via What a fabulous girls’ bathroom. via via Only Mary McDonald could…(Read More)

Fashion Styling Session


Something a bit different on this weeks’ Gallerie B blogpost. I recently had a clothing epiphany. For some time now I have been in a ‘fashion rut’. Looking in my wardrobe, I felt as though nothing co-ordinated and the same brands were jumping out at me. Cue Lisa Iurada, Personal Fashion Stylist from Cocoon…(Read More)

As you would know I am a big fan of colour but still appreciate a room decorated in neutral tones. For those less confident introducing colour, a neutral beige, greige or taupe can still create a beautiful space.  As I mentioned in my ‘White’ post (here), introducing pattern and texture is important to give interest…(Read More)

Caitlin McGauley is a New York based artist and illustrator who I’ve admired for a while now.  She creates gorgeous watercolour sketches featuring vignettes, full of colour and whimsy.  Caitlin initially worked as an illustrator for Domino and Lonny magazines.  She has collaborated with leading brands such as Kate Spade New York, Hermes, Tory…(Read More)

Thanks to the popularity of gold in home accessories and furnishings, it is easy to add this element to a room. Where traditionally you might have seen grey paired with silver, I love gold and grey together.  Grey anchors the space while gold adds a touch of glamour. This sophisticated room was designed by Tobi…(Read More)

Daybed Dreaming


The Diane Bergeron designed daybed that I picked up for a song at the Design for Mirabel Event (here) arrived at my 1980s house.  It is currently sitting in an unused ‘nook’ in our bedroom but really isn’t having its moment of glory with the peach carpet and icy blue/grey walls. I do…(Read More)

Orange and Blue are two of my favourite colours.  Together they make a great pair as they are complementary, being opposite each other on the colour wheel.  The vibrance of the orange is offset by the calming blue. via via via While orange with mid-blue provides a fresh and coastal feel, when combined with…(Read More)

If you have ever tried to buy new bedding, just to be overwhelmed by the pillows alone, I hope this blogpost will be of some assistance!  Where to put Euros, Standards, how many Accent pillows, yes there can be some method to styling bed pillows. QUEEN SIZE BED: Thanks to Erin Zacharda from  Meadow Lake…(Read More)

Chocolate brown is a great backdrop colour for any design style. It is a warmer colour than black, yet has a formality about it.  I think chocolate brown is the perfect choice for a study or sitting room.  It can be masculine but add in some white contrast and a softer look is achieved. via…(Read More)