August 2013 archive

Design Crush: Vintage Rustic Dining Table Setting

I was shopping for a wedding gift at The Bay this week when I stumbled upon this display table.  (Please pardon the phone pics…) I love it. It’s probably more dishes than I’d ever need to use at a dinner party, but sometimes beauty is in excess. The table is filled with vintage-looking bottles, thick […]

Chez Nous: Adventures In Milk Paint, Part 2

  In the first installment of my Adventures In Milk Paint, I started my first milk paint project and made a few mistakes. For Part 2, the kids and I took a mini road trip to Merrickville. It’s been years since I’ve been there, but it won’t be years until I go back. I saw […]

Saturday Shopping: Top 10 Host Gifts from Chapters

Don’t check your calendars, it’s not Saturday…yet. But yes, this is a Saturday Shopping post. I’m writing it now so you can be prepared if you are heading out of town for the long weekend & need a quick host/hostess gift. Given that opening, you’d think I’m the most organized woman around. I am not. I […]

Recommended Reading: 08.28.2013

I’m headed to the cottage this weekend and I’m saving my new issues of House Beautiful and Style At Home to read on the dock. I know, my restraint is impressive, right? If you’re doing the same (or have already devoured your new magazines and need something else to read) here are a few blog […]

Chez Nous: Adventures In Milk Paint, Part 1

  I’ve had a little side table I’ve been wanting to make over with milk paint for a while. I should point out that I’ve never used milk paint before and my past attempts at painting and staining furniture have looked pretty amateur. Nonetheless, I was inspired by all the lovely milk painted furniture I’ve […]

Saturday Shopping: Zara Home

I was pretty jealous this week when my blog reading list and Facebook feed filled up with posts and photos from Zara Home’s media preview in Toronto. But there is something to look forward to – Zara Home is opening an Ottawa location at the Rideau Centre, which is really great news considering Ottawa is […]

Homes We Love: Lessons from a Model Home

Unique Spaces is an interior decorating firm based here in Ottawa. One of their big clients in the Capital is Tartan Homes who hired them to decorate a few model homes that we can each learn some lessons from. Keep in mind that model homes don’t necessarily reflect what our homes should look like, rather they […]

Get This Look: Warm And Modern Condo Living Room

Hello hello, I’m back with my half of the great condo design post series. As we mentioned when we first started this series, both Sue and I are putting together ideas so that we can show you a few different ways to decorate the same space. Different strokes for different folks, after all. Sue did […]

Recommended Reading: 08.21.2013

  The countdown is on and summer’s days are numbered. I feel like this summer FLEW by and although I’m looking forward to so many things this fall, I’m trying to savour these last few days of warmth, sun, and fun. Heck, I bought a pair of white jeans today and I might even keep […]

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