Today’s idea, add a touch of yellow in your home

Yellow is so mellow 

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Butter yellow metro tiles, let’s have a croissant.

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Happy dreams with country chic yellow in your bedroom.

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Forsythia yellow is spectacular.

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A Toronto Interior Designer modern kitchen with a Yellow Cake painted backsplash from Farrow and Ball

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Yellow pottery and of course nothing looks fresher than a bowl of lemon in your kitchen.

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Yellow coral wallpaper by Pierre Frey would look terrific in your powder room.

Today’s idea, small and dazzling kitchens

My dream kitchen is really a small kitchen, I don’t cook that much anymore, on the other hand, I like my kitchen to be an open kitchen to the dining room so that I can enjoy my guests when I cook.

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Going black and white in a not so big kitchen.

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A small galley kitchen can be most efficient.

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A minute kitchen with great big cabinet handles and lots of knobs.

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My favorite Château tiny kitchen.

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Using back splash mirrors can double your kitchen, if you are very tidy it is an excellent idea, I envy you who ever you are, but I definitely splash too much when I cook, so a mirrored kitchen is out of the question for me, but I wish I could.

Bathroom transformation in black and white

I love the use of black and white in Michael and Jonathan’s bathroom, it is amazing, simple and absolutely refreshing.

Photos http://glo.msn.com/lvia http://47parkav.blogspot.ca/

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Before and after chez Michael Minns and Jonathan King at 47 Park Avenue in Yorshire England

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The black floor is sensational and the geometric black and white rug adds great drama to the room.

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The black antique bathtub seems to levitate on the pitch black Farrow and Ball floor.

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Paint your black where it matters most and use white as a yin to your yang.

*Thank you 47 Park Avenue for giving me permission to share your photos with my blogger friends.

Spring is coming into your homes and hearts

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I was invited to the launching of HomeSense Spring Home collection in Montreal. I wanted to share some of my favorite finds with you. This season, HomeSense has a very colorful collection of indoor outdoor rugs. color is coming back with … Continue reading

Present and Past best-dressed at the Oscars

I have to warn you that I am a bit partial for the best past dressed at the Oscars, on the other hand I only chose the dresses I really liked at the 2014 Oscars, well maybe I have a bit of a problem in the impartiality domain

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Cate Blanchett is my number one favorite in Armani Privé.

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Sandra Bullock the stunning lady in blue in an Alexander McQueen gown.

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Jolie Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab Haute Couture.

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Gorgeous Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture, red is definitely the new black.

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Prada could not have chosen a better model than the majestic Lupita Nyong’o.

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Meryl Streep should always wear Lanvin, it fits her to a Tee.

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Sally Hawkins in Valentino, I have to admit I hesitated between Cate Blanchett’s Armani and Sally’s Valentino, they are so sumptuous.

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Kerry Washington and her baby both looked amazing in Jason Wu.

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The eternally beautiful Charleze Theron in Dior

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We really missed Jennifer Lopez this year, as a woman with a rather present Tookhes (butt in Hebrew) I always feel comforted by the elegance of Jennifer Lopez at the Oscars.  2006 Oscars. (Jean dress)

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Jennifer Lopez In Chanel Haute Couture 2001. ”La mode se démode” said Coco Chanel, this is why Chanel never goes out of style, we could wear this dress today.

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You are welcome to share your favorite Oscar’s dresses of all time, have a great week

Tiny Canadian home

Mini homes can be adorable

Via http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ and http://inhabitat.com/

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Writer, aritist, photographer Rachel Ross acquired this Gypsy wagon and turned it into a retreat. It is made out of recycled material. This small abode is 160 square foot,  it is amazing what you can do in such a micro space, don’t you think so. http://rachelmross.com/

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It has a fantasy land appeal about it.

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 I don’t think that Jennifer Lawrence in her last year Oscar night incredible dress  could fit in this house.

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Stay tuned for tomorrow, we will share the most amazing dresses at the 2014 Academy Award. You are very welcomed to send us your own choices of best-dressed at the Oscar.

French café in New York city

I would like to share this decogirlmontreal find with you, if you visit New York City this café looks like it is worth a stop.

Via http://www.latimes.com/style

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Readers from the La Times recommend le Café Gitane in New York City, it offers Balthazars pastries a four star bakery and other delicacies are on the menu. Le café Gitane is located in the West Village next to the Jane Hotel

Voilà the Menu

http://www.viewmenu.com/cafe-gitane/menu?ref=google

Enjoy your visit, and tell us all about it.

Nike goes eco trash

The Interior of the new Nike Store in Shanghai is built with trash. I find this architecture so innovating, I hope it will go viral.

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The Taiwanese architects have used 5,500 soda cans, 2,000 PET water bottles and 50,000 old CDs and DVDs to create the interior and fixtures of the Nike’s Shanghai store.

Read more via http://inhabitat.com/new-nike-concept-store-in-shanghai-is-made-entirely-from-trash/nike-shanghai-trash-1/

Second-hand furniture and the making of an elegant room

  My friend Jacqueline, has moved into a new condo. Her dining room table and chairs were too big for her new dining area. A friend convinced her to go shopping for second-hand furniture online. It was a premiere for Jacqueline, but she has a great eye and in no time at all she found exactly what she wanted. I took a few pictures of Jacqueline’s condo so that you could have a quick visit and see how she harmonized her new (second-hand) table and chairs with the rest of her apartment.

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Jacqueline’s living room is mainly black and ivory with a vibrant multicolored chinoiserie slipcovered sectional sofa.

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Jacqueline’s black bookshelves were originally made to measure and would you believe that they fit perfectly in her new condo. Jacqueline is using her hand painted Japanese screen as a room divider between her living room and her dining area.

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Voilà, this is what I mentioned previously, look at her second-hand dining room table and chairs.

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I have to confess that I am a bit jealous of her finds on Kijiji wouldn’t you be, this dining room table is so elegant and the chairs are perfect for her new condo dining area.

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So what we all need to know now is that we can furnish a better world with second-hand furniture and we should not be afraid to mix second-hand with what we already have, go for it.

 

 

Last minute Valentine’s gifts

There is still time for your V day present, here  are a few ideas for you guys wherever you are.

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A Spa gift card for you love one is food for the soul. Buy it online at Wayspa.com gift cards available online this gift card will be accepted in 2000 Spas.

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Urban Outfitters has a lovely choice of V cards,  you can either get them online or others are available at the store, at this particular time of the day,  I would run to the store. http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/

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Digital photo frame you can run them on a loop, Walmart.

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A collection of Kiehl’s body cream is always welcome.

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Word Haikubes game is another game you can play together. Urban Outfitters.

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A foot bath is a small luxury, Walmart.

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Beaded choker necklace 20.00 at Urban Outfitters.

For more ideas go to http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/02/12/last-minute-valentines-day but make it fast, there is not much time left.

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Have a great Valentine’s day my friends. ”Love is in the air”