Your home, your style, your life,

Different homes different styles but only one life ”YOURS”

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I find MODERN style quite relaxing and practical a bit on the Zen side but just enough. This home located in Minneapolis Minnesota was designed by SALA Architects.

Let the exterior in, great windows  and patio doors, nature is definitely part of this modern decor. .


I like the comfort of the sofa and the Eames chair with its ottoman created in 1956 by the couple Ray and Charles Eames, love the Bamboo floor which brings warmth to these rooms. Who says you need floor tiles in the kitchen, I find that in an open concept keeping the flooring consistent connects the room and creates visual spaciousness.

Via Mobilia https://mobilia.ca/en/elliot-593714495.html

You can find a very similar armchair chair at Mobilia $799.00 Cadn

Ottoman at Mobilia $349.00 Cadn

Via https://onekindesign.com/2018/03/01/contemporary-home-victorian/

This Colorado home was built by Krueger Architecture in a contemporary style for easy living.

Between you and me, I agree with Marie Kondo’s quote ”The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life” Marie Kondo. Marie is an author who writes about tidying up and lifestyle.

 Via https://onekindesign.com/

The home owner is an Interior Designer (Slifer Designs) who wanted a home for her family and their non complicated lifestyle, easy going easy living. For extra warmth and comfort,they added a Shiraz  runner.

You will find great runners and other super rugs at http://indiport.com/en/home-2/

I love the simplicity of the white metro tiles on the walls of the shower mixed with the greige square tiles on the ceiling and also on the floor of the bathroom. The natural wood  of the vanity with the dark metal hardware are in perfect harmony with the colours of the oriental rug which brings warmth and a bit of history to this contemporary bathroom.

Stockholm Mirror at Ikea $99.00 cadn

Bathroom vanity white and bamboo counter top Godmorgon/Tolken at Ikea $899.00 cadn

We have explored Modern and Contemporary Style today and a few pieces of furniture and rugs within reach. Stay tuned for next week we will be looking at Barn homes and Cottages.

A few notes for you my lovelies, Have a Happy week.

Have a Happy week 

 

 

The true minimalist and the virtual one

I always thought that minimalism was Zen, but I suppose that Christian Grey’s virtual  home can be considered minimalistic but not Zen as New York Artistic Director Sam Shahid’s home is minimalistic and pure Zen. ”I believe minimalism is all in the eye of the beholder”

Images via Universal Studio

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Christian’s living room has big empty spaces like in the minimalist Japanese tradition and with its big windows the exterior is brought into the interior, on the other hand his decorative objects are not necessarily plain and simple, but I have to admit that there is a ”Less is more” Mies Van der Rohe quality about his virtual home.

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Mies Van der Rohe architect

 

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They are some natural elements in Christian’s home, like the wood dining table and the brown marble floors, that are agreeable to the minimalistic style.

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Christian’s kitchen could be called minimalistic, compare to mine it is.

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Sam Shahid’s home is a great exemple of Zen minimalistic style.

The simplicity of the materials, the quietness of the space reflects the concept of Japanese Zen.

Image via http://www.phhfineart.com/

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Sam Shahid, President and Creative Director, Shahid and Company, Creative Design and Advertising Agency

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Oh sometimes I wish I could obtain this serene calm look in my own home, but I do get attached to objects, I suppose I am far away from being Zen, maybe in another lifetime.

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Sam Shahid’s bedroom

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David Piscuskas is Sam Shahid’s architect,

Images Peter Aaron/Otto via  http://www.1100architect.com/projects/manhattan-triplex/

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Spectacular Piscuskas’s architectural work in Sam Shahid’s home.

Image via http://www.newyork-architects.com/

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The very talented Architects David Piscuskas andJuergen Riehm  ”1100 Architect PC”

Who lives here, your home style

Your style says a lot about your personality, it reflects you totally.

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I want to share these with you, I got them from Homesense, I thought that they were super interesting to help you define your own style. I myself am a mixture of Modern romantic and Modern bohemian, ”I like to browse in vintage and second hand stores”and would you believe, I am also a bit of Daredevil in my choices of colour.

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I also wear a lot of black, I guess I have an eclectic personality.

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Send us photos of your home, share your style with us at decogirlmontreal@gmail.com

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Have fun in analyzing your style.

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

Today’s idea, comfort and joy in your new kitchen

You really have been dreaming about a new Kitchen for a few years now. You are getting very excited about renovating or revamping your Kitchen this spring or this summer, I suggest you start planning now. It will take about 4 to 5 months preparation before you can feel comfort and joy in your Kitchen.

I know it sounds like a lot of time to dedicate to a Kitchen, but if you ”cook” and live in your Kitchen, you have to be prepared to do your homework. If you are well prepared, your Kitchen will become a Kitchen with a soul it will be a happy Kitchen, it might even sing now and then.

”Today is all about your Kitchen Style”

Via http://pinterest.com/pin/74872412526877533/Freshome

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A Contemporary Swedish Style kitchen

1- First you have to make a decision, do you only  want a Kitchen revamp or will it be a complete renovation, so how much money will you spend on this Kitchen, I know thinking about money first is always boring but it will help you determine what you will do about your Kitchen.

2- You have to research a Style that you like and that will harmonize with your home, you can look at magazines, collect clippings or go on the internet. I found that Pinterest is inspiring, it has terrific pictures of different kitchen styles. You can also go on http://decotheca.com/ a great site to help you organize your renovation and decoration.

 

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tiny but well organized and lovely kitchen

A small traditional kitchen with a bit of a contemporary twist.

Via http://pinterest.com/decogirlmontl/kitchen-thoughts/completelytotallymadly.blogspot.com

Gorgeous white kitchen.

A Shaker Style kitchen with marble and tiles.

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Brown and white kitchen design

A Modern Kitchen with a long island, plays on brown and white, it reminds me of brown and white chocolate and I find it quite yummy.

Via http://pinterest.com/decogirlmontl/kitchen-thoughts/home-designing.com

This kitchen is a great combination of rustic and modern

Don’t be afraid to mix your Rustic with your Modern Style in your Kitchen.  Challenge the unexpected, it will look great.

Via  housebeautiful.com./Photo Victoria Pearson (my favorite Photographer)

Gray kitchen. Design: Parrish Chilcoat and Joe Lucas. housebeautiful.com. #gray #kitchen #kitchen_lighting #mahogany

Color your Kitchen, this bluish gray by Benjamin Moore ”Chelsea Gray” is like Chanel it can  become a Classic.

Via http://pinterest.com/pin/74872412526877512/Fresh Home

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A Classic Kitchen with a crystal chandelier is glamorous.

Via mydesignchic.com/http://pinterest.com/pin/74872412526857952/

Can't get over this chic kitchen. Via In Good Taste: La Cornue Range.

This Kitchen has a mixture of 2 colors and has a traditional Style.

Industrial with raw hardwood floor has a warm feeling about it

Industrial Kitchen Style with a warm feeling about it.

Via Elle Decor/http://pinterest.com/pin/74872412526877294/

European kitchen via Elle Decor

A European Style Kitchen with a fireplace.

Have fun searching and discovering your Style. Stay tuned for tomorrow we will guide you in making a list of your needs in your Kitchen and in your life, well we will start with the Kitchen.

Small room, big style

”It is not the room in your life, it is the life in your room”..

Via Elle Decor

You can go contemporary/modern in your small living room...don’t be afraid of furniture, make sure it is comfortable….

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In a small long narrow room, the long sofa is king….

http://www.housebeautiful.com//Photo Miguel Flores-Viannaliving room

 I like this idea of painting the fireplace white it certainly makes the room look wider….you can seat quite a few people in this room..

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Don’t hesitate to put a table in front of a bookshelf,  it can be used as a desk but also as a bar or a buffet table…

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A more intimate dining room with contrasting brown armchairs….

Use mirrors they certainly will double your room

Photo Thibault Jeanson

Mirror mirror on the wall please reflect my small den….I know I keep repeating myself about mirrors, but I cannot help it, I really love mirrors they are so magical…

Via Elle Decor/Photo Tyllie Barbosa

Mirror as a head-board in a small bedroom…at cb2.com

This mirror from Zone would make a terrific headboard….

Today’s idea, mix your modern with your traditional

I have to admit that my favorite decoration style is a mixture of modern and traditional, I find it actual and exciting, I love taking from the past to create the present and eventually leave something to the future….

Via http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/Dcarter4_rect540

These rooms have been designed by Darryl Carter an Interior Designer from Washington D.C. and they are a good example of the mixture of modern and traditional style…An older trunk is used as a side table to this modern chair..and a Grand piano in the traditional style sits right there amongst this modern furniture…

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This room has a modern look and a warm traditional look…the sofas are traditional but white, and the white creates a warm modern ambiance..

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Add a touch of black, there is something elegant about it…

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An older style mirror with a modern console go well together…

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Oops a bit of a surprise here, a totally traditional room with a Zebra skin rug…

1- If you want to mix your modern with your traditional, make sure you chose your traditional pieces well and don’t over do it, a piece here and there is sufficient to create history and the decoration of your home feels like it has been there for quite a while and not overnight…

My favorite Kate Middleton’s outfits

I wonder how many walk in closets Kate has I would love to have a peek…she must have hundreds of outfits and the SHOES….

My very favorite Kate’s outfit is this white Reis dress and this Joseph Jacket…..

Via http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/Photos by Getty

A Katherine Hooker coat and dress…

Jenny Packham gown very Lady Di like..

Have a great week..

Scandinavian homes’ similarity to Montreal’s dwellings

Scandinavian dwellings are so similar to our homes in Montreal, 
I think it has to do with the cold winters, The Province of Quebec has snowy white winters and it does reflect in our Interiors….
I explored a few Scandinavia Blogs for you, hope you enjoy their style…

http://kreativinredning.blogg.se/category/inspiration.html

Familiar Scenery

http://kreativinredning.blogg.se/category/inspiration.html Photo Riazzoli

Via http://lamaisondannag.blogspot.com/Source Leva & bo / photo Sofi Sykfont via Husligheter

In Sweden they often white wash their floors, it has a summery feeling, but it also reminds us of snowy winters…I personally like the Scandinavian white wash floors, I wish we would adopt this look here….


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http://lamaisondannag.blogspot.com/Source Leva & bo / photo Sofi Sykfont via Husligheter

Has a very lovely  Ikea look….


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http://lamaisondannag.blogspot.com/Source Leva & bo / photo Sofi Sykfont via Husligheter


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http://lamaisondannag.blogspot.com/Source Leva & bo / photo Sofi Sykfont via Husligheter

Mixing our styles…


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http://lamaisondannag.blogspot.com/Source Leva & bo / photo Sofi Sykfont via Husligheter

Via http://fromscandinaviawithlove.tumblr.com/  Photo Karine Foberg
A home in Sweden.Photo by Karin Foberg.

A Home in Sweden

Via Via http://fromscandinaviawithlove.tumblr.com/ Photo Petra Bindel
A home in Denmark.Photo by Petra Bindel.

A Home In Denmark

Via Via http://fromscandinaviawithlove.tumblr.com/ Photo Petra Bindel
For Rädda Barnen by stylist Lotta Agaton and photographer Petra Bindel.

A Home in Sweden

http://lamaisondannag.blogspot.com Photo

Thanks to the Danes’ Designers we inherited great furniture from the 50’s and the 60’s

http://kreativinredning.blogg.se/

Via http://eeklind.blogg.se

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Have a great week, enjoy the last months of winter wherever you are….

Do you want to see George Clooney at home

George’s Home in Los Angeles
This is George at home, I think he does look like his home, good bones, sturdy, solid and simple furniture, no fla fla like we say in French…comfortable and comforting..
Via http://www.cbsnews.com/ Person to Person
At home with George Clooney
At home with George Clooney
A corner table with lots of pictures, very personal, I like it, this is George’s style…your house is a home George…
They are other pictures, you can visit CBS site if you want to know more about George, he so lovable…