Curate your home, don’t clutter

Fall is almost upon us, clean up and edit your home harmoniously.

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Organize the objects you treasure in groups.

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Regroup your black and white photos in a small corner.

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Frame some of your Children’s drawings and make a nice display instead of cluttering the fridge with them.

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Create a theme, decorative plates on a wall and dining area go well together.

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In an open armoire or shelves, display what is beautiful, don’t display your junk drawer, organize everything neatly.

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Bookshelves can be a mixture of books, art, decorative and meaningful objects, there is an order and a balance that has to be respected, I know books are books but somehow they feel better and they read better if they are well displayed.

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You can have a tree of life with books by ELENASEGURINI creazioni x casa interni

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Of course you cannot get rid of everything but your collections should not be chaotic, there is a certain order that we have to establish if we want to collect things.

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Seashells are quite interesting as long as they are good looking.

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Displaying seashells  in  a bathroom or guest room.

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Open shelves in a kitchen with a collection of all white porcelain and dishes, colour is a good unifier to create balance.

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A corner with an oriental theme, chinoiserie, japonaiserie, and Celadon.

Have fun my lovelies, you can curate and declutter without throwing everything away.

Today’s idea, a shower with a view

The amazing experience of showering almost outside and sometimes outside.

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A tale of Shower and Tub for you.

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Showering in the garden of Eden.

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On the other side of the bathroom window of author and photographer Kelly Klein is her shower, who can ask for anything more.

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A shower window to the world of Manhattan.

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Sometimes two windows in your shower is better than one.

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Shower shower in the window, who is the prettiest of them all.

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A lapis windowed shower.

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A sconce by Ralph Lauren Home is the perfect fit for this shower window.

Happy Canada day my lovelies

Even though it is already July 1st Canada day, you might think that you are too late to decorate your balcony, but you are not, it is never too late, you still can enjoy the summer and celebrate many occasions on your balcony.

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I have to admit that I was very hesitant about palm trees on an urban balcony, but I realized it creates intimacy for a small dining area and brings life and movement to a concrete space.

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I took a few pictures for you at Home Depot, they still have a good selection of palm trees and flowers, the small palm trees are $20.00 each.

 

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Add a whimsical decorative piece, this Home Sense frog is sitting on a book, I suppose it should be a worm sitting on a book, but somehow a worm would not be as much fun.

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The cedars are quite beautiful for $29.99


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You can mix your South with your North, such as palm trees with cedar and pines.

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Dollarama sells these palm tree pots for $3.00 a piece.

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Flowers left at Home depot

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If you are an asphalt flower, enjoy your summer, go out on your balcony, water your plants and flowers, it is good for your urban soul.

Small things to enhance your kitchen

Sometimes you don’t need to spend much to enhance your kitchen

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Add an insert for spices in one of your drawer

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Spice rack from Ikea Variera $4.99

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Add a few hooks on your kitchen cabinet doors

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Change your handles and knobs

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Paint your cabinets

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Make a black board

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Black board doocooler wallpaper via  https://www.amazon.ca/

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Put-Corkboard-Your-FridgeStick a cork panel on your fridge door

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Decorate your kitchen with pictures

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Add a small table if you don’t have room for an island

Today’s idea, using trellis and arbor

When I was a little girl, I lived by the river and we had a pergola in our back yard right above the river. Somehow, I still long for this trellis pergola, it was absolutely romantic, it reminded me of all these period films that took place in the South of the USA.

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Trellises are inviting you into a magical world.

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Being private with trellises.

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Flowers adore trellises so do I.

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A romantic corner with trellises.

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Create a meditation area with 3 trellises

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Painting your trellises to merge with nature.

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Trellis with a round face.

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Natural trellises

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Being welcomed by an arched metal arbor.

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I like the idea of installing a wooden arbor on two pillars.

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Home Depot has quite a good selection of trellises and arbors.

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An arbor is more like a tunnel passage way.

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New England arbor from Lowes.

Today’s idea, it’s all about your balcony, a room of its own

A few months ago I moved from a home with no balcony to an apartment with a lovely balcony, it really makes a big difference in my life, it’s like having an extra room. Now I am thinking about decorating it, so this is all about balcony inspiration, hope you enjoy it.

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Table for two on your balcony, make it romantic.

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Protect yourself from the sun, use the color turquoise and sandy wood to give it a beach look. (bord de mer).

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You can even have a small lime green BBQ on your balcony, add a colourful rug, as it makes it look more like a room.

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Don’t be afraid of black and white on your balcony.

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Your balcony is the place to go eclectic, shelves are also great for your flower pots.

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Balcony on a budget. Use wooden crates to make a bench with pillows, a blanket and potted flowers.

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A balcony is never too small for a hammock. Stripes always look good on a balcony, I guess it has to do with the idea of having a nice tent on the beach.

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Striped tent on the beach.

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These bamboo plants look terrific, it is like having a small corner of jungle on your balcony.

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Tiny balcony, but so lively. and these balcony lights look absolutely charming.

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You can hang a few lanterns, it will light up your evenings and create quite an ambiance.

Stay tuned, tomorrow we will go shopping and share our finds with you, so that you can create your dream balcony.

 

Today’s idea, playing with your blues

I am a lover of white and blues, so I was very pleased to find out that the HomeSense 2016 spring collection has a lot to offer in the white and blues.

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Somehow, a touch of green looks great in this white and blue bedroom.

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Adding a bit of nature with this Ficus tree is a warmer upper in this white and blue corner.

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A printed blue and white rug, pillow shams and cushions are small details that completes your white and blue room.

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A special touch with a Moroccan style candle.

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White and blue love anything natural, this natural wooden base lamp is ideal.

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A natural wicker tray can be used as a decorative object on the wall or simply as a tray.

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A white and blue throw is so comfy, I use mine to watch TV at night, remembrance from nights past.

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The white and blue Ikat pattern chair.

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A Kilim like pouf ivory and blue.

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Blue ceramic

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There is blue and there is turquoise blue and they amazingly look charming together.

Beautify your closets with useful storage

Simply closet and a quatuor of storage ideas 

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Small can be beautiful, in your baby’s closet organizing the changing table with all that is necessary, adding a lovely chandelier, bottom shelves with baskets. top shelves for cream etc… Painting the back of the closet to match the color of the room is a good idea, remember, God is in the details.

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A cheerful kitchen storage red and white with a small island on wheels. A tiny space with lots of storage. Use your door for hanging tea towel, paper towel, etc..

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I really like this pantry with all the glass containers, baskets and bowls, you can get lots of glass containers at the dollar store for a reasonable price, and the advantage is that you can see what you store, you can also use file folder labels on your containers.

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Finally in your entryway, organize a colourful storage for your kids sports activities. Don’t forget to paint the interior of the closet, it makes such a difference.

Today’s idea, revisiting Pumpkins

Every fall I go to the Atwater market to visit the great pumpkins spread.

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The colourful pumpkins and squashes at the Montreal Atwater market are always an inspiration for indoor and outdoor home decor.

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Add a few nuts, fruits and autumn leaves to your squash or pumpkin Centre de table (Table center piece)

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The gold effect and the glamorous pumpkin

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Pumpkins au naturel.

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Be the Fairy Godmother, transform your ordinary pumpkins for your outdoor porch in the most magical way.

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Give your pumpkin a spring look in autumn, paint it green and decorate it with gold upholstery studs.

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A white and orange center piece is quite sophisticated.

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Choose your pumpkins some are more attractive than others. Pile up a few pumpkins from bigger to smaller outside your front door entrance. Add a few tea lights to enhance them.

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If you feel creative, stencil your pumpkins in different fall colours.

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Go for pink pumpkins, a reminder of the terrific Marilyn Monroe in her fabulous pink dress.

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Pink Marilyn in Gentlemen prefer Blondes.

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Flowers and pumpkins go together like horse and carriage.

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Using you pumpkins and squashes as flower vases will turn out into a beautiful arrangement.