All posts tagged: spring

finds … porch refresh

It’s been raining consistently since October here and the seasons have blended themselves into one: The WET season. Surely it must be spring by now and time to step outside! It’s this time of year that I like to add a little happy to the front porch with some original standout pieces found on ETSY.  Here are my top picks for adding renewed life and fun to your porch. Pop O Color : throw pillows Green Desk : hanging planter Petrified Design : bench Moda Industria : mailbox Urban Mettle : house numbers Wasatch Creative : concrete  planters Olive Paper Company : doormat Masaya Trading Company : mid century modern armchair Note: Although I haven’t personally purchased these products, I’m looking forward to incorporating them into my future design projects

kitchen color

finds … kitchen color

Currently my kitchen is gray, on gray, on white, on gray.  I love the simplicity of it, but in between the rain and the rain, I’m looking for some sunshine!  I’m looking to add some color to my kitchen without changing the color of my kitchen.  Changing up the accessories in a room can instantly alter the mood of a space without a major overhaul. As always, I start my search with ETSY looking for some fresh, original products to add interchangeable color to my kitchen. I’ve noticed a trend in my search… and may have to write a future blog posting on ‘paint dipping’.   I absolutely love it.  Here are my top picks for adding instant color and SUNSHINE to your kitchen. For The Host : wood kitchen utensil set Sea & Asters : geometric air plant cube Little Design Haus : apple pear prints Earth Cadets : hand printed kitchen towels Objectify Homeware : Objectify demi blue wall clock Gleaming Renditions : nesting trays Willful : wooden snack bowls Note: Although I haven’t personally purchased …

finds … 3 finds to add colour & texture for Spring!

Yesterday I spotted my first daffodil, which means SPRING has arrived.  Time for colour and time to get organized!  The hottest colour trend this season is BOLD, VIBRANT COLOUR.  The bolder the better, and one of the easiest ways to add colour to the home is through your accessories. Here I have found 3 unique ways to add colour to your home with the bonus of adding texture and function.  For all the little things around the house; toys, craft supplies, loose change, hair accessories these three baskets bring style and personality to any space with their colour, but also add warmth and comfort with texture. a. Fabric Organizer Basket Storage Container Bin – Set of 3 – Disco Dots Orange/Pink, Hip Baby Boutique, London, Canada (www.etsy.com/shop/hipbabyboutique ) Available in sets or individual baskets in a wide selection of fabrics.* b. Natural White Wool Felt Box, manusmade, Ottawa, Canada (www.etsy.com/shop/manusmade)  Available in many sizes and colours. * c. Magenta Pink Felted Bowl, deboraBstudio, Anacortes, Washington, USA (www.etsy.com/shop/deboraBstudio) Available in many sizes and colours.* Note: Although …