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Our mothers are many things to us. They are our teachers, mentors, protectors, best friends, worst night mares and when the chips are down, we know they will always be there for us. Offering a sympathetic ear, excited encouragement and a fountain of wisdom.
My mother had excellent taste and an eye for design. We moved around a lot but our home always felt comfortable, stylish and contemporary for its time.
In the photo above, it's obvious she wasn't afraid of colour. The sofa becomes the pop of interest in the room and she balances with neutrals
Wallpaper is a great way to add mood and atmosphere to a space. I love it as an accent wall in the Master bedroom behind the bed. Powder rooms are also a great spot to wallpaper and the are typically small so keeps costs low. I love a unexpected bold print!
Our dining room felt like a cozy cabin!
Another tip from my mother was, when buying a chair, make sure it looks just as good from the back as it does from the front. Find a option that is comfy as well as beautifull.
My mother is no longer with us but her influence is very much alive in me. I appreciate beauty in form and design because of her. I'm fearless and believe in myself because of her. I love and miss her.
Happy Mothers Day to all! ❤
I recently helped a lovely couple in Newmarket decorate their living room. They had been living with furniture that was purchased in the 80's that saw their now teenaged daughters through potty training, unwashable markers, glue stick and the sneaky-sticky-penaut butter jelly fingers.
My clients were ready to start fresh and create the grown up, sophisticated, comfy living room space that they would feel proud to have friends visit. The style had to be on trend but not too trendy. Something that could carry them through for years to come.
I recommended spending as much as they could afford on the sofa and chairs in order to get good quality and fabric that was durable. I selected a nice, neutral, lighter toned linen that would stand the test of time in terms of style and quality. The chairs were in similar tones with a neutral pattern. My clients opted for a muted colour palette vs. loud statement accent pieces/colours, so I found the perfect piece of art at Homesense which dictated the rest of the decor. It wouldn't be difficult to switch things up should they decide they want more colour or a different colour. Thats the beauty and ease of selecting neutral furniture and wall colours. Simply switching the artwork and cushions will give the room an entirely different look.
My clients love spending time and entertaining in this room. They even allow their teenage daughters to enjoy the room! Now....if they could just keep the dog from sleeping on the sofa!