Monday, December 17, 2012

Amusing Monday Read

Another amusing read on Houzz....

"Classification of the Design Species" by Architect Jody Brown

Hope this kick starts your week with a good laugh!
Designing B.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

All Wrapped Up

Well, we're nearing Christmas and while I have managed to get my holiday shopping done on time, I have yet to get everything wrapped and ready to go under the tree.

If you're looking for ways to get more crafty or add some 'chic' to your paper this year, here are some great ideas to have your friends and family take notice.

Great DIY ideas for the Chevron Obsessed

Multicoloured Chevron Paper
Grey & White Chevron Paper
Red & White Chevron Paper
DIY Stamp & Paper
DIY Sponge Stamp
Chevron Tag

These creative ribbon and accents are a great way to add that personal touch

Felt Ribbon
Letter Beads
Silver Paper Ribbon
Paper Bows

For a couture inspired or designer touch for the holidays, why not give these lovelies a try ? Marc Jacobs, Rachel Roy, Stacy Bendet and Rachel Zoe all put their stamp on their very own paper.

Marc Jacobs gift wrap
Rachel Roy gift wrap
Stacy Bendet gift wrap
Houndtooth gift wrap
Rachel Zoe gift wrap
Fashion model couture gift wrap

Happy Wrapping Everyone!
Designing B.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Shedding some fabulous light on the subject

I am so happy to be back and active on the bloggosphere. I've been MIA for about 9 months now and while this is usually about the amount of time it takes to bring a baby into this world, I on the other hand, have been busy raising two over this period.

These past few months have brought many changes, including moving cities, setting up shop and establishing new relationships with new clients. I am thrilled to be back for the holidays in my home town.

Lately, I've been sourcing some light fixtures and as always, I tend to get carried away with my research when it comes to pendants and chandeliers. Here are some fabulous breath taking luminaires!

My personal fave... No. 6! Will find a spot for these fabulous pendants in our new space!

What are some of your favourite light fixtures and why? Please share.

Hope this lights up your day!
Designing B.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Visualising your space

Over the last couple months I've been working on a couple different projects which have involved helping my clients visualise their space as being different from their existing decor, design etc.
These conceptual drawings go a long way when magazines, fabric and paint swatches just aren't enough. Here's some of my latest work...

What helps you make decisions on your decorating ideas? How do you reach people with your ideas?

On another note, the guilt of not being able to make it to the gym due to caring for my 1 month old and my very active toddler has manifested into humorous resentment for those who have the time to.....

Happy Tuesday Everyone! Let those creative juices flow!
Designing B.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Amusing Monday Morning Read

While catching up on all that I missed on Houzz over the last month, I came across a really amusing and clever post by Architect Jody Brown. Pairing personalities with their architectural styles, these images were a fun read.

'Find your Architechtural Style'.......

Bungalow Style  exterior

Vernacular Style  exterior

Cape Cod Style  exterior

Hamptons Style  exterior

Mid Century Modern Style  exterior

Italianate Style  exterior

Greek Revival Style  exterior

Soho Loft Style  exterior

Odd thing is that I would have liked to be in the Hampton's category when I was in my twenties and now that I'm older and into my thirties, I would love to be part of the Soho loft category (without wanting to date Kanye of course LOL).

Happy Monday everyone!
Designing B.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Oh Joy! It's a Boy!

My family and I have been blessed with a beautiful baby boy. His big sister couldn't be prouder and I am frantically planning the baby's nursery now that we know the sex.

Back in January I posted some lively and vibrant pix for a little girls room. All ideas for our little miss Diva in the making (aren't they all at 4 ?).

Now for a baby boy's nursery,  I'm looking for a sophisticated 'cool boy' nursery but still with that element of fun!

Here are some images I'm using to put together some of my ideas:

Erika Ward - Erika Ward Interiors modern kids

Feathered Nest Interiors, LLC contemporary kids
shabby nest traditional kids

These multi-bands and stipes are a really fun way of adding life and colour to the nursery.
Even a wide single band can bring in a more sophisticated feel to the room.

This 'Cool' Camouflage wall sets of the gray and white room
Kids Room contemporary kids

I absoloutely love this red and blue theme and what a great blue it is!
Argyle Bedroom contemporary kids

Fun with Argyle.... why not? Oh so Preppy!

Happy Decorating...
Designing B.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

LOVE Letters' in your home

Happy Valentines Day!
Art and Typography has added a new element to the word LOVE in today's interiors.There are so many ways to inspire, motivate and express who and what you are with just these four letters. 

Here are some of my fav images in honour of today!

{via Coulson MacLeod}

{Via: Etsy}

Love Sign by William Dohman modern accessories and decor

{via: HGTV}

{via: Caitlin Hill}

{Above Images via: Made by Girl}

{via: howdoIlovethee}

Here's to a day filled with L.O.V.E.......
Designing B.