January 27, 2013

Trends for 2013

There are some really great trends predicted for 2013.  I love poring through the January shelter magazines and seeing what's expected in the upcoming year.  Some of my faves include:

Seriously, I did not think I would be a fan of this trend but seeing it take form in some lovely light fixtures has persuaded me to want to try it.
Rowan Pharmacy Task Floor Lamp - Antique Brass - Restoration Hardware
Computer generated photo-realist fabrics
This trend is easily added through the use of pillows and I've already seen it appear in several shops.
Woodtype Cushion - by LazySuzan on Etsy
Looks fantastic in brightly saturated hues.
Latitude Slate Blue/Grey Low Dresser - CB2
It's the Pantone colour of the year so you'll start seeing it everywhere!
Emerald Toile Solomon's Seal - Chintz & Company
Materials that look vintage
Think slate, weathered concrete and crackle-glazed tiles
Emser Tile - Cristallo Crackle Willow Green - South Cypress

January 19, 2013

Store Love - Chintz & Company

Chintz & Company (1238 - 11th Ave SW) has everything you could ever want for a well-designed home.  Lighting, furniture, textiles, silk flowers and accessories can be found throughout the store's three floors.  What I really like about this store are the varying styles represented by the products available so it's perfect for almost anyone.
Accessories are organized by colour/style 
Silk flowers (and a familiar mirror behind them)
Lots of glassware to choose from 
Love the paint tray/platter
Great leaf vases 
Wonderful art to choose from 
Love these unique globes
An overwhelming amount of goodies to look at
Amazing pendant lights in so many different styles
Drapery hardware (and are those Tribbles?) 
Luxurious bedroom vignette with a show-stopping chandelier 
Great fabric choices for draperies, upholstery and pillows
These pillows come in crazy colours and are very, very soft 
Lovely trim options

January 07, 2013

Still in Paradise

Enjoying my last few days in Maui before I head back home to winter.  Aloha!

January 03, 2013

Happy Birthday...

... to me!   Spending the day in paradise.
Image by Naomi Rose