fabrics galore

while browsing on cailtlin creer interiors blog i came across this fabulous and inexpensive textiles company called tonic living.
they carry a wide variety of unique and interesting textiles.
they are located in toronto, canada.
that is good news for all you canadians, they ship to canada!
the 16″ x 16″ pillows range from $24.00 – $33.00
i might have to snag the top left one for myself. ( i am a sucker for yellow)

they also have some amazing fabrics.
can’t you see these in a nursery or children’s room?
or maybe made into a throw pillow to spice up a drab sofa?
best part, they range from $8.00 – $14.00 a yard.
just lovely.

chevron rug

i am drawn to the chevron rug.
the bold but simple chevron pattern seems like the perfect way to enhance a space.
you can get a 5′ x 8′ wool chevron rug for $229.00 at west elm, not bad.
if you are looking for a less expensive substitute, check out ikeas stolkholm rand rug.
5′-7″ x 10′-6″ for $179.00 sounds like a deal to me.
the pattern is slightly different, but the overall look is still fantastic.
don’t you think the chevron rug looks great in these spaces?
you can even mix it with other graphic patterns.
suzannah at adventures in dressmaking came up with a simple diy zig zag rug project.
can you believe she made this rug?
now that is creative.
now i have to decide, do i want to make one too?


my kitchen is in need of some decor.
generally i like my kitchen decorations to be minimal.
i am in need of some art on the wall.
maybe an eat sign?
i also like the idea of growing herbs in the kitchen.
it adds lots of color, texture, and style.
flowers are also a great way to add life to a kitchen.
nothing better than a fresh bouquet of flowers!
i also love the concept of adding color through dishes,
or painting cabinet interiors.
what an inexpensive way to spice up a kitchen.

one of the most economical ways of adding style to a kitchen is fruit.
lemons, limes, oranges, apples, paired with a stylish vase or bowel can be the perfect finishing touch.
can you tell i love white kitchens?

dye residence.

audrey and tyson are in the process of building their first home.
like most first time builders, they are feeling overwhelmed with all the design decisions.
audrey sent me some photographs of the finishes they have already selected.
she currently owns a red sofa and wants to incorporate it in the space.
audrey also wanted to keep the red to a minimum and bring in additional complimentary colors.
they have an open floor plan.
the kitchen opens to the living and dining room.
she requested ideas for color and pattern.
for the dining room, i selected a pale blue and beige garden toile for the drapery, coordinating beige and black fabric for the chair upholstery, and a hint of red in the centerpiece.
for the living room, i incorporated the red sofa in the design but added classic colors, simple patterns, and modern decorative accessories to complete the look.

i am excited to see the finished product.