Une salle de jeu… pour les grands

October 30th, 2014 | No Comments »

salle de jeu

 

Avez-vous “trippé”, comme moi, sur la toile “Scout” de l’artiste Richard Phillips? L’originale est un peu plus provocante, alors j’ai préféré opter pour sa version resserrée du visage de la jeannette aux lunettes démesurées.

En fait c’est cette toile qui a été l’inspiration du décor de la pièce. Lorsque j’ai appris que Marc travaillait dans les Forces Armées Canadiennes, j’ai tout de suite su qu’elle serait parfaite dans le concept “Top Gun” que je voulais créer pour cette salle de jeu d’adultes.

foyer

 

J’ai d’abord adressé le fait que Marc collectionnait les bouteilles d’alcool et qu’elles n’avaient pas besoin d’être si évidente, surtout avec 3 jeunes filles dans la maison. J’ai trouvé une crédence en teck vintage sur les petites annonces et le grand riche du bois est tout de suite venu donner de la gueule à la pièce.

Les murs vert Alligator font le rappel avec l’uniforme de l’armée et le bleu pâle du foyer vient compléter la vignette de façon inusité, vous ne trouvez-pas? On pense toujours à laisser un manteau de foyer en brique soit naturel soit blanc, mais pourquoi? Il n’y a aucune règle qui l’impose à ce que je sache. Et bien, voila, j’ai suivi mon instinct en m’inspirant de la palette de couleurs de la Pin-Up au dessus du foyer et j’en suis arrivée avec cette palette de couleur de terre et de ciel.

 

top gun play room

 

source: Vanessa Sicotte

Cozy Cottage with Dark Walls

October 29th, 2014 | No Comments »

black and wood cottage

 

I can’t seem to get warm. I have had a shiver running down my spine for the past week or so. Call it the change of season, or a little virus brewing, but whatever it is… Brrrrrrr!

So then I came across this cozy cottage and felt incidentally toasty warm. I love the quote of Susan Ferrier on why she used dark walls to create this comfortable home: “Dark walls illuminate everything — even people. There’s no need to be timid with black! To experience the full beauty of light, I really think you need the presence of darkness. This house is on a peninsula with a cove on one side and a big lake on the other. Because the windows are the brightest things in the rooms, they catch your eye, and sparkling water seems to be everywhere. You’re totally in the landscape; you don’t shut the door and leave the lake behind.”

I could not agree with that opinion more. You can read the rest of the interview right HERE.

vast cottage windows

 

stone fireplace

 

breakfast counter

 

cottage kitchen

 

four poster bed

 

bunk beds

 

black and wood bathroom

source: House Beautiful

Lark & Linen’s Lovely Lair

October 24th, 2014 | No Comments »

 

Jacquelyn Clark’s condo is indeed a lovely lair. It’s that Jacquelyn knows aching or two about beautiful spaces. Interior designer and curator of Lark & Linen, she is also the Style Me Pretty Livings Editor.

 

lark and linen bedroom

 

I have to admit that I often have a bias against condos, finding them devoid of any personality and charm, but what she has been able to accomplish in this condo is nothing short of fantastic.

Bright and airy, the open floor plan offers visual interest from any angle you look at the space. Despite the visual impact of the living area, there is one thing you will not see and that is any Lego colours upon the walls. In fact, the walls are all a soft shade of silvery grey except the accent wall in the office which has gorgeous black and white stripes.

 

bedroom flowers lark and linen bedroom accents

I like how the space looks so fresh and young with its mix of vintage and new, its iconic design elements and big store accents.

Here are my favourite design takeaways of this delightful condo:

1. The brass accents found around the entire condo which give a touch of of world glam, as if the space wasn’t so new.

2. The white curtains, hung as close to the ceiling as possible to give the room height and because their monochromatic colour palette has a unifying effect as well as becoming an anchor of texture and femininity to the decor rather than an element of distraction.

3. The fresh blooms. Always & everywhere, for no particular reason whatever.

4. The sisal rugs in the dining and living room. Look at their textures and yet notice too how unobtrusive they are when considered against the whole of the open living area.

5. The industrial pipes bookcase. A great idea to add storage and a little rugged element to an otherwise quietly feminine space.

 

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Spotted on the web 10.24.14

October 24th, 2014 | No Comments »

This week has been cold and grey in this neck of the woods. So, neatly tucked in a warm blanket I snooped all over the web in search of warmth and I wasn’t disappointed.

Have a great weekend lovelies!

 

spotted on the web 10.24.13

 

A great designer disappeared this week, and of all the publications I saw in my various feeds, this one is the one that made me smile.

Because we all need lovely wallpapers in or lives, Cup of Jo’s roundup is not to be missed.

Since it is useless trying to fight it… here are 7 things to do in order to prepare your house for winter.

Check out these beautiful hand crocheted and hand knit items from Lacasadecotó.

A colourful bag high on my coveted list.

And finally, some pick me up colour combos for your home.

 

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