Archive for ‘Daily Spark’

April 5, 2011

Daily Spark.April 5 11

Warm amber light against a backdrop of chocolately brown wood and airy white linens sets the stage for the perfect retreat. Sure, this space may be a bungalow on a beach half way across the world, but who’s to say you can’t call something like this home? Details like a sisal rug bring make the room feel more natural and ambience is created with back lighting and giant candles flickering to the side of the bed.

April 4, 2011

Daily Spark.April 4 11

This show stopper dining room table made of reclaimed wood is the perfect anchor for seating of different shapes, sizes, and eras. Place it all on top of a classic parkay floor with a fluffy rug and you’re ready for dinner!

April 1, 2011

Daily Spark.April 1 11

Update your space with big and bold accessories. Woven and knit pouffs are all the rage these days as is wallpaper. Don’t want to do your whole wall? That’s ok, just pick part of it and you’ll get the illusion of an oversized piece of artwork. A huge and shiny pendant lamp not only adds direct light to the room but the metal also reflects light from other sources to brighten the whole place up!

March 31, 2011

Daily Spark.March 31 11

Add a pop of colour into your life  by getting rid of that drab popcorn ceiling and giving it a coat of paint instead. Though you may not notice it at first glance, this room is about DETAIL. Accents like a designer chair, mother of pearl mosaic lamp and original artwork give our eyes something to focus on in this modern space. Using sinuous curvy branches, this headboard works as a perfect focal point.

March 30, 2011

Daily Spark.March 30 11

Whether the sun is shining through your window or all you can hear is raindrops on the glass,  you can’t go wrong with these Mongolian lamb pillows. A self-proclaimed sucker for comfort, I just want to lay my head down on velvety wool, close my eyes and disappear into nap-land.

March 29, 2011

Daily Spark.March 29 11

Surrounded by rich golds, champagnes and pinks this chaise lounge is the perfect place for a lux sprawl. Soft fabrics and reflective finishes give the room girl appeal and paneled walls, a plaster ceiling and overhead chandelier take us back to years gone by. Take a closer look and you discover my favourite part of this boudoir, a small canvas equine painting that adds just the right amount of personality.

March 28, 2011

Daily Spark.March 28 11

Open-concept loft living at it’s best. Throwing a little modern into the mix, this Soho loft is divided by a sleek white kitchen. Brick walls and heavy beams help to separate the space into zones. Take a seat at that island, let the light come in from huge windows on either side of you and admire the details, both old and new… I wonder what this space was in its previous life?

March 24, 2011

Daily Spark.March 24 11

I hope I’m not jinxing it, but spring has definitely sprung here in Vancouver. There is nothing sunnier in my world than a room full of colour. Balanced by shiny, ebony floors and a milky white wooden ceiling, everything in this room pops. I cant help but smile when looking at the bright pink, green and blue furniture! Accessories like the birdhouse shaped clock and sunny yellow candlestick give this living space a handmade feel.




March 21, 2011

Daily Spark.March 21 11

Dark and rich, just like your favourite scotch. As you swirl your glass and the amber liquid dances with slowly melting ice cubes, you ponder which book your going to pick up this afternoon. Whether you decide to stretch out on your supple, button tucked, camel ottoman or you choose a sleek chair by the window, you can be sure that you won’t have any interruptions in this private, manly haven.

March 18, 2011

Daily Spark.March 18 11

I can’t think of anything that is a better focal point than your shoe collection. You can try on all your prized possessions while sitting on your whimsical spotted bench. With everything laid out right before your eyes, you’ll never forget about that pair of wedges from last summer. My favourite thing about this closet? All the gold accents – legs of the bench, masks hanging on the wall and gilded drawer pulls.