Way back in May I came across Jillian Harris' home tour on her site and I immediately saved the images to my desktop. Not having started House of Her yet, I kept the pics filed away, viewing them now and again for a little dose of design inspiration. But - now that I have this creative outlet and ability to share things with all of you - I figured, why not do so! If you haven't seen her gorgeous, feminine Vancouver home yet (or want to again!) have a peek at some of the beauty images below. I love the blush, cream and turquoise combinations. So pretty!
During my time with The Marilyn Denis Show, I had the privilege of working with Jillian on some of her design segments - and her personalty mirrors her beautiful home!
All photos by Janis Nicolay
I've rounded up my 5 favourite throw blankets to keep you warm this season -
perfect for those crisp fall days that are currently on our doorstep.
I'm particularly drawn to these neutral ones as often times a good quality throw can be an investment piece - and going neutral
means never tiring of it.
Which one is your favourite?
1/pom pom throw
2/diamond cashmere throw
3/hudson's bay millennium stripe point blanket
5/brahms mount herringbone throw
5 items inspired by...
These fabulous items inspired by Benjamin Moore's Galapagos Turquoise are suitable all year round, no matter the season. Adding this colour to your home not only adds that 'pop' that often times a room may need, but also adds some freshness to your space. When done in modest amounts, this colour can put you right on trend, while not being too over the top.
I'm feeling very inspired by this family home in Arizona, designed by Caitlin Wilson and featured in the Trad Home summer issue. Many of the rooms have an overall neutral backdrop, but come alive with pops of pattern and bright colour. I love the hits of brass and detailed mouldings!
What's your thoughts on living with such bold pops of colour and pattern?
See the entire article here.
If you're anything like me, you long for changes in seasons and the temperature after being hit with certain weather for a long period of time. In my house, this also means changes in decor! Below, I have shown you how to transition your entryway into the crisper months with just a few small changes - keeping your staple pieces intact.
Swap out bright colours and sleek objects for warm metals, textures and natural elements. My favourite tip is to exchange fresh flowers for greenery - topiaries (real or faux) is a look that I love! By replacing a piece of artwork with a mirror, you create a perfect backdrop for candles (think Christmas?!) and the beautiful glow that they create. Rather than going out and spending a fortune on new pieces, I encourage you to use items that you already own, possibly from another room in your home. Switch things up! This will help to give your 'first impression space' (a.k.a your entryway) a whole new look that's not only inviting, but fit for fall.
Original artwork via
I've always had an obsession with New York City. To live in a renovated, pre-war brownstone is my ultimate dream. And isn't watching Sex in the City reruns every twenty to thirty something girl's favourite pastime?
That being said - when I came across Vogue's '73 Questions with SJP' (yes, I may be a little late to the party) I just had to share it with you. I'll admit, I was paying more attention to the background (how about those bookshelves?! That velvet sofa!!) than her actual answers. Nothing seemed too fussy...just lived-in. I don't know what it is about getting a glimpse into the homes of celebrities that does it for me (oh to dream...) But what I do know - I wish that this was titled '173 Questions with SJP'. Love it!
For more episodes of Vogue's '73 Questions' visit here.
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