All grown up

Well, we made our first real, official purchase for our new home! A King size bed frame!

If the exclamations aren't any indication, I am super excited about this purchase. We have been talking about upgrading to a King forever, and will finally have the house and space to do so. Sleeping in a king is such a luxury and feels so "grown up".

We are trying to be a bit more intentional with furniture purchases for this house, making sure it is something we absolutely love and can work well into the future. I think this bed fits the requirements!

I am so in love with the classic design, brass nailheads and tufting.

I also have my eye on this dresser to round out our classic bedroom design. Dressers and nightstands have proven the hardest so far, and I have searched forever for something we can both agree on.
This one is simple enough that it appeals to us both, and I can easily swap out the knobs with some unique ones from Anthropologie.

 Purchasing new furniture is making our looming posession date that much more real. I can't wait to get in there and decorate!

Fall wish list

We've been experiencing a bit of a cool down in weather lately, which has me getting excited for Fall.

I think it truly is everyone's favourite season. It just makes you want to curl up on the couch with a blanket, good book and a chai latte. Not to mention the stunning backdrop compliments of Mother Nature. Oh! And Halloween!! (My favourite holiday)

Here are a few things I am looking forward to for this Fall season:

We also have some family photos planned for October with the awesome Brendan Nogue Photography. I can't wait to share them! The photos he took for us a few years ago in rural Alberta during the Fall are my favourite photos ever.

Calm & Serene Condo Design

Awhile back, I had the pleasure of putting together designs for a woman who had just moved into a newly built condo.
The condo had beautiful riverfront views, a stunning white kitchen and her great taste was evident throughout the home. All she needed was a little push in the right direction to finish off the Living room, Bedroom and Ensuite. Seriously a dream to work with!

I created a soothing palette of ivory, taupe and hints of blue. Using different textures (think silks, linen and velvet) added visual interest and small touches shine created contrast.

 Living room design
We kept the existing cognac leather couch and chairs, 
and only needed to add accessories to tie it all together. 

 Master Bedroom
Again, mostly accessories including new bedding and a new reading chair. 
I loved her existing painting and pulled colours for the bedroom from it.

White on white tile and cabinets with touches of black for contrast. 
This space was a stunner!

The best part of this design is that I could totally see myself living in it!
I loved a good mix of neutrals and a timeless, slightly feminine design.