This Toronto house tour, seen on Style Me Pretty Living, was actually posted last year but I’ve come to appreciate the pops of color and soothing bedroom. I’m also loving the nursery. It’s calm and cool. The home itself is 107 years old. Amazing! See more here.
This house tour is deeply rooted in scandinavian design. The simple neutral tones and textures throughout this home create a relaxing yet stylish space. And I love all of the simple art and pattern choices!
See the entire house tour here.
Kitchens are evolving as we speak. There are so many creative, stylish details that you can incorporate in kitchens. My personal favorite look is two toned cabinets. Wood on bottom and white on top. Or black on bottom and wood on top. And open shelving is still as awesome as it was last year. Below are a few more ideas to take your kitchen from great to amazing.
*Incorporate art and cool lighting in your kitchen. Use pops of color in the art. And don’t be afraid of mixing finishes in lighting and hardware… like silver and gold.
Image: Coco Lapine Design
*Actual pieces of furniture can serve as great storage options in your kitchen. Use armoires, bookshelves or dressers.
Image: Shoot Factory
*You cannot go wrong with marble. Like never!
Image: Decor 8
Because the house that we are moving into is a downsize for us, I am all about studying the art of decorating small spaces. For some it can be overwhelming and for others it can be refreshing. For us, it’s refreshing. I’ve already given away bags and bags and boxes of STUFF. Stuff that I didn’t even know that I owned. It’s amazing what you can accumulate over time. Like who needs 4 sets of measuring cups?? No one!
Here are a few tips and tricks when decorating a small space.
1. Want to know a quick tip on what to keep and what to give away? If you haven’t used it in 6 months, you will most likely NEVER use it. Unless of course it’s a holiday item or a recreational item. But if it’s supposed to be an everyday or every week item and you haven’t even touched it in 6 months, give it to someone who will appreciate it. One mans trash is truly another mans treasure…right???
Image: The Style Files
2. Wall space becomes very important in small spaces. You can’t waist an inch of wall space. Think outside of the box and use wall space for your advantage. For instance, the bathroom above probably needed more storage space for towels. A fantastic ladder became a towel rack and extra towel storage in one. Floating shelves and wall shelves are also an answer to prayer for small spaces. Just remember, don’t over decorate or over use shelves. It will add chaos to the room.
3. Lighting is everything! Lighting can make or break a room. Especially a small room! Use lighting to create a nice backdrop. When you enter an art gallery, you always walk into a strikingly beautiful space. Yes, the art attributes to that beauty, but the lighting is what defines the art and brings life to the art. Use that same rule in your home. The style of light can also make a tremendous impact to your room. Don’t limit yourself to a boring bulb just because you are focusing on a smaller room. Savoy House lighting can make it easy for you to pick some brilliant lights, add a subtle ceiling fan, a modern looking flush mount light, or even a chandelier. Additionally, it’s easy to shop by price, weight, finish, and a number of other factors. Look around and see what best fits your personal taste and aesthetic preferences.
It’s FUN to decorate a small space!! Think outside of the box and keep things light and bright.
BTW- the winner of the Rugs Direct giveaway is Christine Hughes! Congrats Christine!!!