Tomorrow morning a small film crew will be coming to our home to capture our taste for interior design and my taste for all things clothing and accoutrements. The camera will be at our home on behalf of the Vancouver Home + Design Show, who, in collaboration with Park Royal, is putting on the first Style Friday Fashion Show on October 12th featuring local style bloggers. The short segment will be shared at the show, and then on my soon-to-be-launched new blog! I can not wait to share it with you, but there is still much work to be done!
Like my nails… Vacuuming… Dusting… Those mirrored tables show everything!
P.S. When my boyfriend came home, I very excitedly showed him the new candles I purchased today that are now proudly displayed on our wooden tray. It wasn’t until later in the evening when he was looking for a wick on the mini pumpkin did I realize he thought I’d purchased three different candles… Aww. #HadToShare
P.P.S. I’ve recently subscribed to Vogue Paris and considering my ambition to become fluent in French, I couldn’t be more excited to receive my first issue in the mail! Still have to get my hands on the September issue featuring Garance Dore though… J’aime la langue!
I am constantly looking for ways to make my apartment feel more like me. Being rather young, the majority of furniture has come from family and friends, until now. Over the past eight or so months, I have made a great effort to turn my apartment into my sanctuary by bringing home pieces that reflect my style. Pieces like these chairs, this table, and now a new bedroom, complete with mirrored side table and luxurious white bedding. Blissful.
I’m still searching for the perfect item to hang above my bed… a mirror? A painting? I am head over heels for this side table, which I found at Villa Beau Interiors on South Granville last week. The store is phenomenal, just gorgeous. I also purchased a mirrored table for the hall there this past weekend. Happy early birthday to me! The picture behind the lamp is a new addition as well, albeit a less expensive one. The white frame and mat I picked up as a set at Chapters ($20), while the picture is part of an editorial from French Vogue featuring a model in a Fendi fur coat. My bedding, grey blanket, lamp and accent pillows are from the store of all stores: HomeSense. I am a regular there. (Going to HomeSense is like therapy, it’s very soothing and rather delightful looking at all the pretty, affordable things.)
What do you do to make your space feel personal and tranquil? I love little additions, like delicious scented candles and fresh flowers.
I’ve been at it again, adding a few little things to my apartment, changing some things around – any excuse to go apartment-shopping! These crown hooks were previously in the front hall, but now have a new, and better suited, home in the bathroom keeping my accessories organized.
I think this lovely table is much more aesthetically appealing as a decorative type of side table rather than setting it up as a dining table (which is what I use it for). I’m loving gold accents right now, the pear is from Urban Barn and then gold mat is from Chintz & Co. The white pillar candles are from HomeSense. My throw pillows are from Chintz & Co. (the pink) and Walmart (the taupe). Talk about high and low! Tulips are everywhere right now, at all the flower shops. They’re nice enough, but I can’t WAIT until peonies and hydrangeas are back in season!! Though I hear peonies are bad for kitties, I suppose I could put them on top of the cupboards…
This morning was one of those ideal Saturday mornings. I went for an early breakfast (10 am is early on a Saturday), with a friend and then walked around the downtown area poking into home stores, Chapters and flower shops. I picked up this book about Diana’s style at Chapters for a mere $8 – it pays to check the sale corner! I’ve long been a fan of Princess Di and her effortless casual style is a big influence on my own style. Unfortunately, my hunt for side tables was less fruitful and all I came home with were two Valentines cards from the local interior design shop (below). Who will be the lucky recipients of these gorgeous cards…
Above is my new and improved front hall area. I replaced the pine-framed mirror that was there before with this more glamorous mirror and added these lovely hooks I purchased in Toronto. The picture seen in the reflection (below), features two of my favourite members of the Rat pack: Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra.
Thank you for visiting our home, lovely readers.
Xo StyleStruck & Marie, a.k.a. StyleStruck Jr.