Posts Tagged ‘Scandinavian Design’

I am lucky that my work is also my passion and hobby. My mind never stops thinking about how to make decor updates and changes in my own home, especially when the seasons change. With spring around the corner, I am changing it again. This time I decided to play with one of my favourite colours: turquoise. My inspiration was a Bitossi piece I bought at an antique store.




I love brining spring inside. Tip: repot the plants, no yellow or pink liners needed, keep it simple.


It started with a couple of candlesticks. Tip: buy things in pairs or threes.


For Easter I inserted the turquoise here and there…






My dog Gus watches me as I work. 

A few cherished items grouped together.

turquoise-16Buddha gets a backdrop of mountains. Tip: Layer things on your bookshelf.


Yellow tulips lasts the longest, that’s what my mom said anyway.



Two glass bottles found in my bedroom got a new spot on the living room book shelf. Tip: use dried flowers instead of fake or real, these hydrangeas are from my garden last fall.


I needed some art to layer on my book-case and printed up personal photos in the right colour tones. Tip: Ikea frames have great mats, order your prints to fit in these frames.


Old books look great stacked. Tip: remember to have your books at the edge of the shelf, not pushed in. turquoise-21

Tip: group old with old, worn with wornturquoise-22


turquoise-29And here my treasures come to life.


Tip: repeat colours, patterns and textures.

Lighting is very important. Tip: a good reading lamp is a must have in every living room.

The spring refresh is done.




I can help you with yours.


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I am so delighted with the feature of our house in the April 2014 issues of Avenue Magazine. It feels surreal to have your own home depicted so nicely. It was a long day of photography, but the crew from Avenue was so fun to work with and the end result is great. Here are the pages, and if they are hard to read you can download the Avenue reader for your tablet and read it there.

Here is also a clip from a recent CTV morning show I was on in regards to this article.


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