Moving out of the City
November 22, 2021
A few months into the pandemic we got a call from one of our past client’s colleagues. She is a doctor, with two young kids, and her and her husband were done with their small downtown Toronto home and the crazy day to day of city living with no help from their families (who all lived outside the city). On (somewhat of a whim) they bought a heritage home in Guelph, closer to both of their parents, and called us to fully revamp the interiors. We absolutely loved working on this project – our clients were a dream and the before and after photos speak for themselves.
Jordy's Laundry Room
July 8, 2019
This post has been sponsored by Whirlpool Canada however all opinions are my own.
10 Things: Planters & Plant Stands
May 28, 2019
With spring upon us and summer (hopefully!) just around the corner, we’re finally able to start spending some more time outside here in Toronto. When the weather gets warmer, we always find ourselves wanting to invest more time into gardening and making our outdoor spaces more beautiful. But let’s be honest – between the freezing winters and humid summers, we end up spending more time indoors year-round than we’d like to admit. One of our favourite ways to bring an element of the outdoors into a home is by decorating with indoor plants inside a beautiful planter.
Plants bring vibrancy, life, and a punch of colour into a space. They’re key pieces in so many of the rooms we’ve designed and can be the perfect way to freshen up a forgotten corner. We especially love adding plants to more urban homes, like apartments and condos, because they can really help to make those spaces feel less cold. Trust us – adding the right plants to your home can really help you feel more connected to nature (minus the allergies!).
Given our love of designing with plants, it probably goes without saying that we’re always on the hunt for the perfect planters and plant stands. There are tons on the market at all different price points, but we’re huge fans of finding unique pieces by local artisans and on Etsy. If you’re going to spend more on your planter, prioritize versatility – sadly, plants don’t live forever and you may want to move the planter to different rooms in your home. If you’re looking for a classic piece with longevity, consider wooden, mid-century styles (like 10 below) or sleek and neutral pieces in black and white (3 and 4). Wicker and rattan pieces (5) feel perfect for summer and are trendy right now.
Collective Covets: April
May 7, 2019
Between sourcing for clients and shopping for our own homes, we’re constantly on the lookout for special finds! Here’s what we’re loving this month: