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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.
Modern Organic Family Home
October 5, 2021
We are so excited to share our Bedford Park project. This project was in the early planning phases since March 2020. Our first meeting with our clients was actually scheduled the week the world shut down and we had to cancel. We kept in touch and once things started opening up again our clients gave us the go ahead to hit the ground running.
10 Things: Favourite Kids Items from IKEA
October 7, 2019
We have recently been designing quite a few nurseries for our clients, which makes this the perfect opportunity to share some of our favourite Ikea accessories for your little ones. Ikea can be a daunting place to shop and can be hard to envision a chic, yet functional room for your kids when all of the baby stores cost a fortune. Ikea has some great options for nurseries, especially in terms of accessories and we find the key is to not limit your search to just the kids section. There are some amazing finds throughout the store that work for kid’s rooms too.
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.