Happy Friday! This week has certainly gone by slowly which I feel is in part due to the crazy weather we’ve been having: snow, rain, freezing rain, sunshine. To culminate this crazy week I have rounded up some of my favourite nightstands.

I find when updating a bedroom, people often focus on updating their bed or headboard which can be a serious chunk of change. However, nightstands are such an easy update and can have a huge impact on your space. Even if you have a more contemporary styled bed, don’t be afraid to combine it with a mid-century nightstand or lacquer finished nightstand. These unexpected combinations are what can make your room feel more contemporary or transitional if that’s your style.

Keep functionality in mind when picking out your nightstand. Drawers are always nice because they can hide unwanted clutter. Shelving can allow you to get fancy with some pretty styling. The size of your nightstand will depend on the size of your room but you should consider if you’ll need space to accommodate a lamp, alarm clock etc. If you only have space for a small nightstand, consider wall sconces to free up space on your nightstand.

If I could get new nightstands for my room, I have my eye set on those beauties from RH Teen 🙂

Here are my picks. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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I was feeling extra girly today so thought I would share some of my favourite ultra-feminine decor pieces. Feminine pieces don’t have to be super frilly, floral and ornate. They can be bold, beautiful and modern as well. What I love so much about brass and rose gold being as popular as it is now is that it adds an edge to what could otherwise feel like overly traditional feminine pieces.

I hope you enjoy my picks!

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FRIDAY FAVOURITES: Brass Decorative Objects

Happy Friday! We’ve made it through another week.This Friday I’ve rounded up a selection of some of my favourite brass decorative objects. Decorative objects are such an affordable way to update your space and look great on desks, book shelves and coffee table. I’ve included some inspiration as well! I hope you like my picks… and this has inspired me to work on a shelf styling post so stay tuned.


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  1. West Elm Symmetry Objects – These come in two sizes and in both gold or iron. The small and the large objects together would look great styled on a bookshelf.
  2. Indigo Brass Ampersand Object – Can either be used on a shelf on it’s own or can function as a book end.
  3. West Elm Brass Wishbone – This gold object looks great on a desk or on top of coffee table books for a perfectly styled coffee table.
  4. Elte Market Spike Wall Pod – Place the spike pod on top of a stack of books or magazines either on a coffee table or in a book case.
  5. CB2 3 Piece Brass Wire Cube Set – These are very affordable and you can 3 wire cubes all together which makes styling easy. These can easily be scattered within a book shelf.
  6. West Elm Hello Word Object – Looks great on a desk or a book shelf.
  7. Indigo Be Yourself Brass Object – I would use this brass object within a book shelf styling.
  8. Crate and Barrel Clarus Brass Display Boxes – These are so versatile and can be used empty or you can place keepsakes inside. They come in various sizes too so either use one or stack them.
  9. Anthropologie Quotation Marks Book Ends – Seriously, how cute are these?


How to Style The Perfect Shelfie:
This bookcase features both the wire cubes and a spike pod.
The dark hardware contrasts beautifully with the white built-ins. Color: Morning Dew OC-140 by Benjamin Moore:
This bookshelf features two different sized display cases on top of one another.
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This bookshelf features a structural object placed on top of books


Style It: Gold Urchins — Miss Molly Vintage:
Coffee table styling with a brass spike object
Coffee table styling. Wishbone from @thecrossdesign. #ellivenstudioathome #crossdesign #homegoodshappy #smploves #myoklstyle #myhousebeautiful #decor #styling #myhomesense:
Place a brass wishbone on some coffee table books for instant style.
Fabulous shelving:
Use a gold ampersand as a book en
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Place round brass structural objects on top of books or magazines for a more polished look. | Home Tour: Eiffel tower book ends, gold ampersand, Gold marble shelves, Gold morrocan pouf, Ikea gold shelves DIY hack, Linon Cora Roll Back Tufted Parson Chair, nuLOOM Rug Moroccan Trellis Shag Rug, Target Xhilaration Metallic Stripe Bow Decorative Pillow - click the photo for exact details!:
Simple use of a brass ampersand
Love these brass quotation mark book ends
Clear glass framed in warm brass boxes up collectibles, necessities, treasures and trinkets with room for a view. Fill with soil and small plants for an unusual hothouse terrarium.:
Brass display boxes with keepsakes inside

Featured Image via Sarah Sherman Samuel


Adding texture to a space is important because it adds depth. Velvet is the perfect texture to add to a space because it can easily add elegance and glamour, softness or a classic-touch to a more modern space. However, velvet should be used sparingly to avoid feeling dated. I would suggest keeping it’s use to one or two items.

Some easy ways to incorporate velvet:

  1. Sofa
  2. Chairs
  3. Curtains
  4. Throw pillows
  5. Ottoman
  6. Headboard/Bed Frame

Depending on how bold you’re willing to be, you can also play with some brighter colours of velvet. Right now I am loving the deep blue velvet chairs and sofas that are popping up everywhere.

Here are a couple of my favourite velvet pieces:

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  1. I love the shade of blue of this chair from Elte Market.
  2. This sofa is from Ikea (can you believe it?). Such a steal for only $1,199.
  3. This ottoman from Urban Barn would be great in front of a chair and can double as additional seating when you have guests over.
  4. I know, I’ve posted this one before, but I love it! I would have 2 of these chairs in a living room or put it in the corner of a bedroom for a pop of colour
  5. If you’re scared to go bold with a piece of furniture, these velvet pillows from Pottery Barn are an easy way to add colour without the commitment
  6. I love this retro looking sofa from Structube.
  7. The velvet curtains from West Elm are amazing. I have them in my own home. They add drama to a room and the added bonus is that they are thick so they block out a lot of light which is perfect for a bedroom
  8. This floor cushion from CB2 is a great way to have additional seating when entertaining.

And some inspiration…


Featured Image:  Design by Karla Dreyer. Photo by Tracey Ayton.


FRIDAY FAVOURITES: Valentine’s Day Pt. 2

How is it Friday already? The week just flew by! January also flew by and it’s hard to believe that next week will be Valentine’s Day. Last Friday I posted some of my favourite Valentine’s day items and today I am posting some more because there is just too much good stuff out there! The best part is that some of the items could easily be used all year round.

I hope you had a great week.


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Friday Favourites: Valentine’s Day

I know, this is two days late but better late than never right? I found that this week just got away from me and I didn’t have enough time to get this posted.

Anyways, here are my favourite picks for Valentine’s day.


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Friday Favourites: Living Room Edition

I can’t believe it’s already Friday again! It’s only been a week since starting this blog and I’m already having so much fun pulling together mood boards and sharing some of my favourite interiors.

Today for my Friday Favourites, I have pulled together a mood board with pieces that would be perfect for a Living Room. I am seriously in love with the dark purple velvet chair. Oh, and that light! I wish I had somewhere in my own home to put it.


PS – The coffee table from Elte Mkt is on sale right now 🙂

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Welcome and Friday Favourites: Dining Room Edition

So I finally got around to actually posting something. I originally intended to start this blog at the beginning of the year, and we are now 2 weeks in so I’m just a tad late!

Anyways, I have started this blog to share my favourite interior designs, trends, etc. so I hope you like it and follow along.

For my first post, I’ve conjured up a couple of my favourite items for a mid-century inspired Dining Room. Enjoy!

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1. I absolutely love this table from West Elm. The curved brass legs make this table feel historic yet contemporary at the same time.

2. This mid-century buffet from West Elm (in Acorn) brings in a more natural element to any space. (Added bonus: it’s on sale!)

3. This bistro globe chandelier from Restoration Hardware is so unique with the combination of black and bronze and the globe shaped glass shades.

4. I love a good upholstered chair, especially one that looks comfortable to sit in. The wood mid-century chair legs make it more interesting than your standard upholstered dining room chair.

5. This is my all time favourite rug right now. It is from Caitlin Wilson design. I love the bright unexpected colours in this traditional rug design. (The runner version of this rug looks great in an all white kitchen)