Very often I’m totally blown away by a fellow blogger’s room makeover (there are some seriously talented bloggers out there!!). I’m not sure if you guys are regular readers of 6th Street Design School, but you should be. Kristen does the most lovely work and her blog is always full of great eye candy! The other day she posted her recently made over playroom. How unbelievably amazing is this room? Total playroom magic. From all of the polka dots, to teepee, to… Read more »

Have you guys been noticing the pink + mint + gold colour combination popping up all over lately? I don’t know about you, but I’m swooning over here (I am even going in that colour direction with our nursery – see our plan here). I love the fresh, airy, and feminine feeling of this colour combo. I think the key is to not have too much of any one colour, otherwise it gets overwhelming and too saturated — with a… Read more »

With fall in full swing and lots of oranges, reds, and browns staring back at me on my walks around our neighbourhood, I started to think about brown as a paint colour choice. I have never been a brown or beige gal, always preferring grays, charcoals, or greige tones. Well, after doing my usual browsing around on Pinterest, I think I’m coming around a little. Some of these deep, chocolate-y browns are pretty scrumptious. With a healthy dose of lighter… Read more »

When I was strolling through the aisles of paint in the hardware store the other day (I’ll let you in on my recent paint project shortly!), I came across all of these fabulous neon spray paints. Hot pink, highlighter yellow, acid lime, there was no shortage of hot colours that would makes your eyes pop. I reeeaally wanted to buy a bottle, but I couldn’t think of a suitable spot for something neon in our pad. So I held off,… Read more »

When we first moved in to our house, I sort of went wild with painting. After living out of our backpacks during our travels, and then in a wee little apartment that we couldn’t paint, I grabbed that paint brush and went for it. I didn’t think too much about the paint colours I chose, and so ended up with colour overload. Although I chose colours in the beginning that I still gravitate to, they were too strong and hard… Read more »

Happy Monday, folks! How was your weekend? Mine was lovely. We spent time puttering away in the garden, hanging out at our local music festival (Westfest, if you’re wondering!), and lazying around the pool with a gal pal. Pretty great. Feeling inspired by my weekend full of bright blue skies, I thought I would do a colour me pretty feature full of electric blue rooms. Electric blue is so moody and packs a big punch into a room. On the… Read more »

Happy Monday morning, everyone. Hope you all had a nice weekend. Mine was filled with garage sale-ing, yard work, and enjoying the sun. The village my parents live in had it’s community yard sale, so we were out getting rid of our junk and browsing through others for hidden treasure. No big fabulous finds unfortunately, but there is still lots of garage sale season ahead! I thought I would start the week with an extra colourful colour-me-pretty feature. This week… Read more »

Happy Monday, folks! Hope you all had a great weekend. Ours was fab – we went on a little long weekend to Washington DC. Dan was there for work, so we took a few extra days and went on a mini-holiday. Lots of walking around, seeing the sights, eating good food, and enjoying some no-internet/phone time. Will post some photos soon! Now back to our regular programming around here. You guys all know my all-consuming love for gray (turquoise will… Read more »

I’m all about soft grays and neutrals right now as we get close to the home stretch of our bathroom reno (I’m thinking I’m going to keep the walls white and paint the ceiling gray, but I may change my mind..). If you happen to follow me on Pinterest, you may have noticed that I’ve been pinning a bunch of rooms in this colour all week. I love gray as my go-to neutral. It can be soft, moody, and have… Read more »

After adding a pop of lime green to the back of my kitchen shelves (see that post here), my love for all things lime green was re-ignited. It’s one of those colours that can be really overwhelming, but in pops it can be just fabulous. It totally injects some fun into a space. I like it paired with crisp white and warmed up with wood tones. Check out these beauts that I came across on pinterest. Source: aquavitaedesign.com via gemma… Read more »