September 10, 2016

Decorating stuff I am drooling over

Whether I am watching HGTV, flipping through Style At Home magazine, or browsing Pinterest, I am always attracted to the same things lately. Here are my current decor obsessions.

Hexagon marble tile:

I cannot get enough of this classic beauty! I will eventually use it in my house, more than likely as the floor in my master bath, as you can see here from my inspiration board from 2013:

It also looks great when used in these different ways:

In the shower:
Chevron floor patterns
I would LOVE to use this trend in my own home, like in the basement washroom, or even the basement bar area. There is something so unique and at the same time so classic about a chevron (also known as herringbone) pattern.

What I love about this pattern is it can be made using many different materials and products: ceramic tile, marble tile, hardwood, vinyl tiles, etc. I was recently able to implement this pattern in a client's home using brick-looking tile to achieve this look:

Classic paint colors
Historic and classic paint colors are mostly muted and have everlasting qualities. A collection I look to is the new Joanna Gaines collection, which includes a variety of tones.

Crystal from The Weathered Fox blog was nice enough to share the color matches to Benjamin Moore, however it is the American BM, so not all colors can be found in Canadian store swatches. My faves are (with Benjamin Moore names);

Rose gold for the home
This trend has been going on for about a year, and although I have yet to incorporate it into my home, I absolutely love the warmth of rose gold accessories:

Basket from Indigo:

Curtain hanging hardware from Bed Bath and Beyond:

Vase / candle holder from Save On Crafts:

Umbra brand wall vase from
Although I also love other rose gold items such as light fixtures and cabinet hardware, I would recommend sticking to less permanent uses.

Refinished furniture
I can't get enough of refinished furniture. My house, unfortunately has run out of room for extra furniture pieces right now. To date, I have completed this entertainment unit which is currently in my living room:

From this:

I have also previously refinished an armoire which currently houses the TV in my bedroom:

From this:

To this:

And before that, I had finished a solid wood desk. From this:

To this:

As you may remember from a previous post, I have been hunting for an old dresser or side board to repurpose into a vanity for my main washroom. Something like this is what I have in mind:

White kitchens
Beautiful and crisp white kitchens are also part of my obsessions. I think the look is super classic and will never go out of style. Here are some of my faves that you can find on my Pinterest board called "House & Home":

Classic with a marble beveled subway tile back splash.

A bit farmhouse looking with the apron sink and the bead board back splash.

I always love a clean white subway tile back splash, plus love that stainless steal apron sink!

How about a two-toned charcoal and white kitchen? Love!

And of course who can say no to a hint of bright color to make it a little less serious.

Apple green
Forever and always my favorite color, I love it so much that it was part of the theme for my wedding:



Shoe bling:

And bridesmaid dresses:

I also use it not-so-sparingly at home:

And now I want to use it at the cottage!
Finally, probably my most favorite is I have only purchased from them once, which was my navy and white striped curtains in the basement (stay tuned for a basement semi-reveal post soon!) and the service, shipping, and quality of the product were all great! I peruse the iphone app at least 3-4 times a week. You can literally find anything for your home. You can also create idea boards to save items that you don't want to forget.

Some of my favorite items for my basement are the Jayceon sectional sofa:

What about these light fixtures:

Absolutely love, love, love! I could keep sharing items from all day, but I will let you have fun with browsing.

So that's a glimpse into what I am loving for home decor lately. What are some of your faves?