floral friday

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If you’ve been shopping this season, or browsed Pinterest at all in the past few months, you know floral is huge this season. I’ve seen floral patterned pants, jackets, shoes, hammers — you name it, it comes in a floral pattern. While I appreciate the versatility of it, I’m not sure I can pull off floral pants. Anyway, I love the abstract, more modern take on florals, like this secret garden poster by Michelle Armas, but I think my favourite is the watercolour floral paintings that Tatiana Musi creates. Have you embraced florals? In your wardrobe, your home, or both?

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forget me not

I love these baby blues – perfect for welcoming spring. Happy Friday!

Shoes via Ruche; print via Lisa Rupp on Etsy

five good things

Monday blues

I was a grump this whole weekend – you know those moods that nothing seems to shake? It’s time to think a bit more optimistically, and this list of five good things is filling my glass half-full.

1. Adam bought a turntable and now I have my own personal living room DJ.

2. I bought my first issue of Uppercase magazine. I couldn’t resist the paper theme. Also, I love discovering careers you never really thought existed, in this case a paper rep. Hello, dream job.

3. I can’t stop listening to this song. I’ll be shocked if you don’t start dancing.

4. Floral-patterned washi tape – so spring-like.

5. This handmade, marbled leather clutch with an asymmetrical flap is dreamy.

Print via blancucha on Etsy

a few good things

I’ve seen a lot of painted sisal rug tutorials, but this Persian patterned rug is tops.

Classic striped sheets on sale.

I love the Canadian cabin vibe of this apartment.

Two blogs I enjoyed reading on Sunday evening.

Photo by My Hands Made It

weekend wallpaper

These wallpapers by French company Bartsch mix graphic and natural elements beautifully. I love the fluffy clouds, but the moons are a bit moodier and would bring a much more dramatic tone to a space. I think both would add the right dose of dreaminess to a bedroom, don’t you?

P.S. Is anyone in Toronto checking out the new CB2 this weekend? I’m sure it will be busy but I’m excited to finally take a peek.

weekend reading: covet garden

After all the holiday travelling and visiting, I’m looking forward to a weekend at home. I bought a nice winter coat during one of the coldest days this year and I think it will make winter walks much more enjoyable, so I’ll probably squeeze in a few this weekend. I’m also planning on doing some embroidery, and reading a couple of books that my parents got me for Christmas (Decor8 and The Perfectly Imperfect Home).

I want to read in detail the new Covet Garden issue featuring Arounna from Bookhou. I met her while volunteering at City of Craft and have been reading her blog ever since. She’s an incredibly friendly woman who makes beautiful textiles and prints. (Check out her Etsy and brick and mortar shop).

A photo of John and Arounna’s dining room by Ashley Capp

 

a good reminder

It is an awesome feeling to know that you provide for yourself, don’t you think?

Print by Heidi Hopfer at Buy Olympia

organize

Photos from left to right: At Your LeisureRachel Whiting

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While I haven’t done much in the way of purging yet, I have incorporated my crafty Christmas presents into my work space. Stamps, paper, washi tape, punches, ribbon, and embroidery tools have all found a spot, but now I’m ready to get really organized throughout the rest of the apartment. Sometimes it feels overwhelming when it involves organizing old files and clothes, but I figure starting somewhere is good enough. How do you tackle household organization?

Oh, and if you ever want to feel super inspired to get organized, head over to Pancakes and French Fries, and check out Jules’ 31 Days of William Morris challenge.

new year’s eve

I would love to dress a room up in this smart wallpaper designed by Emily Isabella for Hygge & West. Between the bows and the vertical dot stripes, I’m sold. The gray and gold is my favourite, and would be a great colour combination for a New Year’s Eve outfit.

 

history of glitter

Did you know archaeologists believe that even neanderthals liked to cover themselves in sparkle? Learn about the history of glitter via this Etsy video. Super interesting stuff.

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