I try to keep up on the latest and greatest in the blogworld but I must admit, sometimes it is impossible discovering all of the new, or new to me, talent out there. Recently I tripped across Gracefully Searching, obviously not so gracefully, but I could not be happier that I did. Laura is just another Canadian, damn you Canadian designers and your freakishly awesome interior design gifts, doing her thing. Oh Canada. Girl creates well styled, airy and refreshing spaces and I am absolutely smitten with her. Go for it kitty cat!
A little bit about me: Born in Montreal, I currently reside in Toronto in a renovated 1920’s townhouse with my boyfriend, Blayre, and our cute little ‘bugg’ Bruce. Along with my design work, Blayre and I have a wedding cinematography company called Elle & Be
I chose our living room as "My Favorite Space" as it’s where we spend the majority of our time, and has been a real labor of love! Our home is open concept flowing from the kitchen to the dining area to the living space. Most of the décor you will see is sourced from websites such as Kijiji, Craigslist, E-bay and ETSY.
I love styling so it’s no wonder that I am always changing things up. I’m a huge fan of coffee table books, which are in a constant rotation, as they create visual interest and perfect display area for our decorative objects. I wanted to create a space where we could gather as a family, or with friends, and all be cozy. While my style isn't totally laid back, I wanted to have a big comfy sofa, soft easy-care fabrics (helps with muddy paws), and a place where Bruce could race around with his toys.
I am really influenced by Asian design so I wanted to incorporate that into our space without being too literal, while still including all other things I love into our room. I would call our space eclectic/traditional.
We are still in the process of finishing this room (roman blinds are needed and we might hang more art) but here are some pics of my favorite room!
All Books: Indigo/ Barnes & Noble(USA)
Chairs with Orange upholstery: Purchased from friend
Coffee Table: CL
Side Tables: CL
Book Shelves: Ikea- Expedit
Picture Frames: Ikea- Ribba
Pillows: Polka Dot(Ikea), Striped(Ralph Lauren), Palm( Whitlock & Co. Etsy), Greek Key( Loubella. Etsy) Light Blue, (Loubella -Etsy)
Foo Dogs: China
Chinoserie Display Cabinet: Thrifted
Sofa: CL- I think it is from the Art Shoppe in TO
Apothecary Lamp: Lumiray
Pineapple Lamp: Home Sense ( Home Good in USA)
White Console: Ikea
2 Mercury Lamps: Homes Sense ( Home Good in USA)
Topiary: Home Sense ( Home Good in USA)
Magazine Folders/Boxes: Ikea
All Decorative Objects; Thrifted, Handed down, From our Travels, Indigo or Home Goods
* Contact me if there is a specific item you would like to know about!