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Kaitlyn Joy

Pinterest Announces The Top Home Decor Trends of 2018

The release of the Pinterest 100 has become a highly anticipated annual tradition in the design community. After much research and Pinterest community feedback, the visual discovery engine has chose a number of ideas for the home that are starting to gain traction and have no plans of slowing down. Here are the top 10 home decor trends for the year ahead.   In both tile and hardwood, subway[...]

How to Hygge

However you want to pronounce it, the Danish art of coziness and a deeply satisfying feeling of well-being, is definitely something I could get onboard with.  Hygge is not a style or a look, but rather a warm and fuzzy feeling deep inside your belly fueled by togetherness with your loved ones and a cozy environment.  Here are a few steps you can take to reach this Danish nirvana in the comfort of yo[...]
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Pinterest Dreams Come True in a Monochrome Condo

Toronto based bloggers Neal and Stephanie of SS Life + Style partnered with interior designer Jacqueline Clark of Lark & Linen to make Pinterest dreams come true in an 800 square foot monochrome condo.  With a focus on layering textures while keeping a monochrome palate, this condo is a perfectly serene escape.  Since this blogging couple works from home, they made sure to separate the technolo[...]

A Gift List for the Minimalist

Shopping for personalized gifts can sometimes feel.. well.. impersonal. For the minimalist in your life, stick to gifts that compliment their simplified lifestyle. Here are a few favorites that are sure to please. 1. Gorjana Taner Bar Mini Stud Earrings - $40.00 2. FLUF Zipper Lunch Bag - $27.31 3. Jonathan Adler Pop Candle, Earl Grey - $35.00 4. Sagaform Wine Carafe with Oak Stopper - $25.99[...]

Copper – The New Metallic Accent

The Moscow Mule mug has become a kitchen staple over the past few years, but copper accents are now being used all over the house. Whether the accent is in the form of a picture frame, a fruit bowl, or a wall clock, these small accessories pack a glitzy punch. Copper is a close relative of rose gold but is more subdued than a bright brass and still gives off a retro vibe. Here are a few favorite acce[...]

The Loafer Mule – A New Favorite Flat

If you mix a loafer, a driving moccasin, a mule, and a slipper, you get this trendy menswear inspired flat.  Not only are they comfortable, but these flat mules are the perfect blend of form and function and fit right in with the minimalist trend. Here are a few favorites that anyone can slip right into. !function(doc,s,id){ var e, p, cb; if(!doc.getElementById(id)) { e = doc.createElement(s)[...]

Trending – Velvet Home Furnishings

Velvet has officially made a comeback.  Adding this luxurious fabric in the form of a pillow, sofa or ottoman is an easy way to add a bit of glam to any room.  If velvet wasn't daring enough, take it up a notch by choosing a bold jewel tone or a dusty rose color for an extra pop. Images clockwise from top left: 1/2/3/4/5 !function(doc,s,id){ var e, p, cb; if(!doc.getElementById(id)) { e = doc.c[...]

The Best Candles for the Transition to Fall

Candles are great home accents for any time of the year but especially for the cooler fall months.  That being said, creating a warm cozy feeling in your home does not necessarily mean that you need to find a scent that makes your neighbors think you are baking pumpkin pies 24/7.  Whether you lean more towards floral notes or woodsy aromas, here are a few of the best candles for creating the perfect[...]

5 Tips for Creating Your White Bedroom Retreat

An all white bedroom can make you feel like you are in a luxurious hotel but if done incorrectly, can also give you the sterile hospital vibe.  Here are a few ways to keep you bedroom relaxing, chic, and worthy of a five star rating. 1.  Go for a dramatic headboard A show-stealing headboard gives the room a focal point and adds a touch of drama.  In order to keep that luxurious feel, try out t[...]