Saturday, March 31, 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

a tribute to albert hadley

Albert Hadley lived a joyful and successful life as an interior designer. Sadly, he passed away today at the age of 91. We will remember him for influencing generations of designers with his classic and chic designs.

"The quality of good design never changes. 
However, I think our interpretation changes from one day to the next" 
- Albert Hadley

New York City apartment - 1940s French chairs by Jules Leleu.

New York City Apartment - 1960's wall hanging by Marc Saint-Saëns 
and the simply stunning painted floor by Ruppert Lindemann.

Manhattan apartment - Bronze sculpture by Robert Courtright, vintage T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings chair.

Manhattan apartment - Pillows made in an Osborne & Little zigzag fabric, gold round layered cocktail table from Antony Todd Home, modern side tables by Leavitt Weaver and the rug by Fort Street Studio.

Manhattan apartment - Saarinen Tulip table and Brno armchairs by Knoll


Photography by William Waldron

To read more about his legacy, visit Elle Decor

retro living room

Go back in time and live with geometric patterned wallpaper and fun furniture!


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

white california oasis

Featured in Architectural Digest, interior designer, Emily Summers, Lance O'Donnell of o2 Architecture and Wayne Carlton Connor & Assoc. have created a white oasis retreat for Summers and her family at the Eldorado Country Club in Indian Wells, California. Paying close attention to detail and space, this restored 1969 home is now a lovely showcase of vintage pieces, playful wallpaper and iconic furniture such as the Warren Platner chair. 

The luxurious Warren Platner settee, lounge chair and ottoman are the perfect pieces for this serene living room. 
The television above the fireplace is hidden by hand painted wallpaper screens by Porter Teleo

I have never seen such a unique vintage gondola sofa before, it is truly magnificent! 

This light by Jean de Merry is so fun! It reminds me of something in the ocean. The vintage mint Jens Risom chairs is a lovely accent of colour to this glamorous dining room.

Wallpaper by Élitis from Donghia.

 Wallpaper by Cannon/Bullock.

Photography by Nikolas Koenig

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

congratulations dad!

Congratulations to my dad and his fiancé who got engaged over the weekend! I am so happy for the both of them to have found love and happiness. It is time for some summer wedding inspiration . . . 


Monday, March 26, 2012


For more inspirational photos on interiors, outdoor living, entertaining, weddings, fashion, DIY and more, visit my pinterest page. 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

outdoor living room

Bring your living space outdoors and embrace the wildlife around you. With natural drapes and shades and water as a glistening accent. Keep the colour tones the same and let your surroundings blend.

Designer Fernanda Marques

Friday, March 23, 2012

DIY chalkboard lampshade

This is a cute way to personalize your lampshade. Leave yourself daily reminders and messages.

What you will need:
- Lampshade
- Paintbrush
- Chalk
- Chalkboard paint 
(purchased at Home Depot for $21.49 for 887ml)

Paint 2-3 layers of chalkboard paint allowing an hour to dry between layers. Wait 3 days for the paint to cure. Gently rub a piece of chalk in its side over the entire surface and then rub off with a dry cloth (this preps the chalkboard surface from permanent chalk and mark damage)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

[retail] italian florentine

On Mount Pleasant Road, in Mid-Town Toronto, the delightful Jacaranda Tree has been in business for 28 years. They are my favourite gift store and go-to-place for fabulous vintage finds. Below is a collection of some of their vintage Italian florentine pieces.

For another article about this store, please check out the post what a cozy christmas window.

All items from Jacaranda Tree
569 Mount Pleasant Road . Toronto Ontario . 416 482 6599

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

DIY wallpapered fireplace

A simple space calls for a simple accent. Wallpaper your fireplace to be the focal point of your room!


:: For more DIY projects, please view here ::

xo sara

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

outdoor living

I can finally say it's starting to feel like summer . . . bring out your patio furniture and make some lemonade!


Monday, March 19, 2012

wooden bathtubs

Have a relaxing soak in a wooden bathtub. Try something different than the common white tub and have your own spa at home.

I have never seen such a unique bathtub . . . this tree must has been hundreds of years old!

Enchanting rock oasis.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

chocolate pancakes & strawberries

Happy Sunday! Treat yourself to delicious chocolate pancakes, strawberries and icing sugar. 


Saturday, March 17, 2012

happy st patrick's day

I hope everyone is out on a patio with a nice, cold, green beer. For more fabulous and inspirational green interiors, please visit green with envy.

Interior Design by Kelly Wearstler

Vintage broaches from Peaks & Rafters


Friday, March 16, 2012


When designing your home, think of this saying by Chanel, "Fashion fades, only style remains the same".