Friday, November 25, 2011

Local Love!

Have you heard of Edgewater Studio?  If you haven't, then you're surely missing out!  Based in North Vancouver, B.C. I was absolutely blown away by their stunning work when I met them at IDSWest 2011.  I'd seen their custom tiles in the shelter mags but up close and personal, they are truly works of art!  Brady and Caroline were so engaging and down to earth, you couldn't help but feel their enthusiasm for this amazing work they do.

Kelly Deck is clearly a fan.  She used Edgewater Studio's chevron pattern tiles for the backsplash in this amazing, eclectic, retro kitchen.

Can you believe this is a laundry room?  A space like this might actually make me want to do laundry.  Rustic shelves and glam tiles... to die for.

sealy design inc

sealy design inc
Featured in the Runway to Room section of Style at Home, the orders started pouring in for Edgewater's blend of coral, salmon, toffee and persimmon tiles.  Each piece is hand picked and the result is pure art.  

style at home

edgewater studio

edgewater studio

edgewater studio

 Amazing fireplaces!
edgewater studio
I only wish I could have featured more of their amazing work on this post.  Check out the website for a full range of all their gorgeous tiles and projects.  Now I just have to convince our current client that she NEEDS these tiles in her powder room! 
Lindsay xo

Sunday, October 16, 2011

HGTV...the magazine!

Imagine this, it's Saturday afternoon, I'm at Costco and the place is a freaking zoo.  Probably not the best place to spend a Saturday afternoon right?  The one upside (for my kids and husband anyway) is there are a million and one samples just waiting to be had.  While trying to distract myself from inhaling useless calories, I headed to the magazine section and this bright and shiny new magazine jumped right out at me.  Believe it or not (even though I'm completely design obsessed) I don't have HGTV on my channels at home and I don't spend a ton of money every month on design magazines.  This cover was so pretty and loaded with colour and to die for patterns, that I just had to pick it up and take a peek.  Now, I know that colour makes a lot of people very nervous, especially us conservative Canadians, but these colours are ones that people can (and should!) easily incorporate into their homes and everyday lives. 
Love the segment One Couch 5 Ways... if I had to choose, I'd say the blue is my favourite but I could be persuaded to choose any one of these combos.  They're all so bright and lively!  Coming from someone who is slightly obsessed by throw pillows, these are all beautiful, fresh ways to pull your sofa together.

If you want my opinion, there are too few bungalows in Vancouver.  Why do people feel the need to build monster homes these days?  I mean it's not like you have to advertise that you're wealthy.  You're building a house in Vancouver for goodness sake.  We've all pretty much guessed that you're not suffering!  Bring back the bungalow I say, nothing says "family home" and understated, good taste like a beautifully done bungalow with great curb appeal. 

Here is HGTV's version of High Low.  I'm always looking for a way to capture the "look for less" for our clients.  Plus, they feature my favourite lamp of all time, the turquoise Paulette (left).  

The Complete Overhaul of this house is perfectly done.  A citron yellow entrance is a total showstopper and the salmon coloured sofa paired with yellow pillows adds that perfect jolt of colour in an otherwise neutral room.

Would I buy this magazine again?  A definite thumbs up and if they keep up the good work,  I just might be convinced to get myself a subscription.  I'll keep you posted! 

*All photos courtesy of

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Russian Ballerinas

J Crew does it again!  I'm completely taken with these images from their fall campaign, but I'm also going to admit.... I have a love/hate thing with ballet.  I love the "look" of it but I hate the pressure that it means to be a ballerina.

I took classes as a little girl, but I was only ever really interested in the tutus and pointe shoes.  I was about 8 maybe 10 years old when the teacher announced to the class "Wouldn't it be great if Lindsay could lose two pounds before our recital?" Ahhh, excuse me?  Talk unhealthy yet defining moments in your life.

Somehow our recital wouldn't be as perfect as it could be because of me and my two measly pounds?!  I was hardly an overweight child (not that it matters).  No one should speak to a little girl that way, ever. Needless to say, that single moment pretty much ended my love for ballet.  What I wouldn't give to have a chat with that dance teacher today, especially now that I'm a mother of a little girl.  Words like that can be so damaging.  Luckily for me, I was completely embarrassed and humiliated but it never became a serious issue or a battle with an eating disorder.  

Yet the sad thing is, even though it's almost thirty years later, I've never forgotten the remark but she'd probably never even remember it.  I still love the tutus and the pointe shoes but trying to be perfect has gotten way too old for this girl! 

Wow, you'll have to excuse me, even I'm surprised by my little rant.  My initial intention was to share these pretty pictures and daydream about a new fall wardrobe from JCrew.  I guess it's true, writing a blog really can be a little bit therapeutic at times.  

Happy Thanksgiving weekend to all our lovely readers.  I hope your weekend (and all your days in between) is filled with self acceptance!

 *All photos courtesy of JCrew

Heavenly Hued Headboards

Hi! My name is Jenn and I'm a writer for Design Shuffle, which is a popular social media and networking site that chronicles the work of
top interior designers around the world. I write about home decor
everyday and love discovering new interior design trends, and it's
incredible blogs like Love Design Company that keep me inspired. I feel
so lucky to be guest posting here today about heavenly hued
headboards - thanks to Lindsay and Cristina for having me!
Headboards have moved away from the standard (and plain dull) wood
models of trends past and have evolved into colourful, snazzy, beautiful
centrepieces in bedroom designs. Curvy and ornate, or sleek and
decked out in bold colours, the choices are practically endless. These
eight heavenly hued headboards will give only good dreams.
The matching colours and motifs of these twin headboards is absolutely stunning for a modern twist on the traditional.

Perfect for a stately guest room, the duo of purple and gold headboards shown here looks great with both flowers as well as stripes.

An unusual colour for a headboard but nonetheless striking, this orange latticework fabric headboard is an easy starting point for an elegant bedroom design.

Oversized and in amazing shades, this heavenly hued headboard will be the object of everyone's desires.

The colour of this sleigh-like headboard is almost as interesting as its one-of-a-kind shape. The brass chandelier overhead also picks up on the rich yellows.

A lime green bird pattern on this heavenly hued headboard is lovely in lime, while the whites and soft blues somehow seem to complement the vibrant shade. Images ( 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 )
Don't you think that these headboards were sent from above? For more interior inspiration, visit Design Shuffle, where you can connect with San Diego interior designers and New York interior designers and more!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sadly, it's that time of year again.

I spent Friday at Camp Jubilee (outside Deep Cove) with my son's elementary school.  Can we say FUN, insane, hilarious and ridiculous all in one day!?  By the end of our trip my face was hurting from laughing so hard.  Imagine, thirteen 5&6 year olds in a canoe paddled by ME (worst paddler ever) and one awesome teacher's aid!  One little boy got stung by a bee, one was crying for his mom and two kids ran away...but not one kid fell in the water!  For the most part the rain held off but my feet were soaked through from the canoe trip.  It really was an amazing day and one I won't forget for a long time.  I was kicking myself all day for not wearing my rubber boots.  Now that I'm looking at the forecast...I hate to break it to you but I think it's time to bring our Hunter boots back into regular wardrobe rotation.

A note to the guy wearing Hunters below... please don't, you look ridiculous. 

give me a bow


joanna goddard

nie nie dialogues

streets of montreal


my paper crown

wedding bee


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Oh quatrefoil.. I still love you so!

There is just something about this historic shape that has captured my heart.  I know it's a trend (all be it one that's been around for hundreds of years) and realistically probably on it's way out the door, but I must admit I still have love for the quatrefoil.  If this shape looks familiar to you,  it's probably because you've seen it on churches and cathderals throughout Europe.  The quatrefoil shape was most popular and used countless times during the Gothic Revival and the Renaissance.
Our current client is considering the stunning Regina Andrew light fixture (below) and technically I know it's not exactly a true quatrefoil but it's close enough don't you think?  I love the classic, simple beauty of this light!  And let me say, I would literally die a thousand deaths to have a kitchen with the quatrefoil tiled backsplash below.  Amazing. 

house beautiful

regina andrew

design ties

decor pad

the lennoxx


Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Prairie

It looks like the queen of Shabby Chic is turning her talents to new adventures these days.  Clearly, the kind of (business) woman to get back up and dust herself off after claiming bankruptcy several years back, Rachel Ashwell has recently opened a B&B called The Prairie.  This beautiful new project is situated on 46 acres (of you guessed it...prairie!) of gently rolling hills and wide open skies in Round Top, Texas.  All the interiors are done by Rachel herself in her iconic style... pretty, soft and always relaxed! 
Each building has been restored to it's original splendour, including the original home on the property which dates back to the 1800s.  The finishings, fabrics and textiles are all true Shabby Chic style right down to the painted floorboards, peeling plaster walls and lovely patina furniture.  Oh my, just look at those amazing bedrooms... honestly, after my late night last night, I'm telling you I'd give my right arm to slip into one of those soft beds right about now!

 * All photos courtesy of