news and appearances

Thurs. Mar. 12, 2015; 6:30pm-9pm

Join me at Hudson's Bay, Queen St. Toronto

See my fave picks from the Spring Home Book and let's shop the 6th and 7th floors! Visit the event page on Facebook for more deets.


Wed. April 15, 2015

I'll be a featured speaker at:
What doesn't break you makes you stronger.

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, Peterborough, Ont.

Buy tickets here.

Feb. 11-17, 2015


Oct. 16-20, 2014



I found it -- it even has an Aga, natch. Now, if only I had 600 thousand quid!

Here it is, deets below...

Dream home: Cornwall. Enjoy five-and-a-half acres of rugged scenery and a Georgian farmhouse from which to admire it, all for £595,000. Flagstones cover most of the ground floor where you can expand into three receptions, a large kitchen with Aga, a study, and four bedrooms trussed with beams. It is two miles to Lanivet and a couple more from Bodmin. The tempestuous north coast and the serene fishing villages of the south are both an easy drive away. Photographs: via Jackson-Stops & Staff


Here are 2 hotels I'm dying to stay at...

Hotel Julien, Antwerp


The Olde Bell Inn, Hurley, Bershire, UK (design: Ilse Crawford)


Peaceful palette. There's nothing like white to cleanse your design palette - white can tell so many stories. Here are a few I am escaping with tonight...

inspires me to decorate a party with white balloons. One of my wedding showers had white and silver balloons as decor -- I still remember it and love the idea.

currently loving bare blond floor, trestle tables, all things Scandi, the idea of a loft.

Holy bread stack batman -- a styling wonder! also love the perfectly pressed creases in the linen towel in the background - no detail missed.

with ceilings this high and architecture like this you don't need much more. you can even get away with a crate bedside table. White canvas above bed -- loves.


a bit of nature and randomness plus a gutsy lamp. nice.

somewhere I'd like to make my tea every morning.

great envelope + simple furniture = stunning result.

wicked cool chairs - and waste basket.

a pretty jumble. have been under that chair's spell for years now. great painted floor boards.

trestle base gets me again. would love a white phone like that.

(drat, promised myself this blog wouldn't be just a bunch of stuff borrowed from others but found these on emmas designblogg and they are just too breathtaking not to share, mea culpa. see her blog here...).