Spring Inspiration

Just when I thought Spring was almost here, Vancouver got blasted with snow for 3 days. My winter blahs set in again, (made worse by unemployment), I was in need of a pick-me-up. So I did some online window shopping. Here’s a few colours, textures and objects that caught my eye. Enjoy!

spring inspiration 2014

Anthropologie, Native Shoes, AldoHershel SupplyThe Beautiful Project, Urban Outfitters, visualheart on Society6, ArdeneBarefoot Contessa, Old Faithful Shop, Frends HeadphonesWest Elm, CB2

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Summer 2011 Patio Inspiration

Well it’s offical, today is the first day of summer. Although i’ll be honest it doesn’t feel like summer in this city, the weather is chilly and it’s been pretty rainy.

Anyway i’ve been getting into the frame of mind for summer by thinking about my patio. It’s small, but I still love spending time on it in the summer. We Barbeque and eat dinner out there when it’s really warm out. It’s in need of a face lift, but not in a big way. So here’s a few items i’ve picked out that may be fun to add into the mix and brighten things up. (The Bodum BBQ is just a dream, but it’s it cute??)

Lemonade decanter: West Elm, Floor pillows: Urban Outfitters, Green BBQ: Bodum, Lanterns: Homesense, Chain lighting: West Elm Modern Lighting, Wood floor tiles: ikea

Some other random inspiration, my apologies, but I didn’t keep track of where these images came from, a lot of them are from Helen Enkelt , I take no credit for them, I just hope to inspire your outdoor spaces as well as my own. Happy Summer!

Porcelain Creature Lamps

It seems everyone is making animal/creature white porcelain lamps right now. You can find them at Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and pretty much anywhere else that’s considered trendy.

I’m kind of in love with the squirrel and possibly the gnome as a bedside lamp. Would you consider buying these? I’m not sure if i’d love it forever or if it’s just a fad. I’ve seen some of them selling in boutique shops for $300 and over. The average should be $70, but I can’t decide if it’s worth it. Either way, they sure are cute!