Friday, April 25, 2014

First Snowdrop:

Spring is in the air even if we have "snow flurries" today. What we need is rain really, for things to get green... But our back yard snowdrops are coming! 

LOL this would be beautiful, but our snow drop space is not as luscious green, we have one thus far:

And inspired by the subtle fresh white scent we dress in white:

For more WHITE ON WHITE inspiration you may enjoy a visit at Tina's Enchanted Home:

Or perhaps wearing this white-silver bracelet by a Swedish designer Maria Rudman would be a lovely spring choice?

I am noticing the spring hues even when driving, we did see the first "pink cadilac" ...

Ok here are the perfect season powder pink sandals  by Alexander Wang to go with the car:

Powder pink nail polish ....and powder blue... on your mind?

Try this PORCELAIN colour by DIOR:

And I will wear this NINA RICCI dress even if I have to cover it UP with FUR due to the snowing business in Calgary!

Hope you are having a great 
Friday, and amazing weekend 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Stone in and out:

Spring is here even if we have much snow on the ground, and our patio had ALREADY a bit of a make mud room doors (the Lux doors that were relatively new had to be changed to Pella doors, for better quality that is, I could not handle the rust on hinges, and water leaking, simply horrible quality, I would never buy LUX anything) and new STONE WALLS!! 





And loving these stunning stone walls inside or outside the houses, the natural materials are the best: wood and stone is so beautiful together, and as I am inventing new possiblilites where to place more stone in our house, my husband is just suggesting to get a summer home in Tuscany instead ((: smart man he is! 

Gosh there are endless possibilities, but Tuscan villa with an ocean view is my preffered one...smiles.

Hope you are having a lovely Easter weekend!


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Bring the Sunshine in the House:

Hello from a snowy but very sunny Calgary!

Let me introduce our second baby boy Evzen - our sunshine - born at the end of March! His big brother is terrific and very proud. 

We couldn't be happier!

Another (shorter than 9 months) idea how to bring the bright and happy inside your home is perhaps "with paint". 

Considering that half of our house is north facing, we chose warm yellow for some areas. Falling in love with "danse du solei" by Benjamine Moore was easy and when surrounded by a suitable colour scheme, it can be one of the most stylish French country colours. 

I meant to change our basement powder room from this yellow colour into soft powder pink, but I will keep the yellow scheme now(:

Liking these bathrooms:

Or these other spaces.... personaly, my advice is to use warm natural wood colours furniture (walnut) and soft whites and beiges as well as grays and adding a bit of blue, green, French pink . 

Lots of these additional colours in contrast with the yellow walls will create more casual feel or vibrant and just a hint of them, small amount will produce a sophisticated feel that is a bit less country.

In our home, I chose a hint of blue-greens, French pinks and blues, majority of grays and beiges and natural wood tones of course (cherry and walnut). It is a lovely yellow that is not too orange or pale in any light or evening. 

Even just a table in soft yellow is great!

Or fun leather seating...

Even tiles are stunning.

Just love those walls..

Soft pallete and less additional colours...

More vibrant contrasts!

Yes we do have lots of gray walls in our home too and it is my personal favorite to combine yellow colour and grays!

Now I have the double sunshine ... my kids and the "danse du solei" walls. 

Hope you are having a bright and shiny week like we do and enjoyed the colour fun with me!