The Rebirth of Domino magazine

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I used to read (drool over) every page of Domino magazine from cover to glorious cover. I just got the latest news – Domino will be reborn in newsstand-only special editions entitled “Domino Quick Fixes.”

The magazine will mix new and previously published content. Domino was always ahead of the design trends, so their “old” material will still look fresh today!

I am so psyched to get my that first issue in my hands! Here are some pics from the past.

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Valentine’s Day Inspiration

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Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Not ready yet?
Here are some inspirational images for you!

moi et toi – me and you
Pinterest via Agne Krisciukaityte

manly cookies
Pinterest via Uncle Beefy

how about a romantic balloon ride? photo via my mind is elsewhere 

get crafty and print a free love banner via at second street

delicious, velvety cupcakes in a jar via Adore magazine

kind words can warm up someone’s day via weheartit

glitter heart clips for dancin’ at shopbando

light up someone’s life. photo via etsy

chocolate dipped strawberry meringue roses. make them! recipe at uTryit

home is where the heart is via Pinterest

Concrete Walls

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I love traditional interior decor when it has an edgy vibe to it. Like these rough and textured walls paired with fab furniture.

An unfinished bedroom wall is a stark contrast against a traditional headboard via desire to inspire. Textured wall as seen on marie claire maison. Concrete wall of a World War II bunker turned into a penthouse in Berlin via emmas designblogg.

You can get achieve this look by placing a custom order from the Concrete Wall collection. High-quality vinyl wallpaper, designed by photographer Tom Haga from Norway. The Concrete Wall collection is the result of photographing raw and refined concrete walls and raw cinder block walls. They ship worldwide. Awesome.

Budget Friendly Makeover

I was delighted to see that one of my favourite bloggers is featured in the new issue of Adore Home, an Australian online magazine.

Nicole Balch of Making it Lovely blog recently designed a fabulous bedroom on a budget for one of her lucky readers! Read about it in Adore Home and check out their awesome Style to Steal article for inspiration!

The Saarinen Tulip Table

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In 1956, the Tulip collection was created for Knoll by Finnish American architect and industrial designer Eero Saarinen. His rationale behind the design was to “clear up the slum of legs” created by the standard set of table and chairs. Gotta love it!

If you look at a typical interior, you will find an amazing number of legs. Saarinen decided to simplify the design from the start. The tulip table is a classic that comes in many sizes, shapes and colours. It is so versatile and can be used with numerous decor styles from casual to formal, modern, traditional and rustic.

Scandinavian style
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a great side table
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paired with colourful, traditional chairs
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looks great with rustic textures
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Dreaming of Paris

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It’s January and I have the blahs, so, I’m going to dream that my suitcase is packed and I’m ready to embark on a voyage to Paris to rent a quaint apartment, visit the cafés, the Eiffel Tower and all the gorgeous shops! I’d drink wine, try all sorts of pastries and visit every fabulous place this famous city has to offer.

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Images via we heart it, eye poetry, The Cherry Blossom Girl, ArtsyBelle Images, Hip ParisOliver Schwarzwald, National Geographic

I’m a lazy crafter

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I’m in awe of people who are constantly making pretty crafty things. I like to do crafty things but I’m also very lazy when it comes to buying all the supplies and gathering little fussy bits and baubles to create something. I also hate getting glue on my hands.

This clever idea on the sweet paul blog changed my attitude. Everyone has an old, unwanted sweater stuffed in a drawer somewhere. Even if you don’t, thrift shops sell them for next to nothing. Take a vase, cut the sleeve off the sweater, place the vase in the arm and cut off about 2 ” from the bottom. Fold that 2″ in and voila, you have a very stylish winter vase. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, this would make a thoughtful gift for your mom or a close friend… don’t forget the flowers!

Photos by Alexandra Grablewski

Colour pop to brighten your winter day

It’s been dreary outside lately so I thought I would round up some interiors with vibrant hues of colour that create what I like to call “colour pops.”

hot pink via The Decorista

royal blue via bellaMUMMA

vibrant yellow via Brooklyn Bride

green via House of Fifty

coral via ZsaZsa Bellagio

purple via apartment therapy

aqua blue via Pippa Jameson Interiors

A magnificent bedroom makeover

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I am a HUGE fan of interior designer Eddie Ross. He just updated a traditional style bedroom to give it a more modern and fresh appeal. With fabric swatches, paint chips, and measurements on hand he drove to the 127 Yard Sale in Union, Kentucky, and then headed south more than 300 miles to Chattanooga, Tennessee stopping everywhere along the way to scan fields, rifle through bins and dig for flea market finds for the project. Very cost effective and also environmentally friendly!

Here’s Eddie with his finds, two chairs with great bones – wait until you see these chairs in the AFTER shot.

Look at all these flea market finds!

Here is the room in the BEFORE shot. It has great features like ceiling trim and gorgeous windows. The heavy drapery, dark furniture and dingy carpet distract the eye, so it’s time for Eddie to work his magic.

Look at the transformation in this gorgeous AFTER shot. The bedroom set was painted with high gloss paint instead of purchasing new furniture, which can be quite costly. New carpet and fabulous fabric really brighten up the space! Look at those windows now!

Here is another BEFORE shot of the bed and side tables.

Here is the AFTER. Amazing what fresh new bedding and bright colour can do. I love the colour palette and the orange and white zebra print cushions. They add a modern punch to the traditional style.

The BEFORE shot of the fireplace.

Here it is AFTER. See the chair on the left? It was painted and the fabric on the cushion was updated. The screen painted white and orange and was added to camouflage an awkward corner. The accessories are also flea market finds.

After brightening up the traditional dresser with paint, Eddie hung a freshly painted bamboo mirror, flanked by wall brackets, then added figures and foo dogs, all from the yard sale, for a glamorous, well-travelled feel. The porcelain canister lamps were purchased for only 10 bucks, and he had a professional turn them into working lamps! They are stunning!

And here is another shot of the finished bedroom. Take a look at that gorgeous ceiling colour!! And there is the other chair – can you recognize it? This space is updated and fresh!

If you’d like to learn how to shop the flea markets like a pro, visit Eddie’s fantastic blog!