Symphonic

Jan 31, 2011

I've always liked the idea of Music Monday's, but I'm not a huge music buff; most of my music comes from friends or tv shows. But I thought that picking pieces based on a song would be right up my alley :)

Todays's song is Symphonic by Emm Gryner. I first heard it, probably 5-ish years ago, and it's been in my music library ever since. Sorry for the photo-montage video; the only videos I could find on Youtube were all like this.


You're running through the underground,
hiding your real first name
I always said, you were the real star,
you move like a hurricane
Through the pain

London Underground
 You said, don't forget about me, don't forget about me
Like I'd ever forget about you
How could I just change my mind?
When all the sun shines down on you
Everyone's a lie, but you're so true
You're symphonic, you're the light of the moon
How could I forget you?

Cousins
There's a whisper in the limo, thousands of miles away
But, there are no lies in your blue eyes, only a summer day
Oh, a sweet summer day

Remember When
Where all the sun shines down on you
Everyone's a lie, but you're so true
You're symphonic, you're the light of the moon
How could I forget you?

Wolf Moon
 You're a star, a dream that never ends
Fireworks around the bend
An angel on the river Thames
You must know you're all the lights on new years eve
Quiet on the raging sea
How could I forget you?
How could I forget you?
 
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You said, don't forget about me,

Don't forget about me

Remember Me

Wishing you all a happy Monday!

xo,
B

Silver Birch

Jan 30, 2011

I have always been sort of drawn to birch bark or patterns that replicate it; who knows, maybe it's because my family has a cottage way up north that it surrounded by birch trees and I have drawings from when I was little on the back of the birch bark.

Or maybe it's just because I think it's really pretty :)

White Birch Trees No. 2
Chenille Bib & Burp Cloth Set
Birch Tree Wall Decal
Woodland Thicket No. 2
Birch Organizer Baskets
Natural Birch Coasters
Glass Birch Bark Soap Dish
Porcelain Birch Bark Vase

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend!!

xo,
B

Red vs. Blue

Jan 29, 2011

Have you read the lastest issue of Rue yet? I loved Jess Constable's home and Nicole Cohen's home! I also loved the feature on blue and red - such a fab colour combo!

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And I had to share what my roommate bought the other day since it matches this colour scheme! A gorgeous leather tote by Roots from Indigo!
Leather tote by Roots from Chapters/Indigo
Hope you all have a lovely weekend!!

xo,
B

{today's title comes from the machinima video series, Red vs. Blue. I haven't actually watched all of them, just the clips my teacher showed in class last year. I just thought it was a cool title haha}

Feature Friday: Moths & Butterflies

Jan 28, 2011

Today's feature is Erica over at Moth Design. Her philosophy is to "Live well. Smile at a stranger, be courteous in traffic, challenge yourself to have a little more compassion. Even the smallest acts of kindness make a difference."

Her style is more clean and simple, but very live-able. Her kitchen is lovely:



And so is her main floor bathroom!


I love the classic black and white in her foyer. Did I mention she has 5 boys and still has a white rug?? I have 1 brother and that rug wouldn't last a day with him haha



The feature wall in her closet is so creative and so pretty!


Probably one of my favourite rooms is her office. I love the bold pops of colour in the mostly white room:


I love the artwork above this desk!




If you haven't yet, you should definitely check out Erica's blog right here!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

xo,
B

{all photos from Moth Design here, here, here, here and here}

Colour-by-Room: Jewel Tones

Jan 27, 2011

Sorry for the later post today, me and my roommate went to a free preview of Christopher Plummer's Barrymore last night so I didn't get a chance to prep this post. (He was genius by the way!)

As soon as I saw this room, I knew I had to post about it. I LOVE the bold wallcolour and the purple settee and the pink juju and the grey chairs and and the lamp and the rug and the coffee table and the trim.



 Definitely not a palette for a neutral lover :P

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The above paintchip is Moss Green from Sarah Richardson's collaboration with Para Paints, but Behr Windy Pines (470D-7) might also work. It's hard to tell when you're working off a photo.

If you are looking to buy a Juju hat, I found this site as well as this one.

Hope you are all having a lovely week so far!

xo,
B

{top image from here}

Thankyou!

Jan 26, 2011

A big thankyou to Rachel over at Little Bits of Lovely for nominating me for the stylish blogger award!


 For those of you that don't know, when you are nominated you share 7 things about yourself and then pass the award on to some of your favourite bloggers!

I thought about doing seven sort-of design based things about me, but that's not very fun since you get to read about my design tastes every day so I thought I would do seven completely random things about me that you would never know otherwise haha (In no particular order...)

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I love tea. lovelovelovelovelove! But no herbal teas; black tea all the way. Earl Grey, Lady Grey, Orange Pekoe, English Breakfast, and Chai would probably be my top 5, no wait, forgot about Cream Earl Grey, so top 6 then haha And there is some herbal teas I like; there's a coffee shop near where my parents live and it serves this amazing pomegranate and coconut white tea that is lovely in the summer! I even considered taking a course on tea, but one school program is enough at the moment :P

Cream Earl Grey


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I am an extremely picky eater. I think I must have an over-sensitive palette or be a 'supertaster' or something. (I'm going to do that test after I finish writing this post haha) Because cucumber has a smell to me, but my mom says it doesn't have one. It definitely has one haha And I also don't like food with different textures, like bread with seeds in it or salsa or chili or wild rice. I prefer my soups blended with no chunks. My mother hates me sometimes haha

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I love nailpolish and nailpolish blogs. Other than design blogs, the only other type of blog you'll find in my blogreader are nailpolish blogs. I love hearing about new collections. I probably have around 50-60 bottles, which isn't anything when you look at the collections of the big nail bloggers who have thousands, but is pretty substantial for a regular person I suppose :P

four
I love books in general, but have a soft spot for Agatha Christie's murder mysteries. I love them! I have copies of something like 1/3 of the books she wrote, and the plan is too hopefully have a copy of every book she wrote! She wrote 80 books according to her Wikipedia page, so I've got a bit to go :P

Agatha Christie


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I have one brother and a sister-from-another-mister-also-known-as-my-BFF. I honestly think my brother is one of the funniest people I know and I'm super jealous of his funny-ness because I didn't get the funny gene. His comebacks are so quick and so clever and he has the best one-liners. I've told him many many times to become a stand-up comedian. My BFF is my other half. She is everything that I am not and I am everything that she is not; we are literally like two halves of a puzzle that fit together perfectly. Our friendship makes no sense some days, but I am so glad to have met her and have her in my life :) (I've just spent like half an hour going through photos of us, so now you get my top 3 favourite photos of us in the past year haha)
At a Christmas party last month.
That's me on the left.

At camp last summer.
On the left again haha
At the ROM last March.
Switching it up on the right :P


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I love the UK. I visited a couple summers ago with my BFF and her mom and brother (they're originally from over there) and fell in love! The scenery, the food, the people (and the accents haha) - I love everything! Okay, except maybe the damp-ness, but that's the only fault I can think of. I love UK design style; some of my favourite homes from magazines are UK based. I hope to travel there more and maybe live there someday :)

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I really like to paint! I prefer acrylics, but I'm taking a set design class where we have to use watercolours and I'm looking forward to trying them out; I love the look of watercolour. I had an Etsy shop where I had some of my work listed, but it failed for more than one reason. Hopefully this summer I can get my act together and actually sell some of my work :)

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I dislike the number seven, so I'm going to do eight :) Eight is my favourite number because when I was in elementary school, my textbooks were always number 8 because of where I fell alphabetically. Also because when you turn it sideways it's infinity, which is kinda cool. And when I write it, I draw two circles, which is like a mini-snowman haha


Well, now you all know my little crazy bits haha Hope you still enjoy reading my blog and I will be back tomorrow with a colour-by-room post!

I would also like to nominate these fabulous bloggers:
Anne-Marie at 10 Rooms
Leigh at CREATE
Global Atelier
Erica at Moth Design
Nichole at Parlour
Sarah at sarah.wandering
Elle at SWITCHEROOm
Christine at Bijou & Boheme

(And if I've forgotten anyone, I'm sorry! Feel free to do this post if you want to :) )

Hope you're all having a lovely week!

xo,
B

ps...still not entirely sure how I feel about posting pictures of myself online, but I know a lot of bloggers do...any thoughts or advice on this??

So Good Together

Jan 25, 2011

When I was buying furniture and bedding for my apartment at school, I decided on a grey and yellow sort of scheme. My room has changed a bit since then, but I still love this colour combo!

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This room was on the cover of an old Martha Stewart Living magazine that my mom has. I've always loved it for the awesome mirror display!

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Even with other colours thrown in, I still love this combo!

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I hope you're all not freezing like I am! Woke up to -24 yesterday, which was not cool. Spent yesterday doing homework in bed my apartment was so cold!

Hope you all have a lovely (and warm haha) day!

xo,
B
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