Colour-by-Room: Raspberry Mint

Good morning!

Before I did anything else with this post, I uploaded my photos and no problemo! Blogger seems to have fixed itself for now. Let's all cross our fingers and hope it doesn't happen again!

I've kinda been pinning like crazy lately, and I found this room in my Pinterest travels. Adore the minty green walls with those pinky-purpley chairs!

 I decided to switch out the wall & chair colours for my picks when I found this gorg settee! Such clean lines and it looks super comfy!
Jayson Home & Garden Carlisle Settee

This vanity is handcarved with an inlay top. Seriously. Click the link below & check it out. My search ended when I found this because it's SO unique and delicate. And the perfect colour for my imaginary room :)
Jayson Home & Garden Vintage Vanity

 Yum. That's all I have to say about the colour below. I probably wouldn't do a whole room in it because it is so bold & vibrant, but man, it's such a deep delicious colour!

Farrow & Ball Rectory Red

 Sigh. Minty-green/Tiffany blue is one of my fave colours. I have several nail polishes in that colour range and I find they look gorgeous with my skin tone. And I lurve it with that deep raspberry pink!

Hope you're all having a lovely week!!


{top image from Live Like You via Pinterest}

Colour-by-Room: Light as a Feather

Good morning!

Everyone needs a calm & collected party time on occasion, whether you've had a busy week, or your team just lost the Stanley Cup. Whatever the reason, this room seems like the perfect room for a party :)

If my sources are correct, then everything in that room is IKEA! Yup. They're kinda awesome. And, I even found it all for you :) Everything you need for a fabulous party!
LYCKHEM Dining Table


PS MASKROS Pendant Lamp

Sarah Richardson for Para Paints in Shortbread

I kind of really like the idea of all white furniture, and then bring colour in through accessories and paint. It allows you to change the feel of a space very easily. Which is good if you have design ADD like me and want to change everything every week haha

Hope you're all having a lovely week!


{top image via Pinterest}

Colour-by-Room: Cottage Comfy

Good morning!

As the summer heats up, I know many people here in Ontario head to their cottages to escape the oppressive city air. But even if you don't have a cottage to escape to, you can style enjoy the cottage style :)

All you need is a big comfy chair,

Anthropologie Lunet Chair

a rustic coffee table big enough for tea, books, magazines (and maybe some feet!)

Anthropologie Illusorio Console

whimsical lighting,

Anthropologie Cherry Blossom Chandelier

lots of squishy pillows,

West Elm Hand-Blocked Pillow Covers

and the perfect paint colour!
Sarah Richardson for Para Paints in Blue Box

Hope you're all having a fab week!

And don't forget to join my blog crawl! It's happening in July and you don't want to miss it :)


{top image via Pinterest}

Colour-by-Room: Porch Paradise

Good morning!!

With all the sun we've had up here, outdoors is where I want to be all day long! But instead of baking in the sun, this porch seems just about perfect :)

All you need is colourful chairs,

1stDibs Colourful Wicker Chairs

neutral cotton curtains,
Ikea Merete Curtains

 a sturdy round wood table,

Jayson Home & Garden Evan Round Table

sculptural lanterns,

West Elm Hanging Wire Lanterns

and a few bold pillows!
West Elm Sundial Outdoor Pillow

I could spend alllll dayyy on that porch. All it needs is a stack of good books :)

Hope you're all having a fab week!


{I found the top photo on Pinterest, but their was no source. So I searched it on tineye and found it here. If anyone knows the real source, please let me know!}

Colour-by-Room: Turquoise & Green

Good morning!

Most of the Colour-by-Room's that I've done have been of interior rooms, so I really enjoyed last week's adventure outdoors! I thought this week I'd do something a little different :)

This fantastic little vignette of green & turquoise vases caught my attention right away and I thought it would be so fun to recreate!

 From IKEA, 1. Somrig, 2. Blommig, 3. Solstrale

From Z Gallerie, 1. Sienna Vase, 2. Verde Vase, 3. Lithe Vases, 4. Cutler Vase

I think that's a pretty good start to the collection, non? Antiques shows would be a great place to find more.

Hope you're all having a fantastic week!


{top image from Apartment Therapy via Pinterest}

Colour-by-Room: Purple Garden

Good morning!

It's been raining and dreary all week here, so since I'm stuck inside I thought I'd design a space outside :)

All you need is an old white bench,
Victorian Garden Bench from 1stDibs
Some perfectly purple pillows,
Sunbrella Indoor/Outdoor Pillow from C&B
Magnuss Wisteria Pillow from C&B
Tempo Velvet Amethyst Pillow from C&B
And lots and lots of flowers & plants!

Hope you're all having a lovely week with lovely weather! :D


{top image via Pinterest}

Colour-by-Room: Red Red Red

Good morning!

The last few Colour-by-Rooms have been a little neutral and calm, so when I saw this room I knew I had to feature it!

So here is what I found to recreate the look:

vintage-chic wallpaper
Schumacher Fox Hollow in Tomato & Brass
classic tote
Land's End Tote 
glam lamp
ZGallerie Kendall Mirrored Table Lamp
the perfect blue
Sarah Richardson for Para Paints in Launch
So do you love it? Or hate it?

Don't forget to enter my fabulous giveaway!


{top image from Casa Brasi via Pinterest}

Colour-by-Room: Neutral Haven

Good morning!

I just adore the colour palette of this bedroom! So soft and inviting and relaxing, non?

I love the Colette bed with it's nail head trim.
Crate & Barrel Colette Bed

And the panelling on this nightstand is so pretty.

And So To Bed Louis Panelled Bedside Cabinet

I have this lamp and I love the little pull to turn it on and off :)
IKEA Arstid Table Lamp

I thought the pinky/peachy tones in this pillow worked perfectly for the colour scheme!

Calypso Tangier Pillow
And the perfect neutral wall colour to tie it all together :)
Sarah Richardson for Para Paints in Mist

I love and adore colour in a home, but I seem to been drawn towards more calming palettes for bedrooms. Just me?

Hope you're all having a great week!


{top image from Hickory Chair via Pinterest}

Colour-by-Room: Calm & Collected

Good morning!!

Today's room is definitely what I am craving lately - calm and cool and collected!

All you need is a good white couch:
Jayson Home & Garden
Antique-d wooden crate table:

Juju hat!
Authentic Africa

Some beautiful artwork:
Etsy - littlebrownpen

And a good backdrop for all of your perfect pieces, the right wall colour!
Sarah Richardson for Para Paints in Promise

Hope you're all having a great week!!


{top image from The Design Files}

Colour-by-Room: Spring Fresh


Today's post is going to be a little shorter than normal as I have an exam today :/

But I saw this room and loved the colour palette so I had to share :)

For my picks, I chose the Edland nightstand and Lillesand bed from IKEA. I believe the bed is the same as the photo above too :)
IKEA Edland Nightstand
IKEA Lillesand Bedframe

This is the bedding in the photo above, but I also found some super cute pillows on Etsy if you don't have a Target near you :)

Dwell Studio for Target Coverlet
Dwell Studio for Target Yellow Rosette Pillow

Loving these pillows with big flowers!

Hydrangea Pillow in Light Yellow
Mellow Yellow Rose Pillow

Finally, 2 paint colours. I think the Martha Stewart is what is actually in the room, but it's hard to tell from photos online. Another good option would be Robin's Egg.

Martha Stewart Living in Artesian Well
Sarah Richardson for Para Paints in Robin's Egg

Hope you're all have a lovely week!


{top image from 7th House on the Left}

Colour-by-Room: Feelin' Royal

Good morning!!

Isn't this room just so lovely and soft and pretty? I tend to go for bold, colourful rooms, but I adore rooms like these every so often as long as they have a big mix of colours :)

The recipe for a room like this includes:

big squishy couches,
Anthropologie Cheyne Sofa
pretty, but comfortable chairs,
Jason Home & Garden Vintage Chinoiserie Chair
piles of pillows,
Jason Home & Garden Paisly Foulard
rugs that tie it all together,
Anthropologie Agadir Twist Rug
and a light so you can see your fabulous room!
South of Market Large Lantern

These are the kinds of recipes I can handle :D (Cooking is not one of my talents haha)

Hope you all have a lovely day!


{top image from Apartment Therapy}

Colour-by-Room: Amoeba!


As soon as I saw this image, I knew I had to do something with it!! Isn't that amoeba-like wallpaper/art just so cool?? I love it! Brings me right back to science class haha (I was a science & math kid in highschool :P )

This room is so eclectic and cool. All the pieces I chose are definitely a bit of a mix haha

IKEA Gilbert Chair
IKEA PS Saga Chair
West Elm Watercolour Dots Platter
Farrow & Ball Lotus Wallpaper
My style is definitely a huge mix of a lot of things. So I like it when a space is a mix, even if it's not a mix I would have chosen. Feels much more fresh and fun to me compared to overly-styled & designed rooms. Know what I mean?

Hope you all have a fab Thursday!


{top image via Little Blue Deer}