Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Shopping guide: looking for bar stools

This weekend, we worked a lot on our kitchen renovations and we built our big kitchen island.
It's great! Huge counter space to work and lots of storage. I feel like a tv cook when I'm woring on it. But a few thing are still missing: our light fixtures and our bar stools. I have been looing around for some good options for the barstools and here are my latest finds.
What do you think? Any other suggestions?

From left to right:
Clear lyon bar stool -165$
Sebastian - 80$
Kobe - 85$
Urban - 150$
Coca -250$

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

more kitchen inspiration

via Home Sweet Home

So I am in the process of transforming my dinning room. Well transforming.... let me explain. It used to be our "Put everything we don't know where to put" room which was filled mostly with the 100 ikea cabinets boxes. Now that the kitchen is built and the boxes are gone, we have a big empty room with my old dinning table ( which looks really small in the room) and my serie seven chair ( like the one on the photo)
When I saw this photo with the same chair I have, It really inspired me....I really love the light fixture. It could really look good in my room.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Kitchen inspiration

I'm finishing the construction of my kitchen island this week and this photo is great inspiration to me. Love the lightnings.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Help me find these wallpaper

I found these 2 wallpapers that are totally amazing and perfect for my entry.
The only problem, I don't know where to get them. I don't even know who designed them.
Please help me!

I finally found the first one
Available at wallpapers form the 70s for a great price

Monday, October 26, 2009

build in library

I have been dreaming of building a built in library like this one
It just seems to fit perfectly with the room
Love all the small details

Sunday, October 25, 2009

custom sofa

I have a oddly shaped living room and I was wondering if a custom couch would be a solution.
This couch looks great and it looks not that hard to make
love the inserted end tables

Saturday, October 24, 2009

wallpaper in the bathroom

I was wondering the other day of it was possible to place wallpaper in the bathroom. With all the steam, I was wondering if the paper would really stick to the walls. Well these 2 photos show us great examples of bathroom with wallpapers. It creates a great statement

Friday, October 23, 2009

Lovely living room

Found the beautifull living room on desiretoinspire.net
It was created by
Love the black and white color palette, very classy and dramatic

Friday, October 16, 2009

dark kitchen inspiration

Thursday, October 15, 2009

molding again

Love the molding work on the walls of this house. It just gives so much character to the room. And love the touch of modern with the orange light fixture.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wallpaper and glam

Check out this wallpaper, very soft and chic!
The whole house has that rich ambiance going on
Love the black, white and gray color palette and the mirror end tables

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Great dinner banquet

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My bathroom

Do you remember my ugly 2 room bathroom. Here are the before photos.
We have worked a lot and it's finally getting there. Here is small update on the renovations.
Sorry for the bad photos.. but it think the changes are still very noticeable.
So we destroy the wall between the tub and the toilet and destroyed a small closet on the side and move everything and changed everything. What do you think?
I love it! Here are all the details and cost.
The shower:
Love my shower. It's big and warm and perfect. So perfect in fact that I have the hardest time getting out of it to go to work in the morning. We bought the base and glass panels at the hardware store for around 1000$. It was very hard to bring it home. Those glass doors weighted a ton. And we broke one glass panel on our first trip. The tiles were bought at a ceramic stores and they are italian I think. They were 9$ the square feet. The shower head was bought on ebay for 199$. It's half plastic, half metals. And it comes with 4 water jets and a large rain forest shower head. It was very easy to install.
The vanity:
The vanity is a ikea hack. We bought the new ikea's vanity and we added a granit countertop and 2 ceramic sinks to it. It looks amazing. We had shopped around for a vanity but they were all so expensive ( more than a 1000$ and we still had to buy the sinks and faucets) that we decided to customize the ikea one to our need. It wasn't cheap ( ikea vanity 299$, sinks 100$ each, faucet 40$ each, granit around 300$)
The bath tub:
We shopped a lot for this one. And we finally found this squared bathtub at a small shop for 430$. The ceramics were bought were 7$ the square feet.

That's about it
IT was really more expensive than I taught.
Mostly because we had to redo a lot of the pluming, but the result are just perfect.

If you have any questions or want more details on this bathroom transformation feel free to write to me.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Wallpaper of the week

Here is a great wallpaper by Julia Rothman. Love the soft colors and the illustration style.
You can buy it here.
I'm seriously considering buying this one for the my office space. What do you think!

Friday, October 2, 2009

great backsplash

Just had to feature this back splash. It's amazing, a true piece of art
A confident move for your kitchen

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Painted furniture 2

Love this red little desk. A splash of color on an old furniture and you have modern statement piece. Paint is great!
It would look great in my entrance
via desiretoinspire.net
Something to add to my shopping list of things to find at the flea market

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wallpaper of the week

Great wallpaper and great contrast in the room
via Home Sweet Home

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

great idea for your garden

This is a great idea to create a cute and original path in your garden
Something to keep in mind
via Home Sweet Home

Monday, September 28, 2009

Gray the new hit color?

This week, I'm painting my kitchen. usually I'm a lover of white walls but this time around I'm thinking of going for a soft grey. Maybe this oc-55 or 0c-64 ( this are benjamin moores colors)
what do you think?

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Lots of inspiration form Sweden

Love the black and white and the use of unusual vintage furniture

Being a graphic designer, I love typography. And it looks so great in this house. This big T is very great!

I'm presently shopping for my counter top and I just love these stainless steel counter top. Just wish they weren't so expensive.

love this orange chair. I recently found a similar chair in the garbage. It was in a terrible shape and this is great inspiration to how to restore it

So hope all this inspiration photos form Sweden will inspire you!
thanks to desiretoinspire.net for the great blog post

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Painted furniture

This is a great idea to put a twist on some old furniture. I'll try this one as soon as I can find the perfect piece to paint at the flee market.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Another beautifull Kitchen

Love the dark accent wall!
via Purple Area

Saturday, September 19, 2009

great & cheap piece of art to hang on your wall

What a great idea for some art on your wall
These crayons are sure to start some conversations and bring lots of colour to your house

A great white house

Love this white house, love the glass
I wish my house still had hers

via Desiretoinspire

Friday, September 18, 2009

Wallpaper of the week

I think it's pretty obvious that I love wallpaper
So I decided to start a new column on wallpaper
Everyweek, I'll show you a new wallpaper

This week, enjoy this black and white wallpaper
via Home sweet home

Thursday, September 17, 2009


I'm shopping for some hooks to put in my entrance hall to I can hang my coat.
I have a Karim Rachid coat hanger right now. And I love it but it is too big for my entrance.
Here are some of the hook I have found that have an interesting look form Antropology and Urban outfitters.
Any other suggestions