Mustard yellow doesn’t sound all that glamorous but, boy, does it look it. It’s like a little bit of muted sunshine for your closet and your floor.
Where: A kitchen (with art in it!) designed by INT2 Architecture.
It’s a colourful world. So dress accordingly in a very bright, very bold ankle-skimming skirt. But don’t let your walls be wall flowers. Let them shine by draping them in multicoloured lights.
Wear: A vibrant full skirt (this particularly beautiful one was photographed here).
Where: Rainbow lights from Bright Lab.
Dressing up is the name of the game right now. Then again, there’s something to be said for staying home and curling up with a fresh pot of tea. Maybe you should do both — have a piping hot cuppa while dripping with your finest costume jewels. Why not?
Wear: Chandelier earrings available only at the Vancouver-based online boutique Shut Up I Love This.
Where: Handmade Danish-style teapot from Paper and Clay on Etsy.
I’m not one of those people who changes up my decor based on the season. I’m one of those people who’s just constantly changing up my decor. But if I were the type of person to follow calendecor (is that a thing?) then this pastel print would seem about right for summer. And this necklace in surprisingly similar hues would seem about right for weddings and patio brunches and all those things you do during the summer when you’re not at your seasonally decorated home.
Tiles, I tell ya. It’s the DIY project that keeps tempting me but that I know better to embark upon. A mosaic necklace sounds like a much simpler — and more glamourous — bet. Gold beats grout every time.
I’ve always been a sucker for pink and red (I had a lot of Valentine’s Day-themed birthday parties as a kid). Now, pink and orange have a place in my heart too. Add a deep indigo et voila: a colour trio that would look just as b-b-b-bad to the bone on your walls as it would on your neck.
How do you incorporate a little gold deco into your life? Anywhere and everywhere.
To start with, you could put a pin in it; Rodarte’s deco ball hair comb is exactly the kind of stunner you’d expect to see in Baz Luhrmann’s take on The Great Gatsby (a film that keeps getting better and better — it will be scored by Jay-Z and costumes will be designed by Prada).
If you’re in the mood to deco-rate (ha!) then take a seat in these stunning chairs designed by Philippe Bestendheider, seen here at the Martin Margiela-designed Maison des Champs Elysees in Paris. Their price is available upon request. Which likely means they’re worth their weight in gold.
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Wondering what to dangle from your earlobes, busy bees? How about John Wind Maximal Art Amethyst Queen Bee Drop Earrings? They’re that beautiful shade of magenta that complements the dark grey blouse you wear everyday. But can you incorporate bright, bright pink into your home, you ask? Why yes, the Shrine Flat-table by Schemata Architects mixes magenta resin with wood, a combination I’ve loved ever since I first saw Vancouver’s MTH Woodworks’ resin and wood tables in person (they don’t photograph as beautifully as they are).
Think pink, ladies and magentlemen.
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