Category — Colour
It’s been a somewhat gloomy week so far (with rain and dark clouds galore) but thankfully there is plenty of sunshine brewing, just in time for the weekend! I am so excited to be hitting the road for our first Spruce Girls (+2 husbands and a newborn baby :) road trip! We’re heading down to Spokane, WA for The Farm Chicks Antiques Show and have been looking forward to this for months. Between us, we’re driving a cargo van, mini van and an SUV with a trailer in tow…plenty of room to stock up on “new” vintage goodies. We’re hosting a Ladies Night at the shop on June 7th where guests will get first dibs on our haul…click here for more info.
In anticipation of all of the sunshine and happy moments ahead, I thought I’d share some spaces with pops of one of my current colour crushes, marigold yellow. It doesn’t take much of this bold hue to provide big impact to room and, as you can see from these examples, it works well with most colours…
Remember Monday’s post featuring calm neutrals? While the overall feeling of today’s post is more bold and energetic, if you notice, each of these spaces has white walls and a mostly neutral background. It’s amazing what a pop of colour can do, isn’t it? Have a bright Wednesday :)
May 29, 2013 2 Comments
Amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life, I’ve become very aware of how much I need to make room for calm moments throughout my day. Juggling family and work takes a lot of mental energy, as most of you well know, and it’s really hard for me to decompress at the end of each day. Can any of you relate? This blog is really therapeutic to me that way. It’s my time to sit down, zone out a little bit and have a creative outlet all to myself. While I obviously love colour, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all of the bold interiors featured out there on the world wide web and every now and again I find myself craving neutral living spaces, ones that allow the eye to rest while still looking comfortable enough to curl up with a good book in…
Although it’s easy to miss when quickly scrolling through, these spaces are far from boring. Each has subtle layers of pattern and texture (I’m seriously coveting that kitchen wall of hexagon tiles!) and every room could be easily accented with a bright colour, should the owner desire. A neutral background is always a good idea…timeless, classic and restful in this overstimulated day and age. Enjoy your Monday :)
May 27, 2013 3 Comments
Balancing life and work is a continuous challenge, as I’m sure most can agree, but I find creative moments to be the most therapeutic ones of each day. Can any of you relate? Often, it’s as simple as restyling a small vignette at the shop to help take my mind off of things, pause and regroup before moving onto more pressing matters. I cannot imagine not having a creative outlet at work each day. I’m always drawn to studios and other creative spaces so today I thought I’d feature a few, with some DIY’s mixed in for good measure…
What helps you get through the work day, or the everyday for that matter? Besides coffee…that’s a given! Speaking of, it’s time for me to refill my mug as I’ve got a busy day ahead. We’re making some changes to the shop layout this weekend and there’s lots to do before the dust gets stirred up. Then I’m off to the city this afternoon to pick up store product, do a shop tour at West Elm and then meet a friend for dinner…got to make the most of it :) Enjoy your Wednesday!
May 15, 2013 3 Comments
While leisurely flipping through my June issue of Canadian House & Home this weekend, I fell in love with this Vancouver home belonging to designer Nancy Riesco and her family. Come take a peek at some of the beautiful pics snapped by my friend Janis (it’s so cool to see familiar names making regular appearances in my favourite magazines!) and you can see even more over at Pinecone Camp as well as in the latest issue of H&H, now on news stands…
I just love all of the clean lines, colourful artwork and bold pops of colour throughout this family home. It’s so bright and liveable, wouldn’t you agree? My week is zipping along and I’m doing my best to keep up. We spent a good chunk of the day in Vancouver yesterday, salvaging a Kerrisdale home up for demolition with Tracey Ayton (here’s a peek!), visiting with Chris at Stepback (if you haven’t been, you really must!) and then rushing home to pick up kids and zoom off to hockey practice. Ah, these are the days! Off to the shop now before some much needed R+R with my Spruce girls…we’re having our belated Christmas party this afternoon! Fresh toes at the nail spa and dinner on a sunny patio, coming right up :)
May 8, 2013 4 Comments
How was your weekend? Mine was full (in a good way) and it’s time to jump right on into a fresh new week. Can you believe it’s the end of April? I honestly don’t know where the month went.
It’s raining now but Scratch that….the clouds miraculously disappeared! And there’s plenty more sunshine in the forecast, drawing my eye to bright colour bursts and bold spaces. I can’t seem to get enough of layered texture and patterns and have become mildly obsessed in my hunt for the perfect Persian rug to add some flavour to our living room. It’s out there somewhere!
Isn’t this dish collection amazing? Love the shallow open shelves too. And I just bought a bright green filing cabinet from the shop (it actually didn’t even make it in the door…went straight from Elisa’s trunk into mine!) but love the idea of spraying multiple filing cabinets a bright colour for more functional storage like the yellow ones below…
Isn’t that honeycomb wall incredible? My girls would be in heaven if they had that in their room! Is that enough colour to cheer you up this Monday morning? I hope so. Time to refill my coffee before tackling the first of several to-do lists. Enjoy your day :)
April 29, 2013 3 Comments