Aug 31, 2013

Black and Gold Glitter

Hi friends!

Happy weekend! Can you believe its Labor Day already? Shocking really.

Just a quick Etsy round-up today. I am still totally digging all things gold right now so I pulled together some of my Etsy favorites for your viewing pleasure.
Chalkboard WITH STAND Rectangular Scroll Sturdy Wooden Chalk Board  Wedding Menu Sign Photo Prop Table Centerpiece Easel Included - ChalkStyle
Chalked Up Paints - Custom Chalk Paints  - PinkHammerDesigns
SIGNAGE sign Chalk art sign WALL ART wall hanging  flag, pennant,banner. Be Courageous. - mybeardedpigeon
1950s / 60s fat lava German textured ceramic VASE - black, white, red & gold decor - LeFrenchBazaar
Anniversary Sale - 50% off - Abstract Photograph - Hearts, Urban, Purple and Gold Decor, Magical - Follow The Hearts 8x8 - ChelseaVictoria
Vintage Golden Bird Wall Hanging With Dogwood Flowers - RavenAndFawn
Dorm Decor - Gold Painted Ball Mason Jars - Vase - Office Utensil Holders - Vase - BeachBlues
Typography Print, Quote Print, Ampersand, Gold Pink, Modern Decor, Office Decor, Wall Decor - Black& (8x8) - paperchat
Vintage Golden Leaf Small Shelf Home Decor Wall Hanging Vintage Home Friendly - VintageHomeFriend
Rustic Gold Wedding Frames 5x7 Shabby Decor SET of 4 - braggingbags
Gold Letter Q - Letter Decor - BlackHorseHardware
Mirror Set of Two in Matching Vintage Frames - Dark Gold - SecretWindowMirrors
2 Vintage Homco Hummingbirds Birds Wall Decor Plaques Gold-Tone - MrsMurphysMercantile
Mid Century Bar Set - Gold Old World Maps Glass Decanter & Goblets on Original Wooden Footed Base Tray Serving Kit - Vintage Party Decor - OneRustyNail
The Night Bridge - Amsterdam Print, Magical Dreamy Lights, Home Decor Brown, Gold, Black, Twilight Dusk, Arches, Europe - EyePoetryPhotography

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Aug 28, 2013

Gemstone Inspired Decor

Hi friends,

We have all survived another Wednesday and are well on our way to weekend goodness. To celebrate, (it's the little things people), I have pulled together a jewel toned idea board. Love, Love, Love that bathroom in the middle. The green tones are so rich and inviting.
Gemtastic!


Green chair
685 CAD - urbanoutfitters.com


Ceramic bowl
28 CAD - etsy.com


Chandelier crystal light
270 CAD - overstock.com


White wall art
22 CAD - etsy.com


Kevin O Brien velvet throw pillow
260 CAD - allmodern.com


Waterford green vase
340 CAD - bloomingdales.com


Faux fur throw pillow
73 CAD - fabulousfurs.com


Black frame
14 CAD - zgallerie.com


Butterfly wall art
49 CAD - lampsplus.com



This will be entered in the Jewel Tones Polyvore contest. Fingers crossed for a good response. I love seeing all the great ideas and creativity that people put into these contests.

I leave you today with this:
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Aug 27, 2013

Kitchen Cabinet Do's and Don'ts

Hi friends,

I'm back with another installment of Do's and Don'ts. Today's topic is kitchen cabinets and boy do I have a lot of thoughts on this topic! Please DO disagree though if you feel differently. The more perspectives the better.

First up, DON'T turn your kitchen into a bowling alley by filling narrow kitchen with as many cabinets as possible like this

DO select a cabinet arrangement that makes your kitchen appear bigger and more open (note how this lovely example limits the cabinets to one side, uses light colors on top, and uses oversized glass doors and transoms to lighten and brighten)

DON'T make your upper cabinets too small for the space

DO take your cabinets all the up to the ceiling if you can (what do people do with that space on top of cabinets anyway?)

DON'T create the 'great wall of cabinets' by not mixing in open or glass cabinets

DO make your kitchen an inviting mix of aesthetically pleasing organization like this:

DON'T go too trendy or extreme with your cabinets like this (kitchen cabinets are timely to re-paint and are expensive to replace)

DO use accessories to add color and trends to your kitchen like this


Well that wraps it up for today's do's and don'ts. What do you think? Any you'd disagree with? Any ones you believe should be added to the list? Please DO let me know :)

I leave you today with this amusing item:

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Aug 26, 2013

This one is for the kids

Hi friends,

I'm not going to lie - this is a robot post. It's back to school time at Casa Marshall and I am obsessed with all things robot.

Robot Fever


Office supply
3.86 CAD - coolpencilcase.com


Office supply
4.07 CAD - coolpencilcase.com




I leave you today with this amusing item:

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Aug 25, 2013

Blue Graphic Wallpaper

Hi friends,

Hope you all enjoyed this beautiful weekend. It was a glorious staycation for us with some fancy dinners out and fun meetups with friends. The boys enjoyed being spoiled by their grandparents while we had some time to ourselves. And now sadly the time has flown by and we are back to the work tomorrow.

To get the week off to a good start, I have pulled together a blue graphic living room design. Dreaming up these things makes me happy :) Hopefully, it will do well in the Polyvore Flower Power content.
Blue Flowers



White sofa
3,450 CAD - zincdoor.com


Dimplex electric fireplace
1,270 CAD - lampsplus.com


HAY traditional area rug
605 CAD - connox.com


Small coffee table
595 CAD - wayfair.com


Coral home accessory
220 CAD - roomstogo.com


Octagonal mirror
610 CAD - horchow.com



Glas Italia lacquer table
1,250 CAD - madeindesign.co.uk


LSA International home decor
26 CAD - oliverbonas.com


Mikasa glass dish
32 CAD - mikasa.com


Hanging pendant
52 CAD - arhaus.com


Wall light
53 CAD - destinationlighting.com



I leave you today with this amusing item:


















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