Be My Fresh Valentine!

Be my Valentine

Pat from Santa Monica sent me this beautiful image of a room perfect to post on Valentines Day! She said "I've found a pink living room that just makes me sigh with relaxation every time I pull it up". I totally agree. Thanks Pat, you totally inspired this post!  Photography by Clive Tompsett Farrow & Ball Middleton Pink #245. The placement… Continue reading


Holiday Exterior Lights with Before and After Grays

Creative Outdoor Lights

When Betsy found my blog and read this post, she realized her white house was just a little too white paired with the more earthy brick columns and railing. A few days ago she emailed me her exterior holiday lights and I asked her to send all of the images if she had them. Here's what she sent, thanks Betsy!… Continue reading


Happy Christmas Everyone!

Happy Christmas Everyone!

  Thank you so much for your love and support all year long! Merry Christmas!


Holiday Tour of Elizabeth & Bill's Home

Holiday Tour of Elizabeth & Bill's Home

One of the perks of having a designer sister (me) as well as living a mere 2 minute drive away is that your house can get elaborately decorated for the holidays. Dr. Bill & Elizabeth Jacobs Especially as Bill and his partners had their staff party here a week ago as well as their annual party for their friends last… Continue reading


My Raspberry & Orange Holiday Tree in 2013

My Holiday Tree 2013

I really, really wanted to give you the tour of my house from the photo shoot 3 weeks ago and Christmas but Tracy Ayton, my awesome photographer, sent them into a national magazine and they are going to be published, hooray! I'll confirm who it is very soon! So all I can do is give you a sneak peek now… Continue reading


The Gucci Guide to Holiday Decorating

Modern Christmas Tour

Rebecca Marshall decided to bring out all her fabulous boxes and bags to decorate her house for a good cause. Last weekend, this house was part of a tour of eight homes with all proceeds of the $10 tickets to benefit the Cyrus Centre, an inner-city resource centre responding to the needs of at-risk and homeless youth. Rebecca's office is located… Continue reading


Don't Fight with the Boss of Your House

Don't Fight with the Boss of your House

Elizabeth and I spent Saturday together Christmas Shopping on Robson Street in downtown Vancouver. Then at 6:00 pm, we decided to have dinner so we went to Cin Cin, one of our favourite restaurants. These are the stairs going up to the restaurant. You immediately feel like you're arriving somewhere special, beautiful and european. Since I have been sourcing beautiful… Continue reading


The Cheaters Ornament Garland

The Cheaters Ornament Garland

Elizabeth and I shopped for ornaments and extra lights this weekend. We noticed that none of them were on sale. Isn't it funny how this is pretty much the ONLY time of year we buy stuff at full price, all the while fully aware that in a week or two it'll all be 30 – 50% off? Every year I… Continue reading


My Sunday Holiday Shenanigans & Winter Pots


{Click on images for source} I am seriously, easily entertained. As many of you know, I live one hour and 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver in–gasp–Yarrow but it's considered Chilliwack. Recently, I read The Happiness Project, an awesome book about. . . surprise, Happiness, I read it twice, back-to-back. I have NEVER done that in my life. I LOVED it.… Continue reading


Trendy Thanksgiving Pumpkins

Trendy Pumpkins

  Here's my entry vignette to celebrate Thanksgiving. My neighbours were quick to compliment me on the colour since they are used to seeing all white flowers in my garden, haha. Every year when the fall magazines arrive on the newsstands it's always fun to see how many ways a pumpkin can be decorated. Painted pumpkins are a big trend… Continue reading


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