April 22, 2011

We're Moving, Eh?!

I'm so excited to announce that my family is moving back to Toronto the first week of May! California has been an amazing place to start my married life, get my masters of interior design, and create a little miracle I call Rael, but home is where the heart is. 

As you may imagine, I have been up to my eyeballs in packing and organizing for a cross-continent move, so while I will try to keep the blog updated, it may be neglected some.

April 20, 2011

Elbow Grease: Cabinet Reveal

This reveal has been a long time coming! You may remember, last summer I bought this Pier 1 TV cabinet on Craigslist to hide our ugly electronics - I painted it persimmon (one of the colours in our living room rug, and the main colour of our curtains too) and added these antique brass pulls...

...and have been enjoying its cheeriness ever since! 

Before & After


April 4, 2011

Mr. Piepel's Office Remodel: 3d model

I've been working on the office design for my friends' home office, remember I suggested we lacquer the walls a few weeks ago. Bits and pieces have been purchased and delivered and we've finalized the wall colour - it's getting exciting!

Mr. Piepel, like my own husband, works at a GIS software company. And thus, he, again like my husband, loves collecting maps and globes and all things geography-related. The homeowners requested an orange and green colour-scheme and something that feels masculine, but fits well with their kitchen and family room which the office is located near.

Here's my plan for a moody and sophisticated orange and green scheme...  

It all started with this great rust coloured ikat fabric found at Calico Corners....

...which will be paired with a gorgeous warm green called Veranda Gold from Dunn-Edwards.

Next I'll give you a sneak peak of all the furniture and accessories, stay tuned!