Lounging Around: Our Outdoor Living Space

Outdoor Living Space with Lounge Area

Last July, we got most of the foundational pieces in place for our outdoor living space. However, when it came time to finish the decorating, most of the outdoor decor was picked over and I had to put the process on hold. This year, I decided to be ahead of the game and started picking up pieces when they first started arriving in stores. With seasonal items, I've learned it's best to nab them before they're gone.   Perhaps it was … [Read more...]

Living Room Refresh for Spring

Living Room Refresh_2

Today, I'm excited to show you my latest e-design project. After receiving Barbara's list of wants and needs, as well as looking through several snapshots of her living room, I was able to pinpoint what she was looking for. The Details Drawn towards traditional styling. Favorite furniture resources are Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn. Most comfortable living with shades of cream, yellow and pink. She and her husband basically … [Read more...]

Designer Challenge: Which Sofa? {Part Two}

designer challenge sofa options

Welcome to Part Two of the Designer Challenge- sofa edition! Today, I’m thrilled to welcome Sabrina from Pink Little Notebook. Sabrina's blog is all about her journey of rediscovering her creative passions. You can expect to find a lot of DIY, thrifting, decorating and more. Be sure to check out her room before and afters, especially her beautiful home office- so jealous!  (If you missed Part One, you can find out what Alicia did  … [Read more...]

Designer Challenge: Which Sofa? {Part One}

Alicia- Keep It Beautiful

Welcome to another edition of the Designer Challenge! It's been a while since we've seen a room designed around a piece, and this time it's all about sofas! Today, I have the lovely Alicia from Keep It Beautiful Designs here. Alicia and her husband are currently renovating their 1920's home in Ottawa, Ontario. Be sure to check out the impressive before and after photos of the front hall, living room, dining room and more. So gorgeous! Let's … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Colorful Gifts for Her

Magenta Pillows- Arianna Belle

Valentine's Day is on Friday and I'm loving all the shades of pink and red I'm seeing in stores and online. Thank goodness the colors of love are bright and cheery in the midst of winter, wouldn't you say? This year I made heart-printed treat bags for my husband and son that I'm going to fill with some of their favorite things. I also plan on adding some colorful flowers to our table and making something special for dinner. Although we like to … [Read more...]

Keeping the Winter Blues Out of Your Home


Yesterday, another snow storm hit, and I was so happy I didn't have to leave the house. This winter, we've had more than our fair share of snow, which means cold temperatures and gloomy days- YUCK! To make it even worse, I'm one of those people who's cold most of the time (in the literal sense) and takes forever to warm up. Thankfully, a snow-covered ground eventually leads to intensely sunny days, making it feel like spring is just around the … [Read more...]

Dressing Your Home for Fall at Living Savvy

Dressing Your Home for Fall- Series on Living Savvy

Although it's still fall, last week had a certain chill in the air that felt more like winter, and I really wasn't ready for it! The colors of the landscape are beautiful this time of year, but I find myself wanting to stay inside sipping pumpkin spice lattes beside the fireplace cozied up with a good book- you? Shorter days and colder weather may be downsides to the season, but I always look forward to decorating this time of … [Read more...]

Beaver Canoe at Target {Friday’s Fab Find}

Beaver Canoe for Target- Women's Long Sleeve Hoodie

If you're a Canadian gal close to my age, you probably remember wanting a Beaver Canoe sweatshirt as a teen. I grew up on a farm two hours away from the city, and waiting to make the trip to buy my first one just about killed me. I remember finally walking into the store, looking around, and eventually realizing the only sizes left were too big. In the end, I really didn't care, bought the color I wanted (pale mint green), and wore it very baggy … [Read more...]

Dorm Room Storage and Decor {For Him}

Dorm Room Storage and Decor for Him

Over the weekend we helped move my son into his residence at college. It's not that I was trying to block this day out of my mind (well maybe I was), but summer went by way too quickly, and I definitely wasn't as prepared as I could've been. Boys tend to be procrastinators when it comes to this sort of thing. Somehow duvet covers, hand towels, laundry baskets and lamps aren't really on their minds when they're on break. I, on the other hand, … [Read more...]