Monday, July 19, 2010


Like my new look? See you at my new blog after the jump!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

New things in the works

It has been a labour of love, but my new website and company name and identity are finally ready to be released. I am in sunny Brazil enjoying a volunteer experience / vacation but look for a link with my new logo and specialties upon my return in mid-May.

I have loved running my business and sharing my thoughts on decor with all of you. I am now moving into two specialties: condos & kids. Cannot wait to share them with you!

Until then check out what I am up to in Brazil on my twitter page. Ciao ciao for now!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

One Of A Kind Show: Condo report

Spring is in the air- and it feels even more so walking the bright aisles of the One Of A Kind Spring Show and Sale. Running this Mar 31 - April 4 at Exhibition Place you'll find your usual: yummy food, artisan crafts- but if you think the show is more craft than class- you are very mistaken. Here is my report on the best modern, trendy pieces for any urban condo dweller:
It was an absolute pleasure to meet Amy Migicovsky of Rock My Soul. Her pillows have a definite west coast vibe (she studied Interior Design in San Fran) and she hand screens her designs on organic cotton. LOVE.

Blair Chivers creates urban wall art on wood panels. Look for whimsical expressions in smart typography. Hang a collection or let one speak for itself- the clever messages speak volumes.
Even your salt and pepper shakers can have style. In a multitude of colours and silhouettes take a crack at Sylvain Tremblay.
At a great price point for the show, these drum shades from metal workers sodi designs brings style and function to your space. They can also customize a light with your own design.

Happy shopping! Lisa

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Where have I been?

As you can see, it has been a while since I have updated this blog (bad blogger!). Where have I been? I have been busy- and I've got something pretty exciting in the works. For a sneak peek, click here.

I also finished an office (more photos to come):

and got featured over at Style at Home:

It's been an exciting couple of months and I can't wait to share with you my new launch.

Happy decorating,


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

IDS10 Highlights

Armed with my camera, my notebook, a latte and an open mind (although latte was disposed of upon arrival as it proved to be quite a juggling act) I traversed the halogen lit hallways of the Interior Design Show in Toronto.

IDS10 in its new lovely location (and so convenient- thank you IDS team!) was well worth the visit (and caffeine disposal). Here are a few of my favourite highlights, stay tuned for an inspiring report from the Pecha Kucha presentation & ultimate spaces.

The Monk lounge by Templar provided a spot for a posh picnic (complete with indoor tree). Designed by Rhed, I loved the contrast of the organic and the more industrial elements- note the inflatable balloon dropped ceiling.

A few wallcovering samples from Graham & Brown.

Graphic chair by snob- a new store on my radar.
Snob's orange lacquered table with nail head detailing- incroyable.

Of course IKEA does it again- I love these scarves tied loosely on the backs of the chairs- so cozy.
A simple graphic runner- and onions! An unexpected centerpiece that matches the colour of the cabinetry so well.

And those PS lights- so dreamy.
I love the colour blocking and modular approach to this bookshelf in the bauhaus booth.

Another fabulous display case at the LEMA booth.
Clayton Budd of 64th and Queen designed this winning rug for the Weavers Art competition. It makes me want more argyle in my life.
And last but not least the Optik pink bathtub. Mary Kay worthy.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Take me to mjölk!

I am in love:

Welcome to mjölk, the new kid on the design block (the block being the Juncion in Toronto). Why am I in love?

The products (Scandinavian & Japanese goodies) speak for themselves but the interior of the store is what caught my attention.

Reclaimed natural wood against some cloud white will always be a winner. And some cute toys to begin my son's education in the Scandinavian vernacular:

Visit mjölk at 2959 Dundas Street West. Photos by Juli Daost (via kitkadesigntoronto) & Emma McIntyre (viaBlogto)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

IA:MM Showroom facelift

A resolution for many around this time of year is to be more organized. With this in mind I was hired by Toronto showroom IA:MM Inc. to re-design and de-clutter their chic but overcrowded Toronto office. With some clear plastic pockets, a simple demure paint treatment and some beautiful Namarococo paper here are some progress shots- a great (and stylish) way to start off the year!

Monday, January 4, 2010

2009: Year end photo round up

New house, new baby, new decorating adventures. My 2009 in photos- here's to an incredible 2010 everyone!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A Merry Condo Christmas

After we styled and shot Steve's condo, we decided it might be fun to style it up for a Chistmas party. So here are some ideas for bringing the holidays into a small space (and no joke, this took me all of 30 minutes to set up)- plus a few photos from the party!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas at the Cannings part 2

A few budget friendly tips for your decorating this year. I miss my baby bump : )

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