Thursday, January 29, 2015


Pinthritis:  a self-induced condition marked by a sore index finger after a long pinning session on pinterest

I've made this term up (or at least I think I have since I didn't get any google hits) to capture how my index finger felt this past weekend.  My husband and daughter told me to stop whining. They're right, I did it to myself.  My son at college is happy he didn't have to hear about it…

collage images, above and below, from recent pins on my pinterest boards  :)
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Monday, January 26, 2015

Ikea's New Sektion Cabinets - Interior Design Show 2015

It's becoming an annual event on this blog where I lament not going to Toronto for the Interior Design Show.  Ikea doesn't unveil its Sektion cabinets to the U.S. public until February 2nd but visitors to the 2015 Interior Design show got to check them out first hand this past weekend.   Looks like Ikea went all out with 3 kitchens, 2 of which were created by House and Home and Style at Home magazines. (Images from Ikea Canada Facebook page)

Ikea's glossy white and yellow kitchen, feature

This kitchen is by House & Home - a take on their British Eclectic trend prediction for 2015.  The Zoffany Peacock wallpaper in the pantry is fabulous!

This close-up image via the instagram account of Wendy Hicken

This bistro style kitchen is by Style at Home.  They've also featured amazing wallpaper - one of my favorites, Fornasetti Nimbus by Cole & Son.

Ikea says one of the major difference between the old Akurum and Sektion is that Sektion is modular with many more size and configuration options.  I think this kitchen gives a good sense of that - especially with all those shallow depth drawers.  Looking forward to being able to check them out here in the States soon!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Instagram Love: Vicki Archer's London Flat

I'm a huge fan of Vicki Archer, her blog, and most recently, her delicious images on instagram.  I love to follow her back and forth between her beautiful homes in Provence and London.   I mean,  isn't this just the quintessential London townhouse in every way? Gorgeous moldings, plump down-filled cushions, books, interesting accents - I could go on and on.

Vicki has already written two beautiful books on her French Life. Now I'm hoping she'll decide to treat us to another book - her Life in London!


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