An eclectic white home tour that actually feels warm…

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I like this home tour because it goes to show you that you can have white walls, white drapery and white cabinets and still create warmth with the materials, textures, and colors used for furniture and decor.

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See more of Toufik Sarwa’s Toronto home designed by Montana Burnett on style at home.  The kitchen is super modern and beautiful.

{Photos Michael Graydon with styling by Christina Hanlon}


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My stay at the Ameritania Hotel in Times Square New York…

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As you know I was in New York last Sunday thru Tuesday night. I knew it would be magical to stay in NYC during Christmastime and indeed it was. We stayed at the Ameritania NYC and I can’t deny part … Continue reading

The many uses of a side table…

Side tables are an incredibly practical accessory that aren’t used enough in interior design plans. In order to illustrate the versatility of the side table, we will be looking at the various uses of them throughout the home.

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The Lounge

The lounge is perhaps the most obvious place to feature a side table. Many people sit them at the side of their couches to provide a base for table lamps and a place of rest for warming mugs of coco on an evening. While this is an undeniably practical use, why not consider your side table as a piece of art too?

Retailers of modern furniture , like Vita Interiors, have a great range of statement side tables. This interesting pyramid piece provides a modern twist on a standard design, while keeping practicality intact. It is sure to become a talking point in your living room, admired by all who visit.

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Simplicity is sophistication…

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A carefully edited home is what some strive for. Clutter eliminated and décor selected in a way that leaves the space minimal but fascinating. A simplistic style to me is a one where the home owner or apartment dweller really gave thought to what they want to have. It makes me feel like the items in the space have to be especially important if it’s there and displayed.

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There is something quite calming and relaxing about spaces like this. It’s the very reason spa’s tend to have those tranquil environments. A space that eases the mind and creates an atmosphere for peace. Yeah, a peaceful space is what we all want when we come home.

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I like the clean lines and the beauty of the forms that are displayed from objects and furniture in a minimal design. I like this style in penthouses and places with panoramic views of deserts and oceans.

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A home tour with classic bones & modern furnishings

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Jamie Herzlinger designed the interior of a classical architecture, with modern furnishings and created an elegant yet liveable aesthetic…

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This bedroom has a soothing color palette. Featured in the May issue of Traditional Home magazine, the 7,000-sq.ft. home Herzlinger designed all of the home’s interior architecture, interior design, as well as all the millwork, including kitchen, family room, wall paneling, ceiling detail, master bathroom vanities and designed and selected all the furnishings.

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Tuesday’s Tips: add curb appeal with jazzy address numbers

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Standard address numbers are nothing short of boring. Take an hour out of your weekend to jazz up the numbers and add some curb appeal to your exterior.

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Love the color palette of chartreuse and gray with sleek modern numbers…

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Or you can add greenery and use moss….

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Have you changed yours?

{Images via my Exterior Board on Pinterest}

Miami home tour with a modern sky blue twist

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This is pretty much what I think of when I think of Miami penthouses in the sky. The monochromatic color of water with lacquered furnishings and modern lines is quite beautiful.

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This mirror is everything…

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This is what I thought all furniture would look like after year 2000. Growing up, I thought by now we’d all dress futuristic in silver like TLC, have cars that fly and just very curvy and odd shaped furniture. Don’t judge me. But this would have fit my vision. I like the metallic wallpaper throughout and what was done with the column as well.

{Designed by Carlo Rampazzi with more images here}