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Monday, April 30, 2012

Eating Chroma!

History is destined to repeat itself. One of the greatest traditional trends making a comeback is displaying your plates as a featured art wall. A great way of collecting, this feature could be as inexpensive as a thrift store find or as glamorous as designer dinnerware. This is a great opportunity for a colourful punch when you treat each dish as an individual painting. Here's a few examples of fabulous wall collections and some great plates.

Design Sponge

Diane Von Furstenburg Miro Power Stone - The Bay

Dol Sul - Anthroplogie

Donut Time - Urban Outfitters

Jasper Conran - Chinoiserie Green - The Bay

Mandarin Blue Brunch Plate - The Bay

Techno Crazy Stripe - CB2

Techno Triple Stripe - CB2

Verdant Acres - Anthropologie

Watercolour Pedals - Anthropologie

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Window Shopping

I spent my first free Friday browsing the shops at Yorkdale Mall in Toronto and of course it was the boldest patterns and contrasts that caught my eye. Here's a few highlights my favourite products out on the shelves right now. Which ones do you like?

Painterly High Heels and matching purse. Love the way organic paint patterns are everywhere now!

Just enough Neon for me to love them! Both shoes from Aldo.

Headed over to Crate and Barrel. Love these vases.

Blue and white. I can't get enough thanks to my nostalgic love for the childhood china my mom used to have.

A shade for every day.

because if there isn't enough GREEN in your outdoor place setting, hit up the chairs! Crate and Barrel

Lovely Rainbow mixing bowls!

I will buy these! like next week! I love huge mugs and these are painted with highlighter yellows, oranges, and greens! So Lovely. only 6.95 from Crate and Barrel

Glass jars and bottles are my weakness, this vintage inspired bottle is a perfect for a picnic or just a fun table top accent.

Then it was off to Indigo. As much as I love books, they have some of the greatest accessories. Wish List? this tote bag and a lovely creme orange scarf.

Artistic drips on a lovely organic background.

Rich detail. They have a lovely Peacock theme going on right now.

Chromatic and Organic

More great vases, these glass ones have just a single "stroke" of colour. Love it, they also come in green,

Not very colourful, but there is just somthing so wonderful about thick knits!

A colourful image + linen view port + wood frame = perfection

Last stop was American Eagle, This store has just had a great renovation, so if you haven't checked out the store, expect a bit of UrbanOutfittersesque with some ocean flavour. This dress is my summer inspiration! Bring on the sunshine please. Also on sale, so the day ended fabulously.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Brief Hiatus

Just wrapped up my first semester of Interior Decorating at Humber College! YAY! However I'd like to extend my apologies for the slight hiatus these past 2 weeks. It's officially summer time for me now and I hope you're looking forward to all of the wonderful things to come in the next 4 months of sunshine. I'll be sure to be posting my butt off, so please check back frequently for your chromatic daily dose! Cheers! 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Chroma Collection: Prints

Original artwork can be expensive, so what should you do if you don't have the funds for some awesome accent pieces, but desperately need to freshen up your wall space? Prints baby! I recently discovered , a website that distributes prints and other merchandise for artists. The amount of work on this site is outstanding. They sell prints, framed prints, canvas stretched, I pod cases, Hoodies and more! Check out the colourful round up of a few of my favourites so far! All the artists can be found at

Lucy in the sky with diamonds - Jacob Wise

Up - Derek Temple

Zing! - Boneface

Birds - Emma J Hardy

Dualism - Genis Carreras

Wasp - Alice X. Zhang

Scales - Steven Womack

Let's All Go And Have Breakfast- Teo Zirinis

Groyland - Wilmer Murillo

Absolute Favourite:
Fight Club- Jacob Wise

Daily Chroma Fix

Neon Lime - Benjamin Moore - 2031-10

 Tequila shots anyone? Today's Chroma Fix is Neon Lime from Benjamin Moore! This green is zesty and fun! A great colour for spring and summer. Neon's aren't just for spandex shorts and graphic tee's, this chevron zig zag pillow from Tonic Living adds a great amount of colour and pattern to any sofa or chair. Added bonus, they're made in Toronto! What fun ideas come to mind with today's Neon Lime? Comment below!

Chevron Zig Zag Pillow, Tonic Living

Monday, April 9, 2012

Daily Chroma Fix

Blue Mosque- Sherwin-Williams SW6789
 I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend! Today's Chroma Fix is lovely Blue Mosque from Sherwin-Williams. A cool colour, blue can bring a room a refreshing feeling. This photo below has a beautiful accent wall highlighted with the iridescent glow from the butterflies' wings. What do you think of this example of a breathy blue? 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Chroma Collection: Stairs

Sometimes it's the structural pieces of a home that get the least attention. When deciding what to do to your stairs you'll usually be debating on wood vs. carpet, natural vs stained, runner vs. bare. Why not propose orange vs. blue or multi-coloured vs. monochromatic ?  Here's a round up of some fun ways to add some chroma to your travels from one floor to another.Would you consider adding some spice to your stairs?


Bold Solid



Vertical Rainbow

Horizontal Rainbow
Solid Planks

Jim Lambie's Rainbow
Germany (this is so fun!)