November 1, 2013

Friday Find–November 1

Strolling through The Bay this past week, I came across this -

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From the 10th Anniversary Brian Gluckstein collection (by Lennox), I love the combination of bold colour, greek-key inspired pattern and that touch of gold …. stunning!

Happy Weekend….Donna

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October 25, 2013

Friday Find–October 25

This week I bring you one of the many pics I took while at the fabulous Hudson Hotel in New York City.  We visited New York for the third time in May of this year.  I will never tire of that city!

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The lobby is a wonderful mix of industrial, art nouveau and glam!

Happy Weekend…Donna

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October 16, 2013

Three Reasons to Visit Chicago–Frank. Lloyd. Wright.

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Several weeks ago, hubby and I visited Chicago for the first time.  We were wowed by the architecture, the landscaping and the friendly people! 

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At the top of my list was a visit to Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio in Oak Park, a short transit ride from downtown Chicago.

Oak Park is an area of large beautiful homes on large beautiful lots with mature gardens and trees.  It was a pleasure to stroll through this neighbourhood and visit the home and studio of one of my favourite architects!

I’ve written about the home tour over on the TBB blog here.  In this post I’m going to share a tour of the studio Frank designed adjacent to his home in Oak Park.

After gaining popularity as an architect at the turn of the 20th century, Frank moved business from his home to the newly built studio adjoining his house.  This studio was designed to allow maximum light without obstruction so architects and their students could work the long hours required.

Support was provided using heavy duty chains as structural support rather than large wooden beams as seen below.

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The room was filled drafting tables, overhead pendants and task lighting.  The quote shown from Rudyard Kipling’s “McAndrews Hymn” was displayed in the studio, I’m guessing to provide inspiration.  The adjoining office space was built to display the work of the architects and conduct business with clients.

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The studio/office tour was a wonderful glimpse into Frank Lloyd Wright’s work life as well as his design aesthetic.  Next week I will share the walking tour of the Oak Park neighbourhood.

Happy travels….

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October 11, 2013

Friday Find–October 11

With Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend, my thoughts have been about changing up the decor in our home.  I came across this lovely fall mantel that has me wishing I had a fireplace mantel!
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Happy Thanksgiving!!!
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October 5, 2013

Friday Find–October 4

I have been seeing a lot of dark walls in my design wanderings lately.  Not previously a fan, I have to admit they are growing on me, but they have to be done right.  Dark colours are tricky to work with and if pulled off right you get something like this:

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Source / Photographer: Sharyn Cairns

What do you think?  Would you do this in your home?

Happy Weekend…Donna

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September 27, 2013

Friday Find – September 27th

I am desperately trying to find a space in my house to do this wall treatment.

rustic texture on walls Source:  www.bhg.com

What do you think?

Happy Weekend….Donna

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September 20, 2013

Friday Find - September 20

As I head off to BlogPodium in Toronto this weekend, I leave you with this wonderfully calming room care of House Beautiful.  Designed by Mary MacDonald, photo by Amy Neunsinger. 


Happy Weekend .... Donna

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