I love coming across people who work with and design in white. Liz Sofield’s textured art is white-on-white, and it’s a perfect for White Cabana!
Liz Sofield’s pieces are available at her Etsy shop.
You don’t need to twist my arm to get me back to Italy. Let’s go take a peek inside one of the rooms in Positano’s Le Sirenuse.
The bright white room remains simple with white linens and slipcovers, and has a few wood pieces and colourful pillows to break up the white. You don’t need much in a room like this because the real focus is the beautiful views of the ocean!
If you’re looking to recreate this feeling in your own bedroom (or living room, actually!), you might be inspired by this:
Today’s #WhiteCabanaWearsPink theme is all about the superhero!
flying superhero costume, Etsy
Wonder Woman postcard, Etsy
Every Monday in the month of October, pink will be taking over White Cabana. This month, #WhiteCabanaWearsPink to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. Read more about #WhiteCabanaWearsPink.
Hold on to your hats, dear readers, because I’m bringing pink to the pages of White Cabana today!
As you may recall from my post last week, #WhiteCabanaWearsPink every Monday here on the blog. I ran 5K on Sunday at Kitchener-Waterloo’s CIBC Run for the Cure, and so far, I’ve raised $1148 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Woohoo! During my 5K run, I was thinking of all the people in my life who have been affected by breast cancer (and other kinds of cancer, too) as well as all my family and friends who generously donated to the cause (thank you!). I ran for the cure. And now I’m blogging for it.
To get the #WhiteCabanaWearsPink series going, I’m starting with some soft shades of pink and pretty artwork .
Peony, Eye Candy Prints, Etsy
Leave Behind the Shadows by Emily Jeffords, Minted
Tower #4, Bree Madden, Etsy
Flower Market 2, DENY Designs Catherine McDonald, Target
Gold by Nastia Cloutier-Ignatiev, Citizen Atelier
Wishing all of you a wonderful week!
Every Monday in the month of October, pink will be taking over White Cabana. This month, #WhiteCabanaWearsPink to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. Read more about #WhiteCabanaWearsPink. Affliliate links have been used, so get click happy!
Etsy sellers have so many cool things to offer, wouldn’t you agree? Here’s some of the neat things I’ve come across in my recent browse session.
Note: Affiliate links have been used. All income generated from affiliates and sidebar ads in October will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation as part of my #WhiteCabanaWearsPink fundraising efforts. Get click happy (and buy, too, if you’d like)!
Make note, dear readers, we are going to be seeing more cubes in interiors this year. The cube fascination has already begun popping up in tile work, art work, wallpapers, and sculptures. The repeated pattern of 3D cubes in 2D work has a mesmerizing effect, and it has been created in just about every colour combination.
via My Domaine
I painted a piece of cube art about a decade ago (in shades of green if you can believe it), and it still has a safe spot in my office. These days, however, I like the more muted and tone-on-tone versions using shades of grey, white, black, and gold. The pattern can be full of contrast or a gentle progression between shapes.
While flooring may be a complete investment of the cube trend (I don’t think it’s actually a trend. I think it’s a very classic design, but patterned floors, in general, are very on trend for 2016), an easier way to go would be via cushions and tea towels.
cube pillow cover (on sale), H&M
via Heirloom & Knot
via Hollie Cooper
cubist fabric, via Minted
rug via Anthropologie
via Caro Somerset
¬†What do you think? Can your eyes handle this pattern?
I’m thinking about interesting pieces for the patio today. Care to join me in my day dreaming?
This egg hub would be an awesome poolside addition:
This bench with canopy would be great on my deck:
This fun folding director’s chair is super for small spaces:
director’s chair, West Elm
This chaise (with added cushion) would be great for naps:
Vladimir Kagan “Capricorn” chaise lounge, 1st Dibs
And this peacock chair is perfect for when you really want to feel fancy:
white peacock chair, via Lea and Lani
So, tell me, what’s your perch of choice in the summertime?
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!
Etsy is currently celebrating Quebec design with The Etsy Design Awards: The Best of Quebec. Etsy artisans are so incredibly talented, and I’m happy to share some of my favourite pieces from Quebec designers.
feather ring – Annie Lesperance, sterling silver, $32.28
If you’re interested in supporting Canadian designers and Etsy owners, check out the finalists and cast your votes!
My cousin and soon to be cousin-in-law are in the middle of planning their summer wedding. I love¬†hearing about their plans, and I’m certainly looking forward to celebrating with them at a fun party. Today I’m taking¬†a¬†moment to share some wedding-friendly items from around the marketplace.
Wedding Belles license plate clutch, $398, Kate Spade
Just Married window cling, $18, Kate Spade
Amore dish, $14, BHLDN
eyelet chair banners, $68, BHLDN
ring holder, Paloma’s Nest
Minimergency kit for grooms, $16, Pinch¬†Provisions
I first posted about Moroccan wedding blankets back in 2010¬†(here)¬†and¬†then again here. They continue¬†to hold a¬†prominent place in people’s homes and in the design community. ¬†At one time, they were nearly impossible to find, but now¬†they’re available in blanket and other forms in mainstream stores like West Elm and Anthropologie, and there’s an incredible number of items available on Etsy.
via Bohemian Life
via Krystin Lee
Moroccan wedding blanket, $1349.07
Moroccan wedding pouf, $298, Anthropologie
Moroccan wedding basket, $79, West Elm
Moroccan wedding hamper, $149, West Elm
Moroccan wedding blanket pillow, $165.82
Moroccan wedding blanket, $1004.02
Playful pom pom trim is a great option for¬†accenting pillows, drapes, gifts, Christmas stockings, clothes, and so much more.¬†It’s easily found online and in fabric stores.
white pom pom trim, $16.50 for 3 yards, Snowy Creek Designs
This might be the perfect notebook to start the new year…
bucket list journal, $19.52, Etsy
I’ve¬†been back from Florida for less than a week, so naturally I’ve still got the beachy lifestyle on the brain. As such, today I’m featuring¬†Florida’s go-to accessory – rattan.¬†If you live on a Floridian¬†beach, some dose of rattan is a must!
pair of decorative rattan mirrors, $3700, 1st Dibs
set of four bentwood and rattan chairs, $2800, 1st Dibs
pair of rattan sconces by Louis Sognot, $2502, 1st Dibs
hanging rattan chair, $304.17, Etsy
rattan arm chair & stool, $1900, 1st Dibs
Who am I kidding? Rattan works outside of Florida, too. I have a rattan set for my own patio, and I love it!
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!
p.s. I also think this bed is pretty cool.
Chapters-Indigo is one of those stores that is continually improving. Each season brings new home decor, fashion, beauty, and food and entertaining items, not to mention a variety of new and interesting books. I know I’m not alone when I say that spending an afternoon at Chapters-Indigo is really relaxing. If only I had more time, I would read every one of those best-selling books!
Anyway, I headed to Toronto’s Eaton Centre a couple of weeks ago to attend Chapters-Indigo spring kick-off. I snapped some photos of some of the things that caught my eye.
Mugs…why am I such a sucker for a good typographic mug? I’ve got most of the ones featured in these photos (I spoil myself regularly, it seems):
The fashion/style department is the largest I’ve seen it, what with the jewelry, scarves, totes, clutches, and watches. The items are super cute.
I was surprised to see the¬†Nest¬†thermostat in the electronics department. Then again, I shouldn’t have been that surprised considering what a hot product it is for the design conscious customer.
And some books…of course…wouldn’t be a bookstore without a great selection of books!
Photos by Jordana.
Like many of you (I’m sure), I think one of the coolest online shopping sites is Etsy. It has grown incredibly over the last decade and it’s definitely one of my go-to spots if I’m looking for something really unique – vintage or handmade. We are now seeing some Etsy sellers moving offline and into stores like Chapters-Indigo and West Elm, and I have no doubt that these types of collaborations are going to continue.
Etsy is also a company that supports – and wants to work with – bloggers. One of the ways that it works with bloggers is through its affiliate program. I’ve known about the program for quite some time, but I only recently (um, this past weekend), pulled up my blogger socks and got my Etsy act together. This is why you now see the Etsy ad on my sidebar (well, would ya look at that!), and you’ll see me featuring Etsy items every now and again on the blog. Heck, I regularly featured Etsy in my posts sans¬†the affiliate program, so you’re likely not going to even notice a difference in my posts. I just thought I’d let you know that I’m now embracing my Etsy affiliate membership.
So, let’s get to some cool Etsy sellers and products, shall we? Here are my latest faves in the categories of design, art, and fashion…