Event: Octaspring + Pinterest Contest

You may remember that last week I announced Octaspring’s current contest. Use Pinterest to create an #OctaspringDream bedroom board and post the link on Facebook…that’s all it takes to enter! The prize is a great one…a set of Octaspring pillows plus a $250 gift card to the Home Depot. Can I mention again that I am one of the judges of the contest? Am I excited? Of course I am. I’m very much looking forward to seeing what your must-haves are in your dream bedroom!

While I cannot enter the contest, I did want to create a dream board. It’s been a handy board, actually, considering the fact that I’m currently rearranging a lot in my home and the master bedroom still needs some attention. Here’s a sneak peek at my #OctaspringDream bedroom Pinterest board:


Have a full look at it here.

As you’ll notice, some of my bedroom must-haves are: art, windows, sunlight, excellent linens, texture, cool lighting, beautiful closet, pretty pyjama sets, flowers, an assortment of pillows (I’m currently sleeping on the Octaspring Evolution – I’ll post a review soon!), and a bed that is made (I cannot leave the house with a messy bed. How about you?).

The #OctaspringDream bedroom contest ends November 18th Friday December 13th so get a-pinning!

The Friday Five: Bedrooms

It’s Friday! Who is excited for the weekend?

I’m a month into my new job and it’s been going great. I love the work and I love where I’m living in Waterloo. What I could use is a bit more sleep-in time. Days are busy with work and nights and weekends have been busy with prepping for my dissertation defense (11 days!) and planning out home reno projects. Who can sleep-in when there’s all this excitement? There are boxes stacked in my bedroom so, at the moment, it’s nothing like what a serene bedroom should look like. Soon enough, right? I’m hoping that by the end of September I will feel much more settled.


via Desire to Inspire


via Desire to Inspire


Rebecca and Dan’s Toronto home, via Style North


via 79 Ideas


via Snob

 Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

The Friday Five: Breezy Bedrooms

The bedrooms featured here all have an airy, open, breezy feel to them which would surely encourage a calm and peaceful sleep.

via La Maison d’Anna G

Parrot’s Bay, Turks & Caicos, via Brides

via Out of the Bag


attic bedroom, via Country Living

Happy Friday everyone! Have a wonderful weekend!

French print busts

Animal busts, Restoration Hardware Baby + Child

This week I’m coveting these lovely papier m√Ęch√©¬†animal busts available at Restoration Hardware Baby + Child. It seems I’m surrounded by happy news of spring babies coming this 2013 and I have baby’s room on the mind. I love how these modern papier¬†m√Ęch√© busts work as well in a cozy living room, front hall or baby’s room.

I spotted these last week when they were featured on flawlessly fabulous Gwyneth Paltrow’s pet project, Goop, and she informed me that they’re entirely eco-friendly. The animals are made by hand by Haitian artisans using recycled paper, recycled steel wire and arrowroot starch glue.

The best part: the outer layer is from French newspapers.

C’est merveilleux!


And look how lovely in a baby’s room!

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