With Easter just over one week away, we thought it was high time we featured a few themed items.
Here’s what’s making us think in pastels this month at Crate & Barrel:
Earthenware egg platter, $24.95
Porcelain egg crate, $6.95
Bunny and carrot cookie cutter set, $3.95
Stencil set: chick, bunny, butterfly, $5.95
Are you heading south this winter?
Set of 6 postcards, $4.50 at Paper Source
If you’re still swooning over Ikat, Table Tonic is worth a visit.
large (45cm x 45cm) hand woven Ikat cushions, $79AUD each, Table Tonic
In addition to hand-woven Ikat cushions, the Australian store continues to stock some amazing hand made vintage suzanis, Moroccan pouffes and Mexican throws in all colours of the rainbow. And right now – almost everything is on sale!
Update: I just learned that the home of Louise Bell (of Table Tonic) and family has been featured in the current issue of Style at Home. Read more here.
Happy New Year!
This New Year, I’m making a resolution to live life better. In essence, I aim to truly manifest my father’s wisdom: “Work smarter, not harder.”
This motto can be applied to many facets of living: by working smarter, energy is focused on producing quality and time is valued as precious and limited. When working smarter, not harder, you actually free up hours in the day for what’s important in life. It’s a kind of de-cluttering; it’s definitely a philosophy.
Luxurious living is about enjoying the best in life and that doesn’t necessarily mean spending a lot of money or effort. It’s about thinking and planning smarter and simpler, not harder.
Treating yourself to luxuries such as a bubble bath, a cozy throw, or de-cluttering the kitchen and office are some of the easiest ways to make small positive changes to brighten your daily life.
Wishing you luxuries big and small this 2011! I’m looking forward to hearing about how you’ll be working smarter, not harder, this year!
Images courtesy of Flor’s Blog on Design and AB Home Interiors Blog.
I confess: I often dream of living in a white home with white walls, white furniture trimmed with chrome and wood. Maybe you have these dreams too- a modern fantasy that is all about clean, spartan space. There’s a certain efficiency and an air of cool, calm and collected that comes in white environment.
I love leather and I love it on everything, so if I had a white home I would have more than a few white leather pieces like these:
White leather swivel chair, at Elte in Toronto
White leather dining chair, at Elte in Toronto
Images courtesy of Elte.