Design: Caribou Cabin in My Home

A couple of weeks ago, I shared news of Canadian newcomer Caribou Cabin. This shop designs, customizes, and manufactures chalkboards, magnetic whiteboards, and pinboards. The company generously sent me a beautiful square (34″ x34″) linen pinboard – white a white frame, of course.

Soon after the order was placed, my massive shipment arrived at my doorstep. The board was wrapped carefully and arrived safely to my home in Waterloo. When I saw the grey linen for the first time, I was impressed by the quality of the item. And the grey matched my home perfectly.

I leaned it up against the wall behind a cabinet in my living room which houses my radio, record player, and typewriter. I pinned up some memorable items from my office that I knew would look pretty and would also remind me of happy celebrations.

As I took my photos, I thought that the pinboard in my living room would be the perfect spot to showcase Christmas cards. And the great thing about the pinboard is that I can move it to other areas of my home such as a hallway landing area or office. The office is certainly an obvious spot for a pinboard, but I don’t think it’s the only place for it.

Thanks to Caribou Cabin for sponsoring this post. All photos and opinions are my own.

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Sponsor Love 2015 Edition

The year started off so incredibly well with regards to sponsorship and brand collaborations for me and my blog. I’m so grateful for all the goodness that has come my way in 2015, and I am very much looking forward to a fruitful 2016.

Over the past 12 months, I was able to connect with many well-respected brands that have impressive histories and are forward-thinking. Would you care to walk with me down sponsor memory lane? Please, let’s!

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Happy New Year, dear sponsors!

Design: Celebrating the Quatrefoil

Okay, so I know St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner and green-themed parties, foods, and decorations are dominating Pinterest and blogs, but around here, the green¬†stays far away.¬†While I wouldn’t paint my walls green, I do love greenery in my home. I absolutely love having living plants in every room around my home. If I lived in the French countryside (yeah, if), I’d definitely try to have a green house. I’d probably call it a conservatory or a garden room (look at all of these beautiful conservatories).

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Oak Leaf Conservatories

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via Julias Vita Dommar

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via Home & Garden

Okay, I’m now off topic. Let’s get back to what I really want to talk about today: quatrefoil. The quatrefoil is a four-leaf symbol that we see a lot in art¬†and¬†architecture. It was most popular in the gothic and renaissance eras (read more here).¬†I’ve gathered some photos of quatrefoil products and gorgeous interiors with quatrefoil details.

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quatrefoil headboard, Christopher’s of Nantucket via¬†DecorPad

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quatrefoil pillow cover, Decidedly Chic

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Suzanne Kasler’s home, via Architectural Digest

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quatrefoil mirror, Horchow

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quatrefoil detail in this gorgeous farmhouse kitchen, Magnolia Homes

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quatrefoil necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels

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via AM Dolce Vita

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Edward ottoman

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via Better Homes & Gardens

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quatrefoil photograph, via Posterjack

At Home: Styling my Dresser with Posterjack

How is everyone enjoying Family Day (here in Ontario) and Presidents’ Day (in the USA)? I am completely enjoying having an extra day to do, well, not a whole lot! I still have an annoying cough that is really just slowing me down.¬†It’s very annoying.

A few weeks ago,¬†my Posterjack order arrived, and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the French¬†photo¬†and the white lacquer framing. It’s a beautiful piece. I placed it¬†in several¬†spots around my home before settling on my bedroom. I leaned it over my dresser, lived with it like that for a few days, and realized it¬†was an ideal place to put it. I played around with some minimal styling, too.¬†Have a look…

Style 1: set of three hourglass sand timers (the colours match perfectly)

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Style 2: vintage and new crystal

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Style 3: classic white

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Thanks to Tim F. & Posterjack for sending me this beautifully framed Parisian photo.

Art: Posterjack

Some of you may already know that Posterjack is¬†a great online resource for photo printing and for photo mounting options that go beyond basic framing (e.g.,¬†photo canvases, specialty prints like metal and acrylic). This Canadian photo printing¬†company has certainly grown in popularity over the last seven years, and I’m especially keen on it because it was started by one of my highschool friends, Mr. Tim Faught. I love watching other people succeed!

What I recently learned is that¬†Posterjack¬†has quite an extensive art shop, too. As I’m always on the lookout for interesting art for my home (e.g., in my office), I was thrilled when Posterjack offered me a print of my choice. I¬†spent way longer than I thought I would browsing through the¬†selection. Honestly, just about any keyword search is going to reveal dozens of cool prints.¬†Here are some of my favourites:

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Petra, Jordan by Diak

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Rorschach Test by Akova

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Ears of Wheat by Radist

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Audio Cassette Isolated on White by Hayati Kayhan

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vintage racing car detail by seewhatmitchsee

Placing an order is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3. Customers can easily¬†select a product, select a size, and upload a personal photo or buy one from the art shop. There is plenty of information available regarding finishes, sizes, and photo quality. My order should be arriving any day now, so I’ll be sure to share with you my complete review once I’ve seen the print in person. It’s going to be a¬†pretty one!

Many thanks to Posterjack for sponsoring this post.