The Land of Nod

I’m working with my sister on the design of her kids’ bedroom. Besides the kids’ beds (from Ikea) and the artwork (made by my sister and her kids), the room is fairly empty. We turned to the Land of Nod (a top pick for many people designing kids’ bedrooms and playrooms) to fill up the bedroom with items that are useful, colourful, and versatile. One of our top picks was this bench as we thought it would be a good place for the kids to¬†perch and read a book, or put on socks¬†and shoes:

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flea market bench

In addition, we are using this rainbow¬†dot¬†garland¬†to add¬†colour to the room, these letter pillows to personalize the space, and these luggage¬†sets¬†to store toys. Here are some of the additional white pieces that I love for a kids’ bedroom or playroom…or an adult room!

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aviary pendant lamp

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uptown nightstand

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milo glider

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rattan hamper with lid

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campaign desk

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on the grid nightstand

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aria headboard

Thanks to Land of Nod for sponsoring this post.

Fashion: White Wear at the Oscars

I honestly watch the Academy Awards more for the fashion than for the films. Is that so wrong? The stars Рwith the help of their style team Рwork hard to look good, and I am always keen to see what colours and styles make the final cut. This year, there was a lot of pink (e.g., Gwyneth Paltrow, Anna Kendrick, Zoe Saldana, Karolina Karkova), red (e.g., Giuliana Rancic, Dakota Johnson, Rosamund Pike, Solange Knowles), glitter (e.g., Emma Stone in lime glitter), nude (e.g., Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Kerry Washington), and black (e.g., Cate Blanchett, Tegan and Sara, Laura Dern, Sienna Miller).

I, of course,¬†was curious to see who would wear white on this very special evening. Here’s¬†a brief review:

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Julianne Moore in custom Chanel

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Faith Hill in J. Mendel

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Lupita Nyon’go in custom Calvin Klein¬†(read the story behind the dress here)

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Anna Faris

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Reese Witherspoon

My favourite top-to-toe looks were: Emma Stone, Cate Blanchett, and¬†Gwyneth Paltrow.¬†While I did like quite a few of the celebrity looks, I sort of wished that the outfits and styling were way more glam and out-of-the-ordinary than they actually were. The simple column silhouettes just seemed sort of¬†– dare I say –¬†normal.

Images via Hello Magazine.

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.

20 Below: Heart Pouch

I¬†am so impressed by Indigo’s latest home¬†and¬†style¬†collections. When¬†I was in the store last week, I was¬†thinking about how the store’s approach to its lifestyle collection has changed over the years. Stores slowly made room for some carefully curated items for the home, and now¬†the home/style/beauty/jewelry section (in my home store, at least)¬†seems to expand with each new season. At the moment, there are so many black and white products under $20. Case in point – this sweet heart pouch:

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