How to enhance an empty Wall Space

Haven’t we all been there when there is that one empty wall in our space that does need some attention but we really have no clue what to do with it?!

Lets be excited about it and see it as a great opportunity for more.

I got you 5 tricks to fill your wall beautifully

  • First of (w)all, think of the wall becoming functional in your day to day life. Are you in need of more storage space? Could that wall possibly hold some shelves that can be used as an extra storage space? Depending on your area and if you like the wall to be not only beautifully decorated but also functional, this might be a win-win situation. Or go totally nuts on plants. Plants are always a good ideas 😉 Please see blow jungle.
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  • Wallpaper – There are lot of patterns out there that blow my mind. Plus, you don’t have to go the big way – You can easily order some self adhesive paper online for example from Walmart or Amazon. It’s less expensive, easy to apply and will be save to your walls (in case its a rental).
    Find below some of my fave patterns that are available online.
  • Paint – If you are not the “pattern” or “wallpaper” type of person, pick a colour that fits to your space and adds to your cohesive style.
    I personally stick to light and bright colours, but some of the dark navy blue and dark grey tones are moody chic and have drown my attention lately.
  • Wall Sculptures – I personally love wall sculptures.
    If not with a paint colour or wallpaper print, a wall sculptures can do the difference. My top favourite and timeless wall decor are the Muuto Dots.
    They are functional (great hangers for bags, hats and more) as well as they look funky and fresh. They come in different colours, finishes and sizes.

Mirrors – Mirrors are always a good idea, but in some spots they aren’t at all. I am totally agreeing to it, if there was a window across the spot showcasing a green scenery.
Its a great thing having the mirror reflecting the woods or other green sceneries that are calm and something that you would like to see inside your home. However, I won’t recommend a mirror, if it reflects any sort of bad “Forms” outside the window. With “Forms” I’d include an electric pole, electric wires, pipes and others. A mirror could bring those negative energies inside.

Picture from Pinterest.com

I hope you guys enjoyed my little blog posts.

Happy Thursday
xoxo – Sina

Black Friday in Vancouver

Ready??? It’s time for the Black Friday in Vancouver and it feels like t’s getting better and better every year. I shouldn’t actually hit the stores again, but oh well, Black Friday is only once a year 😉

I did my little research and found a couple amazing deals online and in stores.

7 Best Deals you can find on Black Friday in Vancouver:

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  1. Totally in love with the Feuille Pants from Aritzia. $133.20 instead of $148.00
    Aritzia is offering up to 50% off on Black Friday.
  2. H&M got some special deals before Friday, but the best time to go shopping is last but not least FRIDAY! Watch out for the best deals tomorrow with this sweet Sunglasses for $6.99 instead of $17.99.
  3. If you’re looking for some real Glam Wall Decor, this is the day. CB2 offers those super glam Monroe Monstera Leaves for the wall for $249.00 instead of $349.00 for this Black Friday!
  4. To be true, I always find some real good deals at Hudson’s Bay. This time I’m stocked to see the Coach x Selena Crossbody Bag on sale for only $187.50 instead of $375.00. Besides that it is made out of refined calf leather, it looks adorable with its details.
  5. The Metro City Wall Art is special and not everybody’s at the same time. I think it gives so much energy and action, but at the same time it’s deep, settled and stunning. Sort of a standstill in NYC that never happens. Very magical.
  6. One of my favourite Shoe Store is Steve Madden. This shoe is still available and still one of my favourites – the Steve Madden Devyn Shoe – now available for only $49.98 instead of $80.00. Some of you might think that this is more of a summer shoe, but who doesn’t store an extra pair fo high heels and/or comfy shoe at their office? This shoe is iconic and simple and elegant at the same time. Effective awesomeness all year around.
  7. One of my favourite new stores I love to visit is NAKD. They are offering 30% off on Black Friday, but their items aren’t too pricy anyways, but great material. That said, you can get real good deals. This Playsuit went down from $45.95 to only $18.38. Hell yaaa! Lets play!

 

Any questions? Recommendations? Please let me know and comment below.

Happy Shopping!
Sina

Picking your Kitchen Countertops

Renovating? Building your new home?
In any case, nothing is harder then picking your Kitchen Countertops.
That’s at least my opinion. We just received the Countertops this weekend and I can tell you, it wasn’t a very quick decision. There are many aspects that need to be considered before placing the final order for your most Kitchen Countertops. Besides, the pressure is high considering that the kitchen is one of the most important places in a home, to be the centre of every event by friends and family, over the past hundreds of years.

Well, have you thought your Countertop Options through and how will you decide?

The most important steps you may want to consider are the following:

  1. Material
    There are lots of different materials that can be used for your kitchen countertop. Depending on your needs and lifestyle, either or are the best fit for you.
    Let me introduce you to the most common ones:
    QUARTZ: one of my favourite option for Kitchen Countertops, as it’s though and durable, which is great for busy families with kids. t’s man-made and nowadays are finishes available that look like natural stone.
    GRANITE: Durable and affordable. My absolute favourite is the “Dark Water” Granite from Margranite. (Which you can see in the featured picture).
    MARBLE: Absolutely gorgeous, but stains and scratches easily. Never forget to seal the countertops and clean very thoughtful.
    CONCRETE: Modern and durable, stunning but also simple. (We have decided for Concrete Flooring. Getting it all smooth and buffed was an act itself! I’ll tell you another time!).
  2. Design
    It’s quite overwhelming choosing the right finish. It starts by visiting  a countertop shop or manufacturer the first time. The choices are endless, it seams.
    It’s great to have your own designer in this case. Not only to help picking the right finish going well with your wall paint, cabinet finishes, flooring, but also to receive a great price/discount for your new countertops.
    If you decide to choose your countertops by yourself, I’d recommend to visit 3 countertop places and getting 3 quotes at least.
    You can compare then pricing and besides, not every countertop place offers the same brands. Make sure you compare and decide wisely.
    Tipp: Choose a couple samples of the most interesting finishes and take them home. Its ver important to see the countertop finishes at your own place, as the lighting may be completely different.
  3. Hands On
    I always encourage clients to choose, see and feel their slabs. After they made a decision for the finish, a sample can look a little or much different to the actual slab that would be installed. Talk to your supplier and find out if you can see the slabs in person before they start cutting your countertop. Besides, they usually need a day of a heads up to pull the slab into position to be presented to you. Give them a call in advance.

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    Book an appointment to look at your slab.
  4. Installation
    The final installation shall be booked with 100% professionals. Make sure that the installation crew visit your site before cutting the countertops. usually it’s in the price included and you’ll be ensured that they will take accurate measurements.

Don’t worry, be happy.

In any case, the most important part is that you are happy with your Kitchen Design in the end. It’s nothing that usually changes yearly and the money shall be well spent.
Take it serious, but also don’t let it overwhelm you and trust your guts. In the end, you can count in them or if it’s just too much, consider consulting a designer. We are here for you. And believe me, the pressure is gone once you see the countertops in place. Amazing.

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Squamish Sneak Preview of the Main Kitchen

The featured picture is a sneak preview of the Main Kitchen of our Squamish Project in B.C. Canada showcasing the “Dark Water” Granite with a waterfall! We just received the Countertops last Saturday and I am blessed how they have turned out.
Stunning! Lovely! Amazing! YES, I am happy.

Any questions or add ons? Please comment below.
Happy Monday!

Sina

Cozy Fall Fashion & Interior

Cozy up with my Cozy Fall Fashion and Interior “Hint & Highlights“. ♥

It’s the time o the year and as much as I am looking forward to this crazy cool Christmas Party coming Saturday, I am also really looking forward to cozy up and snuggle with my man on Sunday at home. There is nothing more in the world I can wish for (and maybe a new pair of leopard boots!).

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  1. Some Blackberry Absinthe Diffuser are always handy – I personally like them in the bathroom. Make sure you turn the wood reeds upside-down about every week. That’s how you keep the smell flowing.
  2. This hairband is just so awesome that I bought already multiple colours.. It drys super quick, looks great and cute with its little bowtie AND it does what its meant to be for – it keeps your hair out of your face.
  3. If you haven’t noticed yet, The Cross also offers jewelry besides Furniture and other cute little Home Decor items. My current fave is this adorable necklace with the Double Hearts. So romantic.
  4. The Tibetan Lamb White Pillow is always on my list and HAS to be mentioned in this article – coziness overload.
  5. I love Vintage and so do I love this Vintage Cotton Pajamas. 100% Cotton and currently on Sale at Nordstrom.
  6. Cozy up under this blanket with your sweetheart. Maybe some popcorn and a good movie, too? 100% Cotton and only $29.99 from Ikea.
  7. It does not only look good in your hand it also delivers hot chocolate straight to your mouth – if you want to. This real classy mug is 22K Gold for only $13.99 on sale at The Bay.
  8. When I saw these the other day I couldn’t even decide which colour my favourite is. So I had to leave and think about it before I’d buy more then one pair. Those pom pom slippers are just adorable, cute and super comfy staying at home for some snuggle time.
  9. One hot chocolate (I cannot drink coffee – not handling coffin real well) and one Croissant please. 😉 Order some hot stuff from your babe this weekend from this handy tray. What up?
  10. Last but not least – have the right setting for the cozy day and night time with your darling. Those Christa Tealight Holders will brighten up your night, but just as much as you need it to….

Happy Friday and a great start into the week. ♥
Sina

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Best Christmas Decor & Gifts at 5 Furniture Stores in Vancouver

Christmas is earlier here then you think. I know, I know you might think I am crazy (I AM crazy!), but Xmas basically just around the corner – 8 Weeks to go

Boom!

It hits you and you aren’t prepared? Your place still looks like Halloween was yesterday, or even the Bunnies from Eastern are around (trust me I found eggs months later…ups)?Give your place a nice Christmas flair and why not starting earlier looking for the best decor then being too late or hustling to get the last pieces available (and battling at over crowded places with everyone trying to find the right thing)? Be on top of things (even if you’re not going to buy them in November), it’s a great feeling being under control (if you can).

Great Christmas Gifts?

Besides, there are great Christmas gifts out there that are ready to be taken home. I personally plan Christmas presents earlier… usually end of November. Time is running so fast and with all the Christmas Dinners coming up in December, I basically have no extra free minute to inform myself about Christmas present options (and I don’t like to buy random gifts, they need to match the character of the lucky one!!) or my home decor!

Excuses, yes, but generally speaking, I like to plan in advance (actually, a lot of things in life, when I realize I have the chance to!! Lot’s of times you just simply can’t).

Take the Chance…

…and let me make your life easier with 6 best Furniture Stores – located in Vancouver – to fulfill your need for amazing Decor for your sweet home or your sweet friend? How about adding a bit window-shopping to a nice stroll on a Sunday through the City? Or, just be prepared where to run when the storm (of Christmas hustle) hits you.

5 best Furniture Stores in Vancouver to find your very own Christmas highlight f your home or a Gift for your beloved ones

  1. CB2 – Located at 1277 Robson St.
    Highlight: My love for Marble and Quartz is endless. I cannot celebrate Christmas without the Blanc White Marble Paper Cocktail Napkins. Cheers! For a limited time they are even on sale for CAD$6.71 (reg. CAD$8.95)
  2. The Cross – Located at 1198 Homer St.
    Highlight: The Cross has beautiful things to offer and I love just strolling through their store. My eyes caught a Rosebloom Mosaic Votive, an Iron Copper Boughs Candelabra and a special Black Calligraphy Mini Match Bottle. Very enlightening!

     

  3. The Bay – Located at 674 Granville St
    Highlight: I have found lots of Decor at The Bay but truly what inspired me were the kitten sets. I love the Set of Two Celebrations Wine Glasses with their cute writing, the celebrations Four-Piece Wine Glass Set and a Porcelain Appetizer Plate Set that is not too much – perfect!
  4.  West elm – Located at 2915 Granville St
    Highlight: Stockings. I mean, who doesn’t need Stockings? I love the Stocking verity Westelm is offering. The Knit Metallic Thread Stockings are just adorable, and even better the Candy Cane Striped Stockings which will catch you eye immediately. A real fun and difference will make the Faux Fur Stocking. So fun!
  5. Urban Barn – Located at 2354 Granville St
    Highlight: Urban Barn has a big verity of Pillows (you may already know from my blog post earlier that I cannot resist pillows) and that’s why I have to include their special Winter pillows. The Woodson Robin Toss (20×20) and the Bellamy Squirrel Toss (20×20) are super cute Decorative Pillows if you’d like to bring a little wild Winter Action into your home. Very chic is the Eloise Faux Fur Toss (20×20) Decor Pillow with it’s quite winter print.

 

Decorate with a designer’s eye and contact me.

Happy Shopping / Strolling. ♥
Sina

Pillow Party – 10 Modern Accent Pillows

Wanna cozy up but can’t find the right accent pillow? Try stepping back from the game and ask yourself a couple questions as like – Do you love patter? Which fabric do you like? Have you thought of the colour you’d like to bring into your home / room?
With even some answers to those questions it’s much better going shopping and not getting drowned in too many possibilities. (Because there are THOUSANDS of possibilities!!).

As promised, please find below my favourite pillow pieces from this season. (If you haven’t know yet, I am a big Pillow-Person-Oh-Hell-yes* Girl)

Cozy up with 10 Modern Accent Pillows that are out there in the world waiting for you:

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  1. For those who love Pattern: Give your space a little “WOW” with those cute 18″x12″ Leopard Accent Pillows from CB2 (don’t be shy!)
  2. Pier 1 has that cute fuzzy pillow in oversized 24″x24″ with an adorable pattern for only $39.95
  3. Round up your design with those Mini fur round Pillows from Westelm.
  4. Love the Lily Pillow from EQ3. Modern & great fall colours.
  5. For only $39.00 you’d get the 20×20 Accent Pillow from Urbanbarn to brighten up your space.
  6. Last but not least my favourite Izzy pillow from CB2 that is made out of Leather (one side) and 100% Cotton velvet. (I have purchased this one for the Squamish House Entry Way – first accent that won’t be forgotten on top of the Natural Wood Bench. Hallelujah!  Hint: Recognize how the shape of the Bench slats are to be found in the leather front side of the pillow?…SO GOOD!
    What an entrance!)

Thank you for checking in. Happy & Cozy start into the week.

Cheers,
Sina