Thursday, September 24, 2009

Best of Canada's Style at Home: October 2009

While Justin and I were in Toronto, I couldn't pass up the chance to pick up some much needed "road trip" reading materials. (Me justifying my purchase to my better half.) One being Canada's Style at Home October 2009 issue. I found dozens of inspirational photos from this northern friend, but chose 10 of them to feature here.

The first two photos immediately caught my eye since I have been dreaming of a new bathroom mirror since we moved in. Imagine two of these round mirrors hung side by side above our double sinks.

I also love this version that displays the strap the mirror is hung from. I could see this being a DIY project by using a thick leather strap and some epoxy glue around the mirror to cradle it.

Since this issue is the magazine's Bathroom Issue, there are plenty of water-closet photos. While white isn't my color-of-choice for a bathroom, I couldn't help but swoon over the color palette in this bathroom. The white is evenly balanced with a vibrant turquoise painted wood floor, light turquoise above the wainscoting, and spots of poppy red.

I love how the owner framed scraps of wrapping paper to give the walls some pop-art and strategically placed Japanese toys to pump up the playfulness.

These Verner Panton chairs in this photo are fabulous. Especially when juxtaposed with the woodsey-looking cabinets.

However, when I turned the page, I stopped in my tracks. I had just spoken to Justin about mixing and matching the chairs in our dining room and low and behold, not only did this homeowner do just that, but in style. The aspects that make this work are that the tops of the chairs all have the same shape and they are the same color.

These dessert plates from Anthropologie also grace my top 10 list. Look how charming they look set in this place setting!

And last but not least, photos of displays in the store Buk & Nola located in the Canadian french city, Montréal. Suspending multiple drum shades in a row would look urban-chic over a credenza in a dining room. Additionally, I have recently became fond of wall paper and I love the look when an empty frame is hung on a graphic wallpapered wall.

Photos courtesy of Style at Home.

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