In this age of information we are living in a time of intangibles.
Friendships are forged from our devices, trade is completed without money, we communicate without speaking and love is found online.
And the more detached we are from the physical the more we crave it. So how can we create something in our homes that balances this time we find ourselves living in? Continue reading
The third and last post in the paint colour series is a method whereby only one colour is used to paint walls, trim, baseboards, and doors. Continue reading
This second post of my Paint Colour Series is the opposite design trick from my last post. By using darker tones on the smaller areas the lighter areas appear larger. Most people want to create as much light and space in a room as they can. Using lighter colours on the walls, which is the biggest space, with a darker tone on doors, trim and baseboards is the easiest way to achieve this. Continue reading
In my next three blogs, I’m exploring three ways you can decorate with paint. Today’s is how you can use the idea of LIGHT ON DARK as a decorating tool. Continue reading
Nestled away on the quiet corner of 10th & Quebec Street is The Federal Store. This corner, once bland and rather depressing, has evolved into a vibrant, and inviting luncheonette & grocer to meet up with friends or a spot to go with ~ yourself. Continue reading
The word primal evokes the idea of basic essentials, something that’s intrinsic and elemental. Kitchens today, are often an open-concept affair with the dining/living room all within view. There is often an island that serves as a workstation and for entertaining ~ sometimes at the same time. This kind of kitchen can be the beating heart of your home.
I wrote a couple of weeks ago about this colourful time of local fruits, vegetable and flowers all around us, making this THE perfect time to focus on your kitchen, to engage in easy entertaining.
Here is the post in case you missed it. https://www.lucydesign.co/harvest/
Some things to consider:
- make displays of loved utensils
- consider sturdy shelves laden with a mass of plates and pans ready for action
- take a door or two off the upper cabinets and openly display collected pottery you use on a regular basis
- incorporate warmth with slabs of wood, marble or stone ~ even in the form of serving boards
- other materials such as zinc, and handmade tiles feel less finished and do not stay perfect over time, which adds to your kitchen charm.
This is really about thinking of your kitchen as a workshop!
I encourage you to follow the ideology that an intentional environment can liberate individuality and your potential. The space you create is meant to foster a relief from the external pressures of daily life. So consider the materials, the colours and any added details you use as a reflection of you personal story.
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Pare down to the essential, but don’t remove the poetry ~ Leonard Koren. Continue reading
In the high Yang energy of July, how can you create a Yin bedroom?
Your home needs to work hard for you. It has to accomodate all aspects of your daily modern life: cooking, bathing, entertaining, TV viewing, kids, and more and more ~ work. However, most importantly ~ SLEEP. Continue reading