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Decorate As You Dress: Spring 2013 Decorating Trends

It’s finally starting to feel like spring, so if you haven’t started your spring decorating than now is the time to start.   And what better way to do that then to start with the fashion runways.  I’ve identified 5 key decorating trends that you can take into your home this season but it’s so much more fun when we add a fashion mix to it.  I went onto one of my favourite websites called Fashion + Decor and found fashion & room pairings to match my recommended spring 2013 trends.  So let’s get started:

1. Bold Colour

Stella McCartney Spring 2013 RTW and House to Home

Just by adding some emerald green (Pantone‘s 2013 colour of the year) into your wardrobe and home will totally put you on trend this season.  If green isn’t your colour then any other bright colour will do.  Promise.

Elie Saab Spring 2013 RTW and High Point Market

Chanel Spring 2013 RTW and House Beautiful

Alice + Olivia Spring 2013 RTW and Elle Decor

Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2013 RTW and Design Legacy

2. Florals

Every year it seems like florals are on trend for spring…..and why not, flowers to me scream spring time.  Its the interpretation that may be different each year.  Depending on your personality you can go big and bold with florals – like the wallpapers below or the floral sofa…..or as discreetly as you want with just a few toss cushions on your favourite neutral sofa or fresh flowers in a beautiful vase.  Anyway you like it…..just add some florals!!

Chanel Spring 2013 RTW and Lonny Magazine

Alice + Olivia Spring 2013 RTW and Elle Decor

Marc Jacobs Spring 2013 RTW and Jeffrey Alan Marks

Peter Som Spring 2013 RTW and Architectural Digest

Peter Som Spring 2013 RTW and Architectural Digest

3.  Black & White

Anything black & white is so hot right now….whether its colour blocking, stripes, polka dots….in your closet and in your home!!

Peter Som Spring 2013 RTW and Architectural Digest

Marc Jacobs Spring 2013 RTW and High Point Market

Chanel Spring 2013 RTW and High Point Market

Celine Resort 2013 and Elle Decor

Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 RTW and Elle Decor

4.  Plenty of Pattern

If you love pattern, then this is your lucky season because pattern is every where — whether subtle or in your face…its here to stay! Oh, and don’t be afraid to mix up your patterns – the more the merrier.

Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2013 RTW and Design Legacy

Giambattista Valli Spring 2013 Couture and Lonny Magazine

Marc Jacobs Spring 2013 RTW and Elle Decor

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2013 RTW and Lonny Magazine

Billy Reid Spring 2013 RTW and Elle Decor

5.  Gold Rush

Want to raise the glam factor in your wardrobe and your home?   Then just add GOLD!!  Whether it is shiny or matte….the value of gold has just gone up!!

Zuhair Murad Spring 2013 Couture and Kelly Wearstler

Carolina Herrera Spring 2013 RTW and Decor Pad

Jenny Packham Spring 2013 RTW & Theodore Alexander

Burberry Prorsum Spring 2013 RTW and Elle Decor

Rachel Zoe Resort 2013 and Lonny Magazine

And just because I can, I had to include a dash of leopard print.  Every home should have at least one piece of animal print and this glamorous room just reflects my feelings on this matter.  So gorgeous!!!  It really does make me swoon!!

Peter Som Spring 2013 and Paper City Magazine

If you love the clothes in your closet then why shouldn’t that style or colour be reflected in your home? If you’ve got great style…so should your home!”    If you are having difficulty figuring out your style, then please contact me here for a 2 hour consultation so we can get you started.  Have a wonderful day!

Glamorously yours,

Christine xoxo

Decorate as You Dress! Mint Green Obsession!

Hi Everyone,

Lately I have been obsessed with mint green in both fashion and home decor.  To the point where I just got my nails painted in this lovely hue!

I also started a board on Pinterest highlighting everything I love in fashion and home decor in Mint Green.  You can follow my board here if you have an account.

In the meantime, here are some glorious images of this fresh colour to inspire you to add some mint green to your closet or home decor this spring!!

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The current issue of House Beautiful is all about green!! Love that stunning chair!

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The fashion runways for spring 2012 also showed a lot of mint green.  However, this colour has been popular for many years now as seen in the gorgeous Haute Couture gown by Elie Saab  from her spring 2010 collection.  So there really is no need to be fearful of adding this colour into your closet or a few toss cushions!!

Now let’s look at some interior design highlighting mint green in all its glory!!

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Gorgeous mint green walls!!

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Room design by Nick Olsen

How about a mint green kitchen??

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If that is too much for you, then how about some mint green pieces for the room:  Like this vintage green fridge by SMEG! FUN!

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A simple green chair can also make quite the impact!

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I’m loving how fun this mint green vintage tub looks in this bathroom!

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How about a quick DIY: Grab some mint green paint and freshen up your bookshelf for spring! (don’t you love how the shelves were styled also!)

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I absolutely adore the look of this room.  Imagine a sea-side cottage and you’ve got this gorgeous room.  I love the mint green grass cloth wallpaper and accessories.  Red heart!!

 

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Here’s a sneak peak into my family room.  The wall colour is called Sea Haze / BM 2137-50 and depending on the light it can look like sea foam.  I really love this colour by Benjamin Moore because it changes to so many colours throughout the day!  Highly recommend it!!

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And last but not least, I couldn’t resist including these vision boards I found on Pinterest – they basically say it all!!  I love Mint Green!!

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So are you obsessed with Mint Green now….I hope so, because you will be seeing a lot of it this spring!!  Have a great day!!

Glamorously yours,

Christine xoxo

Christine’s Rewind: What happened in September!

Hi! I’ve decided to start a new series today on The Glam Blog called “Christine’s Rewind.”  Sometimes I get so busy with client projects or my column for Dabble Magazine  that I don’t get to blog about things that are happening in my world.  Than weeks go by and all of sudden it feels like the moment was missed to blog about it.  So this new series will highlight what happened in the month previous that I never got to share with you. So here goes my September’s rewind – hope you enjoy it!   

So did you catch my second appearance on Cityline?  If not, than click on the picture with Dina Pugliese and I talking about how to incorporate the pattern Chevron into your home decor.

Start at the 1:28 minute mark if you want.  (Cityline Chic Chevron segment)

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My client Natalie’s fireplace got installed….so exciting.  Can’t wait to show you the final reveal for her dining room!  Yup, the fireplace is in her dining room. 

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And the custom area rug and sofa that I designed for her got delivered!  What do you think?  Stay tuned for final reveal.  We had some issues with fabric availability for the two occasional chairs so they are delayed at this point.

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And here is a sneak peek into my other client, Cindy’s new dining room.  Once we finish accessorizing the room I will dedicate a post to her living room and dining room.  It’s a total revamp from what she had before!!

Cindys Design plans

I also attended the Korhani Rug Media Breakfast at Holt Renfrew.  Fashion and rugs…what more could a girl want!!

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Aren’t these rugs stunning and oh so glam!! You  can order these gorgeous limited rugs on Korhani’s website.

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Here I am with Kirsten Korhani, the Creative Director, her husband and 3 special ladies I met that morning over breakfast.

The last week of September I was invited to attend the She’s Connected Conference.  In a room with 200 digitally connected women and 10 Corporations.  It was  a very informative 2 days.

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Fun with Tamara (wondermoms) Laurel (Opti-mom) and Wendy (mapsgirl)

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Laurel and Shannon from Her Blossoming Self

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Yes, it was a busy month. Hope you enjoyed my September Rewind !!  Stay tuned for my October rewind!

Glamorously yours,

Christine xoxo

Decorate As You Dress — My Coral Coach Purse!!

Happy Monday!!  Hope you all had a super weekend now that Spring weather has finally arrived.  Today I’m launching a new feature on The Glam Blog…..it’s called “Decorate As You Dress.”

It’s really quite simple….every Monday I will feature an article of clothing or accessory that I own and then talk about how I would decorate a room inspired by it’s colour, shape or texture.  And voila…you have ‘Decorate as You Dress!!”

The first “Decorate as You Dress” post is all about my brand new Coral Coach purse I purchased over March break.

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Isn’t it a gorgeous, fresh colour…..it’s so punchy and look how fabulous it looks with leopard print.  Coral/orange and anything leopard print is a definite GLAM SLAM!!

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And look how glorious it looks matched with a Victoria Ghost Chair by Philippe Starck for Kartell.

Now this is how I would decorate a room  based on my coral Coach purse!!

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Photo Source:  House of Turquoise

If you love coral, why not go for slip-covered comfy chairs and drapery in a coral & white print offset by turquoise blue.  Now that’s a fantastic colour combination!!

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Room Designed by Tobi Fairley

Here`s the same colour combination n a room designed by Tobi Fairley.  Love the hits of coral in the ottoman and sofa cushions…and of course, we can`t forget about the orange book on the end table!!

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Photo source:  DecorPad, WSH Decor

How about shots of coral on the walls and and flooring through wallpaper and and a great patterned rug….this bathroom leaves me in a happy mood  — it`s a happy room!!

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Photo source;  Decorpad, Design by Phoebe Howard

One of the quickest ways to update your home for spring is to add a jolt of colour, like this coral bedding to this bedroom.

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Photo source; Decorpad,  Design by Studio Ten 25

 

I adore this office with its orange arabesque rug, glass-top desk, and natural linen roman shades with orange ribbon trim.  So very chic.  And what about the living room below.  Greys and corals are magnificent together.  The artwork and area rug are both absolutely beautiful and give this room so much personality.

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Well, I hope you enjoyed my first “Decorate As You Dress“ post…and I hope my coral coach purse has inspired you to add some lovely coral accents into your home this spring!!

Now if you want to join in on the fun, then you too can be featured in a Decorate as you Dress weekly post.  Just send me a photo of something you love in your closet and (if you are brave)pictures of similar inspired decor OR I will find the decor inspiration for you and blog about it and you in the upcoming weeks.

Have a fabulously glamorous week!!

Christine xoxo

If your home is craving some glamour, then contact me online or in person!  I’d love to help!

Interior designer Kelly Wearstler debuts Fall fashion line

I love blogging about how fashion influences interior design and decor….and if you have been on my website than you know one of my decor philosophies is the following: 

“Decorate as you dress.” Buy great, timeless pieces that have longevity and accessorize with less expensive items! Make this your design motto and you will be successful.

So imagine my surprise and utter delight upon discovering that one of the most glamorous interior designers ever, Kelly Wearstler is launching her own clothing line – coming fall 2011!!

Here’s a sneak peak:

The clothes are much like Wearstler’s interiors: elaborate, colourful, playful and – of course – glamorous.

The collection will feature clothes, jewellery and accessories and will range in price from $200 to $1,300. Have a look.  Her Fall 2011 ready to wear collection will be sold exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman, according to WWD.

 

A total Glam Slam!!! Kelly has also started a new blog called My Vibe My Life.  You should check it out if you are a fan of hers.

If your home is craving some Kelly glamour, then contact me online or in person!  I’d love to help!

Glamorously yours,

Christine  xo

 

 

Photo Source and http://kellywearstler.com/

Honeysuckle and the Golden Globe Awards

Did you watch the Golden Globe Awards show last night? Everywhere I looked yesterday was a sea of colour on the red carpet…..so nice not to see just basic ‘sometimes too-boring’ black.  What got me really excited was all the gorgeous variations of the colour Honeysuckle – Pantone’s Colour of the year for 2011!

Let’s take a peak at some of the looks from the brightest to the lightest hues of honeysuckle!

                                        Bold & bright!

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                                   Mixed in pattern!heidi klum seal golden globes 05

                                To the palest of pinks!

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So how can you interpret this colour into your home decor for spring?  Well, if you absolutely love colour and you have a bold personality then why not try painting your walls in this gorgeous colour!

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I think it looks very chic and glamorous – especially paired with glossy white or lucite furniture pieces!  Oh la la!!!  Flirt female

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If not the walls, than how about one statement piece like your sofa!!

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If not the sofa, than how about a couple of occasional chairs in a bold floral pattern such as the ones above by Sarah Richardson or these ones below from Mercantonio Designs

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Still no?  All right, than how about some toss cushions for the sofa…could you handle this?  I know I could!

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Furniture from Van Gogh

 

I chose not to play fashion police in today’s blog…….and trust me it was very difficult to hold back on some catty remarks.  Let’s just say none of the gowns above were my favourites……although I didn’t mind Claire Dane’s gown by Calvin Klein due to its simplicity.

However, my favourite gown of the night was hands down Anne Hathaway in Giorgio Armani Privé….now that is pure glam.  A GLAMSLAM!!!

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If your home is craving some glamour, then contact me online or in person!  I’d love to help!
Glamorously yours

Christine

Red carpet pics from Just Jared

Furniture pics taken by Decor by Christine at The Canadian Home Furnishings Market

LOVE: One of a Kind Christmas Show 2010

Last Friday I headed over to the One of a Kind Christmas show & sale at the Energy Centre in Toronto and fell in love!  Ahhhh, but this love will never be monogamous…as I will always love more than ONE thing at this bi-annual show.

As I perused the aisles with fellow design blogger BFFs Vanessa and Lisa, my attention went straight to fashion and accessories….not for the home….but for me…and you.  Here is what I fell in love with!!!

Ironically, LOVE was this year’s theme for the show:

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I fell in love with this gorgeous red gown…perfect to wear for a Christmas Day dinner and than recycle it for a Valentine’s Day bash.  (dress from Diane Kroe)

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And I soooo love a statement piece like this stunning belt on this LBD….it’s jewellery and function all-in-one amazing piece!! (Belt from Belle Boutique)

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Over at Annie 50 I found this adorable dress.  What I love about it is that the fabric would also make a beautiful sofa cushion! Smile

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I love the asymmetrical cut and detailing of this next dress from Karamea.  The wide belt is stunning and who can resist citron melon tights for a bit of fun!!

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Now let’s get into some fabu-lish fashion accessories!!!  Who doesn’t love hats.  I couldn’t resist trying one on….totally felt like the feminine version of Johnny Depp (hat from Retro G Couture) a-la the Mad Hatter!!  Dandy!!!

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I swear I could change my purse everyday and if I had these purses in every colour of the rainbow I would be in accessory heaven!!  These incredible purses are designed by Michique (recently featured at the 2010 Toronto film Festival)

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Seriously I would display these purses on shelves in my hallway…they are too gorgeous to be hidden in a closet!!

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Oh look….they created one for The Glam Blog…how perfect is that!!  Purple Passion lives!

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I’m starting to crave some bling….how about you?  Simple Glamour is how I describe the next 2 pieces from Divana Jewellery Design!

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And I’ll take 7 of these….to go please!!!

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Before I sign off I simply cannot forget about accessorizing the foot!!  And everyone needs a Muckie or a Spats under the tree!!  Whaaaat????  It’s a luxurious new accessory to zip over any high heel or ankle boot – for casual or dress up – wear them with jeans, leggings, skirts or dresses!!  Now that is instant Glamour for your feet!!

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Hope you enjoyed reading about what caught my eye at the Toronto One of a Kind Show!!  These are all Glam Slams in my book!!  Happy Shopping!!

 If your home is craving some glamour, then contact me online or in person!  I’d love to help!

From Runway to Home: Going Wild for Leopard Print

Hurray…the fashion gods are telling us that Leopard Print is back for Fall 2010!!!   Well, guess what….in my book, leopard print never left!!!!   I love animal prints, especially leopard print in clothing and I have quite a few pieces in my closet to prove it!!  For me, it’s a classic style that will never just be a “trend” for one season….just like purple (but that is an entirely different future blog).   For interior design & decor, the leopard print is a bold pattern that is eye catching and both classic and contemporary depending on how you use it. It can be added to any room for a bit of animalistic style.  But just as you wouldn’t over-do it in clothing…the same rule applies for interior decor.

So let’s play a game and look at a few gorgeous pieces of leopard clothing hot off the designer runways for Fall 2010 and see how we can transpose it into home decor!

One stunning leopard coat = 4 unforgettable dining chairs…love the eclectic look of this dining room with the area rug and the funky artwork. I would definitely wear that coat to a dinner party in that dining room!!  J

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I sooo, sooo, soooo want this little leopard bootie from Christian Louboutin, but that little leopard vessel sink takes my breath away.  Imagine putting this in a small chic powder room…I swear your guests would never leave!! 

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Booties from Christian Louboutin via Elle Decor / Vessel Sink from Vitruvit via KB trends

The 1950’s sweater look paired with this stunning leopard coat is simple but yet so sexy.  But so is this simple brown velvet settee accented with sexy leopard print cushions!!  Va-Va-Voom!!!  What a way to make a statement!

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Both images via The Decorista Blog

The right accessory can make or break an outfit or the look of a room.  These 2 accessories can do no wrong.  Gucci and Philippe Starck are gods in the design world.  So yes, I will take one of each please!!!

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 Purse by Gucci via Elle / Mademoiselle Chair by Philippe Starck

Below are a few more creative ways to make your home Glam-tastic with leopard print – all at different price points!!

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Clockwise:  1) image via Design Sponge blog 2) source unknown 3) Wild Thing Daktari luxury design tile from Steuler Fliesen via KB Trends

But before I leave you, let’s quickly talk about the Big NO-NO when wearing or using Leopard print in your home decor….and that is OVERKILL!!        It’s ok to mix leopard with other patterns and textures…just puh-lease DON’T dress yourself or your room from head-to-toe leopard.  It’s just sooooo gauche!!

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Clockwise:  1) Roberto Cavelli 2010 Campaign 2&3) Pics via James Swan from 101 things I hate about your house Blog 4) Flare Magazine

Until next time…..don’t be afraid to show your WILD side!!!  xoxo