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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

Glamour Friday: Girly Modern with Melanie Coddington

I absolutely adore the girly design style of Melanie Coddington from Coddington Design.  She has been named one of House Beautiful’s young interior designers to watch.

She describes her style as approachable, clean, classic and feminine….Girly modern!!  Love her style!!  It’s also very Glam!

So let’s take a look at some of Melanie’s rooms:

Photographer: Joe Fletcher

This living room is a girly modern showcase of Swedish and French antiques, America mid-century and flea market finds paired with modern items and art. The colour combination of blue and brown will never go out of style and that beaded wallpaper is to die for!!   This room is a definite GLAM SLAM!

Ok….who wouldn’t want this master ensuite in their house…..this bathroom is a major swoon-fest!!  Oh la la!!  The detail of the onyx and laser cut tile mimic an area rug and draw your eye to that fabulous free-standing tub.  The faucet coming out of that piece of marble shaped like a headboard is a masterpiece and so very creative.  The grey and creamy gold colour palette also adds to the glam factor in this room!

Photographer: Matthew Millman

The double sinks are on the opposite wall of the tub area…very smart thinking.  Add built-ins with a TV unit and original art and this is one glamorous bathroom!!

So what do you think?  Is Melanie Coddington worthy of another Glamour Friday post in the future…..I definitely think so!!

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

Glamorously yours,

Christine xo

Glamour Friday: Master Bedroom by Windsor Smith

This master bedroom was designed by Interior Designer Windsor Smith for a ShowHome in Beverley Hills, the historic Greystone Mansion sponsored by Veranda Magazine in 2008.

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Show House Photo by Peter Vitale

I love everything about this bedroom.  It’s opulent looking but still very simple with its neutral colour scheme.. The legs on the bed make me swoon!!  It’s Zebra print….hard to tell but it is!!

I’m not a huge fan of four poster beds but this ones makes me crave lazy Sunday mornings enjoying an elaborate breakfast for two in bed. And who doesn’t need a zebra bench….everyone should have at least one zebra print bench in their home.  Zebra = a GLAM SLAM

Ironically enough, Windsor Smith loved this bed and fabric so much, she designed it for her own bedroom.  The room below is from her L.A. home featured in House Beautiful Magazine.

This is how she described her vision: “The canopy bed covered in embroidered satin from Bergamo Fabrics creates the perfect “little jewel box” in the master bedroom.”

The Zebra bed as it is called is a Winsor Smith design – and I love it!!

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It certainly does feel like a jewel box!!

 

 

I’m loving both versions of this glamorous master bedroom!!  Are you??

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

Today I’m a guest over at Staci Edwards Blog!!

I’m so excited to be guest blogging today on Staci Edward’s blog for her new feature called “Favourite Interior Tuesdays.”  And I can’t wait to share with you my favourite interior designed by Melissa Warner from Massucco Warner Miller, a design trio of friends. 

Her West Hollywood apartment was featured in House Beautiful magazine earlier this year and I absolutely love it because it is so GLAM….or as I like to say, it is a “Glam Slam” in interior design.  If I was single and living on my own this is just the style – modern and glamorous – that I would want for my apartment. 

So please go take a look at:  Staci Edwards’ Blog