Monday, April 29, 2013

Ruffles.

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You either love them or hate them. Either way, ruffles aren’t going anywhere any time soon.

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Are you a fan? Blessings and happy Monday everyone!XX

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Inspiration in the Garden.

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Two years ago, we built our home and I found out we were expecting shortly before the building process was completed. We moved in, the hubby was deployed and came back just in time for the birth of Baby Ian. Then he was off  to the war zone again. Therefore, landscaping has had to take a back seat until now. Though, we planted some trees the first year because as you know, new construction is so bare, we haven’t  been able to do much. With the hubby home again, we’ve slowly started the sprucing up process. Borders are in, new mulch is in the garden beds, some new shrubs have been planted. Yet, we still want(or should I say need) to plant more trees and flowers and shrubs… The list is never ending…

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I am intrigued with this garden and love all the different types of foliage. I am never sure if I should keep my foliage a similar type or not. However, they’ve combined a variety of foliage textures beautifully.

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Gorgeous walkway to just saunter and communicate with nature. In my case, a cup of coffee would be in hand as I soak up the sun’s rays and marvel in this beauty. Maybe my yard will look like this…one day!
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loving those garden labels

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Tea party anyone?
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I think gardening is like collecting ones favourite treasures; it takes time to amass a collection. Therefore,  we will take our time with our landscaping and enjoy every aspect of its progress/growth.
I love the consistency of the purple and green colour  scheme too, don’t you? Purple seems to be very hot right now too. Are you inspired? I sure am and will be making a few trips to my garden store this weekend! Blessings and may your weekend be filled with lots of sunlight and fun! XX

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Highlights from High Point Market Spring 2013!

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High Point Market deserves all the accolades it receives. My experience at High Point Market Spring 2013 is an unforgettable one for many reasons.  I feel as if everything inanimate or not was alive and dancing to a certain lively rhythm. There was so much excitement and buzz. I definitely needed flats because there was a lot of walking and of course, you wanted to walk to see all these showrooms(no matter how far away). I did pack some wedges though and wore those to the social gatherings.Smile Anyway,  I would’ve loved to see so many more fabulous showrooms, but I didn’t have enough time. Nonetheless, I am thrilled to have been able to tour the ones I did AND I was able to connect with other fabulous bloggers and designers. Yes. It was an amazing  and inspiring time. I have too many photographs to post, so I am just posting a couple. Otherwise, it would take you several days to read this postSmile
  When we got to High Point and parked and started to make our way to the main area, there was this store called Oly. I doubt there is one person who didn’t stop right in their tracks and in a zombie like style enter the store. As I said before, everything was alive at High Point and the exceptionally beautiful pieces at Orly beckoned to passersby to come  inside. We had to stop and peruse and of course take pictures. The above picture showcases an area of a courtyard that was in the back of the store. It was so serene. The first set of pictures will feature shots from this store. Enjoy….

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another courtyard image.

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Lovely shop, is it not? Especially for all my neutral loving friends!

Ok, here are sample pictures from a variety of showrooms at High
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love the cabin vibe

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Stripes, patterns, antlers, tufted, gold, and lots of colours were everywhere!

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Lazar showroom


Global Views showroom

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sitting on one of Robert Petril’s new creation in the Lazar showroom. I’m loving the curves on this piece.

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a touch of the exotic at C.R. Laine

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one of my favourite type of furniture is midcentury modern, so I was really smitten with the Modway showroom.

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Gorgeous lacquered orange table. Of course, I loved it!

Delicious modern lighting at the Nuevo showroom

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My first time sitting in one of these rockers. I’ve always wondered if they are comfortable and they are. The depth isn’t bad at all on this classic piece.(Modway showroom)

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The mirror and gorgeous wallpaper caught my eyes in this showroom…

Check out the funky fabric on this modern chair and ottoman from the Tomasella Italian showroom. The tiny orange piping is beautiful too; just the right finishing touch! Stay tuned for some awesome news that I have regarding this showroom too!

The Social Aspect of High Point Market Spring 2013


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I met(in pics above) Ashlina of The Decorista, Rachel of CMYFabrik, Alicia, Marilyn(one of the stylespotters) of Design Manifique and Courtney of Courtney Out Loud.  I also met Donna of Decorating by Donna (not featured in pics).  
The final picture is me grinning from ear to ear because I was so thrilled to meet Robert Petril! I am going to wrap it up here folks. I hope you enjoyed the pictures and if you have questions about a particular pic and need showroom or brand information, just email me(designaddictmom@gmail.com). Blessings and have a wonderful Thursday! XX

Friday, April 19, 2013

Off to High Point Market with Happy Feet!!

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I will be going to the High Point Market trade show(Spring 2013) for the first time and I leave tomorrow! I haven’t been unable to contain my excitement and if you’re on twitter or instagram, then you might have seen the hashtag #hpmkt all over your feeds. It’s a huge deal!

A Quick Background Info:

The High Point Market (originally Southern Furniture Market), held in High Point, North Carolina is the largest home furnishings industry trade show In The WORLD, measuring over 10 million square feet (1 km²) encompassed in approximately 180 buildings throughout the area. The market holds two major shows each year, one in April and another in October, running for 6 days each time.


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Since I want to make the most of my experience, I have no intention of making my shoes become an issue. I am all for happy feet which means I shall be sporting flats.

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Gone are the days when flats were synonymous to plain and dowdy. There are so many varieties to choose from these days!


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Here are a handful of some of the showrooms that I will be happily and comfortably touring:

The Lounge Collection by Robert Petril. I am especially excited about this showroom. Robert doesn’t shy away from colour and his designs are bold. I love that!

The Thibaut showroom is sure to be a feast for the eyes where beautiful patterns and colour abound!

A taste of what CR Laine’s showroom has to offer! Swoon!

I think this Conrad table is on almost every pin board on Pinterest!  Worlds Away showroom will be fabulous, I’m sure! There are so many more showrooms that I am looking forward to visiting! Not to mention the educational workshops! Oh what an enlightening experience this will be!

In addition, I am thrilled that I will be able to meet a number of other bloggers too. This is sure to be an unforgettable experience! I will be blowing up twitter and instagram all weekend so stay tuned! Blessings and have a safe weekend my friends. XX


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