Christmas At Our Apartment

Tuesday, 30 December 2014


Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! Just sharing a few pictures of our apartment all decked out for Christmas. Happy 2015 folks!

Sam

Indigo Holiday & PayPal

Monday, 15 December 2014



Copper Mule Shot Mug, Copper Mule Mug, Super Soft Plaid Throw, Word Appetizer DishesOslo Salad Servers
Tinware Chili BowlIllume Metallic Knob Tin Candle, Oak & Slate Cheeseboard
Earlier this month I was contacted by the lovely folks at Indigo who told me about their new collaboration with PayPal. I was also pleasantly surprised when they offered me some free money to spend through PayPal at Indigo online. Seeing as I love to decorate, love to read, and already spend hours of my free time wandering around Indigo stores, I couldn't have been more thrilled! After some online browsing, I decided on a few items. Since I already had a PayPal account, all I had to do was press a few buttons and my shopping was complete in a matter of minutes. If you don't have a PayPal account, signing up is as easy and quick as can be. And everything arrived in less than a week! Because I had finished my holiday shopping a while back, I indulged in a few new books for myself - oops! Above are some of my favourite Indigo holiday items. Each of these wonderful gifts is a great choice for any individual who loves to decorate or entertain!

Merry Christmas!
Sam

Pinterest Favs - Holiday Edition

Friday, 12 December 2014


Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season! We finally got some snow in Toronto yesterday! Check out a few of my favourite festive finds from Pinterest.

Sam

Life According To My iPhone

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

I thought I'd share a little bit of imagery of life in Toronto. Being here has been absolutely wonderful and decorating an apartment has also been a bit of fun. From left to right, and top to bottom -
  • My kitchen table and "S" mug, which is now on sale at Chapters.
  • A picture of our brand new couch and throw pillows. The couch and striped pillows are from Ikea, and the gold throws are from West Elm.
  • I made earl grey tea shortbread thanks to Lark & Linen's recipe. It was amazing and a definite must try!
  • A snap of our kitchen table, dining chairs, and little succulents :)
  • A few of my favourite reads.
  • A custom print my roommate/bestie Gabby and I made. We brunch too much...
  • A sweet, custom-made present that Gabby had made for the two of us. They are from Crywolf!
  • My new 2015 Kate Spade planner
  • A shameless selfie in my new West Elm mirror which was a present from someone special! 
Enjoy the rest of your week!
Sam

West Elm Fall 2014 Favourties

Wednesday, 3 September 2014


Mirror Coasters, Peggy Sofa, Faceted Stone Table Lamp, Book Nook Armchair, Coir Doormat, Mid-Century Nightstand
Earlier this month I wrote an article for about.com with AphroChic on West Elm’s fall 2014 collection. I had a hard time focusing on what to write about because everything is so beautiful! West Elm definitely offers the best selection of wonderful home goods at an even better price point. Here are six of my favourite items from their new collection!

Sam

The New Ikea PS 2014 Collection

Sunday, 25 May 2014

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I recently wrote a product review for about.com on Ikea's new PS 2014 collection. This was one of my favourite articles to write. The collection, which was designed by 20 talented designers from across the world, is aimed to meet the needs of individuals living in urban settings who may be pressed for space. Not only does each item look sleek and contemporary, but they're incredibly practical in some sort. All in all, a cool collection that I really enjoy! Check out the full article to get details on specific pieces and the story behind each design.

Sam

Pinterest Favs

Tuesday, 22 April 2014


Hihi! I've finally finished University so hopefully I can start posting more regularly! Here are a few of my favourite pictures from Pinterest this week -
Enjoy your week!
Sam

Head Over To About.com For Some New Interior Decorating Content!

Thursday, 6 March 2014

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Helloooo! I know I know, I've been MIA for quite some time and I apologize! The truth is, my life has been a little hectic lately trying to balance family, friends, school, work, and my internship, but I love it all so no complaining! Today I'm super excited to announce that as of this week, myself, along with my two talented bosses Jeanine and Bryan from Aphrochic will be developing and writing new interior decorating content for about.com. Jeanine and Bryan are SO talented and will be providing new, one of a kind content! I will be writing one article a week on various trends, tips, and much more! Check it out!

Sam

Dream Apartment

Thursday, 13 February 2014

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I came across this apartment on Pinterest last week and had to share it. The space gives off such peaceful, feminine vibes. I love the subtle purple undertone in the wall colour against the flooring. The bart cart and New Yorker wall art are also to die for!

Sam

Happy Valentines Day!

Wednesday, 12 February 2014


Typically, I find Valentines Day to be so tacky but naturally, I can't hate on any day that celebrates love and pink! Here are a few pretty Valentines Day products. Have a great day!

Sam

5 Favourite Things: January

Friday, 31 January 2014


My five favourite things for the month of January:

1) BRAN Table Lamp Base - Ikea: I impulse bought two of these this month. I needed something smaller for my bedside tables and was unable to find anything for a while. I grabbed two and thought I might have to return them, but nope. I added a white shade and they look great. And they were only $14.99 each!
2) Neighborwoods Map - Brika: I haven't bought one of these yet but I will soon! These cool, hand-drawn maps are made by San Francisco designer Aymie Spitzer and tons of different cities are available.
3) Stendig Calendar - Tiny Feast: I was really upset when I thought I missed out on this years sold-out Stendig calendar until I came across the new Winnipeg based shop, Tiny Feast. I absolutely love it and according to their Instagram account, they still have a few left!
4) Swell Bottle - Tiny Feast: While grabbing my Stendig calendar I also picked up a Swell water bottle. Each bottle is composed of non-leaching, non-toxic stainless steel. They keeps your drinks both hot and cold for a really long time. I bought a silver one, but there are tons of different styles and colours available at both Tiny Feast, and on Swell's website. My new favourite water bottle!
5) Planetes Tote - Longchamp: If I swear by any product it's Longchamp's Le Pilage bags. I've been using them for nearly 6 years and I have yet to have any problems. My first bag has been used to haul my laptop and textbooks to and from school for years and it's outlasted any other backpack I've owned. My mom got me the newer Planetes Tote in all black for my birthday earlier this month and i'm obsessed. It's very simple but I love it!

Sam

But I Know What I Like...

Wednesday, 29 January 2014


I love nothing more than going into a person's home and immediately knowing that it's so "them". I've entered some of my friends places and instantly got a sense of their personalities, interests, and aesthetic tastes. Would I want to live in their homes? Are they my style? No. In fact, not at all. But that's what's so great about interiors, they're a reflection of each person individually. And that's why I was really drawn to this quote by Benji Madden (whose his home was featured on Domaine earlier this month). I believe 100% that a person's surroundings have a huge influence on how they feel, and should be catered to their individual liking whether one is a "designer" or not.

Sam

Current Trend I'm Loving: Leaning Art

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

White Fireplace, Black Unit, Black Fireplace, Shelves
I've really been loving the amount of leaning art that I've been seeing online over the last couple of months. Framing beautiful pieces and simply letting them lean against a wall looks so effortless while remaining sophisticated. It's also so much easier than dealing with the stress that can come along with hanging art (holes in the wall, spacing, levelling, etc.). And it allows you to easily play around and get the perfect look! Hope you're all having a great week!

Sam

Winter Blues

Monday, 27 January 2014

Winter in Winnipeg has been absolutely horrible this year. I'm one of the few people who prefers winter to summer. I enjoy cold weather, winter activities, and bundling up, but this has been inhumane (I'm talking -50 Celsius people). So until it actually warms up, I'm going to dream about nice weather, and beautifully designed surroundings. Keep warm!

Sam

A Chic & Stylish Bachelor Pad

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

I don't know if it's because I have 3 brothers who could care less about design and interiors, but I love when I see a well designed bachelor pad. With an abundance of feminine spaces that are regularly being displayed online, it's always refreshing to see something more masculine. This places is impeccably styled, and the homeowner has an amazing collection of art. I mean hanging strainers and cheese graters displayed on the walls?! So cool.

Sam

Sissy & Marley

Monday, 13 January 2014

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Today i'm sharing some photos from my most favourite children's design firm, Sissy & Marley. They are able to make spaces so fun and youthful, while remaining chic and sophisticated. I love all of their work!
Sam

2014

Sunday, 12 January 2014

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Hope 2014 is treating you all well! I'm not the biggest resolution person but I hope everyone works hard and makes 2014 their best year yet. This is a somewhat scary year for me as i'm graduating, and have to figure my life out! I'm very much a planner so not knowing what's ahead is both exciting, and scary. Have a great week!

Sam 

Holiday Party

Thursday, 2 January 2014


I'm a little behind on this post but I was without a laptop for the last week so better late than never! I had a girls holiday get-together about a week before Christmas. We decorated cookies, had a few drinks, and enjoyed each others company. These beautiful pictures were taken by the very talented Jessica Stephens. She took so many lovely photos of my friends throughout the night, I wish I could post them all on here. Be sure to check her out! Happy 2014!

Sam
 

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