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New Year, New Rug || @TheBrick #sponsor

I love a good rug! It’s crazy how much of a style impact a rug can make to a room. We had an unfortunately family related accident happen to our last rug. Let’s just say, little kids and juice can be a white rug killer. But it did last us almost a whole calendar year, which is pretty good for a high traffic area like the living room with two babies and a large dog. I knew I wanted to keep the rug light in colour for the replacement because the white opens up the space making it airy. We finally made the decision to go with this incredible Sparkle Shag Area Rug. It’s so soft, cozy and glamorous with that touch of sparkle. It’s the perfect addition to our space.534E81A4-F924-4BDD-B0B6-CFFC411DB8C62824CCFE-63E7-4EDB-B148-F065CC116D158ADF6826-4090-450F-9D8C-7C5E5B6B1217C10C4C7F-1284-4EAD-AD5B-D2399E21037B694583A3-BCED-4BD7-81F3-7C7F02B1A8B52DA16F51-853B-4AA5-9C3E-15476FF0C89D1CCCE485-9A43-4657-B8DD-D9FD6ADD7FFB01A41FB6-D530-4C2E-9EDD-B68059D06DD9 Continue reading

Drum Roll Please! || The First Monthly #MyBrickHome Winner || @TheBrick #sponsor

First off, if you don’t know what the #MyBrickHome contest is… here’s a quick run down if you’ve missed it on my previous posts. The #MyBrickHome contest by The Brick has a grand prize home shopping spree (up to $36,000), & monthly prizes! In a nut shell, take a product from The Brick, style it, snap a photo and post! Each month there will be mini prizes to be won… then a big prize at the end of 2018!

To enter simply follow these 3 simple steps: 1. Style your Brick product 2. Snap a great pic 3. Post with #MyBrickHome to Instagram and tag us @brickwarehouse. No purchase necessary. Contest ends December 31, 2018 https://www.thebrick.com/mybrickhome/contest.

I had the honour of being the first monthly guest judge. There were so many great entries, it was so difficult to narrow them down to my top 5 choices. Keep the entries coming! The new monthly time period for entering has begun. To see the first monthly winner announcement, head to The Brick’s Instagram page!

Looking to impress here are a few helpful hints to aide you while capturing your styled home decor moment.

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1. Shoot with plenty of natural indirect light. Then slightly brightened on your app before posting to instagram. A well lite photo is a great way for others to see all the details, textures and added touches you styled for that room shot.

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2. Declutter, arrange/ straighten the main furniture pieces in your room and finally add a few stylish accessories. Seasonal accents, books, candles, throws, pillows, trinkets. Add your personal style touch to complete that room.

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Drink Recipe || New Year’s Grapefruit Elder Flower Spritz

Cheers to the New Year, I thought I’d share with you a refreshing spritzer I created with my gal pal Diana of 204park. It’s sophisticated fresh and light… if you’re a Champagne or Prosecco Cocktail lover this recipe is for you. Cheers!

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What you’ll need: Grapefruit, 1 lemon, St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, a bottle of you favourite Prosecco.

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What you’ll need to do:

Pop that bottle!

Cut grapefruit into wedges. Place one in each glass.

Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to each glass.

Add 1 oz. Chilled St. Germain Elderflower

Top with approximately 4 oz. Chilled Prosecco

Optional: Add ice if your liquid is room temperature. Or freeze extra grapefruit wedges!

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Home Decor || A look back at 2017 with @Thebrick #Sponsor

It’s been quite the year! Looking back at our home and it’s decor revolution is a trip, so many projects I loved this year with The Brick. With this 2017 coming to a close I wanted to highlight and speak to my most asked about pieces of furniture and my favourite room transformations. From the comfiest sectionals that made our living room the place to hang for our family, or the life changing sleep on this new mattress or our modern dining transformation. There are so many products I want to link up that made our home come together in both the style department and the functional side of things. Here are my favourite things 2017 Home Edition:

The Berlin Bed Frame: I love the style of this headboard. It transformed the room adding a feminine touch to the modern industrial features. I love the neutral grey durable fabric.

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Beautyrest® Hotel Diamond 6 Ultra Comfort-Top Plush Mattress Set: Nothing has been more life changing. Find a mattress that fits your wants and needs, you will not regret it. We have never gotten better sleep since getting this mattress.

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Designed2B Dez 3-Piece Right-Facing Textured Chenille Sectional: One of our most asked about furniture items this year was our sectionals. We love them! They added ample seating and they are so plush and comfy. Plus the fabric is so forgiving with kids! There are so many colour choices, call a store near you to send over the choice PDF, the selection is amazing.

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Bari Dining Set: We needed a modern touch to our dining room, and this set was it. I love the wipeable and padded leather on the chairs. Many of you asked about the chairs, and yes they can be purchased separately. It is by far my favourite transformation of the year.

Cheers to 2017! Can’t wait to share my home design with you in 2018.

K

disclaimer: this post was paid by The Brick , but my thoughts, design choices and opinions remain my own. 

Style || Plaid Everything || An Easy everyday holiday look

Remember last week when I thought, “winter isn’t going to be too bad this Christmas.” Fast forward a few days, minus 30 with a wind chill… I guess I will only be wearing this look indoors or under a parka from here on in.

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Bag: Chloe || Jeans: J.Crew 

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Shirt: Old Navy || Boots: Cougar c/o

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Vest: Abercrombie

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Stackable Rings: Pandora c/o

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Lipstick: Lipstick Empire

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