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#AD Emerald Green & Navy Blue OH MY! || LivingRoom Refresh with @TheBrick

I know that I’ve hinted at this transformation on my IG story and peeked your design interest a few weeks ago. I’m so excited for the final reveal of this living room transformation. This month I styled The Brick’s new Tatum sofa and loveseat to modernized my sister’s main living space: the family room. When I saw the stunning deep blue leather of the Tatum I knew I needed this stand out piece to work my design around. The clean modern lines are so classic and the wipeable leather is perfect for a family with children. I added the off-white Loft shag rug to make the space look large, airy and open. And paired the sofa with this stunning art piece I found in store at The Brick. As a forewarning, the art and mirror are not available online but they may be at a location near you. They get new accessories often, so I urge you to take a look at your local store. You never know what you could find.

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Once you’ve decluttered a place, I like to add back in little comforts to make the space warm and inviting. Pick a few pillows and throws that fit your design colours. Finally, add a plant or two. They clean the air and the greenery is an easy completer piece to complete the look of the room.

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Coffee Table: (The Brick Instore Find) || Silver Antler: (The Brick Instore Find) || Pillows & Knit Throw:  (The Brick Instore Find)

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I love pairing deep blues with accents of golds and emerald. It’s such a rich palette that easily pairs with dark wood flooring or brown brick. I picked up this gorgeous gold lantern in store from The Brick. Don’t be afraid to add some colour when purchasing furniture. It can add a statement to your room and create an unforgettable design palette.

Disclaimer: This post was paid by The Brick, but my thoughts and opinions remain my own. 

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

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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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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Gift Guide || My favourite stocking stuffers…

The season of giving continues with one of my last gift guides of the season! Can you believe Christmas is 5 days away! Statically, I know that over half of you are not done shopping… so here are a few note worthy goodies for the big day.


YEG Box: the perfect way to gift everything Edmonton. My fav Melt is included in this pretty curated box. You’ve got something for everybody.


How cute are these Heart Mitts from Preloved? I love a good Canadian company. Plus they reclaim vintage fabrics and repurpose them into new garments. You’ve gotta check them out!

For my makeup junkies, this eye palette called clover from Too Faced is incredible! Plus with every purchase a portion of the proceeds goes to helping animals. Love that!


Let’s talk hair, I lost ALOT after my pregnancy so I was so excited to find Phyto Paris. You need to check them out!


Now for some pretty little things: Berg Betts Watch (Sustainable Fashion) || New Tiffany Fragrance (Smells AMAZING)  || Marbled Candle by Flash Point  (Modern Look/ Perfect Scent) || Skinceuticals H. A intensifier (Skincare Must for all skin types)

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Edmontonians, these children need your help! RT, volunteer or donate! Please help @OLQPNorthRanch #YEG


As promised on my Instagram stories, here is all the info on helping one of my favourite organizations The OLQP North Ranch. Our Lady Queen of Peace Ranch Northern Alberta (OLQP North Ranch) is a registered nonprofit charity that partners with agencies throughout Edmonton area to provide a unique, enriching camp experience to thousands of children each year who require financial, emotional or social support. Contrary to the sound of their name, they are a non-religious charity and do not offer any faith based programming. Along with programming, they connect their clients with everyday necessities throughout the year: clothing, toys, household items, etc.

Find them socially on Instagram & Twitter at @OLQPNorthRanch and on Facebook at

If you have time to give, here’s what you need to know: 

They are sending out a call for Volunteers, they need Approximately 300 volunteers for the 9th Annual Children’s Christmas Party to be a success. They are looking for Edmontonians that are willing to donate their time & talents prepping for the event or volunteering at the event itself.

The Eventbrite link for the 2nd gift wrapping event at the Ranch.
Saturday November 18th:

Secondly the Eventbrite link for the Party on Saturday November 25th, 2017

46E88BBC-7258-43E8-9A73-27CF4B4C1E68If you have monetary or item donations, here’s how you can help:

As well, you can understand the need in the city is great right now and their charity is still in desperate need of donations of:
200 pairs of brand new teen winter hats/gloves
150 winter toques for 12-16 yr old kids
New winter coats for teens
Stuffed Toy Drive – Edmontonians can drop off New & Gently Used Stuffed Animals at Welsh’s Cowtown (13715 Manning Drive – Edmonton), Eat Clean Healthy Grill & Juice Bar St. Albert (3500 Tudor Glen – St. Albert) or at the Ranch Office during business hours of 8:30am-5pm (903 153 Ave NE)

Year round they accept donations of gently used clothing for their Trading Post store. It is located at 903 153 Ave NE. The Trading Post donation hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm but please  call ahead, it is volunteer operated.  780.475.7259  (Property is gated)

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