Patio season is in full swing! I love an outdoor space, it’s easily my favourite “addition” you can make to your home. By that, I mean creating an outdoor living place can essentially add another room or two to your home. In my case, I’ve added an additional living-room and dining spot with some help from The Brick. A patio space can be an investment but it does provide additional living space much cheaper compared to adding an actual structural additional to your home. I’ve included my 3 must have components to help create a well rounded and multifunctional outdoor living space:
“Create Several Different Types of Seating”
I want my guests to feel at home and stay away on our patio. So I added both dining and lounge seating. We’ve been enjoy many a meal in the sunshine with the Park Terrace Patio Dining Set! Featuring durable resin rattan wicker on the chair and table frame, this set will look sleek and sophisticated in any backyard setting. After dinner, take in the sunset and have conversations by the fire with a lounge set. The Park Terrance set (pictured) is 2017 model, but this year’s set renamed The Morris is great too built with the same durable material. Double the seating, double the function of the space. Adding multiple forms of seating will help you stay out longer on your new patio.
If you’ve ever experienced flooding of any kind in your home you know the high level of stress it can cause. Not only the structural damage to your home but the potential for lost memories through damaged personal items like photos or heirloom furniture. I’ve partnered with Insurance Bureau of Canada to talk everything flooding. It’s one of the last F words you probably ever want to hear. So, I thought I’d share 3 easy tips to help in the event of a flood or to help protect your property from flood damage:
Let’s talk creative toy storage. If you’re a parent the daily battle with the toy clutter is very real! In our household I would say it’s easily one of my most challenging design aspects to kid friendly rooms. I’m a firm believer in stylish room storage. I haven’t felt the need to get toy chests or coloured plastic bins. I love that there are so many options out there for toy storage. My favourite, converting bookshelves with trendy bins or finding modern cabinets with adjustable shelves to help hide the clutter. Here are the 2 pieces that help us beat the toy clutter battle:
The Barrister Tall Bookcase: Finished in a salt grey oak colour, the bookcase blends easily with most décor while adding a touch of natural beauty. It’s unique cubbyholes, along with five shelves, provide ample and stylish storage solutions for books, Blu-ray discs, family photos, toys, stuffed animals and more. As an added benefit, the durable engineered wood construction is heat-, stain- and scratch-resistant perfect for a toddler room. There is a full furniture line with many stylish shapes and sizes, I’m loving the Barrister line. (We have the TV stand too)
The Harbor View Storage Cabinet:I love to find a balance between open and closed storage. Unlike, the Barrister where collectible toys to stylish bins are on display. The Harbor completely hides the toy clutter with it’s horizontally-slatted doors and solid wood knobs radiate shaker-style simplicity with the perfect touch of splendour. This transitional cabinet complements both contemporary and traditional styles, making it easy to integrate into your decor. What’s more, engineered wood overlaid with paper laminate creates a durable piece that withstands the rigours of daily use. You can adjust the shelves to adapt to any of your toy clutter needs. Continue reading
It’s the most wonder time of the year… who just sang that first sentence with their head too? I’ve partnered with Nordstrom to score my picks from their legendary Half Yearly Sale. Until May 27th score your favourites at up to 40% off. I love to update my summer wardrobe with some designer favourites this time of year, not only for the discount but the in-store Nordstrom shopping experience also. Whenever I enter a Nordstrom I love the warm greetings and styling expertise of their staff. There have been many a time I come in with an idea of a look I’m wanting to achieve and they make it a reality with personalized product picks that fit my style and body type. They are a pleasure to work with… not looking for a shopping helper, don’t worry the sale is easily marked throughout the store for you to search on your own if that’s your kinda day. Who doesn’t love a great shopping day?
By now I’m sure you’re curious about what I picked up in the sale. I needed a few basics to add to my day to day Mommy wardrobe. And I’ve been dying to add something romantic for date night. And jeans, I love getting a good pair of denim on major clearance. Here are my product picks from the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale:
Make + Model Take It Easy Lounge Hoodie in “GREY PEARL HEATHER.” I love the feminine ruffle detail on this lounge wear hoodie. It’s perfect for kicking it with the kids around the house but cute enough to wear out on a Starbucks coffee date.
Tory Burch Cecily Sequin Embellished Espadrille in “OCTAGON SQUARE/ NEW IVORY.” Espadrilles are a summer wardrobe staple in my humble opinion. Dress them up with a Maxi or feminine romper. Or pair them with casual shorts or distressed denim jeans. They are so comfy and so stylish.
Socialite Lace Overlay Romper. I’ve been searching for an elegant lace romper for date night for quite some time. I had my eye on this one for months, so I’m so pumped to have scored it on sale. These Palm Leaf Espadrilles are included in the sale too!
Don’t miss out on this amazing sale, head in this weekend in store… you never know what you’ll find.
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by ShopStyle and Nordstrom but my thoughts and opinions remain my own.