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. Continue reading
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
disclaimer: this post was paid by The Brick , but my thoughts, design choices and opinions remain my own.
One of our favourite spots to relax and unwind is the Man Cave viewing room. This time of year is perfect to create a space to hang as a family to watch holiday movies and share festive snacks. I love our River Leather Power Reclining sofa and chair from the Brick. The wipeable leather is perfect for kid’s snack accidents. Plus the power recline is convenient and smooth, it gets you into that perfect relaxed recline in seconds. We opted for a TV stand that incorporated a fire place as well to add to the comfort level in the space. We love the Odesos Stand with the glass ember firebox, it’s family friendly since the outside doesn’t get hot. Along with this ultra plush Ashbury area rug to complete the coziest of rooms. Now who wants to snuggle and watch Holiday movies in a place like this?
Lanterns, Trays, Mirror Wall Art: All instore finds from The Brick
How The Ginch Stole Christmas
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by The Brick by my thoughts and options remain my own.
Looking for an easy appetizer this holiday season? I wanted to share my famous Spanish Olive Tapenade that my family always looks forward to. It’s fast, easy and sure to wow your guests with some festive Spanish cooking flair this Christmas. Happy Holidays!
SPANISH OLIVE TAPENADE
- 1 cup pitted Gordal Spanish Olives
- 1 cup pitted Hojiblanca Spanish Olives
- 2 tablespoons crushed feta cheese
- 2 garlic clove
- 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
- 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
In a food processor, combine all the ingredients except the olive oil and lemon juice. Using the pulse button, process until coarsely chopped and well blended. Continue to process, slowly adding the olive oil and lemon juice. Serve immediately or refrigerate in a covered container for later use. A Spanish Olive Tapenade can be kept up to 1 week, refrigerated and covered.
Serve it on bread. Love it on top of baked salmon fillets. Serve on top of soft goat cheese. Perfect addition to any charcuterie boards.