colour crush – red

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red moodboard

I’ve never been much of a red person but my recent thrifted rug has me thinking about the possibility of adding some red accents in my home.

Whether it be a bright red or deeper crimson, I just love how it looks mixed with blue, black and of course bright white.  Below are some of my favourite inspiration photos or red done right. - Amy

red inspiration

Would you or could you do red?

Sources:
1. via Happy Mundane.  Credit:  Visual Contrast by Tim Rundle, photo by Polly Wreford
2. via Skonahem
3. via Wishful Thinking
4. via Susk and Banoo
5. via Husohem.  By Kiki Lindblom, photo by Ole Jais
6. via Husohem.  Photo by Peter Carlsson
7. via Skonahem

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easter decorating

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I’m hoping by this time next week I’ll be introducing you to my new blog. So exciting. Until then, I’d thought I’d get you inspired with some tabletop ideas for Easter that I did for Chatelaine.

chatelaine_easter_sianrichards8There’s nothing more beautiful than a basket (or bowl) of eggs. I mixed together natural duck and quail eggs with organically dyed eggs (instructions below) and a few thread wrapped eggs.

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Make your own centrepiece by stacking different vases filled with one flower on top of a cake stand. Vary the heights to keep it interesting.

chatelaine_easter_sianrichards6Make your own dyes using ingredients you find in your fridge and pantry. Onion skins, loose tea, blueberries, beets, and even parsley create beautiful, coloured eggs. For instructions, click here.

chatelaine_easter_sianrichards9If you don’t want to get your hands dirty, try wrapping your eggs in thread or washi tape. The thread can be held in place with a dab of white glue. Decorating eggs like this literally takes seconds.

chatelaine_easter_sianrichards5Instead of traditional easter baskets, try these Mason Jar takeaways. Simply glue a plastic animal to a mason jar lid and spray paint the whole thing. Fill the jars with nesting material and top with candy eggs.

chatelaine_easter_sianrichards2Give a simple name tag some personality with a strip of washi tape and a thread-wrapped eggs. I chose to mix springtime pastels with hits of bright neon’s to keep it interesting.

chatelaine_easter1_sianrichardsFinally, our Northern Climate means flowers aren’t always in bloom by Easter. Chances are you have lots of bare branches though! Cut some down, place them in a jar and hang floral foam eggs pinned with chrysanthemums. Easy Peasy!

Photos: Sian Richards for Chatelaine Magazine
Prop Styling: Julia Black, Rayna Schwartz

 

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colour crush – chartreuse

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chartreuse mood board

How fun is this colour?  The past week I have been trying to bring Spring into my home and that means plants, bright flowers and fun accessories.  Sometimes all you need is a small pop of colour to update your space and perk things up!

Here are a few of my favourite inspiration photos:

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What do you think of chartreuse, do you use it in your home?  Tag us on Instagram, we’d love to see how you use this colour – @amy_loveonsunday, @marionhousebook.  ~ Amy

sources:

1. via Design Sponge, photo by Teri Lyn Fisher
2. via Arch Daily, photo by Gramazio & Kohler
3. via Flickr, photo by Pink Sherbet Photography
4. via Etsy, Whitlock & Co.
5. via Amanda Nisbet Design
6. via Remodelista by Feldman Architecture

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west elm + etsy pop-up shop

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Alright, Toronto…it’s time to emerge from your winter cocoon and come out and join me in a few weeks time at West Elm for an Etsy Pop-Up Shop. I’m so excited about this event. I feel honoured to have been asked to round up some of my favourite local Etsy sellers. Plus West Elm knows how to throw a great party! So come out and meet the talented artisans and enjoy an inspiring afternoon of arts, crafts, treats and music.

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The event takes place on April 26th from 1pm-6pm. Please RSVP on facebook. I’m looking forward to catching up with everyone (old friends and new!)

Plus rumour has it that Glory Hole doughnuts will be providing some of their mouthwatering maple doughnuts. Who can say no to that?

Now for the best part – the Etsy designers!

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Avril Loreti

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The Made and Found

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Bookhou at Home

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Paper Parade Co

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Fitzy Design

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pi’lo

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SMITH handmade

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Crown Flora

Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

 

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