Gift Guide - Lampe Berger

The one sense we tend to forget when decorating is scent yet the smell of a certain flower or perfume can bring memories of a specific time and place rushing back. When you walk into a home and are met with a pleasing fragrance you tend to remember it. It’s the final touch. Giving fragrance for the home is the perfect holiday gift idea both for those on your list and the hostess. The Maison Berger company has been creating home fragrances since 1930 for its well-known catalytic lamps. Their newest line, launched in August 2015, is called Parfum Berger and it features a new way to fragrance your home including  fragrance lamps, cubes and ceramic rose scented bouquets in 10 bespoke fragrances. It’s the unexpected gift that everyone will be happy to receive.

1b. Philipp Klinger Photography

2a. via Jenny Packham

3b. via Patzer  Photo by Sisters Agency/Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer

4a. Time Magazine

Pink Ground

I've never considered painting any of my walls pink but I'm love with Farrow & Ball's Pink Ground.  This soft and dusty blush colour inspired me to pull together some inspiration images that are really making me consider this as a colour for one of the rooms in my house.  Do you have any pink walls in your home? - Amy.

Garage Sale - Nursery

The time has come for me to part with many of my nursery items. Last week, we moved my daughter into a real bed and she couldn't be more excited. She has grand plans for her "big girl" room but we're still a way off from actually executing it. Plus we seem to have very different ideas of what it might look like. Last I heard she wanted dolphins and both Anna and Elsa from the Disney movie Frozen to make an appearance on her walls. 

I'm hoping someone out there might find a place for these items in their home. They are well-made pieces of furniture that would easily last through a couple more children!

Loom Crib by Nurseryworks - This crib can be adjusted to three different height to accommodate your baby. We also have the toddler conversion kit which features a dropped side to allow your toddler to get into and out of the bed on their own. You can see a photo of it here.  

Crib - $350

Conversion kit - $150

Wicker Pouf by Serena & Lily - We don't have room for this pouf in her room with the bigger bed. It is made of wicker and has white plastic threading throughout.

Pouf - $100 - SOLD

Loom Change table and Dresser by Nurseryworks - This change table does a little bit of everything. It has two closed doors which hide storage behind, a pull-out drawer, a change table tray on top with a handy caddy beside for diapers and wipes and a tall pull-out drawer which can hold a diaper pail or a laundry bag. (Unfortunately this last feature never worked for us. However, I think someone handy could make it more functional.)

I've also read that the top bars can be removed from the change table to make it into a stand-alone dresser for older children. The piece is solidly built and in good condition.

Change table - $500

To round it out, I have one of these Inke Heiland pendant lights which I've never used. The pattern is the one pictured above with pale orange and yellow flowers. The light is made using vintage wallpaper and comes with an orange cord and bulb attachment. 

Asking price, Vintage wallpaper pendant light (still in box!), $75

If you're interested in any of these pieces please email me at - Shipping charges will be extra.

Cobalt Blue

I've never been one to follow colour trends but sometimes it's fun to see what the folks over at Pantone are predicting.  For Spring 2016, they've named Snorkel Blue as one of the colours of the season.  If I had to pick a favourite blue, I would definitely lean towards an Indigo or Cobalt.  It's so striking against a neutral palette.  Do you have a favourite shade of blue? - Amy.