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lucyinaLucyina Moodie is a UK-based stylist and interior designer whose eye for style is (IMHO) nothing short of pure perfection! I just love the antique chic look of the spaces she designs and her use of pretty pastels that soothe and calm. Since she hails from across the pond, it’s unlikely that us Canucks will really be able to call on her services but the photos are certainly a source of inspiration. There’s a simple charm in these designs, a look that heralds an era long gone. Her style makes me think of a simpler time and reminds me to celebrate the important things in life.
For more information, visit: lucyina.com

For more design inspiration, check out these articles:
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Improve your quality of life at home.

Organizing 101: Making your home a haven

Create a space that’s beautiful and reflects who you are so that you feel at home with these home organizing tips.

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There’s something about stripes that says spring and summer. Stripes add an instant nautical feel to your home, especially like the casual striped rug pictured here. Striped accessories like cushions and dishware are easy to add around the house and have a way of bringing a light and airy feeling along with them. The picture below makes me think of Nantucket in the summer; I can just smell that sea air  — I love the effortless look of beach-inspired decor.  Add some vibrant colour to your home with these fab finds:

stripes

1 Pieced Awning Stripe Mat
Available at: Pottery Barn

2 Melamine Lidded Bowl Set
Available at: Crate & Barrel

3 Brie Stripe, Granite
Available at: Tonic Living

4 Cottage Stripe Cotton Rug Collection
Available at: Garnet Hill

5 Iittala Mug
Available at: Iittala

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If you’re gardening this fine summer weekend, you might want to check out the fabulous new canadiangardening.com. Our sister website also had a makeover this week and the results are bloomin’ beautiful! This gardening site is an incredible resource for everything gardening-related. You’ll find lots of articles with helpful hints, fun quizzes and an active forum community where you can connect with other garden lovers. Plus, check out editor-in-chief Aldona Satterthwaite’s blog Gardener-At-Large. Each week, Aldona offers readers off-the-cuff, irreverent blog posts—sometimes about gardening, and sometimes not, she says. Enjoy!

Looking for more great garden info? Check out styleathome.com’s garden section, too!

Have a great weekend!

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Separately, the words thrill and make my toes tingle. Beach. Cottage. Both are delightful. But combined, these two words evoke a feeling far more intense, conjuring up images of a summer by the sea, the smell of salt in the air. Not Hawaii or Jamaica. This is like Nantucket. Quaint. Historic. Rustic. Mary Emmerling’s Beach Cottages: At Home by the Sea (Random House, 2008 ) is a book of beautifully photographed beach cottages around America. Check out an excerpt here.

And if you’re lucky enough to be heading to a cottage this fine summer weekend, enjoy!

Book price:
$37.95
Available at: randomhouse.ca

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