holy smokes

it has been almost two months since my last blog post, yoikes! i guess i didn’t realize how moving to a new city, setting up a 715 sq ft condo, and studying for the bar, can keep a girl busy! seriously though, i thought about blogging so many times, especially when i was out searching for furniture or accessories for the home. i love bloggers who showcase these types of ‘hunts’ and to be honest, i find furniture, pillows, carpets, accessories, to all be a form of art! i have learnt so much about toronto’s condo furnishing scene that i didn’t know before… and really, someone should pen it down! cuz errr…i was too lazy/tired while on the hunt, haha!

all this being said, husband will say that our home (thus far) is predominantly a west elm, cb2, and ikea fusion. and well, he wouldn’t be wrong. i’ve felt like such a lucky duck to be able to go around shopping and selecting. real grown up pieces too. when did this adulthood thing happen?

so as a late addition… i’ll showcase some of my favourite pieces in our home thus far:

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our capiz chandelier from west elm

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i’ve decided to learn my share of cocktail and martini recipes. and husband and i love hosting parties – so a bar cart (especially a turquoise one) is a must! from cb2

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it took us one weekend of 20 different stores to finally settle on this baby from urban barn (with a small customization) for our pie in the esplanade sky (this is how i refer to our home, yes. don’t ask.)

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soft headboard? hard headboard? soft? hard? can’t decide! found the morocco headboard at west elm and swooned. the end.

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one of those things husband and i aspire to do is support budding artists (and the arts in general)! right now, things were a little too tight to buy this beautiful painting for $450 (by Jen Ramos). so i got my talented sister to paint a similar one – and it’s a big, beautiful, painting, hanging right above our sectional in our living room! The best part is since I had it commissioned directly from her, we also got to play around with the size – and yep, it’s 60″x48″

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and because i do love Jen Ramos’ work, I also bought these two prints from her etsy shop.

so… that’s just the beginning. right now we are on a mission to finish our bedroom – we set up ikea’s pax closet system which we love! and i’m thinking of setting up a gallery frame above our bed. perhaps something like this.

till next time

xo

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2 thoughts on “holy smokes

  1. I am jealous. I have been scouting out the perfect Urban barn couch for a while. They are so well made. Thanks for sharing! I am hoping to do the same soon!

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