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:


our capiz chandelier from west elm


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


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.)


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


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″


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



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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