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Designer Notebook

August 12, 2011 by  
Filed under Home Decor


Designer NotebookCity Life’s favourite design sources will fit seamlessly in your home.

1. Roche Bobois waves its contemporary wand in this dynamic dining room. Vibrant wool upholstered chairs from the Chabada collection will make any modern interior stand out. With a palette of 18 colours, there’s no need to play musical chairs.

2. Dazzling plum sequins bring a dash of drama to your home’s décor. Accent a chair, sofa or bed with this fun and fearless Starlight Cushion from Bouclair Home.

3. Drop your passport and pick up a paint brush with CIL Paints’ exciting new decorating concept. Destination painting lets you travel around the globe from the comfort of your abode. The Asian-inspired colours seen here are CIL’s Oriental Poppy, Amazing Red, Jade Valley Green and Palace Purple.

4. Yanic Simard mixes rustic pieces with sleek, modern elements in this gorgeously diverse bathroom. The talented interior designer’s divergent portfolio makes his work unique and desirable.

5. Make a bold statement with Urban Barn’s 100 per cent aluminum Kool Bench Square. This piece brings a modern edge to the traditional plush ottoman, making it the perfect addition to glam up your living room.

6. A wise decoration that is sure to turn heads, the owl’s dramatic beauty is emphasized by its sleek finish. Standing 16 centimetres tall, hoo wouldn’t want this bird perched on their mantle?

7. In a pickle because you can’t find that perfect present? Learn how to make delicious treats and package them for friends and family with Pretty Pantry Gifts: A Recipe and Wrapping Kit for Jams, Sauces, and Pickles. (Chronicle Books, 2008).

8. As plush as it is posh, this solid pine Ella armchair from Structube is the punch of colour missing in your living room set. The textured material invites you to sit back and relax as it livens up your home. Accent the rich purple with neutrals to make it pop.


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