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Beauti-Tone Colour of the Year - You Look Mauvelous

The guest bedroom at my parent's house was in sad need of a facelift. This room was actually my childhood bedroom, and it still had the same bright yellow walls, purple border and matching bedding that I picked out in sixth grade (I've come a long way). On top of that, it had become the 'catch all' space for old Christmas decor, old furniture, and some plain old junk.

When

Home Hardware

approached me to try out their new

Beauti-Tone

colour of the year 'You Look Mauvelous', I was a bit hesitant, because as we all know, I am a white walls kind of girl. About as adventurous I like to go is a shade or two off from white. But my parents love colour so I knew this was the perfect opportunity to push myself outside of my comfort limits. I have to say, it is a gorgeous shade- a mauve tempered with enough grey to not be offensive. It looks particularly good against brass, so we accented the room with small brass details.

A sweet little white and gold starburst mirror over the bed frame adds height and whimsy.

For the accent pillows, we loved this sweet mauve floral fabric that I had left over from another project. From here, we pulled the teal blue hues to make the scheme more dynamic and lively.

This throw

by Sarah Richardson Design worked perfectly and added some necessary texture. 

 I think that the guest room is such a great space to use a bolder hue, because it is not a room that you see all the time and it offers a nice departure from the usual for any guest staying over.

Oh, and in case you are curious about the 'before' (who doesn't love a dramatic transformation?!):

A big thank you to

Home Hardware

and

Beauti-Tone

paints for sponsoring this post and for their lovely new colour of the year! It really is Mauvelous.

xox Tiffany

Lilac and Gold

I was flipping through the September issue of Style at Home Magazine and was stopped in my tracks by a beautiful lilac and gold bathroom. I know not everyone is feeling this year's 'Radiant Orchid', but this subdued version of the hue paired with both aged and polished brass is really speaking to me. I was even more delighted when I realized it was done by local Toronto designer, Tara Fingold, whom I've had the pleasure of meeting. I was so inspired by this fresh, unexpected combination, and I hope you will be too!

 I was inspired to create a little lilac and gold moodboard that captures the quiet luxury of this look!
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What do you all think of this colour combination?
 What a gorgeous design Tara, and congratulations on the feature!
xox

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all of my dear followers. Just like on Valentine's Day when I left you an inspirational pink room, today I'll leave you with the most perfect pastel room that you ever did see, dressed in all the tones of spring and Easter. It's the living room of Ana Antunes, and I'm a little bit obsessed with it.
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Have a blessed day.
xox Tiffany Leigh