Linda Trenholm, a graduate of Mount Royal's Interior Design Program (can I just say that the MR program seems to be giving Calgary some serious design talent?!), has been creating inspired spaces for clients for the past 10 years. While she calls her own style "contemporary with an Asian feel, very organic" she's designed spaces covering a wide range of styles and enjoys traditional design with a contemporary twist.
Love, love, love the blue in the above two images!
I picked up the October issue of Avenue Calgary yesterday and came across an article about some local companies and designers that donated their time in order to renovate three local non-profit spaces.
The renovated "spa room" at Hospice Calgary made a huge impact on the comfort of residents.
If I had a touch more talent, education and drive there are two careers that have long peaked my interest, the first being chef and the second being interior designer. I am truly in awe of those that can look at the bones of a room and instantly have a vision and the means to execute it. On that note, I decided to spotlight four Calgary interior designers/firms.
Up first is Corea Sotropa Interior Design. Lead by principal designer's Jacqueline Corea and Reena Sotropa, both graduates of Mount Royal's Interior Design program, they take on projects as large as full home renovations and as small as furniture placement. Judging by their portfolio, these are two incredibly talented ladies!
I chopped my hair off recently (and am thinking about going even shorter) so I've been looking for cute hair clips and headbands and have fallen in love with fabric and paper rosettes. Here are some Etsy picks to make your Friday a little more
Now that we have two guest bedrooms to furnish and dress I have been on the hunt for bedding. There are some amazing options out there and, of course, most of what I like is way out of my price range and will remain firmly on my wish list. If you, however, are willing to shell out more for a duvet cover than I am, here are some lovely choices.
I recently discovered the wonderful invention known as the French butter keeper or butter bell. How did I not know this existed before? We keep a small amount of butter in a dish in the pantry but even at room temperature, it's not soft enough to spread easily. I think the butter bell will solve all of my hard butter woes. Here are some other gadgets that I find indispensable in the kitchen.
So a case of bronchitis knocked me on my ass this week which forced me to skip Friday Finds this week.
Anyway, I've been seeing mentions of these Dexter inspired posters everywhere (@makingitlovely and @younghouselove specifically) and I LOVE them. We are obsessed with Dexter and I think they perfectly capture each season. I think Season 4 is my favourite.