Color Crush: A Pop of Turquoise

Turquoise is the 1 accent color that I crush on. Its soft, decadent colors are liked by me as far as the ones that are bold and bright. It is a colour you frequently find in cabin style and shabby-chic spaces, but turquoise is also at home in any contemporary or global-inspired room. Sometimes the color feels vintage while other times it seems plucked from somewhere in the Far East. Here are a few displays of the colour turquoise.

LDa Interiors & Architecture

The chandelier is your piece within this dining space. The light fixture has a Moroccan vibe and the turquoise hue of this glass makes it a real gem.

Fiorella Design

The light color of turquoise softens the mod traces of these Eames chairs.

Hint: Colors do not need to be bright to soda in a space. Here, the light turquoise seats stick out against the neutral colors of the dining space.

CapeRace Cultural Adventures

There is a reason spas use this turquoise in their layouts. Here, the layers of turquoise blues have a vintage appeal.

Hint: Using the same colour on the walls and cabinets in a kitchen assist the space seem less busy.

This loveseat is the perfect size for a punch of colour. The rich turquoise hue grounds all the white at the space.

Cosmetic Outburst

A bookcase is the perfect accent piece to go to it with colour; this turquoise cupboard makes the space memorable.

CapeRace Cultural Adventures

This shade of turquoise feels perfect for a beach cabin escape. It may be difficult to locate furniture in this shade, but painting a little cabinet similar to this is a very simple DIY project.

Ventana Construction LLC

Yes, stainless steel has become the most popular choice for appliances. Thankfully, some people chart their own classes so that every kitchen doesn’t look the same. I have to say, I believe that the turquoise oven is pretty rad.

Michael Robert Construction

Saved into my inspiration file: Paint your door turquoise. It is so much more fun than basic white.


Vintage Mason Ball Jar Pendant w/ Neon Orange by EarthSeaWarrior – $95

I would love this for your own property. The clear turquoise glass of a vintage mason jar is paired with a neon cord to make a unique and cool pendant lighting.

Urban Outfitters

Coming and Going Rack – $79

Perhaps the household will be more likely to hang up their coats if there is an eye place place to hang them. This turquoise coat stand is a classic layout in an unexpected colour.

Modern Indoor Benches – $1,890

I’m not a major fan of mod furniture, but the turquoise cushion of the Jonathan Adler bench makes the bit extra special.

Can you love turquoise? Please share a snapshot of your turquoise crush below!

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Fantasy Length: 5 Seriously Glamorous Homes

Contemporary glamor does not imply Liberace’s place, kitten-heeled feathered slippers or oodles of rococo. Designers today are using just the right doses of polished finishes, reflective surfaces, crystals, lucite, glass, lacquer, silk and velvet to make elegant spaces which are not over the top.

It is a careful balance that delights me once I see it. Here are five houses from across North America which were showcased as Tours and so are in our Glamor Hall of Fame.

Jarlath Mellett

1. Manhattan Townhouse with High Style. This Manhattan townhouse’s glamor comes out of a combination of luxe materials like lucite, leather, chrome and crystal.

Jarlath Mellett

The designer, Jarlath Mellett, also utilized striking silhouettes against light backgrounds, like these dark armchairs and floor lamp contrary to soft white curtains.

Jarlath Mellett

The home combines a mid-century sensibility with much more contemporary details with amped-up (yet not over the top) ornamentation.

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Atmosphere Interior Design Inc..

2. Contemporary Meets Tradtional in Saskatoon: This sleek showhome, decorated by Atmosphere Interior Design, is full of polished finishes, runway-inspired fabric choices and reflective surfaces.

Atmosphere Interior Design Inc..

The principal living room’s high ceilings are emphasized by long window treatments, subtle trimwork and also the large painting which extends above the mantle. Toile on the contemporary chairs is a nod to classic design, while the zebra rug and absolutely trimmed topiaries add some soda pizazz.

Atmosphere Interior Design Inc..

A wall-sized mirror inset supporting the bed doubles the visual dimension of this room and the lighting.

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Jamie Herzlinger

3. A Fashionable Oasis at Arizona: This desert home designed by Jamie Herzlinger looks like a fashionable mirage. It has clean lines and the right amount of glow in all the proper places (check out the reflective metal over this table).

Jamie Herzlinger

This incredible mirror mosaic wall is artistic and has a touch of disco design.

Jamie Herzlinger

A range of soft fabrics in light colors, paired with glass, lucite and mirrored furnishings creates relaxed glamour in the bedroom.

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For Folks design

5. Champagne Looks on a Beer Budget at the O.C: Glamor doesn’t have to break your bank. Domicile Interior Design combined flea market and Craigslist finds with pieces from IKEA and other retailers, using custom touches to give everything a exceptional flair.

For Folks design

It is all in the details when it comes to glamorous design. Patterns, textures, finishes and well-curated baubles all play a part. Do not keep your jewelry concealed in some boxlay it out as part of this screen.

For Folks design

This round glass table is a space saver; being glamorous means never being cramped. Additionally, it lets one respect the cloth on the chairs and the retro-style lighting fixture.

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Guest Picks: You are Invited to Top Tea

High tea is one of my favourite indulgences, and hosting you in the home is in my (very) long term aims. Since high tea is about ritual, decadent treats and, of course, the ideal tea, a gorgeous setting is a must. Here are my selections for creating a table worthy of this tea tradition.

— Ally of

Switch Modern

The New English Benday Gold Espresso Cup and Saucer – $115

This gold-dotted espresso cup and saucer are totally modern in design but produced in a conventional batch manufacturing process in England.


Treasure Gold Espresso Cup and Saucer – $190

This sleek white cup and saucer rimmed in gold is a work of art.

Bernardaud Prince Bleu Tea & Coffee Service – $45

Gorgeous blue floral pattern in real cobalt and accented with 24k gold. Befitting of tea, don’t you think?


Bodum Tastea Tea Set in White – $19.95

There is a wonderful zen quality about the simplicity of this tea set from Bodum.

Komon-Sakura Japanese Tetsubin Iron Teapot – $175

Tea just has to taste better poured from this gorgeous teapot. The cherry blossom pattern and the deep blue color are gorgeous.

Solid Patterned Moroccan Glass Tea Cups – $10

Establish an exotic mood with these stone tone glasses with pretty silver leaf arabesque patterns.


Crossroads Tablecloth – $98

A natural cotton tablecloth is trimmed with a perfect grey stripe. It is a fantastic foundation for a gorgeous tabletop.

Matouk Bel Tempo Tablecloth – $529

The best pure lace with three embroidered lines in blue. It will not get more classic or more lavish than that.

European Tableware

Spode Blue Italian Pastry Forks, Boxed Set of 6 – $18.99

These petite pastry forks decorated with landscapes of Italy would be the perfect way to serve dinner. The porcelain handles are in timeless Spode blue.

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Caccia Dessert Fork – $102

I am in love with the simple layout and shape of these dessert forks. Paired with a pretty plate, it would make a very elegant dessert presentation.


Diane von Furstenberg “Animal Garden” Dessert Plate, Set of 4 – $70

Give any tabletop instant design with these animal print plates in bold colours.


L’Objet Perlee White Ramekin – $36

These porcelain ramekins are an elegant way to serve crème brûlée or any other dessert.


Mint Julep Cups – $89.49

You can place anything in a mint julep cup and it is going to look pretty. They are my go-to vessels for flowers.


Martha Stewart Collection Cake Stand, Pierced – $50

Pretty cakes will look even prettier with this cake rack with a frilly border.

Bed Bath & Beyond

Terra Pastry Stands, Set of 3 – $59.99

It is always best to have different heights on a buffet. This set of three stands is perfect for small sandwiches and cakes.

Julia B.

Set of 8 Biarritz Cocktail Napkins – $125

The vibrant hand-embroidered loops are too adorable. And they’re 100 percent linen, which means they feel as good as they seem.


Alistair Napkin, Flora – $8

A pretty napkin like this can produce a tabletop. I would love to see these paired with plain white dishes.

Design Public

Flowie Lawn Napkins Set of two – Royal Purple and White – $38

This layout is subtle but the purple shade gives it pop. It is screen-printed by stitched and hand in California.

Fretwork Tray Table – $348

This is the perfect bar table. It is constructed of timber, the mirrored tray is removable, the legs fold for simple storage and, most importantly, the openwork design is very elegant.

Orange Tea Canister – $25

Made of handmade traditional newspaper and shibori-dyed fabric, this tea canister will seem pretty while keeping your teas fresh.

Next: More finds for a fabulous high tea

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