Archive | February, 2012

HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor | February 29, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

My Family-Friendly Decorating Tips in Canadian House & Home and Maison & Demeure

house and home photo gallery for family-friendly spaces

I was delighted when the talented team at Canadian House & Home and Maison & Demeure asked me if I would like to create a photo gallery about my favorite spaces. This top-notch home decorating magazine is always on my must-read list. When they asked me what would be my angle, I immediately thought about [...]

FAMILY, KIDS products | February 19, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Woon’s iPod Dolls

woonkids_paxandlulu

Look at the adorable rock chic doll that I bought this morning for my son Zack. Pax will be a nice addition to his hip and soft doll collection. When I shown him a picture of Pax on my iPhone, he laughed and he appeared to love him. Plus, I got an awesome deal. I bought [...]

FAMILY, KIDS rooms | February 17, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Personalized Wall Art Prints for a Nursery or a Playroom

personalized wall arts

Here is a new source that I discovered on Twitter for alphabet wall art prints. This is from a Canadian Fellow. Grace Announcements offers a vast selection of design. I like the variety of style that she offers from the typical nursery illustrations up to modern geometric compositions. As expected, her art prints will fit [...]

DESIGN and style, LIVING | February 17, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

I Embrace Stylish Living and Friendly Luxury. Do You?

the loft project in london

At Home with Kim Vallee reached its fifth anniversary when I went to the Toronto Interior Design Show. When I pressed the Publish button on January 27th, 2007, I didn’t know that I started a new chapter of my life. So much has happened in my personal life and my professional life. The fifth anniversary [...]

FAMILY, GAMES and Toys

February 16, 2012 | by Heather

DIY Dollhouse with Ikea Expedit

diy modern dollhouse ikea expedit

They may have fallen somewhat out of fashion, but dollhouses are one of those sweet vintage-y children’s toys that always look at [...]

HOME + GARDEN, ORGANIZING

February 15, 2012 | by Heather

New Uses for Old Things: Vintage Suitcases

vintage suitcases etsy photo

Easy spot to at second-hand stores and garage sales, vintage suiteases come with built-in charm (and, usually, a not-so-pleasant smell). Battered corners [...]

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CAKES + desserts, ENTERTAINING

February 15, 2012 | by Heather

Winter White Dessert Party in Gatherings...

gatherings magazine white dessert table

If spring is all about colour, winter is a study in white. Or at least it should be. Thanks to mild temperatures [...]

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining

February 14, 2012 | by Kim

Happy Valentine’s Day!

happy valentine's day cupcakes

In this day where we remind the ones we love about how much they are important for us, I want to tell [...]

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ENTERTAINING, Gift WRAP

February 14, 2012 | by Heather

Corinna Wraps Spring Flower Workshops

gift wrapping workshop

Though we’re in store for a few more weeks of winter, spring flowers are already showing up at markets and in stores [...]

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining

February 14, 2012 | by Heather

Easy Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas

valentine's breakfast eggs hearts

Scrambling to come up with a Valentine’s dinner plan? Both Kim and I agree that staying in is the way to go, [...]

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ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining

February 13, 2012 | by Kim

eValentine cards from West Elm

west elm valentine's day ecards

West Elm partnered with their favorite New York city small design shops, sites and green organizations to this Valentine’s Day initiative. They [...]

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FAMILY, KIDS rooms

February 9, 2012 | by Kim

Meet Duck Harry, which is Not a Rubber Ducky

duck harry

Don’t be fooled by what you see at first sight. I was thrilled when I thought that they modernized the rubber duck [...]

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