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LIVING, TRENDS | January 4, 2013 | by Kim Vallee

Notable in 2012: Paint-Dipped Mini-Trend

wicker basket paint dip martha stewart

From furniture, cutlery, wicker baskets to Christmas decorations, we have seen plenty of DIY paint-dipped projects in 2012.  I was also inspired by this mini trend. You may remember that I dipped the spoons and folks for my son’s jungle themed first birthday party. West-Elm even carried a dipped side table — sadly, this cute small round [...]

LIVING, TRENDS | September 2, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

I Switched to Digital Magazines

living etc digital magazine

Earlier this summer, I got an iPad. My husband uses his iPad mostly to interact with friends on social networks and to read books with the Kindle application. I use my iPad to read magazines and do research for my blog. Why we have two is because an iPad is designed to be a personal [...]

HOME + GARDEN, KITCHEN design, TRENDS | April 5, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

Write Your Menu on Glossy Tiles

fap tiles on which you can write your menu with chalk

I spotted this ad on Vogue Living. It is about ultra-glossy, extra large ceramic tiles by Italian tile maker FAP Ceramiche. What is special about those tiles is that you can write you menu on it with chalk. Beside liking the concept, I think that the high-gloss blue and black tiles make a stunning wall. [...]

HOME + GARDEN, TRENDS | January 6, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

Interior Design Show 2010

ids10 :: interior design show in toronto

Just a quick note to talk about the next Interior Design Show in Toronto. They have planned good things for us including 11 featured exhibits, Pecha Kucha (during trade day), design talks, free consultations plus the exhibitors. I am looking forward to this edition; their tenth. On Saturday, January 23rd, 2010, Ingrid Abramovitch will talks about [...]

HOME + GARDEN, TRENDS

December 30, 2009 | by Kim

Imperfection is Hot Again

jesper larsson

Jesper Larsson said on Moco Loco that 2009 was the year people started to appreciate imperfection again. I think that it started [...]

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TRENDS

March 17, 2009 | by Kim

Lifestyle Changes for my Eco-Friendly Tuesday

Lifestyle Changes for my Eco-Friendly Tuesday

Today’s Eco-Friendly column is made of the story of actual friends. First, my friend Renee of En direct des iles is making [...]

HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor, TRENDS

February 18, 2009 | by Kim

Color Ball Accessories Cheer Up Your Home |...

Color Ball Accessories Cheer Up Your Home | High and Low

If you cannot splurge in the mid-century iconic clock by George Nelson or the Eames Hang-It-All coat rack, UK retailers Heal’s sells [...]

FOOD + DRINK, TABLEWARE, TRENDS

December 29, 2008 | by Kim

2009 Tableware Trends

2009 Tableware Trends

It is that time of the year where we are looking at what the future will look like. I want to make [...]

TRENDS

October 16, 2008 | by Kim

Back To Purity, Back To Simplicity Philosophy...

Back To Purity, Back To Simplicity Philosophy Of Dieter Rams

I am finally uncluttering my house. My husband and I are proud that we donate and recycle twice the stuff than we [...]

HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor, TRENDS

September 30, 2008 | by Kim

Decorating with Gray

Decorating with Gray

Gray is hot this autumn both in fashion and home décor. People are not used to put this color on walls. But [...]

HOME decor, TRENDS

September 25, 2008 | by Kim

The Art of Downsizing and Renovating

The Art of Downsizing and Renovating

Lately, I wish to update my home décor. I still like my furniture for the most part. By changing the accessories, you [...]

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September 4, 2008 | by Kim

Praize your Favorite Local Merchants on At...

Praize your Favorite Local Merchants on At Home with Kim Vallee

In a quest to serve you better, I am glad to announce that you can praise your favorite local places and share [...]

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