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More Steals on Glamorous Mirrors

My latest guest post for Style Sheet, the design blog of HGTV Canada is a Splurge Vs Steal post. I selected the iconic Stardust mirror since it is an amazing home accessory. I dug two more glamorous mirrors that did not make my short list.

kenneth wingard sunburst mirror

The First one is the fabulous Sunburst mirror designed by Kenneth Wingard. Look how great these modern fisheye mirrors look next to traditional furniture.

 antiqued gold convex round mirror at Tanyas gifts and gallery

The Convex Round Mirror frame exhibits a heavily, antiqued gold leaf finish. This is one of stylish mirrors available at this unique product assortment shop, located in the heart of Toronto.

Go check the glamorous mirrors that made my cut on Style Sheet and do not be shy to leave your impressions.

guest post on style sheet :: splurge vs steal glamorous mirrors

SOURCING:
+ Kenneth Wingard Small Sunburst Wall Mirror – $209 USD at All Modern
+ Sunburst Large Mirror – $460 USD at Kenneth Wingard
+ Convex Round Mirror – $299 CAD at Tanyas Gifts and Gallery

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Guest Blogging on Bathroom Design Trends for HGTV.ca

bathroom design trends

The period before Christmas is when we are thinking about renovating our bathrooms and kitchen. We went our house to look sharp.

If you wish to update your bathroom, deliberate the trends I featured on Style Sheet before deciding on a design. I talked about 5 bathroom design trends:

  1. Spa Feeling
  2. Uniting Bath and Bed
  3. Eclectic Décor
  4. New Materials
  5. Change of Colors

I took the hotel room picture on my stay at Hotel Vitale in San Francisco.

Read my post on Style Sheet by HGTV.ca for details and corresponding pictures.

ENTERTAINING EVERYDAY entertaining

Guest Blogging about a Modern Apple Harvest Party on HWTM

My modernt twist on an Apple Harvest Party :; tarte tatin, maple apple cheddar tart :: apple ice wine

I feel honored that Jennifer Sbranti asked me to be a guest blogger on Hostess with the Mostess. For the occasion, I thought of revisiting a classic autumnal family event. I wrote about an apple harvest party.

My topic inspired Jenn since to write about Apple-flavored Cocktails and Delicious Apple Desserts. I have to try the Alice Waters’s Apple Tart featured on Smitten Kitchen. It sounds delightful.

If you host an apple harvest party, you could serve:

I invite you to go read my guest post Apple Harvest Party. with a Modern Twist! on Hostess with the Mostess.

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Guest Blogging about Pool Design Trends on HGTV.ca/blog | News Flash

pool design trends for 2008 :: guest blogging on style sheet hgtv.ca blog

This time around, I wrote a quick guide about what is hot in swimming pools.

From the upscale water park theme pool to the chic vanishing edge swimming pools up to the affordable cedar above the ground pools, get a glimpse at the options available in Canada.

I will gather a collection of the most upscale recreation center pools and negative edge swimming pools I spot while writing the post for Style Sheet, the blog of HGTV.ca. Stay tuned; I should publish that board next week.

In the meantime, gather some ideas on how to make your backyard more fun this summer by reading my guest post.

Via: Pool Design Trends for Summer 2008 [Style Sheet]

HOME + GARDEN HOME decor TRENDS

Guest Blogging about Bedding and Bedroom Decoration Tips on HGTV.ca/blog | News Flash

bedding and accessories for a summer bedroom look

You can read my third guest post on Style Sheet, the blog produced by HGTV.ca.

This time, I share decorative tips to freshen up your bedroom this summer.

I feel it is important to get two looks for our bedroom: a winter look and a summer look. To accomplish that, a few decorative changes are often enough. Read my post on Style Sheet to discover my tricks.

Via: Bedding and Accessories for Bedrooms [Style Sheet]

MEDIA buzz TRENDS

Guest Blogging about Color Trends for HGTV.ca | News Flash

summer 2008 colour trends in style sheet from hgtv.ca

I am talking about summer 2008 color trends on Style Sheet, the blog of HGTV.ca.

Go ahead and learn about my color ideas for a fashionable home this summer.

English from Canada

You can spot the British heritage of Canadians in the way we write colour. And the Canadian spelling is grey instead of gray. We also follow some American rules. For example, we prefer organize to the British spelling (organise).

If the topic interests you, the Cornerstone’s Canadian English Page summarizes the specifics of Canadian English.

Why I write in US English instead of the Canadian English? The answer rests in the fact that the majority of my readers are from the United States.

Via: Summer 2008 Colour Trends [Style Sheet]