IDS Toronto 2023 in review (Interior Design Show)

Cheers to a new and beautiful year of design! Let’s celebrate the creative minds of the design industry, the forward thinking visionaries and manufacturers and take a look at the new aesthetics of 2023: MICROPLANTS Beautiful structures for all your microplants needs☘️ OUTDOOR LIVING IN CONTRASTS Black and white have never looked so good!👇 A…

Living with snow in Canada

At the start of winter,  an ever-changing mass of gulpable snow covers buildings, trees and streets with blobs of different sizes, colours, and cleanliness levels. Everyone assumes that Canadians love snow just because we have it. I am Canadian. And a Romanian emigrant. I do like snow but not necessarily all aspects of it. Does…

2023 Kitchen design trends

The most reinvented room in your home is the kitchen. By far. Because of that, following the kitchen trends can be very insightful in what new living patterns are concerned. Here are some of the ones that I’ve spotted with my keen (22-year and counting) professional eye that I’m sure will fill in the 2023…

From candles on the dinner table to the chandelier above it

From gathering around the fire, to the fire on the table, to the light above it and what that did and where do we go next. Gathering around the fire The chill of the night, forgotten, the closeness of others, embraced, the loving hand of a forgiving universe present in the darkness of the sky….

Retrospective Best Of ‘Wellbeing’

The new age of wellness is centred around so much more than just our physical health. The wellness industry has grown into a billion dollar market, with the populations devotion to creating a balanced life growing tremendously over the past decade. Most people strive for a symbiotic relationship of physical fitness, mental health, spirituality and social connection to achieve…

Christmas decor traditions and their ritualistic performance

Christmas is the most famous ritual in the western world. Controversial in approach for many reasons, the ones that celebrate it agree on the importance of a specific decor to set the season’s festive mood. Like any other ritual, the careful assembly of parts and steps is critical in achieving a successful rite and passage:…

TRENDS 2022 Design Retrospective

Interior design is one of the greatest modes of personal expression. Over the past few years people have spent more time at home than ever before. In turn, they have started to hone in on their personal aesthetic, and create rooms that feel right to them. By focusing on the pieces that bring joy, colours…

Focus – Personal growth one step at a time, Part 4, LETTING GO | RETROSPECTIVE | BELONGING

Continuing the path of those before me, I put myself first and through that, I make the world a better place. ❤️ xA. FOCUS, part 4 LETTING GO “How much of human life is lost in waiting.” Ralph Waldo Emerson It was an October morning when I woke up and wondered how I want to…

Christmas traditions, dishes and how to present them

I am a Christian. I do not know how much of a believer but a Christian in terms of traditions. I was raised in Romania in a mixed Hungarian-Romanian family with many customs that did not fit one norm but rather straddled the two cultures.  Food tradition, like in any celebration everywhere in the world,…

Retrospective Best Of ‘Coaching’

With an average growth rate of 3.4% per year between 2017 and 2022 the Interior Design industry doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.  Although the field was met with many challenges over the last few years, including finding new ways to work remotely and getting creative to deal with the never ending project and…

Retrospective Best Of ‘Get the Vibe’

As the final month of the year fast approaches, we tend to take a look back on our personal lives and reflect on all the events that took place. Did we achieve that oh-so-precious work-life balance, learn to cook a new go-to dish or reach that health goal we set at the beginning of the…

Three things to look for this holiday season that make gifting yourself or others a pleasure

With the holiday season just around the corner, the stay-home crowd will naturally think of gifts and shopping, cooking and house decorating, outfits and social visiting schedules. As you approach it, you better start planning some things ahead. Time goes so much faster between November and January, does it not? Considered by many the lesser…