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Every time we move (I think we’ve moved about a 100 times in the past 5 years) I dream about how our next place will look filled with beautiful furniture and the radest decor I’ve always wanted to buy but never pulled the trigger. Of course this has never happened because, well, we’d need about $10,000 to make my dream decorated house come true (okay, a lot more than $10K). So, we end up with a house filled with Ikea furniture that 80% of the population our age also owns. But that’s okay, because there are so many ways to update Ikea products so that they are just as nice (sometimes nicer) as those pieces you’ve always wanted! Here are the 5 most stylish Ikea hacks on the internet today:

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These plain white $5 cushions are super easy to add a design or some colour. I’ve seem similar shams go for $50 plus!! Sarah M Dorsey uses stencils, fabric paint, and fabric to update her Ikea cusions in this tutorial.  Shannon shows how she used acrylic paint to update her cushions on Burlap and Lace. I’m excited to try this out and I even have some different and rad ideas for these (sharpie? tie dye?)… I’ll keep you updated!

Screen shot 2014-09-09 at 8.26.58 PMReal Mongolian Lamb Stools can cost in the thousands so these are a super fun alternative. Super easy to DIY and a great way to get the look!! Check out Albertina’s step by step on Mimosa Lane.

Screen shot 2014-09-09 at 8.27.21 PMAnother super easy DIY, Meagan sews tassel trim onto her plain white curtains. I can’t wait to try this with pompom trim!!

Screen shot 2014-09-10 at 7.35.05 AMThere are TONS of Rast Chest updates on the net today but this is my favourite! There are tons of tutorials showing how to update these boring dressers simply using paint and some brass hardware. Naomi from Design Manifest went for an Asian inspired look!Screen shot 2014-09-09 at 8.28.02 PMI might be obsessed with how this last project turned out. Jessica from The Aestate took a pair of Besta Storage units and made them into this amazing Gaultier inspired console. This one is a little more complicated than the others, but so worth her effort. Yes, I’m in love!

Which is your fave?



Big fan of Edie Parker clutches… I mean, acrylic & glitter? It’s wearable art! If possible, I’ve become an even bigger fan since coming across founder and designer, Brett Heyman’s NYC pad in the online pages of Vogue. I am so in love with her Yves Klein Table Rose (only costs more than my car) and those distressed mirrored closet doors!

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All images via Vogue


Hello friends. How many of you from the Great White North are as excited as I am about Target coming our way? One popped up close to our place a few months ago and I love stopping by to browse. I especially love all the Nate Berkus home products! Black & Gold… Can’t go wrong!! Here are my favourites…

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I hear there’s a new Target in my home town (Kanata, WHAT?!) that opened just yesterday! Who is headed there this week?



Now this is a woman of style ma peeps. Fashion blogger Devon Dyer of Devon Rachel is featured on Glitter Guide last month…. loves it.

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All images via Glitter Guide (click for more images of this awesome tour plus links to some of her awesome things)

I love her bedroom with the black headboard and rock posters… Get it Girl!



Good Monday Morning! I just wanted to share this amazing space by Two Fold Interiors. This is my dream living room! So much fun colour, pattern and oh so bright… I need to get my hands on those chairs and coffee table!!


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Have a fabulous day!


Who out there has messy kids (ahem… messy husbands)? Sick of cleaning up the same mess day-in and day-out? Who out there is fearful of unexpected guests? Tired of stepping on toys? Who out there wants to ralph at the saying ‘Bless This Mess’?

Okay people don’t judge me but I actually had to make myself a cleaning schedule…


Got the same problems? Feel free to grab a copy here and slap in on that fridge of yours.



Huge fan of bold wallpaper in bathrooms. If you’re not, you will be after looking at these… check it.

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All images via Pinterest

My favourite is the agate wallpaper. What’s yours?