Monday Inspiration 04.30.18


Designer: Arent & Pyke

Marilyne: This week Monday inspiration is all about that green tile. Loving how irregular the tiles are and how everything feels balanced by the clean lines of the sink, the plumbing and the vanity.


Melissa: While not a the top of the list the laundry room is definitely one of the spaces we want to renovate in our home. I love the dark cabinetry and can’t wait to have a counter to fold laundry on! This floating farmhouse sink is tempting as well (although we don’t ave the space for it).


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Dom: I was surprised to see acrylic used for a canopy bed and absolutely love the look! I also can’t get enough of that hardwood floor and the wood accent wall. The view isn’t bad either!

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Eve: I love that Kari used a large scale atom style pendant above a kitchen island instead of the 2 or 3 pendants we’re all used to seeing. The minimal shelf and sleek marble backsplash work as a great backdrop for this focal point. I also am loving the counter stools which are available on LD Shoppe.

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Monday Inspiration 04.23.18

Mudroom Wood Frame Door

Design: Louise Holt Design

Eve: Wood is back in a big way, we’re seeing it in kitchen cabinetry, trim work, even wood paneling is making a comeback. I love the wooden door and casing in this shot, it warms up the grey coloured floors and built-ins and adds character to this newly renovated space.

Dining Room Oversize Pendants

Designer: Lisa Tharp

Marilyne: This dining room is looking fresh, right in time for spring! We are seeing a lot of oversized pendant over kitchen island lately but it also looks great over a dining table.


Designer: Olivia Brock from Torrance Mitchell Designs

Grace: One of my favourite beauty bloggers, Julia Hengel, and her husband have just completed a year long remodel and moved back into their historic home in Charleston, SC. She hasn’t done an official reveal or home tour on her blog yet, but she posted this teaser photo of the front door late last week and I am SWOONING. This door is what oversized, powder blue dreams are made of. Impatiently awaiting more photos…

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Monday Inspiration 03.19.18


Design: Amber Interiors

Eve: Canopy beds are making a comeback and I’m not mad about it. It especially works well in a large bedroom with high ceilings like this one because it helps fill the vertical space and adds an architectural detail to the design.


the details in this bathroom renovation are second to none and really caught my eye, especially the gold legs on the vanity. Perfection!


Design:  Bonadies Architect 

Grace: I can’t get enough of modern farmhouse exteriors these days and this one is particularly gorgeous with its dark tones and perfect modern-meets-traditional lines.  The sleek windows with the earthy stone chimneys and breezeway is flawless.

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Designer Picks – Area Rug Edition


Rugs are a staple of main living spaces. Living rooms, bedrooms (including those with wall-to-wall carpet) and yes, even dining rooms, can all benefit from these textured beauties. They add colour, texture, pattern, warmth and coziness to any space and are especially useful to delineate separate areas in open concept homes. We asked our staff about their favourite LD Shoppe rugs and why they love them:

Grace: Infinite Navy Rug – I have this rug in my own home and love how it catches the light and has a slight sheen. It’s also super soft underfoot, and you can’t beat the price.


Sacha: I love the Zuri Zola Rug because it can work with almost any style!

Eve: Trinity Sand/Blue Rug – I love the pattern and unexpected colour combination.

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Monday Inspiration 03.12.18


Design by: Falken Reynolds

Grace: I am obsessed with this shot from an amazing project by Falken Reynolds. They’ve stayed fairly monochromatic with the wood tones in here but the space still feels totally layered and engaging. Monochromatic doesn’t have to mean boring! Also, that railing. COME ON.



Source: Artist Karina Eibatova (working in a collaboration together with Stefan Grüner an art director of Lambs & Lions design agency), architect Vana Pernariv, interior designer Annabell Kutucu, and photography Georg Roske.

Marilyne: I’ve been working on commercial projects lately and came across this reception area. Karina Eibatova, artist from Austria, was asked to create a large scale drawing for the tile in this hotel in Grece. I’m loving the tropical vibe lately, I must be excited for summer!


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Design: Sarah Davidson

Eve: Australian designer Sarah Davidson strikes the perfect balance of old and new with this relaxed modern dining room. My favourite elements in this space have to be those caned dining chairs which mix medium tone wood with my current design crush – cane webbing – on the seat and back. We’re seeing a lot of natural materials like cane, wicker and rattan in furniture lately and I just love the warmth and texture it brings to a design.


Design and build: M House Development 

That hood range just stopped me in my tracks! The sliding windows are really interesting as well!

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Monday Inspiration 02.26.18


Design: Simply Inviting Design

Grace: Every designer has a dream material, and mine is red brick pavers for an interior space. I love how much warmth, texture, and interest they add – and they just get better with age. (Im)patiently waiting for the perfect project to use these bad boys…

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Source: Bobby Clark

Marilyne: My favourite thing about Instagram is discovering creative people around the globe. Bobby Clark is an artist located in Melbourne, AU and she creates these inspiring prints, minimal yet bold!

Design: Nicole Holiss

Sacha: I’m really digging steel and glass shelves in kitchens lately and this particular shot stopped me in my tracks!

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The Dylan, Amsterdam

Here is a renovated boutique style hotel in Amsterdam. I love all the different layers and textures they’ve added in the space. Metallic leather headboard, velvet accent chair, marble, wood, linen make it feel sophisticated, yet cozy. The high ceiling helps to create added visual space, so it seems bigger than it is.  I find modern boutique hotels intriguing. Not knowing what your room will look like is so much more exciting, like opening a present!

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String art

String art is a trendy new way to create your own personalized art. Here the’ve used it to design a tree and add pics of birds. You could make geometric shapes, plants, animals, large or small, do what you will with it, just do it ! (To make it look like framed art paint a dark square or rectangle on the wall and use light string inside it.)

Map art

This is so cool. Love the idea of using sections of a map in frames, to create art and a focal point on the wall.  The white backdrop really allows it to stand out and the black is the perfect contrast, classic. You could also use a favourite picture or poster blown up and sectioned off. Let your creativity fly and make it personal or inspired.