Friday, April 20, 2012

New Project , Townhouse in Burnaby, part two

I promised to post more pictures of the Townhouse i finished decorating (click here  to view the master bedroom).

My client wanted his biggest room to be turned into a theatre room, he receives his friends every week to watch movies and play games. He fell in love with those black leather recliners, they are so comfy.

The top of the coffee table is actually a computer screen and the pillows can be used as a support for laptops (did I already mention how tekky my client is??)

We then turned what was supposed to be his dining room into a family room:

We still managed to get a decent space for the dining room though. When I came for the photo shoot, I discovered that the beautiful plant I had chosen for the corner had died,  I found a quick replacement for it in the basement but it is definitely less pretty :(

My client is very family oriented, he wanted pictures of his family everywhere, he said he wanted to feel at "home". 

I hope you all have a great weekend!

xoxo Nour

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Baby Shower Favors

I know it is not really related to Interior Design, but I wanted to share with you one of my hobbies. It started when I had a baby shower for my son Youssef in Montreal, I did not know where to find pretty favors, so I decided to make them myself. I worked hard with my wonderful mother in law, and I was pleased with the results :) .  I made the tree out of simple branches that I got from a store and we spent two evenings decorating chocolate bars.

After seeing them , my good friend Balsam asked me if I could help her with the favors of her own baby shower, I will admit I felt more pressure because this time I wasn't making them for myself, and I did not want to disappoint her. But I enjoyed making them and being creative! She had a cute baby boy, so i chose blue, creme and white ribbons for the chocolate boxes and I made matching bows to the tiny blue baby shoes.

Last week, I got to be creative again, but this time for a baby girl! Baby Jana had a purple theme, I wanted to try something less traditional, and it ended up being not too bad :)

What do you think of baby Jana's favors? Do you have good tips on how to make favors that you would like to share?

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Palette du Jour

This is my new happy color palette, I named it "Bali".
I love this picture, I think the smile and the look in the eyes of that lady can brighten up any heart.

Here is my pick of the Benjamin Moore colours (from left to right) and few examples of rooms influenced by the same palette.

Autumn Purple     2073-20
Summer Plum       2074-20
Victorian Mauve    2114-50
Ash Blue              2057-40
Deep Ocean         2058-30





If you want to see more of my Pallet du Jour, click here and here.

I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine!

xo Nour

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Mirror, mirror...

Mirrors are definitely one of the most visually interesting accessories in a room. They can be a great focal point and magnify the size of any room instantly. Mirrors have come such a long way in terms of shape and style, round, rectangular, lacquer or metal, they can be as beautiful as practical.

Here are five of my top picks, which one is your favourite?

1- "The Ribbon", by Christopher Guy:

2-  "The Coco Mirror ", by Made Goods:

3- "The Intricate Fantasy":


4- "The Driftwood ", by Crate and Barel:

5-  "Diamond", by Christopher Guy:

Sunday, April 08, 2012

New Project , Townhouse in Burnaby

 I mentioned the other day that I just finished decorating my client's townhouse in Burnaby, I can finally start sharing the pictures with you.
I finished editing the Master Bedroom's pictures so I will start with them.

My client is single and he is young so I kept lines clean and simple, and chose fresh colours for his room.

I love glass lamps, I think they give such an airy look. The bedding and the art wall are from Urban Barn.

My client is super geeky (he designs apps for Apple) but I only allowed one screen in that room! Don't you love those cute flower paintings?

And here is the master Bathroom, it is a bit too matchy matchy for my taste but he liked the whole set.

I will share more pictures oh the house soon, until then, have a great weekend and Happy Easter!

xo Nour

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Shopping trip!

One of the services I offer to clients, is a whole day shopping. We stroll around to find furniture and accessories that will make their home special and beautiful.
But have you ever wondered how does my car look like after a long day of shopping?
My client AJ took video of it, and let me tell you, it was a challenge to drive back home!
By the way, this project is finished and I can't wait to share pictures with you soon.