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Top Tips for a Spring Tablescape

Spring has sprung and what better way to welcome this glorious (and oh-so pretty) season with a happy and playful spring brunch (or maybe lunch or dinner)! I had the pleasure of styling this spring tablescape at the Trenton location in the most welcoming spot, next to the stunning stone fireplace which greets customers when they first walk up to the showroom floor. We selected the beautiful Kingston dining table which boasts fabulous curves and exquisite detail and that can be dressed up or down, which is such a bonus (seriously, the legs on this piece are amazing). I love that the table can easily sit up to 8 people comfortably and the fact that it has a butterfly insert, which allows you to customize the length to your preference. The chairs are absolute knock outs with their “x” Now if your budget allows for it and you have the space, definitely consider going for a sideboard. I especially love how the Kingston sideboard has a dedicated space for bottles of wine and that is has both drawers and cupboards, which provide ample storage. It’s also the perfect spot to place your dessert while your guests enjoy the first course! When planning your Read more

DIY Framed Agate

Nothing says "we don't really live here" like bare walls - that's why art is one of the most vital things needed to make a house into a home. Covering large walls, however, can be daunting and expensive, so it's understandable that it gets put on the back burner. I'm here to tell you that covering that large, bare wall is possible, and you can do it on a major budget, too! Agate is having a bit of a moment, and it's lovely to see it in coasters, but the stone is so beautiful that framing it as artwork is a no brainer. Here's how I created these framed agate pieces. Materials agate wind chime (or you could use pieces meant for coasters) 4-6 frames gold foil marker E6000 glue white foam board Step 1 If you're using a wind-chime like me (I got this one at HomeSense, by the way), you'll need to take it apart first. Step 2 Using a gold foil marker, colour in the rough edges of your agate pieces. Don't worry about getting every single little nook and cranny filled in - this is just to add a little tough of glimmer to the stone pieces. Step 3 Get some white foam board and cut to size for your frames Read more