The Right White

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There isn’t just one white that’s right for everything, but there’s a white that’s right for you,’ says Kimberley Seldon.

Kimberley used Ballet White OC-9 for this bookcase, but here are 5 other Benjamin Moore colours she loves:

Paper Mache AF-25
Cloud White OC-130
Chantilly Lace OC-65
Floral White OC-29
Ice Milk CSP-1025
Decorators White CC-20

Teal Tone Inspired

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We’ve picked Benjamin Moore’s Teal Tone 663 for our Aug/Sep issue. We’d love to see this in a dining or powder room. Where would you paint this colour in your home?

Nothing Shady about Ombre

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Nothing shady about this trend, says style setter, Christine DaCosta. Ombre, a French term meaning ‘shade’ is reaching a home decor peak in fabrics, area carpets, accessories and furniture.

Read the entire article ‘What’s Trending – Ombre’ in Issue 9 of Dabble.

 

Rustic Red

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These pin-worthy images found on Pinterest are inspiration for the weekend ahead. Happy Canada Day (and July 4th)!

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Kitchen image pinned from houzz.com.
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Table setting pinned from MarthaStewartWedding.com.
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Plate image pinned from rwoodstudio.com.
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Kitchen image pinned from maggiehigh.blogspot.ca.

Everything’s Coming Up Roses and Butterflies

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If you’re a believer that bigger is better, than you’re going to love these fabulous wallpapers from Phyllis Morris’ Circa Collection in Los Angeles. They are designed by the owner, Jamie Adler, and are truly unique. They are not for the feint of heart when it comes to interior design; the impact they have on a room is truly amazing.

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The first pattern I fell in love with is called ‘Hollywood Garden.’ It has large, beautiful roses superimposed over a gate-like background that is truly stunning. The roses look as if they’re floating on the walls.

The other wallpaper I adore is called ‘Jamie Adler Butterflies’ and it is chock-a-full of the most beautiful monarchs you will ever lay your eyes on. The background comes in either silver or gold, which adds a bit of a retro 70’s touch to the design.

This piece was written by Interior Designer and guest blogger Gail Shields-Miller. To read more from Gail, visit Dezignlicious

The Colours of India

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The streets of India are buzzing with vehicles, markets and people. Although they might be difficult to walk through, the animals graze peacefully within the folly.

Dabble finds inspiration through Marjorie Choiniere‘s photography.

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To read another Infusion, check out Infusion, Issue 2 May/June 2011.

To read more about India, check out Magical Mystery Tour: India, Issue 2 May/June 2011.

The Winds are Changing

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There is no doubt about it…the cold air is blowing and it’s time to add some seasonal touches to your living space. Grab a scarf and let fall be a walk in the park.

Dabble finds inspiration through Michael Dizon‘s photography.

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To see more of Victoria’s fall infusion and more of Michael Dizon’s photography, check out Infusion, Issue 4 Sep/Oct 2011.

Read the entire article ‘Infusion – Michael Dave Dizon’ in Issue 4 of Dabble.

 

Transparency

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Love this post on the elegance of transparent design on ABC Home’s site, Reveal.

Transparent design exudes an indefinable, ethereal glow.

Why? Most certainly, crystalline elements–whether lighting, furniture, or accessories–lend a halcyon cool to any space. Providing a sense of calm, a hushed serenity, a bit of mystery. They are undeniably expressive pieces of design.

Yet perhaps this intangible something is best attributed to the fact that these pieces offer a new perspective. For example, light and shadow interact differently when filtered through a clear glass orb than a cloth shade; peer through a transparent stool and you’ll see the room transform. Rather than blending into a space, they quietly enhance and illuminate their surroundings.

Luckily, there are variety of ways to explore this surprisingly versatile aesthetic: from centuries-refined Italian glasswork to forward-thinking clear polycarbonate dining chairs. We love that transparency is both timeless and modern, easy to incorporate yet entirely distinctive.

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(1) cobble hill brady side table; (2) kartell stool (crystal); (3) agus*modern acrylic I-beam table; (4) kartell charles ghost stool (crystal) (5) kartell louis ghost chair (crystal); (6) scope dining table

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(7) tom dixon pressed glass pendants; (8) clear glass egg lamp; (9) fizz cone pendant (clear); (10) fizz orb pendant (clear); (11) kartell moon bowl; (12) conran shop block lamp; (13) glass drop table lamp; (14) vintage turkish glass vessel; (15) murano glass mirror with easel

Summer Sailing

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The sails are down and the anchor is in…could this summer day be more perfect? Take an afternoon off and flow with the tide…Dabble finds inspiration through Karen Merk‘s photography.

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Read the entire article ‘Infusion – David Wickemeyer’ in Issue 3 of Dabble.

Black and White Inspiration

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Showcasing 35 fabulous black and white contemporary interiors, Freshome pays tribute to this unique combination. For those of you considering designing your space in black and white, here’s your inspiration. We selected 4 of our favourites from their list.

From lacquered furniture to original-shaped decorating elements, these decors are sure to surprise and trigger the creativity of the viewer. Enjoy the refinement and elegance exuded by the black and white interiors below.

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ABOVE: Add touch of bold to a simple palette.

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ABOVE: A strict black and white bedroom.

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ABOVE: A minimalist space.

For more inspiring black and white design, visit freshome.com.

Infuse Yourself into Spring

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Spring forward. The warm weather is just around the corner, but there are still a few rainy days ahead, so don’t put your boots away just yet. Dabble finds design inspiration through this photo by Simon Burn.

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