where’s the restroom?

….iiiiiiiiiiit’s “spacial esthetic saturday”!!!! yeah, and i pretty much have sucked on the follow through. truth is, i find it hard to blog on saturdays as typically i work and then go out afterwards. today i lucked out with the day off, sunshine AND warm weather so i’m sitting in my favorite place ever (my parents sun room) fulfilling my blogging duties.

recently i’m pretty obsessed with anything rustic/modern. i don’t want total rusticism*, as if i’m literally in a shack in the creepy old woods, but rustic/pretty.

love that colours are trending again….

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a bit dark for my taste, but romantically so…

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last but certainly not least, here are two views of the bathroom i’m in double love with:

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Enjoy the ideas (that I cannot take credit for) and enjoy your saturday!

*rusticism: basically i like to create my own “isms”.

pinterest & spatial aesthetic saturdays meet

PINTEREST???  how very pinteresting”, i said. “what is this strange pin board like website?” i don’t even know where/how i stumbled upon it but it’s probably my new favorite. instead of trying to drag and save photos of the things i love onto my computer, i now have an online pin board where i can save anything under literally any category and share it with a billion other people! it’s genius! out with the facebook – in with the pinterest!

saturdays around here are supposedly dedicated to spatial aesthetics only i seldom blog on the weekend. oops! i keep forgetting that i can work on it throughout the week and then post on a saturday. i’ll have to be smarter about that from now on. fingers crossed.

i’ve been noticing lately that my eye is drawn to spaces which are flooded with natural light along with tons of white and natural coloured tones. i used to find white responsible for creating a grossly sterile environment. i suppose if it’s paired with a hospital bed and stainless steel that would be the case. white is fabulous if you know how to use it.

check out some of my faves VIA my pinterest account:


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but. . . could you live in this?

homes are expensive. yes, i get it. i would love to own a house, but alas i am confined to apartment living for now. i am fortunate to live in one of the most affordable cities in Canada re: owning a house – still that dream is somewhere in the distant future.

but. . . my boyfriend told me about the how the idea of building homes out of shipping containers. it has become quite popular and for good reasons: they’re rot and mold proof, structurally stable, fairly easy and quick to contruct as well as being extremely – duh duh na naaaaaaa – AFFORDABLE!

check it out: this house was built in Quebec for $175, 000! there is very informative article featuring this very house and the growing popularity of building shipping container homes. check that out and more pictures of this house on the LOW IMPACT LIVING website HERE.


i love love love this! i’m sure it’s obvious what my home building plans are 😉 plus – what a fantastic way to recycle!

here are some more:

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spatial aesthetics saturdays #1

the dark cloud is lurking overhead. i feel it waiting for me to make the first move. it won’t float away anytime soon so long as i remain paralyzed by the long list of things i want to be “when i grow up”.

wait a minute… i am grown up. shoot.

anyways, on this long list of things i’d like to do is interior design. though this may not end up to be the career choice i make, i still love picking out and playing with colours and furniture, home accents, lighting, etc. every once in a while i’ll pick up the style at home magazine and wish that i was very rich and could afford, (well actually – come to think of it – an actual house!) everything in it. for now i remain in my delusions of grandeur.

my most favorite home decor store here in Winnipeg is URBAN BARN. i actually was hired on there a couple years back and though i really wanted to accept, i needed more money and the job i’m at now doesn’t work around anyone’s schedule making it pretty much impossible to hold down two jobs. some people manage to do it, and to those people i say “CLAP CLAP CLAP…no thank you”.

I recently bought these two cushions at Urban Barn:

i plan to get a third one, possibly in purple and a different style. we’ll see what my bank account says about that.

here are some living rooms i love. photos are all courtesy of DECOR PAD:

Melanie Acevado Photography via Domino Mag


Tamara Kay-Honey ~ House of Honey via Rue Mag

Emily Henderson, from HGTV’s Secrets from a Stylist

Cheryl Tague Interior Design

i don’t know about you, but i see a re-occurring theme here. lots of natural light is definitely top of the list for me followed by lots of different patterns and accent colours. i’m not a “matchy-matchy” kind of gal. i also don’t like rooms that feel too serious. in my opinion, a room to be merely looked at and praised for it’s style is a waste! a gorgeous room should also be one that you can experience, touch and enjoy. i really dig the white fluffy accents. it makes me just want to curl up for the afternoon with green tea, a good book and my sweet pup, pax.