Cluttered Fridge Doors

Growing up, my family fridge door was never bare. It was covered in my art work, magnets from our vacations, small poems my mom clipped out of the paper, party invitations, papers we got a good mark on. I loved it like that... Which is why I love the following image from Amy & Erich Mcvey's kitchen so much:
via design*sponge
The fact that the exposed parts are pink only adds to it's charm.
Of course, If you've spent a lot of money on a gorgeous top of the line appliance, you probably don't want to cover it up. But if your fridge is say...less than attractive, isn't this a great idea?

And today one of my dear blogging friends Elizabeth from Little Black Door is sharing her nursery ideas over at the party. You don't want to miss it!


Thinking about Pom Pom Curtains

So in my rental I still have not put up curtains. Truthfully, I'm not sure if I ever will...I plan to but between my budget and my busy schedule it hasn't been number one on my to-do list.
The only real downside (other than the room not being fully decorated) is that my blinds let in a lot of light super early in the morning.  Which has me thinking if I were to get curtains...what would I get?

And for me the obvious answer is pom pom curtains. They are so fun and if a girl can't rock some pom pom curtains when she's living alone then when can she really? The first time I saw pom pom curtains is when Sarah Richardson did them for a blue and orange nursery, in fact, I most often see them in nurseries now. But trust me when I say that they can be used in the most grown up spaces as well. I'll prove it!:
brittanyMakes via Sadie and Stella
^ I adore Brittany's eclectic living room. The gold fame has my heart. Obviously so do the curtains.
via 6th Street Design School
^ My girl Elizabeth rocked them out in her living room and trust me when I say that woman can do no wrong.

^ The pom poms actually add sophistication to this canopy. Who knew something so fun could look so sharp?

^Is this not the happiest kitchen you've ever seen? The pom poms look like confetti! Perfect for any baker.
^ A bright happy space deserves bright happy curtain trim. duh.

So what do you guys think? Only for nurseries or for any room in the house. For me, it's that perfect little bit of unexpected quirk that every room needs. Oh yeah and POM POMS, just in case I didn't say it enough in this post. It is fun to say...


Watercolor Wednesdays: Glamorous Desk Vignette

Today's watercolor is inspired by one of my favourite images that I've seen floating around the internet lately. It feels so glamorous and layered and sophisticated and collected.
Does anybody know the original source?

Happy Wednesday!


Living Room Paint: Masculine and Feminine

I'm pretty color shy when it comes to walls. I love white walls because it feels crisp, light, and allows your other pieces to really pop and take center stage. But there are two bold colours that I would gladly paint a living room..and they couldn't be more opposite!

Masculine: Navy
 If white is a crisp neutral, navy is it's moody counterpart, instantly cozying up the space. I Like it when the trim is painted out as well. The high gloss factor in the picture above is making me very happy.

Feminine: Pale Pink
via Style at Home
 We are talking VERY pale here people. Christine Dovey does it perfectly in her living room above. It is delicate without being in your face girly, and compliments her treasures so well.

Would you do navy or pale pink? Or neither! xo


Tiffany & Co. Reception - Completed Project

A couple of weeks ago I shared some sneak peek shots of the Tiffany & Co. reception area that I designed for a school project, but it was all crinkled and the pictures were horrible quality.Today I wanted to show you the completed project, including my presentation boards, floor plan, elevations and perspective drawing! It looks so much smoother now that it is glued down.
I wanted to create a sense of classic luxury and refined style that reflected the company's long history in the jewelry business. It was a fun to render in all the architectural detailing. The design was inspired by the exterior of the Tiffany's in Soho:
via Architectural Digest
And my best friend Laura gifted me this sweet little print, which I think ties in just so perfectly with today's post:
I love it!
Lastly, don't forget to hop on over and check out this weeks nursery at the Baby Blog Party! Have a great weekend xo.


Kantha Throws from Dignify

We all know that anything that adds a tribal or global flare to decor is right on trend right now.
This includes Kantha throws, which are made from saris and sewn together using a traditional kantha stitch.
 I was recently contacted by the owner of Dignify, and after checking out the site, instantly fell in love with their gorgeous selection of Kanthas, all made from 6 layers of vintage saris!

The thing I love about Dignify (even more than the fabulous throws and other home accessories) is the company's mission is to provide dignity and livelihood for the creators of the products.
Dignify was sweet enough to send me a beautiful little sample of one of their Kantha throws.
It is so soft and lovely! In the package was a powerful and moving story about one of the kantha craftswoman in Bangladesh, who has struggled through physical abuse, sexual abuse, and poverty while trying to support her son before being embraced by the Dignify community.
So if you happen to be in the market for a Kantha throw, I highly recommend Dignify
This is not a sponsored post, just something I believe in!


Watercolor Wednesdays: Inspired by The Perfectly Imperfect Home

I'm bringing back Watercolor Wednesdays for two reasons:
1. To bring you guys original content
2. To keep my sanity

There's something so therapeutic about painting and lately I haven't been making the time in my busy schedule to sit down and relax. Now is the time. Ahh, the art of imitation. You know that movie, Julie and Julia? Where Julie tries to cook her way through Julia Child's cookbook and then blogs about it? Yeah well this week I'm pulling a Julie and Julia as I attempted to practice my work by reproducing some paintings by Virginia Johnson in one of my favourite coffee table books, 'The Perfectly Imperfect Home':
 ^ Left: Virginia Johnson / Right: Tiffany Leigh
^ Top: Virginia Johnson / Bottom: Tiffany Leigh
^ Top: Virgina Johnson / Bottom: Tiffany Leigh

The reality is I'm nowhere as dedicated as little miss Julie, and won't be painting my way through the whole book, but this was a fun experiment to get back in the swing of things.
From now on, each Wednesday, I am going to paint my interpretation of a photo of a room!
Can't wait to share with y'all. Also, these are the first photos from my new camera. Even though I have no clue what I'm doing, it really does take beautiful shots!


Needing.Wanting.Loving: Sequin Pants

 It's Victoria Day here in Canada and holidays always get me thinking about party pants...I know I'm not the only one.
I need a pair of sequin pants and I need them NOW. How bratty of me, no? I have the most perfect event for them this weekend! Plus I would totally wear them to see The Great Gatsby. I feel like that's the kind of movie you gotta get glammed up I right?
via the glitter guide
via Kayture

I'm really loving the gold and silver options. Oh and true story...until I was 14 I actually thought it was called a 'sequaine'. Good one Tiff.
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend/ Happy May 2-4 to all my Canadian followers!


Moody Home Libraries

I adore books. I told you about my coffee table book collection here, but I also love literature. I graduated from the University of Guelph with a degree in Honours English before deciding to pursue and education in Interior Design and can honestly say that reading is one of my most beloved past times. While I enjoy a good fluffy book now and again, my heart truly lies in the classics. Wuthering Heights, The Great Gatsby, The Picture of Dorian Gray, my list of favourites goes on and on (as does my list of Bucket List Books). I dream of owning a home one day that can house my collection. I amassed quite a few books while studying at Guelph, and want to add so many more!

I dream of a moody, library-dining room combo. It's on my dream house wishlist.
via Nate Berkus
So lovely, no? There's something about the smell of books, old and new, and about the feel of dog-eared pages that just melts my heart.

Just a reminder that it's Friday which means it's time for another installment of the Baby Blog Party!
Today's host is Katherine of Rhymes with Smile! Click the link below!

ps. I PROMISE to get back to more regular posting next week! I'll admit I have too much on my plate at the moment between school full time, a 25+ hour a week part time job, the blog, etc. etc.
But I miss you -  you guys keep me sane. Love you all, have a great weekend!


My First Bloggy Date

Yesterday was a great day. I met a blogging friend in real life for the first time! It was so lovely to meet up with Laura of Gracefully Searching for lunch downtown Toronto. We'd been planning to meet for awhile, and she was even sweeter in person than I could have imagined.  
 ^Our lunch spread. Delicious!

Before this meet up, I had never actually met anybody in 'real life' who blogs, so it was so refreshing to sit down and be able to talk openly and honestly about both the frustrations and joys of blogging to someone who gets it.
And I completely trust her opinion because well...just look at her space!:
 I mean between the white walls, bamboo chairs and foo dogs, I could just move right in. I can see the start of a long term friendship, and that makes me so happy.
Go check out her blog here and show her some lovin!

Have you ever met up with any blogging friends?