Décor, Holiday | Fête

Last Christmas in our current place

For the last 7.5 years, we’ve been living in this Art-Deco era apartment in Midtown Toronto and I feel like I’ve adopted more of a grown-up decoration style over the years. In early 2022, we’ll be moving to a bigger place (in the building next door!). Although I don’t do a lot of decorations for Christmas, I thought I would post what our little Christmas décor looks like this year in our home.



Since we don’t have a Christmas tree, we tuck the gifts (stacked on a picnic basket) in a corner of our dining room
I wish I could keep those real Magnolia leaves on my dining table all-year long
Our mini (mini)-bar area
Because a Rosemary Tree and Stem and Leaf clementines scream the holidays so much
Added a bit of greenery in the Entry too!
Décor, Shopping

Condo with Personality

Here in Toronto, like in many big urban centers, the city is filled (and continues to fill up) with high-rise condo apartments that often look sterile and have little to no personality at all. This 800 square feet Long Island City, Queens NY apartment of interior designer Alvin Wayne really caught my eyes and it made it easy to visualize how we can transform those cookie-cutter condo apartments into a stylish and unique home. Loving the colours, furniture, mix of textures and the fact it looks super livable and not pretentious at all.

Here are pictures of the tour as well as some product resources and inspirations.

The majority of the pictures are from Clever but I also lifted pics from Alvin’s website as well as a previous tour on Apartment Therapy.



“The furniture almost tricks the eye into thinking that the space is much taller and the views are somehow even closer....
The sofa chairs coffee table and barstools are all from CB2. “I love that nod to midcentury modern and I love the...
“I didnt have to do much in the kitchen besides change out the overhead light fixture” he says which is from Y Lighting....
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“I wanted the bedroom to be moodier than the rest of the apartment” Alvin says. He paired a coat of Behrs Broadway with...
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The mirror and wallpaper are both from CB2. “I like that theres still a sense of style and purpose here even in a small...

Décor, Fashion, Gift Guide, Guide Cadeaux, Holiday | Fête, Shopping

Gift ideas for those who like to Cozy up at Home – Idées cadeaux pour les fanas du cocooning

Even though it’s super great to be able to go out again, there is really nothing like being home. Here are some gift ideas for those who like to cozy up at home.


Même si c’est super sympa d’être capable de sortir à nouveau, rien ne bat être à la maison. Voici quelques idées cadeaux pour les fanas du cocooning.

Au plaisir!

Décor, Gift Guide, Guide Cadeaux, Holiday | Fête

Design Ideas for the Design Loving Gourmets – Idées cadeaux pour les gourmets fans de la déco

Because it’s possible to cook in style, here are some stylish gift ideas for the design loving gourmets in your life.




Puisque c’est possible de cuisiner avec style, voici quelques idées de cadeaux design pour les gourmets fans de la déco présents dans votre vie.

Au plaisir!



West Village Beauty | Beauté du West Village

Real Estate alert! American interior designer Steven Gambrel is selling his absolutely stunning West Village townhouse in New York city. I bought his book few years ago and it’s always stayed on my coffee table since. I must say I’m a fan of his style – masculine but not too much, amazing combinations of colours in a tasteful way and chic but not stodgy.

For those interested to make an offer, the ask price is just below US $9M. Otherwise, enjoy the pics!



Alerte immobilière! Le desginer d’intérieur Steven Gambrel a mis en vente sa maison de ville du West Village à New York. J’ai acheté son livre il y quelques années et il repose sur ma table à café depuis. Je dois avouer que je suis fana de son style – masculin mais pas trop, incroyables combinaisons de couleurs avec goût, et chic mais pas coincé.

Pour ceux intéressés à faie une offre, le prix demandé est juste un peu moins de 9M$ US. Sinon, rincez-vous l’oeil avec les photos!

Au plaisir,


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photos: www.68mortonstreet.com