Friday, March 14, 2014

Color Inspirations ~ Jessica Waks + Mr. Bazaar

Hello Friday! After yet another stormy day + extreme cold alert in Toronto, I am craving for sunshine, warmth, and bright colours more than ever.  This winter has been way tooooo long!  While I can't control what's happening to our climate outside, I am getting my fix thanks to the April Issue of Style at Home magazine!

image via Style at Home
This April Issue is all about fresh spring style and how to use colour with confidence.  Last week I've shared with you the foyer + open concept kitchen/ eat-in / living space in Jessica Waks' new colourful home.  Today, we will continue our tour to the formal living room and dining room on the main floor.  A crisp black and white palette in the living room is bold and contemporary: the perfect juxtaposition against all the classic, traditional elements such as the wall panels, the herringbone floor, and the beautiful fireplace tone.  

To warm up the palette, Jessica injected gold accents though out the space.  And no room is completed without shots of vibrant colours in Jessica's home.  In the living room, this soothing, yet bright fuchsia adds personality and a sense of whimsy to the space.  The single shot of mint at the mirror also caught my eyes.  It complements the black and white with gold + fuchsia beautifully and it is the perfect link between living room and the dining room.

image via Style at Home
I DIED over shimmery ceiling! While most people keep their ceiling in basic white, Jessica is not "most people".  She did not just paint it; she added gold leaf to the entire ceiling in the dining room!  The hand painted wallpaper by Griffin and Wong reminded me of the sensational bedroom by Mary McDonald.  #GORGEOUS!!

Dining room is often used during the evening, so why not embrace the occasion and accentuate the space with classic gold + crystal chandelier and sconces, furniture in rich walnut (I died over the server), and a delicious shade of plum!

Thanks Jessica for sharing your beautiful home and your behind-the-scenes wisdoms with us!!

image via Style at Home
Now lets travel across the Atlantic and say hello to my buddy Mr. Bazaar of Bright Bazaar.  Today = Happy Birthday to this funny, bright, and extremely talented young man.  At 27 years of age, Will has accomplished tremendous success in the interior design scenes and after half a decade of blogging, Bright Bazaar is named #1 interior design blog many times by reputable publications.  

Congrats on all your successes and Happy Birthday Mr!

images via Bright Bazaar / Pinterest
Will's book, Bright Bazaar: Embracing Colour for Make-You-Smile Style, is set to hit the shelves at the end of April.  The North America edition is available to pre-order at and here is a sneak peek into three chapters of the book.
images via Bright Bazaar
To celebrate his birthday and 5 years of blogging, Mr. Bazaar is hosting a giveaway of 10 signed copies of his book.  Be sure to check it out

images via Bright Bazaar
Oops … it's time for me to jet to work.  #TGIF and have a fabulous weekend friends!

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